The key to being financially healthy is to take advantage of the many money making opportunities that do not require so much effort and resources on our part. Gone are the days when people’s definition of career success has a lot to do about being a part of a giant firm somewhere in the city. While that still works for some people and while being a part of a prestigious company has its perks, it does not mean that it is the only way to be successful career wise. Nowadays, more and more people are embracing the fact that they can make money online. With millions of people using the internet in almost aspects of their lives, that translates to a million of online opportunities for those who have the daring. If you are wondering, here are some ways you can make money online.

Savvy business people have realized that My About me profile can be an excellent way to promote themselves, their business, or make easy money. The most popular way that this is done is through Google Adsense. Using this, bloggers are able to sell advertising off of their blog and collect cash just for keeping a blog. Those with very successful blogs are raking in the cash simply off of their AdSense ads. It is very easy and free to start doing this, and many have cashed in, and in big ways. Some blog hosts have even allowed their users to ad AdSense using the same account, making it even easier to make money with blogs.

But don’t just limit yourself to Google! Search anywhere people can talk about you– online blogs, news sources, forums, social media sites, etc. Making a plan to ensure you control page one of Google’s results and other sites was the most important part of taking control of our online presence and turning our reputation around. If this seems too daunting or you find you don’t have the time manage Google’s first page of results, you may want to hire a reputation manager to help you get this fine tuned like we did.

Many Business profiles on-page SEO issues will jump out at experienced SEO professionals. Some of the most common things to think about include whether the site relies too heavily on Flash; whether the site uses non-SEO friendly URLs, duplicate content, or poor navigation; and whether each page uses unique tags.

Social media profiles not updated or links not working. You don’t want all your social media efforts to result in zippo results. This is exactly what can happen if your profiles don’t have the right contact information. Spend time to review and update your social media profiles and pages and check the information making sure it is consistent throughout all of your social media sites.

I will give you one example. If you Google search the words “beginner make money online blogs” 630,000 results come up. If you Google search the words “make money online” over 16 million results come up.

Blogs have gone from personal journals to a way to inform the public and discuss politics and world events to business use. Yes, people make money with blogs. In fact, blogging can earn you a very nice income if you know what you are doing. One blogger even auctioned his blogging services on EBay for thousands of dollars! Niche blogs are used to earn money as well. These are blogs where a person writes on a very narrow, yet popular topic, and uses affiliate programs or Google AdSense ads to earn revenue.

I still hate blogging. But life is not full of doing only those things we like. Use your blog if you are serious about promoting your business. And use your blog if you want to promote yourself. Don’t expect a million hits a minute but don’t be surprised if your blog turns out to be a positive addition to your web presence. I certainly was and continue to be amazed at the results.