1 Free Tool and 1 Cheap Tool to Make Money Online the Dave Rosenthal Way

BWah,hahahaha! I finally took the plunge. Everybody’s writing a how to make money online posts. In fact people are building whole websites and blogs, hell whole careers around it. I mean it never ends; internet marketing, online advertising, affiliate programs, pay per click, pay per post . So what the hell! I don’t know anything, most of them don’t know anything I’ll write one too. But what’s the difference with my how to get rich tip? I’m not gonna charge you anything and what you pick up here today WILL make you some money while you’re on line in the next 24 hours . So let’s get down to business. First; this piece is about arbitrage. And arbitrage was a pretty big deal in the online income community a few years ago. I guess? I’m not sure I haven’t been around in this field that long. But it still works. Arbitrage is buying low and selling high. Your profit is that thing in the middle.

The basic principle is to steer traffic toward your site. And then “sell” them stuff at a higher price. But there are a few little details in that statement. It takes some degree of marketing to get the KIND of traffic you need, so that when they get to your blog or website they’ll do some kind of “buying” action. Let me clarify; if you have a website talking about Thing A then you want traffic that is looking to buy Thing A. They may not even know they want to buy it , but if they see an offer for either Thing A directly or something related to Thing A, they’ll take that crucial action of clicking something on your site/blog/landing page. But getting targeted organic traffic is very hard. Most people can get some kind of traffic with a little time and energy invested. But getting people to come to a destination with very specific advertising or affiliate deal is very tricky . So Pay Per Click is the solution that most people with a little money turn to. They go to Google Adwords and start the great bidding game. That is very expensive and very time consuming. Trying to figure out which keywords WORK is hard enough. But once you do that trick then you’ve got to learn how to get into the upper realm of the good keywords. But guess what? Everybody knows what the good keywords are already, and they’ve bid the prices up so high you can’t get into the market. You’re never going to get people to look at your site about Thing A. Not unless you’ve got some extra money laying around.

The Free Tool Part

To the rescue comes a piece of 100 dollar software called Keyword Elite. I went to the site. I watched the video and it seemed pretty damn good. It does all that keyword research, puts them into cool, manageable programs so you can at least try to make some money. But it was a hundred bucks. So I started looking around and I came across something FREE. You ready for the weird part? It’s made by Microsoft! It works with MS Office 2007 and it’s basically a plugin, but you know Gates; if he didn’t invent it he hates to use the industry terms, so he invents a new word. In this case the “add-in” attaches itself to Excel. It’s then called Ad-Intelligence . Here’s a picture of it when I first got it.

As you can see, just like the new WordPress 2.5 the colors this thing ships out with are awful. Anyway, to make this thing work you need a Microsoft Adcenter account and an internet connection. Look around for one of their 50 dollar free coupons . They’re out there. If you look at that image you can see the first test I ran was just some generic term “new car.” And it came back with a bunch of possible keywords. Cool right. But that’s not all. If you download their 2 page instructions you’ll see it has a feature called Monetization. Man, whenever I hear the word monetize I think of Pootie Tang. But that’s just me. Anyway, this thing will go out to Adcenter and who knows where else and tell you its estimated value of those keywords. That is very powerful information . I can NOT stress this enough. Knowing which words are the post profitable will tell YOU which words you should be working with. I’m not saying write about valuable keywords. I’m saying pick a topic and then find the words that are most valuable in that topic and use THOSE words. Here’s the same results after I sent it out to the internet to get some information for me.

Are you starting to get the picture of what this thing can do? For this piece I ran a search for the keywords “making money online.” Once you start using it, you’ll realize that you need to pay attention to certain things like Cost Per Click, Clicks (how many of them), Impressions (how many times it came up in searches), Click Through Rate (how many times people actually clicked). The CPC is important because THOSE words are the ones you want to steer toward your blog/site/landing page. I just made you a lot of money .

The Cheap Tool Part

So now you know WHAT you should be looking for, so how are you going to get it? Pay Per Click. Yes Adwords is a strategy you can use, and I got kinda good at using it last you for my T-shirt site . But there’s even better alternatives. Keywords can be VERY expensive. What if I told you, you could get them for a penny ? Well you can. I use a company that I think is going out of business, but another popular company is called Miva. And those guys are giving you $25 in free clicks when you sign up. I haven’t started with them but I will, since I like the free sign-up bonuses. I’ve heard their clicks are 10 cents. But this is for the GOOD keywords, and what do you care WHERE they come from? With Adwords you get priced out so fast, you’ve got to have a big budget. Keep in mind; you do want English speaking traffic from North America and Australia or England even because if you make your money from Adsense this can be a big deal, since they discount clicks from just about everywhere else. But if you’re doing affiliate stuff , and I haven’t really started until recently, I would imagine where they come from or what language they speak isn’t as important. At any rate get the $25 in ads, if it were a penny that would 2500 people, at a dime its 250. And of course the Yahoo program has great conversions, but at about half the Google price, plus it comes with the $25 also. So if your people are looking for “Thing A” exactly, you can do very well.

Sign up and get $25 Bonus Pay Per Click Ad credits Yahoo! Search Marketing

But you can STILL get Penny ads out there . Look at this-

My archive plugin isn’t working with this crappy new WordPress 2.5 but I wanted to show you all of my archives at once. If it’s up there take a look at all my posts . In the 6 months I’ve been messing around with this blog I’ve written about 190 post like this. Well researched, LONG, pictures heavy post. And I’ve turned every single post into a website basically. I use arbitrage for every page. I’m gradually going back over every thing I wrote to see if there is a marketable item or angle I can use to turn every page into it’s own entity to gear keyword rich traffic towards. And you can do. So Keyword Elite can be emulated but sometimes you do have to step it up. Read on….

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13 thoughts on “1 Free Tool and 1 Cheap Tool to Make Money Online the Dave Rosenthal Way

  1. Wow – great info again. I need to sit down and figure out this pay per click thing. I’ve ignored it for far too long, it seems.

  2. Nothing to it Kathy. You can buy 10,000 visitors for 10 bucks, but they’re just random people. As the price goes up, you can choose English speaking, and even pricier you can get America, I’m sure for a super high price you can pick white, lives in Vermont and has PhD.

    But true PPC is buying traffic where you can control the flow by essentially creating a filter. For example, you put up a “filter” that says “Boats for sale” and now all the people that go to Google looking to buy a boat see your Ad (what I’ve been calling a filter in this analogy) and come visit you.

    Go to Adwords to read, not necessarily buy-since that can put you in the poorhouse FAST, but they have tons of info because they really want you to buy some ads. You should also open a free account to get to their tools. And maybe even run a sample test for a dollar! There USED to be coupons on the net for new member-there might be some somewhere, but I’m not seeing them anymore.

  3. My kneejerk reaction is to always run far away from stuff like this. It confuzzles me – but you’ve peaked my interest now…LOL

  4. Targeted traffic to a targeted landing page is a marriage made in heaven. Google has made tons of people rich on this foundation. Who are we to go against the current? SOMEtimes conformity is the right path.

  5. I don’t write based on keywords, because I find it hard to do. But I know that it’s one important SEO for my blog and it has always been at the back of my mind to try to do it at least once a week.

    About the keywords stuff, I don’t know if it works the same but I find the free keyword analyzer of wordtracker:
    and the SEO Book keyword suggestion tool
    to be pretty useful and free.

    Please don’t see this as a spamming attempt. I just want to share things. Thanks.

  6. Hi nepseed..
    Well the system DID catch your comment as spam with those links, but I released it.

    But here’s the thing; there are lots of free and easy tools out there. I found 2 more last night at Amazon and Keyworddiscover. But unlike this tool, they’re not easy to cut and paste, and they don’t tell you any money value of the words. You hve no idea if the 1st word on the list is worth more or less than the 50th word on the list.

    For example last night I decided to look into the very popular kids market of Naruto. TONS AND TONS of searches for that word. Value of the word? 19 cents. That’s just an estimate, but if the split with is 50 percent (another guess) then I’m looking at 10 cent clicks. It’s not worth it (to me) to make a Naruto site. That’s the thing; a word with a lot of searches might be in a market that’s flooded already.

    And that’s why this piece isn’t so much about HOW you get keywords as it is about using keywords in a sort of see-saw motion of driving targeting traffic to specific pages. And then to have either relevant ads or something you’re selling for the traffic when it gets there.

    Keyword use for SEO and making money are similar, and at times overlapping, but not the same.

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  9. “$25 in free clicks when you sign up.. ”

    incorrect, like a online casino they force you to make a purchase to get the 25$ bonus. This is not free clicks.

  10. Hello Cybrspin
    I’m not exactly sure how anybody is forcing you to do anything. You’ll have to forgive me I don’t do any online gambling, so I don’t knowas much about those programs as you. But when you sign up for PPC you are entering an ongoing program to buy advertising. Do you know much about PPC?

    And they absolutely give you $25. If you have 25 dollars at the end of the transaction that you did not have before, that’s free. If you went to the gas station and bought 10 dollars of gas and they gave you 35 dollars of gas you would be getting 25 dollars of free gas.

    But the program ends on the 28th. I wish you luck in your ventures.

  11. Okay. I re-read this now 🙂 I understand this one! I have some ad credits my host gave to me for free (about $150 worth!) so I am going to have to see about using it! I was going to try the microsoft add-in thing but they force you to get a 60 day free trial with office 2007…which I’m not real keen about doing 🙂 But if push comes to shove, that’s why I have another computer strictly for downloading bs trial crap.

  12. Hi Chelle
    I’m very glad you came back and took another look. I’m going to email you to make certain, just so I have peace of mind…

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