There are so many people searching for ways to make money online for free. Not too long ago, I would have told you it’s easy to learn how to make money online, but there is likely to be some nominal investment. There are 2 critical steps you must master if you want to learn how to make money online: getting traffic to a website and converting your traffic to buyers. With the rise in popularity of blogging and other ways to generate traffic, that minimal investment has almost disappeared. More recently, I can tell you that learning how to make money online FOR FREE is also easy, thanks to free blogs and free traffic from social media networks.
The critical first step to learning how to make money online for free is having a blog. If you are truly committed, and you want to learn how to make a legitimate income online while you sleep, for years and years to come, you cannot rely on sales pages created by another party.. The most amazing thing is that you can set up a blog for free. This article is going to convince you why you need a blog if you want to learn how to make money online for free.
1) Safe Place
A blog is a safe place for prospective client to discover more about you, read your material, warm up to you and decide if they want to do business with you. On a blog, they can look without buying. On a blog, they can acquaint themselves without having to give you contact details.
2) Branding & Positioning
People don’t buy products, they buy solutions. Your blog will show potential customers how you provide solutions to their problems, not try to sell products. People pull away when they feel someone is pitching a product to them, which can result in you chasing them. The most successful online marketers never chase customers. Instead, lucrative online marketers position themselves as experts in their field. On a blog, you can reveal everything you know about your widget or service, so they can find a solution to their problem. A blog silently communicates that you are trying to help them, not cheat them. So that when they recognize they need a solution, they will turn to an expert – you. A blog is a great FREE tool that shifts your marketing message from pushing customers away to pulling them in.
3) Amplifies List Building Efforts
Those looking to make money online for free, will certainly be looking for free website traffic. The most probable source of free traffic is social media. It is much more effective to direct Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace followers to a website (your blog) than to a sales page. It communicates that you are serious about your business. In addition, you are able to gather so many more e-mail addresses because you are a real business, not doing this as a hobby.
4) Building Equity
This is the most important reason for starting a blog. Every time you post an article to your blog, you are building your content. It will only take a few short months, if you post consistently a few times a week, to build an incredibly valuable asset. All your articles generate FREE traffic and that never expires. Even if you stop posting, you will continue to get FREE traffic from 3 months worth of daily posting for years and years to come.