A blog is sometimes called web log or weblog. It is a type if online journal or diary, often including personal comments as well as web links and images. Many people keep a blog as a type of personal creative exercise, but you can easily use this popular online type of writing to market your business. Blogs are very popular right now and they can be a great and inexpensive way to contact more customers.
Blogging can be a very effective way to make money online if you know how to do it right. In the past, you had to have very many Blogs and continuously update them and post new blogs. Today, you can get much more serious about blogging because you can use those blogging websites to generate personal income. Many times, that income can become residual income, and you can start receiving recurring sales every month, completely on autopilot. This is especially true for membership sites. In fact, there is a great potential these days to earn a lot of money through doing so.
Just putting your blog online is not enough. After all, there are many millions of blogs on the web right now, so unless your blog is on a high-traffic site, you may not get readers unless you advertise. You can easily advertise your blog without spending a cent by mentioning your blog in your emails and web pages or newsletters. You can also enter in online competitions – if your blog wins a prize you are more likely to get a constant flow of traffic to your blog. You can also ask ezines and other content providers to review your blog, which will also draw readers.
Most my blog gers don’t know any programming languages and are not “techies”. Starting a blog is one of the easiest ways out there to start a website. If you haven’t started one yet, why not try it? It can be very quick to set up and can be completely free.
By their nature, blogs actually are simple text content directories. The blog software only let’s you manage that content. Since most blog posts use text links the anchor text is very important. That’s why you should include your keywords in them.
I also like to share my posts on a newer site that has gotten a lot of attention and is checked out by sponsors is Pinterest. Pinterest is an interesting site in that the posts are mostly pictures. I love posting my giveaway photos on Pinterest for my followers there to see. Pinterest sends out a report of new posts and also recommends weekly posts for others to follow. You will also be able to view statistics with their weekly report and how many followers from there you have gained and how many “re-pins” have been taken from your site. Re-pins are when another member of Pinterest copies your photo(s) to their page for their followers to see. This helps you gain more followers for your blog. I highly recommend Pinterest for sharing your blog posts, and also I find it a fun place to visit!
Now get out there and get some inspiration! Have a search online for some similar blogs, articles and any other content that is related to your blog’s purpose and audience. Learn how others write for your audience in your industry or niche and see how they are creating the content that you desire.