As I look to consumers in the United States, I find that the American dream is no longer the idea of owning property. Today, consumers dream of owning their own business where they can work from home and still make a decent living. Looking towards the internet for a source of income, many consumers find themselves building websites hoping to make it online.

The only problem with just building a website and hoping to make it is that the common consumer is mislead into believing that if you build a website, you will get business. Unfortunately, that is not the case. As a matter of fact, this couldn't be further from the truth.

Building a website is a great start to owning and operating a home based business but there is a great deal of work that goes into making money online. The key to making money online is not only having a website but, you will need to drive traffic to that website. This is what seems to be the tricky part for most people. Ads are very expensive on a PPC or CPM campaign and the new business owner usually cannot afford this high cost. Aside from ads, new business owners look to search engine optimization services to find relief only to find that SEO takes some time and money as well.

So, How Do You Make Money Online?

Well it is pretty simple. The key is to have a website that ranks highly on search engines such as Google. The higher you are ranked on popular search engines, the more money you can expect to make from your website.

To rank highly on search engines, it is important to build links that point to your website. Each link counts as a vote in the search engines point of view. The more votes you have the higher you will rank. The process of building links is quite simple as well. As a matter of fact, this article was written to build links. Look to the bottom and see the links I built using this article.

All you need to do is write articles about your product, niche or service. Once you write the article, place it on multiple article directories and include links in each article! By doing so, you will increase your websites popularity amongst the major search engines.

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