Blogging Your Way To Money?

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Blogging is now one of the main strategies in internet marketing. If you are running a small or a big internet business, blogging will help you improve your online presence that could bring more traffic to your site and possibly increase your chance to make more sales. So again, why go blogging? Blogging today is now one of the most effective ways of making some money online. In other words, it is not only cost less but also easy and effective. Just what a marketer needs!

Many affiliate marketers make a lot of money on the net using just one blog. You can easily add products, content to your blog and design it as you wish to your contentment. Now, if you already have a website, then it is imperative that you should add a blog into it. Blogging will help you bring more traffic to your website. You can choose to place your own links from your blog to the different pages of your site and it will drive visitors from your blog to your website and vice versa.

It is not so difficult to bring traffic to a blog. It is because of Search Engines most especially the King Google loves blogs as their content is always fresh. While posting some content to your blog, you can optimize it for the specific keywords to make it attractive to search engines. Though you got to be careful not to overstuff your blog with different products, promotions, and offers. Always remember that people are coming to your blog because they are looking for and not to be sold of any products or services. The goal is to interest your readers, make them like your blog and remember to revisit your blog.  If the readers see valuable information in your blog, it will be much easy for you to make some income out of it by promoting your business.

Aside from optimizing the blog, there is another great technique to get more visitors to your blog which is to exchange links with other sites. This is called backlinking and is one of the most popular traffic methods among bloggers. Essentially, exchanging the links with other bloggers means you are also exchanging traffic or audience with other blogs out there.  In order to do this,  you can send a message to the admin of a blog you want to exchange your link with or you can link out to the other site with a compliment or a nice review.  Don’t be afraid that your visitors may be clicking away from your blog — this is just part of the game. In exchanging links, you will get traffic from the other sites linked to you.

Don’t underestimate blogging. It may play a big role as you are promoting your own money making internet business and at the bottom line help you make quick money online.

Make blogging work for you!

Tips To Take Advantage Of Web 2.0 Blog Traffic

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Let’s take a look how to get highly targeted and responsive traffic using Web 2.0. Or more specifically, how you can possibly turn your prospective customers as raging fans even before they ever get into your real site — by having a Web 2.0 blog.

Right now, I think all business – especially an online business — needs a blog as part of its traffic building strategy — regardless if it has a website or not. Your blog must be of high quality in terms of appeal and content so that you can attract your fans to your website and generate traffic flood.

The most vital component of the Web 2.0 blog is content. No quality content? Then you might as well forget about traffic. And no traffic means no revenue whatsoever. Therefore, it is a must that you develop keyword rich quality content to attract people to your site or blog.

People may have a blog as their sole site. To create a blog that will hopefully see a stampede of traffic, here are some basic things you need to do:

1. Post great and useful content.  When your blog is just offering garbage and useless information to its readers, then you might as well scrap things altogether.

2. Professional look. The blog must be attractively structured to make it appealing to its audience. Pick the appropriate WordPress theme that matches the subject of the blog. For example, if your blog is about health, get a health-related theme. If it is about dating, have a dating theme. Then make sure that the layout is simple to read and steer.

3. Get your blog well organized for your users. This includes right tags, correct categories, and good archives.

4. The blog must load fast. If it does not, then talk to your host on the matter.

5. Your blog must be uncomplicated for reading — with a good headline, graphic and a functioning click through a button for a visitor to read more.

6. Provide supplementary useful information to the readers. For instance, you know of other sites which provide free services related to the subject matter, suggest it to the readers by putting the links within or below your post.

7. Blogs are supposedly friendly places to share information – therefore avoid brazen sales pitch on your posts.

8. Your blog posts must be concise and direct to the point. The language may be informal and relaxed but must be grammatically correct at all time. So don’t forget to spell check the article before posting it. Don’t get away from the topic you are writing about. Be informative and precise. And just use simple everyday terms.

9. Make it a point to have updates regularly. Always archive your previous posts. This could help up your exposure as well as in search engine ranking.

10. Set up the RSS feed to help drive extra traffic to your site and create your following.

11. As a good suggestion, the post should end with a question – so as to entice readers to express their views or opinions as comments.

Major search engines frequently spider blogs. Certainly, search engines love blogs and index them fast. You must take advantage of RSS syndication. RSS is a big help in letting your readers be aware each time you add new posts. This helps with highly targeted traffic you need. You may also add the necessary widgets to make your blog even more functional and moving.

Web 2.0 is a vast subject and there is much room that you can move on to drive traffic to your site. Definitely, Web 2.0 is here to stay!

Searching For Excellent Content?

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There are a lot of ways and places to source excellent content for your website or blog. And in some cases, you can get it all just for nothing at all.

Free content can be sourced out online. Of course, there are some compromises here. Sites like GoArticles and EzineArticles are known as article directories. They are in the business of providing or distributing well-written, instructive content which other webmasters can use for their sites.

Yes, the articles are just free for anybody who wants them but you must always remember that there is a requirement that if you display one on your website, you must also mention the article’s author and link to his or her website.

The bottom line is that free isn’t 100% free after all. And if you are planning to create goodwill and some following by building yourself as a well-informed expert in a niche market, it could put you in a bad light.

Of course, listing another author as the real source of a useful article on your blog means that you are in fact set that other person up as the real expert on your website.

At the same time, you are providing a good space for a competing guru with the crucial marketing gizmo which is a link to his or her website which could take your readers to what they are offering.

Personally, I am recommending that rather than getting your content from article directories, it would help your cause to produce your own articles. Another good way is to have articles written for you by somebody else. Aside from contracting somebody to work with your content, you can also deal with article brokers which you can easily find online.

I am talking here of private label articles or PLR which provide content that you can assert as your very own as all publishing and ownership rights to the article have been devolved to you by the author. In this case, rather than promoting somebody else as an expert, you can show your readers and prospective customers that you, yourself, are the expert on the topic.

As all rights are now under your hands, you have the liberty to use private label articles either as single articles or content on your blog. Another good usage is to build newsletters around the articles that you can send out to your subscribers.

With some informative and nice collection of articles, you can even produce your very own e-books which you can sell or give away to your readers as a gift. All of these purposes are applicable and smart ways to exploit private label articles and any of them will compel business to, not away from, your blog or website.

The Right Blogger Mindset

Embarking a journey in blogging could prove to be richly rewarding and personally enriching most especially to successful bloggers. When we say successful – there are a lot of factors for that but generally speaking, it means that the blogger is making the good amount of money out of his or her blog. Now the question is: Are you ready to embark on a journey which will reward huge amounts of profits in times to come?

I’m happy you are. Without question, blogging has rewarded me handsomely for the past few months and I’ve been making thousands of dollars of passive income ever since I started to blog.

The good news is that we all can do it!

There are just 2 things needed. First, you must be committed to your own success because nobody will do it for you. Second, you must a strong belief in yourself and your abilities or even limitations. Everything can be done and your dream of success can come true.

Now, having said that, before you even start creating your blog, you must know what you want to blog about. For starters, it should be something that you really know like a hobby or interest so that you will have a lot of things to talk about. As you progressed in your blogging ability, you may expand your horizon gradually. Professional bloggers can take on any topic niche that they want but this is not advised for newcomers. Just take the little steps one at a time.  Well, just like a baby, by the time you can run, then it is time to run.

Here are two questions that you must answer before even contemplating your blogging journey:

1. What are the things that do you enjoy doing or passionate about?

2. What are the topics that you can talk or write on for hours without ever getting tired of?

It is only through identifying those things that you can assess your strengths and limitations. By doing so, you are preparing yourself mentally for the challenges ahead in blogging. Success in blogging can only be possible if it did with passion, commitment and focus. Unfortunately, there is no “one-click” shortcut to that dream. I should know because I walked on the same path you may be trudging right now.

The journey to successful blogging begins with small steps!

Driving Traffic To Your Site

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There is no point of having a site or blog if it will just end without any traffic at all. When we say traffic we usually refer to our audience or clicks from the search engines or somewhere else. Of course, as bloggers or webmasters, we are always looking for ways to maximize our traffic potential. We can follow some proven techniques to have great results with the search engines which can give us the so-called organic traffic. Let us discuss here a very good process to drive traffic to your site.

Let’s start with the content by picking up a good subject. Of course, you can easily search online for good and hot topics. Other medium includes newsletters, competitors, books, magazines, and even the traditional newspapers which are still very much around. There is a need to research keywords related to your topic. Tip: always think about the keywords internet users will possibly be entering into the search engines and any variations. Then enlarge your vocabulary. The best resource you can use in this regard is available for free:

https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordTool

You may go for some variations of words and phrases at this site in order to gauge the data available from the search engines most especially that of the last month. At the same, you can expect the bidding price for the keywords and phrases which can also be the important gauge. You must also look into the competition by using the search engines. You can easily study and analyze especially the top ten listed to see their sites and some features that may have been adopting. You can then adapt the techniques they are implementing so as to improve your own site.

After researching, it is time to begin producing the content. Guided by the keywords you choose, we have to write articles. Utilize the many variations that search engines are keen on to see in all websites and articles. Then add some affiliate links in the article in case you want to market your product and generate traffic for it.

Put up the web pages is the next step. Armed with the written content having the pertinent keywords and phrases, building the web pages is now imperative. You are now sure to gain more traffic based on your research. Always remember to mix some of the techniques and content you viewed on others’ site. Something that works for them can also work for you.

Don’t forget to use the keywords in the titles of the articles or web pages. And put key phrases for ALT tags on the site. Then add your article to a page on the site. For more good results, you got to add pictures of the product to attract the interest of your readers. Promote to them what you have to offer. You must get links from other sites. Use quality backlinks from sites with a high search engine ranking to increase your site’s PageRank as well as advance the traffic to your site.

After completing the first page, you can decide to build more now with some degree of confidence. Use the same technique from the original page as a template. You have been able to use the right methods on the first page by careful research so you can easily adapt the same techniques with the next challenges.

It is a common wisdom that if your site or blog is packed with attractive information, contents, images, and links, you have become a site Google will quickly index and rank. As time goes on, you can be sure of getting high rankings based on your hard work, dedication, and diligence.

You will see the traffic steadily coming to your website. As nothing is guaranteed, it may take some time for the search engines to see your site so there is a need to be patient and never give up!

How To Get More Comments For Your Blog

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All bloggers love people to post comments on their articles. Unfortunately, most blogs, most especially new ones, receive very few real comments from real people or nothing at all. Sure, everyone gets spam comments though.

I hope that with help from the tips presented below your blog will grow into a nice community of readers who interact by leaving you comments.

But first thing first, lets me tell you upfront that if your blog has no traffic there is no way you can have comments. That is just common sense, right? It’s kind of weird but some people could not draw the connection between these two factors.

With nobody reading your blog then expect nobody to leave comments either. Just because you post great articles does not automatically mean that people would be instantly reading and commenting your post. There is a need to actively promote your blog to the right audience.

However, please take note that in case you are not receiving any comments to your blog most likely it does not mean that your content is terrible or people hate you – it could be because you plainly don’t have sufficient traffic.

Now, when you do have some traffic and yet nobody cares to make any comment on your posts, there are good ways to Kindle or arouse people to make comments. Read on the tips below.

1. Write some articles related to blogging. You will certainly get the attention of other bloggers – bloggers love to make comments. This is one way for people to come to your blog and probably leave a comment or two.

2. At the end of your post, ask a question for readers to reply on.

3. Write about topics that have more chance to arouse like current events (ideas: politics, news, entertainment).

4. Be a little bit controversial with your posts. Express some tough opinions and most likely will either agree or argue with you.

5. Have patience and wait some time. There are times when you have no other choice but to wait until one person leaves a comment opening the gate for more viral discussion.

Last year, I lie low in responding to comments on my blog except if someone is asking me directly. At that, I think I was just a little bit lazy and busy working on other online projects. As a result, comments on my articles gradually dissipated.

I detected that usual commentators stopped their regular commenting and a lot of conversations on my blog ended abruptly.

This is really sad for a blog and I will tell you the cause behind this thing. It is called as Social Proof.

What is Social Proof? It is when humans take some action or make a choice based mainly on seeing other people doing it first. It is more like an “implied recommendation.” When others do it – it should be good!

Compare it to a group of people all looking up at something in the sky at the same time. Without knowing why you are also drawn to turn your head skywards and see what all the commotion is about.

When first-time readers of your blog see other people making various comments most likely they will think that there is something precious at your blog and will bookmark or subscribe to it and make a comment.

Sure, this is definitely good for your blog’s traffic – a proven social proof in action.

I am very mindful of always actively participating in comment conversations at my blog and accordingly my readership was growing tremendously. Before that strong awareness, I stopped and I noticed I hit a dark hole and my blog failed to grow quite as well as it should be.

I know of one blogger who has a rule she always followed to the letter. She responds to all the comments readers are leaving on her blog. Consequently, she successfully developed an ever-growing community around her blog and her traffic ballooned in just a short span of time.

Do not forget that comments on your articles are essential for your blog’s success so take the time to respond to them.

So what’s holding you back from making a comment below this post?

Four Familiar Mistakes Bloggers Commit

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Mistake 1: Stop Thinking So Hard And Get Some Content Up!

Most people start strong, and then the frequency of posts suddenly begins to taper off.  And let’s face it, who hasn’t been in that position before?

It’s not easy to post new content every single day and a lot of marketers hold part-time or even full-time jobs while they’re building their business. With that said…

A blog without content is like a sports car without gas. It might be pretty, but it’s not going anywhere till you “fill er up!”

What’s the big deal? We’ll tell you what the big deal is: If you don’t update your blog daily, weekly, or bi-weekly you can’t expect people to stick around – they just won’t.

Mistake 2: It’s Like Being A Traffic Cop In A “Ghost Town”

This is another common problem. You have a wonderful blog, but you’re in desperate need of content and web traffic. And that’s probably the second biggest “mistake” in online marketing — not driving traffic to your website.

Face it, the whole “Field Of Dreams”, build it and they will come mentality doesn’t work in Internet Marketing. You must build “it” then promote the heck out of it. How?

It’s easy. Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook, or even Better Networker are easy to use. And it’s just as easy to pick up basic SEO skills too. Obviously, there’s PPC, Joint Ventures, and even paid to advertise if you want to kick things up a notch – but you can start small.

Mistake 3: Form An Alliance Or Get Voted Off By Your “Housemates”

You need to get out there and build your “tribe” or network. It won’t take you long to build a loyal following with your skills. You just need to get started.

First, you make some friends. Next, you share their content on Twitter, Facebook, and Better Networker. Then you link to their sites from your blog. It’s simple really, you help them get web traffic and they will help you – it’s that easy.

Network Marketing online is a little like the reality show Big Brother. You need to form an alliance – a small tribe of friends – or get voted off the house!

Before long you’ll have a network of dozens of bloggers commenting on your site every time you post something new.

Mistake 4: Making Your Opt-In Form Look Like A Legal Contract

We’ve seen a lot of nice opt-in forms but there’s one problem – it’s too hard to read. Yeah, we know this might sound like we’re nit-picking like your grandmother.

If people can’t read the text on your opt-in form or website they will not even in a million years opt-in to your mailing list, join your team, or buy from you. In fact, you should probably write this down and memorize it as this is very vital to your online success.

Blog Marketing For Money

Blog marketing is something that most everyone is working on that owns a web log. You are generally going to find that many of them are blogging for cash but many are not making even a dime. The numbers truly vary and rely on just what you are looking at. In the event that you are looking for a home business that is composed of blog marketing, then you would be blogging and site-building for cash. On the other hand, should you simply possess a web log that you simply use to create your thoughts and log more or less, you are most likely not blogging for profit. Everybody blogs for a distinct reason.

Blog marketing to help make money indicates that you’re simply blogging for a return. If you are going to make an amount of money that will add up to become anything at all, you need to always be patient, and consistent. To do so right now there are several items in addition to approaches and resources that you ought to understand and recognize how to use. Keep reading for more.

Although the good material is some thing that you will require for your own web log in order to help make a profit, you also want to ensure that it will be original written content as well. You can market a web site with something that is replicated and that you don’t own the rights. Plagiarism will get you in trouble with the search engines as well as the person that originally wrote the content. Be certain that all of your articles are ones that just you own the rights too. This is a great thing to know and does whenever you are advertising your weblog to help make a profit. Content often is the answer to successful internet marketing recently.

Tracking is an additional part of blog marketing for money and it so important. You want to be in a position to monitor your website visitors and clickers and understand where these people are coming from. You need to be able to tell just what keywords they searched on to find your web log and exactly where they did their searching. Doing this will help take out all of the guess work when it comes to blog marketing and generating money while blogging and site-building. You may need to know exactly what keyword phrases are working, and which are not. So you will know which keywords and phrases to use more of and which ones to drop.

An additional thing which is crucial when you are blog marketing for money is to find additional web sites and blogs that are in the exact same marketplace as yours, yet not in immediate competition with you to trade links with. That will certainly help you out a good deal as well, especially in the event that you could get some very good trades with high authority web sites. The higher the pr of your link exchange, the better for your blog. Google and the other search engines will recognize your link exchanges, and the more the better in this case.

Blog marketing for cash can be accomplished. You just simply have to understand what is effective and what does not. It is genuinely a trial and error basis. If you believe you may know of a new approach to promoting your blog the most effectively, try it! You just can’t say for sure when it will work for you right up until you do. After that when you find something that works and works well, consider making it into an ebook and promote it like hell. You’ll have the know-how, it’s simply a matter of implementing it.

What’s The Buzz On Blogging About?

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Everywhere on the net, it would be easy to read people especially online marketers proudly shouting of the importance and role of blogging on their success. Whereas before, the blogging platform is heavily associated with the freedom of sharing ideas, now it is heavily linked with making money.

The platform, the activities, and the audience reach are all incredibly precious tools for a person desiring to start an online business venture. So what precisely does a blog do and where does all that significance coming from?

Let’s take a closer view at why the blog is such an extremely powerful tool and why you got to have one – if you are not yet blogging.

The benefits of blogging

A blog is considered a direct communication device between you and your prospective customers and readers. It permits you to speak to them in a deeper and more personal way compared to any single article ever could.

Blogs are definitely simple to use — sans complex technical tools needed and no advanced programming experience necessary. In fact, anybody can install one in ten minutes, write a post just like using a word processor, and update your theme and style in minutes – most of the time for free.

Blogs have built-in tools to share content all over the net. Someone presses a button and they can have access to your posts from their phone, desktop and browser anytime of the day. Your readers can share their ideas by commenting on your posts.

Lastly, blogs are best for search engines especially Google. In case you’re not using a blog for your personal presentation, you’ll find that the platform is brilliant for linking, search engine friendly code, and easy to index pages. Google just loves blogs.

Getting into the blogging club

So what does it mean to have your own blog? It all really depends on a lot of things you’re doing and what you see the use of your site. In any case, you need to have a blog regardless of its projected uses.

Most affiliate marketers like to have their names getting popular which allows them for networking with other marketers and gain the right of entry to new products quicker. A blog can get you to do this more straightforwardly. At the same time, a blog can be effectively used to build your lists of subscribers. And we know that money is in the list or is in the people listed.

Moreover, a blog is the easiest tool for building a site. Planning on putting together your first authority or review sites, then getting the blogging platform might be just what the fat lady is singing for.

Blogs can be created fast, take only very minimal programming knowledge, and allow for effortless adding and indexing of new content. What more can you ask for?

The main goal of the blog is to facilitate conversation. If you are thinking of creating a site for plainly selling product or an authority site with no need for a feedback mechanism, then it would be much better to go with plain HTML format.

In conclusion, a blog is evolving as one of the primary tools of internet marketing. And I think this is not just another passing fad or trend. The future has a place for blogging and that future is manifesting before our eyes.

Searching For Lucrative Niche Markets

In order to get into niche marketing, we have to do some important market research. Along with this line, we have to be ready to roll our sleeves for the necessary market research work. Of course, there is no need to leave your house as we are doing things online.

Let’s start by taking note of the most essential things you can do which is first assess and spot niche markets that cover at least these three key factors:

1) You can easily identify exactly who your audience is.

2) There are motivated enough and active buyers in the niche market.

3) You can be able to get your marketing message across to the targeted prospective buyers.

It is just a waste of time in trying to find an undeveloped niche market. There are few of them out there and those that exist would take a lot of work in order to break in. Then, you’d have to entice buyers, research angles and test out various marketing campaigns with varied approaches to find out what really works.

Never mind going into that way! It’s always easier to make money in niches that are already proven to be profitable, and that is what you need to focus on. You always want to conduct as much research about your markets as possible, however, so that you can really understand what your target audience is interested in and create compelling campaigns that speak their language.

You want to identify:

1. What are the products people are currently buying?

2. Where there are some potential market openings not yet overly serviced.

3. How much of a demand exists in the market.

4. The things or products these prospect customers are most attracted with.

In other words, pay attention to who you are selling to before you determine what you are going to sell and your campaigns will be successful. It’s likely that you’ve already got most of the research you need right in your own memory bank. Think about the general health market and then dissect it so that you have at least 15 health related niches to evaluate.

For example, ‘health’ is a very broad and general market. You can go down to its segments which include the following:

  • How to get rid of extra pounds
  • How to stop acne
  • Gout problems
  • Menopausal concerns
  • Pregnancy tips and ideas

Another example is ‘relationships’ which is, of course, is a very big and encompassing market so we will look at its sub-markets which could include the following:

  • Get your ex back to your loving arms
  • Avoiding divorce and repairing bad marriage
  • Boosting a boring sex life
  • Effective ways to pick-up women or men

Now, just follow this formula with any broader topic and you’ll likely find some lucrative desperate markets.

It is always necessary to find these profitable ‘desperate markets’ because in most likelihood these markets are made up of greatly motivated prospects that are anxiously looking for a solution or answer to their situations. In other words, they are ready to open up their wallets and spend some money on your products.

The best markets should include buyers who are searching for ways to alleviate their pain be it emotional, physical or mental. And you just have to be there providing the right answers for them.