Online Job Scams – How to Recognize Them

Online Job Scams

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online job scamsEven in a strong economy, there are lots of people who either want to find work or who want to earn more money than they’re currently earning.

Many people have heard that it’s easy to make money online, and they’ll frequently search the Web to look for online moneymaking opportunities.

The problem is that there are a lot of online job scams out there, and many of them offer nothing of value while taking advantage of you and often, taking money from you.

In this article, I’ll offer a few tips for how you can avoid becoming a victim of online job scams.

Read on to learn more.

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Making Money With Pinterest

Making Money With Pinterest

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making money with pinterestSocial media is quite popular these days, and several billion people are members of Facebook.  There are lots of articles and even books about how to make money with Facebook, but today, I’m going to talk about how to make money with Pinterest.

Pinterest is essentially a site where you post images, just as you might on Instagram. These images are known as “pins,” and people usually create “boards” of related pins that they’ve uploaded to the site.

While Pinterest is considered a social media platform, where you can post images, share images, and comment on images, the site also provides some opportunities for the clever marketer to make money.

The site has millions of members, so there’s a lot of traffic there.  If you can attract people to your pins, you can get them to your Website and from there you can make money.

Read on for more about how to make money with Pinterest.

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Stay Safe – Mix It Up

Internet Marketing – Try to Stay Diverse

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banned from facebookIn Internet marketing, the advice you usually get from people is to find a niche and stick with it.  That’s generally good advice; by working in a single niche, you’ll become an expert at it, and people tend to look for experts.  Eventually, you’ll find your audience.

How you go about that, however, is vitally important, and it’s critical that everything you do be diversified.  That specifically means how you go about promoting your site and how you monetize it.  It’s OK to stick with one thing in terms of what you’re doing, but you definitely want to be as diverse as possible when it comes to how you go about doing it.

Why do I bring this up?  Because I went to log in to my Facebook account yesterday and couldn’t log in.  I got a message that said that my account had been disable due to an unspecified violation of the site’s terms of service.  They wouldn’t even tell me why my account had been disabled, or what, if anything, I had done to bring this ban about.  In order to get anywhere, I was going to have to prove my identity to Facebook by sending them scans of multiple forms of identification.

Their first reply was to tell me that the scan of my driver license that I had sent them was not sufficient proof of my identity.

Not good.

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Moneymaking Scams and How to Avoid Them

Moneymaking Scams – Don’t Be a Victim

moneymaking scamsIt’s actually a fair amount of work to make money online, but if you just do some casual searches, you’d think it was really easy.  There are thousands of site online that tell you that you can earn hundreds or even thousands of dollars per day by doing little or no work.  Unfortunately, these moneymaking scams often appear to be legitimate, and lots of people fall for them every day.

Obviously, if you’re interested in making money, the appeal of doing it without having to do much work is going to be strong.  We’d all rather do less work than more.  That’s why these moneymaking scams thrive; they’re taking advantage of our inherent laziness.  In this post, I’ll offer a few tips regarding how you can avoid becoming a victim of moneymaking scams online.

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WordPress Hacks – Harden Your Website

WordPress Hacks – Keep Your Site Secure

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wordpress hacksI haven’t posted much here lately, as I’ve had a lot going on with some of my other sites.  I also had a problem over the recent holiday weekend when my entire server went down, leaving all of my Websites unavailable for more than 48 hours.  What was that all about?

WordPress hacks.  Dozens or hundreds of hackers were trying to break into my WordPress installations.  On this particular server, I have about a dozen sites, and all but one of them are built with WordPress.  It’s a great platform for building sites or blogs, but it does have some well-known security issues, and WordPress hacks is one of the biggest problems facing people who build their sites with the free tool.

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Grammar Mistakes Can Cost You Money

Grammar Mistakes and Blogging

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Blogging is a great way to get started if you want to make money online.  All you have to do is find a topic that you’re passionate about, create some good content on a regular basis to draw in visitors to your site, and find a product related to your niche that you can promote or sell to your site visitors.  It’s a solid method of making money online, and it’s a lot of fun, too.

grammar mistakes while bloggingThere’s one common problem that a lot of bloggers have, however, that can dramatically affect how well your business can work.  Grammar mistakes, misspelled words, and punctuation problems can hurt you, since visitors may see such problems and decide that you’re either unprofessional or that you simply don’t know what you’re talking about.  The English language is a difficult one to master, even for native speakers, but making sure that you avoid the most common errors can help you both professionally and financially.  In this post, I’ll cover some common grammar mistakes that frequently pop up on Websites.

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7 Tips for Creating Viral Content

Viral Content and How to Create It

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While creating content is an essential part of building an affiliate marketing Website, it’s also part of how you are going to draw traffic.  Good content will draw visitors to your site, and the ability to create good content is always a plus.  Viral content, which is content that gets shared heavily around the Web, is a great way to build traffic as well as your brand.  By creating viral content, you can essentially get others to share your articles and effectively promote your Website for your for free.

viral contentWhile it’s often thought that creating viral content is rather like catching lightning in a bottle, there’s actually a method to that madness.  It turns out that statistical analysis has revealed that there are certain qualities that can affect whether or not a common article becomes viral content.  While you never know for sure if an article that you write is going to spread like wildfire around the Web, there are a few things you can do to increase the likelihood that your article will be wildly shared.  Read on for our 7 tips for creating viral content.

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Information Overload and How to Deal With It

Avoiding Information Overload

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I get feedback from visitors to this site as well as from those on my mailing list, and occasionally, I hear from frustrated individuals who are simply overwhelmed and are suffering from information overload.  If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you become familiar with the terminology and the process used in making money, building Websites or building and maintaining a mailing list.

information overloadOn the other hand, if you’re new to affiliate marketing, every single term and every single step can seem like a huge obstacle.  Now clearly, this industry is not for everyone, and it’s quite possible that some of you simply aren’t suited to making money online.  That’s not a criticism, but rather an observation.  I, after all, am not suited to a career as a concert pianist.  I simply don’t have the skill set, and at this point in my life, I’m incapable of acquiring the skills necessary for a career playing a piano in front of a concert audience.  Still, some people who are suited to making money online are still occasionally burdened with information overload.  In this post, I’ll discuss this issue as well as some ways to over come the information overload problem.

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Internet Marketing – What If You Fail?

Internet Marketing and Failure

I saw a post on an Internet marketing forum recently about failure.  The person who started the thread said that they’d tried a number of things to make money online and that they’d all failed.  The added that they were uncertain about trying again and wondering what they should do about it.  Should they continue?  What if they fail again?

internet marketing failureFailure in Internet marketing is actually quite common, despite what many of the so-called Internet marketing gurus tell you.  Of course, Internet marketing isn’t the only field of business where failure is common; it’s also common in every other type of business on Earth.  That’s the nature of business.  It’s competitive.  Sometimes your ideas don’t work.  Sometimes your ideas do work and then, for some reason, they quit working later.  What can you do about it?

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WordPress Hackers Can Hurt You With Google

WordPress Hackers Can Hurt You With Google

WordPress is one of the best tools to come along for helping Internet marketers make money online.  In the past, you had to learn how to code HTML or learn how to use expensive WYSIWYG editors to build a Website. With WordPress, you just upload it, add a few plugins, and your site is ready to go.  It’s fast, and easy and pretty much anyone with a pulse can get a WordPress site online in an afternoon.  Of course, the software is not without its vulnerabilities, and WordPress hackers have been quite successful in making money from other people’s sites.

hacked wordpress sitesIn recent news, Google has announced that they’re going to take a close look at sites containing what they call “hacking spam” and these are sites that have been compromised by WordPress hackers.  Once you are able to break into someone’s site, you can upload any content that you like, often without the knowledge of the owner of the site.  Since a lot of this content can be harmful, Google has decided to start removing such sites from their search results.   While they say that this will likely affect only 5% of search results, 5% is a lot, and we’re talking about hundreds of thousands of sites here.  In this post, I’ll talk about how WordPress hackers can hurt you and what you can do to prevent it.

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