Sunday, March 18, 2007

Interested in Blogging for Money?….

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ATTENTION! Did you know that you can make Mounds of Money blogging? If you want to make fast money on the Internet this is a must read!

Even if you are new to the internet and internet marketing you have surely heard or read about the
blogging craze that is happening on the internet. People blog for many reasons ranging from personal journal entries, political impetus, information aggregation, customer research and last but not least for money.
Many people today are making a healthy income by using blogging as a means to develop income. If you are new to making money online or even if you are an experienced internet marketer there exists at this time an amazing window of opportunity for people to make money using blogs.

Let’s start by explaining why blogs are the latest craze in the internet world. In the not to distant past the only way someone could have “real estate” on the World Wide Web was to own a website. In order to create a website one either needed to learn how to use programs such as Dream Weaver to create a website or hire someone else to build it for you. Either way you would have to spend time and money to create a space on the web. Google and some other companies changed all of this when they made programs such as, making it easy for anyone to own a piece of “real estate” on the web. Even my off line father could get online and go to and create a blog for our family. If my father can create a blog, anyone can go on to the web and now create a space where they can generate revenue from the internet.

Not only are blogs easy to set up and start but they are also loved by search engines due to their dynamic nature. Search engines understand that blogs are constantly being updated with new and pertinent information. They consider this to be time sensitive information so they visit and index a blog each time there is a new post. This makes it much easier for a blog to get listed in the search results which means more traffic for your blog.

If you aren’t using blogs to create money for you online, now is the time to act. Below I will explain just a couple of ways people are making money with blogs.

Sell Advertisements on your Blog: This is probably the most common way to generate income from your blog. After you create a blog and post to it regularly your blog will start climbing up the search engine ranking bringing you traffic. If you place advertisements on your blog you will be able to capitalize on the advertisements. You can advertise using programs such as Google Adsense. Google Adsense works especially well for niche blogs.

One way that you can pick a profitable subject to blog about is by doing some keyword research. First make a list of topics that you are interested in
blogging about. With your list go to Overture’s BidTool and see what people are paying for ads based around your keyword. Pick your blog topic by finding the keyword with the highest bid amount. This will give you an idea of how much money you can make from your Adsense campaign on your blog.

Help Others Sell Products: Affiliate programs allow you to become the middle man between a product and the customer. Look at affiliate directories such as Commision Junction and Clickbank to find products related to your blog that you can sell directly on your blog. Most affiliates pay a generous commission every time you sell one of their products. I have posted some interesting articles, look left, which you will find rather interesting and can also promote.
It’s very easy to refer people to an affiliate product on your blog and if you present it correctly you will be surprised at how many products you will sell.

Above I’ve listed only two ways you can start generating money from your blog but there are many other ways to use blogs to generate income and page ranking. The time to look into
blogging is now. There is an open window of opportunity for the non-experienced and experienced internet marketer to make money using blogs.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

How I get 100+ Unique Visitors to a Brand New Blog on Day One

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Getting traffic to a new blog is not as difficult as people make it out to be.
I was reading
Yaro Starak’s blog recently and strongly disagreed with something he said:

On the day your blog is born you will have no readers.
That is just plain wrong. (Note: The rest of Yaro’s tips were actually pretty good)

In fact only a short while before Yaro wrote that post, I had managed to drag over 100 unique visitors to a brand new blog on its first day of operation. And that would be a conservative goal for new blogs with just a little more organisation and luck than I had.

The key here is planning.

There are a few things you need to set up before you launch your blog.

You need to have a bunch of solid content written and ready to go on day one. People seem to say you need at least five posts. I would not be happy with anything less than 15 well written, solid blog posts. Write them in the days and weeks leading up to your launch and save them on your hard drive or as a draft. You will want to post all of them as quickly as possible on the day your blog launches.
That way, when you start getting traffic, your new visitors will have a reason to stick around and keep reading. (Visitors to my blog on day one viewed an average of 6 pages each).
With you content, you also want to make sure that your posts are
tagged with Technorati tags. In the early days of your blog, Technorati will be a solid provider of targeted visitors to your blog.

Make sure that you tag your posts with relevant yet diverse tags. If your posts are all tagged with the same tag, then you will only get Technorati traffic from that one tag page. Tag your posts with categorical, geographic, and parallel topic tags. By diversifying your tags, you are ensuring that you get a diversity of traffic from Technorati all searching for something unique on their site. This will maximise your traffic from Technorati.

Social Bookmarking
Make sure you let the world know about a couple of your best first-day posts. You will want to notify as many of the relevant social bookmarking sites as possible, but be a little sparing. Do not submit all of your stories or you will be banned as a spammer. Two or three of your best stories is enough.
If you need a list of social bookmarking sites to notify, then check out
this list over at WeblogHits.
This alone should get you a significant number of visitors to your site. The good thing here too, is that these visitors will be targeted as they will have clicked on story titles that they are interested in. The best part is it’s totally F.ree targeted advertising!

Notify Other Blogs
In the weeks leading up to your launch, you should be collecting the URLs and email addresses of other bloggers in your niche.
You should also write to each of the INDIVIDUALLY. Do not spam them as a group.
Write each of them an email explaining who you are and what you do. Mention something on their blog. In fact follow these
tips on emailing other bloggers that I wrote up a while ago.
Don’t send these emails yet. Just save them on your hard drive. Send them on the day of your launch, AFTER you have posted your first 20 posts.
How many emails like this should you send out? Well, the answer is “as many as possible” but if you need to put a figure on it then at least 30 or 40. There is certainly no upper limit (as long as they are ALL individually written emails) and into the hundreds will ensure you a very good flow of incoming links and traffic.
Treat these bloggers well because over the coming weeks and months they will be able to keep sending you traffic from their blogs. This traffic is probably the best, because it is referral traffic and it is made up of people who will already be interested in the topic that you are writing about.

That’s it!

If you do these couple of things then you will easily get over 100 visitors to your new blog on day one.

Truth is that I did them all, but in a very lazy fashion. My Technorati tags didn’t work at all due to a technical glitch, I only submitted one story to about 5 or 6 social bookmarking sites and I only emailed a couple of other bloggers in my niche.
And I STILL got over the 120 mark.

By doing these few things well, you will easily beat that.
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