Profitable Blogging Secrets

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Profitable Blogging Secrets

Before you start creating a blog, there are important matters you need to learn about blogging.

These are factors hat will affect your blog’s popularity and profitability.

Personality – You’ll need to differentiate your blog from the hundreds of thousands of other blogs out there.

A winning personality is not just posting jokes or writing controversial stuff.

You’ll need to build rapport with the reader and offer him/her games with small prizes, ask them questions and offering content that is unique.

Content has to be top notch – the people keep coming back to certain blogs because they offer solid content to make the reader keep coming repeatedly to read the content provided.

To help keep your loyal readers informed, fit in RSS buttons so visitors can subscribe to the feed.

Persevere – Profitable blogging isn’t an overnight miracle. You’ll need a effort and time.

There will be days you want to totally quit but tell your self that the profits will come soon, or if you have already made some, be thankful for them and continue striving to make more.

There are of course the other methods affecting your blog’s profitability but I’ve just covered the basics of what you need to make your blog a success.

Detailed information on how to do everything step by step is in our paid course!

How Should Your Blog Look Like

Here are a few tips to make your blog stand out from the millions of blogs out there that have standard designs.

Customize the banner

The banner usually has the most generic designs that are common to the blogs from a blogging company or service.

You can personalize this banner by having a graphic with the dimensions of the banner. You can also edit the graphic so that it will also include the title of your blog.

Personalizing photos

Of course, most of the photos that you will be posting will be your own. However, if you don’t customize the photos before posting them, you may miss maximizing the enhancing benefits graphics can add to the page.

Adding photo borders can help the photo stand out from the page.

It can also add to the design of your blog. You can choose a standard border or you can also create your own border which can be associated with your blog’s templates.

Check out blog templates, layouts, backgrounds elsewhere.

Audio makes your blog more personal

Audio personalizes the blog and keeps your visitors coming back. You can try having mp3 files or playlists loading with your blog.

What Niche Do I Focus On

The first thing you need to do before starting a blog is finding a niche that you would like to write about.

A niche is a targeted, focused topic that a specific target group are found in. This could be wide range topics like internet marketing or less common ones like weight loss through lemon juice diets.

Some niches can be further separated into subniches, example, weight loss into Atkins diet, lemon juice diets etc.

What you can do is jot down a list of topics you want to pursue. Preferably, you should have a passion for it, because there is no point doing something you hate.

If you’re having trouble thinking of topics or have not much information about them, you’ll have to do some research.

Starting with stuff you have some interest in, maybe weight loss, visit popular forums and discussion boards and pay attention to what is being talked about.

You can also watch & listen to the news, read popular newspapers and magazines for ideas.

Here are some tools:

Google Zeitgeist -You can use it to find out search patterns, trends, and the fastest rising search queries.

Yahoo Buzz to explore many different topics and see what the current “buzz” is. Yahoo also has a site called yahoo answers where you can ask a question and get loads of answers from people interested in that niche.

EBay Pulse which provides current trends and popular searches in the different EBay markets. You can use this tool to find hot topics to blog about.

Once you have narrowed down your list of topics you would like to blog about, you will want to find out if the topics are profitable.

Do not skip this step unless making money isn’t your main priority for blogging.

Here are some resources you can use to get a general idea of what’s profitable:

Amazon:
Leverage on one of the largest online retailers to check that your topic is broad
enough and people are spending money on it.

Google:
Search in Google. On the right and top parts of the search engine results you will see paid ads .

This shows that the particular niche you are interested in does have a good number of people willing to fork out money for what you have to offer.

Ebay Pulse:
Using this tool you can find out the hottest picks and searches within a market. Most products that people would pay money for and you can easily cash in upon!

Essentially the perfect niche would be a niche that you’re interested in, that is popular, and can be profitable.

Never try to cover too many niches at one go as you could suffer from quick burn out. Concentrate on one niche at a time, and do it well before moving on to the next one.

The basics of blog creation

Firstly, if you’ve not signed up for a hosting and domain, do so now. Good hosts which I recommend are hostinger and bluehost and domain name sellers godaddy.

Read: How To Start A Self Hosted Blog On Hostinger

Your Blog Meta Tag

No one will visit your blog unless it has been properly optimized. So before we  cover content, we’ll go into optimizing your title and Meta tags.

Basically what need to do is this:

1.Put your blog at the top of search results.
2.Quickly and accurately tell users what your blog is about.
3.Convey a positive image of your business.

This is a good time to think about what makes your blog unique. You can’t possibly write a search listing if you aren’t sure what your blog is all about.

Now, choose the one key idea that you want every user to know before they even arrive at your website.

Also, choose one key phrase that describes your website.

Write the description (Meta tag) before the title. There’s a reason for this, it’s to ensure I have a clear idea of what I want to emphasize about my site.

Write one or two sentences that describes what your blog is all about. Although you can include more than one aspect of your blog, the primary impression that a reader gets should be the main idea that you wrote.

You should use your keyword or phrase two to three times in your description, and try to keep it as short as you can.

Your Blog Content

As mentioned earlier, what increases the value of a blog is content.

Not everyone is a writer. Some people love certain niches but absolutely refuse to do any writing, and would rather focus on marketing and promoting that niche.

Well, currently there are three ways you could go about creating content:

Do it yourself – the first option would be to write all the content yourself if you have the passion.
Problem is, even the most enthusiastic writers fizzle out over time and get hit by writer’s block and frustration.

Hire a freelancer – Good option is to find a quality freelancer who charges reasonable rates, good for you. However, there are those freelancers who produce shoddy work, demand expensive fees and worst of all, the freelancers who disappear with your money! Here’s where you have to be discerning in hiring the right people.

Private Label Rights material – Another excellent option should you be pressed for both time and finances. Because the content has been pre-created and it normally available in bulk, you save both time and money! Go for PLR material that is fresh and not recycled over the net.

Read: How To Use Private Label Right To Grow Your Business

Traffic

If you’re still relatively new online, you may not be familiar with Internet terms but one that you need to know is Traffic.

It basically refers to the visitors that come to your site to see what you have to offer in your content, maybe even freebies.

Here are few ways to make your blog a highly popular:

Good Content.

Don’t just regurgitate what you see elsewhere. Provide your own unique ideas.

Update your blog daily. This is very important in the beginning. Later you can cut back to several times per week, but you need to post every day until your traffic snowball has started to build.

Clean and Easy-To-Read Design.

Watch out for your colors. Make sure the text is easy to read. Black or dark text on a white or very light background is easiest to read.

The design should look attractive. It doesn’t have to be a custom design. There are a lot of free templates/themes available. Just pick one that looks nice and not too confusing.

Building Your Blog’s Value

Everyone like valuable stuff. You are selling your blog to your visitors, especially the idea that your blog is popular and has valuable content , so that they will want to come back and recommend your blog to others.

Here’s how you can do so:

Allow and Encourage Comments:

Comments on your posts show that others are reading and are interested enough to comment.

Make sure you encourage people who comment on your blog, by replying to their comments, and by visiting their blogs and commenting there.

If you are not getting any comments, comment on other blogs. The top bloggers don’t have time to visit your blog and comment.

But a newbie blogger will be thrilled at your comment and will likely visit your blog and comment.

The Social Factor

Your blog has to go social, the same way people network and build relations in real life.

How to Build strong social links:

Blog Comments:

Everyone tells you to do this because it works. There are two strategies for commenting on other blogs, and you should follow both of them.

But only comment when you have something worthwhile to say.

Otherwise you are spamming, and it will not help you any. Spam or worthless comments will just hurt you.

People will think less of you and it will damage your brand.

Strategy #1: Comment on popular blogs. This is good for getting a lot of people to see your comments. It is best if you are one of the first commentators, because people don’t read all the comments on a post.

Strategy #2: Comment on less popular blogs. If a blog does not have a lot of comments already, then your comment will certainly get the attention of the blogger.

Maybe they will then visit your blog and comment on yours. Also, that blog may not have a lot of readers, but chances are, the readers it does have will read it thoroughly and will notice your comment.

Some of them may stop by to visit your blog as well. This works especially well if you become a regular commenter on the blog.

Link Out To Other Blogs:

It will do your blog good to link out to other blogs. Here’s a fact: linking to relevant blogs will help you in the search engine rankings.

Linking to other blogs also gets their attention, especially if you send them some traffic. The blogger will notice too, and bloggers are always curious what people are saying about them.

They appreciate the link too. So they will be likely to link to one of your posts when the opportunity comes up. They might even add you to their blogroll.

Advertise on Social Networking Sites:

We’re sure you have heard of popular social networking sites like Facebook and myspace.

Basically such sites allow you to share your photos and keep yourself updated with your friends’ life.

These sites get really HUGE traffic and exposure, so you can be sure to get lots of traffic when you display your blog links on them. You could include a link inside your profile.

Forums:

What you need to do is find a forum related to your topic.

Put the URL of your blog in your forum signature. Spend some time hanging out in the forum, and post some helpful information when people ask for help.

People will see your URL in your signature file, and will click it to see what your site is like, especially if they like what you are saying on the forum.

Submissions to blog directories:

By submitting your blog to blog directories, it will help in getting massive exposure for your blog.

You could use a blog directory submission service like www.feedshot.com. For just $1.99, they will submit your blog to a total of 10 blog directories.

Of course, if you wish to save the $1.99, you could always sign up and submit to other directories yourself.

Pinging:

After every update to your blog, you should use a blog pinging service. Ping is push mechanism by which a weblog notifies a server that its content has been updated.

So by pinging your blog, it notifies the rest of the online world to check out your blog. There are hundreds of pinging services out there, though you could ping all theses services with a single click using just some of these sites.

The two big pinging sites that you should check out is:

//www.pingmyblog.com
//www.pingoat.com

Social Bookmarking:

Another technique that every blogger should take advantage of is social bookmarking. Sites like digg, reddit etc. allow users to vote for their favorite web content.

Adding the buttons to allow users to vote for your posts can exponentially increase your traffic.

You could also submit your blog posts to social bookmarking sites manually.

The four top ones that you should submit to are:

//www.stumbleupon.com
//www.digg.com
//www.reddit.com

You could also visit //kingkong.com.au/socialmarker/ where you will get to submit to over 20 of the top social bookmarking sites with just one push of the button.

Claim Your Blog at //www.blogsearchengine.org/:

Be sure to join if you are not familiar with that site, it is a huge directory of blogs, organized by tags (topics). People can search for a topic, and it will bring up blog posts on that topic.

Your blog must be indexed so that you can get into their blog search engine. The best way to do that is by “claiming” your blog.

WordPress Blogs Tips:

Here are some good plugins to use:

Top Commenters -This plugin allows you to show a list of your top commenters.

What Others Are Saying -With this plugin, you can display the latest posts of the blogs on your blogroll.

Subscribe to Comments -This plugin allows people who comment on your blog to check a box before they submit the comment, which will notify them by email if anyone comments on that post after they do.

Ways To Make Money

Ways you can earn a living through your blog.

Earning through advertising.

Basically there are two kind of ads you could run on your blog: Cost-Per-Impression and Cost-Per-Click.

CPM campaigns:
What you earn depends on the number of average unique visitors you received in the week that the ad campaign is built.

CPC campaigns:
You earn by the number of unique clicks generated by your unique visitors on the ad unit that is running the CPC campaign.

Affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing generally refers to promoting of other merchant’s products in return for a commission whenever you make a sale or refer a lead.

Example: When you place an ad on your blog and someone clicks on your ad or buys the product, you stand to earn commissions from the merchant site. This is a perfect example of an affiliate program.

Asking For Cash:

It might sound crazy but you can actually make money simply by asking people for it. Of course, you do have to ensure you provide top notch content. Or if you provide really good entertainment.

There’s some really cool donation plug-ins for Word Press blogs which you can use, including a straightforward donation button widget.

Work as a freelance blogger.

If you simply love writing and blogging and can’t be bothered to monetize your own blog, you could just sign up as a freelance blogger on other people’s blogs.

There are many blog owners who are constantly looking for fresh content and will be willing to pay for others to write blog posts for them.

Sell off your blog.

Now if your blog is popular and receive a lot of traffic, you could really sell it
for a huge sum. An online money making strategy which involves the use of blogs is the setting up of multiple blogs and selling them for some quick cash.
Another term for this is called blog flipping.

Sponsored Posts or Paid to Blog Opportunities.

In a nutshell, here’s how it works:

1. Find Paid bloggin opportunities: One of the easiest methods to make money with a blog is to write about products, services, companies etc.

2. Blog about them: Once you find a paid blogging opportunity, simply blog as you’re instructed to!

3. Get paid!

And these are just some of the main ways to earn a comfortable living through your blog.

Always remember this for blogs: Content is King. And when you build that trust with your customers, they’ll be back for more.

If you want to get access in detail the secret strategies how to grow your blog traffic and income, how to write killer blog post, and bring your blogging business to the next level step by step Join our blogging course at the incredibly low price of $47 >>Join Now<<