This post was meant to be a end-of-the-year type post, but I haven’t had time to complete it.
What follows is a list of blog post I consider to be some of the best about making money on the Internet. This includes articles about Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Programs, SEO, Traffic Generation and Making Money Online. Some of them are my own post on this blog, some are from other bloggers. I hope you enjoy them and learn from them!
By far, the most popular post I had in 2007 was my review of the Build A Niche Store program and the follow up post on the PHPBay program. I’m still getting a flood of emails about both of those reviews.
I also showed you how to pick a profitable affiliate program.
Carl Ocab, the 13 year old blogging wizard, took a long hard look at Adsense monetization strategies with his post “A Hardcore Advice On Making Money with Adsense.”
Also in 2007, I showed you how to create a successful affiliate marketing empire with blog networks.
Here are some post and reviews I did on Affiliate Marketing tools.
DoshDosh had a neat article about T-Shirt affiliate marketing. It’s worth checking into even if you don’t sell T-Shirts!
Ian Fernando uses video to demonstrate how to use Excel to help you with keywords. It’s a great tutorial!
Everyone needs a little inspiration, especially when you’re starting out. Linda over at 5 Star Affiliate Programs posted a story about an inner city kid who took $70 and turned it into a 3 Million dollar business. You know, it’s these type of stories I think about when I see or hear someone say “The Good Old Days of the Internet are over, there are no more profitable Niches” or some other lame excuse for not succeeding.
High Performance Affiliate Marketing was a review of the ebook I bought from Jeremy Palmer. If you’ve ever wondered if you could make money with PPC, or wondered if people can make a million dollars a year from Affiliate Marketing, read this ebook and you’ll have your answers. Jeremy takes you step by step and shows you how to make money with Affiliate Marketing and PPC.
Kieron Donoghue wrote an excellent article back in June about how to build a landing page that won’t get banned by Google Adwords. If you’re thinking about jumping into PPC, or have lost your butt trying out PPC and can’t figure out why, give his article a view.
Staying with PPC for a second, Fraser Edwards had a pretty nifty tutorial on how to transfer your Adwords Adverts to Adcenter. This technique saved me some time with my PPC campaigns.
Back in October, Super Affiliate Zac Johnson published his guide “Super Affiliates Guide To PPC Marketing.” It was on par with Jeremy’s ebook on how to make money with PPC. This is a step-by-step guide to getting started with PPC. Zac holds your hand all the way through the process. Very informative and user friendly!
Another Super Affiliate in the PPC world is Amit Mehta. Amit has a two part series “What’s The Secret of Affiliate Success.” These articles really opened my mind up to new ideas and out of the box thinking.
Some Affiliate Marketers are still driving targeted traffic to their websites and converting the traffic into sales with article marketing, even though some “guru’s” claim that it’s dead. Just goes to show you can’t always believe what “gurus” say! I showed you how to start article marketing in this post.
I gave you some tips on building a opt in email list. Some of you told me that this helped you a great deal in building your own list. I’m glad I could help.
We’ve all heard the buzz about viral this and viral that…haven’t you? Well, DailyBlogTips wrote an excellent piece about why viral content is King. And you know what? He has a good point!
Nate Whitehill shared his How-To post about the 5 Types of Blog Post That Generate Traffic. Follow his advice if you want tons of traffic!
Quadszilla at SEOBlackHat showed everyone (by example) of what the perfect link baiting article was when he posted an article “250 Best Movies Made In The Last 30 Years.” He then followed it up later with a post called “3 Link Bait Lessons From a Master Baiter” where he explained the article about the top movies and why it went viral. This is a must read for any of you wanting to perfect your Link Baiting game.
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For some silly reason in 2007, I kept seeing people ask how to get their Adsense Account banned.
I thought the post by Shoemoney about his little arrow trick to increase Adwords CTRwas a joke…until I tried it myself. My CTR did go up! Shoemoney also had a nice article on 5 ways to Make Passive income from your website.
Mark @ 45n5 has some damn good articles on making sites that bring in the Moo Lah! Here’s one article he posted about creating a basic business plan to profit $600 a month from blogs.
Caroline Middlebrook has done a helluva job documenting her journey about making money online. She wrote a very in depth post titled “10 Strategies For Making Money Online.” I think you’ll find this post to be very helpful. A lot of thinking outside the box on this one.
2007 saw eMomsAtHome go from a single blogger, Wendy Piersall, to a multi-blogger platform. Wendy wrote a very good article about the Top 10 Internet Home Based Business’s You Can Start and Run In Your Underwear.
Back in February, Strategic Profits had a series on what’s holding you back. If you’re thinking about getting into affiliate marketing or you’re having a hard time making money at it, go to their site and read up and actually do what they teach!
Andrew Wee caught my attention real quick with his post “Creating Content For Traffic Generation and Profit.” Andrew told us how he finds quality content writers. If any of you are running multiple content sites, then you know what a task this can be!
This list of WordPress Adsense Themesis still one of the most popular post on AffiliateWatcher.Com
This post about which is more profitable in the long run, blogs or traditional websites, has been linked too and blogged about quite a bit.
ProBlogger underwent a face lift, the blog, not Darren…lol In Feburary Darren wrote a timely piece on 11 ways to find new RSS Subscribers.
Ryan Caldwell wrote a post on Performancing about how to sqeeze more income out of your blog. This is an excellent article that will get you to thinking outside the box about ways to increase your income from your websites.
Lorelle @ LorelleOnWordpress threw up a post about resources to find content for your blog. This is one of the most comprehensive list of resources I’ve seen on the ‘Net.
GrayWolf had an excellent series of interviews about local search. He interviewed some of the biggest names in SEO and Search.
Andy Beard wrote a post about the Top SEO linkng mistakes even the Pro’s make. It made me step back a minute and look at my SEO abilities. Thanks Andy!
Over at Entrepreneur’s Journey, Yaro Starak blogged about 80/20 Of Search Engine Marketing. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on SEO. Very well done!
Ades @ adesblog.com showed us how to PROPERLY write a link exchange email. This is very important in your link building efforts for your websites.
Mark @ Digerati Marketing guest posted on Eli’s BluehatSEO site about making money with a video blog. I know this won’t be everyones cup of tea, oh well, for others it will help them with their business of making money online. Enjoy and learn from it even if you don’t use it.
2007 saw Google cracking down on sites that sold paid links. Jim Boykin of WeBuildPages had a great response to all the hoopla that was running rampant around the Internet.
Okay, I do have more bookmarked. I didn’t realize how many post I bookmark! I have to stop here or this post will turn into a War and Peace post.
There is gold in the post above and a lot of it. Study the post and take action if you want to be successful in 2008!
What were some of your favorite ways to make money articles of 2007? Share them with the rest of us!