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How to Promote your Blog or Home Based Business

Updated on June 7, 2013

Blogging and Writing for Hubpages, and Selling Cosmetics

Having a successful home run business is easier than ever. It just takes a level of tenacity and determination, but with proper diversification and some time, just about anyone can earn enough money from the comfort of their own homes to quite their dead end day job.

Blogging is the number one way that people begin on their quest to earn online. There are bloggers who are earning between $4,000 - $6,000 every month from their blogs. This is not the norm but I am certainly not picking out the top earners either. To find the top money making blogs one will see that there are incredible blogs that earn over 30K per month. When I decided to start a blog I chose to write about my life long interest. Since I was about 4 years old I have been fascinated by old movies, and its stars. Therefore I named by blog, The Glory Days of Hollywood. I made a few posts and then stopped, but my earnings continued to make more and more money every month. When I saw that my earnings were over $100 per month, by interest in creating more blogs increased and I now have five blogs on five different subjects. Time greatly increased my earnings naturally, but had I kept blogging and being creative I would have made a lot more money, So, never give up!

One of the best ways that I discovered to earn money as a blogger fast was to write for Hubpages. This site is favored by Google and is ranked high on search engines. Whereas your blog is new and search engines will automatically bury your articles, you can write a few articles that relate to your topic here and then link them to your blog. This is a super fast way of getting people to know that your blog exists.

To start writing for Hubpages CLICK HERE, create your profile and write as many articles as you can. You will be surprised at how 20-40 articles can provide you will a minimum of $35 per month within approximately 6 months.

Earning as a writer will take time no matter what. If you need dollars, not pennies, right now, the best advice I can give anyone is to sell Avon. My mother sold it in the 70s and I have sold it too. You can make $250 every two weeks right away. This may not be much but honestly the sky is the limit if you put some effort into it. A very shy older lady I knew decided to sell Avon and she consistently made $500 per month for 3 years. When she was fired from her job, she got more aggressive and the last time I saw her she had 25 Avon boxes to pick up for her customers and was making $4,000 per month. She said that getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to her.

Join Digg

Use Digg To Help Get More Visibility On Search Engines

Digg is considered to be the best social bookmarking site there is , and anyone can make use of this blog booster to gain immediate views to their brand new blog posts.

When I started writing and earning money on Hubpages, I began hearing names of social bookmarking sites to help boost blog articles. One of the names I heard about was Digg. After writing a few articles,or "hubs" as we call them here, I became anxious to have my Hubpages read by people, and as they were all new articles, I could not find them on Google after publishing them, and when I did find them, they were discovered on page 6 or even deeper in the pile up.

Rather than keep writing hubs, I signed up with Digg. I really did not know what I was doing, so I just saw this box that read "Submit Link" and I submitted a few links to my hubpages. Approximately two weeks later I was randomly searching for my hubs using the Google search engine, and my very first hubpage was written about a show called Impractical Jokers, a popular new show that has littered the internet over the past few months, but there was my article, on page one! When I clicked on it, I realize that is was not my article from hubpages, but my article as a bookmark from Digg. To find my article straight from hubpages, it was still buried. This led me back to Digg to learn more about how this site can benefit writers.

Digg can get people reading your articles, and as a result earn you a lot of money, a lot faster than just waiting and allowing your articles to mature.

Digg and Bookmarking Sites

Digg lets people share useful content with other people. The main difference between Digg and other bookmark sites is that it allows users to vote for or against a particular link that has been submitted, which has an affect on how many people see that content. When a user submits or "Diggs" an article on the site, it appears on the upcoming stories page where other users can view it and Digg or Bury it. The more Diggs an article gets, the more visibility it will have on the site. If there are enough Diggs, it will appear on the front page of the site or on the front page of a particular category.

If you have a blog or website and are interested in promoting it, this bookmarking site stands to drive a significant amount of traffic to your sites provided the voting system is working in your favor.

Besides being a serious traffic driver, Digg can help expose your brand to more people. A lot of Digg users are blog owners who use the site as a resource for new blog content. Meaning that if a blogger sees an article on Digg and refers to it on one of his blog posts linking back to your article, further traffic will be driven to your article from that person's blog. A great article on Digg could become viral, and spread among increasing numbers of bloggers.

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Using Digg

Be sure to submit to the right category. When submitting a link, you have a choice of choosing politics, beauty, fiction, ect. If you don't pick the right category the story will not be displayed to your target audience and is therefore useless.

It is also a good idea to submit articles when people are most likely online. Many bloggers make the mistake of submitting content to their blogs in the prime hours and at midnight they do to Digg to bookmark everything. You want the largest audience possible.

It is beneficial to stick to a few topics. This is your reputation, and two or three subjects will help other Digg users get to know you.

Network on Digg

Digg is a great networking tool for business. This site lets you add friends to your profile, and once people are added as friends, you can share content with them, or keep track of upcoming stories they have Dugg. When browsing Digg, you will see a green star alongside a story that means one or more of your friends have already Dugg it.

Commenting on articles is a good way of making friends on Digg. Being active makes your profile more visible to others on the site

Having very active Digg users is going to be valuable to you when submitting your links. However, being active yourself is to your own benefit too as Digg rewards those who share interesting and useful content with other users of the site on a regular basis. Some Digg users simply post their blogs to gain short term exposure, it works, I am proof of that, however, using the site solely to market your articles won't build your reputation on the site to develop into long term long term value. You get out of Digg what you put into it.

Get out there and DIGG

Ding Dong- Avon Calling

One of the quickest ways of earning money at home is to sell Avon. You are basically your own boss and are free to be as lazy or aggressive as you choose. There are people selling Avon who are very successful and others who earn pocket money. It is not a matter of who you know, but rather, how seriously you take the job. I have also sold Mary Kay and think that its a great way to earn big money fast, however, I usually suggest that people sign up with Avon first because it is easier to sell due to its high recognition, prices and reputation. If you get the hang of it, you can sell Mary Kay simultaneously.

It is a great way for a stay at home mom or entrepreneur minded woman to avoid punching a time clock and still earn the kind of money that executives do.

Avon Lady

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    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      You are welcome LisaMarie, It really has been working for me. Every time I post a new hub, I go straight to Digg with it.

    • LisaMarie724 profile image

      Lisa Stover 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thank you so much for writing this, I am going to sign up for Digg right now!

    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Really Frog? I would like to look you up. Also, I like your writing and have actually started showing articles of yours some of the people I have met here to my friends who are interested in informative articles, and interesting writing.

    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      I do Digg and use several other mediums for the dispersion of information. I don't write for money. I write for me and to inform. My sources are usually impeccable and they feed me information as it happens.

      The Frog

    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Thank you teaches. If you do, I will digg your articles:)

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information on this site. I am going to look in to the possibility of using this one.

    • Dr Billy Kidd profile image

      Dr Billy Kidd 

      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for the help on this. I just did my first two Diggs. So ... we'll see!

    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Thank you RTalloni. I am glad you found it helpful

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for this helpful look at Digg!

    • Skarlet profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from California

      Thank you rahul0324. I did not do it. Haha. I had the same question last week when I saw someone else with it. Hubpages is making some adjustments and I think you will find that certain subjects are appearing with this new look first. Technology and beauty fashion both seem to have an interesting, and more sophisticated look.

      If you or anyone are going to try Digg, and want someone to Digg your page, let me know, and I will Digg you:)

    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      The first time I am seeing a modified outlook here.. of the hub... this chip thing.. how did you it ma'am?

      Interesting facts about digg... nice, trendy and supportive thing to cling on to

      Nice hub


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