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Money With a Blog

Is Making Money With a Blog Fact or Fiction?

When I speak to people about the subject of blogging it goes so far over their heads it’s not even worth justifying what it is I do as a business.

Some people have an open mind and some don’t.

I think that’s what separates entrepreneurs from those who enjoy the comfort of working a job.

While the internet isn’t new people still don’t believe that people make money with a blog.

And for those that do believe it want it done the easy way.

When I’ve told people I’ve made money online their antenna goes up and they are ready to listen to what I have to say.

It’s pretty amusing.

While the concept of making money with a blog seems easy, the actual work required to make money isn’t in the early stages.

Isn’t that how it goes with most businesses offline?

Often times people can’t make that same correlation and end up quitting or announcing to the world that making money with a blog isn’t possible.

Well I’m here to tell you that it is possible.

You must have the right mindset, an effective plan, and take massive action.

What’s Blogging About?

Well in a nutshell bloggers write about things going on in their niche.

Individuals read it and they make profits from advertising, personal products, or commissions on products that get sold.

For those of us that have been doing it for a while, it’s simple.

For the beginner who’s just getting started, not so much.

It’s important to realize what you’re getting into.

A blog should not be taken lightly.

Lots of people come into blogging as a hobby and treat it as such.

If you have a blog just to have one that’s fine, but if you want to make money with a blog you should treat it as a business.

A few things to consider before dedicating yourself to a blog:

1. Blogging in itself isn’t difficult.

2. If you can write, you can blog.

3. Blogging for profit is harder.

I will not go as far as to say it is hard to draw a secondary income from blogging, but it is definitely harder than most individuals think.

It is not just about creating material and putting up some advertisements from respective companies or affiliates.

It requires good writing, research, product curation, advertisement placement, and building an audience to name some things

There are a lot of skills required to make a blog successful, all of which you will need to learn.

If I can give you any advice you need to know about blogging is…

You need to blog for the long run or not at all.

A lot of blogs don’t make it in the first few months.

Heck most people don’t even make it that far.

At the first sign of failure or roadblock they neglect their blogs and move on the the next shiny thing.

While some bloggers are blessed with blogs that see earnings during the first few months, most people have to remain consistent for at least a year or even longer.

This is why you should pick a niche that you at least enjoy.

Stick with it and learn everything you need to learn to make money with your blog.

General purpose or multi-topic blogs have difficulty developing a readership.

Work on making your blog specialized and you will create results much quicker.

Brainstorm the topics that you care about most, then pick one and blog about it exclusively.

One Blog At a Time

Don’t be in a rush to have multiple blogs.

Start with one and work it until it can sustain itself with little effort.

Once you get the hang of things, then you might consider branching out with additional blogs.

The fact is that many people do not have the drive or stamina to blog for income successfully.

If you’re not sure try it out with your very own blog using the Blogger platform or the WordPress platform.

Feel it out for a few weeks.

If, by the end of this time, you have stuck with it and find you like blogging, go ahead and commit yourself to taking things to the next level by hosting your very own blog.

How I Started My Blog Venture

I started my blog venture with giving it a shot for 30 consecutive days.

I told myself after 30 days I would re-evaluate and go from there.

Since I started blogging I’ve come to enjoy writing posts and sharing my knowledge.

That’s what fuels me to continue with my efforts and to provide the best content I can to my readers.

When it all comes down to it ENJOY YOURSELF.

This is the key to successful blogging.

People will see the passion you have in the work you provide.

If it becomes a chore to you people will also see it as such and will not respond properly.

Let your work express who you are and good things will happen.

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Free Marketing Methods to Generate Targeted Traffic

Free Marketing MethodsWhen it comes to having a blog or website generating traffic is vital.

With no traffic you have nobody reading your work and no opportunity to make sales.

This is a big problem if you’re looking to have a business that creates freedom for your life.

You need traffic if you want to succeed online, but with that traffic comes patience if you’re in a position like I was when I first started online.

I had no extra money to use for paid traffic strategies.

This left me in a bind, but I didn’t give up.

I figured out alternate ways to get traffic, which lead me down a new path of learning free marketing strategies to generate free targeted traffic to my blog and squeeze pages.

While free methods take more time to build your business as opposed to paid methods, they work extremely well once the ground work is laid and you begin to get a constant flow of traffic.

The past week has been hectic for me and I hadn’t had much time to do a blog post.

With the free marketing methods I’ve used to build my business the flow of traffic to my blog has stayed consistent because of the previous work I’ve put into my blog.

Traffic flows to my website whether I do work or not because of the groundwork I’ve laid with free marketing methods.

Eventually you will get to a point where you are getting sales consistently and doing it on autopilot.

It all starts with a foundation.

If you have the time free marketing methods can outperform paid advertising methods in terms of generating traffic.

I know this from experience.

There are all kinds of free marketing methods that you can use to take your business to the next level.

Look at all the different options that you have at your disposal.

It’s phenomenal!

Free Marketing MethodsYou have article marketing, video marketing, forum marketing, blogging. search engine marketing, blog commenting, email marketing, affiliate programs, and many more.

These are some of the free methods I use and they have worked wonders for my business.

By taking the time to combine all of the free strategies you can create a ton of traffic daily for your business.

When you get to a point where you are making sales you can use that money to put back into your business to generate customers through paid traffic methods.

Just think of the traffic you can get using both free and paid strategies.

With that being said you have to start somewhere.

You must have a plan and work that plan.

Not everything has to be done quickly, if you build a foundation first you have something to fall back on if things don’t go according to plan.

With free marketing methods you learn more about yourself and how to run your business effectively from the ground up.

You have that foundation built.

If you make mistakes from using paid traffic methods and lose the money you have in your budget you still know how to get traffic to your site free.

Your business doesn’t have to completely suffer until you get the money to generate more traffic to make the necessary tweaks to generate sales.

This is why free marketing methods should be a part of your marketing strategy in the beginning.

My 3 Biggest Free Marketing Methods That Generate Consistent Traffic

1. Youtube VideosFree Marketing Methods

YouTube has been one of my best sources of traffic.

If you stay consistent with posting videos and learning how to search engine optimize your videos in YouTube you can generate lots of traffic in a short period of time.

YouTube is one of the largest visited sites on the internet.

What a wonderful source to get traffic back to your website by doing videos that people find informative and helpful.

You can link your videos back to your website or post and get people to check out your site to see what you have going on.

I’ve generated thousands of views just off one YouTube video before.

Your videos don’t have to be extra long.

I usually do videos anywhere in between 2-5 minutes.

Just make sure you are being yourself in the videos and people will resonate with them.

As time goes on you can learn how to edit and add things to your videos to make them look much better.

Just don’t be afraid to post.

Free Marketing Methods2. Blog Commenting

Blog Commenting has been a fulfilling traffic generating method to use.

Since I’ve started going to other blogs in the community it has increased my traffic, improved my comments, and has grown my list in a fairly quick time period.

Blog commenting takes a lot of time going to other people’s blog, reading their work, and making quality blog comments.

Two things I’ve learned is that you actually learn much better that way to improve your blog.

And you actually create genuine relationships and friendships with other people in your niche that can assist you with leveraging your business if you are sharing each other’s work.

You should take a block of time out of your day to frequent some of the most active bloggers in your niche space and begin building a relationship with them through blog commenting.

You will begin to see a spike in your traffic and interaction in no time.

Free Marketing Methods3. Search Engine Optimization

SEO has been a journey, but slowly has been building loads of traffic to my blog daily.

It’s a strategy that I have used to build a strong foundation by getting my blog posts ranked in the search engines for views.

When people type in a specific keyword in a search engine they get to my website because my articles where one of the one’s that popped up in their search.

This is nothing, but free targeted traffic!

It has took much time to get my articles ranked in the search engines, but has been well worth it because once the work is done it’s done.

I am constantly looking for better and more effective ways to improve my SEO efforts and it has been a rewarding task seeing the many people that frequent my blog due to the SEO techniques I’ve learned to apply in my business.

If you’re looking to take your business to new heights you should be learning and applying free marketing methods into your business as often as possible.

By using free methods you give yourself the ability to get a constant flow of traffic without having to pay.

With paid traffic you get a flow of traffic only for the amount of traffic you can pay for.

With free marketing methods you can get a consistent flow of traffic for a longer period of time.

In my opinion you should be learning how to apply free marketing methods to your business before moving to paid methods.

They’ve done great things for my business and I’m sure it can for yours as well.

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Blog Traffic Tips to Grow Your Business

If you have a blog you need a constant flow of blog traffic.

There’s no point in having a blog if you don’t have any visitors coming to your site.

When your blog becomes established you don’t have to spend as much time on it, but in the beginning it’s going to take some work to get it going.

Your objective should be to establish your blog as a great source of information that get people coming to back your blog consistently.

With this, you establish a loyal group of followers who can assist you with getting more blog traffic by sharing your information on social media and word-of-mouth.

This is going to take time, but in the meantime there are other ways to get blog traffic.

Today I wanted to discuss some ways you can get blog traffic to your website easily and effectively.

5 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO is a process that deals with optimizing your blog so that it ranks better in the search engines.

This method should be use when writing your blog posts because it’s an awesome source for generating free traffic.

Your blog posts should be written around keywords that people search for on the internet daily.

It requires some research, but once you have a list of keywords you can right posts that are search engine optimized fairly quickly.

SEO is complex and requires a lot of different techniques and strategies that you can learn over time.

To keep it simple for the sake of this post you should focus on creating exceptional content around relevant keywords.

If you have a WordPress blog the “All In One SEO Pack” plugin should be downloaded immediately.

It will help you with writing optimized posts.

2. Blog Commenting

One of the best ways to get blog traffic is through blog commenting.

I use the method daily in my business commenting on different other people’s blogs.

This helps in two ways.

First it gets readers of other blogs to check out your content on your website and second it creates backlinks to help your site in the search engines.

Make sure you are leaving valuable comments on other people’s blog that is engaging and relevant.

Take some time each day to actually read other bloggers posts in your niche and make comments that are useful, informative, and helpful.

If you show people you have something willing to offer they will check out your blog to learn more about you.

3. Forum Posting

Similar to blog commenting you can get blog traffic by posting on forums in your niche.

Posting on forums gives you the opportunity to get your comments seen by people interested in your niche.

People see your posts and then click to check out your blog if you have it linked to your forum signature.

I get tons of visits from commenting and asking questions of different niche specific forums.

Not only does it bring me traffic, but it also builds links to my website making it strong in the search engines.

By regularly posting using this method you can build relationships with people and turn them into regulars on your blog.

4. Social Media

Another source of my blog traffic comes from social media.

Facebook and twitter do wonders for supplying me with a nice source of traffic.

By linking your blog posts to your social media sites you can get friends and family to share them.

This will bring you a steady flow of traffic.

And if you post goes viral who knows how long you can have a flow of traffic?

I’ve known some bloggers get massive flows of traffic for months just because of one blog post that went crazy over the internet.

Don’t overlook social media.

5. Video Marketing

Using video is a great way to get blog traffic.

Many people enjoy watching videos and like to see the face behind the business.

You can use this method to increase your readership and become more relatable to viewers.

People will naturally want to check out your blog.

In your videos you can do a call-to-action on the end to check out your blog and subscribe.

This goes a long way in building credibility with your readers.

Video marketing isn’t difficult, but it will take some practice in building up your confidence to get on video.

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

The more videos you do the more comfortable you’ll get and the better you will become.

These are five methods you can use to instantly gain more blog traffic.

You can master one of perform all five each day.

It will do wonders for increasing your traffic and get your business going in the right direction.

Remain consistent with your efforts and good things will happen.

The best part about these methods is they are all free.

If you can master these you can combine your efforts with paid methods and take your business to new heights.

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Blogging

Blogging: Recycling Old Blog Posts Into New Information

Blogging can be a painstaking task when it comes to creating new content regularly in a specific niche.

If you’ve been blogging for some time now you have a treasure trove of content you’re sitting on and you can use your current content to create new content.

Today I wanted to discuss some ways you can continue to provide valuable content to your readers and not have to stress over the fact of constantly having to come up with new ideas for a post.

5 Blogging Tips for New Content

Update Old Posts

Don’t underestimate old posts.

You can always go back and look at old posts to see if the content is still relevant.

Things change rapidly over the internet so something you once wrote about may not be up-to-date since you last wrote it.

Pick through old posts and find new ways to re-write it or add in some new information.

Is there any new research on the topic that you could cover in a blog post?

Share that with your readers.

As you go through your archives, keep an eye out for ways you can reuse some of those valuable posts that are just sitting in your blog’s archives.

Take a new approach

If you have a way of writing your blog posts you can consider changing your approach.

Are you asking questions?

You can be more interactive with your readers and set up Q&A sessions with them.

The information you get from your readers can be used to turn into new and refreshing blog posts.

Learn something new

Is there a topic you’ve been looking over because you are afraid to tackle it?

Stretch your self and learn something new that can give you more information to give to your readers.

What more can you discover about your niche?

Have your views that you expressed in any old posts changed at all?

Write about how your views have changed–or how they are as firm as ever sharing what has had an impact on your views.

Create a blogging environment that is interaction and constantly evolving.

Tweet old posts

If you have a WordPress blog you can tweet old blog posts and get people talking about those posts.

You can create an interactive discussion with readers and gain new ideas.

You can also tweet old posts and ask readers how you can improve upon them.

Any information you get can be used to update old posts or create totally new posts with the information you received.

More often than not people will be willing to give you the information you need to make your blog better.

Utilize Facebook

Along with Twitter you can utilize Facebook to get more hits and comments to old blog posts.

Post or repost old articles and get people to engage.

You posts can quickly get shared and exchanged all across Facebook creating a frenzy and gaining large amounts of traffic from work that’s already been done.

Sharing your posts and asking question can go a long way in giving you new ideas to create new content.

Don’t look past old content you have created.

Figure out ways to update or make it more refreshing.

Old posts can always be better.

Focus on creating awesome content for your readers.

Blogging doesn’t have to be difficult and don’t allow yourself to make it more difficult with over-thinking things.

Best Wishes!