If you consider the volume of searches for most topics which go through the search engine Google each and every day, you could be forgiven for thinking they somehow have a monopoly on internet content. Whether you are a fan or not, Google don't do things badly, they have the best performing search engine, the fastest growing social network and a raft of other services which are being gobbled up by the internet savvy at every turn.
So what next for this behemoth company? Well my two cents says that if they were to really want to attract the best to their shores they could simply run a lottery each and every day, it wouldn't even need to be a particularly complex or exciting code rich service either. Here is how Google has the power to make you rich overnight.
If you have a blog with adsense or a business listing on google, they could drive literally millions of visitors to your site. The way they could do this is by utilising the already existing keywords your website or listing has signed up for. Ranking you first for a day would drive the volume of traffic that would be life changing. This would happen one of two ways, the number of ad clicks on your blog would sky rocket and you would be rich, or alternatively you would generate the kind of sales that only Amazon enjoy. This overnight success for your business could really change lives, giving something back to the millions of Google users at no cost, like a lottery with the cost of either time or money spread across millions of other people.
The publicity factor alone in a stunt like this would be so earth shatteringly positive that people who shun Google for their dodgy tax evasion and questionable monopolisation of the internet would simply forgive and forget. So Google, why not make everyone's life a bit more exciting and perhaps show some love back to the little fish of the internet?
In reality this is unlikely to ever happen because corporate entities have no moral conscious and care so little for the individual they may not even notice when they destroy your rankings due to a human error. Any advice you have been given about ways to make money online, by either writing content or selling goods has led you here to the truth of the matter, to the only advice you will ever need to hold onto as you furiously attempt to escape your day job for the promised land of self employment, working from home!
To be successful in both making money from writing online, or selling goods through a website:
- Write shit people enjoy
- Sell shit people want to own