I know that those are general terms, easy and cheap, but what I am trying to say is that you either have to spend a ton of time doing everything yourself or spend a ton paying others to do it for you. Back to the stickability factor and me. My ability to continue searching for that cheap, easy ride has led me to the realization that I am heading down the wrong path. I guess I was expecting to buy a $50 program that was going to magically make me rich. I am a sucker for the hype of the easy button. It is going to have to be me putting to use some of the real substance that I have found to work.
I need to take some time to design a website, do some keyword research, do some product research and then put it all together to generate a steady flow of cash. There are countless articles that try and sell you some product but they usually give out free information ebooks if you join their email list. The books usually end up being a little bit about how to do something that used to make you money or they try to tell you why you need to buy the product or service that they are promoting.
When you finally break down and pay for the ebook that is supposed to be the cure all for any type of problem that you are having you realize that they are just telling you the same info as the sales page and the free ebook and you are being sold a new problem that you didn't know you had. It feels like an endless circle of overpromises and underdeliveries. There are some good sites and products out there but most of them are too expensive for the jobless poor folks that they market to.
There are some things that many of the free ebooks and software programs share and seem to work, and that is link building and quality content. Both of which are not easy for me or cheap to pay someone else to do. I had a program that would help me with the link building and it cost way more than it earned. I did get some good rankings on a few keywords. I was lazy and I didn't work hard enough on getting quality content for my sites or article submissions so my rankings slid fast once Google changed how it ranks everything. All of my work gone. I took some time off, canceled all of my software subscriptions, and stayed away for awhile. Now I am looking into coming back.
I must find some subject that I am interested in and can write plenty about. Then I need to start writing. Next I must build a link network and submit articles. I have the time to do this and I'd like it to make me some cash. I will use blogger and other free social media sites to put up pages about my niche. It is a little discouraging when you look into things that interest you and there are a total of 500 searches for all related keywords, and they all have high competition and big authority websites already ranking up and down the first page in the search.
I will start with something I already own, like baseball cards, or gardening supplies. I should be able to find some products that I know about and can write about that others will buy. Now I need to find some way to structure all of this into a campaign, for free. I will research some keyword ideas with google adwords keyword planner. Back to the drawing board!