How to monetize any blog

Blogging

Blogging is one the most popular ways for people to make money online. The most attractive part about blogging is that you get to express yourself. This explains why sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are growing so fast because they are all about expressing yourself to the public. Now while many people are attracted to blogging because you get to share your thoughts and opinion on the web, many more are in it for the money. So where does this concept of making money with blogging come from? The answer lies in traffic and content. When you are constantly blogging and churning up good original content that people would like to see, you attract a fan base.

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Originally posted 2013-04-24 05:18:19.

The Future of Internet marketing

Internet Marketing Your Future

Internet Marketing is a billion-dollar industry. It has skyrocketed from just the plain old internet where there is only IRC and some weird colored website into a whole new industry where a lot of people make a living online. The appeal to internet marketing is so great that a lot of people quit their day job to seek for a better opportunity online. It is so appealing in fact, that a lot of people who are desperate for cash have also been trying their hands on internet marketing hoping to earn some quick cash.

The Future of Internet marketingIn fact, Internet marketing has been going on for so long that it has actually survived a few recessions and there have been no signs of slowing down. If there was anything at all, recessions actually boosted the internet marketing growth because people are seeking refuge on the internet and looking for alternative ways to make money during the recession. With the industry booming at such a rapid pace, the question then lies in what is in store for us in the future on online marketing.

Below are some of the predictions made by expert internet marketers Blogs Will Still Be The Most Powerful Branding Tool.

Blogs when used right can be the perfect branding tool to your online business. This is the case right now and more and more large companies are jumping into the Blogging world to further enhance their branding. It is no longer just the go to tool for Small companies anymore but instead you will see big brands with their own blogs today.

Hence in the future Blogging would become the core to branding online and there is no sign of this trend stopping any time soon. If you do not have a blog yet and you plan to create a strong brand surrounding you and your business, make sure to get that blog up early!

How well your customers do matters.

What this means is that today you could be selling an information product in the fitness niche. Hence it is important for you to be as fit as you can and you need to show people that you are successful in order for people to believe in you.

However, in the future your success might not be such an important factor anymore. Instead, it will matter only if your customers make it into the ‘fit’ zone or not. If you are able to constantly produce results in your customers, that’s where you will be sure that your business will survive in preparation for the cut throat competition that you will face in the future

The End Of Expensive Ebooks.

The end is near even now for Expensive ebooks that sells for $97. Nobody is going to pay that much for a mere ebook anymore. In fact, the norm these days seems to stick at $7, $37 or at most $47 ebooks. Charging any more than this can easily mean your demise and failure in your eBook campaigns. However, in some niches where the competition is low, a higher priced ebook can still be sold but not in a niche that has a lot of demand and competition.
Say good bye to expensive ebooks. Instead in the future you might be required to sell a real product that is well built such as a video course and even then these products won’t be able to sell at high price unless you are giving a tremendous value and unless you have the strongest branding and marketing strategies. Ebooks will become the marketing tool to help you get more traffic and trust to your products so learn to adapt from this day forwards.

Live training and events will be the focus.

Because people are tired of losing money and failing from mere ebook instructions, more and more people will start looking into a ‘real’ training course and mentorship to ensure success. Nobody wants to be that common failure so even if it might cost a lot more money. Hence, in the future, people will be more than willing to spend for seminar events or personal training so that they can actually make real money instead of paying for ‘fake’ dreams that will never happen.

If you have not started to build your business into one that gives live training, then you should slowly adapt to this strategy now. Start while you are ahead and show the world results that cannot be matched. The branding and money that you get out of this will be worth your while.

All in all, internet marketing is looking good right now and the future has a lot more in store for us. The amount of people making purchases online will increase to unbelievable heights. In fact, the internet might even replace televisions and the people that does online for long hours will increase.

The internet is going to be where the big money is but the problem lies in weather or not you will be able to get enough trust to get people to pay you for your goods. Changes will be made and people will have to adapt in order to survive. And more importantly of all, your current skill sets will not be sufficient so stay sharp and learn new tricks for your business. Sacrifices have to be made and you will surely be able to be a ‘someone’ in the future of online businesses.

The Future of Internet marketing

The Future of Internet Marketing

Originally posted 2013-02-23 04:16:24.

Top 11 Reasons To Start A Blog!

Blog Writing Skills

Almost everyone who is trying to make a buck is blogging these days right? Well… not everyone. Some of us internet marketers have not found the reason why there is a need to start a blog. Well here’s why.

It improves your writing skills.
Top 11 Reasons To Start A Blog!Practice makes perfect. If you’ve ever wanted to improve your writing skills, blogging and constant posting on your blog can be a good way to hone your writing skills. To run a successful blog you will have to be constantly writing and editing your own written work. You cannot expect a blog to be successful when you rarely update your blog or if you just post contents with very few words.

There can be many reasons to why you wish to improve your writing skills but as an internet marketer, you have to understand that the medium of communication between you and your prospects is your writing skills. Honing your writing will be equivalent to learning how to express yourself effectively towards your readers and thus blogging can be a great tool to help you improve overall as an internet marketer.

Your online network.

If you have a huge network of sites (this is usually true for social marketers) that is all jumbled up or if your network resembles a messy spider web, then a blog can serve to be the center of your networks.

You can use your blog and point all your social marketing network pages and links to go back to your blog. Doing this can help you save a lot of time updating all the network of pages that you have. On your blog you can include Facebook, Twitter updates, Fan boxes and pretty much a lot of other social marketing buttons that you might want on your blog.

This is a huge time saver and you can finally be more organized with your social marketing efforts.

New Ideas comes from constant posting.

When you are constantly posting, and reading comments that you get on your blog post, more often than not you will get new fresh ideas for your next big project that can earn you a lot of money. The constant communications and sharing of your thoughts to your readers can help you identify key problems that your audience are currently having.

By identifying these problems, you will be able to come out with ample solutions that can potentially be sold for money if you feel that the content is exclusive. Otherwise you can just post your solution as new post to help your avid readers to build even more trust to you and your business.

Expanding offline

There are instances where pro bloggers move and expand their business to offline consultation, seminars or even marketing companies because of the new people that they meet while networking happens via their blog. This is a true special opportunity that comes when your reader’s think that you have what it takes to be a partner and they will approach you and network with you. These opportunities happen because your blog reached out to them and touched with lives in one way or another.

Blogging for a living.

Need another reason for blogging? Did you know that many ordinary people are successfully blogging for a full time income online? And that’s not all because there are millionaire bloggers out there who are living their dream lives today because they took advantage of blogging and monetize the traffic on their blog. Some bloggers sold their blog for a huge lump sum of money because it is worth that much more when you have a blog that has a lot of traffic.

Community building.

A blog is a great place for you to interact with your customers. In the olden days where no blogs exist, the only way for you to communicate with your customers online is via email or support questions that come to your help desk. These days, your blogs can be used to help build a strong community within your blog and you can communicate and help them with your blog post as you move on daily on your business.

Speak out our heart

Blogs let us express ourselves and share our thoughts, opinions and expertize easily. Constant communication and sharing of your work with your network of readers can ultimately lead them to trust you, and this will lead to more profits to you. Marketers have realized that there are two ways that ultimately lead to a sale. One is to use a sales letter and try to push a sale fast, and the other is to build trust via constant communication and valuable content and people will buy your stuff even when you are not pushing for the sale.

Therefore, if you hate to use pushy sales letters on your products, consider blogging your heart out and show the world how much you believe your product works, and you will find yourself selling in a subtle way, and you will also get a lot of ‘thank you’ notes in return.

People read more on blogs…

It is much easier to read contents on blogs than it is on an email. This is the reason why a lot of the best email marketers these days a directing traffic from their email list to their blogs so that their message gets read more. Besides that, your messages can potentially be read by other prospects on coming in from your blogs other than from your email list. This way, your message is not only limited to the people that is on your list, and at the same time you can use the blog to help increase the size of your list as well.

Attract more leads.

When you have a strong amount of readers on your blog, you will find that your blog will start to go viral with the help of word of mouth advertising. This is a great form of free advertising and you will get a lot of free and qualified leads this way. Blogging is truly a wonderful way to earn more money and acquire more leads. Therefore, take advantage of blogging today to improve your business.

Top 11 Reasons To Start A Blog! – Writing Skills

Top 11 Reasons To Start A Blog!

 

Originally posted 2013-01-25 05:28:29.

4 Expensive Blogging Lessons.

Your Blog 4 Expensive Blogging Lessons.

Blogging in itself is a simple concept. For internet marketers, we have always been exposed to the idea or concept of blogging for money. However, a huge problem is that most internet marketers have a misconception on blogging where they believe that they can actually get easy money from blogging. This is very far from the truth. While you can earn a lot of money from blogging, it is not as easy as you think it is. There’s work involved!

Your Blog 4 Expensive Blogging Lessons.We’ve created and ran numerous blogs for many years, and it is safe to say that we’ve had our ups and downs in this industry and more importantly, we are speaking from experience, so we know the inside out of blogging and how to turn ordinary blogging into a business where you can generate revenue from it and make a good income just by blogging alone.

Today, we shall explore some of the lessons that we wish we learnt when we just started blogging 3 years ago.

The First Step Is The Hardest.

One of the things that we realize about blogging is that there is a huge hurdle to overcome for all newbie bloggers. However, the good news is, once you’ve conquered this, you will find that things will get a lot easier.

A majority part of this huge hurdle that a new blogger would face is that you will start with low to zero audiences. And it is hard to get a sizable audience online, especially when you have nothing from your background to entice more people to subscribe to you.
Getting a decent sized audience is very important because without it your blog post won’t matter much because there would be no one reading your posts.

Therefore the smart thing to do here is to find out how to get a sizable amount of audience fast so that you will have a reason to blog and you know that there are people who are actually reading your stuff. In many ways this keeps you going on with your blog postings.

Don’t be discouraged at first if your subscribers are at a low number such as 500 or so because the number will naturally increase gradually but exponentially because the more people you have on your blog the easier the news will spread. Keep in mind at first that you are trying to just help people, and even if you could help only a few people at first your blog post is not wasted. This way, you can motivate yourself to go on.

If it takes 5 months to get to 300 subscribers, you will find that the next 300 will take a much lesser time. The numbers will keep increasing in an exponential pattern.

Your success is your responsibility.

I know most of us have heard of those instant blogs or sales letter hypes that says you can blog your way to the bank within a few days…, but one must realize that hype is nothing but hype. And if you do not believe that then you are going to be in for a shock.
Many actually believed that as long as they have a blog, then they will start to make money. That is nothing near the truth. Do yourself a favor and forget about all the fake lies that are being handed out about blogging every day on the internet.

Your blogging success is your own responsibility, and if you do not do anything to grow it, you won’t earn a single cent from it. Nope, there is not going to be any overnight riches or will you be able to pull out a lot of subscribers to your blog without lifting a finger. You will actually have to start posting blog posts that matters and you will have to start implementing traffic strategies like SEO or buying traffic to give your blog post a jump start.

The good news is that everything that you will need to run and grow your blog to success is out there on the internet for free so you do not actually have to buy into some of those over hyped sales letter. All you need to do is to take charge and work on your blog tirelessly, and you will get the results that you are always looking for.

Being Different is a good thing.

There are countless blogs out there today, and you should never try to bore your readers into loving you. You’ve got to be different and by being different you can finally stand out from the crowd.

Some of the things you can do to be different and stand out from the crowd is your writing style, your pictures, your concept, the length of your post or how frequent you post your blogs. Of course, this is not to say you should limit to these ideas only, because there’s always so much more things you can do to be different.

The worst thing you can be as a blogger is to be the same as everyone else. That will kill your blog like the rest. No one cares about you.

The last thing I would like to share here is that nobody cares about you or your opinion. However, what they do care is how your opinions or ideas can affect their lives. That’s right folks! It has always been about them, or they won’t pay attention to you.
Nobody is going to waste their time and envy how big your house is or what car you drive. However, what they will want to know and be interested is how or what did you do to get those luxuries in the first place. This is because everyone wants to learn your secrets and hopefully duplicate it for their own benefits.

Therefore, you will find that the best thing to do when you are blogging is to avoid talking about yourself and senseless things that does not matter. Even f you find yourself blogging about jokes or humors, you will find that if no one understands your jokes… then the joke is on you.

Your Blog 4 Expensive Blogging Lessons.

Originally posted 2013-01-09 05:27:34.

Blogging Advice

Blogging Advice

If you’re like so many other people who’ve gotten the ‘blogging bug’, congratulations, you’re in for a lot of fun! People start their own blogs for many reasons, sometimes they just want to be able to share their life with family and friends far away, sometimes they like sharing their knowledge about one of their hobbies, and sometimes they want to make money. Whatever your reason for starting a blog, you’re going to want to start off on the right foot and get some great blogging advice, and that’s where this article can help.

Blogging AdviceBlogging isn’t a difficult thing to learn, as a matter of fact, most people can easily learn all they need to know in an hour or so. Here are some key points to keep in mind as you begin your online blogging adventure:

1. You can start your own blog for free. There are many blogging platforms that will host your blog for you for no charge, WordPress.com and Blogger.com are two of the most popular. Even with the free versions, you’ll still have access to hundreds of different designs, or themes, that you can use for your blog. You can also use plugins and widgets, basically just like apps for a smart phone, that will allow you to do many different things with your blog, these are usually also free.

2. The topic of your blog should be based on two major considerations: what do you love and whether or not you want to use your blog to start an online business. Sometimes these two things will overlap, your business blog can be about something that you love. Other times you won’t be able to make money with your hobby because there just aren’t enough other people who love that topic enough to pay for products related to it.

3. When you start your blog, especially a business blog, you will want people to return frequently and read your new posts. In order to keep them coming back you’ll want to make sure that you make your posts and the other information on your blog related to the topic of your blog. For example, if your blog is about gardening you really don’t want to start going off on tangents about all kinds of other topics. Occasionally it’s OK to stray a little bit but the bottom line is that the readers of your blog joined because they were interested in that topic, so give them what they want.

4. If you want to use your blog to make money and start a business you should consider buying your own domain name and get your own hosting account. Don’t worry if this sounds foreign to you, it’s easy and inexpensive enough. The reason this is important is that if you stick with the free versions you don’t actually own anything, not the name of your blog or that little piece of internet ‘real estate’ your blog sits on. That’s not a good way to structure your business. Buy your domain name and get your blog hosted and you will own it and you can decide what you want to do with it.

I hope this blogging advice has helped you a little bit. The most important thing to remember is that you should have fun with your blog. This is a great way to express yourself so make the most out of it.

Blogging Advice

Blogging Advice...

Originally posted 2012-12-27 10:50:02.