Make money online blogs get to break the fourth wall. I’ve seen blogs where the writer of the blog explains how they’re keyword stuffing in their post to get around Google restrictions. You can use a blog post of your blog to illustrate how to perform proper blog titles and how to introduce long tails. You can tell people to search for your blog on Google and show how you got that high search engine ranking position. You are like a magician telling everybody all the tricks but still making it seem magical.
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If you’re pitching a guest post (where you would write a post for their blog with a link back to your website), make sure they accept guest posts. Many blogs that accept guest posts will have a “Contributors” tab or a “Guest Post” tab or button with more details. Or just comb through old entries and see if you can find any.
Very carefully select your blog categories. This strongly depends on the blogging software you use, but at some point your posts will get archived into categories. This is a very powerful feature, because it’s like having a subdirectory or a subdomain on your website containing text about the same (sub)topic. You therefore should select your categories carefully.
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.
Keeps you “on top” of your game. By writing about your work and the benefits of your products and services often, you will stay current and fresh. This will help in all phases of your business, but it will also help you in networking situations by giving you something fresh and new to talk about when having conversations with possible Clients and new referrals. It also gives you new ideas to share with potential Clients as you build your relationship with them.
Take as much care writing a pitch for a blogger as you do for a national magazine, TV show, or other outlet. Many bloggers don’t respond because they get blase pitches that treat them like the sewer rat of media. Not cool.