5 Good Ways To Make Money From Your Blog

5 Good Ways To Make Money From Your Blog

Despite the doubts that many people have about making money online, there really are a number of good ways to make money from a blog – as long as you choose one that suits your subject. Here are five quick ideas to get you started.

#Pay Per Click Ads

A number of bloggers searching for good ways to make money start out by including pay per click ads on their website. These are contextual ads that show links and short descriptions of advertisers’ websites, matched up to the content of your own site for greater results. You’ll earn a small amount of money for every click.

#Sell Advertisements

This can be a fantastic way to make money from your blog, however it does take time to get your blog up to a level that will attract advertisers. You can’t expect to sell ad spots for much money until you build up a good subscriber base and traffic numbers. Once you do, you can sell direct text links, banner ads, mentions within your newsletter and more. Just be sure to choose your advertisers carefully to avoid aggravating your readers. Note – if you don’t yet have the subscriber numbers to sell ad spots, consider signing up to paid or sponsored blogging programs such as PayPerPost.

#Affiliate Programs

There will be an affiliate program for just about any topic around. For example, if you’re blogging about how to get organized and de-clutter the home, then you may promote links to places where people can buy storage boxes, organization books and so on. You can usually find an affiliate program for any kind of physical product, though you can promote digital products too – such as eBooks, audiobooks, podcasts and more.

#Promote A Business

More and more companies and individuals are now setting up blogs to promote their own businesses. For example, if you’re a freelance copywriter you may choose to blog about ways in which businesses can improve their ad campaigns. You’ll soon start attracting the kind of readers who may be interested in buying your services, while building your brand as an expert copywriter at the same time!

# Sell It!

Selling your blog definitely isn’t a way to make ongoing money from your blog, but there are times when this becomes the best option. Perhaps you are really desperate for the cash, or you’ve just lost interest in the subject matter. If that’s the case then selling it could earn you a nice chunk of cash – especially if the blog is already earning money, gets good traffic and has a number of loyal followers.

You may find that you have to experiment with these five good ways to make money from your blog – what works for one may not work for another. It all takes time, but if you steadily work on building traffic and readers, your earnings should follow.

Until next time………..

Yours to success

Barry

29 Social Media Tips For Business

29 Social Media Tips For Business

You see it everywhere.  Like us on Facebook.  Follow us on Twitter. Watch our latest YouTube video.  Every business seems to be on social media. But are you there? Statistics show that people and business that use social media, seem to rise every year.  If your business is not on social media yet, it’s time to consider the consequences….as well as the potential benefits.

Social media is the most powerful resource for marketing products & services. One good reason to be on social media is the simple fact that hundreds of millions of people all over the world are there. Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are among the most frequented sites on the Internet. Creating a profile for your business and reaching out to users on social media gives you tremendous reach for gaining new customers and spreading brand awareness.

Note: You can use Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Pinterest and any other social network.

29 Social Media Tips For Business

  1. Post at least 3-4 times a week, but once a day is great business promotion
  2. Be personable and honest – people want to see the personal side of your business
  3. Write a ‘How to‘  post to relate your product
  4. Produce a blog posts at least once a week in order to drive traffic to your business website
  5. Be regular and informative with your blog posts
  6. Post information about your business
  7. Post pictures of your products
  8. Post pictures of customers using your products
  9. Show potential clients your current customers testimonials
  10. Post quizzes and give prizes
  11. Pick one social media network and link it to your other social media networks
  12. Host a webinar or something like Google+ Hangouts
  13. Use hyperlinks to promote any affiliate programs related to your business
  14. Request customers and clients to post constructive comments and relevant pictures to your social media sites
  15. Be relevant on your business profile covers
  16. Change out your profile covers at least on a quarterly basis
  17. Always write positive posts and never be ‘negative’
  18. Have a weekly or plan of what you’re going to post each day and use tools such as hootsuite
  19. Post some ‘freebies’ to engage interest
  20. Post comments on other businesses social media pages -but never spam them with links
  21. Post promotional videos on your social media sites about your product
  22. Post questions to get responses about your product
  23. Create a Facebook Group on your niche product as people tend to communicate more in groups
  24. Post your blogs on a weekends after work hours if possible – statistics show the majority of social media users login online during this time
  25. If your product is visually appealing, create a business product board on Pinterest and people can share to others
  26. Remain active on your social media page. Always reply to comments, questions and messages
  27. Be careful what you say and be sensitive – write about your product
  28. Use social media for customer support and give feedback on the support received
  29. What’s 29? Well that’s where you come in.

Please comment below and let us know a tip we didn’t cover.  Make sure it’s one that could help any brand on social media or let us know your top social media sites

Until next time…………

Yours to success

Barry

 

 

Social Networking to Improve Your Blog’s Traffic

Social Networking to Improve Your Blog’s Traffic is no doubt that blogging is qucikly becoming popular and there’s no stopping its popularity. The fight for supremacy heats on. The battle for the highest ranked blog or the most frequently visited blog is now at its peak. It is also no surprise that blogs now are becoming popular because of its use as a vehicle for earning extra bucks. What do you need to increase your blog’s traffic? It requires no extra complication as a matter of fact, all you need to do is to maximize your networking skills. That’s right! No need for additional special skills – just plain old networking skills. So how do you start?

First you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides.  Aside from forums, you can also chat with other bloggers online.

Advertise your blog online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides.  Aside from forums, you can also chat with other bloggers online. Advertise your blog online. It requires no extra complication as a matter of fact, all you need to do is to maximize your networking skills.

Social Networking to Improve Your Blog’s Traffic – That’s right! No need for additional special skills – just plain old networking skills. So how do you start? It requires no extra complication as a matter of fact, all you need to do is to maximize your networking skills. That’s right! No need for additional special skill, just plain old networking skills. So how do you start? First you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well.

It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides.  First you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides.

All you need to have a constant appearance online. You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog contains.

You can visit other blogs as well, in that manner bloggers will see your blog entries as well. It’s more like a give and take relationship. You can also participate in blog forums and recommend your blog to those people who are seeking information which your blog provides.

In short, social networking is the key to improve your blog’s traffic – we welcome your thoughts

Yours to success

 

Make Money Blogging

Make Money Blogging

Do you have you own personal blog?  If not sign up here and receive a free ecourse on how to set up you own blog and start making money online.  However If you do have your own blog then you can enjoy having the opportunity to share what is happening in your world with your friends and family.  Not everyone is comfortable using social media as a way to communicate with long distance friends and family members  so using blogs is a great way to stay in touch, but did you also know that blogs can be used to make money?

If you are interested in turning blogging into more than just a hobby, the first thing you will need to do is start from scratch.  This is important if your blog is a 100 percent personal blog.  If your blog discusses an important topic and your personal life at the same time, like your struggles attending college, this blog may work as a profitable blog.  Blogs that are informative, yet have a small personal touch tend to be the most successful and most profitable.

As nice as it is to hear which type of blogs typically stand to make the most money, you may be wondering how the money is made.  Unfortunately, many individuals mistakenly believe that you must have a product to sell online to make money, but that isn’t true.  Blogs that are filled with interesting content, especially on topics that are in demand, can make money through advertisements.  In fact, with a few reputable advertisers, you may be able to make more money than you would selling a homemade product.

As for how you use articles to make money with blogging, a blog needs to have fresh content.  The more readers you get, the more money you are likely to make.  At the very least, you should make three blog postings a week.  Many professional bloggers, namely the ones who make the most money, make multiple posts a day!  However, if you are just getting started, you should aim for one post a day.

For many, a blog post is considered an article, but for others, there is a difference.  Most articles, that are used for website content or article directories, average around 500 words each.  What is nice about a blog posting is that it can be as long or short as you want.  You just need to make sure that your post is informative, but if you can get your point across in a hundred words or less, do so.

With that said, there will be occasions where you will want to add articles to your blog.  These articles should be around 400 words each.  Articles that are longer in size are ideal for increasing the traffic to your blog.  With longer articles, your blog stands a better change of getting picked up by the well-known search engines, like Google, Bing, Ask and Yahoo

If you find this an interesting read them I would love to hear from you…

Until next time………..

Yours to success

Barry

 

Five Simple Steps to Advertising Success on Facebook

Five Simple Steps to Advertising Success on Facebook

Facebook has more than 400 million users and it is anticipated that by the end of 2013 that number will have reached a billion. If Facebook were a country it would be the third largest in the world – that really puts things into perspective now doesn’t it. That means that your ideal target consumer likely can be found in Facebook land. But you need to know how to find them, and that’s where we can help. Here are 5 simple steps to advertising success on Facebook.

 

1.  Target Your Market

One of the powerful things about Facebook is that you can easily target who will see your ads using a number of different variables that include age, geography, gender, workplace, education, relationship status, demographics, etc. as well as keywords.

 

2. Attract Then Engage

You will have to make a decision about where you are going to direct people – it can be your website or your Facebook application, group, event, or page. What’s nice about Facebook ads that promote pages is that Facebook includes a drop down “Become a fan” option. People are not required to visit your page to take action. Facebook ads are an excellent tool to promote vents, get new fans, promote content, build brand recognition, and go much deeper and build trust. The amount of space you have is small so make sure to use it smartly. You get 25 characters for the headline to grab attention and then 135 characters for the ad itself.

 

3. Budget

Facebook ads are similar to AdWords. You bid on keywords and compete to have your ads shown. You can select either CPC (cost per click) where you pay each time your ad is clicked or CPM (cost per thousand) where you pay per 1000 ad views. To begin your campaign you’ll need to set your budget.

 

4. Test

You should always test your ad campaign. Facebook makes it pretty simple, although h all ads have to be approved by Facebook. Create a number of ad versions. Then you will be able to easily see which ad is performing the best.

 

5. Analyse

After you launch your ad campaign it’s important for you to start to track and tweak. Facebook gives you with a tool that provides insights on actual demographics compared to targeted demographics. This reporting makes it easier for you to determine which advertisements are working and where your ads are failing.

 

For further updates on making a success online please sign up to be informed at first hand and I welcome your feedback

Until next time………..

Yours to success

Barry

Affiliate Action Report

I recently stumbled across AffiliatePromoFormula.info – this is a website by Omar Martin. He has a video on there where he is standing in front of a white board teaching how he makes money doing affiliate marketing.

I liked that Omar is just “talking” – he’s not going into a technical discertation about complex internet mumbo jumbo. He’s just laying it all out there in laymans terms.

He shared the 1 missing link in most peoples affiliate marketing efforts, that is a proper “Landing Page.” He goes on to explain how affiliate marketing used to be easy with direct linking but that just doesn’t work any more. Omar attributes his success to a formula that he learned from John Thornhill where he implements landing pages in a specific way to make alot of sales with Affiliate products.

On the video he goes on to say that the size of ones mailing list is not a problem. He explains how to get people to click on your link anyway and this helps to actually get buyers which in turn grows your list for you. Hmmm..

The video was short and sweet and he also offers a 2 page report at no cost. This is all part of a promotion for John Thornhills “Affiliate Promo Formula” .. so far its been very informative and I do suggest that you have a look for yourself.

You should check out <a href=”http://AffiliatePromoFormula.info”>Free Affiliate Action Report</a> now!

By the way…  Omar’s video is absolutely HILIARIOUS he makes the most ridiculous faces! You just have to see it for yourself!

http://affiliatepromoformula.info

 

Building Relationships With Email Marketing

Building Relationships With Email Marketing

Developing The Competitive Edge

Questionably, the most important priority you must do to achieve a successful online business is to build a solid relationship with your subscriber. By building a relationship, it can make the difference between making a sale or losing it to your competitor.  You see, just like in real life, if I had to choose between a friend who provides a service like “the magic of making up” and a stranger who offered the same price for the same service, then I would choose my friend.

Why?

Because I personally would rather give my friend the business compared to another stranger.  E-mail marketing can be quite competitive at times. Therefore when two marketers are promoting the same product, having a strong rapport with your subscribers will give you a competitive edge.  When there is a colossal product launch and high volume items are being sold and tons of marketers everywhere are sending E-mails to their subscribers, most marketers would be offering bonuses to encourage their customers to purchase their product.

More often than not, many different marketers will be pitching the same offer with similar value. So the question you should be asking yourself is, if you were in the shoes of your subscriber, why should your subscriber buy from “YOU” instead of your competitors?

This said, if you have built a strong relationship with your subscriber, they will be on your side and hopefully purchase your product over others

Tips On Building Rapport With Your Subscriber

One of the successful ways to build relationships with your subscribers is to strengthen the rapport between you.

 Here are 5 ways to achieve that:

I like to know it as the 5 “B’s”

 “Be active” – Keep in touch with your mailing list often. Don’t just mail them when you need to promote a product.  Keep in touch on a regular basic.

Be inquisitive - Ask about their needs and concerns.  Use questionnaires and get your subscribers active and engaged.  Ask them what they want you to provide for them to help them with their Internet marketing business.

Be generous” – Send them gifts sometimes.  It could be in the form of free software, reports, training, graphics or even free membership access!

Be personal” – Let them see your human side and let them get to know you. It sure beats dry, stale E-mails that talk about product launches all day.

Be educational” – When you impart something of value to your subscribers, they will see you as a mentor and listen to what you say. This will come in handy when you want them to listen to you and buy whatever your products.

 

If you find this useful please let us know

Until next time………

The 3 “W’s” to Internet Marketing Success

The 3 “W’s” to Internet Marketing Success

Why?

Obtaining marketing intelligence and reconnaissance for your business,  products and niche you operate in, is key. You need to fully understand exactly who your customers and find out facts such as, who they are, why are they interested in your product and is it a value driven purchase – knowing the answers to these questions and other like minded people will stand you in good stead and enable you to provide your customers with their ideal product and service in the exact way they want it.

Now yes, this may sound so obvious to some of you, but it’s surprising how many individuals  miss out to invest any time executing a systematic research project.

Where?

Your customers will visit specific places to find your product or service.  You need to discover where this will be and then you need to be visible. If you have an online “Make Good Money from Roulette” business, its unlikely having an ad for this in the local news letter is going to generate traffic to your online business. More likely being in a keyword powered online directory would be more effective. Spending your budget wisely and logically is essential to your business not been successful in the early years. You can add a little marketing research capture box on your order form to ask customers where they heard about you, that way you can focus more of your efforts in what is working for you and cut any marketing activity that is not bringing you a return.

What?

Study and research your competitors but never copy – do something diverse. Businesses that can create a Unique Selling Point for a product are far more likely to succeed than those who just copy their competitors. Never worry if your competitors are bigger than you – this can give you many advantages and you can be more engaged with your customers, quicker to react to market changes and have more flexibility than the so called bigger competition. You don’t have to have deep pockets… but I would be lying if I told you, you don’t need to invest – “you do” however, creativity, humour and clever marketing can go a lot further than you may think.

Creating a great product and offer or give something away free and then write keyword  blog about it, start a Facebook page and post it on other social media and get all your friends to post it on their pages too and hopefully your product will go viral. This type of internet marketing is the quickest and easiest form of marketing and costs absolutely minimum.



2012 – An Amazing Year

The year 2012 has been and gone – but why is it special?

Many people will look back and believe 2012 was a very special year, certain sporting moments will come to mind; Bradley Wiggins Tour de France win, England’s cricketing success in India, Murray’s grand slam. History was made with England convincingly beating the All Blacks in the Autumn Rugby Union match

On the football (soccer if you live outside the UK) pitch, we had the most dramatic winner in Premier League history, and we saw the development of Danny Rose into one of the most promising fullback/wingers/defensive midfielders in the country, not without mentioning the loyalist team in the world he is currently on loan with.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS  – Queen Elizabeth II became the second-longest reigning British monarch behind Queen Victoria.  A celebration of the Queen marking 60 years on the throne, something many believe will never happen again.

Then of course we had the Olympics.  It started with the Olympic torch relay -  The torch had 8,000 circles on its structure – one for each of the torchbearers who carried the torch. When the Olympic flame was lit, the relay visited 1,019 locations around the UK in 70 days and came within 10 miles of 95% of the population.  Olympic and Paralympics games – Simply the biggest sporting event in the world.  For the first time in 64 years, the games were back in the UK.  The world’s top athletes performed in 32 venues – 22 in London with the rest spread around the country.  A  grand total of 962 medals was won and who will ever forget “Super Saturday

Facebook was launched on the stock market and we saw Twitter emerge as the new favourite way to get into trouble

End of the world – as it didn’t happen

The Maya Long Count calendar showed ’13.0.0.0.0′ for the first time in 5,125 years and many scientists predicted this was to mark the end of civilisation.

This sent the Internet marketing word mad; with Omar Martin practically given away his latest products Buzzinar and the ever popular Speedy Profit Creator.  This was followed by John Thornhill’s master class and the big one everyone is talking about – Partnership To Success programme

If only 2013 can can better than this – can it?

All the very best for 2013 and we would love to hear your thoughts and plans for 2013

Partnership to Success Week 2&3

Partnership to Success Week 2 &3

With Christmas been and gone, these last few weeks has been busy and no doubt has been the same for you too.  In order to start making my posts I needed to install wordpress which is pre-loaded from the host company in the control panel.  For me, I came across some technical difficulties in doing this and lost a few days trying to sort it out.  When I tried to activate my website to go live, I was getting a 404 error, which means the website cannot be found.  The reason for this – I was missing some HTML code, which In turn had to be installed by a web designer.  This said, I was advised the reason some HTML code was missing was because I did not install wordpress correctly (one of many hiccups, I suppose)     

 When wordpress was installed correct and working fine, I was able to make a start on my blog.  The first blog John coaches you through is making a “about me” page.  I feel this is important as it gives your readers an insight about what you are about and hopefully gives them confidence in what you are writing.  

 Before applying for the first income generation tool, “Google Ad sense”  John strongly recommends posting at least 5 blogs. With this done and been approved for Google Ad sense, It’s a matter of time before I make my first income with Google Ad sense.  I do agree with the Google Ad sense for extra income generation, but I must be aware that some readers may take an interest in the Ad sense rather than my posts and leave my site

 I feel that week’s 2&3 will be visited a lot more in the future because the further on in the course I get, the more changes I will want to make on my blog page. 

 Until next time

 PS: I will welcome any feedback or comments      

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