Scott shares his personal tips on becoming a blogger and making money with a free WordPress blog.

Marketing-SEO tips for car dealers.

Car Dealers, are you looking to bring more customers to your front door?

With the average of cars on the road being ten years old or older, dealers might want to quit wasting your marketing budget posting ads on Craigslist and think about a flank attack on the searching public.

People looking to save money on car repair are looking to Google for help with their automotive problems. People are talking about their car’s shakes and shimmy in user forums everywhere! Are you looking to make more money? With fully monetized help pages and reviews. It can bring in the foot traffic, but they never have to wipe their feet.

Looking to take your business or dealership to another level? I am available for SEO consulting and web development projects. This one was free, the next one is going to cost ya. ;p Contact me now

How to get the most from your freelancer / Webmaster.

I feel most people looking to build a website are really up against it. On the other hand – It is difficult being a freelancer. I have made my living on the web for many years now…. and I made this post to help everyday laymen get the most from hiring a web developer or freelancer to do their website, or any work for that matter. I am sure I will rewrite this post and add to it for many more years.

First of all let me say that good web-developers are visionary’s and have put in years or work to develop their skills. Good webmasters are usually artist that are very talented and have a good eye. I think this post will helpful to webmasters also.

What to think about when hiring a Webmaster
1.) You are hiring an artist – Have some stuff written down, if you want your artist to see your vision of what you want, then take some time to explain what you want in a summery outlined with examples.

2.) You want your website to look nice? Then you are not looking for a highly technical web master, you are looking for an artist. An artist that will most likely be into Photoshop, there is a differences between a designer and a Web Master.

3.) Have a hard time getting what you want? When looking at a Webmasters work you can clearly see what you are going to get! Most Designers and Webmasters have tools and techniques that are “goto” tools for a designer, so what you see is what you get.

Tips for keeping the price low.
1.) Be flexible – More changes means more money. Think in terms of white and simple. Think of it this way, eBay is not the same website it once was. Look around at the top sites, all white.

2.) Get something you can update – Find something you can update and be proactive.
Millions have been spent in terms of trying to figure out what keeps the reader engaged and clicking. It at all amounts to simple and white. If you are looking to get the most from your website then WRITE!!

Tips for getting the best website
1.)Add fucking content. Sometimes it shocks people when I tell them they have to write something down. I can’t tell you have many people I work with everyday have nothing even written down about their website. Don’t even know their passwords, make notes, checkout other websites, the more details the better.

For the best results – Get your artwork from a Designer, then hire a programmer.

Why doesn’t my website/blog make any money?

There are three main reasons a site is not making money. In this article I will show novice bloggers how to get started with simple to follow steps for getting more traffic to your blog or website effectively.

Traffic – Many website owners don’t have a full understanding of statistics and how this relates to conversion to sales. With only a few hundred hits to your site – this is going to only trigger the minimal response. With a conversion rate of 2.5% it would be correct to make a sale, two maybe three times in a month, if your lucky.

How do you fix this?

  • Increase the layer of content on your site, filling information gaps, adding details about your products and maybe adding terms and conditions, or privacy policy pages to bring creditability to your site. Two or three lines of content is not going to cut it. The more the Google bot can see the better chance of you being seen in the search engine.

Targeting and Monetizing – Many site owners will just add any-old thing on there site and think its going to make money, not true.

How do you fix this?

  • This is most important! If you are going to have ads on your site, keep them as targeted as possible.
  • Add Pay Per Click Ads on your site.
  • Monetize with your own products or services.

Little “do it yourself” SEO – It is going to take a little more than a website to be seen on the web, these days. That is why you need to start by doing some small things to help your site be viewed on the web. There are many free things you can-do to get started!

How do you fix this?

  • Outline three keywords for your site and use them on your site.
  • Social bookmark pages on your site for quick indexing of your website.
  • Get free link-backs to your site with comment posting, link-swaps, directory listings.
  • Write articles about your site or about your site niche and post them around the web.

Sound simple? It is, but this is really the point, anyone can kickstart the traffic on their blog quickly by just doing a little work. These  are the same steps I used to turn my blog into a massive traffic machine! *see my results here >>>http://successfromscratch.scottrasher.com/

FUN FACT: Any changes you make on your website or blog will take 1-3 months to really payoff.

How to Promote Your Website the Right Way

When we talk about presence building links, it should be something that you focus on. The best type of link building strategy you can employ is one that will focus on marketing and promotion and not just links. A lot of these activities can help to increase sales and brand your website in a positive light. You will have to do very little else if you perform these promotional activities efficiently.

Article Marketing

Article marketing is one of the most popular methods of website promotion and this is where you create and distribute content to article directories. It is a very powerful link building tactic and one that you should definitely use. Most people know about article marketing but believe it or not, very few people know how to do is successfully. Let’s say for example, that you write an article and submit it to ezinearticles.com.You will then get a link from that directory to your website and if the search engines don’t ignore it, you will get some link juice too. Now the average article marketer will use a piece of software and spin the article they submitted into dozens of different variations and then submit it to other article directories and get some links. Again if the search engines don’t ignore these links they will get a little more link juice.

It’s really simple isn’t it?

How about an alternative that will allow you to get links for some other websites too? If you want to stay ahead of your competition then the topic and the quality of your writing needs to be considered. A well written topical article is more likely to be taken from an article directory and placed on someone else’s website which means another link for you. Makes sense doesn’t it? When writing articles for article directories you should avoid writing articles on how to buy your products or services as such articles are not going to get the attention you require. Instead you need to write real informational articles that people want to read. Doing this will give you more options when it comes to getting links too.

Using HubPages and Other Social Media Sites

Squidoo and Hubpages are great places to publish your content too and the search engines seem to love them. I would suggest however that you don’t put junk on these websites and that you read the rules and know how the sites actually work if you want to leverage the links that they can give you.

What Good PR Can Do

Public relations can do wonders for your website and links. If you can get your story published, get radio interviews, or even email interviews, you will be adding to your website promotion. Press releases are a great way to get the word out about your website and if done correctly; can get you a lot of attention and links.

The Power of Affiliates And Viral Marketing

Anytime you can give someone else the HTML code to use to link to your website and product, the better. You at least know that your core search terms are going to be used. This is sometimes the normal approach used in affiliate programs where the affiliate will take your code and place it on their websites. Your website and product get a great deal of promotion and you get more links. You can use this same process for viral marketing. If for example you create a tool or plugin that you are letting people use on their websites for free they will take the code you give them which will include a link to your websites, place it on their website, and hey presto you get another link. Free promotion is great.

Marketing and Advertising For Link Building

Anything that you do to market or advertise your website has the potential to also create links back to your website and of course marketing and advertising can help to increase your profits too. So market your business and watch the links build themselves.

Reciprocal Links & Link Exchanges

Not so long ago SEO was all about reciprocal linking and link exchanges and this was a primary link building strategy. Today however things have changed and search engines won’t give your links the recognition you were looking for because they can see that they are reciprocal. Search engines also look at the quality of the websites that you link to too so you should make sure that you check the websites you are linking to as well. If you have to link to a website that you don’t really like then just use the “rel=nofollow” attribute on your link.

Good Reciprocal Linking Is OK

If you link to some excellent sources then there really is no harm in checking to see if they will give you a link too. There is no penalty for exchanging links and if you gain plenty of traffic and new readers you won’t mind the fact that the search engines have ignored this link.

How to Create A Search Engine Friendly Design

There are some basic rules that you need to follow if you want to create web pages that are search engine friendly. You will need to keep these in mind when you are designing your website. If you are having a web designer do the work for you then you can pass these details on.

What about Frames?

Frames are a big no go area. Most spiders are not able to handle frames. If you do have to use them, which you shouldn’t, you will also have to create a NO FRAMES version of your website if you want spiders to crawl it.

Can I Use Flash, QuickTime, Plug-Ins etc?

Search engines are able to read and index flash websites so this is good. You shouldn’t however design your whole website in flash because it will be too hard to implement SEO techniques properly and if any issues arise, they will be very hard to resolve. A small amount of flash is fine as are small amounts of movies and other plugins. Remember flash, movies, audio, etc., are used for your human visitors and not the spiders anyway.

What about JavaScript?

If you use JavaScript on your website then you should know that it is invisible to some of the search engines as they can’t read it.

Are Image Maps Useful?

Image maps may seem like a great idea when designing your website but it is worth noting that not all the search engines follow them. Another downside to image maps is that you can’t include anchor text so I would advice using an alternative navigational design.

Do I Need To Validate My HTML?

Validating your HTML is a great way to check for errors in your code. There are a lot of times when you will get insignificant errors but on occasions you may find that you have forgotten to close tags or something else that will cause problems when spiders are indexing your website. The rule goes that you should always check you HTML and fix and errors you get.

Everything you need to know about onpage optimization

The head section

The HEAD section is an area of HTML coding at the top of your website page that is not visible to human visitors. This section includes the Title tag, keywords tag, and the description tag. The title tag is the only tag in the HEAD section that you visitors can see but it is only visible in the title bar of the browser window.

Title, Keywords, and Description Tags

Page Title: You page title can be compared to an ad headline. It should only be about 5 to 10 words long and should contain your main 2 to 3 keyword phrases. It should be designed to grab attention and attract clicks from search engine traffic. You can use dashes or commas to separate your terms if needed. Here’s an example of what your title tag should look like:

Keywords META Tag: The keywords META tag is something that can be quite controversial and many webmasters believe it is a waste of time. You can put your list of keywords and common misspellings in here but it is not known whether or not the search engines look at these.

Description META Tag: When it comes to your description tag you have a limit of 155 characters. You should use the first 10 words of this to again grab attention and use your keyword where they make sense. This description will be displayed in some search engine results and it will influence the decision of people whether or not they click through to your website. If you are using longer search terms then this tag could be seen as more important than your title tag.

Robots META Tag: The robots META tag is separate from your robots.txt file and this lets you control what spiders can do on your page

Headings and Links Explained

When it comes to your web pages there are three different heading and subheading tags that are used. These are the H1, H2 and H3 tags and these should contain your core terms and top variations. The heading is usually the first thing on your page but this is not an absolute.

Understanding Body Text and Modifiers

When writing your content if doing it yourself you need to try to write as naturally as possible and try to work your keywords and their variations into what you are writing. Be sure that the keywords you use are appropriate and make sense in your content. You need to focus your content on informing your visitors and over stuffing with keywords will do you more harm than good. Remember if you can’t please your visitors you are doomed in the long run no matter how high you rank in the search engines. You need to write in a way that will sell and persuade your visitors to take action and this is not always easy especially when you are trying to incorporate certain keywords too. What you need to do is focus on placing your search terms where they fit and if you can include all your variations even just once you will be doing a good job.

Creating Your Content the Right Way

When most people map out their keyword strategy for the first time they usually discover that they actually don’t have enough content on their websites to support this map. What this can also suggest is the website is also missing some information that could essentially be very useful to their visitors. When you develop your keyword strategy don’t be surprised if you actually get a great insight as to what your visitors are actually looking for and what they need.

When it comes to creating your content the one thing that you need to avoid is duplicate content.

Duplicate content can be described as a piece of text that is used for numerous pages with only the keywords changed. You need to ensure that the content you are using on your site is 100% original and if you are one of these people who use content from article directories, it would be a good idea to add some additional content onto the page too. Remember you can’t change or alter the article that you take from the article directory so an introductory paragraph or something at the end of the page might help.

First Tier – Your Home Page Content

You should try to include some content on your home page to let your visitors know what your website is about. Now you can rank well with no content but you will need to spend a lot of time building links. It is far easier and a lot more visitor friendly if you add content.

Second Tier – Your Secondary Pages or Category Pages

If you do not have any text content but have just pictures and links on your secondary pages, you face the prospect of these pages being seen by spiders as duplicate content. This may ruin your chances of ranking for these pages. Putting even just a few unique paragraphs on these pages and including some text links with your keywords as the anchor text would work marvelously.

What about User-Generated Content like Forums, Reviews and Feedback?

Blog comments, forum discussions, and user reviews are great ways to build unique content that is normally keyword rich. This content can also be used to get links to your website and provide anchor text to other pages in your website. It can also be great for getting extra visitors from search engine results too.

Using a Blog as a Means of Content

Having a blog is a great way to add more content to your website on a regular basis. If your blog takes off you will be able to interact with your visitors as they leave comments and you will also get the added ability to have others links added to you too. If you can write a post that starts a discussion or debate and gets people’s attention you could get up to 100 links back to the post within a couple of days. If you website is separate from your blog you will still need to create pages that are optimized for your search terms. You will need to take this into consideration if your blog is an add-on. You will also need to think about how you are going to pass on your PageRank to your website’s pages. Blogs are great but they are no substitute for optimized content on your website.

Scott shares – How to succeed on the internet with your web project

I have a theory that the internet is like a field of onions. Each individual website is a many-layered onion, buried within the field. A website gets created on the internet, but no one knows about it. It’s buried in the field. Once that onion gets pulled out of the field, the outermost layer is when the creator tells Person A to check out the website. One layer down. When that Person A takes a look and thinks, “man, that’s cool,” they go tell their friend, Person B, to check it out. That’s the second layer of the onion. See, a website only grows as people tell others to check it out. So the first layer of the website-onion represents when the website creator tells someone to go look at their website, and the second layer represents when that first someone liked what they saw in your website and told someone else to see it for himself. So now you have two people exploring the website. When both Person A and Person B go tell Person C and Person D to go to the website, that’s the third and fourth onion layers. The layers are endless. As word keeps spreading, the layers keep peeling back and the website gets more and more exposed. After enough layers are exposed, The website has reached viral status and has become the next big internet buzz.

You’ve all heard of Huffington Post and Craigslist, right? Well, how did you hear about them? From a friend. Someone told you mid-conversation, “oh, hey, I saw this on this website the other day…” And when you get back to your computer, you’re going to see what they were talking about. With the internet, everyone wants to know what’s the newest and best website up there. Everyone wants to be the one to inform someone else of a cool website first. When they’re talking about a website, more people start visiting it and the number of hits on the website escalate beyond reason.

So really, all you have to do to have a successful website in the onion-field of the internet is to talk about your website. Spread the word. If it’s a good one, it will catch on as people tell their friends, co-workers, anyone else. Once you get enough people talking about your website, you’ll be successful.

And I know this from experience. Before I even got my website all up and ready to go, I was telling people about it. They were all interested and spread the word. Now it’s up with the new layout and new additions on a regular basis, and my numbers just keep on rising.

Strategies to optimize your blog

There are many things you can do to help your website rank within the search engines for specific keyword phrases.

Organic traffic from the major search engines including www.Google.com and www.Yahoo.com consist of highly targeted prospects, as they enter your blog based on keyword searches. Consider the quality of visitors visiting your blog after entering in specific keywords relating to your overall niche or focus. These visitors are likely to spend more time on your blog, as well as return to your blog frequently if your content is relevant to what they are searching for. Better yet, organic traffic is far more likely to convert into RSS subscribers, and if your ads are positioned so that they are heavily focused on your primary niche, you will increase your overall profit potential from quality traffic funneled to you from manual “type in” searches. Thankfully, optimizing your blog so that it is able to appear within the search engines for specific keywords and phrases isn’t all that difficult to do. To begin, log into your WordPress admin panel and click on the Settings tab. Under General Settings make sure that you create a relevant title for your blog. You should consider incorporating your primary keywords or phrase within your blog’s overall title, and that you separate keywords using commas. (Example: Parenting Tips, Techniques and Advice)

Avoid entering in your domain name as your website title, and instead, utilize this space in the best possible way by focusing on optimizing your search engine’s positioning for key phrases that apply to your overall market and target audience. Whenever you create a new post or article for your blog, you will want to implement relevant keywords within each title as well as within the actual content itself. The more you target each article and post, the better your chances at ranking for specific keyword phrases. You will want to make a few more adjustments within your WordPress administration settings. Under the “Membership” option click both fields, “Anyone Can Register” and “User Must Be Registered and logged In to Comment”. Then, click Save Changes. Next, click on the Writing tab to configure this area. Within the Writing section, you will want to add a list of blog ping services.

Pinging your blog is a very important part of search engine optimization and notifies blog directories and online databases that your website has recently been updated. You can choose to set your blog on auto-ping using free plugins and modules that will instantly notify third party websites and directories you’re your website contains fresh content.You can find a list of pinging services at: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/ping-list/

Another element of your blog worth considering is the meta tags that are assigned to your website. Meta tags describe your website and include additional keywords and phrases relating to your overall content and niche. One easy method of assigning meta tags and keywords to every post and article on your website is by installing the “All in One SEO plugin”, available from: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/all-in-one-seopack.zip

Here is how to quickly set up the All In One plugin so that it works effectively: From within your WordPress admin panel, click on “Settings” and click on the “All In One Plugin” from within the list. Now you will be able to assign a “home title”, which is essentially a title for your entire website.

Note: If you set a blog title within the All in One

Plugin settings field, it will override the blog title that you have set in your default WordPress settings. Next, you will be asked to enter in a “home” description, which essentially is a description of your blog and can include a general title or more information regarding the overall topic of your website.

Finally, you will be required to enter in relevant keywords relating to your website. You will want to separate these by a comma, spacing them correctly:  When it comes to search engine traffic, you need to ensure that these directories can easily find your blog and that whenever a potential visitor actively enters in specific keywords related to your blogs topic, that your website is pulled and processed within the results page. To do this, WordPress blogs make it exceptionally easy by allowing you to plug in ‘tags’ each time you write a post. With a free plugin, you are able to specify relevant keywords relating to your content that will help your blogs pages appear whenever someone using a search engine like www.Google.com enters in similar keyword phrases.

Products to promote in your niche market

Once we have determined what desperate markets we are going to focus on, verified the market size, the third and final step in choosing our niche market is in identifying the number of products (as well as the types of products and services) available for that niche.

We are going to incorporate a series of affiliate campaigns and promotions within both our article content, external marketing campaigns as well as our actual blog’s layout. This means that you want to choose a market that offers an extensive number of high quality products that are likely to convert. When it comes to choosing products, there’s no specific formula or surefire strategy to consistently choosing winners, however there are a few things worth considering with every product or service you evaluate:

1: Quality of the Product

2: Saturation | Distribution of the Product

3: Commissions offered for selling the product

While it should be obvious, you always want to focus on promoting only top quality products. After all, you are attaching your name, reputation and overall brand to every campaign you create, and if you direct your visitors and subscribers to a product that is of poor quality, chances are they are not going to trust your future recommendations.

ClickBank is organized by main categories as well as sub categories that will help you chisel down into a niche to pull out potential affiliate products to promote. Just spend some time creating a swipe file of potential products that you can inject into your website, and create your affiliate links so that you can refer to them once we begin monetizing your blog. You will notice that with Clickbank, each product listing features specific information regarding its current stats.

This is what they mean:

$/sale: The amount of money you earn for every sale.

Future $: Average rebill revenue.

Total $/sale: Average total $ per sale, including all the rebills.

%/sale: The percentage of the product sale price that the sale represents.

%/refd: Fraction of publisher’s total sales that are referred by affiliates.

grav: The measure of how many affiliates are promoting the product.

For each affiliate paid in the last 8 weeks Clickbank adds an amount between 0.1 and 1.0 to the total. The more recent the last referral, the higher the value added.

The Gravity indicator will tell you how well a product is selling. So a gravity score of 100 means a product is potentially selling better than one with a gravity score of 20.

When it comes to choosing affiliate products to promote on my blog, I always stick with payouts ranging from $20 or higher per sale. It’s also wise to focus on combining single-sale products with a handful of recurring products, where you will be able to build up a monthly portfolio of recurring payments from membership and continuity websites.

You can use ClickBank’s built in search functionality to weed through existing subscription based products and service plans to identify the different options available to you based on your chosen niche. If you are interested in further evaluating specific products found within the Clickbank marketplace, I recommend visiting http://www.CBEngine.com or http://www.CBTrends.com where you can use their collection of information and data to properly assess a products potential.

For every niche market that you are going to promote, you will need to follow a simple process including:

1. Register domain names that represent each niche market and incorporate relevant keywords into both the domain and your blog’s title and article content.

2. Set up a new blog for every niche market you are planning on targeting and incorporate an autoresponder into your blog using www.CodeBanter.com (free plugin) so that you can begin building a targeted list of subscribers (for follow up campaigns and promotions).

3. Focus on building a list of targeted prospects via your RSS feed for EACH niche market that you are promoting.

4. Fill each blog with relevant content that incorporates your primary keyword phrases (within the content itself as well as each posts title)

5. Promote the website using free traffic generation strategies including social marketing sites, article marketing, blog-related communities and through search engine optimization.

6. Consistently monetize your blog with alternative promotions, including Adsense, CPA offers, paid sponsors and advertisers as well as through your affiliate based promotions and broadcasts to your newsletter/subscriber base.

7. Rinse and repeat the process.

Creating content for your blog

Without content, you have no way to attract traffic, no way to get users to return to your website, and no possible way to build brand awareness and develop credibility as an authority in your chosen niche. Content is king and when it comes to building a profitable blog, content is the most important element of your entire campaign. When it comes to building content that will entice visitors to return to your site and essentially become “sticky”, you want a solid balance between offering high quality, relevant content and material that incorporates your primary keywords phrases.

You are writing for PEOPLE first and search engines second, so keep that in mind when outsourcing or writing your blog’s material. To begin, in order to create content that will help optimize your website’s ranking within the search engines, you need to conduct keyword research. We will cover a quick start process to developing keyword swipe files in the next chapter, for now; let’s take a quick look at why keywords are so important in the development of your blog.

Let’s say you have a blog about golf, and you found the keyword phrase “golf ball comparisons” You might want to create a blog post-titled “Golf Ball Comparisons – The Top 10 Golf Balls Reviewed”. Then you would simply write an article based on that topic encompassing relevant keywords. For example, you might find the following phrases: Golf ball comparisons, Golf balls compared, Golf ball reviews. These are all similar phrases, and you can choose to do one of two things. You can either choose to create a different article for each phrase, or you can create a single article and include all of the phrases in the text of the article and the tags for the post. I would write a separate article for each phrase, but I would space them out a few days apart so that they don’t appear to be repetitive. This allows you to target both keyword phrases while keeping your blog updated with fresh content.

When creating my blogs, I focus on adding in 10-15 posts to start, adding in 2-3 posts / articles per week on a regular basis. These articles and posts are usually based on the keyword phrases that have the best balance between traffic and competition. Once I have at least 10 posts published, I will add in some posts that will be posted automatically at regular intervals. If I have a very large list of keywords, I will add about 52 posts and set them to update weekly for one year. If I found fewer keywords, I will update monthly, and I only need to create 12 posts. Ideally you want to update at least once per month. Weekly is better, the more often you update the more traffic you are likely to get. The search engines also prefer sites with fresh content. They tend to rank pages on sites that update often higher than pages on sites that are rarely updated and their spiders (otherwise referred to as “crawlers” will visit your site far more frequently if it’s regularly updated).

Choosing your niche market

When it comes to building profitable online websites and blogs, you need to first evaluate potential niche markets. You need to have a strict focus on your overall subject matter and content so that you can effectively target a specific audience. Generic, all -encompassing blogs are not only harder to market, but far more difficult to maintain. Choosing a niche market is exceptionally easy, and it all begins by evaluating existing competition, traffic, potential advertising channels, products and services that you can advertise and general demand. Gauging the amount of potential traffic will help you determine whether a niche is a viable option or not. You want to focus on evergreen markets that will be in demand for many years to come, rather than short term markets that are based on fads or time limited trends. When evaluating traffic potential, you want to determine whether you will be able to generate targeted traffic to your website, as well as the overall costs involved based on existing competition within the market. Consider markets such as weight loss, self help, relationships, or online business niches including work at home, job hunting, start up businesses or online marketing. One of the easiest ways of choosing a niche market is to investigate the number of affiliate products that are available online. Since you will be using these affiliate campaigns to monetize your blog, evaluating the number of products available for purchase will help determine whether a potential niche is sustainable or not. Why? Because the more products available in the open market, the more likely that the niche market is a viable one. These merchants have already done the market research for you!

The easiest way to get started in selectively identifying potential niche markets is to create a product swipe file of affiliate programs that you can join later on, and incorporate into your blog. We do this by browsing through the Internet’s largest digital product marketplace, www.ClickBank.com

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Desperate (hungry) Buyers
  • Overall market size
  • Available Products To promote

When it comes to building highly profitable blogs, one market that always produces results is the desperate buyers market. Desperate buyers are looking for an immediate solution to a nagging problem, the kind of problem that keeps them up at night desperate and struggling to find a way to resolve their dilemma. These groups of buyers are far easier to target because they are easy to identify and cater to since you already know what problem they are looking to resolve.

Market Size

Once we begin looking at desperate buyer markets, we need to determine the actual market size, to determine overall profitability. We want to focus on markets that are consistently growing. When combining market size with the desperate buyers community, it’s important to consider that it’s always best to focus on a market with «continued problems» rather than a market who can solve their problem with a single product or service. This is because an important aspect to profitable blogging is in being able to consistently sell products to repeat visitors and subscribers that are added to our RSS feeds and newsletters. If a single product will solve the entire problem that your target audience is seeking help with, it will be extremely difficult to consistently monetize your website without having to scope out new prospects on a regular basis.

Introduction to blogging

One of the easiest ways to build an online business, regardless of experience or skill is by using the power and simplicity of blog software. With a platform such as WordPress, you could easily create a dynamic website without ever having the traditional start up costs or technical know-how usually involved in online business. Not only is blogging one of the easiest methods of building your website, but it’s also one of the fastest methods of creating an in-depth network of profitable websites, each one focusing on a different niche market. One of the greatest aspects to building an online business using blogs is in just how incredibly automated You can use the internal drip feed functionality to leak out content on specific intervals, or pre-fill your blog will enough content to last for an entire month, or even year, adding in updates only as you find time. You can also make your blog as interactive as you would like it to be just by uploading and “activating” modules and add-on’s that will make your website more dynamic and increase visitor retention. If you are not experienced with web design or don’t have the funds to invest in hiring a seasoned designer, blog platforms solve that problem as well. With over 15,000 blog themes and templates to choose from, you can upload a variety of skins that will transform the way your blog looks. Spending just a few hours of your time customizing an existing theme is a cost effective, easy method of developing an original website that represents your brand’s message.

To read about the success I have had owning my blog, read here