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Sunday, August 23, 2009

How To Make Money From Blogging

There are many people looking for way to make money and going on the internet to find it. One of the most popular ways is to make money with blogging.

Here are 4 of the best ways to make money from blogging.

1. Google Adsense - Google Adsense is pretty well known by anyone who has been on the internet for awhile. These are text ads or image ads that can be placed on your blog. Then when people click on them you will earn a small commission.

It is important to remember that you want to have ads that are relevant to the topic of your blog. This may not always be possible, depending on the topic of your blog, but when it is it is definitely a good idea:

2. Text links - This is a popular way to make money with your blog. You can sell text links or what is known as advertisement space.

People will pay you to put their links on your blog, especially if you have a lot of traffic coming to your blog every day. The price that you charge to place these links will depend on your page rank and traffic.

3. Affiliate programs - There are many different affiliate programs that can be promoted from your blog. Marketing more than one program is a good idea because this will help you make the most money. Keeping the affiliate programs relevant to the topic of your blog is important.

4. Pay per post - This is a newer way that is being used to make money with blogs. There are advertisers that will pay you to write about their products and then put a post on your blog about it. Don't do too many of these because this will make your blog seem less informative and more like advertising.

These are not all of the ways that can be used to make money from your blog. There are many other ways that you can learn about with a little research.

You want to remember that using more than one of these ways is a good idea. Don't overdo it and use too many or your blog will stop being informative and start being an advertisement.

Now that you know how to make money from blogging; all that is left is to get started.


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Thursday, April 30, 2009

5 Ways of Increasing Blog Traffic

Blogging started out as something fun that people did to keep each other informed about their day to day lives, but this is turning into big business for Internet marketers who have learned how to do it correctly.

If you want to make good money blogging you need to have regular targeted traffic.

Here are 5 Ways of Increasing Blog Traffic.

1. Do your Keyword research and target keyword phrases in your title and in the blog post itself. This can serve as search engine bait and help rank you high on a search engine for those specific keywords. The traffic that you can get from a properly targeted keyword phrase on a search engine such as Google can be astronomical.

2. Post to your blog regularly and consistently. You want to try and make people come back to your blog on a regular basis, adding content regularly is one way to do that.

3. Use social bookmarking to help with increasing your blog traffic and getting some backlinks to help your search engine ranking. At the minimum you should bookmark your blog posts into Stumbleupon, Digg and Technorati. You can also use Onlywire or Socialmarker to bookmark your post to lots of social bookmarking sites with one click of the mouse.

Bookmarking a blog article can give you traffic when you post the article bookmark, and it can give you a backlink that leads to additional traffic in the future.

4. Put your RSS subscriber feed button right up where people can find it at the top of your page. The more RSS subscribers you have the more potential traffic you can receive every time you update your blog.

Another thing you can do is make it possible for people to subscribe to your RSS feed via email so they can be notified instantly that you have made a blog update.

5. An alternative way of increaing blog traffic is viral marketing. If you make your blog exciting by adding things such as video, audio, graphics, and so on, people will tell each other about it. This can lead to an additional increase in traffic and more subscribers to your blog feed too.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

6 Ways to Get More Traffc to Your Blog

You can have the sexiest blog on the planet but if you are not getting any visitors to it, the only person that will know about it is you!

Read on to find out six ways to increase the traffic to your blog.

1. Search engines can deliver a tremendous amount of traffic to your blog if they want to. The key is using well researched keywords in every post so that you can achieve a high ranking that people will see when they search.

As your blog articles settle in with a search engine it is possible to stay on page one for a targeted keyword phrase for years. Doing this will give you a great potential for future traffic.

2. Social bookmarking can bring you traffic as well as serve as search engine bait. Bookmarking your blog posts to Digg, Stumbleupon, Propeller, and others is a great way to get traffic to your blog.

3. Getting RSS subscribers is a fantastic way to keep people current whenever you update your blog content. This can bring people back to your blog and is a very good alternative to email marketing for list building as well.

4. Post comments on other people's blogs and include a link back to your blog. This will give you a backlink which will help your search engine ranking, as well as give you traffic from the readers of the other blog.

5. Do article marketing and submit your articles to the top directories online. In your resource box include a link to your blog. As you build up lots of articles online you will continue to get traffic from these links for years to come.

6. You can also use social media such as posting in online forums, creating videos, social networking and podcasting to get more traffic to your blog.

In summary these were 6 ways to get traffic to your blog. The important thing is to post interesting, unique or unusual content and really make people want to come back to your blog again and again.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Increase your Blog's Exposure with a Reciprocal Linking Review

Do you want to get some extra visitors to your blog and increase your link popularity at the same time? I am sure the answer to this question is probably a resounding Yes!. Read on to find out how you can quickly and easily use this viral technique...

Jeff Schuman a fellow Internet Marketer and Plug-In Profit site owner told me about this technique, which Jack Humphrey calls linking on steroids! It's an effective way to post quality content to your blog and get lots of links back at the same time.

All you need to do to join in is follow the instructions below:

— copy and paste the Reciprocal Review Carousel and instructions below this line —

The Reciprocal Review Carousel idea is based on a few simple yet effective link-building and blogging techniques I have learned:

Build value of the blog by creating a helpful link from within content.

Provide value to community by doing a review on a blog you personally like.

Link to YOUR blog has exact anchor text you want and helps you boost Google Rankings.

No more than 30 outbound links from any page to prevent penalties for link farming.
Viral effect of the link – as more bloggers participate, link to your blog with YOUR anchor text, coming from quality content post will spread.

Here is How to participate:
  • Copy the entire text between the specified lines.
  • Create a post on your site and put at least one paragraph explaining how you joined the Reciprocal Review Carousel.
  • Paste the text you copied into your post.
  • Remove the Bottom Review and At the Top add your own review with a link to a site reviewed, at least 2 sentences about the site and a note – Reviewed by: Your Anchor Text.
  • Link your anchor text to your site. Here is an example:

WordPress Web 2.0 Guide is a blog providing very useful information on building your very own Web 2.0 portal based on WordPress. Detailed instructions and howto guides make it possible for anyone to create a sparkling and engaging blog and join the community of like-minded individuals. Reviewed by: WordPress Web 2.0 Spot-er

Sites Reviewed:

Wolney H Filho's Work at Home Online blog provides lots of tips and advice for people who want to start a work at home business. Wolney has over 10 years of networking experience and regularly updates his blog to give you the latest ideas on how to work at home online and how to promote your website. Reviewed by Suzanne Morrison for her Internet Business Ideas blog.

Suzanne Morrison's Internet Home Business Ideas Blog is an excellent Blog. She can help you to make a full time income from the internet. She is part of the Plug-In Profit Site team and her blog is frequently updated with Internet home business ideas, product reviews and suggestions for and promoting your website. Reviewed by Wolney H Filho, the work at home online blog.

Mal Keenan's Internet Marketing Blog is a frequently updated blog on everything pertaining to the world of internet marketing and home business. He includes plenty of internet marketing tips and techniques in his blog and also reviews the latest internet marketing products. Unlike some marketers who recommend every product under the sun, Mal has a very honest approach to his reviews and only recommends products that have actually worked for him. Reviewed by Suzanne Morrison for her Internet Business Ideas blog

Jeff Schuman’s make money blog is one of those blogs that I visit often. Jeff has become an expert in achieiving top search engine rankings for some of the most competitive ‘making money online’ keyword phrases. Reviewed by Mal Keenans’ Internet Marketing blog.

Jeff Casmer’s Work At Home Blog is an excellent blog that ties in well with his top rated work at home directory. He works hard at helping people and his blog is updated reguarly with information that is timely to help you work from home and earn money. Reviewed by: Jeff Schuman for his make money blog to help people make more money and get more traffic.

Jack Humphrey’s blog The Friday Traffic Report is just another in a long line of things I read when it is done by Jack. Of course his Power Linking and Authority Black Book are just two examples of the tremendous information he provides. He blogs now about Web 2.0 and social marketing and if you are looking for tips to get more traffic you should check it out and subscribe to his feed. Reviewed by: Jeff Schuman for his make money blog to help people make more money and get more traffic.

— copy and paste the Reciprocal Review Carousel and instructions above this line —

To summarize, you just need to copy everything between the two lines and then remove the review at the bottom and add your review of someone else's blog at the top!
Hopefully this will bring you some top quality links and traffic.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

5 Ways to Make more Money from your Blog for FREE!

Ok, so you don’t have any digital products to offer, you don’t have any tangible goods to sell, you don’t have any special skills you can offer… all you have is a blog.

Now the challenge: how can you earn by using your blog, and JUST your blog?

The fact is, you can earn by using your blog, and JUST your blog. You are not limited to a single earning opportunity when it comes to this avenue. There is a lot of potential in those little web logs which are actually simplified and highly efficient content management systems possessing an interconnectivity that will generate direct traffic and some features that promise prominence in search engine results.

Here are 5 earning opportunities you can consider to fully monetize your web log.

1. Clickbank - Sign up with Clickbank . ClickBank is a well established affiliate network that boasts thousands of digital products you can choose from. Simply search through the catalogue of products appropriate for the subject of your blog, and acquire your affiliate link. Whenever you’re recommending something in your blog entries, mention the products you have chosen and hyperlink the same with your affiliate links. This will lead your readers to the affiliate programs’ sales pages. If they decide to buy, you’d earn a commission per sale you manage to refer.

2. Other Affiliate Networks. Now, you’re not limited to ClickBank alone. There are other affiliate programs out there which you can dig up with some searching magic. There are millions and millions of affiliate programs in the World Wide Web, and some of them even promise a commission rate of up to 80% of the selling price. Just search for "affiliate programs" + the topic of your blog in Google and you will have a wealth of opportunities to choose from.

3. Recommend Books. Want to promote books? Amazon also has an affiliate program that you can enroll with. Simply select the books most appropriate for the subject of your blog, and garner the corresponding affiliate links. Or you can copy and paste a code from Amazon and implement it on your blog. This will display contextually relevant products on your blog which your readers will be able to see. Books are sure sellers. And though Amazon does offer a relatively low commission rate, you’re sure to sell a lot of books through your blog. Everyone loves books! And Amazon is the internet’s most reliable digital bookstore!

4. Pay per Click Advertising. Enroll your blog with Google AdSense or other Pay Per Click (PPC) programs. This will allow the PPC programs to display contextually relevant ads to your blog. Every time a reader of yours clicks on an ad, you’d receive a certain amount of money.

5. Sell advertising space. Whether they’re banners or simple text links, you can command a great price for the valuable “real estate” on your blog. One place where you can sign up to for free and sell your ads is TextLinkAds. They have a huge inventory of websites and blogs in all sorts of different niches and you will earn 50% of the fee per month for every text link ad on your site.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

How to start a Blog and Make Money Online

I've finally got round to writing my second article of this year. It would be far more effective if I could write one every week, but I don't think that this habit will kick in until I am a full time internet entrepreneur :-)

I'm going to use a product called Article Post Robot to distribute my article to article directories, then I will write a review of the software on this blog sometime later this week.

How to start a Blog and Make Money Online
Copyright 2006 Suzanne Morrison

If you are new to the internet and wondering what an earth this blogging craze is all about, or if you already have your own website and you’re wondering why everyone keeps advising you to start your own blog, read on. I’m going to explain to you what a blog is, why you need one, how to set it up, promote it and of course, make money from it.

Blog is short for “web log” and is similar to an online diary or journal. The craze of blogging began in the very late 1990s and has started to become more and more popular over the last couple of years. Almost everyone seems to have a blog these days, from CEOs of large companies to webmasters, from world travelers to teenagers. Even my Dad has his own blog now! A blog allows you to communicate informally with people via an online journal, but it’s more personal and unstructured than a website and easier and cheaper to set up than a website.

If you have your own website, but haven’t yet started a blog you can easily start one using a free service such as Blogger or WordPress. Try to post to your blog at least once or twice a week on topics related to your website. Blogging will help your search engine rankings and open up the communication channels between you and your visitors or customers, encouraging them to interact with you and give them a reason to return to your site in future.

If you don’t have your own website and are looking to set up a blog quickly and easily I recommend opening a free account with Blogger. You can blog about anything you like, for example a hobby, a vacation, your home town, something political, a sport or your business. Just be sure to pick something that you are interested in and knowledgeable about. You can host your blog for free on Blogspot – all you need to do is pick a name that is relevant to the topic of your blog. Once you’ve set up your profile and chosen a template, blogging is as simple as sending an email to a friend.

There are many ways to make money from your blog, but here are a few ideas to get you started:
Ø Google Adsense - this is free to join and easy to set up. The ads will match the content of your blog and you’ll get paid every time a visitor clicks on an ad

Ø Affiliate Programs – sign up for affiliate programs related to the topic of your blog and display links to related products on your blog. Clickbank, Trade Doubler and Commission Junction are good places to start, or do a Google search for “affiliate program” + the topic of your blog to find more affiliate programs. Whenever someone clicks through your affiliate link and buys a product, you’ll receive a commission. If you are knowledgeable about your topic you could also write product reviews to help increase your affiliate sales.

Ø Sell Advertising Space – if you have a popular blog you can charge people to advertise on your blog. This could be in the form of a text link, a banner or a graphic.

You are not going to make money with a blog unless people can find it. As soon as you have started to post to your blog it’s time to start promoting it. You can get your blog noticed by…

Ø Submitting your blog to blog directories – just search for “blog directories” in Google

Ø Asking other bloggers to exchange links with you – you put a link on your blog in exchange for a link from their blog.

Ø Writing an article related to the topic of your blog and posting it to article directories. Remember to include an author’s resource box with a link to your blog.

Ø Pinging blog ping services every time you make a new post – and are two sites you can use to do this.

Ø Participating in forums related to the topic of your blog. Put a link to your blog in your forum signature.

Finally, once you have your blog monetized and you’ve started promoting it don’t forget to post regularly. The most important aspect of every successful blog is frequent posting, so be sure not to let the virtual dust gather over your blog!

Author's Resource Box
Suzanne Morrison is the webmaster of Internet Business Ideas and blogs regularly. She currently has 4 blogs on the go, including the Plug-In Profit Site blog

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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Blogging Mad

If you take a look at my profile you may notice that I have gone a bit Blogging mad!

In the last month I have started 3 new blogs!! That's probably why I've not been posting on this one so frequently!

I started a Florence Italy Blog to help my search engine results for My Florence website.

I also started a Cuba Blog, just for fun really to post my thoughts, reviews and photos of my recent Cuba vacation.

Finally, I've started a Plug-In Profit Blog for two purposes. Firstly to answer frequently asked questions on the Plugin-In Profit site, because I spend so much time replying to people's email questions these days. This will mean that don't need to repeat myself too much. Secondly I want to get a better ranking in the search engines for my Plug-In Profit Site sales page.