Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Learn How To Profit From Your Web Site

Every webmaster wants to make a great looking site to serve some purpose. Even if your web site design and content are not geared toward how to make money online, it does not mean that you cannot produce some cash yourself. There are many different ways to make a profit from your existing or a new web sites. It does not make any difference if you know anything about internet marketing and it doesn't make any difference what topic your web site or blog covers. There is gold in them hills!

The one thing that you must understand is that no web site starts making huge amounts of cash overnight. You must put consistent effort in if you really want to see some nice returns. There are some great learning resources for those who want to start profiting from their website that do not cost anything at all. Yes, there are plenty of places to go spend your hard earned money to learn the latest and greatest fast cash scheme, but you could just learn the basics of internet marketing and find out how you can start bringing in a real income in the next couple weeks from your website.

If you wan to really dig into how to make money from your web site, you may want to take a look at the Webmaster Business Plan site and take in all the free information that you can handle. This site offers a huge amount of information and does not charge a penny for it.

What Are Some Ways I Can Profit From My Website?

The Free Webmaster Tips Blog is here to help. So lets discuss some of the most common ways that people are turning profits from their websites and you never know, you may be able to start earning faster than you think.

  1. Sell Ad Space - You can do this by solicity ad space on your site, using services that delegate banner ads or you can put up an ad on eBay, it really is easy!
  2. Use PPC Content - We have all heard about adsense and it really does pay off if you have a high traffic site, but there is no reason not to get it in place early on if your site is new.
  3. Paid Blogging - Yes, there are some people who really look down on this, but if you are in it for the money, there are many sites that will pay you to blog about their product or their own site and it pays very well!
  4. Affiliate Products - You can sell just about anything under the sun by becoming an affiliate of, and, so if you have a topic that has related products that you can get paid for referring people to, let your readers know and start telling them about these products.
  5. Start Your Own Information Product - It sounds strange, but there have been more internet millionaires made from creating their own information product than just about anything else. Just start off with a good plan and lay out the information you want to share in a logical order.
There are plenty of other great resources for more information on these topics, this was only meant to get your creative juices flowing. If you really want to start making profit online, you will need to learn a little something about SEO and Link Building too.

Make Amazing Looking Images With Round Corners

There are many ways to make your web site stand out from the others. If you have been viewing other web sites to get ideas of what you want to do with your own web site, you may have ran across these cool looking images that have rounded corners. These images have become very popular in the Web 2.0 world and they can be generated using a script on your web site to make a mask over the image, but there is a much easier way if you have Photoshop.

Creating these very attractive Web 2.0 images using Photoshop only takes a couple of steps and if you want to make your own unique images that can be used anywhere this is the way to go. You can learn more about making easy round corner images here or by checking out the source of this information here : Photoshop Round Corner Image Tutorial

So if you are ready to get started, just open up Photoshop and follow along with the guide below that was originally posted here :

How To Create Your Own Images With Round Corners

Within Photoshop, take a look at the Layers palette. The photo should be on it’s own layer, and we’re going to create another layer right on top of that.
Create another layer on top of the photo layer
On this layer, we are going to draw a rectangle, with the rounded rectangle tool.
The rounded rectangle tool
Draw the rectangle on the new layer you created.
Draw the rectangle
It doesn’t matter what the fill color is right now. Just try to center the rounded rectangle as best you can. Essentially, whatever falls inside this rectangle will be included in the picture.
Now, go back to the Layers palette, and select the layer that you just drew the rounded rectangle on. Double click on that layer.
The Layer Style palette should open up.
The Layer Style palette
In the Advanced Blending area, slide the Fill Opacity percentage down to 0%.
Slide the Fill Opacity percentage down to 0
Back in the Layers palette, click on the Paths tab.
In the Layers palette, select the Paths tab
With the current Path selected, click on the little arrow button, in the upper right corner of the Layers palette, and select "Make Selection..." from the select list.
Make Selection...
In the "Make Selection" option box, make sure Feather Radius is set to 0 pixels, and Anti–aliased IS checked.
Make Selection option box
Hit OK. You should get a nice, smooth selection of the rounded rectangle that you created.

Almost done

Now, with the selection still pending action, go to Edit, Copy Merged. Create a new document, and leave the dimensions alone (they should reflect the copy you just made). In the new document, go to Edit, Paste. There you go!

The image should now have nice, smooth corners, instead of the sharp, boxy ones it had before.