01 February 2009, by A. Cedilla
To say that blogging is popular would be an understatement of near-biblical proportions.
It is currently estimated that tens of millions of readers regularly peruse an equally voluminous number of blogs. You’ve probably read about people making a mint online just by blogging.
Well-known blogmasters like Darren Rowse of Problogger, Brian Clark of Copyblogger, Trent Hamm of The Simple Dollar and Leo Babauta of Zen Habits inspired many would-be’s to carve out their own spot in the blogosphere as well.
Of course, to start logging yourself, you need to set up a blog account. You can pick between a free blogging service or a fee based service.
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25 September 2008, by A. Cedilla
3rd of 3 parts
When you first start your blog, you probably have so much to say that you have no problem posting every day. After a while, you begin to run out of ideas and you can’t seem to come up with fresh content. Every blogger has this problem from time to time. It’s normal.
So how do you keep the blog going — keep it fresh and full of value? Here are some ideas:
Do a top 10 list – Bloggers and their readers love lists.
- “The top 10 mistakes people do when trying _______ for the first time.”
- “The top 10 reasons to pick ______.”
Lists tend to be easier to write and take less time to formulate. If you can’t come up with 10, perhaps you can make it the top 3 or top 5.
Ask an expert – Approach someone who is very knowledgeable in your blog niche and you may find they’ll be happy to do an interview, especially if they have a new product just launched and would like the exposure. Put together some thoughtful questions and ask them to write out their answers. The beauty of this blog post is that aside from asking the questions, the interviewee does all the work!
Continue reading Blogging Basics: Incubating Fresh Blog Content
21 September 2008, by A. Cedilla
2nd of 3 parts
Does the idea of scheduling your blogging seem forced? Uncreative? Posting to your blog shouldn’t happen only when you feel “moved” to create an award-winning post. Blogging needs to be done regularly to provide good content for your readers, to get better at writing and to maximize your profits.
Set yourself up with a schedule to post on your blogs. Take a realistic look at your business and figure out where blogging should be on your list of priorities.
The objective is not to be constantly blogging, forsaking all else, but to bring blogging forward a bit from your low priority pile of things to do. Take a look at your business model and where blogging fits in. If your blogs are currently your only platform for making money, then naturally blogging should be high priority.
Your blogging schedule is up to you and can certainly be changed when your circumstances change. Perhaps you’re going to temporarily blog daily on your internet marketing blog because you’re promoting an affiliate product or you’re just about to launch your new ebook. On a regular week you might consider blogging everyday, but alternating between all your blogs.
Continue reading Blogging Basics: Your Blogging Schedule
18 September 2008, by A. Cedilla
1st of 3 parts
You’ve heard about online marketing as a way to make some extra money on the side, but you don’t have any programming skills and have nothing you can think of to sell that isn’t already being offered everywhere. Can you still become successful and make money marketing online? In a nutshell: Yes.
There are a number of ways to make money online without a website. Blogging is one.
Blogging is an activity where you make a web page (Don’t worry, you won’t need web wizard skills. Blogger, Typepad and WordPress, among others, have templates and a set-up process that takes all the guesswork out of making a blog) that you update every few days with posts about your chosen subject. Visitors can comment on your posts for others to see. You can place advertising on your blog – provided automatically by Google – and get paid whenever anyone clicks on one of those ads.
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November 1, 2007
“Blogging, blogging everywhere, not a penny in my account”. Some people are able to earn a handsome amount of money from blogging, but for some people, earning from blogging is a far-fetched dream. If you are among the few who are yet to know what blogging means or if you do not know how to earn from your blog, here is an attempt to present a road map to start earning from your blog.
Blogging is defined as “A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links”. Simply speaking, blogging means writing and publishing your thoughts and views. Blogs attract lot of traffic as they have a casual approach of presentation of views and they provide an excellent platform for discussion.
Blogging usually begins with selecting a topic for your blog. Though you can create a blog for your random thoughts, it will not earn you money. You will find lot of articles on how to choose a profitable niche for your blog. You might even be tempted to look for ways of finding the most profitable keywords that will help fill your bank accounts.
The most important aspect to look for when selecting a topic for your blog is whether you really know anything about the selected topic. After all you are the one who would be writing on the blog. Certain keywords like Mesothelioma are supposedly good paying keywords on Google Adsense, but would you be able to write on this topic on an on going basis?
If the topic is on something that interests you, you will find yourself writing new articles and eventually providing a lot of interesting content for your readers.
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