The best way to make money in 2011?

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Hey warriors,

I'm not asking for you to share any special secrets or anything, but i am just curious.

What type of technique is making you money in 2011.

I'm just wondering, because i was thinking about trying out article marketing after purchasing sean mize wso. Now i'm seeing all these horror stories in the last 3 months.

Any tips would be great.

Thanks all
#2011 #make #money
  • Profile picture of the author MissLauraCatella
    As with everything, it depends. What are your skills, interests? Affiliate marketing will always be profitable, provided you know what to market.

    Article marketing is best used in conjunction with another income stream, like your own website or product. Then, always make sure your content is great and article marketing will remain effective regardless of Google's slaps.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author nazee
      well it is up to your abilities and area of specilization and the most important is your way to utilize yoursel just find out what you are and where you can excel and then check your self.
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    • Profile picture of the author laurarussell49
      Originally Posted by bambii View Post

      As with everything, it depends. What are your skills, interests? Affiliate marketing will always be profitable, provided you know what to market.

      Article marketing is best used in conjunction with another income stream, like your own website or product. Then, always make sure your content is great and article marketing will remain effective regardless of Google's slaps.

      Good luck.

      I've tried my hands in affiliate marketing.

      It works but it needs some time and a little bit effort.

      Anyone can do it, but perseverance is needed.

      Stay focused and you'll reach to the top.
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  • As already said, don't know where your interests lie. If you are so inclined and like to mix some eyeball to eyeball contact with clients, offline marketing to small business is going to be real hot this year I think.

    Check it out. You can get big return for the effort and the market place is asking for it. Its big in my 2011 plans.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    Ignore the horror stories about article marketing, that's all they are - stories.

    If you can produce good quality, useful articles that people want to read you'll be fine. Actually, you're better off now that you were before the Google slap.
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    • Profile picture of the author ttcbird
      So when it comes to article marketing, it's better to write 1 extremely informational article rather then 10 "ok" articles?

      And im not looking for in particular "interest" just what works in 2011.

      I already have an offline business set up i just need to start cold calling i'm just wondering what i can do in my free time to make a little extra cash, but im getting frustrated because i have been in IM for awhile now and im doing some reading on online marketing and everything i read is out dated im getting ebooks with link that don't even exist reading things that worked 2 years ago doesn't help either.

      I'd really like to try out travis sagos bum marketing method but i dont know of it that was 2005?
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      • Profile picture of the author MissLauraCatella
        Originally Posted by ttcbird View Post

        So when it comes to article marketing, it's better to write 1 extremely informational article rather then 10 "ok" articles?

        And im not looking for in particular "interest" just what works in 2011.

        I already have an offline business set up i just need to start cold calling i'm just wondering what i can do in my free time to make a little extra cash, but im getting frustrated because i have been in IM for awhile now and im doing some reading on online marketing and everything i read is out dated im getting ebooks with link that don't even exist reading things that worked 2 years ago doesn't help either.

        I'd really like to try out travis sagos bum marketing method but i dont know of it that was 2005?
        Write good articles. Get an interest. You surely do have one, at least, and writing about it will ensure some quality to your articles. Maybe write about your offline business (oh, and put your offline business onto the Web in all ways possible. Site, blog, social media, etc. So worth the time and effort).

        If you want to make some change with ZERO investment, like bum marketing, then go with HubPages. Write a good hub, add pictures, put some effort into it, and it'll make you AdSense and Amazon revenue. Then, scale up.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeMorgan
        Originally Posted by ttcbird View Post

        So when it comes to article marketing, it's better to write 1 extremely informational article rather then 10 "ok" articles?
        I would definitely agree.

        I would prefer to write one high quality article and re-purpose the content in different formats .
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by ttcbird View Post

        So when it comes to article marketing, it's better to write 1 extremely informational article rather then 10 "ok" articles?

        And im not looking for in particular "interest" just what works in 2011.

        I already have an offline business set up i just need to start cold calling i'm just wondering what i can do in my free time to make a little extra cash, but im getting frustrated because i have been in IM for awhile now and im doing some reading on online marketing and everything i read is out dated im getting ebooks with link that don't even exist reading things that worked 2 years ago doesn't help either.

        I'd really like to try out travis sagos bum marketing method but i dont know of it that was 2005?
        With article marketing, you're much better off focusing on quality rather than quantity, so I think you have answered your own question above. Ideally, you want to write articles of such informational value that they get syndicated by many sites - if you can do this consistently over time, this is where you'll see the greatest gains from article marketing.

        Don't neglect your offline marketing either, since if your goal is to make money quickly, you're far more likely to do this with offline marketing as opposed to using articles! If you're uncomfortable cold calling, start getting salespeople to do the cold calling for you (either commission based or hourly, depending on your circumstances). Sitting on your hands waiting for things to happen won't accomplish anything at all.

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        • Profile picture of the author doorkicker13
          What are you willing to do for five dollars? Because that's the EASIEST way to make money online, hands-down. It might not be the best or the most lucrative, but it's the easiest.
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          • Profile picture of the author biznics
            My friend, as many Warriors stated above that there are many things you could do to earn money.

            Just to ad my thoughts, it depends on:

            1. Your goals (what you are trying to achieve)
            2. Your skills (what you have/know)
            3. Your Strategy (your approach towards your plans)
            4. Your efforts (how you can do things)
            5. Your investments (how much you can invest (time+capital))

            If you set your goals in accordance with your skills, it would be easy for you to focus and work on a roadmap, to execute your plans. Once you invest time and efforts in performing various tasks to achieve your goals, there's no way you can see results coming up to you.

            Good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    I dont think you can get a definite answer on which one is the best way to make money this 2011. It depends on your skills or the things you want to do. Anyway you can still do the traditional article marketing. Just make sure you make high quality articles only so it can have the higher chance of being syndicated.

    Andrea
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  • Profile picture of the author scorpion
    There is no such things as the best ways to make money. You can make money in any business models. The question should be: "What's the best way for me?" You have to look into your strength, passion and resources.

    For example, as a writer, my favourite way of making money online is to sell knowledge. Write it once and sell forever automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I'm going to scale what scale what is already working.

    My income is split between affiliate sales from a list and niche sites... plus a product or two. The sites and products that work best will be getting more attention, be refined and improved... and duplicated.

    That's what I'm doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author jagbani
    yes i too think that affiliate marketing is a good way to earn money in 2011.
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    • Profile picture of the author dollar cashflow
      i will definitely focuz my effort on affiliate marketung rather than jumping from pillar to post. I have earned money from clickbank but now diversed into other things which never earn anything. Focus yr effort on what is working and scale up, period. Nothing more
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    • Profile picture of the author dollar cashflow
      i will definitely focuz my effort on affiliate marketing rather than jumping from pillar to post. I have earned money from click bank but now diverted into other things which never earn anything. Focus yr effort on what is working and scale up, period. Nothing more
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  • Profile picture of the author rahails
    Until now none of you have answered correctly? The Best Way to Make Money in 2011 is mobile advertisements. Create a site specifically for smartphones and earn loads of money through advertisements. This will be the biggest thing in 2012. So start it now and you will be well off by the end of 2012.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    In my humble opinion I would say list building is and has been for a decent amount of time the best method. (or at least one of them)
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  • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
    I think your knowledge about any niche can help you to start your own online business.
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    • Profile picture of the author seokohli
      Originally Posted by Shirlyn View Post

      I think your knowledge about any niche can help you to start your own online business.
      I'm agree with Shirlyn. Have all knowledge of your niche and you can make money with it. For e.g.: I'm having a good knowledge of SEO so I can sell my services and I can apply on my sites & hence earn through affiliate & other advertisements.

      Hope it help!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Bright
    affiliate marketing is great when you combine it with email marketing, building more lists will be my focus in 2011
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Lim
    Adsense micro niche sites, a stable income for everyone.
    I don't think other might stable than traffic from google itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author kyliep
    every person will have a different answer. For me - its the old impact - ease chart.......going with whats the easiest to get off the ground that will have the most impact.
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  • How about own a money printing factory?

    Because out of all of these methods, that's the only guaranteed one
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  • Profile picture of the author fanimal
    Anything that you like to do - any field in which you can provide to your visitors/customers value (save them time with research, make them money, save them money etc.)
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  • Profile picture of the author mygold
    I want to build my carrier on adsense but still i don't have an account. I am trying to create an account and also learn about adsense. I think this is the best way to earn more money on online.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronngoh
    This year is a website flipping year for me.

    I am going to build a passive income business for myself
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    personally, I believe Domain flipping and website making (turn-key) are the best for the time it takes to complete.
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  • Profile picture of the author eric w
    Originally Posted by ttcbird View Post


    What type of technique is making you money in 2011.


    eBay and adsense for me. I'm also getting back into clickbank and listbuilding in 2011.

    eric w
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  • Profile picture of the author ladywriter
    Someone here has mentioned Android and the huge market for apps.

    The best way to make money is the same as its ever been--find something that's being done and do it differently.

    Although I'd second the offline/local thing, I think there's going to be a bit of a backlash against the internet in the coming years.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by rosegrower76 View Post

      Someone here has mentioned Android and the huge market for apps.

      The best way to make money is the same as its ever been--find something that's being done and do it differently.

      Although I'd second the offline/local thing, I think there's going to be a bit of a backlash against the internet in the coming years.
      There won't be any backlash against you if you approach your offline marketing with the proper intent. The goal is not to sell your client thousands of dollars' worth of useless services that only pad your account, the bottom line here is delivering results - if you can add value to your client's business and increase his profits, you'll find referrals almost magically coming your way and more business than you can handle.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepikarajpal
    friend it vary with resource you have your ability all which theme you are interested then you can decide to choose affiliate or other services you want
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  • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
    Mobile Marketing will be huge in 2011 and beyond.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by TrumpiaTim View Post

      Mobile Marketing will be huge in 2011 and beyond.
      Agreed, it is projected that in just a few years, mobile browsing will surpass regular desktop/laptop browsing, and it may very well change how we market on the internet permanently.
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    • Profile picture of the author AgentP
      Originally Posted by TrumpiaTim View Post

      Mobile Marketing will be huge in 2011 and beyond.
      100% agree
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  • Profile picture of the author shireen
    Hi:

    Shireen here :-)

    I make most of my money from eBay selling resell rights products + own ebooks.

    I use eBay to build my list too... read my thread for details on how to do this :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author imarketing7
    Website Flipping is my focus in 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teravel
    The best way to make money in 2011 is to Take Action with whatever skills you already have. There are infinite ways to make money, you just have to find what works for you and expand on it.

    Business 101:

    * Find/Create a Product, Service, or Offer.
    * Send Traffic to that Product, Service, or Offer.

    Don't make it more difficult than it has to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    I am going to be doing lots of offline stuff now. I just hired a few telemarketers and will see where it takes me.
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  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    The best way to make money in 2011 is to stop learning and start putting what you
    already know in to practice, stop buying all the latest new guru promo stuff and
    focus on what kind of value you can give to your market and find a way to make
    them pay you for it.

    --David
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    • The answer to that my friend is subjective to say the least. Some of us make money doing the following;
      • selling ebooks
      • selling software
      • selling templates
      • selling Wordpress themes
      • selling content on Elance (selling unique articles)
      • managing membership sites
      • running forums like this one
      • making money with Adsense or Chitika (and the like)
      • making money with affiliate commissions
      • selling Click Bank products
      That is just some of the different ways, and as the above people have mentioned, it all depends what your aptitude is. What your skill set is.

      My choice is managing business blogs of my own and selling my services to those who want to do the same (ad over).

      BUT to answer your question in MY opinion, it's going to be important in 2011 and onward, to make sure that if you are in the content game (which most us have to be in to sell our products and services), the content will have to be stronger and your platform for publishing your content sound.
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