How do you make money blogging
I decided a few days ago to move away from my old domain name www.internetmarketingbonus.com for a couple of reasons.The main reason was that I wanted a personal blog, a blog where I can share free content with my readers and help them succeed in the make money online niche. I changed my blog name to as you can see to www.daveballonline.com. I wanted to have it personalized using my name because any good marketer will know that you should have one central blog a kind of hub where everything stems from.
Some of my other domain like internetmarketingbonus.com and instantmoneysystems.com may be aged domains but they do not really explain who I am and what I am about. If someone did a search for Dave Ball Online before I bought the domain name I know that they would not be directed to my other domains as the keyword that are being used as high competition and extremely competitive. So now if you type into Google ” Dave Ball Online” my site should come up first.
This helps in many ways, for example if I am selling a product or promoting an affiliate’s product and they see Dave Ball is the seller, the first thing people will do is do a Google search for my name. If they cant find me they may hesitate in buying from a stranger, on the other hand if they do a search for me and find this website they will automatically know that I have been online for quite some time and I do write content that is related to there niche. This builds trust and helps to build a relationship with my followers .
Everyone that has a presence online should have a personal blog and you can build a list from it which you can then once trust has been built offer them value in the products that you sell. In my opinion all personal blogs should have an opt in form on the home page, just like the one I have from aweber. People should not have to do a search for an opt in form, make it easy for your readers while they are interested in your posts to sign up to your list.
Less is more when it comes to the design of a personal blog. Leave out the flashy buttons , avoid music and keep it simple. It should be your awesome content that keeps the reader coming back and commenting and sharing your posts.
At the start you can use free themes but as you get more advanced you should consider buying a premium theme like woothemes.com, genesis theme, profits theme etc. Another good place to look for a premium theme is on the likes of fiverr.com where for a couple of gigs you can get someone to install a theme that looks professional and not like norm. There is nothing worse than having a free theme and thinking it looks absolutely fantastic only to come upon another blog using the same free theme, it definitely is off putting.
Always when blogging write for your readers and not for search engines . One reason is that the people who read will soon find out what you are up to , if your article is spun etc, its just not worth it. Always , Always write unique content that you find interesting and you feel your readers will to . That is the main reason as why the gurus say to find a niche that your are passionate about because if you are just in it for the money and have no interest in the subject you will struggle to find good quality content to write about on a long term basis. I know that the Golfing niche is a very profitable niche and I did own a golfing blog at one stage and I ended up using automated content as I ran out of ideas on what to write about as I did not have the first idea on how to golf , the ethics or the sport as a whole. Needless to say that blog is no longer active.
Always do a spell check when you have completed a post and ask someone else to do a quick proof read of it to be sure and only then should you publish it.
Blogging is about interacting with people about socializing and most of the people who are looking through blogs are looking for premium free content. That is not to say that you cant link in products that you are talking about or ones that you feel will help solve the readers problems but just don’t over do it as people are resilient to Bull .
Now a lot of blogs have adsence ads on them and I have nothing against them but I do not use them. I believe if you are giving free content and you want your reader to be concentrating on your post rather than an image ad or text ad. The more distractions there are for your reader the greater the chance of them clicking on an advert and going away from your site. So my opinion is if you are going to advertise anything make it either your product or an affiliates product and one that is relevant to your post.
Hope you enjoyed the post and I would love if you could leave a comment below and add in your opinion, I am using comment luv so if you have a blog you will be able to link in your last post if you put the URL in, many thanks and I hope you can share this info if you found it helpful.