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Learn How To Blog

Updated on May 29, 2011

How to Start

Blogs can be a very marketable and extremely profitable application if used correctly. Profiting from blogs is merely a way of catching the eye of a large audience without any actual selling. These are my 13 essential methods to productive blogging.

The best place to start is with a free blogging service such as Blogger. This lets you begin blogging and site building instantly without any previous knowledge of scripts, Internet hosting, or development.

This will allow you to focus on your own content rather than the running of your blog. The best thing about starting with a totally free service is the fact that if you are unsuccessful you will lose hardly any money but gain a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Once your blog has gained a lot of followers and you are making some money, then you may feel the time is right to upgrade to paid Web Hosting then you can simply leave a blog entry linking to your new site.

Leave the blog running in tandem with your new site as this will help in providing back links. Upgrade only when you really need to!


Specialized Niche

A niche can be a targeted product, service, or just information. You want to find something that will be of interest to an individual. Choose a subject that is evergreen.

You can do your research using keyword services just like Google Keywords tool. Check out Yahoo and Bing too!

As long as there is an audience that wants your topic and you are focused then there is every chance that you will be successful. Anything can be viewed as a niche provided that the particular audience will there to read about it.

A website about a particular breed of cat can be a niche while the species within the cat family can lead to a larger market, if you can find those people who are interested in Cats or a particular species within the cat family, then you have found your niche...

Daily Up-dates

You have to keep it interesting; that is a necessity and not just a suggestion. Updating your website daily doesn’t just keep your website more intriguing to viewers, but it also gives your website fresh content making it more inviting to search engines like Google. Going on your vacation for a couple of weeks a year is ok but leaving your site for a couple of months will likely result with a blog being unsuccessful.

To maintain your blog's targeted traffic and retain any visitor’s interest, this is a must.

Until there is a steady audience make an attempt to update your website everyday with no less than 3 or maybe more daily items. The simplest way to achieve this is setting aside 1-2 hours per day for looking after your website and incorporating new items.

It would even be smart to schedule time that you dedicate to your blog daily. Give yourself two hours and treat your website as work, if you never update your website for weeks or months you'll drop visitors.

Targeted Traffic

It's true that you'll want traffic to benefit your blogs. You'll find so many ways to create traffic. Pay for traffic, free advertising and marketing, viral marketing and advertising and word-of-mouth.

Always use your website URL address inside the signature of your email, forum discussions, community forums, or any mass media.

You must submit your website URL address to search engines and also blog websites.

You must submit the RSS/XML Link feed to be able to blog ping companies like Technorati, Ping-O-Matic, and also Blogdigger.

You should share your website with your household, friends, co-workers and


You must submit your website entries to content syndicators just like or Ezine. The strategy is to be sure you include your website URL address. What this kind of does is create back links to your blog, as well as the link an individual will be followed, indexed, and found by engines like Google.

Write More Blogs

Utilize multiple blogging and site-building accounts (free) to be able to attract a lot more people. There are a lot more blog accounts about. Having diverse blog accounts is similar to having an advert in numerous newspapers. This lets you attract a lot more visitors and this also enhances the chance in which your blogs will probably be in the search engine for the focused keywords and phrases.

Short & To The Point

Aside from your lengthy article for syndication and publication, your website entries needs to be short & to the point (if it is possible to help it). You usually do not want your website entries to take your readers hours to read. Visitors want to easily locate information and they will also skim read your items. It should contain detailed and useful information, do not include worthless information or sentences go off subject. Stay keyword-focused

Track Your Website

Have you any idea if your website has targeted traffic? Just because no-one is leaving behind comments won't mean your website isn't getting traffic. Most visitors do not leave comments nevertheless they keep returning. Most usually do not comment in any way, but are active visitors.

Tracking your website won't have to become overly superior usually a straightforward free site counter just like or perhaps Google Analytics will do just fine. Install (copy/paste) the particular code in to the html of one's blog template and start tracking any visitors. Its better to have a service that gives you superior traffic examination, such as keyword following information, affiliate information, and search results information. Website visitors, returning website visitors, and special visitors needs to be standard for almost any stat counting service you choose.

Interact With Your Visitors

Now you will have the targeted traffic you deserve. You have to start interacting with your visitors. Develop a regular theme for instance: "Monday's Tips" or perhaps "Picture of the Week" which usually entices the readers to look in on those days.

Give the readers notice of a product, program, or event, which you are likely to review and write about later. Always respond to any comments left.

Adding Pictures

Make an effort to include non-advertising artwork, pictures, photographs, and art within your blog items. Not a lot, once a week is great.

Graphics will often bring your website to life. Of course, the content with the blog is the main aspect and you may not want to be able to overshadow your articles with artwork, but showing graphics can easily add a bit of spice for the blog.

Be choosy picking your artwork and ensure they match your topic.

Generate Income

Once your website has obtained some genuine momentum and your blog targeted traffic is improving then it really is time to start out thinking about turning the traffic into profit. You should utilize contextual advertising and marketing, like Google Adsense or perhaps Chitika. Contextual advertising is normally text links designed to use the content of your blog to write targeted ads on your own blog. The payout is normally based over a pay-per-click product, meaning permanently click a great ad receives you might be paid a small % of the gains. Inclusion to contextual advertising it really is good to be able to also utilize graphical advertising for instance: BlogAds. com, Amazon online

Following these kinds of blogging strategies should help make your blogging and site-building experience far more rewarding. There's no guarantee that your blog can be popular.

Generating income online will be no overnight success like people may think, but generating income online is a possibility. All the same, over time, with determination, and persistence you should end up being rewarded for all your efforts regarding blogging.


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      7 years ago

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      Peter Donnelly 

      7 years ago from UK

      I am glad that you found this info useful youmeget. I hadn't realized when I was writing this hub, how long it was. Once I started writing, I just couldn't stop lol

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      7 years ago

      useful info



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