Step 1: Take something you are really passionate about and write about it in a way that will either piss people off or make them want to respond.
Reasoning: I have seen that people are responsive when their panties are in a bunch or you appeal to their deepest aspects. Pushing hot buttons seems to do the trick. If the subject is targeted to the right people they may disagree with you, but the will be responsive. You want this as things are going just the way you want.
Step 2: Target a few forums that are geared towards the topic you just wrote about. Do not bother with article directories for this one as people cannot engage the way you will want them to. Use web 2.0 properties where people can respond and others can see the responses.
Reasoning: Articles traffic is good, but a great deal of that traffic is from other marketers. Our goal is to create a stir that will make people want to read more from you. We want this to be on web 2.0 sites that get alot of direct traffic. We are trying to get a piece of our content to go viral sending us thousands of visitors in a few days.
Step 3: Be responsive to people who reply to your content, and from the coat tail site lead them to a blog where they can read more.
Reasoning: The goal is to get people to want to read more of your content. You are trying to set them up for the kill. If your content inspired enough controversy or excitement then people will want to read more. Think of seeing a car wreck on the side of the road, people will look no matter what.
Step 4: Make a good mp3 about 10-15 minutes long about your topic and make sure you load it with nothing but your opinions. You will offer this at the end of your other content on your site or blog, which can be wordpress or blogger.
Reasoning: People say they do not care about your opinions, but they sure seems to get pissed if you say something they do not like about something they have the opposite opinion about.
Final Step: At the end of the mp3 file you will mention that you have a report related to the topic. You will make it priced at under 10.00$. The goal is to get a high conversion even if you only get a few hundred downloads of the mp3.
Reasoning: People will be more likely to listen to the end of a short audio file then read a long article. So much of your success comes down to getting your content read. After all how can you expect people to click through to your site if they do not get to the end of your article? You will get a high conversion and the report can be a few pages long.
What you are doing is writing something that stirs the pot or gets people really excited. Going to sites other then article dirctories where traffic already exist or to forums geared towards your topic. You are posting the content hoping something takes off, then offering them to go to your site to hear more of your opinions. After this you are offering them an audio file that is less then 10 minutes, and at the end they will be offered a detailed report that you will pump up to leave them in expense.
If you follow these steps you can get several hundred download of your mp3 and possibly 1000s of visitors to your site if a piece of your content takes off. The name of the game is numbers, if one piece of content does not take off, then write another.
You only need one in 10 to take off to make a few hundred dollars. You can then take that money and scale it up to multiply your efforts. If you do not like that then sell the product you made off on flippa for over a grand, wash rinse and repeat.
Trust me this method works and it is not based on theory. There are people who do this right now and make 5 figures a month. Hope this helps those who need to make some extra cash. Feel free to ask me some questions about the method if you want.