Saturday, January 28, 2012

How to Make Money From Online Translations

Choosing a career might be hard to do, especially in our times when there are no safe choices. But what do you do, when you have already made your choice, but it did not prove to be rewarding? There are special courses for people who aim for job re-orientation or there is always another alternative. One can take advantage of things he would normally consider common knowledge, such as a foreign language.

So, how do you get to earn between $200 and $1000 monthly by using these skills? Online translations may come as a solution to your problems, if you are willing to invest some time in this business.

Luckily, there are millions of companies searching for online services of non-professionals in exchange for money. As mentioned before, having basic knowledge in a foreign language can become a source of income. Basically, in order to gain some extra money, you can opt for a company which provides you access to an entire marketplace. This simulates very well the actual situation from real life. Companies search for people who possess the necessary skills, while the potential employees make their own choices according to their time and desired salary. The industry is currently developing into multiple directions. Consequently, it is a competitive environment, considering the number of candidates for these online translation jobs.

This business is more and more attractive, given the low demands for the translators. An Internet connection, a dictionary and the registration for a site offering this kind of services are necessary to get started, or this is what most of the companies claim. Actually, it is not that simple, considering the fact that a good level of English is required in order to reach the appealing sums of money presented on the websites. It also implies quantitative and qualitative translations which are quite time-consuming, especially if you already have a job. However, it offers many advantages to the followers, which are undeniable.

First of all, online translating jobs give you the opportunity to make your own schedule, which eliminates the constraints from a normal 8-to-5 job. Being your own boss may result in excellent outcomes, or by contrary, a continuous postponing of efforts. It depends on the time and energy you decide to invest in this activity. In addition to this, you don't have to pay exorbitant sums of money for special courses or trainings. There are not requested any diplomas attesting your knowledge, because the best test will be the quality of your results. There are no limits imposed on nationality or age. Also, the options of payment are varied, from PayPal to bank deposits and checks in your preferred currency. Regarding the investment, you are often required to pay an initial fee which will give you access to the company database and sometimes a step-by-step guide into the business.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Two Simple Ways in Developing a Keyword Plan

Keywords are the groundwork upon which effective pay-per-click (PPC) and search engine optimization (SEO) projects are built. For PPC, keywords are critical because presses on searches are basically what promoters are paying for. Likewise, for effective SEO, it's crucial that web content is specifically published and structured around the actual searches that your customers are performing.

One of the biggest difficulties experienced by PPC advertising and SEO today in seeking to build and increase PPC and SEO strategies is the existence of millions of possibly relevant search term opportunities upon which to represent. Thus, it is very important to learn how to develop a keyword plan in 2 simple ways:

1) Categorize your keywords - group your keywords according to what they actually mean and how search finders look for a particular key term. Keep in thoughts while you do analysis that these "search volumes" that you recover (whether it's from Search applications or some other source) are just reports. These are useful for identifying styles and comparative amount, but should never be used to calculate predicted guests. And to categorize successfully, look for styles or pattern in how individuals do their search queries. Are they looking for a particular form of something, or do they seem worried with design, shade, or features? Is there a regional element to their searches?

In addition, always remember that you might modify categories twice as you get more acquainted with the styles. It's always better to begin with too many categories and negotiate them later than to go returning and re-categorize one that was too wide.

2) Create a Keyword Map - see how your keywords match with webpages on your website. Are there ideal or near-perfect matches? Go forward and go with those up and boost those webpages for the corresponding key phrases.

Are there look for term groups that do not match anything you have on your site? Create a quick magazine schedule of articles for making. Focus on the articles however you want; you might choose to do the highest profit edge places first, or the places where you currently have the lowest traffic or you might even have a periodic product/service that it is practical to write about first. This magazine schedule will help you keep relevant, exciting, look for term rich articles eventually.

Now you have an excellent list of keywords that are classified by customer purpose and planned to the right articles. You also even have a magazine schedule of articles that needs to be created, which keeps your website fresh and exciting eventually (a key component to excellent ranking). You are not finished yet as you will need to renew this analysis regularly, because people change the way they look for things eventually. You will also want to refer back to this analysis every time you create a new page or add a new products or services. But it will be easier then, since you will not have to start from the beginning.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

How to Use Free Articles To Create a Hyper Profitable Online Business (Starting NOW)

Article marketing remains one of the absolute best, easiest and most cost effective ways to build a hyper profitable online business...and TODAY, there is less competition than ever.


Because somewhere, somehow... people became convinced that in 2012, it no longer works.

Because of updates in search engine algorithms, or the way that content is categorized in the search results, or maybe it's because so many gurus are now recommending OTHER approaches (most that won't work nearly as well, by the way) I'm getting MORE bang from my content marketing campaigns, than ever before.

The good news?

You can literally build a complete, end to end, profitable online marketing empire on the broad shoulders and firm foundation of FREE content... and you can start today, literally for under $25.

Remember when you used to see those offers that promised you could start a business with no money down... and it sounded too good to be true?

Usually, they were! But with article marketing and content creation as a whole, it's really an accurate description of the investment needed to get started from scratch.

The ONLY real investment you'll need to make in your business?

A commercial grade auto responder. (Which can be "had" for free as well... or at least until you have accumulated enough names to be charged, which is a good problem to have!)

The key is, when building a successful content marketing campaign to BEGIN with the end in mind.

You have to know what your ultimate outcome is supposed to be, and what you want your subscribers to ultimately do, otherwise you'll just spin your wheels.

The way you do that is SUPER simple.

You START with your offer. A product, service, or value add proposition that a small percentage of your subscribers will buy.

And then you write a small follow up email sequence that gets programmed into your auto-responder and goes out every day after they sign up, whether YOU are at the beach, on vacation with your family or hard at work on your business.

So your CONTENT (articles like this one) build a community of fans, followers and subscribers who sign up for your sequence.

And your sequence builds value, offers tips, tricks and techniques that empower, enlighten and inspires your audience to excel.

And every day... while adding value as above, your automated email sequence also "sells" YOU and your expertise, your products, your books... your suite of services or anything else you'd like to offer those who come into your online universe.

It really IS that easy. No catches, no gimmicks and no goofiness at all. I challenge you to try and apply the above in your business... and I encourage you to start today!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winning Logo Design Tips

A logo represents a company's ideas, nature, values and its vision for the future. The purpose of a logo is to create an ever-lasting impression in people's mind about a company and its values. People should be able to relate a company's quality and values through its logo. A unique and timeless logo design plays a pivotal role in building a company's brand image.

Contrary to the usual perspective of most designers, a logo need not be a masterpiece in the world of design. A logo need not be a proof of a designer's designing prowess and need not flaunt the latest trends in the world of logo design. People judge a company by its logo and the logo is judged based on the elements that form its design. Here are a few tips on designing a logo which can be useful in creating a unique and memorable design:

Unique Design

A logo should always stand out among competition. It must be unique in such a way that people relate the logo only to a single company and are not confused as to which company the logo belongs to.

According to the latest logo design news, experts suggest not to follow logo fads and trends. A well designed logo is timeless and holds value even after several years since its inception.

It is important to note how a simple three-pointed star has been the sole logo of Mercedes-Benz even after around 80 years since the company came out with the logo. The logo has seen many a wars and economic downturns, yet surviving in people's minds and is one of the most recognized logo worldwide.

Experts also warn against copying or getting inspired by another company's logo design. Such an approach not only results in being sued over trademark violations, but also gives a message to the world that your company doesn't have its own identity.

Adaptable Design

In a world where publicity materials can vary from being as small as a brochure to largely circulated magazines to business cards to websites, a logo should be designed in such a way that it looks equally good and equally compact on all these forms of display items. The logo should consist of readable text, not too small, not too big.

One can see how the logos of companies like AT&T, HP, IBM etc have logos that are not only compact but are adaptable across all kinds of media.

Keep your Logo Simple

Simplicity always goes hand in hand with beauty. Simple fonts like Times New Romans, Helvetica and Arial make the logo easily readable. Also, most of the companies listed on Fortune 500, use less than three colors and have minimal variations in the fonts used. It is widely accepted by experts in logo design that too many colors and fonts can spoil an image and make it less retainable.

One good example of a simple logo design is that of Apple Inc. The logo, which is nothing but an apple with a bite taken off on one side, is again one of the most recognized logos in the world today. Also, the colorful apple logo design was dropped by the company as it entered the modern era of technology and kept itself in sync with the world while keeping its fundamental concept of an apple intact.

A company should always try to express its business, its culture, its values and more importantly its vision through a simple, unique and adaptable logo design.

Monday, January 16, 2012

4 Steps to Online Success (Start a PROFITABLE Online Business Without Gurus or Gimmicks)

Step 1: Pick a niche (or pick a profitable PASSION).

This is such an important step to building an online business, and one that most folks labor over far too long.

The secret is actually very, very simple. Find something you love, and put it out into the world. I can't tell you how many hours I've wasted on affiliate products, or content campaigns that have been "profit" focused rather than PASSION oriented. Invariably, if you have no underlying love for what it is that we do everyday, the long term success statistics are grim at best.

Find what it is that you'd do for free... and build around that. (Invariably, your PASSION will converge with piles of profit, I promise!)

Step 2: Establish Your Authority and Demonstrate Your Expertise

Writing articles for example like THIS one is a good start. So too is building a blog, or creating a community site in your niche, or any other way YOU feel comfortable to demonstrate your experience, authority and expertise for an audience who WILL follow you if you lead the way.

The truth is, if you have PASSION, and have a unique perspective, you will be persuasive in your "pitch" and you can literally create clients, customers, fans and followers on this basis alone.

Step 3: Automate

If you want to be free, financially and otherwise... you've GOT to automate your online business. Working every day around the clock is never going to make you feel alive and empowered about your niche, no matter how much you love what you do.

Good examples of automation?

Content creation is one... so too are email auto-responders.


Article syndication and content marketing are a great automation tool, because content you create TODAY can often lead to torrents (or trickles) of traffic for years to come. (NOTE: I've written thousands of articles in tens of niches... and still get hundreds, if not thousands of daily readers from content I created for syndication in 2009 or 2010, meaning I can take a week off NOW whenever I want... or focus on optimizing other areas of my business, without worrying that my readership dries up when I take a break).

The same is true of email follow ups, the most common automation tool there is. If you write your email sequence TODAY, you can literally plug it in and it will go out for weeks, months or years, converting subscribers into sales, while you are free to focus on other areas, or do other things that you want with your business... and your life!

Step 4: Create a Curriculum

Every successful online business needs a curriculum. A coaching program. A product. Or a suite of services that you offer that allows you to monetize your marketplace. Don't focus on affiliate offers or contextual ads. You can literally create a KILLER product in about a week, and it can be done for dirt cheap to boot. (You can literally record an entire course in a weekend, and sell it for BIG bucks if you know what kind of content your community craves.)