What is your blogging niche?

Finding your blogging niche should be one of the aspects of blogging which the blogger carefully considers before starting a blog. This is especially important if the blogging is being done for the purpose of financial compensation. Ideally a blog owner should select a blog subject about which they are passionate and knowledgeable. However, bloggers should also carefully consider the direct competition as well as the purpose of the blog before starting their blog. This article will discuss these considerations in greater detail in an attempt to assists bloggers in choosing a subject for a new blog. This information is applicable to both bloggers who are completely new to blogging as well as experienced bloggers who are considering starting a new blog.

Isolating Your Interests

One of the first considerations for a new blogger is his personal interests. This is important because a blogger who is passionate and knowledgeable about a particular subject will not only have an easy time coming up with ideas for new blog posts but will also likely be highly successful. This success will likely be attributable to the fact that blog visitors can sense his passion for the subject matter and greatly appreciate the knowledgeable posts which are informative and accurate.

The interests of the blogger may run the gamut from subjects which are widely popular to subjects which are of interest to only a small subset of the population. However, there will likely be interested readers regardless of the subject of the blog. Therefore bloggers are not discouraged from opting to blog about even the most obscure subjects. However, bloggers who are seeking financial gain through high blog traffic should consider selecting a topic which appeals to a larger audience.

Evaluating the Competition

Once a blogger has selected one or more subjects he is considering for a blog, it is time to begin evaluating the competition. This includes viewing other blogs covering the same subject matter. This will not only give the blogger a good indication of whether or not the market is already saturated with blogs on this subject and the quality of the existing blogs on this subject. Based on this information the blogger can make an informed decision about whether or not he feels capable of competing for blog traffic with the existing blogs.

Considering the Purpose of the Blog

Another important consideration for bloggers is the purpose of the blogs. Blogs can be created for a variety of reasons including financial compensation, personal use or to promote a cause. Bloggers who are starting a blog for personal use may only wish to consider their own interests when starting a blog because they are not likely seeking high blog traffic. However, bloggers who are creating a blog for purposes of generating a profit or promoting a cause do have to consider factors such as the ability to generate blog traffic. In these cases the blogger should choose a subject which appeals to a large audience. Additionally, the Internet should not already be saturated with blogs on this subject because it will likely be difficult for the new blog to garner a share of blog traffic. Finally, blog owners should consider the quality of the blog they are capable of creating on a particular subject. The blogger should choose a subject where he is confident he can not only make regular posts but also ensure these posts are original, informative and interesting.

WordPress in a few words

If you’re interested in blogging or know anything about blogs then you’ve probably heard of WordPress. It is one of the most popular blogging platforms, and millions of people use it across the world to create and manage their blogs.
Great – but how good IS WordPress and why is it so popular?
1. First of all it’s free. This has ensured its popularity with many people, especially so because it is so powerful and is very easily customized, unlike some expensive paid blogging platforms.

2. Wordpress is extremely easy to install. Pretty much anyone (even ‘non-techies’) can install WordPress with the minimum of fuss, even if you’ve never done it before. There are also many tutorials available which guide you through the process, and because it is so popular there is plenty of help available online should you get stuck with anything.

3. There are thousands of themes available, so it’s very easy to make your WordPress blog look exactly the way you want it to. Choose from the thousands of free and paid themes which are available to download, or get your own custom theme created. Once you have your theme it’s an absolute doddle to install and change it.

4. You can take advantage of the thousands of widgets and plugins which are out there. You can make your blog do pretty much whatever you want it to, and again many of them are completely free.

5. YOU own your blog. Unlike a service such as Blogger where your blog is simply hosted on someone else’s server, with WordPress you own your blog. Nobody can come along and shut it down or close your account.

6. Search engines love WordPress, and it is very easy to get your blog into the listings. There are many widgets and simple ‘tweaks’ which you can do to ensure your blog gets indexed by the search engines in a very short space of time.

WordPress is probably THE most popular blogging platform and rightly so. I love it and I wouldn’t even consider using anything else. It really is that good.

How to Write Engaging Articles

Article writing is a wonderful art that any person can do. It is more than just the ability to create grammatically correct articles. It is more than the skill of coming up with an idea and being able to use the right words to express that idea properly. It is even more than the talent of making people feel the way the writer wants them to feel. If a person wants to convey a certain idea to his reading public, he has to do more than these three tasks. He has to make his article speak and stand by itself, and be able to effectively send the right message across. And to do that properly, he has to follow a few golden rules. For more information on these rules on how to write engaging articles, all you have to do is read on.

 

When people write engaging articles, they must be passionate about the topics of their articles. A reader can easily spot the difference between an article whose topic the writer is enthusiastic about, and another which he has absolutely no interest with. Secondly, in order to write engaging articles, the writer must be able to express ideas in simple, conversational words.

 

Lastly, in order to write engaging articles, the author must know what his readers want to know in the article. He must be able to see what his reading public desires to find out about a certain topic, and then deliver these goods to them. Only then can he say that he has successfully drawn people to read his work.

The Pros and Cons of Video Blogging

Video blogging has a lot of advantages over text-based blogging, and it is little wonder that this new technology is catching on all over the globe. Video blogs very effectively grab the attention of web surfers, and people are much more likely to become excited about the dynamic content of a video blog than they are likely to find a written posting very thrilling. The more enthusiastic viewers are about a site, the quicker the word of mouth spreads, and the more traffic the site will get. Of course, there are plenty of disadvantages to video blogging as well. Hosting a v-blog requires quite a bit of server space, which can make it difficult to get started. It takes more time to process and upload a video file than it does to dash off a quick bit of text, which means that running and updating a video blog can be quite a bit of work. In addition, web surfers sometimes grow frustrated with the slow loading times of the files on many video blogs. Whether you opt for a video blog or not depends on what kind of subject matter you want to cover, and how much time you can devote to video blogging. Before you decide to pursue a video blog, consider if there is an easier way for you to get your message across.

A Great Idea For a Blogging Web Site? You need more.

 

Because there are so many blogs and web sites about blogs on the internet, it can be tough to distinguish your blogging web site from all of the others. Whether you are starting up a new web site aimed at bloggers or whether you are looking to make your existing blogging site more distinctive, the key to building and maintaining a site that will capture the interest and attention of the blogging community is finding your niche. If you can fill a unique need in a way that no other web site does, you’ll be able to build a lasting readership among web surfers. Once you have discovered a niche, you will still have a lot to do, but finding your place in the blogosphere is the place to begin. Every great blogging web site starts with a great idea, and you can’t build a successful site that will last without one. There are many great sites aimed at today’s bloggers, and competition for the attention of this growing demographic is fierce. To make your blogging web site stand out from the pack, you will need to offer something that no other site is currently offering, or you will need to do the same thing that an already popular site does but in a more impressive or valuable way. One way to discover an ideal model for your blogging web site is to look at the sites that have successfully captured a blogging audience already to determine if you can appropriate some of their strategies to help realize your vision. Of course, you will also need to add a unique flair to your project in order to stand apart from your competition. Many people agree that the web sites that do the best in today’s market are the sites that have the most personality. The fiercely individual surfers who are bloggers are a demographic that responds especially strongly to personality, so consider how you can give your site a unique and attractive feeling by lending your own voice and sensibility to your site’s design and content. Once you have a great idea for your site, have pinpointed a special niche that you are well equipped to fill, and have infused the site with personality, the next step is figuring out how to get the word out to bloggers. In the long run, a great idea just isn’t enough to propel your blogging web site to success. You will need to draft a smart and realistic marketing plan in order to draw readers to your site. Once you hook a blogger, your great content will keep them coming back, but it is vital to get that first glance or your site won’t have a chance to shine.

A Great Idea For a Blogging Web Site is No Longer
Enough

Because there are so many blogs and web sites about
blogs on the internet, it can be tough to distinguish your
blogging web site from all of the others. Whether you
are starting up a new web site aimed at bloggers or
whether you are looking to make your existing blogging
site more distinctive, the key to building and
maintaining a site that will capture the interest and
attention of the blogging community is finding your
niche. If you can fill a unique need in a way that no
other web site does, you’ll be able to build a lasting
readership among web surfers. Once you have
discovered a niche, you will still have a lot to do, but
finding your place in the blogosphere is the place to
begin.

Every great blogging web site starts with a great idea,
and you can’t build a successful site that will last
without one. There are many great sites aimed at
today’s bloggers, and competition for the attention of
this growing demographic is fierce. To make your
blogging web site stand out from the pack, you will
need to offer something that no other site is currently
offering, or you will need to do the same thing that an
already popular site does but in a more impressive or
valuable way.

One way to discover an ideal model for your blogging
web site is to look at the sites that have successfully
captured a blogging audience already to determine if
you can appropriate some of their strategies to help
realize your vision. Of course, you will also need to add
a unique flair to your project in order to stand apart
from your competition. Many people agree that the web
sites that do the best in today’s market are the sites that
have the most personality. The fiercely individual
surfers who are bloggers are a demographic that
responds especially strongly to personality, so consider
how you can give your site a unique and attractive
feeling by lending your own voice and sensibility to
your site’s design and content.

Once you have a great idea for your site, have
pinpointed a special niche that you are well equipped to
fill, and have infused the site with personality, the next
step is figuring out how to get the word out to bloggers.
In the long run, a great idea just isn’t enough to propel
your blogging web site to success. You will need to
draft a smart and realistic marketing plan in order to
draw readers to your site. Once you hook a blogger,
your great content will keep them coming back, but it is
vital to get that first glance or your site won’t have a
chance to shine.

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Learning How to Make Money Blogging

There are two major types of business models that
entrepreneurs use to make money blogging. The first
and most common way to turn a blog into a profit
making machine is to sell advertising to different
companies and brands who want to reach that blog’s
readers. The second kind of money making blog is one
that helps a single brand improve its image by creating
positive associations between the blog and the product
in the mind of consumers. Both kinds of blogs can
make a lot of money, especially if the creator has a keen
mind for marketing.

If you are blogging with the goal of selling advertising,
there are two basic ways that you can go about
recruiting sponsors who want to put ads on your site;
you can let someone else do all of the legwork, or you
can do the work yourself and keep all of the revenue.
Within the first group, many people make money
blogging by selling space through Google’s AdSense
program. The advantages of this program are numerous,
as it requires very little effort on the part of the blogger
or webmaster to begin raking in profits. However, most
people discover that they make less money through this
method than they had hoped that their blog would earn.

Selling advertising directly to companies who want to
put banner ads or sponsored links on your blog can take
quite a bit of time, but it is often fairly lucrative. If you
have a lot of contacts in industries that are related to the
topic of your blog, you may want to try to go this route.
People who have a strong background in sales and are
experienced at pitching proposals can make quite a bit
of money by renting blog space to interested companies.
The most serious problem with this model is that you
often have to build quite a sizable readership before you
can attract advertisers, which can mean that you have to
do several months of work before you start to make
money blogging.

As blogging becomes a more and more lucrative
business, a lot of established companies are considering
how they can get into the action. One way that
companies are capitalizing on the blog movement is by
having blogs that provide a kind of friendly face for
their corporation. Often, a company will employ an
established blogger to create a weblog designed
specifically to appeal to that company’s customers and
to create positive associations with the brand in
consumers’ minds. More than one writer who never
even dreamed that he or she could make money
blogging has been approached by a company and
offered quite a pretty penny for this kind of gig.

Mobile Blogging is on the Cutting Edge

Mobile blogging is an exciting phenomenon that is sweeping the blogosphere. One of the reasons why a lot of bloggers are attracted to the medium of blogging in the first place is that they enjoy being able to make frequent updates and posts that keep all of their visitors up to speed with current situations. Mobile blogs, or “moblogs,” take this to the extreme by allowing users to post things literally as they happen. This new wave of moblogs and mobloggers keep web surfers up to date with good and bad events of importance as they occur all over the world, helping to make international communication faster and more accurate. Many people feel that the limitations of blogging have a lot to do with geography. After all, there is only so current that a blog can be when you need to run home and boot up in order to update it. However, mobile blogging marks the beginning of an thrilling new era when web-based communication can happen spontaneously from any location. Moblogging devices mean that there is almost nowhere on the planet that remains off-limits for bloggers. Mobile blogging is still in its infancy because the technology that makes it possible has only recently hit the global market. The first moblog technology became available over a decade ago, but it is only the past two or three years that mobile web devices have become user-friendly enough to appeal to most consumers. As camera phones and other mobile technology become more popular, more and more bloggers are getting away from their desks and are hitting the streets. Moblogging is becoming much more widespread that it was even a few months ago, and mobloggers are quickly attracting a lot of attention with the blogging community. It is not yet clear whether moblogs will become the dominant kinds of blogs in the years to come, but the current trend seems to imply that moblogs are here to stay. Mobile devices make it possible to blog from the sites where current events are unfolding, which is one of the reasons why mobile blogging has so much thrilling potential to revolutionize the blogosphere. A moblogger with a camera phone can post blog entries from, say, the foot of the podium at a presidential speech, or from the stands during the final moments of the world series. This enables bloggers to experience the same real time thrills that live television coverage provides, but in a more democratic medium. The combination of mobility and individual control that moblogging provides certainly places mobloggers on the cutting edge of today’s communications technology, and it is hard to imagine that the number and prestige of moblogs will not continue to grow in the coming years.

9 Strategies to Make Money Blogging

The question “How to make money blogging” sits high on every blogger’s mind.

In fact I received many questions on “How to make money blogging” when I conducted my first webcast to answer my subscribers’ most pressing questions on Blogs and Rss.

You can make money Blogging in a number of ways, and in this article I share with you up to nine ways in which you can make money blogging.

1. Make Money Blogging by Selling Advertising Space

Before the advent of Blogs, we have e-zines and selling advertising space on ezines was a popular way to earn extra money. If you run your own Blog, you can let others advertise in your Blogs with banner ads, solo ads, sponsor ads, classifieds and so on.

Now that we have Blogs, you can repeat the same business model that e-zine publishers do, that of selling advertising space.

One popular advertising company that helps Bloggers look for advertisers is Blogads (www.Blogads.com).

Besides placing advertisers ads on your Blog, you can also make money Blogging by placing Google Adsense into your Blog.

In my “Marketing Rampage with Blogs and RSS” Videos, I show you how you can customize your Blog template to include the Google Adsense into your Blog template so that you can make money blogging.

2. Make Money Blogging by providing technical services such as Blog hosting or setting up Blog

You can also earn money blogging by providing technical services such as helping people to set up their Blogs or providing your own Blog hosting service.

One example of this is www.typepad.com . This is a Blog hosting service provider that charges a monthly fee. Typepad lets you create your Blog and they will host your Blog for you, and provide you with a number of Blog features.

3. Make Money Blogging by setttin up joint venture marketing

Joint Venture marketing is a powerful marketing strategy employed by many top online marketers.

Basically how joint venture works is this: You promote person B’s products to your subscriber and customer list, and you get a cut from whatever sale that follows from this promotion.

You can apply the principle of joint venture marketing to Blogs as well. If you have a substantial readership to your Blog, you can also promote or endorse certain products to your Blog readers and this way, and split the profits from the sales generated. This is another way to make money blogging.

4. Make Money Blogging from using the Membership model

Over time, if your blog has lots of postings and provide good quality content, you can consider turning it into a membership site and charge access for it, again giving you another avenu

5. Make Money Blogging by turning your products into

Another way in which you can make money blogging is to repackage your Blog contents into an e-book or an audio product and sell it. For example, if you run your own Podcasting show or an ‘online radio show’, you can easily compile your podcast recordings into a CD compiliation and sell it.

6. Earn Money Blogging by swapping blogs

You’ve heard of ad swapping when it comes to e-zine publishing, where publishers publish each other’s ads in their own e-zines. This way, you save on adveritising costs.

You can repeat the same model to Blogs, as swap ads on Blogs as well. So instead of paying up front, you get to save, which means more money for you to spend!

7. Earn Money Blogging by turning yoyr blog content into RSS feeds and sell it as premium feeds

Your blog contents can be turned into an RSS feed. If the content is good, you can look for web businesses that are looking for good content for related topics and sell their feed to them.

8. Make Money Blogging by well, asking!

Hey, who’s stopping you from putting a PayPal donation jar or button on your Blog? After all, there are lots of generous people out there you know.

9. Make Money Blogging as an Affiliate Marketer

Another way you can make money blogging is by promoting other people’s products on your Blog. This is also known as affiliate marketing.

In affiliate marketing, you get paid a commission when someone clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase. Depending on the subject of your Blog, you can recommend products that solve people’s problems.

For example, I had a subscriber who asked me how she can blog about cats and make money from blogging about cats.

I shared with her that firstly, perhaps she might want to go niche instead of targeting the broad category of “cats”, and using the example of a Persian cat, which is a niche by itself, she can start a blog on Persian cats, providing valuable information as well as recommended solutions and products to the upkeep and maintenance of Persian cats.

About the Author
Brandon is blogs & rss author. He’ll show you business strategies to get more responsive visitors, more sales, plus obtaining quick listings in Google, MSN, etc with Blogs and RSS.(C)http://www.wordpressvideos.com

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Can You Write Interesting Blog Posts?

Blogs have become the replacement for the diary and the journal. This comes at no surprise to anyone though, knowing how easily people can start writing their own blogs. These online journals can be used to share one’s thoughts, ideas, and aspirations to a worldwide audience – even to people that the writer does not know. There is no limit as to the reach of the blog, so it is very important to know how to write interesting blog posts. It may be true that anyone can begin a blog, but maintaining a blog and keeping it current, popular, and on the edge is another thing. For more information on how to do this, all you have to do is read on.

Blogs are all about opinions. People read them not for research, but for a take or an opinion regarding anything under the sun. Thus, knowing how to write interesting blog posts involves the skill to share one’s opinion in a very simple yet effective way. Also, writing less is crucial. Blogs that are short yet very compact with ideas are favorites of the virtual world.

Knowing how to write interesting blog posts also involves creating titles that catch the attention of the readers at first glance. These catchy titles must be able to entice people into reading the whole thing. Finally, a good blog post has no grammatical or spelling errors. Thus, knowing how to run a blog involves a good grasp of English. If you have all these factors checked, your blog posts will surely be a hit in the World Wide Web.

Random blogging thoughts

So, you’ve been thinking of authoring a blog for a while and you’re at last ready to jump in. Here is a bit by bit plan that will help you succeed in making a constant income off of it…..

First you have to decide what you wish your blog to be about. What are your concerns? Since you’re going to be spending much time working on it, it ought to be something you’re passionate about. Anything at all.

There are essentially 2 ways to make income from your blog. The 1st way is to monetize your blog. Both Blogspot and WordPress provide you the option of doing this. Essentially, from your account you’ll accept Google ads onto your blog. You’ll get paid for impressions, but generally for click throughs. As far as contriving your blog, both Blogspot and WordPress have tutorials to guide you in planning your blog. You’ll learn a lot simply by trial and error also.

The 2nd way to make income on your site would be from referral links. You ought to sign up for Linkshare and Commision Junction. Linkshare and Commission Junction are affiliate centers where you are able to partner with net businesses. When you place your special affiliate link onto your web site and individuals click through and make a buy, you receive a commission. The best way to use affiliate links is to include them in your posts naturally, as individuals will be a lot more likely to check them out with a personal testimonial from you.

Now you’re all set up, but you have to have a following. No issue. The 1st thing you ought to do is include your blog link as a signature to your e-mail. Then go to your favorite group web site. Yahoo groups, Google groups, and so forth. And search for individuals interested in your blog subject. As you chose something you’re passionate about it will be a delight for you to discuss it anyhow so join many groups. Don’t simply advertise though. Truly contribute to the conversations and be helpful. And forever include your blog address in your signature.

When you begin making enough money, you might wish to advertise on Google Ads yourself, or perhaps put an ad on Facebook.

Don’t quit. If you work on your goals daily, you’ll make some progress. Just like anything else it will take time. It’s great to work from home, but its still work. All the best to you in your endeavor!

Why Blogging is a Great Way to Create an Online Presence

Blogging is a great way to add new content to your website on a regular basis without the hassles of complex programming commands and file transfer protocols. For the newbie, nothing can be as frustrating as the inability to get you site up and running. Add to that the task of regular updating contents and you have real challenge at hand! Blogs are lifesaver for these group of individuals or webmaster who wish to create an online presence without the need to master complicated programming languages and technical know-how’s.

How it All Began

Blogging starts as an activity of a small group of pioneers back in the early 1990’s as a way to keep each other updated of the current progress and developments. What started as a convenient way to share ideas became a world wide sensation as more and more people come to know the wonderful platform blogs offer to anyone with a computer and Internet access.

The explosion of blogging activity started early in the mid 1990’s and continues to soar in popularity as with more free blogging platform made available to people from Internet giants such as Google and WordPress. The free platform offers anyone with the desire to create an online presence to start a virtual log on virtually any topic under the sun that they have a passion for and they can share those pages with the rest of the world. It gave a deep sense of satisfaction to many blogger who do it simply for the sheer pleasure of blogging.

And then people learn to monetize these blogs. This creates another revolution as the craze to develop more and more blogs for revenues continue to grow. Many creative ways to earn money from blogging activities were developed and shared. People are starting to generate real big money from these seemingly trivial hobbies and the blogging industry for money was born. Now blogging is equated with pure profits and steady income that can reach beyond six figures a month! New strategies are created and people learn to navigate their way though challenges to reach their ultimate goal, to make money from this blogging work.

More Reasons to Blog

Blogs continues to rise in number and currently, there are millions of blogs worldwide competing for attention from the online users. To be successful in blogging, one need to find out the real reason and motive behind their blogging activities and make sure they are fulfilling those goals. Some blog for the pure pleasure of blogging, and other do it for monetary gains. People are using blogs in a variety of ways. Blog is a way to communicate you interest ad thought with the rest of the world without revealing yourself. Additionally, you can get your views out there in the blogosphere while being anonymous at the same time.

The Future of Blogs

Until the next revolution arrives with an even more enticing platform than blogging, this activity is expected to rise in popularity and will continue to be a popular way to express views and opinions share idea, make money, and share opportunities and for a dozen other reasons that only the blogger himself would know.

The future of blogs are bright and shining and it is expected that blogs will soon evolve into a new application that will enhance its application through the use of multimedia, interactivity, real-time applications and many more new features that would make it even more compelling for everyone to own a blog.

Optimizing your blog for search engines

Competition is fierce online, and the top places on the search result pages are the most hunted for; therefore, any blog owner who tries to make money on the Internet needs to use a whole strategy to attract the best visitors and the highest traffic. The working principle for the blog optimization for search engines is  the keyword. When you start the race for SEO (search engine optimization), you already have an advantage: blogs are usually the ones to receive more traffic then other complex sites due to their highly informational content. By keywords we mean those sentences or structures that a user types in the search box of an engine.

Blogs mainly rely on articles that are regularly updated and re-freshened, so that they have something new to offer all the time. Before you write the blog content, you’ll need to make a list with all the keywords related to your domain and which are most likely to be typed in the search box by Internet users. A brain-storming session is ideal to find the best structures you need to include in the articles; keep in mind that there are some rules you may have to follow here as well.

For instance, choosing some very general keywords is not the best way to promote a business via a blog given the fact that though you may receive a high traffic, the profit could remain modest. The explanation is very simple here: too broad terms attract all sorts of users, even those that are not interested in purchasing something. SEO experts use all sorts of parameters to check the profitability of a blog, and one of them deals precisely with the number of relevant users the web-page gets.

Once you manage to get the most high-in-demand keywords, you’ll still have to do a lot of work in order to keep the blog position high in traffic. The status of keywords may change from one day to the other, given the intense competition that characterizes the Internet in general; consequently, every time you update or change the site content, you need to perform a keyword analysis beforehand and see where they stand in rankings. Last but not least, there is one thing that remains the golden rule of search engine optimization: quality informational content, that should be the essence of any successful blog!

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Three Things You Must Know About Blog Marketing

Blog marketing is a simple concept but one that many internet marketers do not fully utilize. So many people seem to believe that a person can simply start a free blog about their interests (or their niche), type a few paragraphs a month and wait for their bank balance to grow like a tree. Unfortunately, this is not the way the real world of blogging works. As with anything worthwhile, creating and maintaining a blog effectively does take some work. Here are the top 3 things that every marketer must remember about making money using blog marketing:

  1. Content is king: The idea that you can simply throw previously used or PLR spun content onto a blog and expect great results is wrong. Google knows when something is considered to be unique content. Therefore, the more unique your content is (and the more related it is to your niche), the better rankings you can expect.
  2. Consistency rules: If you create a blog, post one entry and then sit back in your recliner, you are not going to be cashing any big checks soon. You simply must do the work to keep your blog updated on a regular basis. You have to give that fresh content that Google loves on a regular basis.
  3. List Building: With most blogs, your goal is to create a loyal following that will want to come back and read your information over and over again. By offering them something of value (an ebook, a short report, etc.), they will be more willing to provide their contact information. This gives you a steady revenue source since you will now be able to stay in touch and send them valuable offers in the future.

Blog marketing is big business these days, and it is certainly something that can be lucrative. As with anything, blogging is something that you must be consistent with and constantly work on tweaking. In the end, however, it can prove to be a great way to make an income!

Getting free traffic to your blog

Every online business needs traffic – and the chances are you don’t have unlimited amounts of money to spend on marketing and advertising. What you need is some good free traffic methods:
Free Traffic from Article marketing
I guess you’re not surprised to see this here, but don’t ignore it. Writing articles to get traffic is not easy but do it well and you can achieve some great results.
Free Traffic from Your Blog
If you don’t already have a blog then create one! Blogs are a great source of traffic – they rank very well in the search engines and if you post good content to your blog regularly it will also keep people coming back and you’ll build a relationship with them.
Free Traffic from Viral Report Marketing
Create a report, give it away for free and encourage people to pass it on and sell it. The beauty of viral marketing is that it gains momentum – as your free report gets passed around more and more people will see your links, without you having to do anything further. Produce something which is popular and it will generate you free traffic for literally years to come.
Free Traffic from Signature Links
When you send an email or post a message on a forum you can include a signature link back to your website. Because you’re most likely doing this every day the amount of traffic you generate can quickly build.
Free Traffic from Blog Commenting
Finding other peoples related blogs and then making comments on their posts is a great way of getting free traffic. Just be sure to make your comments interesting and relevant – not just “great post” with a link back to your site.
Free Traffic from Your Mailing List
This is perhaps the ultimate free traffic method. Once you’ve built a decent sized mailing list of targeted subscribers you can blast emails to them and get an instant flow of hits to your site.

Blogs are Vital in the New Millennium: Read on to Discover Why

If you have been online for some time, you would be sure to notice how blogs are growing at an astounding rate, in fact even faster than the growth of websites. Blog platforms seems to take a hit with the young and old and here are just some of the reasons why people love to set up blogs instead of static websites.

Reason #1: Popularity
People love to visit blogs because they are very conversational and informative as opposed to static sites that may be full of hyped up sales pitches. Therefore people have a natural tendency to look for information on blogs from real people instead of believing what those sales letters say.

Reason#2: Real People
There are usually real people behind every blog instead of business organizations that run a website You can connect with thee blogger chat with hem via the comments form and get know their personally. It builds trust and rapport over time. This is one reason why blogs are very popular in the online world.

Reason#3: Search Engine Optimization
Bogs are very important for SEO purposes. Blog pages tend to rank better on search engines and this is one of the reasons why nearly all successful websites have blogs attached to them. In fact they may be running totally on blog platforms. Blogs have the unique ability to ping search engine whenever a new update is made. This means that your site receives multiple chances to rank on the search engine’s result pages. Each new post on a blog, no matter how short it is will be considered as a new page. Each has an equal change to rank on the first page of the search engines, depending on the determining factors that decide its place in the rankings.

Reason#4: Current News
Blog lets the readers in on the most current information available. For websites, the information may be outdated and applies when they were published Blog pages lets people publish any new updates in a jiffy with a click of a button which makes it extremely easy to publish those information on the Internet. People always want to be the first to know about a certain development so blogs is a great way to let the new information be disseminated to the masses.

Reson#5: Ease of Maintenance
This is a very easy platform to maintain; in fact blogs are a great way to let you enjoy everything the cyberspace offers without the hassles of learning complicated programming language. Blogs lets anyone with an Internet access to post messages and share knowledge and ideas online. It does not require huge costs to set up either. Most blog platforms are free and you can register for one anytime and start blogging right away! If you desire your own blog with a domain name, then get one from any of the registrars and you can setup a free WordPress blog using the built-in installer and viola you are ready to blog your heart out in an instant.

How to Use Blogs in Every Niche You can Imagine

Blogs seems to be the next big thing to hit the online world. An innovative product of the Web 2.0 revolution blogs has become an integral part of the online community today. We have seen the ordinary men and women become highly successful blogger and raking in thousands of dollars in profit from this blogging activity. If you are new to blogging, you may wonder how blogs can be used to enhance your own life and your career, no matter what industry you may be currently in.

Blogs can be used to promote any type of product or service online. It is a free way of getting attention to your stuff and get the word out there. Someone is bound to look for those things you offer and blogs can do a great job getting the message out to the masses. Let’s take a look at how blogs can enhance or more accurately explode the potential within these five major industries.

Multi-Level Marketing
The network marketing industry of the MLM is a very popular niche that is growing rapidly since the 1970’s. There are plenty of MLM millionaires being born whose successes continues to inspire and motivate others to join in the bandwagon as well. Blogs can be a great way for MLM leaders to keep in touch with their fellow members. It is a free platform for anyone to communicate the latest news, promotions, product launching, meetings and more.

Affiliate Program
Affiliate programs seem to be the latest craze that has produced millionaires in the last few years. This is the easiest way to earn money by selling other people’s products and services. By being affiliates, you don’t have to worry about the headaches of caring for the development, maintenance or customer support at all-those are done for you. Blogs can be a great way to spread the affiliate link on each post so that you can get a nice commission on every sale made.

Professionals
All professionals in any field can use blogs as a way to differentiate themselves from others in their industry. For instance, a lawyer can use a personal blogs to post about his expertise and adventures in the many legal cases that he is responsible for. This would create a new level of connection with the readers and build a certain level of authority for him.

Students
Students can use personal blogs to communicate with fellow peers and exchange ideas and notes on mutually interesting topics. In fact, if they are having issues completing a particular assignment or homework, the blogs visitor can be invited to post comments that would help solve the problem at hand.

Homemakers
Don’t underestimate the power of the stay at home mum! These are the new breed of super homemakers who are able to generate huge incomes from the comfort of their homes. Blogs can be a very good way to start tapping into the online resources. One can exchange ideas and notes and learn new tips and tricks of the trade with fellow blogger. Additionally, it is a great way to earn some extra money by placing Google ads or affiliate links on those blog posts.

How to Make a New Blog Popular

Setting up a new blog can be easy but making the blog popular and acceptable to the online users is another story. There are practically millions of blogs out there competing for attention from the user and how do you make yours stand out in the crowd? Here are ten tips to help you achieve this goal.

Tip#1: Informative Posts
Make sure you post only materials that are useful and can be put to use immediately by your readers. People are always looking for solutions to their problems and if you can give them the solution they are looking for, they will be back for more!

Tip#2: Fresh Content
Don’t go for the PLR packs and post them without making changes. They are posted all over the web and people might nave seen those same articles and would lose respect for you. It simple shows that you are too lazy to modify them before you present it your visitors.

Tip #3: Unique Information
Make your information unique and cannot be found elsewhere specially on blogs relevant to your niche. It is important that you present your visitors only with unique and relevant content that you came up with the idea yourself or an existing idea that you modified and enhanced. If you cannot deliver this, you will lose the visitors.

Tip#4: Create a Sensation
Try to create a promotion or sensation on your web such as a USD1000 reward for the one thousandth visitor, or a special link to a download for the hundredth visitor. Alternatively you can set up contests and agents on your blog that your visitors can participate in and they will come back again to see the results.

Tip#5: Subscriber Rewards
Give away frequent gifts and downloads for your loyal subscribers. This is one way to get them to join in the subscribers list. The bigger the number of subscribers you have the more success you can expect from your blogging work.

Tip#6: Visit Other Blogs
Go out and visit other blogs in your niche. Try to post friendly comments and invite the blogger and the visitors of those blogs to visit yours. If you can post enticing informative and friendly posts you can attract some of their visitors to come visit yours.

Tip#7: Humor
You can use humor as a way to make your visitor enjoy their visit. Nothing beats a humorous post that can gauge a good laugh from the visitors. When they feel good chances are they will return to your site and you get a loyal visitor. Be sure not to use offensive jokes though and always so for the safer side when you are unsure, you don’t want to antagonize anyone in the virtual world and end up making enemies.

These are seven tips you can sue to make your blogs popular. There are many other creative ways how you can achieve this but you can start your journey by following these tips we share. It won’t be long before you have a steady stream of visitors to your site.

How to Make Blogging a Fun and Profitable Hobby

Blogging can be a fun and enjoyable activity in our pastime. Millions of people who have discovered the wonders of blogs and have utilized this platform as an enjoyable way to spend pleasurable moments working at the computer and sharing ideas, experiences and express their own views and opinions on current events. Certainly there is much fun to be derived from this favorite pastime of many. But how do we make this pleasurable hobby profitable as well?

There are many ways you can make profits money from blogging. A blog can be the platform for you to share your own special expertise with the rest of the world. It really doesn’t matter what your passion may be there are people who would be interested in your talents and interests and blogs can be a very good way to gain exposure.

The first thing to do when you first start out blogging is to deliver string, passionate posts. This means that you should have enough material to blog on or write about and do it passionately with feeling and enthusiasm. People can easily distinguish between random ramblings of a half-baked blogger who is doing it for the purpose of getting words to pages and one who is absolutely passionate about his writings.

This is the only way you can get the attention of your visitors and make them come back again and again to visit you. The blogosphere is full of related posts on similar topics and people want to be entertained when they read your posts so be sure to deliver the message with full-impact if you want them coming back again.

The next thing is to blog on regular basis. If you come up with sporadic excellent posts, your visitors will not have a regular routine for them to visit and most likely they will tend to lose interest over a period of time. Be sure to set a regular time to blog each day or week and keep to this schedule no matter how inclined you feel to pursue other things. Be disciplined if you want success from your blogging effort.

The last tip to make money from your blogging work is to find the best way to monetize your blog. There are plenty of ways you can do this but you don’t wan to spam your post or blog platform with these money-making ads or you will turn off your visitors fast. So be sure to select only two or thee that you really like and test it out on your blog for a week or two. If one or two doesn’t deliver the results you want, then consider changing it until you find those that does.

Once you have established yourself as a regular blogger with a string of followers then make sure you don’t slacken up and neglect the necessary work to keep working at it. There would need to be a continuous effort to sustain your success and ensure your visitors will be loyal to your blog and come back again and again.

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Getting blog and website traffic

One of the biggest concerns that any internet marketer will have is how to increase website traffic. After all, the name of the game is traffic. If you do not get enough targeted traffic to your offer, you will not make very many sales. Having quality content coupled with driving targeted traffic is the way to reach internet success. Many marketers make the mistake of creating good content, writing one article and then waiting for the millions to come rolling in. Unfortunately, this is not the way it works! You have to put some effort into getting traffic to your website. Here are some tips to remember:

  1. Content: Publish content on a consistent basis and make sure it is good quality. This will attract the search engines on a regular basis as well as bring in new readers.
  2. Social networking: Use Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to let people know about your site and your updated content.
  3. Article marketing: Write articles on a regular basis and submit them to article directories. Put links back using keyword anchor text. This helps to build back links and get more traffic.
  4. Social bookmarking: Use sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Technorati to bookmark your site and get more visitors.
  5. Search Engine Optimization: Make sure you are using tags and good SEO on your site so that Google believes your site to be relevant content.
  6. Forums: Find forums in your niche and become a participant. Let people know about your site once you have become a respected member of the community.
  7. Create a sitemap (there are WordPress plugins for this) and submit it to Google webmaster tools

There are hundreds of ways to get more traffic to your blog or website. These are just a few to try, but remember that generating traffic is one of those tasks you should never stop doing!
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