One of the essential steps to blogging people seem to miss out when they first get into blogging is the fact that their blog must contain information that people want to read. I am not here to tell you how to write your blog, that’s up to you, but what I am about to tell you is the what you should know before blogging.
Find a Niche
Think of a niche you are interested in and write it down this will help you be more committed to trying harder instead of giving up in a day or two, and also make sure it is something other people are interested in too. Write down your top five keywords, you will want to use them later in your blog.
Create Your Blog
Use Blogger or WordPress. You can find all the help in the program you use to get information when setting up the blog. Create your content, make it original, and make it informative. This is one of the main ways to learn how to create a blog. You need to include the keywords you wrote down for the content of your blog. Try not to overuse these as it sends out bad signals to the search engines, and this is 100% not what you want.
Sign up for Google Adsense and insert the code in the margin of your blog. You can customize your ads in many ways, such as including text links or image links. I prefer the text links only, as they are easier to blend in with your blog and don’t take the focus away from the information. Google Adsense will probably not make you a millionaire but it is an instant way of generating a small amount of money.
If you want to track where your visitors are coming from with regard to direct hits or from search engine results then I would suggest you use Google Analytics and again you can get all the help you need setting that up from within the program.
Find Something to Sell
If you don’t want to sell anything and are happy with the income Google Adsense is bringing in then you can skip this step. If you want to maximize your income and truly learn how to make money with Blogs you will want to find an affiliate program to join. A couple of affiliate programs I would suggest are ClickBank and Commission Junction. You can sell anything from office furniture, pet supplies and clothing just to name a few.
There is no better advertising than word of mouth, but the next best thing is social media. You will want to make things easier for people to do this. Social media sites I use and recommend are Pinterest and Twitter and they are used for people to share their websites that they have liked with other people in their online community.
I would not suggest you add your own links to these services, but provide visitors to your website the ability to do so.
Write an Article
Whether your blog is about a specific product, for example a certain affiliate marketing site you are promoting, or just about giving people information, I would suggest you to write an article or a review on it. Most search engines require articles of 1000 words and over so I would use this as a rule when writing to ensure your article is published.
Submit your article to any of the 100’s which are out there.
Every time you add new information to your blog, you want to let the search engines know about it. Some search engines automatically send out updates, best to be on the safe side, you will want to do this manually too.
One of the easiest ways to get targeted visitors to your blog is to make use of the people you want to target. I would suggest you sign up to at LEAST one forum in the topic you are writing about, and don’t just go straight in there and start posting comments for people to look at your blog, they won’t.
The secret is to add the link to your blog in your signature and actively become a member of the forum, posting relevant topics and starting debates within them. The more you post, the more your link will show, and if you provide someone with good info the chances are higher they will click your link.
Update Your Blog
This can be by several means, one is to add new reviews or content to your blog, and if you are going to do this I suggest updating every couple of days. This helps to keep the search engines happy as they love to see new and original content.
Another way of updating your blog and keeping the content fresh is to add RSS feeds to it. Make sure the feeds are relevant to your blog and provide visitors with helpful information.
Repeating these steps is the only way to make money blogging.
If you have your own product or newsletter, give your visitors an easy way to sign up to receive updates or information. This helps you to contact the visitor again with more great info or products you wish to sell.
Some important things to remember so you don’t get disheartened with your blog is the fact that you will not become a millionaire overnight, it takes hard work and a lot of effort.
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Kind Regards Shane.
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