How To Build A Blog And Blogging for Profits Tips

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What Are The Pieces Of The Puzzle On How To Build A Blog That Is Profitable ?

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Many wonder what is the secret sauce to building a profitable blog you might say. There are certain things you need to take into account before you start:

  • Are  you building a blog about what your passionate about ?
  • Is your blog be specifically for selling affiliate products ?
  • Are you building a review blog reviewing other people’s products.
  • Do you know who your market is ?
  • Do you know how to find your market ?
  • Will you build your blog yourself or will you outsource for someone to do for you ?
  • What is your budget ? No Budget or No Worries! Either way don’t worry! We will elaborate on this more…
  • What marketing methods are you using ? Social Media, Paid Marketing, or Winging It!
  • Lead Generation – How will you generate traffic to your site ? Without this you will struggle online!

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Let’s start from the top.

Blogging

To Build A Blog, the pieces of the puzzle are:

  1. Hosting – Hostgator.com or 1and1.com.
  2. Domain Name – You can get one at: NameCheap.com, or GoDaddy.com.
  3. Blog Website Platforms like: WordPress, Joomla, WP Commerce, Blogger, LiveJournal, Weebly and Ghost among many others available.
  4. Content – Your blog needs high quality unique content and a lot of it targeting your specific niche.
  5. Marketing – Where do you market and what is your marketing budget ? There is a faster way but not necessarily the most inexpensive which is Paid Marketing like Paid Per Click, Paid Per View or Paid Per Action.

Here are some less expensive and popular places you could use in your paid marketing strategy:

  • Paid Per Click Marketing Microsoft Ad Center
  • Yahoo Ads or Yahoo Native Ads
  • Paid Per Click Marketin – Facebook PPC Markteing
  • Paid Per View Marketing – MediaTraffic.Com ( Requires an initial investment of $200 ) but you can get some cheap traffic and leads.
  • Solo Ads – SoloAdsAgency.Com Done For You Traffic ( Requires an investment of minimum $250 )

Here are some Free methods you can use in your marketing efforts:

  • Blogging – This requires your time and it is important to get organized to be more productive and have the least of distractions. You want to publish high quality unique and valuable content people are searching for. Pay attention to trends. Maybe it’s something your knowledgeable about and/or passionate about either way provide quality.
  • Social Networking – It is essential in today’s fast moving pace to link up with social media platforms where you can build a responsive and professional readers and share your opinions in the way of content to these platforms. Choose one platform first and build it from the ground up, know what networking angle and how you want to engage with your readers, visitors and potential clients or buyers. Find groups in your niche and network and provide them with valuable knowledge they can use immediately if you can, they will reciprocate. #SocialMedia platforms like: #GooglePlus, #Facebook, #Twitter, #StumbleUpon and many others available to you. Remember to use #Hashtags in Social Media sites like mentioned above with keywords related to what your content is about. Read more in my previous article, Social Signals And Social Networking
  • Forums – Here you can network with like minded people in the same niche your in and get inside tips on what ever you need to learn and/or share your opinions and content via the Author’s Box or Signature where you will describe what you offer and your link to your website so readers and followers can find you. Don’t Spam, it’s the fastest way to get black flagged.
  • Bookmarking – This platform allows you to share your content with others interested in sharing your quality and unique content on their site by sharing your link to their network. It is a great way to get links back to your website where it will increase your website popularity in Google’s eyes.
  • Knowledge – Where do you get your knowledge from ? Online popular and targeted information to your niche and market by visiting other blogs, forums and other networking sites list on Wikipedia.

Learn one thing and become good at it with only one marketing strategy and get good at it and you will become a source of information for people looking for a solution that solves their problems and you could profit from via eBooks, Courses/HowTo’s, or a membership site where you share knowledge and tips for paid members through a private blog or membership software used if you use WordPress for example.

What ever type of website you have you should always have a blog where you keep your subscribers and readers coming back to read your quality content and buy more from your blog.

Blog

Blogging is a Long Term plan that requires dedication, consistency, and actionable daily tasks done everyday at the beginning until you can settle in for the long haul regardless of weather conditions or where you want to work from as long as you have internet service available.

Blogging is fun and specially gratifying if you are passionate and knowledgeable about something. It doesn’t matter what niche you get into if there is a good size market available. Do a good market research before you begin your journey.

If you have questions about this or any other articles let us know in the comment area below. Thanks!

Here is a great video that walks you through some of the steps necessary to build a blog…It is a long video but offers a step by step to building your blog from scratch:

 

If you are looking for more in depth blogging in a step by step process than Rosalind Gardner has been online over 5 years and has been very successful as well. I’t may be one of the most inexpensive ways to learn from a real Pro that is a Blogger full-time and knows what works now. Read more below…

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Facebook Social Media Is The Biggest Marketing Opportunity

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facebook ppcMarketing as an activity is all about reaching the right customers with the right products, and the result sought has delighted customers who are more than willing to open their purses wide enough to boost their revenues.

For many years, marketers stalked their target customers through various means and by trying to get their message across to spread awareness about their wares.

Traditional Means of Communication

Traditionally, marketing communications were conducted via print, broadcast and such traditional media through disruptive advertising, where advertisements appear in between the content of interest for the customer.

Traditional media does give a large reach to a marketer with its programming of mass appeal.

However, the wastage is equally high, since a large portion of the audience would belong to a different segment than the one that is to be targeted by the marketer.

Enter Social Media and the Internet

The revolution stirred by the internet as a medium took place because of the fact that it is highly personalized and provides more content on-demand than any other available medium.

Social sites proliferated far and wide in their usage for a few simple reasons:

  • The power to create and distribute content is equally available to every user, irrespective of him/her being a customer or a marketer. In the earlier forms of media, that power rested with the editorial staff of the channel or the advertiser, but hardly ever with the user.
  • The medium is completely personalized, and a user can create or join groups and further create content based on what he/she likes.
  • Opinions are free and fair. This is one reason why social media is of utmost concern to marketers, since buying decisions are no more influenced as much by advertisements. The traditional word-of-mouth marketing approach has grown leaps and bounds on social networks.

Facebook – At the Center of Social Media

With over a billion (and growing) unique users worldwide, Facebook is the number one social networking site in terms of activity and subscriptions.

What started as a garage initiative by Mark Zuckerberg has now become the biggest phenomenon on the internet.

A user interface that allows for quick communication and the ability to create fan pages and groups at the click of a mouse button are what make Facebook extremely popular.

Another important reason for its immense popularity is the wide variety of social applications that have been developed and made available within the Facebook environment.

These applications can allow users and friends to do joint activities like playing games that run endlessly, sharing photos, videos, and web links, and many more.

How does this help a marketer?

Traditionally, media plans were drawn to include television channels, publications, or any other media that can grab maximum eyeballs and effectively reach a selected target audience.

The science of segmentation and targeting has become only more accurate in the case of social media.

Facebook provides a wide variety of avenues to communicate with the audience, which opens up an entirely different world of possibilities to have a fruitful dialogue with customers.

Some of these methods used popularly by marketers are:

Advertising: The first opportunity, which is the mostMarketing obvious one, is advertising on Facebook. The difference, however, is the fact that you can create your own advertisement in a matter of minutes and also specify the details of your target group in terms of demographics and types of discussions where you want your advertisement to appear.

Fan Pages: Facebook allows every brand, as well as individual users, to create fan pages for their favorite celebrities and their own homegrown businesses.

Large brands have also created their official pages on Facebook that have a huge, immediate fan following around the world. The fan page has immense utility to convey first hand information about the brand and also to collect immediate and frank feedback from your customers.

Branded applications: One of the most effective ways to engage a user toward your brand is by creating an application; this could be a game or a contest, with your branding coming across subtly through it.

What makes Facebook even more exciting is the way it allows you to target your communication sharply just to the customer segment you want to attract.

It also provides analytics and page insights that give good feedback and measurement on the activity done.

The options provided by Facebook can be creatively explored and used judiciously for bringing about maximum benefits to any brand.

However, while doing all this, you need to be aware of the fact that customers have an equal say and have the ability to respond immediately to any of your actions with a thumbs up or a thumbs down.

Availing the service of a social media consultant to work out a social media strategy may be required so that your efforts will not be in vain.

Learn how to get targeted marketing leads and sales, disocver this one secret: Facebook Secret Uncovered

Social Signals And Social Networking ? – in this blog post we reveal some other social signal strategies to apply into your business. Read more at: http://buildabusinessonabudget.com/social-signals-and-social-networking/

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