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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!

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3 Ways Content Marketing Can Make You Money

Many people get stuck on how to actually make money online with blogging. They know how to set up a blog site and know that posting content is important, but lack the necessary tools to actually monetize their site.

They provide loads of helpful information to people looking for answers, but don’t know how to get them to buy.

When does the money start rolling in?

This is a very important question because you want to start making money as quickly as possible. I think it would be great to set up a blog and get some form of compensation rolling in.

There are various ways to make money online, but for the sake of this article I’m going to discuss three of the ways you can make money online with a blog.

If your goal is to make money with blogging you can make a TON of money over time if you set it up properly.

These three methods can arguably be considered the most effective and fastest ways to earn money with your blog.

List Building

If you’ve been a part of internet marketing you should know what a squeeze page or lead capture page is. You can use this page to offer a report, book, videos, or content in order to get people to opt-in to your list.

Once they’ve entered their email information they become a part of your mailing list and you now have the ability to communicate with them instantly with a click of a button.

You are able to now improve your relationship with them by providing them with more valuable information and can hopefully sell them something when the time is right.

Squeeze pages are awesome as a marketing tool and a valuable to quick success.

But a blog with loads of content where visitors can come to read and interact without having to subscribe first is far more valuable.

You hopefully help to solve a problem first which builds your credibility and trust with the reader. This in turn helps you to get them to join your list much easier and probably increase your chance of getting them to buy from you in the future.

The goal should be to give, give, give before expecting anything in return. Make their visit pleasant and worth their time.

Provide an opt-in form in plain sight for them and your loyal fans will subscribe and be waiting to buy from you when you have something valuable to offer.

Content marketing is a great way to build a list, and building a list is one of the best ways to make money online.

Once you have a list and a relationship with your list making money shouldn’t be difficult. It’s about building that foundation first. And once you have a list it’s yours. You have complete control.

Ads/Affiliate Products

The second way to make money with content is displaying ads on your website. This is probably the quickest way to make money online.

You find someone else’s product, put it in front of someone who needs it, and when they buy you get a commission off the sale if it’s not your own product.

If you have a blog and you load it up with articles, tutorials, reviews, and videos on a particular topic you can link those to other trusted resources of people who actually have products to offer.

You’ve done the work for the reader by providing them with all the information they need to make an educated purchase and you reap the reward in the end.

Your content is what initially got them to your blog. And if set up correctly they will notice you have ads running for your particular niche.

They become interested in the ads because everything matches up. When they click the ad and make a purchase you get paid.

I think it’s safe to say most of us have purchased something online before and didn’t even know how we got there. You may have been looking up information, found a blog site, and ended up at a checkout an hour later.

This is the power behind effective content marketing.

One mistake people make when setting up their blog is not having the ads running on their blog match up with the content provided. Make sure these two coincide.

People are there for a certain topic or product so if you’re going to sell something make sure it’s relevant to what they’re looking for.

Joint Ventures

A third way to make money with content marketing is starting a joint venture partnership with someone in your niche space by leveraging your email list.

This is a free way to further build your list.

It’s really easy and it’s a great way to get quick sales and new customers.

Both you and your JV partner benefit through increasing profits as well as gaining new customers. Money can be exchange between the two of you or you can do a swap.

Make sure you do your research on the person you are doing a JV with. Don’t just JV with everyone who approaches you. Not all lists are built the same.

Check out whatever product or service they are offering and make sure it’s something that will be beneficial to your list.

If it’s not a product or person you believe in then go with your gut and don’t partner with that person. Do you best to maintain your credibility with your list because the can potentially be the bread and butter of your operation.

No need to work hard building that list just to throw it down the drain from not doing your due diligence with researching the best product/service for them.

I know people who have made 6 and even 7 figures using this method. It’s definitely powerful if done correctly.

I’ve touched on three ways to make money online with content marketing. These are the only ways to make money online and there are many other great ways to make money.

It’s best to figure out what works best for you and your business.

I think list building is the most important thing you can do because once the list is built it’s yours forever. As I stated you have full control over your list.

As with ads and joint ventures these methods can be very profitable as well, but the control usually isn’t in your hands. They are definitely great ways to supplement your main money maker which should be your list.

When you get to a point where you are creating your own products if that’s a way you’d like to go it opens up a whole different lane for you list. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to discuss that further later on.

But for now I hope you found this article helpful.