This article will begin a string of a three part series of how to make money guest blogging as well as building links for clients that own websites whose agenda’s include getting to the top of the search engines. There are many ways to build links. If you pay close attention to these articles, you will learn not only how to make money as good as “instantly” gets but how to build a network of diverse link profiles that will continue to make you money in the future.
Ask anyone in the SEO or Blogging industry and they will tell you that the number one best way to make money providing SEO services is to provide link building services. Links hold the key to getting to the top of the SERPs (search engine results pages). I have seen many sites get to the top that in theory really don’t belong there (at least in terms of how they look to the naked eye).
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Links are the best way to make money for an SEO company because they are the absolute best way to make sure that a web site gets to the top of the search engines. It’s a point system, and each link is worth a number of “points.” Some links are worth more “points” than others.
There is, and will always be, and infinite amount of ways to build links – an infinite number of processes. Some people will argue that every single link on the Internet is a link that has been bought. I tend to agree and think that the same people that have never “bought” a link are the same people that have never even heard the word “marketing” – if such a person exists.
Guest Blogging – A Link Building Gold Mine
One of the best ways to manually build contextual links is guest blogging. It has been around for a while, but in recent years it has really started to take off.
What is Guest Blogging?
Long story short – guest blogging is simply reaching out to somebody that owns a blog and offering to write an article for their blog in exchange for either a link or money. It is one of the best ways to build links for your website, and it is a service that is now in high demand, which means that you can start making money TODAY or at least within this week if you start doing so.
Almost Instant Money
The next section of this article will help you prepare you and provide action steps for creating an income through guest posting. There is a number of steps you will have to take. But if you are looking to start to make money online this instant then sticking to these steps should surely help you to start doing so.
Step One: Prospecting
Using advanced searching operators for finding guest posting opportunities (my personal favorite is keyword + intitle:”write for us”) look for guest posting opportunities where the webmaster, editorial team, or web site owner is offering cash for articles submitted by guest bloggers. Look in all different niches, and try to build a large contact list using a spreadsheet or a Google Document.
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This initial research will help you make quick money in the short run but will also allow you to continuously make money in the future when you gather a list of clients that are interested in link building services. Obviously, the bigger the initial list you create, the more potential you have for making money in your initial email campaign; which is step #2.
Side Note #1: Remember that in SEO, a lot of the times your money will be made in the research you do and the things that you do that you can apply to future endeavors.
Step Two: Get Your Email Campaign Organized
This involves things like creating labels in your email account that will be beneficial. You can make labels – for example – such as rejected, accepted, pending and so on and so forth.
Side Note #2: Remember that being organized in every aspect of the whole process of link building can save you a lot of time and hence can make you a lot of money.
After this it is time to start emailing. If a web site offers you to register so that you can post then do so. Emailing campaigns are a big part of link building (at least in the beginning of you link building ventures – you won’t have to rely on them so much in the future once you get good at it as there are many other ways to find prospects).
Side Note #3: Remember that personalized emails will always have a better percentage of positive responses (unless you come up with the ultimate template)
Conclusion of Part 1
Researching using advanced search operators and building a big list of potential prospects, especially ones that pay for content can really have a positive impact on your link building ventures in the future. Part two of this string of blog posts aimed at teaching you how to make money building diverse link profiles and will talk about how to actually find clients that want you to build links for them while part three will talk about advanced ways to find linking prospects. Please stayed tuned later this week for parts two and three.