How to Use Google Trends to Make Online Money
Google Trends, for most of us, is a simple online platform provided by Google to track the top searches which are in trend all over the world. The indexed items are based on the stats received from a particular region, and the user can easily use the service to check the most searched queries in any country. Google Hot Trends is an addition to Google trends and it provides a list of 20 searches which have seen the fastest rise among users in the last hour. Google Trends is thus a constantly updated online application which not only provides valuable data about the information searched for, but also provides other goods and services which are being looked up by people online, and an approximate of how long the item would continue to be searched.
Now there are very few people in the market who actually know that Google Trends can be used to make mountains of money within minutes and that too without much efforts or expert level designing knowledge. If you can write a few paragraphs on a topic, and you are willing to generate some extra income online, then Google Trends might just be the key for you. So how do you exactly make money with this platform? Well this is what this post is all about. I’ll share a few secrets with you to generate income directly from your home.
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Generating Income from Google Trends: As Easy As One, Two and Three
All you need to do is follow these three simple steps, and watch your money grow without any kind of investment involved.
Step 1: Pick a Trend and Write an Article
First of all, you simply need to browse to the Google Trends home page, and browse the hottest topics. From the most trending topics, pick something which suits to your profile. If you are a tech writer, then something like “Apple iPhone 5S launch in October” might be more preferable as compared to “Economic Crisis in US” even if the latter is placed above the list. Most of the times it’s going to happen that all the topics would seem to be out of scope. In such a case, you need not get disheartened. Pick something which seems interesting, and gain knowledge on the same. How do I gain knowledge? Come on Google it! Read a few articles on the topic, and then try to merge them all, making a fresh amalgam. Do not try to copy paste other’s ideas as it will not just result is negative for your image, but it is also considered to be an illegal practice.
Step 2: Set Up a Simple Google Blog with Approved Adsense
Under the “Hot News” niche, you need to set up a free Google BlogSpot site. This site would be your landing page where all the visitors would come to read your published articles. No designing knowledge of any kind is required while setting up such a blog. If you are familiar with WordPress environment, then the user interface here would seem to be a bit more natural to you. If you are completely new to websites, you need not worry as Google has made sure that no programming knowledge is required here. Simple options have been tabbed up under easy menus for better understanding. Choose a theme that matches your blog from the vast collection provided by Google. After the basic layout of your site is ready, you can now publish the article which you wrote on a trending topic recently. Just make sure that the font you have chosen can be easily read by the user, and is easily understandable. If you can add pictures to support your point, then that would certainly give you an upper edge. Ensure that the pictures are not protected by any copyrights of third persons.
Step 3: Publicize Your Site and Submit Your Articles to Directories
If you are a professional blogger, and you think that you would be able to drive traffic to your blog by following traditional SEO tactics, then you might be a bit wrong here. The SEO strategies we use basically the aim of providing long term benefits. You will need time to get your articles indexed by Google, but the topics in trend change from day to day. So a better option is to publicize your blog yourself. Spread the news in your Twitter feeds, post about it on Facebook, use the power of MySpace, add some pins to Pinterest, and do everything you can to let the people under your list of social networks like LinkedIn, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, etc. know about your latest post.
Another critical step is to submit your articles to article directories like Ezinearticles, Articlebase, Associated Content, etc. These directories would help you gain more links in less time. You can choose from several other directories, just make sure that the sites you choose approve your articles within a few hours. You would never want them to give approval after 3 days when the trend is lost.
Making money online is not at all a difficult task, but neither is it easy. Once you know the exact place you will have to focus on, you will see that the money simply multiplies in arithmetic terms. You might face some earning problems initially and the income might be a bit low, but once you gain better information and learn to implement it in the best manner, you will see that the results tend to shoot up in straight angled graphs.
The best thing about the method which I explained above is that unlike most of the other income sources like running a personal blog, you do not need to make even a single penny investment. All the services which have been defined are provided free of cost either from Google, or from other fellow sites. If you feel any problem which understanding or implementing any of the above steps, do comment below, and I would be glad to help you.