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Making Money Online Without a Job: This is Where to Start

August 3rd, 2007 by rosie · 10 Comments


This is an entrepreneur’s blog, more than anything else. It’s a self-employment blog and it’s meant to show you how to make money for yourself. Hence the name: DIY means “do it yourself”. So what’s more DIY than sittin’ at home and checking your PayPal account to see how much money is rolling in? And when you’re ready, maybe leaving the house to go see a movie? And when you get back, working on one of your many sources of income – none of which is a job? That would be awesome, right? It’s the closest thing you can probably get to “money for nothin’ and the chicks for free”. But it does take some time and some work and some knowledge.

I think I’ve done an okay job of laying out many of the pieces of this magical formula for you over the last few months. But maybe not. Maybe I assume too many things. Or maybe there are things I didn’t know myself, so I couldn’t write about something essential to learning to make money online.

Well the other day I came across a really good post on another blog that I think encapsulates most of the major ways to make money online. Now I normally don’t give homework, but right now I’m assigning you a short homework assignment: read this post.

Whether you are new to internet marketing or if you’re a veteran you’ll appreciate the amount of knowledge this guy will drop on you. His post won’t turn you into a money-making pimp as I illustrated a few posts back but it will probably fill in a lot of blanks for things you might not have known before. Enjoy.

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    10 Comments

    Comment by CyberCelt
    2007-08-03 23:13:02

    Your methods of getting backlinks is called black hat SEO and is not appreciated by bloggers who have to spend time deleting the comments you leave.

    Your methods are just one reason that more and more bloggers are putting the do-follow tags back on their blogs.

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    Comment by shawn
    2007-08-04 01:31:23

    Commenting on other people’s blogs isn’t exactly blackhat. Automating comments on other people’s blogs would be blackhat, though.

    The no-follow tag doesn’t do much, anyway. I personally don’t care if someone has “no-follow” or not – I leave comments wherever I see a related post regardless. That’s one way I get 1)backlinks and 2)more readers.

    As far as spam, I get tons of it. Most of it is from Russian viagra spammers. Guess what I do? I use Akismet (yay!) and pretty much ignore it. But I don’t really think other bloggers leaving relevant comments is annoying. I guess you do.

    But where do ya draw the line? How do you determine if a comment is spam or isn’t when the comment is relevant to your post?

    Here’s some good advice for you: just chill out.

     
     
    Comment by SELBOY
    2007-08-08 10:50:29

    determining a comment as spam depends on the blogger behind the blog. I can say that a comment is spam but other consider it as not. So, spam can be determined by the comment policies you set up on your blog.

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    Comment by Barry
    2007-08-09 20:07:18

    Thanks for the helpful information. It’s definitely not black hat to leave comments on blogs. If the comment is intelligent to to the post then it makes no difference. It’s not spamming if your contributing to the person’s article.

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    Comment by Matt
    2007-08-17 13:04:40

    This is a real dilemma. Seems to me that spam is in the eye of the, er, blog-holder. (Unless of course you’re talking real, undeniable robot-created spam…)

    I would say that every commenter has some degree of self-interest (just as every blogger does).

    I’d say, if it’s not outright trolling and the commenter has something thoughtful to say, I’d welcome it. (At the moment my problem is lack of comments, not excess of them, BTW!)

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    Comment by shawn
    2007-08-17 22:32:20

    …and MOST people have the problem of not enough comments – so that’s why it’s not necessarily a “bad” thing when people post a comment with less than pure motives. It can make your blog look like some action is happening and people are actually reading it. And that will bring in more commenters, possibly. All in all, it’s not that big of a deal when it happens and certain people shouldn’t get bent outta shape. :)

     
     
    Comment by Wally
    2007-08-18 19:27:02

    That was a really good post you linked to. I particularly enjoyed analysis and rough numbers he gave out for community building. Although it seems obvious in hindsight, I’ve always wondered roughly how many core/active users I’d need to allow a site to be self-sustaining.

    His proposal of 200 core users seems to be about right. Now the problem is how do I go about getting that 200 users.

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    Comment by Rosie
    2007-08-19 00:18:43

    That’s always the problem: getting things established to a level at which it gains momentum and can (to some extent) sustain itself. Community websites are some of the more difficult things to successfully establish and sustain. Forums and the like can be hard to get off the ground. But he’s right: once you’ve got some people who are a part of the community it snowballs from there.

     
     
    Comment by E.Umana
    2008-08-17 18:58:36

    The post link you gave is food for thought, however I don’t if I would agree with everything he advises especially on community sites.

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    Comment by gables estates
    2011-09-26 07:14:57

    There are dozens of ways to make money online and the best thing is one can even start earning without investing but with scams on the rise one has to research a lot before giving into these schemes or programs. Its important to choose the right sites and work for the genuine ones.

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