I, like many webmasters who had some early success, (not that there are many of them, but many as in a lot of us who had success early) have spent years and years working away on making money online. Toiling away to strike it rich. While we are living the dream of many beginner MMOers, we’ve been growing our knowledge, learning better methods, reading everything, and building better sites. Well ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession to make. I’ve gotten worse at MMO. I’ve gotten stupider pretty much every day since I finally broke the $100/day mark.
I know what you are thinking… “Oh another blog post about how it’s all about ‘writing’… “good content”… “connecting”… blah blah blah joy”. You’re right that I’ve known how to write for a long time, but that’s not it. I like to think I’m a decently smart guy, and maybe it’s good to provide smart useful content, but that’s not it either. It’s certainly not making a ton of facebook friends for any purpose than to pretend that my site is popular and therefore trustworthy to buy off of. No ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about the single most important factor in earning a living online, LINKS.
What I used to do: GET LINKS. From where? Everywhere. I lived and died by the mantra “there’s no such thing as a bad link”. Do you have a money site? Good send it every piece of crap link you can get. Bookmarking demon links? Yup! AMA links? Yup! Duplicate content links? Yep! Forum links? Directory links? No follow links? Do follow links? Yep! Yep! Yep! Yep! I didn’t worry about hiding links, or sending my crappy links through better links (although I have always backlinked my backlinks as much as possible as well). That folks is how my main money site has 45,265 links! That folks is why my main money site made $33,587 in the past year!
Since then I’ve become picky… when I start a new site I send it a few links. Slowly. I worry about the poor little sandbox. I worry what if google sees all these crap links I’m sending and I get flagged. I worry about always sending links through another high quality link. Well guys, NO MORE. I’ve decided from this day forth I will be sending every link I can get right straight at my money sites, and you know what if google finds 50% of them… heck 15% of them… I’ll still be FAR ahead of where I’ll be by treating every one of my sites like it’s a little angel. Consider this my retirement from being a cautious webmaster.
If you want to throw me a solid then send a bunch of links to this site with the anchor “make money online”. The more the merrier.