Saturday, November 27, 2010

Do You Want To Profit From Your Blogging?

If you have a blog and are looking to make a profit from it then it is imperative that you get it to the point where it is attracting lots of traffic. You can have the most attractive offers in the world to monetize your blog, but if you don't get the right volume of traffic, you are not going to make significant money.

With the above in mind, if you are intending to make money from your blog, your first priority has to be to make your blog as popular as you can by taking every opportunity you can to grow your readership.

How do you go about this? Well, as a first step, it is vitally important that you know the demographic of your target readership - if you don't know this, you won't be able to consistently write in the correct way to capture and keep your target audience.

Ideally, you should be writing on a subject that is of interest to you - always supposing, of course, that you have interests in areas that are popular and where people are proven to spend money.

If you hope to make money blogging then you are going to have to update your blog with fresh content on a regular basis - this will certainly be a lot easier if you are writing on a subject that you know and love.

You don't have to be the greatest writer in the world to make money from blogging, but you do need to be writing in a style that attracts and keeps the attention of your readership - popular blogs are never boring - if you don't entertain the people who come to your blog, you'll not develop a fanbase of the size needed to sustain a decent blogging income.

So, just how do you drive traffic to your blog? Getting links back to your blog from other Websites is what you need to focus on. You can do this in various ways such as finding forums about the topic of your blog, joining in with the conversations and putting a link back to your blog in your forum signature. Writing articles and submitting them to a few of the top article directories putting a link back to your blog in your resource box is another good way to drive traffic.

You can monetize your blog with affiliate programs related to the subject matter and contextual advertising programs.

If you have a blog where you regularly post interesting and topical content in a popular subject area, where you promote attractive, related products and services and spend time building traffic on a regular basis, there's absolutely no reason why you cannot earn money from your blogging.

Monday, June 9, 2008

More Reasons Why You Need A Blog

Blogging used to be just a method for stating your opinion, but now blogs are used to opine, to review, and to sell. In fact, many Internet marketers base their entire business around blogging.

Here's why.

Blogging is really just basic communication. All it takes is a computer and an internet connection and you can set up a free blog on one of the many blogging services.

Its flexibility is also one of its outstanding features. There are numerous platforms to blog from, from Wordpress to Joomla to Drupal, and dozens more in between. And even if you don't want to host your blog, you can set one up at one of the many free blog services like Blogger or And even if you use the free services, you can always take your blog to your own server at a later date.

Many people also feel that blogs create an intimate atmosphere for learning and research. A blog can create a simple credibility that can help sell your products because it helps create an "Everyman" aura, that is, a stripped down, hype-free way to talk about products.

If your opinions get read and respected, you might find that your credibility will begin to increase around a particular subject. People will begin to look to you to offer your opinions on forthcoming issues. And once you are established and considered an expert in a niche, your ability to sell from your blog will increase dramatically.

Once you are established, don't be afraid to ask people to sign up to your list. This will be a list where you can reach your readers at a moment's notice. A great way to utilize this list is to send a message to it when you have made a new post to your blog, and encourage your readers to not only read your new article but comment on it.

By using your list in this manner, your subscribers won't feel that you are using your list merely to sell to them. Of course, you can sell to them from your blog, and if your readers begin to comment on your posts, you are helping to enhance your blog's stickiness.

Blogging is a terrific tool for any Internet marketing business. Done in the correct manner (meaning that if you intend to build your credibility, you should blog in the most personal manner possible), you'll be blogging your way to success in no time.