Friday, November 30, 2007

3 Major Myths of Making Money Online

Everyone is very interested when making money online is being discuss. But do you know that there are myths around these money making schemes in the internet. Well, it is still possible but not everyone can.

Here are the top 3 myths I have found while I was reading some articles.

Myth No.1 - You Can Make $5,000 in 7 days

Myth No.2 - Make Tons of Cash On Auto Pilot!

Myth No.3 - The New Secret Weapon To Get Traffic By The Thousands In Hours


Thursday, November 29, 2007

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Blog Posting Software

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Blog Posting Software

1. Software can be used to post to your own blog. You can feed the software the entries that you want to be seen, and you can sit back effortlessly while the software is doing the work for you. Pages will be updated without you having to spend precious time doing it. Just set aside a specific day for making up a blog series, and fee it into the software to be posted.

2. There is also software for making comments on others blogs. This is a very helpful tool as you can search out the blogs that are meaningful to you or are part of your niche, and you can put comments. Make sure your comments are well thought out, and don’t spam. If you can automate good comments to be posted every so often, you’ll be interacting with many people which will more than likely result in them visiting your blog. What better traffic is there than target, interested traffic?

3. Then, there is free blog posting software that is known as Post2Blog. This software allows you to easily and effortlessly edit posts from your computer’s desktop. This editor makes your blog posts appear very professional. It works for Wordpress, Typepad, LiveJournal, Drupal blogs, MovableType, and many other blog platforms. It has a clean interface as well as many other features that will help to enhance your blogging experience. It used to cost around thirty dollars: however, it is now freeware.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

3 Parts of a Blog Post

I was looking for the best post structure in the net and I found this 3 parts of a post that could be somehow helpful for us.

3 Parts of a Blog Post

1. An introductory teaser, or funny statement

2. 2 to 3 paragraphs on a SINGLE topic

3. Closing statement, or call to action if you are monetizing your blog, and a teaser for your next topic.

There are no examples given so I guess it is your task to find one.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

4 Advertising Networks To Start For Your Blog

Some of us are still looking for advertising networks for our blog to start earning.

So here are my 4 recommended advertising networks for you.

4 Advertising Networks To Start For Your Blog

1. Adbrite

Offers a variety of advertising options to bloggers like text ads, banner ads, video ads, full page ads and also inline ads. You, the blogger, has the ability to accept or reject ads. How you are paid varies from advertiser to advertiser.

2. Expoactive

This ad network offers you with a lot of freedom right from choosing specific ads you want to display on your site, to the visual appearance of the ads. You are paid per click.

3. crispads

This ad network allows publishers to namer their own price. It allows smaller blogs to participate in larger sponsorships unlike many other networks.

4. Chitika

They also offer several advertising options to choose from. Some of their ad formats are - shoplincs, eminimalls, owna, linx etc.

Monday, November 26, 2007

5 Tips To Make Money By Writing Blogs

Creating a blog is the easiest thing on earth. Within a matter of few minutes you can create a blog in blogpsot. But the challenge lies in continuously working on it, spending time in getting content through articles, latest updates in your field and posting new information for the readers.

Here are a few tips to make money by writing blogs.

1. Identify your niche

It is very important for you to identify your niche and have a strong passion for it. Unless you have a strong interest, you will have no momentum in updating your blog. First find out if your niche has a market and if it has, do research on the specifics of the niche. Here are some fields that are doing well in today's market

- Health and fitness
- Beauty and skincare
- Affiliate Marketing
- Insurance and Finance

2. Passion and Interest count more than expertise

Do not worry if you are not an expert in your area of interest. What you need is a strong passion and interest which will eventually make you an expert. Don't expect immediate results, give it some time and you will find money trickling, even though initially it may be in small amounts. You can start out by reading articles in ezinearticles, goarticle and articlecity and use the same articles that you thought were most useful giving full credit to the original author and specifying the relevant details in your blog.

3. Google Adsense

Place google adsense on your blogs. This is another way of generating revenue. Avoid going for Google Adsense banners as research has shown that they are consistently overlooked by the viewers. Make sure that you ad blends well with your blog layout.

4. Advertise your blog to friends and relevant networks

A good way to advertise your blog may be to simply send an email with your blog link to your friends and colleagues. Make sure that your postings are valuable in those respective blogs or else you will just be one more spammer. Write articles on squidoo and hub pages and generate traffic to your blog.

5. Affiliate Marketing

Add affiliate links to the products that you choose to promote. What goes around comes around is the saying. Always put yourself in the shoes of the buyer and think once, twice, thrice before selling or promoting a product.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

5 Tips to Blog and Make Money Before Quitting a Job

Lately I have come across many blogs whose authors have quit their full-time jobs in order to pursue their dream of blogging for money. I think these bloggers are gutsy, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and taking a huge risk. Although quitting a job to blog for full-time income is an ideal career move, there are some basics to keep in mind before taking the plunge.

1. Choose a topic that makes money

You can go several routes when choosing a blogging topic. The most popular one is to blog about a passion of yours. However, this doesn't always bring in the money. Another option is to blog on topics that people are always searching for. Do the keyword research and base blogs around issues surrounding those keywords. You're better off choosing money making blog topics than wasting time on topics that have low search rates.

2. Serious money is in the traffic

No blog is useful if there is no traffic going to it. You can't monetize a blog with little traffic. Building traffic takes time and how long it takes is totally based on how hard you are willing to work. Now a days you can reach visitors rather easily using social networking sites like Stumbleupon, MyBlogLog, and Blog Catalog. The more targeted you can make your traffic the better. Article marketing can also bring in long-term traffic and help build branding.

3. Choose your method of monetization

There are several ways to monetize your blog from PPC (pay-per-click) ads to selling ad space. One of my favorite ways to make money blogging is through affiliate sales. That is why choosing the right blog topics is critical. You can typically find affiliate programs related to your blog topics. I find affiliate sales are much more lucrative than PPC ads, however, you can test and see which method works for you.

4. Repeat the process

Once you have found a method that works, repeat the process! Making your first dollar online is a great feeling but the key is to grow that dollar into ten, then to fifty, and soon hundreds per day. Once you have discovered a method that works, do the same thing over and over. Don't limit yourself to one method - always experiment. You never know when another opportunity will strike gold.

5. Read, read, read

There is no limit to what one can earn from blogging. The only limit is your ability to build great blogs. >

Saturday, November 24, 2007

5 Acts Of Kindness For Bloggers

All these things are not hard at all. They Just require an investment of time and a little money (but that is what asking for prize donations is for), but you know what? The majority of you will not do these because it is too much effort and the results from your investment are not instant.

1. Give Them Some Link Love

Mention them in your posts, say how great they are and how much you loved one of their posts. They may return the favour, but besides that people never give credit where it is due, and you will make them feel so special - especially if they are a newer blogger than you.

2. Be A Generous Blogger

There are so many possibilities with this one but a few possibilities are donating to other bloggers contests, reviewing their blog or their new product that they have created.And don't think since you havn't got a product to donate to a contest that you can help them. Offer an advertising spot on your blog for a month or even a website review - there are so many possibilities to be generous, will you take them?

3. Be Approachable

Do you make it easy for other bloggers to contact you, or do you portray yourself in a way that they might be a bit wary. I am not meaning having a contact for or page (although I do need to get myself one of these), but do you welcome new bloggers requests for assistance.This is a great opportunity to build your network, and who knows one of these 'inexperienced bloggers' may become more popular than you - it is always good to have a wide range of contacts.

4. Offer To Guest Blog

Think back to when you started blogging. How would you have felt if a more experienced blogger offered to do a guest blog on your blog? You would have felt like you could conquer the world - and it may be the one thing that stops them from giving up on blogging.

5. Reward Your Top Commenters With Prizes

I know a lot of people are offering link love to their top commenters, but think of how they would feel if you could give them a gift as well. Whether it be a tangible product like a t-shirt, or an electronic product like and ebook or advertisement spot on your blog, you will gain a few raving fans and possibly a couple of links backs as they tell all their friends about what you gave them! (This is something I will be implimenting after my redesign)

Thomas Sinfield

Friday, November 23, 2007

Another 6 Rules in Blogging

I have been searching for tips about blogging and I have found many rules about it. Well, this is another rules in blogging which should be given an attention for it would surely help us in our journey to success.

6 Rules in Blogging

1. Writing is like talking, so write the way you talk

The easiest way to write in your blog is to write the way you talk because by doing this, your ideas will flow easily and simultaneously.

2. Do not be someone else, be true to yourself

We should not pretend to be someone when we blog. We must be true to yourself because what you are sharing is your experiences, learnings and realizations.

3. Be nice to others and others will be nice to you

Your blog is you. If you will not be nice to others, your blogs will be affected because they represent yourself.

4. Link out your original sources

To pay credit to the author, you must link the original source to your post. In this manner, you can help them too by sending them your traffic.

5. Negative comments are good

Negative comments are good because you can use them as a source of your post. You can create another post just to explain to them your side.

6. Post regularly

This is the most important point to succeed in blogging. Updating regularly would maintain your regular visitors in coming to your blog regularly.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

4 Guide Questions in Writting Your Own Biography

When people who read you read your blog got interested in your post, mostly they want to deepen their knowledge of the author. There is no other way where they could find the authors information but with the author's biography.

In order to write good biography, I prepared these 4 guide questions to help you in your writing.

1. Who are you?
2. What is your expertise?
3. How can you help me?
4. How can I contact you?

Usually, reader's are looking at these information only. However you can add other information about yourself in your biography.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

5 Great Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers

One of the consideration that a blog is the best is its subscribers. And the best blogs have thousands of subscriber either email or RSS.

To get more subscribers for your blog, here are 5 strategies.

1. Make subscription options available and obvious.

Display Email textbox and RSS Subscription Button clearer and eye catching. Look for RSS icons that are bigger in sizes.

2. Write articles that are focused and are useful for your niche

Your blog must have one general category. If you want to write about blogging then your blog must contain about 90% blogging posts. The 10% may be your personal posts or your sponsored post.

3. Give something for free

You write your own expertise in a document and give it for free. Make it available for download from your blog.

4. Start a series of posts

Update daily. Post at least once a day.

5. Market your blog like crazy

Submit your post to different bookmarking sites, like del.ici.os and technorati.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

4 Pointers To Blog Writing

There are pointers to consider in blog writing which could help us in this blogging career. Some bloggers consider more pointers but in my case, I will consider three only.

4 Pointers To Blog Writing

1. Write the way you think

Many interested individuals have difficulty in blog writing for reasons of topic confusions. To avoid this confusions, you must write what you think and not what others think would be better.

2. Read your newly written post

Before publishing your post, read it first to check the grammar and the misspellings. A good post is equal to a good blog.

3. Read tips about blogging

Many bloggers share their experiences and learnings about blogging and these are good sources or good tips of what should we do on our blog because these are true to life experiences.

4. Read tips about SEO

The very basic in promoting our site is to follow proper guidelines about SEO. In this manner, search engine bot can easily understand the contents of your blog and can index your post properly.

Monday, November 19, 2007

3 Attitudes Needed to Successful Blogging

We already learned the basics about blogging, on what should be done and how it works. The next things to do is to develop ourselves with certain attitudes need in blogging. Here it is.

3 Attitudes Needed in Blogging

1. Enjoyment in Writing

Blogging is largely about writing. In order for us to regularly update our blogs, we need to enjoy what we are doing, and that is writing. In blogging we write, we write again, then write once more or twice more, we write always, and we write everyday. That's why we need to enjoy writing.

2. Defining Objectives.

Our ultimately guide on how we will design our blog and what content we will put in it is to determine what we would like to achieve.

To help you defining your own objectives, you may follow these questions as your guide.

  • Why are you setting up a blog?
  • Will you be using it to drive quality traffic to your main page?
  • Will you be using your blog to recommend your products?
  • Do you wish to earn money through it?
3. Developing Communication Skills.

We must be a great communicator to succeed in blogging. We must have the ability to get our message a cross without confusing your readers. We must also know how to effectively translate our ideas into words.

With the help of these 3 attitudes, success with blogging would be possible.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My 10 Reasons Why I Started Blogging

For the benefit of those who might ask, I am telling you the reasons why I started blogging. To make it easy to read, I will write it in a list form.

I blog because it...

1. fun.

2. therapeutic.

3. a great way to share your knowledge.

4. the easiest and cheapest way to self-publish.

5. an excellent networking resource.

6. ...allows me to focus on a targeted audience.

7. ...provides a platform for self-education.

8. ...can make me rich.

9. ...can be used to communicate with my friends, my family, and everyone.

10. an entertaining hobby.

Those are my reason why I blog. Why do you blog? Can you share it with me here? Thank you!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Out of the Benefits of Blogging I know Seven (7)

I know there are many benefits in blogging that may be considered but as far as I am concern, I know only seven (7) of them.

7 Benefits in Blogging

1. Search engine marketing
2. Communication and conversations
3. Brand outreach
4. Marketing through relations
5. Niche exploitation
6. Positioning as an expert
7. Low Cost

Those are the only benefits of blogging that I knew. I know you have other benefits in mind. Care to share it with me?

Friday, November 16, 2007

5 Steps to Start Blogging Successful

Here is another tips about blogging which I believe may be helpful for novice bloggers. There are many tips out there about how to start blogging and this is just one of them. I will now stress out everything I have read but I am giving emphasis on the last one.

Here are the 5 steps:

1. Pick a topic
2. Get started with Blogger
3. Start your first few posts
4. Market your blog
5. Keep updating

Please be reminded that the last part is the most important about this steps because once you will not be doing it, your blog will not be successful. That's it.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

10 Tips To A Readable Killer Blog

Have you often wondered why it is that the top blogs have always had good success, when you keep blogging away daily and nobody bothers to read? With these tips that work for the big boys you will soon start enjoyed some success.

1. Think About Your Chosen Subject

If you’re a good blogger you will be able to make any subject sound good, so don’t pick something you know nothing about? Pick something you know and know well. This will help improve the Quality of your blogging.

2. Learn Everything About Your Subject

Read about your chosen subject daily. Take a look around the net at your rivals and see what they are blogging about...

3. The Headline Is The Killer

Get this right and you’re onto a winner, killer headlines aimed at grabbing readers attention will make them want to read on. Check out this blog: 7 Sure-fire Headlines That Work. Check it out.

4. Now Show Us The Killer Content

Your headline as grabbed their attention now don’t disappoint! Don’t write the perfect headlines and then follow it up with copy and paste from the net!

5. Bulletin Points Do Work

Bulletin points used during key parts of your post is gives people a point to come back later.

6. Images Are A Must

Adding images to your posts makes them stand out and not dull and boring make sure the image is topic related.

7. Your Opinion Counts

People will want to know your opinion that is the reason they are on your blog. A strong opinion about the subject you have chosen keeps people keen.

8. Lists Are Great

Lists work plain and simple always have always will people love them. Create some top 10 lists about your chosen subject and dig them.

9. Annoy Your Viewers

Annoying your visitors with your opinions is a great way to keep them reading sounds daft but it works.

10. Keep It Short

Unlike this article try and keep it short and to the point.

by Lisa Hobson