Blogging for income and the importance of Backlinks – First year goals

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Blogging for a living

Many of the successful bloggers, especially those who preach financial independence often advocate blogging in order to earn passive income. Although the term ‘passive’ may be used quite loosely since it takes a bit more effort to obtain than the passive income earned through the dividends of stocks. Anyway, in starting WiselyInvested.com I have decided to follow this advice passed on by the blogging gurus. I have read many experts on SEO talking about the importance of backlinking when it comes to building website popularity and, in this post, I will explore this and try to see just how important it is. Continue reading “Blogging for income and the importance of Backlinks – First year goals”

The nature of returns

The pursuit of yield

Investing is all about making your money work as hard as possible for you. When making a decision about what where to invest we often ask, ‘where can I earn the highest return on my investment?’ Although stocks are generally the best performing asset class most people opt to invest towards real estate or just leaving the money in a high interest term deposit in the bank. Continue reading “The nature of returns”

Why I’m a big fan of the S & P 500 ETFs and Index funds

Getting into share trading

Back when I was looking to get into trade shares, and I mean properly trade shares, not as a CFD but to actually own them and collect a divided, I was at first deterred by the barrier for entry. All up I was wanting to start with say, approximately $ 5000. The thing is, I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket and just buy one stock; I wanted to diversify and spread my stake across at least a few stocks so I was better protected. Continue reading “Why I’m a big fan of the S & P 500 ETFs and Index funds”

Short term trading – A perilous path

people walking on white snowWhy the newbies tend to gravitate toward short term trading

When I began to take an interest in trading, what excited me about it was endless options of what there is to trade and the ways in which it can be done. Originally, I thought that the only thing which could be traded was stocks and that it would require large amounts of money to trade and that one would have to have ownership of the stock to do so.  Then I began learning about CFDs and the power of leverage and how it would allow one with only a small amount of capital to buy and sell all sorts of exotic instruments without even actually owning it. The financial markets are a lot like a casino; large sums of money can be made very quickly for those willing to take the risk. Continue reading “Short term trading – A perilous path”

Making guaranteed profit from trading everyday… is absurd!

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Creating the illusion

Just a few days ago I was browsing a popular travel blog hoping to gain any useful pointers for an upcoming overseas vacation that I’m currently planning. Whilst I was looking through the posts, I noticed that one was on the subject of making money while travelling. I was enticed, as I’m sure many visitors who saw the post would have been.  After clicking through to read the suggestions I was surprised to see that the 3 or 4th idea was through online trading.

The author went on to recount how her husband, who was a complete novice to trading was making money from it most days and that some people fund there holidays entirely through trading profits. Continue reading “Making guaranteed profit from trading everyday… is absurd!”