Blogging

Blogging is one of the best free methods for getting targeted traffic to visit our squeeze page.  We already have our domain name and hosting account.  Now, we have to setup a Word Press blog. There are many video tutorials on how to set up a Word Press blog on the net.  We have to post new and fresh content daily at least twice, the more the better, always with a link or two to our squeeze page. We are going to add our auto-responder opt-in form at the side bar of our blog as well.

Blogging

A Word Press blog always gets traffic. Whatever we post on our blog, there will be visitors to read it. We are going to post content related to our gift if we want targeted traffic at our opt-in form. Let’s say our gift is a report on list building. We should post contents that are related to listing building. This way, the reader will know what to expect from our gift before they opt-in.  That makes them a targeted prospect, and we can consider them our valuable leads.

 

We have to write our content that we are going to post at our blog. The interesting thing is, most of us think that we do not have any writing ability what-so-ever.  But in the end, most of us (Internet marketers) become  pretty good writers! The thing is, we can write if we try to write. Initially, it won’t be easy but with practice and persistence, it comes out fine! We cannot write, say on list building, if we do not know anything about list building. The key here is to find valuable contents on list building and read and research the subject.  We can always write or rewrite on an issue of list building in our own words if we know about it.

 

There is the alternate way to get content if we do not want to write ourselves. We can invest some money to get content written by others. It may cost $3- $10 for a 500 word article. There are marketplaces for these writers often called “ghost writers.” We can find them at oDesk.com, elance.com or even at warriorfurum.com. Another good place for cheap content is iwriter.com. Here we can get a 500 word article for $3 apiece.

 

Traffic generation with blogging is the most stable way to get targeted traffic. This method alone could fulfill our target of 45 subscribers per day.  Setting up a blog with the first content may not bring expected visitors. But the number of visitors grow very fast if we post our contents regularly. Visitors increase with the age of the blog as well. Overtime it collects visitors from search engines.

The ey to the success with the blogging is the consistency; that is posting fresh content at regular intervals.  That being said, there are many rules, good practices, techniques, tricks and tips for blogging successfully. Going through a course on blogging is a good idea to take full advantage of blogging. I recommend the best course in the current market named, “Blogging Guru.”

How To Turn Your Blog Into Your MainSource Of Income

Today, we finally get down to the brass tacks: Using your blog to make money… potentially a whole lot of money.

For some, this income is enough to quit their jobs and live life on their own terms.

Sounds nice, doesn’t it? But is it actually realistic?

Absolutely.

In this short, but powerful email, I’m going to share with you the two key factors to determine if it’s realistic for you to expect your blog to become your main source of income.

These factors are monetization and traffic. Let’s look at each…

Blog Monetization

How well you monetize your blog can mean the difference between earning $100 per month and $5,000 per month online. This is for real.

There are various ways to monetize your blog.

I actually recommend implementing several of them all at once. Here are just a few of your options:

* Adsense
* Affiliate links
* Affiliate banners
* Your own services
* Your own product offers
* Business-to-business advertising
* CPA offers
* List building

There are countless ways in which you can integrate these into your blog – From contextual advertising to pop-ups to side bar utilization, the sky’s the limit!

One thing you want to be careful of when monetizing your blog, however, is overdoing it.

If your blog looks like a giant sales pitch, then nobody’s going to want to stick around and enjoy your content. You must be subtle, but thorough.

Makes sense?

Much of this stuff will be common sense to you.

Heck, you can just ask yourself the question “If this were someone else’s blog and I were visiting it, would I feel I was being benefitted… or pitched to?”

Always put yourself in your visitors’ shoes.

Blog Traffic

As we discussed in the previous email, you never want to depend on SEO as your primary traffic generation strategy. In fact, it should really be “incidental” – a.k.a. natural.

Now, as I’m sure you already know, there are two main categories of traffic – free and paid.

Both come fully equipped with their own sets of pros and cons…

It should go without saying that if you’ve got more time than money, and you happen to be on a rather tight budget (or you’re just plain risk averse), then free traffic generation will be your best friend.

A few of the most popular free traffic generation strategies include:

* Web 2.0 marketing
* Video marketing
* Forum posting
* Blog commenting
* Guest blogging
* Free e-book submissions
* Search engine optimization

These are all great options, honestly. You can do one, a few, or all of them.

It’s completely up to you.

And as you engage in many of these, you’ll also be inadvertently building links back to your blog posts. This will increase your search engine rankings, really offering you the best of both worlds.

Please Educate Yourself!

As much as I’d like to believe that the emails you’ve been receiving from me are all you will ever need to become a successful blogger, they’re really only just scratching the surface.

For this reason, I recommend investing in this comprehensive blogging training product for yourself…

I suggest starting off with Blogging Guru, which can get you up and running immediately… like, right now!

Pick up Blogging Guru and get started blogging right away.

There is no point in putting your success and happiness off until “someday.” Get started on your profitable new blog immediately.

Launch your traffic-getting blog today

Link Building Tips for Your Blog

Link building is one of the many tasks you need to allot time to when you’re marketing online. And what business isn’t marketing online nowadays? Link building refers to both incoming links and your internal linking structure. This article will provide you with some of the link building tips to get you started in the right direction.

First of all, before you even put your link building strategy into place, you want to make sure you are offering top-notch quality and information on your site. This is the foundation that holds it all together. Interesting and informative content will bring more links to your blog naturally, without you having to go out searching for them.

Make use of blog directories. There are quite a few blog directories where you can pick up a link to your blog. Just to mention a few. . .BlogHer is more geared towards women and BlogCatalog and MyBlogLog also include a social aspect to them. These can give you many ways to increase the number of incoming links to your blog just by registering.

Once you have a good amount of compelling content published on your blog, approach other bloggers with equal or more authority than your blog (you’ll have to find this out by using various tools) and suggest a blogrooll reciprocal link. It’s better to do this (1) when your blogs are relevant to each other and (2) when you have already been in contact with your potential link partner.

This is one of the best link building tips: Write an article on another site that allows guests. Just make sure that you add content to blogs that are higher ranked than yours.

Holding blog contests is a very effective way to drive traffic to your blog and increase your quantity of incoming links. How do you do this? You can actually promote your blog contest on a variety of blog contest promotion sites. You can even “bribe” contestants with extra entries if they write an article on their blog which links back to your article about the contest.

Create other content that links to your blog or even create another blog that links to your blog. And the key to making the most of this other content is to comment on other people’s content. When you comment, make sure that you include the link back to your blog. It’s important to remember that your comments should be informative and interesting, not simply spamming others with your link.

Joining forums is a great way to start building relationships with people and getting your blog noticed. Just make sure you include your blog url in your profile and signature.

Similarly, participating in social networking sites like Facebook allows you more opportunities to
make your blog more visible. You will most likely include the link to your blog in the profile areas.

Hopefully these link building tips will be useful for you and your business.

Buying Domain Name The Right Way

Buying Domain Name The Right Way

When it comes to making your online presence professional buying domain name is one of the best things you can do for your online business. With so many free options available online, many people mistakenly think that they will be just as successful (and save money) by going the free route, but there are a few problems with that line of thought.

For one thing, when you are relying on a free blog, no matter which platform you are using, you don’t own a thing. If the service that provides the blog, say WordPress, decides that they don’t like something about your blog, they can shut it down and they don’t have to let you know they are doing it or why they are doing it.

Another problem using the free methods is that you can’t get a good domain name. You want your own unique domain name not a hybrid name tacked on to the end of the free service you’re using, it just looks more professional to have your own name.

Domain names are inexpensive and easy to buy so there’s really no reason to not buy your own. With sites like GoDaddy.com and namecheap plus many more, you can get a domain name for as cheap as $10 a year or if you buy many at once you can get the price down to less than $7 a piece per year.

Besides establishing your online presence and creating a professional look, when you buy your own domain name you can actually flip your website and sell it. It’s the same concept as when someone buys a house, fixes it up and sells it for a profit. There are sites online that will allow you to place your site up for sale, Flippa.com is one of those sites.

Just buy a good domain name, put up a site, get some traffic (and hopefully some sales) than list it on Flippa and make some money. Think about it, if you only paid $10 for a domain name and a little bit for hosting, and then you sold the site for only $200 that would be a pretty nice profit for such a quick and easy sale.

When it comes time to picking out your domain name there is a few simple things to keep in mind:

1. Do keyword research to find a list of keywords associated with your niche that get a lot of traffic every month. Then try to get one of those keywords, exactly, as your domain name. For example, in the niche for cat toys let’s say I found a great keyword that gets a lot of monthly searches without too much competition: cheap cat toys. Than I would want to use that as my domain: CheapCatToys.com. That way my domain name is a highly searched for keyword which will guarantee quite a bit of free, highly targeted, traffic.

2. If all of your marketing efforts are going to be online I wouldn’t worry too much about the extension. I’ve had equally good luck using a .com, .net, or .org. All my marketing efforts are with PPC or article marketing so no one needs to type in my domain name, they just click on a link which is why I don’t think the extensions matter too much. If you are going to be marketing in such a way that people would have to actually type in the domain name to find your site, it may make more of a difference.

Treat your online business like a business and establish your online presence and professionalism by buying domain name. The cheap route can work in a pinch but as soon as you can afford $10 or so, buy your own name.

Buy Domain Names – 3 Tips To Help You

Buy Domain Names - 3 Tips To Help You

There’s a belief that you can never really lose money if you invest (wisely) in real estate. As the saying goes “they’re never going to make more land”. When it comes to the internet, having domain names is owning online real estate and that’s why despite all the free resources online you should buy domain names… as many as you can.

But, just like real estate, not all domain names are going to be equally valued, some will be worth more than others. To pick out a good domain name, which will enhance not only your business but how much you could sell the website for down the road, is something of a science. There are a few elements you should consider when you buy your domain name:

1. The first thing you need to do is to identify the niche your new website will be in. What product or service will you be promoting? Once you’ve figured that out you should do keyword research to find a list of great keywords that get a lot of searches every month. Those keywords should be the domain name. For example, if my site was on dog grooming and I found a great keyword: dog grooming clippers. Than I would try to get a domain name something like: dog grooming clippers.com.

This is a great way to get a lot of traffic to your website for free. Why? Because you already know from your keyword research that the term dog grooming clippers gets a lot of monthly searches, so many of those searches will be sent right to your website since that is the domain name. This one step can help you get a lot more targeted visitors for free.

2. There are a lot of places online where you can buy domain names. GoDaddy, namecheap are two of the most common, and one’s I’ve personally used. If you want to find more just visit some internet marketing forums and ask for opinions, or do a search. Domain names are inexpensive usually around $10 a year at the most. Many sites offer sales or multiple domain discounts.

3. There is a lot of conflicting opinions about whether or not you should get any domain with a different extension such as .net or .org for example. Personally, I will use a .com, .net or .org. I’ve found that any of them work very well for my needs and .net are quite cheap. You’ll have to find what works best for you, but you need to remember something: many people will say that customers will forget a long URL or a different extension, which is true, but how do you target the majority of your customers?

If you aren’t handing out business cards and expecting them to type in the domain name than it’s not such a big issue. Most of the traffic I get is either from searches or from online marketing and in all cases my website visitors just have to click on a link which is why I think having different extensions hasn’t had a negative impact on my business.

Take the time to establish your internet presence, don’t get fooled into thinking that going the ‘free’ route with a blog is the best way to go. If you don’t buy domain names and rely solely on the free services you don’t actually own your fair share of internet real estate and you don’t present a professional image.

6 Red Hot Tips To Get Your Articles Read

There are many people who dread having to write papers or articles. Many just feel like it seems to be too much work and it all just goes to waste when no one reads the. To some people, reading articles seems like work to, especially if the article is boring and very bland. Well, articles are supposed to be read, that’s their purpose to impart your message and information. If it is not read then it is a waste of time and effort.

But all the same, articles have to be written to be read. It’s just a matter of making them good. Making a good article doesn’t have to be strenuous and straining. There are just some points needed to be reminded of, and some guides to follow. Once you get the hang of it, writing articles could be fun, as well as profitable for you and your site.

Of course, writing articles must be about something you know about, that’s why if you own a site, you probably is knowledgeable about that certain topic and theme. When you write about it, you won’t have a hard time because you already know what it is and what it’s about. It’s just a matter of making your articles creative and interesting.

To make sure that your articles get read and enjoyed, here are six red hot tips to get your articles read. These tips will make your articles readable and interesting.

1) Use short paragraphs. When the paragraph are very long, the words get jumbled in the mind of the reader just looking at it It can get quite confusing and too much of a hard work to read. The reader will just quickly disregard the paragraph and move on to much easier reading articles that are good to look at as well as read. Paragraphs can be a single sentence, sometimes even a single word!

2) Make use of numbers or bullets. As each point is stressed out, numbers and bullets can quickly make the point easy to remember and digest. As each point, tip, guide or method is started with a bullet or point, readers will know that this is where the tips start and getting stressed. Format you bullets and numbers with indentations so that your4 article won’t look like a single block of square paragraphs. Add a little bit of flair and pizzazz to your articles shape.

3) Use Sub-headings to sub-divide your paragraphs in the page. Doing this will break each point into sections but still would be incorporated into one whole article. It would also be easy for the reader to move on from one point to another; the transition would be smooth and easy. You will never lose your readers attention as well as the point and direction to where the article is pointing.

4) Provide a good attention-grabbing title or header. If your title can entice a person’s curiosity you’re already halfway in getting a person to read your article. Use statements and questions that utilize keywords that people are looking for. Provide titles or headers that describe your articles content but should also be short and concise.

Use titles like, “Tips on making her want you more”, or “How to make her swoon and blush” .You could also use titles that can command people, for example, “Make her yours in six easy Ways”. These types of titles reach out to a persons’ emotions and makes them interested.

5) Keep them interested from the start to the finish. From your opening paragraph, use real life situations that can be adopted by the reader. Use good descriptions and metaphors to drive in your point, just don’t over do it. Driving your examples with graphic metaphors and similes would make it easy for them to imagine what you are talking about. Making the experience pleasurable and enjoyable for them.

6) Utilize figures when necessary and not just ordinary and insipid statements. Using specific facts and figures can heighten your article because it makes it authoritative. But do not make it too formal, it should be light and easy in them and flow. Like a friendly teac her having a little chat with an eager student.

The importance of having a well constructed sitemap

A sitemap is often considered redundant in the process of building a website, and that is indeed the fact if you made a sitemap for the sake of having one. By highlighting the importance of having a well constructed sitemap, you will be able to tailor your own sitemap to suit your own needs.

well constructed sitemap

1) Navigation purposes

A sitemap literally acts as a map of your site. If your visitors browses your site and gets lost between the thousands of pages on your site, they can always refer to your sitemap to see where they are, and navigate through your pages with the utmost ease.

2) Conveying your site’s theme

When your visitors load up your sitemap, they will get the gist of your site within a very short amount of time. There is no need to get the “big picture” of your site by reading through each page, and by doing that you will be saving your visitors’ time.

3) Site optimization purposes

When you create a sitemap, you are actually creating a single page which contains links to every single page on your site. Imagine what happens when search engine robots hit this page — they will follow the links on the sitemap and naturally every single page of your site gets indexed by search engines! It is also for this purpose that a link to the sitemap has to be placed prominently on the front page of your website.

4) Organization and relevance

A sitemap enables you to have a complete bird’s eye view of your site structure, and whenever you need to add new content or new sections, you will be able to take the existing hierarchy into consideration just by glancing at the sitemap. As a result, you will have a perfectly organized site with everything sorted according to their relevance.

From the above reasons, it is most important to implement a sitemap for website projects with a considerable size. Through this way, you will be able to keep your website easily accesible and neatly organized for everyone.

5 Important Rules in Website Design

Website Design

When it comes to your website design, extra attention should be paid to every minute detail to make sure it performs optimally to serve its purpose. Here are seven important rules of thumb to observe to make sure your website performs well.

1) Do not use splash pages

Splash pages are the first pages you see when you arrive at a website. They normally have a very beautiful image with words like “welcome” or “click here to enter”. In fact, they are just that — pretty vases with no real purpose. Do not let your visitors have a reason to click on the “back” button! Give them the value of your site up front without the splash page.

2) Do not use excessive banner advertisements

Even the least net savvy people have trained themselves to ignore banner advertisements so you will be wasting valuable website real estate. Instead, provide more valueable content and weave relevant affiliate links into your content, and let your visitors feel that they want to buy instead of being pushed to buy.

3) Have a simple and clear navigation

You have to provide a simple and very straightforward navigation menu so that even a young child will know how to use it. Stay away from complicated Flash based menus or multi-tiered dropdown menus. If your visitors don’t know how to navigate, they will leave your site.

4) Have a clear indication of where the user is

When visitors are deeply engrossed in browsing your site, you will want to make sure they know which part of the site they are in at that moment. That way, they will be able to browse relevant information or navigate to any section of the site easily. Don’t confuse your visitors because confusion means “abandon ship”!

5) Avoid using audio on your site

If your visitor is going to stay a long time at your site, reading your content, you will want to make sure they’re not annoyed by some audio looping on and on on your website. If you insist on adding audio, make sure they have some control over it — volume or muting controls would work fine.

Learning How to Make Money Blogging

Make Money Blogging
There are two major types of business models that entrepreneurs use to make money blogging. The first and most common way to turn a blog into a profit making machine is to sell advertising to different companies and brands who want to reach that blog’s readers. The second kind of money making blog is one that helps a single brand improve its image by creating positive associations between the blog and the product in the mind of consumers.

 

Both kinds of blogs can make a lot of money, especially if the creator has a keen mind for marketing.

If you are blogging with the goal of selling advertising, there are two basic ways that you can go about recruiting sponsors who want to put ads on your site; you can let someone else do all of the legwork, or you can do the work yourself and keep all of the revenue.
Within the first group, many people make money blogging by selling space through Google’s AdSense program. The advantages of this program are numerous, as it requires very little effort on the part of the blogger or webmaster to begin raking in profits. However, most people discover that they make less money through this method than they had hoped that their blog would earn.

Selling advertising directly to companies who want to put banner ads or sponsored links on your blog can take
quite a bit of time, but it is often fairly lucrative. If you have a lot of contacts in industries that are related to the
topic of your blog, you may want to try to go this route. People who have a strong background in sales and are
experienced at pitching proposals can make quite a bit of money by renting blog space to interested companies.
The most serious problem with this model is that you often have to build quite a sizable readership before you
can attract advertisers, which can mean that you have to do several months of work before you start to make
money blogging.

As blogging becomes a more and more lucrative business, a lot of established companies are considering
how they can get into the action. One way that companies are capitalizing on the blog movement is by
having blogs that provide a kind of friendly face for their corporation. Often, a company will employ an
established blogger to create a weblog designed specifically to appeal to that company’s customers and
to create positive associations with the brand in consumers’ minds. More than one writer who never
even dreamed that he or she could make money blogging has been approached by a company and
offered quite a pretty penny for this kind of gig.