Helping My Brother To Make His First Dollar Online?October 7, 2009 8 Comments
My brother has always had an interest in the way I make a living online. During my stay in Sydney last week, he asked me to spend some time with him to show him how I do it.
Now, you need to understand that my brother is not very computer literate. So, when I thought of how I could best help him to make some money online I knew I needed to come up with something really simple but effective.
Also, I wanted a system that would not cost him anything.
I decided that blogging would be the best way to go.
This is what we did:
First, we set up a free account at Blogger. I chose Blogger because it is free, simple to set up, and it has many modules that make monetization easy.
Another reason I chose Blogger is because it may be more SEO friendly than WordPress‘ free blogs. For example, if you do a search for the ultra-competitive phrase “make money online”, you will notice that at least 2 out of the top 5 results are Blogger blogs (at least at the time of writing this post).
Next, I showed him how to write new posts to his blog.
Third, to monetize his blog we set up Adsense. Within Blogger, you can add modules, and one of them is Adsense. When you do this you will be asked to set up a new Adsense account. This is easy to do and only takes a few minutes.
After you’ve setup your Adsense account, you’ll be asked where you would like to place the ads. Accept the default configuration.
He was surprised at how easy it is to make money online and now that he understands how it works, he’s quite motivated.
I told him that all he needed to do was write a short post every day about anything in his life that he found interesting; a movie he watched, something that happened at work, anything!
Also, the title of his posts should be an accurate description of what he is writing about and something that people would search for.
The more he writes about, the more money he’ll make. It’s that simple.