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23
Nov

Truth About Making Money Thru Blogging

There have already been a lot of forums and discussions talking about the reality of making money through blogs. Are they for real? Is it really possible to make money from a blog?

The truth is the possibility of making money online is there. It will always remain as an open opportunity for those who would like to venture on it. The capacity to make money online through blogging makes the situation differ from one blogger to another.

What are the ways or options a content writer can grab to be able to start monetizing their blogs? There is only one great rule a blogger should follow to be able to create a blog with superb potentials of making money. Bloggers should start creating contents with high quality.

Bloggers should always ask these questions before creating a blog

  1. What will my blog be about?
  2. Do I know a lot about the topic my blog would focus on?
  3. Am I credible enough to supply knowledge in information to the people who would be possibly reading my blog?
  4. Could I sustain my blog with quality articles on a regular basis?
  5. Will advertisers be interested in having their products and service in my blog?
  6. Do I have the basic knowledge I blogging, search engine optimization and other technical tasks that may affect the traffic as well as the monetizing potential of my blog?

Bloggers should never blind fully venture into blogging unless they are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to be successful. Blogs to be successful ones should be carefully planned out. What would your blog be about? Is it a photography blog, a lifestyle blog, a health blog or a beauty blog? To create good and consistent traffic, your blog should focus on a specific are. There are thousands of bloggers out there. For your blog to get noticed, you need to have something unique or different to offer.

Once you find your niche, the capacity to supply your blog with articles related to the topic your blog is about is the next thing to consider. Are you going to write the articles yourself or are you going to hire for help? The content your blog is the very essential component you should focus on. A senseless blog will never go far. Build an audience that will read your blog by creating content worth their time to be read. Once you gain and grow your audience, you can slowly monetize your blog. There are a lot of advertising sites that are willing to share revenues to you if you really want too, but the guarantee of making money instantly is not guaranteed. It all goes back to the quality of the contents your reader would be seeing in your blog every time they visit.

Making money through blogging is true, but it is only if the content writer will create decisions that will be beneficial to his blog. Making money though blogging is not an overnight process. It takes time and a lot of hard work for a blog to be successful.

8
Jun

Domain Authority – Importance and Benefits

Many SEO experts would say that Domain Authority is extremely crucial in the success of a website. Now you are probably wondering, what does the term Domain Authority means? It’s a common term for a domain name measurement of power.It is one of the aspects how search engines rank a particular website.

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It is usually base on three factors:

  • Popularity
  • Size
  • Age.

Have you ever wondered how Google ranks the search results? Recently, Google has updated their program in ranking websites, which is called the Penguin update. It means some websites that have low domain authority where omitted in the results.

See the importance of Domain authority? It is essential for a website to increase the domain authority to rank higher in the search engines.

domain authoritySince search engines want to provide users a website result that is reliable, it is in their best interest to screen and rank all the websites. A website with a well establishes domain authority is more likely to be ranking higher on search results. There are a lot websites competing to be ranked higher in search engines. The best way to have an edge is to create a superior Domain authority over other websites.

Creating a website is easy but increasing the domain authority is not. It is a long term process and requires a lot of patience. It’s not overnight that a new website can develop a domain authority. The only thing that a new website can do is create a strong number of links that are directed back to the website. A website can have many benefits from having a well develop domain authority.

Benefits of Having a Good Domain Authority

 ► Website can have better rankings in search engines

It is a fact that when sites are rank higher in search engines, the odds of gathering people to browse the particular website is higher. It helps the website to attract and gather more people to visit the site. If the website’s purpose is to do business, then a number of potential customers will be more likely to visit the page. It is not actually impossible to see a website gaining a number of visitors because of a well develop Domain authority.

 ► Creates more traffic to the website

People will be more likely to stay in the website and browse the contents. It is a bit rewarding if a lot of people are staying on the website longer than in other websites. This increases the chances of sales in business and a number of likes and shares in blogs.

 ► Having a good domain authority gains credibility and trust

Almost all people would not want to visit sites that are not trusted. People would want to browse in to sites that offer credible information and are trustworthy. Developing a strong Domain authority increases your chance of winning in the competition. It makes all the effort worthwhile.

Being ahead in the competition allows you to gain more profit than others. It’s not a secret how a lot of websites have successfully won over many converts. It’s just a matter of having a strong Domain Authority among the others.

22
Apr

The Truth About Making Money Through Blogging

There have already been a lot of forums and discussions talking about the reality of making money through blogs. Are they for real? Is it really possible to make money from a blog?

The truth is the possibility of making money online is there. It will always remain as an open opportunity for those who would like to venture on it. The capacity to make money online through blogging makes the situation differ from one blogger to another.

blogging

What are the ways or options a content writer can grab to be able to start monetizing their blogs? There is only one great rule a blogger should follow to be able to create a blog with superb potentials of making money. Bloggers should start creating contents with high quality.

Bloggers should always ask these questions before creating a blog

  1. What will my blog be about?
  2. Do I know a lot about the topic my blog would focus on?
  3. Am I credible enough to supply knowledge in information to the people who would be possibly reading my blog?
  4. Could I sustain my blog with quality articles on a regular basis?
  5. Will advertisers be interested in having their products and service in my blog?
  6. Do I have the basic knowledge I blogging, search engine optimization and other technical tasks that may affect the traffic as well as the monetizing potential of my blog?

Bloggers should never blind fully venture into blogging unless they are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be able to be successful. Blogs to be successful ones should be carefully planned out. What would your blog be about? Is it a photography blog, a lifestyle blog, a health blog or a beauty blog? To create good and consistent traffic, your blog should focus on a specific are. There are thousands of bloggers out there. For your blog to get noticed, you need to have something unique or different to offer.

Once you find your niche, the capacity to supply your blog with articles related to the topic your blog is about is the next thing to consider. Are you going to write the articles yourself or are you going to hire for help? The content your blog is the very essential component you should focus on. A senseless blog will never go far. Build an audience that will read your blog by creating content worth their time to be read. Once you gain and grow your audience, you can slowly monetize your blog. There are a lot of advertising sites that are willing to share revenues to you if you really want too, but the guarantee of making money instantly is not guaranteed. It all goes back to the quality of the contents your reader would be seeing in your blog every time they visit.

Making money through blogging is true…

…but it is only if the content writer will create decisions that will be beneficial to his blog. Making money though blogging is not an overnight process. It takes time and a lot of hard work for a blog to be successful.

7
Apr

Earning Online Through Blogging

Making money online is what keeps me busy nowadays. Being able to create a descent income at the comfort of my home, without being constantly told what to do and when to do it is a luxury I enjoy while working at home. I get to see my family any time I want to, take a break and have a walk in a beach. I can even have a nap without worrying who may wake you up. This are the things I enjoy a lot that keeps me motivated in finding ways in creating and generating money through online jobs.

Blogging is also one of my favorite platforms when it comes to money making. I can express myself freely, sometimes not, but get paid in the end. Get paid for what we love doing is the best things a money maker would want to experience. Before I had a regular day job, I earn a descent income but my creative side is in shackles and has been very eager to break free.

Blogging gave my creative side the opportunity and the kick to start a career online

bloggingA few may ask if it is really possible to generate a steady and sufficient income from blogging online. It is possible, I did. Just like new ones, I had to endure the gruesome process of creating a blog and monetizing it. It took me a year before I managed to be able to create a substantial amount of income from my blog. How did I do it? It was not simple, but the hard work was worth it.

The problem with starting a blog is that we often focus on the money making idea. I created a blog thinking of the rewards that I would be getting without actually planning on how to be able to get that. This is a common mistake to many bloggers. It took me a while to realize that this should not be the case. Money from blogging is true but you still need to work for its, and at times, you need to work hard for it. After accepting and learning the fact that I need to put investments into my blog to monetize it, the positive changes happened.

Final Words

I invested my time and my knowledge into my blog. I started creating articles, studied search engine optimization, and took a short course in HTML and programming. It did not cost me a lot but the results it did for my blog was priceless. A constant amount of traffic was steadily building up in my blog. My readers are starting to post comments and suggestions in the articles I feature. Interaction between me and my target audience is also increasing. I was just surprised that one day an advertiser was already asking me for a space on my blog and was asking me what my ad space rates are. It was the best moment of my blogging life. Put your heart in what you do and the things you expect to happen will eventually arrive when you least expect it.

3
Apr

How To Choose The Best Guest Blogger For Your Site

As a blogger, it is very important for us to increase the number of visitors in your site. However, it would be a great help if there is somebody who will help you to take over some writing tasks. A guest blogger can help you out with this problem.

bloggerOne advantage of having  guest bloggers in your site is that, they bring their own readers along with them who wants to read whatever articles they will be writing in your site. These new visitors will navigate around your site and look for something interesting in your site. If they find your content interesting, they might come back and develop to become your regular readers. With the help of these guest bloggers, you will be able to have a break even for a day.

However, you have to be very careful in choosing your guest bloggers. Not all bloggers are right for your site. Consider the following qualifications:

How To Choose The Best Guest Blogger For Your Site

1. It is important that your guest bloggers are experts and specialists in your own field

Remember to consider the credibility of your guest bloggers. They must be fluent in writing and they must have an excellent quality of posts. Poor content may upset your regular visitors and readers and that will make them look for other more interesting content in other sites.

2. The popularity of the blogger is also important

Choose bloggers that has many followers and readers. Consider the number their followers. If they will write on your site, these followers will also visit your site, hence this generates more traffic in your site. The more popular your guest blogger is, the more visitors your site will have. Aside from it, bloggers that has many followers only indicates that the blogger is a good writer and he is capable of writing interesting articles that will improve your site.

3. Your Guest blogger must have an idea on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

It is importance in online marketing and how to utilize it. They do not need to be an expert on SEO, but they should know how to use keywords. Manipulating keywords is important for a blogger considering that we are dealing with website’s contents.

4. Look for a guest blogger that has a good style in writing

Another factor that you should consider is the style. A blogger that can write an interesting article that is very engaging and interesting. The style does not need to be perfect, but just right for certain readers. You need a writer that can write relative content to your site and thus his works should be easy to understand. Writers who are too ‘technical’ attracts less readers.

Final Words

To make your blog more engaging, you may ant to add some call – to – action in your posts. This may be in form of PDF files that can be downloaded, asking your readers opinion or reaction by having a comment wall, or they may want to sign up for your news letter.

 

22
Dec

Why Chat Boxes Are Not Good For Your Website?

A long time ago, people get in touch with each other in town squares where they talk about anything under the sun. There they also meet new friends and establish business contacts, both new and old alike. Town squares have long been replaced by chat rooms and if you want to make it more private, you install a chat box in your own web site.

chat box

If you a website that promotes your business or services, placing a chat box in your website can be a good idea to communicate with your clients and potential customers in a more personal way. You will also be able to specifically address problems and questions without having your clients sort through your replies as opposed to forums or comment boxes.

However, although a chat box lets you keep in touch with other people faster and easier, the question is if it really is good for your web site? Let’s look at a few reasons why putting a chat box in your web site is not a good idea.

Few reasons why putting a chat box in your web site is not a good idea

The main disadvantage of a chat box in your web site is it affects the loading time of your web site. Chat boxes, together with widgets and scripts, can make your website lag. The slow download time can drive away your customers because of having to sit down and wait for it. Don’t stuff your backend with non-essentials and lose potential customers because you’re making them wait long.

chat boxAside from causing your website to lag, spammers can use the chat box to put unnecessary text that will cause it to lag even more. Other people can use it to advertise other products by pasting links to your competitors’ websites. With this, you are being destroyed by the competition in your own backyard.

If spammers won’t get the better of you, then the pranksters might. They can not only post spam and pranks, but they can also post insults and curses on your website. Remember that chat boxes are not as private as you think they are. At times, what you have posted might continue to haunt you forever. This time, what happens in ‘Vegas’ does not just stay in ‘Vegas’.

Spam, unwanted advertisements, and cuss words are unwelcome realities in your web site which you need to get rid of. This means extra work for you as you maintain the site and if you do not know how, you will have to spend extra to do the dirty work for you. What seemed to be a harmless widget or add-on becomes something that can cost you a fortune.

Instead of a chat box, create a mailing system instead which is more formal and personalized. Replying to your customers through email will make them more special.

25
Oct

Syndicate and Make Your Blog Resonate

One of the easiest things you can do to share your contents is to syndicate your blog. Not a lot of bloggers know how to syndicate their blogs – more so, amateur bloggers do not even know the concept of it. Similar to the news broadsheets, TV programs and newspaper columns being able to be syndicated to local outlets all over the country, you also have the option for your blog to be subscribed to. This will allow your blog to be read and shared to other websites and news aggregators.

syndicate

Through the employment of feeds, which is a built-in feature of some major blogging platforms, you can syndicate the contents of your blog. The most typical feed formats are Atom and RSS. Many bloggers think that this may actually dwindle down the traffic coming into their websites but the truth is that feeds give your blogs a link back which helps you establish a reader base.

Here is a guide on how to syndicate and make your blog resonate:

On your blog, there will be a default feed link. Figure out the best address for your blog feed. Locate the “Feed“, “RSS“, or “Subscribe” icons or any web-feed icon. Once you found it, click it and you will be directed your URL Feed.

  • For Blogger blogs, your Ffeed URL is usually: [blogname].blogspot.com/atom.xml
  • For WordPress, your feed is commonly located at: [blogname].wordpress.com/feed
  • For Typepad blogs, your feed is typically found at: [blogname].typepad.com/blog_folder_name/rss.xml

The next thing to do is to customize your feed. You can do this at the dashboard of your blog. Most commonly, you can select the number of recent posts your feed will include in your syndication. There is also an option to include full or excerpted content of your articles.

  • In Blogger, you can choose “Settings” then, “Site Feed.
  • In Wodpress, you can choose “Settings” then, “Reading.”
  • For Typepad, you can select “Weblogs” then, “Configure“, and click “Feeds.”

syndicateThat’s it! There you have it, the last thing you need to do is to promote your syndication to your target market. Let your readers know about it. There are various blog layouts that can accommodate your Feed button. Most of the time, they are linked there by default.

In Blogger, however, you can actually create a widget and customize whether where you would want it to appear. Just select “Layout“, then “Page Elements” and add “Subscription Links.” You may want to add a statement since you know now your feed address. You can go on say something like, “Feel free to subscribe to my blog.” or “If you liked reading this post, you can subscribe here.” after every blog post you make. Same thing also with WordPress, there are plugins that you can you and all you need to do is place them on the side or wherever you want it to appear.

Final Words

Syndicating your content is definitely as easy as 1-2-3! It wouldn’t be so hard for you to learn everything about it. Heck, if you follow the steps mentioned above, you can do it in less than thirty minutes! Syndication will definitely boost your blog traffic and will provide you with a more stable reader base. So what are you waiting for? Tweak your blogs and let your readers subscribe to your blog.

24
Oct

Finding Your Niche – Effective Way To Successful Blogging

Selecting the right niche for your blog or website is definitely very important in bringing success to your online business. It definitely has a big impact to focus on one niche as this will give you a sturdier following and reader base. This can possibly replace a need that may have not existed yet. You may have the right attitude but you do not know how to start. It’s like you really wanted to do things now but you don’t know which should come first.

Hopefully, after reading this article, you will be able to develop a strategy to find effective ways to successful blogging.

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Good thing, we have prepared a list to help you in your quest for blogging success!

Here are some steps to guide you in narrowing down your options when finding a niche.

First, find a general area of interest you are knowledgeable and passionate about. Make sure that this is a topic which wouldn’t be a hassle for you to research and focus on in the long run. Some good examples of these general interest niches are “fashion“, “entertainment“, “sports” or even “making money online.”

Now that you have a general field of interest in mind, you need to start digging on a more distinct and specific category under this topic. For example, you can choose “basketball“, “MMA“, or “boxing” for sports or “affiliate marketing” for making money online.

You can take things one level higher when you choose a sub-category from the specific category you chose for your website. It is very important to have a targeted specific audience so you can offer very specific information, product or service. So if you choose “affiliate marketing“, then focusing on an article about affiliate products or promotion of affiliate services using different media would be great topics to write about.

You will soon find out more about the topic and you will be educating yourself more. When you dig deeper, you will be able to search for multiple categories and sub-categories in order for you to establish good reputation and authority in your website. Be sure to create original and relevant content so they will find their stay in your website worthwhile.

Soon enough, you will find a lot of people getting interested about your topics and when they share it to their networks, your target market base will increase.

Once you have provided them with the content they need, you can offer them the products and services you want to promote. If they are able to see the value of your products and services, your online business will start to grow. It’s not so long until you finally find a stable, sustainable market.

Definitely, choosing a niche you are comfortable expressing your opinions about can take you places. In the end, it’s all about a good market plan, mastery of your chosen niche, determination and perseverance that can bring you closer to your goals.

Do no forget to look back at what you have accomplished and see through the mistakes and find learning’s from them. Soon, you’ll find yourself caught up in blogging success!

15
Oct

Boost Your Blog’s Traffic by Creating Share-worthy Contents

Yes it is true that by blogging every day you boost your blog’s traffic. However, there are cases when you can’t get in front of your computer, access it and blog every day. For instance, there are cases of black outs, cases of computer or laptop issues, cases of internet connection problems, or even health issues that will surely get in your way of blogging every day. So what is the best way to boost the traffic of you blog? One sure way to increase traffic aside from blogging every day is by providing great and high quality content blogs. You will never go wrong if you share something that is worth reading, worth spending time and worth sharing in your blog.

Traffic

Photo Credit – Roy Delez

You must think of unique ideas to write about, you can even do niche blogging. Although this is a wide topic, you still have an option to narrow it down and create high quality content so that it will catch everyone’s attention. There are hundreds if not millions of niches in the blogosphere yet you can be sure to create waves and attention if you provide share worthy contents. You can also start on pillar articles. These are the common articles we found on the internet. Articles that everyone would love to read since these types of articles provide readers information that are vital and helpful, you just need to establish your target audience and write what you think is important to them. Information they can use every day. Pillar articles are informative hence readers would tend to go back time to time to recheck your articles. So these ways are example of blogging without having the need to write every day.

trafficOne can also start blogging news and current events. These types of blogs are very important, the same as with pillar articles. Blogging the latest craze or news provides your audience a sense of awareness hence it keeps them addicted to your blog. Say for example, your target audience is those who are Hollywood fanatics, and then blogging something about famous stars and current issues about Hollywood actors and actresses will certainly catch attention. So it all depends on your audience. Of course another way to increase traffic is to provide news worthy content. Something that will interest everyone, although for this type of blogs it’s difficult to establish a reputation yet this will surely increase your blog traffic.

Allow new voices to your blog. This means to say you have to be creative and probably allow others to post something in your blog. This is what you call guest posting. These will also increase the traffic in your blog and as a bonus; this new voice could create great content for you blog. So overall, if you want to increase your blog traffic, be unique, creative and allow interaction with you. Having a share worthy blogs is a sure way to soar high and at the same time eliminate the need to blog every day just to increase traffic.

12
Sep

5 Blogging Mistakes You Should Avoid

BloggingBlogging has become a very renowned form of art in today’s cyber age. It is a gate way wherein people can share their thoughts and ideas through their blogs. There are those who can make money out of their blogs which is common nowadays. However blogging isn’t as easy as it seems since there are guidelines that can help make or break a person as a blogger. Then again there aren’t really any exact rules to it since majority of blogs come somewhat as a personal and informal way of speaking.

There are 5 mistakes that should be avoided when blogging. These mistakes may not be in general but they can be synonymous with a lot of factors affecting a blog.

The first and most important thing to avoid is never plagiarize.

If a person commits plagiarism his credibility as a blogger will plummet regardless if he is a veteran or a beginner. There is no way would people trust a person who is merely copying works of other people. They would already give an indication that the said blogger is incapable of making his blog. Then of course plagiarism is illegal and can be subjective the federal and criminal charges.

Check grammar and spelling.

Just because it is an informal blog doesn’t mean that grammar and spelling should be neglected. It wouldn’t look appealing if there are a lot of misspelled or disarranged words. If the blogger does it intentionally then they should give an indication that it is. Having a blog with good grammar is an indication that a blogger  is not blogging for fun but also do it for the sake of informing.

Avoid making your blog too long or too wordy.

Having a blog with a lot of words is okay as long as it is done right. That is because when people read blogs they want to read the point directly and no need for any unnecessary stories. Unless they are reading an online novel then having a blog with a lot of words is not advisable. Tendency is that people will stop reading the blog because they either get bored or annoyed.

Avoid negativity in your blog.

A person can speak their minds but to do it in a manner that can offend people is not ideal. If that would be the case then people wouldn’t bother reading your blog. Also, being too negative will not help you and your blog. As much as possible, always stay on the positive side and don’t give too much emphasis to negative reactions.

The last one is to avoid boring topics.

People like to read topics that are appealing so try to find topics that entice a person’s interest. A boring topic will only give you poor and negative feedback and readers will turn their back on you. Always catch your readers attention and give what they want to keep them from coming back. There are a lot of ways to do this, one good example is making a poll asking your readers what they want to be featured next. In this way, you will have an idea of what to publish next on your blog.

If you take these guidelines into consideration you’re very much on your way to be a good blogger. It is important to remember that blogging doesn’t always grant instant success or popularity. If you are willing to work for it then it should pay off. Try to make sure that when you do blog take into consideration what people may feel and think of what you right. Just because we have the freedom to write doesn’t mean we shouldn’t respect the feelings of others.

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