Posts Tagged ‘blog’
When you first start writing content, there are so many things to consider that you just might forget all about utilizing tags and categories. I believe that these tools are mostly either underutilized or completely ignored. This is a big mistake usually committed by a newbie or casual content writers.
Publishing platform communities like Hubpages, Squidoo, and blogging platforms like Blogger, Blogspot, and WordPress all have the option of utilizing tags and categories. Several others do as well. If this were unimportant, why would they all offer these tools?
So you have this really great idea to start a blog on a particular niche. (Niche: a focused, targetable portion of a market). And, perhaps you even want to make some revenue from AdSense, Clicksor, or other contextual advertising. Hey, that’s great. You’ve put your heart and soul into posting your first few blog posts. No problem. Then, you kind of hit a dry patch… have no clue what else to do! What do you do to keep your blog readers coming back? What does a blogger do to keep their content fresh, and relevant? You’re more than likely happy or satisfied with what you’ve accomplished so far, but now, each time you start a new post, you just aren’t “feeling it?” If you post your so-so blog post, are you afraid your blog will become boring? Maybe you can’t even pinpoint what exactly is wrong, you just “know” it. Maybe you’re distracted or don’t have the time to put together meaty content. Then it’s time to look for some quick solutions! Hopefully I can get you moving in the right direction again!
After you have set up your blog (I will be giving you specifics in another post should you need guidance on this subject), it will be important that you understand how to measure the results of your new online presence, popularity, and effective marketing techniques. You have laid the foundation, now what? The next step will be to set up your marketing and let the world know what you have to offer. There are many types and ways to market your products and services. If you are a network marketer or direct sales business, typically you will receive ideas and strategies from your upline or sponsors. After you have duplicated their methods, you then need to track how effective your marketing really is.
My last blog post was about setting up an online business, expressing your passion, and making the decision to make money online. Just about every type of industry you can think of that might interest you is represented by some type of sales opportunity.
Here’s the problem as I see it. You need money. You have been downsized, laid off, fired, or unemployed. Maybe you just need extra money each month to pay the bills and keep a roof over your head… and oh, yeah, eat. Then someone approaches you with the idea that you ought to try an online business. It might be top tier direct sales, regular direct sales, MLM or network marketing, affiliate marketing, article writing, or something along these lines. Maybe they even suggest doing a bit of everything simultaneously.
I have been asked how to monetize (make money!) with your blog several times in the past few days so I thought it was a great idea for a blog post. Today, many bloggers realize that while they may enjoy their blog writing, they still have to keep the lights on. There are many articles out there that discuss increasing your blog traffic but unless you can convert the traffic to sales, it just means people enjoy your writing; which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you love to write just for the sheer joy of it! Here are some ways to make your blog pay you.