Blogs are very useful as means to attract our target market. List builder gurus often tell us and encourage us to make blogs since there is that greater percentage where we can build our list. If this happens, we are getting close to what we aim-profit.
Interactive, Dynamic and Worthy – Blogs are very dynamic masterpieces and interactive too. You can see your blog immediately as you post it. Unlike ezines, newsletters and forums, blogs present a meticulous picture on any issue. Moreover, a blogger has freedom to express on sundry topics as well.
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.
However, people who view blogs select the kind of topic they want. They are searching for something interesting. This is true! Most of list builders know perhaps how to write Feedback yet it does not seem to be palatable to readers. It does not bite their interest!
The legitimate ones publish free to re-publish articles from article banks on their site and keep the author info and bio (and links) in place. They also often republish press releases which are also in the common domain. For these types of sites there is nothing illegal being done. I don’t have problem with these types of sites because they do provide a way for articles such as this to reach a wider audience, a better site is one that takes this information and adds their own comments and reviews. This is providing a real service to their readers by giving their own opinion, not just the regurgitation of others.
Because there’s a cost to these lists, fewer people use them. However, in my experience, many of these purchased lists are still spammed to death because there’s no oversight on the commenting quality. Like number 1 above, many of the blogs on purchased lists soon switch their commenting to nofollow fairly quickly.
Making money online with blogs is possible. Consider your blog as another avenue for making money online with little or no cost. Write about what you love, market your blog, and see if the money will follow.