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Top 1 Tip For Creating a Successful Blog

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

First of all, I understand that successful blogging means different things to different people. Some think a successful blog is one that has allot of traffic and readers. Some think that a successful blog is one that makes allot of money. Either way, a successful blog is one that has allot of traffic and allot of readers.

I’ve read many different accounts on what makes for successful blogging. I was always very interested in what made a blog succeed, and most importantly what made them lucrative. I’ve been at this for over 5 years now, and I have finally succeeded in bringing a blog up to a high traffic level, and making it very lucrative. (not this mish-mash cluster fuck blog – this is the first blog I created, and only makes $150 a month). What I learned from all of my failures, and final success, was a two stage process. I know that this post is entitled Top 1 Tip For Creating a Successful Blog, and I have already mentioned two stages. There is only one thing to do when creating a successful blog nowadays. I will point out the two stages of long term blogging success first, and then explain the one and only tip for creating it. (more…)

5 Ways A Blog Helps You To Market Your Business

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

This article was written by Michael Murray, and is about why blogs are becoming an important marketing tool in 2006. A blog helps search engine rankings, expands your customer base, helps your site differentiate itself, lasts forever, and attracts new opportunities.

Want to advertise online without spending a fortune? Get a blog. If you’re an Internet marketer, you need a blog, because:

– a blog helps your site to rank higher in the search engines; and….

– a blog expands your customer base.

Blogs are often called social marketing tools, because they let you interact with your readers via comments and permalinks

What’s a blog? Get up to speed here:

* http://www.blogger.com/tour_start.g

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogs

Let’s look at 5 ways a blog helps you to market your business.

1 – A blog helps your site to rank higher in the search engines

In 2003, when Google bought Pyra Labs, the company which developed Blogger, the reaction was Huh? At the time, blogs were seen by most as online journals, primarily maintained by the demented and teenage girls.

How times change. In 2006, companies small and large are using blogs to promote their businesses. This is because Google and the other search engines love blogs because of their constantly updated content. Blog often, and you’ll get more visitors and a good search engine ranking.

2 – A blog expands your customer base so you’ll reach people you could reach in no other way

A blog helps you to reach people you can reach in no other way because your frequent updates mean that you’ll automatically get niche visitors – those people who have no clue about you or the product that you’re selling, but who happened to type in a search engine query that mentioned words you used in a single post.

Those niche visitors can become buyers, and this means that you don’t need to struggle to get top listings in any search engine. Write (or link to) quality content, and your visitors will find you.

3 – A blog helps your site to differentiate itself

A blog is a form of stealth marketing. Therefore a blog doesn’t need to be about the products you’re selling. A blog can be about any topic that you’re passionate about. Blog about your passion, and mention in passing the products you’re selling. You can also link to them, but don’t bother selling heavily – that’s not what a blog is about.

4 – Like a diamond, a blog is forever

Although the most-visited blogs update often, some of them several times a day, that doesn’t mean that you have post more often than you can fit into your schedule. Your permalinks (see below) mean that since your blog items are standalone pages, they’re indexed by search engines in the same way that any HTML or other page is indexed  your blog items/pages will continue to bring traffic even if you don’t update very often.

5 – A blog attracts new opportunities

A blog makes your business visible. Your stealth marketing efforts will attract the attention of people who may become joint venture partners, or who will have other opportunities for you. The time and energy that you invest in your blog can bring results beyond your wildest expectations. Create a blog it’s your hardest-working, and most cost-effective online marketing option.

To create a WordPress blog you can use the Zulit video tutorials found here:
http://www.zulit.com/2006/07/02/wordpress-video-tutorials/

This article was submitted by Michael Murray…who is
a 23-year old full-time Internet marketer with Cerebral Palsy
who lives in sunny Orlando Florida. His site is here:
Market Like A Pro

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My Top 10 “Things I would do differently if I had to start my blog again”

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Zulit Top TenWhen you first launch a blog, your domain is stranded in the desert of cyberspace. It takes some time to get things going. You will have days when you’re all charged up, and others when you might feel like throwing in the towel. You may hear about blog owners that make great sums of money from their daily blogging, and at the same time read about bloggers that make only enough money to buy a cup of coffee once a day. Below is list that outlines the top 10 things I’d do differently if I had to start my blog again.

Money Blogging Tip #1 – Avoid focusing only on the money

This is going to sound ridiculous to some, but try to avoid focusing on the money. If your only goal is to make money, your frustration at times will be intense, and this may lead to your blogging demise. What you need to do is concentrate on writing articles of content that reflect your feelings, experience, beliefs, and understanding of a familiar subject. It turns out that you can make money blogging, and that’s super, but you won’t make a great deal of money overnight. It can take months or years (depending on the subject matter) before you start to make money enough to write home about. The only way you can ever make blogging lucrative, is by consistently pumping out relevant material. To do that you’ll likely need to love blogging. (unless you hire someone to blog for you — but for this article I’m going to assume you are simply an individual who is wading into cyberspace on your own)

Money Blogging Tip #2 – Blog about your first passion

Your blog can be about fishing, sports, cars, boats, hobbies, or just a subject you are passionate about. Zulit.com is mostly about the pursuit of financial freedom because that is something I’m passionate about. That may not be your cup of tea, and it may not be a subject you know much about. On your first blog you need to focus on a topic that you are intimate with — topic or subject that you have life experience with. This is sort of cliche in the blogosphere, but it can never be overstated. Later, after your first blog is well advanced, you can certainly branch off into niche blogging, or product blogging.

Money Blogging Tip #3 – Avoid being intimidated by power bloggers – be inspired!

One of the first things you’ll notice when you begin blogging, is that there are some extremely powerful blogs that have what I call “Internet Seniority”. These are blogs managed, owned, and operated, by experienced bloggers that started blogging years ago. They have grown a substantial archive of content, earned the respect of a substantial following (subscribers), earned an impressive Google page rank, and have a massive amount of traffic per day, month, and year. Don’t be intimidated. These experienced bloggers started just like you are now. They wrote their first post at one time as well. They had no traffic, no subscribers, no content, and in many cases no direction. They found their direction in time, just like you will. (more…)