Blogmoney and Squidoo
Time for a revamp of this lens. Since the demise of the Blogging Web 2.0 website, there seems little point in keeping this lens as some kind of memorial to what is now no longer in existence. So from the ashes rises a new look and feel with some more information on what the lensmaster who created it is all about.
Blogmoney is the name. Earning income from the web is the game!
It's no great secret that Squidoo is a great place to build informative pages and while you're about it, to make some moolah from those pages. With a definite leaning toward Amazon and promoting its products, it's easy to see why so many lenses now feature Amazon modules for monetizing the pages. Not wanting to be a sourpuss, I feel the best policy is to join in the fun!
The lens will now compliment my profile here at Squidoo and make some mention of the blog that gave me the name, makeblogmoney.com. It used to be my own attempt at breaking into that highly competitive niche and turned out to be a lesson in what not to do!
You're welcome to go visit the website/blog, which is a place where you can read a great collection of mostly informative articles on subjects loosely based around generating income from the Internet, blogging and promotional methods and strategies.
Putting The Web 2.0 Phenomenon to Good Use
The whole movement towards Web 2.0 is quite staggering in its sheer size and momentum.
Web 2.0 encompasses a wide spectrum of services to the web community as a whole and provides the means for people around the world to more easily get in touch with one another and make new friends and acquaintances as well as contact old ones that they might have lost touch with.
It also provides very useful tools for anyone who wants to increase their online presence and improve their internet credibility and level of respect. These tools are the social networking and social bookmarking sites that are materialising in their hundreds and even thousands. They allow bloggers and website owners to gain a huge amount of online exposure for their sites according to how hard they want to work in terms of promoting them.
Some of the more established sites like Technorati, Stumbleupon, del.icio.us, Digg, Facebook and Reddit are just the tip of a very large iceberg. They all allow you to sign up for free and create your own profile as well as include your site's url. This information is available to all other members, so potentially you can be seen by millions of people.
If only a small percentage of that number converts into unique visitors to your site, you will enjoy a huge following over time, assuming that your site is interesting enough for people to want to return again and again to read what you have written.
The secret to achieving that is really quite simple. You have to write good quality articles that are free from grammar and spelling errors and are interesting, inspiring, informational,thought provoking and provide enough dynamic enthusiasm to enthrall your readers enough to make them want to return to read more - and often.
That means you have to keep at it - writing good articles regularly to keep your growing readership satisfied and falling over themselves to come back for more.
If you can do that, you will have cracked the Web 2.0 code and will enjoy the spoils that come with a regular, enthusiastic and steadily growing audience.
Blogging to Success
What exactly is meant by "blogging to success"?
Well, it depends on which context you base the word success. If you mean successful income generation, or business success, then for your blog to see success would mean it would have to generate that income for its owner, in spades!
If you mean success in terms of acquiring a large, regular and enthusiastic reader base for your article writing, then success for your blog means you are attracting a large number of visitors to your blog and your work is being read and enjoyed by lots of people.
From the online business-people's point of view, a blog is a means to an end. By that I mean it is a tool for generating traffic and turning that traffic into customers who will spend their hard earned on whatever the blog owner is promoting. Bottom line is you want to use your blog to attract that income for you!
So how do you blog for success from an businessperson's point of view?
There are several ways of promoting and utilising a blog as a way to create an income and these will be covered in separate modules:
Blogging To Success #1- Content
How Original Content is Important
Before you can do anything with a blog, it MUST contain something that people want to read. I mean content.
And not just a few scribbled lines about nothing then a ton of ads splattered across the page. No one wants to see that and if they did happen across a blog like that you can be sure they will be reaching for the exit button faster than you can say "spam" and they will NOT be coming back - ever!
So you need to do it right. You need content and lots of it. That content HAS to be:
1. Well written
2. Free of grammar and spelling errors
5. Convey the enthusiasm of the writer for the subject
7. Free of swearing or defamatory language
9. Thought Provoking
In essence, your content has to grip your reader by the throat and make them want to return to your blog to read some more. That means you can't just write a few good articles then sit back and wait for the traffic to grow. It doesn't work like that. You need to keep writing, keep it interesting and keep your readers wanting to keep coming back for more - and more!
Blogging To Success #2- Traffic Generation
How Getting Traffic is Important
Traffic generation is the name of the game when it comes to making a monetary success of your blog (or website, for that matter). Without traffic, no one will read your blog and no one will buy your products.
So you need to work on driving traffic to your blog.
Here's some ways of doing that and they're all free, because why spend cash on something when you're basically most likely just starting out in this business and you're barely dipping your toes in to test the water.
1. Garner natural links and use good on-page optimizing techniques to rank well in Google's search index for your chosen keywords. This is the single most important way of getting traffic that is likely to make money for you.
2. Get social. Yo can leverage traffic from places like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well as a ton of others and point it at your site or blog.
3. Write great content that people will want to read. Sure, you still need to get visitors to your site so they'll read your great content, but if there's nothing worth reading there, you won't get them to come back ever again.
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