Monday, January 14, 2013

How to Make Money Online Blogging

How to Make Money Blogging

Blogging is a great way to start a business online, and more and more people are setting up blogs every day. Most of them however are doomed to failure because they fail to understand what it is they are trying to achieve and how they should be structuring their blog posts in order to attract traffic and make money blogging. This post will guide you through ALL the important points that you need to address in order to be confident that you will end up with a great, high quality blog that people love to read.

Getting Started Blogging

All successful bloggers have a work schedule that they stick to with religeous passion.

How frequently you post new content to your blog will depend on how nuch time you have available and of course how much you have to say on your subject.

Just so you know, the top 100 Technorati ranked bloggers all post to their blogs daily...... is that a coincidence or is that a habit that you need to adopt if you are going to build your blog into a 5 or 6 figure income?

To get started blogging, read this post


download the Free 'Ultimate Blogging Guide'

Which will help you to define your Niche, choose a URL, set up blog hosting, install your blog files, set up your blog so it is SEO friendly and ranks well, as well as showing you how to get traffic to your blog, how to use social media to build your readers, how to use email marketing to connect with your readers regularly and much, much more.....

In the early days, while traffic volumes are low, you will have to put a lot of effort into traffic building and creating LINKS to your blog posts in order to help their search rankings and popularity.

Link Building

Link building is the process of getting other websites and blogs to link to you. One of the most effective methods of doing this is to 'Guest Blog'.

Guest blogging is the process of writing high quality, unique, interesting and engaging articles and having them published on other blogs within your themed niche.

There are many sites that have developed ways to speed up the guest blogging process, but you need to bear in mind that the more you automate the guest blogging process, the more you will reduce the quality of the guest posts that you create.

Blogging is all about quality. Guest blogging is all about...... yes, you guessed it...... quality.

In an ideal world, you want to make a relationship with a fellow blogger who has a high quality blog, related to your niche, who will allow you to write a post containing a link back to your blog content.

That will ensure two things, firstly, you will know that your blog post is on a quality site and secondly, you will know that your linking content is unique to you and therefore of higher quality.

Some of the guest blogging sites that automate the process duplicate your content out to several sites so you will end up with the same content linking back to your blog from differnet sites. This will detract from the quality of the post, and reduce the link value that your new link gives you.

Guest Blogging Tips

  • Write Unique Content for each Guest Post.
  • Link to a related post on your blog, not just the home page.
  • Make personal contact with blogs that you want to guest blog on.
  • Quality beats quantity every time.
  • Add a few links to your guest posts once they have been published.
It is important that you support your gust posts with a few links from related topic blogs or websites. It is also a great strategy to bookmark your guest posts and share them social too as this will help them to be found quickly and easily.

Your Blogging Schedule

Adding new content to your blog can be a challenge at times, but if you want to create a quality resource that you can earn an income from, it is the first thing that you should be thinking about.

In order to promote your blog, you will have to write guest posts that link back to your money site, so for many people, a blogging strategy of adding at least one new post 'to the web' daily is a more practical strategy.

This means that on Monday you might publish a post on your main blog, then on Tuesday, you might publish a guest post on another site, on Wednesday you might write another guest post, and on Thursday you might publish two or more Web 2.0 posts linking to your guest posts.

By Friday you are ready to post to your main site again, with another unique high quality post.

The top earning bloggers are adding post to their sites, guest posts and links to guest posts all day everyday, so your strategy will take longer to get you lots of traffic, but the more you can do, the better your money site blog will perform and the sooner you will see an income from your blog.

Daily Blogging Activity

If time is not an issue, you should be doing the following;

Step 1

  • Writing a high quality post for your blog each day
  • Ping your blog
  • Share across social media
  • Bookmark your new content across 6 - 10 bookmarking sites

Step 2

  • Guest Blog linking to your new post
  • Ping the guest blog
  • Share the guest blog on your social networks
  • Bookmark the guest post
Multiple guest blog posts linking back to your new post will improve your posts rankings faster, but each guest post needs to be unique, high quality and on a niche related guest blog.


Step 3

  • Create a niche themed Web 2.0 site and add unique, high quality posts linking to your guest blog posts. The more related these posts are, the better, but again, you need unique content on each Web 2.0 post for this to benefit you.
  • Ping your Web 2.0 sites
  • Share across your social networks
  • Bookmark your Web 2.0 posts. 
If you follow this schedule, then your blog will make money as you will build a network of high quality content, all driving your money site up the search engine rankings.

Once your blog is established and has a significant volume of readers, you will be able to scale back the volume of guest posting and web 2.0 posts that you create, because your readers will be sharing and linking to your content for you.

Until you have gained enough readers to promote your posts for you, you need to be going through the above process for each and every blog post that you create.

Quality Blog Content

While it may sound daunting, and time consuming, once you build a network of guest blogging sites that like your content, and have some Web 2.0 sites created, it doesn't take that long to generate the quality blog content you require.

As I said, if you don't have the time to do this completely each day, do step 1 on day 1, step 2 on day two, and step three on day three.

An additional benefit of promoting your blog like this is that if you have days when you can't think of anything new to add to your money site...... and you will have days like that I promise you...... while you are thinking of new content topics... download this free blogging guide for help with how to develop new blog topic ideas .... you can add a guest blog post related to one of your posts you have already written, or you can add content to one of your Web 2.0 blogs.

Every post that you add linking to your money site content, or to a guest post you have published will improve your rankings in search and bring you more traffic, just remember to focus on three things, quality, quality and quality.

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