If you are going to make money in an online venture, you are going to need a couple of things for sure. You are going to have to build a subscriber list, and you will also need to accumulate some type of online real estate. If you are going to be able to show off your products and services, you are going to have to have a website. If you want to be able to control and edit your content, that website should be a blog. I will cover some key reasons that you want to use a blog as a cornerstone of your personal online real estate.
It will always require some effort to actually make money. This is true for every successful Internet Marketer out there, and almost any other really rich person. They had to work to get to that point and become successful. They also had the right tools and knew how to use them. You can’t be successful in anything without the right tools, and that especially goes for internet marketing. Although there’s a lot of bogus internet marketing “systems” out there, a few of those systems actually work and give you the right tools you need to be successful. One of these systems is discussed in my blog, which I’ll include a link to in the resource box. Feel free to check it out after reading this article.
OMake your blog visually exciting. Choose an attractive background colour and provide photos or images. Consider sound. Develop your blog as you would a web site, with the same visual appeal. Some bloggers even add video and sound to their blogs. There is no need to spend many hours composing art works, but know that simple text on a white background may simply not draw as many readers as you like.
You will also need to learn and use SEO, or search engine optimization. Making your blog or articles rank higher in search engine results will increase your chances of making money online. SEO is not as difficult as you may think it is. You can start by writing original content and then creating articles that you can post as basic text content of your New content everyday. Thus, making your blog and articles work with each other, as drive relevant traffic to one another.
On the other hand, I say this with a sheepish smile, since Blogs are free, I set up another blog in Google for my family and friends where I simply post pictures of the family and news about them. This I have no need to be picked up by web search engines, and just pass out the URL to my kids and close friends. Which is another way to use blogs.
Well to be honest there are a few rotten apples in the bushel, but aren’t there always? Some people of course are not happy with the way technology is changing lives and that’s ok, that’s their opinion. Usually those who aren’t happy with it online blogs don’t blog.
Over the past few years, blogs have become the new craze of the internet. First it was online diaries, then online communities like MySpace, followed by the personal blog. The types of blogs vary from personal to business to narrative. Some blogs are so popular that they have Google PageRanks of 6 and above (on a scale of 10), and get hundreds, if not thousands of hits a day. When this happens, it becomes easy to make money with blogs.
Remember what we’ve learned in this 7 part mini-series: Be careful, don’t was your money! Content is king! Loyalty builds trust! And the possibilities are limitless when you combine “Money to Be Made Online” with all the opportunities out there!