Hello folks, this is “Seth Rubberfold”, once again. This will be our last article, and will cover how to blog a money making blog! Blogs are the latest thing to hit the web, and with the upcoming web 2.0 revolution, there’s a LOT of money waiting to be made. Let’s go over a few definitions, and refresh our memory. A blog is simply a journal of some sort that informs it’s readers about any subject, in a topical format, and looks often like a newspaper. If you still are clueless, go read a blog for blogs-sake!
Don’t let the financial reward be your main goal. It is possible to make money from your blog, but if you use that as your sole focus, most likely it will backfire. Building a loyal readership takes time and if you’re not genuine your readers will not return. Have passion for the topic of your blog that will be clearly evident in your writing and you will garner much greater loyalty among readers and have a more successful blog.
Create a blog archive to store your older posts. Also, add a SEARCH feature that enables repost visitors to enter search terms and words to locate the precise blog post they’re looking for.
Finally, use social networks. Let people know about your new blogs and about posts they may find interesting. Ask them to comment or even write a guest post about a topic on which they’re knowledgeable. Just keep in mind, you want to provide this network with real valuable information, not just a constant stream of self-promotion.
A blog with substance is most likely to be tops with the readers. Your blog may be popular but if online blogs you don’t add value to your content or offer something that can be useful interesting or unique to your readers interest may wane away. Contents may be to entertain or inform but make sure that it piques your readers’ curiosity and interest. What will make it relevant in their lives? This is especially true if you use your blog for business or to sell something. People will follow your blog if they can get value out of it so give them what they want and need to read.
If I could go back and change one thing then I would probably have blogged more consistently. When I did that readers, subscribers, comments and emails increased pretty quickly. When I blogged inconsistently everything moved slower or not at all.
You can skim the headlines and only read the ones that jump out at you or save others for later. This gives you complete control over what you read. It’s also possible to search blogs and old archives of blogs when you’re looking for something in specific that might help you in the game.