Who Wants To Make Money Right Now?...Yes, Right NOW!

Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim by Steven Wagenheim Posted: 10/12/2008
Okay, if you're bored, have nothing else to do and want to make some quick
cash without a ton of work, and WITHOUT having to wait for EZA to approve
your article...give this a shot. And the beauty of this little money maker is
that there are so many niches to choose from that nobody will get in another
person's way...not really.

Here it is...step by step. It shouldn't take you longer than an hour...tops.

Step 1 - Go to Google Hot Trends.

Here is the URL:

Google Trends: Oct 12, 2008

You will notice a TON of hot trends there, so there is plenty to choose
from. These are keywords, things and people that are getting mass
searches RIGHT NOW. It will tell you the last time it was updated. Right
now, as I am writing this, it was updated about 50 minutes ago.

Step 2 - This is the part that takes a little research and most of your
hour. Look for items that you can monetize, either through selling a related
affiliate product (preferably Clickbank as it's easy to sign up) or through
Adsense.

You have to use a little imagination for the monetization part. For example,
right now, one of the hot trends is nascar results. Now, a lot of people
into nascar are into stuff like hats and shirts and other memorabilia. You
can monetize this either through Adsense ads that sell this stuff, or, if
you can find an affiliate program that sells this stuff (won't be Clickbank)
you can sell a few items yourself. Take your time on this part of it because
if you don't monetize this carefully, the next steps are going to be for
nothing.

You also want to do a little keyword research for this to make sure you're
not going up against a million sites. The newest hot trends, especially if
they've never been hot before, will have very few competing sites.

These are the ones you can cash in on quickly.

Step 3 - Get a blogger blog and name it something that fits the niche. It
isn't the best choice but waiting for your own domain and hosting will
not get you up and running quickly. So start with a blogger blog and if
you see it's taking off, you can always move everything to your own
domain later.

Step 4 - Write an article on the subject matter and put it on your blog.
If you are selling an affiliate product, make sure you have a link to it at
the end of the article.

Step 5 - Go to sites like Digg and dig your article. Do this with as many
sites as you can.

That's it.

Total time for this whole thing is one hour, more or less.

They don't all come up winners, but I have hit on some big money makers
when I picked JUST the right hot trend.

It's kind of like playing hit and run at the stock market. Yes, it's risky, but
it's the quickest way I've ever seen of making money when it works, which
for me is about 40% of the time.

Like I said, if you've got nothing to do (and that's the key) and you can
blow an hour in your day, or just want to take an hour to have some fun
(yes, this can be a real thrill ride looking to see if your site takes off) then
I don't see the harm.

Are there better ways to make money for your business? Of course there
are, but as I said, this is for when you want to kill some time and still
make a few bucks besides.

My best blog earned me over $500 in one day for a hot trend that lasted
for almost 24 hours. It was a very big news story from about a year ago.

Anyway, thought I'd throw this out there for a Sunday afternoon for those
of you who aren't into football and are tired of BSing with their Aunt
Matilda.
#make #money #nowyes

  • Profile picture of the author Danielle_B
    Danielle_B
    That is sheer craziness.

    I like it.


    ~D, Livin' on the Edge...
  • Profile picture of the author Razvan Rovinaru
    Razvan Rovinaru
    Thanks for sharing, will give this a try

    Actually I've used a variation of this method before, but I chose the PPC way because there usually isn't any competition for hot trends keywords and the bids are low - it converted pretty well, so I'll try the free route too - should be fun.

    Cheers!
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Steven Fullman
    I'm thinking of changing my sig to:

    "Thanks Waggers!"

    ...seems to be all I write these days anyway.

    Steve
  • Profile picture of the author ahuddy
    ahuddy
    Awesome Idea, thanks for sharing with us all!
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Steven Wagenheim
    Originally Posted by Danielle_B View Post

    That is sheer craziness.

    I like it.


    ~D, Livin' on the Edge...
    It's crazy and it's a lot of fun.

    I do it expecting nothing but when it takes off, it's wild to see the money
    start coming in on stuff that, quite honestly, I don't understand what all
    the fuss is about.

    Half the stuff that these people are searching for I don't even know what
    it is and can't for the life of me figure out why they even give a rat's ass.

    But the point is, they do, so why not capitalize on it?
  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    discrat
    thanks Steve for being so selfless in Sharing these great strategies. Most people just keep stuff to themselves for their own Profit.

    This is cool !!
  • Profile picture of the author D.K. Magnus
    D.K. Magnus
    I learn something useful every time you post.

    Thanks.

    Dar
  • Profile picture of the author itblogger
    itblogger
    Thank you for sharing. A great post.
    But that will be better if you give more examples about what you have done with this method.
  • Profile picture of the author Clare Moser
    Clare Moser
    Great Tips Steven. Thanks for sharing!
  • Profile picture of the author websitemoneynow
    websitemoneynow
    great blog , capatalizing on current events and trends is a great way to go
  • Profile picture of the author nichewebstrategies
    nichewebstrategies
    Thanks for the great idea, Steve. Curious though, at what rate does your blog page you setup get indexed in Google so that folks can find you when they do a search for these keywords?

    Is the premise of the idea to use social bookmarking to drive traffic rather than search results?

    You have peaked my interest. Can you elaborate a little more?
  • Profile picture of the author kcgeorge
    kcgeorge
    Thanks Steve, i can't remember not clicking on your threads or posts whenever i see it. You are just one in a million Internet marketers...
  • Profile picture of the author Terry Brazil
    Terry Brazil
    Nice post Steve. I have done some things like this in the past however I did not do to much with digg and social networking sites. Instead I wrote press releases. There are quite a few places that allow you to submit press releases for free some of which will even get you on Google News.

    If you can put yourself in the right frame of mind and think like a reporter you can do rather well. Of course your press releases do not get approved right away and can sometimes take you a day or so.

    A few years back I had a press release that was about Satellite TV For PC Pro and the possible effects that it could have on the cable / satellite industry. It made me thousands in affiliate sales within a week or so.

    The best part about doing press releases or even digg, etc... is that you do not need to write about a hot trend it simply has to be controversial.
  • Profile picture of the author darrenw
    darrenw
    Great info...Your a star sharing this
  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    Dan Grossman
    Or spend the hour developing a real business. Use that research to identify a problem people have where there are no good solutions in the marketplace, and solve that problem.

    Spending your time like this just guarantees you'll always be working 12 hours a day trying to make enough to pay your bills.
  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Dave777
    Thanks Steve for the excellent tips and ideas! Think also about applying Google insights into the idea and in case some haven't heard... First major upgrade ever, Google Blogsearch...
    Google Insights for Search: Competitive Intelligence Analysis | Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik
    Google Blogsearch Relaunches as Techmeme Killer, Across 11 Categories - ReadWriteWeb

    Dave
  • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
    Hamida Harland
    Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

    Or spend the hour developing a real business. Use that research to identify a problem people have where there are no good solutions in the marketplace, and solve that problem.

    Spending your time like this just guarantees you'll always be working 12 hours a day trying to make enough to pay your bills.
    You can use this strategy to add to your existing business as well though. I check Google trends nearly every day and if there happens to be a weight loss trend I write about it on my weight loss blog. My post usually gets indexed within the hour and I get alot of extra traffic, which means I get more subscribers as well as a few sales.
  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    Ricky Parker
    Another idea for what Steve posted.

    Try this also. I've done it time and time again. And it works all the time. I used it over the past 2 weeks and grabbed a shit ton of traffic from people looking for VP debate times. And connected the traffic with a nice converting voting CPA offer.

    Take some time and build up a decent self-hosted WP site. Create one that covers a wide range of topics. Like a "current events" themed site.

    Slowly build links to it and use the usual social linking techniques too.

    Give this site about a month and post unique content here and there.

    Then have fun with stalking long-tail words from Google Trends and other sites.

    Connect those terms with things that can pay you and you WILL make some $$$.


    The traffic for each phrase you target usually only comes in for a short time. Since the term is usually hot and then slows. But if you get on a term early and connect it with a good offer. You can sit back and watch some nice little chunks of $$$ come in.

    This technique takes a little more time than what Steve posted. But works just as good too. Because once the site has brewed you can use the same site over and over for all the long-tail Trend words you want to profit on.
  • Profile picture of the author Headhunting55
    Headhunting55
    Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

    Or spend the hour developing a real business. Use that research to identify a problem people have where there are no good solutions in the marketplace, and solve that problem.

    Spending your time like this just guarantees you'll always be working 12 hours a day trying to make enough to pay your bills.
    Maybe, but this is a GREAT exercise for those of us just starting out. It's a simple process that involves many of the elements of more complex Affiliate marketing, such as picking a market, picking a product, writing an article, etc.

    I just now went through the steps as Steven described them, and although I may not make a nickel from it, it was certainly not a waste of time. It's just a simple and condensed version of the more complec stuff.

    And, having done it once, my confidence has increased. In fact, I will probably do this several times today and tomorrow.

    Thanks, Steven.....!!

    DJ
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Steven Wagenheim
    Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

    Or spend the hour developing a real business. Use that research to identify a problem people have where there are no good solutions in the marketplace, and solve that problem.

    Spending your time like this just guarantees you'll always be working 12 hours a day trying to make enough to pay your bills.
    If you bothered to REALLY read my post, I said that this was just a way to
    kill an hour.

    Not everything has to be about building a REAL business and it doesn't have
    to be done every second of every day. Sometimes people just want to do
    something for fun.

    Fun...remember that?

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