Over the 18 months or so I have seen so many changes in how the web works and delivers results it’s no wonder that people don’t believe they can make a living online. If you’re not on the front page of Google for your keyword you can forget making anything from your website, but after finally making it into the top 10 Google change Algorithm (how it searches) and your website vanishes!!! All your hard work or money or maybe both down the drain. And eBay has a similar story, if you don’t comply with all their forever changing rules, regulations, and general BS they can slap you worse than Google; eBay seem to be able to stop your sales over night and can leave you with unsold stock and dead money.
I have suffered with both of these situations at some stage and it’s a real pain in the rear, not to mention the financial losses. So what’s the answer? Well to be honest there isn’t one or a least I haven’t found it although there seems to be so many if that makes sense. Let me explain; A while ago writing articles and linking them to your website was an easy way to dominate the google rankings, but now that is just one of the components to a top 10 ranking; you must also have videos pointing to your site, Facebook, articles, web 2.0 pages, Links from high pr sites, fresh content, the list goes on. BUT you can still get a top result if you are willing to put the work in.
eBay is a different entity altogether because no one seems to know what really works at the moment and they seem to be interested in the really big sellers with 1000s of products for whatever reason? But again you can still make it if you can fathom it out.
Amazingly or maybe not so, buying stocks is so much easier but if I wasn’t doing these other things online I could lose touch with internet marketing within a few months in all honesty.
As a self employed mum I want to stay on the ball and keep pace with life online and working and adapting to this environment keeps me up to speed.
If you are seriously looking to start up online now is a really good time to do it; mainly because you shouldn’t have too many changes to contend with in the near future as there have been so many major updates recently; therefore you can start to employ some strategies for long term success online right now and learn more as you go along.
Yes it may seem like a mountain to climb but once you work out the route it’s a stroll on the beach, at least for a while.