I often field questions from entrepreneurs that are completely awestruck at the possibility that their product can adorn the pages of a glossy magazine. Or, I see the stars swirl around in their eyes that, maybe…just maybe….one day….they could share their sage wisdom with Meredith Viera and the Today Show audience.
You will also need to learn and use SEO, or search engine optimization. Making your blog or articles rank higher in search engine results will increase your chances of making money online. SEO is not as difficult as you may think it is. You can start by writing original content and then creating articles that you can post as basic text content of your blogs. Thus, making your blog and articles work with each other, as drive relevant traffic to one another.
And so I grrrrrrrrrr to myself, tear out my hair, and continue to blog. Yes I duplicate stuff that is on my business site, and articles I submit for submission, and I ad links to my own writing especially when it is published professionally.
But how does any of this tie in to online profits? Well, one of the key aspects of blogs is that they are updated often. As such, search engines love to spider blogs. They also love the way information is organized on Idea development, so blogs can quickly become quality search engine spider food. This translates to traffic, and if you’re smart enough to stuff your blog with links to your primary site, you can convert that traffic into sales.
In 1997 the term weblog became known and in 1999 the term blog was created. In 1999 there were only 100 web diaries and in 2005 there was a remarkable 50,000,000 started; long way from were they started, don’t you think?
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.
Start one! You can (and will want to) build a strategy and a plan later, but if you see value for you, jump in! Go to http://blogger.com (what I use) and get started in less than five minutes for free.