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									No work,
passive
money
By Mark Owens
Disclaimer
This eBook must not be reproduced in any way, shape or form.
Purchasing this eBook only gives you a personal license meaning
you may not edit, sell or share the material. The content inside
this eBook is provided “as is”.
Introduction
Congratulations on making one of the best financial decisions in
2010 by purchasing this eBook. What this eBook outlines is a
method that allows you to get blogs and websites for free and is
100% ethical.
A quick overview of this method is basically finding individuals
enthusiastic about a certain topic and then giving them an
incentive to write for your blog/website. You can then either leave
the website and make money every day off it or flip it for a couple
thousand dollars in a few days.
If implemented correctly, making $3000 a month is very easy due
to the fact that this method is very easy to get started and can be
scaled up infinitely.
Finding people to write for you
Before we start, I would just like to point out that when using the
above methods to find people to write for you, broaden your
minds and don’t bother with the Internet Marketing niche. Try
things like weight loss and dog training where people aren’t that
tech-savvy.
Remember that we’re trying to find people passionate about a
specific topic, and so some of the most obscure niches may turn
out to be the most profitable.
The solution
Apart from the usual internet marketers out there, there are
millions of people who use Wordpress and similar blogging
platforms legitimately. These free blogging platforms get millions
of visitors every month, let’s just check the traffic stats for
Wordpress.com




It has an Alexa rank of 20, meaning that it’s the 20th most popular
website in the world. To put that in perspective, Wordpress gets
more traffic than eBay (Alexa rank of 23). And by looking at the
graph, traffic is pretty steady and constantly growing.
Here are the demographics of the site




So what does all this mean? Well from the Alexa screenshot, we
can see that there are millions of bloggers out there that make
blogs about their life or a hobby and update it out of passion.
From the Quantcast demographics, we can then see that 51% of
the users make less than $60k a year.
So how can we approach this? Well one thing about having a blog
on Wordpress.com is that you are not allowed Adsense ads (or
any other type of ads for that matter) on your blogs. This is
absolutely fantastic for us because it means that we have found a
goldmine where millions of people are happily writing without any
monetary compensation at all. In fact, I would be surprised if
most of them knew that they can even make money off their blog!
Another thing is that once you register a Wordpress blog, you get
a very unprofessional subdomain (yourblog.wordpress.com). Most
of these people know very little about the internet and would
imagine that it would cost hundreds or even thousands a year for
a .com domain… Now what if you gave them one for free?
As you can see, these are going to be incentives to make people
blogging on free platforms such as Wordpress to change and start
blogging on your professional blog where they can get paid too!
What I have been doing is simply giving them 70% of what is
made from Adsense ads but I also sell links and promote affiliate
programs on the site to bring in extra money (which you can
choose to share with them or not).
Finding blogs
Finding these blogs may seem hard at first, but it is actually very
easy with the help of Google. Simple type this in Google:
            site:wordpress.com 2010 “your niche”
Now what does this search do? It searches all the blogs on
Wordpress that was last updated in 2010 related to your niche.


As you can see, there are nearly 5000 active bloggers blogging
about dog training. And since I highly doubt you have or need any
more than 20 sites in that niche, 5000 is more than enough to find
free writers for.
Contacting the owners
This is usually the hardest part; I have a virtual assistant who
does this for me part time along with other things. Many blogs
have an “About me” or “Contact” page with an email address.
If not, a simple comment complimenting the blog and then leaving
your details is enough (as long as you don’t make it look like
spam). A simple template would be:
Hey [name],
Loving your blog, awesome tips on [niche here] you have here. I
would just like to ask you some questions privately, mind
contacting me at [email address]
Thanks,
Mark


Be sure to personalize the comment with their name and what
the blog is about. This may not always work if they don’t show
their name but try your best to make every message unique so it
doesn’t come out as spam. Along with that, be sure to compliment
their blog since everyone loves to be complimented!
Other sources
Wordpress isn’t the only place you can find these people. I will
briefly touch on other places where you can find people to write
for you.
Forums are also a very popular place. I often see people with
thousands of posts on a hobby for free… That’s a lot of articles.
Simple use Google and search for
                 “powered by Vbulletin” your niche
This will search for all the Vbulletin blogs related to your niche.
Then simply create an account yourself and PM them asking if
they want to write for you.
As you can see, finding people is only limited to your own
imagination. You can then try IRC chatrooms, Yahoo/Google
groups etc. There is an endless amount of people who write a lot
about a subject they are passionate about for free.



Setting up the site
After finding people who are willing to write for you in return for a
domain name and a share of Adsense revenue, it’s time to make
their site. Due to the fact that the main method revolved around
wordpress.com, we will be installing Wordpress onto their new
site for them to feel comfortable and for the ease of use
(remember – not everyone is tech-savvy).
Hosting and domain
If you don’t already have hosting, I highly recommend you to go
with a Hostgator account. This is because their Baby Plan is
perfect for this method (or for anything, really). You get unlimited
domains, unlimited space, and unlimited bandwidth for $7.95 a
month. This means that you can host as many of these sites as
you want as long as any other sites you want to host.
Along with my dedicated server (which gives me more control), I
still have a plan at Hostgator because they were so good to me; I
was using probably 20+ Gigabytes of data everyday with no
complaints whatsoever. Their support is also top-notch for the
price paid and so I highly recommend it whether you’re just
starting out or making $1000 a day.
I will also be using my Hostgator account for this part of the
tutorial so it will be easier to follow along if you do the same.
For a domain, there are many places you can go for. I would
recommend Namecheap not only because the price is very
affordable, you also get free WhoisGuard and an SSL certificate
along with every domain name. WhoisGuard allows your details to
be private from public whois records and SSL certificates are very
useful if you ever own a few ecommerce sites or for anything to
do with authentication (not needed for this method but they’re
always useful and it’s free).
When buying a domain name, I would advise you to get a .com or
.net instead of a .info no matter how tempting it may be. We are
trying to create quality sites and a .info isn’t exactly quality.


Adding the domain name onto Hostgator
Now that you’ve bought your domain name, it’s time to add it onto
your Hostgator account. Simply click on your domain on
Namecheap and then click “Transfer DNS to Webhost” on the left
After getting to that screen, simply copy/paste the nameservers
given to you in the Hostgator email you received after purchasing
an account.
You will now have to do a similar process on your Hostgator
account. In the email from Hostgator, you should have also gotten
a link to your CPanel account. CPanel is one of the most popular
control panels for Webhosts and is very powerful. Once logged in,
scroll down to the “Domains” section and find Addon Domains




Once on the screen, all you have to do is enter the domain name
you purchased just before (without http://www.) and press “Add
Domain!”
The DNS will take at maximum 48 hours (usually instant) to fully
propagate and be visible to the entire world.


Installing Wordpress
Because we’re finding most of our new writers from Wordpress,
due to the fact that they aren’t exactly tech-savvy, it’s best to
install Wordpress since they have already grown comfortable to
its ease of use. This is very easy to do in Hostgator as it comes
with Fantastico allowing you to install Wordpress in just a few
clicks.
Get back on CPanel, then scroll down to the “Software / Services”
area and click on Fantastico De Luxe
Now find “Wordpress” from the navigation bar on the left and click
on it.




Press the “New Installation” link and follow fill in the information
as needed. It’s pretty self-explanatory and means that you don’t
have to do the tedious stuff like setting up a database yourself
saving you a lot of time and making it very easy to outsource.
Installing themes and plugins onto Wordpress
To be honest, I’m still used to the old method of login into FTP
and uploading the theme manually even though Wordpress has
made it a lot easier to do nowadays.
The way I still do it is download the theme/plugin and then upload
it into the wp-content/themes or wp-content/plugins directory via
FTP.
For a theme, generally something clean and simple will do unless
you have money to get a custom theme done. Themes aren’t very
important but always try to find something that is appealing to the
eyes and is simple. Why simple themes? Because it gives the
readers fewer options making the CTR for your Adsense ads go
crazy.
Plugins on the other hand, are pretty important. There are a
couple plugins you should always install for the SEO factor.
Here’s a list of plugins I always use on my blogs:
Adsense Deluxe – For your Adsense ads
Akismet – Filters out spam comments
Google Sitemap Generator – Creates sitemaps of the site
Platinum SEO – Best SEO plugin around
WP Database Backup – Backs up your database for the
inevitable
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Interlink posts for more
SEO juice
Monetization
Apart from using just Adsense on your blogs, there are a lot more
ways to monetize your site.
Information products
Always check if there’s an information product (eBook) on the
specific niche of your site on marketplaces such as Clickbank. If
no such eBook currently exists and you’re getting a lot of traffic,
make your own! I cannot stress this enough. By having a high-
volume niche with little to no competitors, you can make a lot of
money very easily.
CPA
CPA stands for Cost Per Action. There are a lot of CPA offers out
there for a multitude of verticals. Use a tool such as OfferMate
which is free and very powerful. Simply type in your niche and it
will spit out offers from literally hundreds of CPA networks out
there.
Text links
A few months after the site has ranked and is doing nicely, you
would see a nice rise in PageRank (PR). You can then sell text
links on the website and make money depending on many factors
such as PR, Alexa rank and traffic.
Flipping the site
Ever need any quick cash for an emergency? Simply sell the site
once it’s made some profit on sites such as Flippa. Sites usually
go for 10x its revenue. So if you’re making $1000 a month with a
site, you can easily get it for $10,000. The fact that there’s a
writer included that writing for free can easily double the price.



Conclusion
As you can see, this is a very powerful method that can bring you
thousands of passive income every single month. Instead of
paying for a writer, this method allows you to morally “hire”
someone for no cost at all and get unique, quality content for your
blogs/website.
Remember, content is king.
To your success,
Mark Owens

								
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