I have been busy getting my books up and online. My newest find and fabulous site for people like me who want to get their own books up and published without the cost of prepublishing or waiting for a publisher to okay them, is www.lulu.com. They allow you to make as many books as you want and they publish on demand. They also have ebook versions available for purchase. You can choose. They have marketing and promotional aids for free for you to get your books noticed and all the marketing help you need. They just take a small cut for their work. And it is very reasonable.
The following article provides another way to channel your resources and use another avenue of income for your business.
Make Money Online with RSS Data Transfer
Copyright 2005 Peter Tarrida del Marmol
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site
Summary. It also has been referred to as a “pull”
technology rather than a “push” technology. And, in fact,
this feature is what makes RSS so popular in terms of
today’s Internet usage.
It’s probably hard to argue that anyone who uses the
Internet today hasn’t heard of spam. If they have an email
inbox it is probably full of it.
Spam, for the uninitiated, is the receipt of unwanted
emails from people whom you did not request to receive
information. Spam represents the “push” technology. That
is, people “push” their email message at your inbox,
whether you have asked to receive the email or not.
And that aspect of “push” technology is what many have come
to believe is the death of email. It’s arguable that email
will still be around for quite a long time, even though
there are still people who continue the illegal spam
process. In fact, companies are making millions now just
providing everyday users as well as huge corporations,
solutions claiming to solve their spam problem.
RSS, on the other hand, can be said to be the exact
opposite of the email “push” technology. Because you cannot
“push” your message to subscribers. In fact, the only way
that people can subscribe to an RSS feed is to do so
voluntarily. And, at the same time, they can unsubscribe
whenever they want.
That’s why it’s called a “pull” technology. Because
subscribers “pull” information into their readers and, if
the content isn’t what they expect, they can unsubscribe
whenever they’d like. So, unlike the email “push”
technology, there is no one using RSS that is experiencing
an inbox full of spam. All they have to do is to
unsubscribe and they will never receive another message
from the person who provided the feed.
RSS has become a popular way to make money on line too. And
that is due in part to the popularity of the RSS “pull”
technology. Here’s one way of monetizing a website using
Imagine setting up a static one page web site – a minisite
if you will. Now, add either Google Adsense code or the new
Yahoo version of the Google Adsense style ads that, when
clicked by a visitor – you earn cash.
This gives you a nice starting point and, if you optimize
your web page properly, there is a good chance you will get
a high ranking in the search engines. And, the more people
who see your page, the more likelihood they will click on
one of the links on your web page and you’ll earn revenue
from the click.
But RSS provides an even greater potential. Because by
adding an RSS feed to that same web page, you turn a static
web page that only contains the information you placed on
it, into a dynamic ever changing web page that others will
likely come back more than once to read.
After all, once someone has read a one page web site, what
incentive is there for them to come back? Plenty, if you
use RSS feeds on your web page. It is possible to add 5, 10
or 15 feeds on your once static web page and now, you’ve
got a page that automatically updates itself and provides
something that people will want to come back to read time
and time again.
You can easily convert any web page into a dynamic web page
using free RSS creator software. One of the most popular
free versions is called Carp and you can download it at
this web link: http://www.geckotribe.com/rss/carp
Once you’ve set this program up on your website and added
the proper code to your website, then you will need to
collect RSS feeds that relate to the topic of your web page.
Let’s say that the topic of your web page is flower
gardens. You could go to Google News and get their RSS feed
code, place it into the appropriate position in your Carp
coding you put on your web page and then adjust the code as
You can also get a similar feed from Topix.net and you’d
adjust the code like this:
Now, once you have uploaded your web page, your site will
automatically pull in fresh information from Google and
Topix about flower gardens. Simply follow this illustration
for any web page you’d like to monetize and watch your
search engine ranking soar and also your bank account!
Peter Tarrida del Mármol is a spanish internet marketer. To
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