Have you heard that you can make money blogging? Well it is true, you can make money blogging but it’s going to take more then just setting up a blog and making a few posts. It is going to take some good content on your blog to get the visitors to come and to click on your links.
Workbooks, manuals and books. Training materials, such as workbooks and manuals, are chock full of lists, resources, and other content that makes great effective blog posts. Books, published or unpublished, can give you months of useful posts. (If your book was published by a traditional publisher, make sure all publication rights have reverted to you.) Do you have a book that you started but never finished? Slice and dice the unfinished manuscript to create a supply of posts.
blogging is not just limited to personal usage. There are a lot of blogs that follow a theme such as: sports, politics, philosophy, social commentary, etc. These blogs espouse on their specific themes. This way blogging becomes a medium in which people can share their knowledge and opinions about a variety of themes and topics.
Developing a new mindset will help you hang in there for the duration while you become a successful blogger. Better things will happen in your life when you can learn to grind it out to the finish line.
Depending on the time of day, and since this is a new blog, the article should publish very quickly. You’ll see a message like “100% complete”. Voila, you now have a live blog. You can click on the “View site” tab to have a look.
Have you published a print or email newsletter, written a column for your professional association’s newsletter, or written articles for magazines? Each article could become a blog post (or maybe two or three).
Getting published on other highly regarded blogs is not just a marketing tactic; it is a guerrilla marketing tactic because it is just like knocking on the doors of targeted potential customers. Instead of setting up a blog or creating a product and waiting for readers to find you by coming to your blog; you leave your comfort zone and meet the readers at their favorite handout. This gives your blog a competitive advantage over others that don’t write guest posts. Are there other advantages of writing guest posts on other blogs? My answer is a resounding yes. Guest posts can boost your brand and give you a leverage you can’t find anywhere else. Do you want to know what this leverage is? Then read on.
Either you load a blogging software or let a blogging hosting service do it for you. Host services such as LiveJournal and Blogger.com are the most popular in this field. Those hosts will provide you with easy instructions on how to put up your blog easily.