Blogs were originally only meant to be ‘Web Logs’, or personal journals for members of on-line communities to stay in touch, sort of like ‘underground news media’. But, it didn’t take long for net-repreneurs (internet entrepreneurs) to catch on to their popularity and to find ways to use them to make money. The human mind is infinitely creative and nothing really stays the same.
You should not be put off by the idea that other people are already writing on the same topic. Think about the literary world, there are millions of books published on any given subject. Many of them very successful. Your topic may not be entirely unique, but you are and you will bring a fresh perspective to your Welcome to my blog topic of choice. If you feel confident and knowledgeable about your blog topic, you will feel comfortable in your niche and your blog will shine!
Readers always look for contents and topics that are very useful to them. Those that are not are useless. That is why in creating blogs topics should not be pertinent long time ago. It should always be fresh! It should always be pertinent in the present times. Yet, no matter how we consider our blogs as fresh after a few days or weeks they are already overripe. Thus, blogs should always be updated for readers to keep coming back. This could be an avenue for you to invite them to visit your site. More to that, the more traffic you can get in your blogs, the faster you can build your list.
Keyword-rich, that is. Blogs are a great way to generate keyword-rich content, especially if you update your blogs each day. In fact, for some smaller businesses, blogs make more sense than hard-to-create web pages. Blog software makes creating a blog almost automatic while the spiders on search engines seem to favour high-quality and often updated keyword-rich blogs.
Creating your blog is quite simple. You can create your blog through online blog or WordPress. Personally, I use Blogger because it’s a product of Google. Therefore you will have an added advantage of creating a blog via Blogger than WordPress. I am not saying that WordPress is bad, my mentor created his blogs using WordPress. After four years of hard work, his WordPress blogs are now giving him a source of steady income.
First, content is king. Although your layout may have some impact on your visitors, content is the most important part of your blog. You need to learn to write and write often so you are making money with blogs. After all, a true blog is really a weblog that tells the reader about something. While you may not be making money with blogs about your dating life alone, your blind-date escapades can draw in traffic to your site with the right kind of writing.
Keep in mind that if you want to bring your blog further and make money from it, it is important to pay attention to these basics of blogging. The great opportunities to make money from your blog actually start from these basic aspects.