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Make money like me, with a WordPress Blog!

Looking to start a website or blog of your own? Not sure where to start? Simply, don’t have enough time? Don’t freight, this is where I come in to help. I specialize in building successful websites and blogs using the WordPress platform. I offer this as a service.

Here is how it works:
After given your specific niche market, I will then turn to WordPress and select a theme for your site from the ideas and details you provide. I will then create a 100% customized WordPress template to suite your niche. During customization, a nice logo, fresh and crisp artwork will be added to create your new site.

While, the look and feel of your site is very important, they do not create a site alone. Content is key to having a successfully run website or blog. With this packaged deal, all the back end set=up is done for you along with up to 2500 words of organic, informative and 100% unique content. All content created is well researched and created exclusively for you and your niche market. More content can be added by us at an additional cost but with this package, we ensure you enough to get you started on the right track.

Along with the general start-up of your site, I also offer a full year of web hosting service for FREE. This value alone is worth over $100.00. As an added bonus, we offer this service for only $30.00 a year, each year after. Should you decide to move your website, we will ensure that your website is fully up and running, at no additional out of pocket cost. We want this to work for you!

So what does this cost? $399.00. With over $100.00 in hosting services, 2500 unique and organic content and a stunning new website, all included in this one package price. That’s right, all of this for just under $400.00.

You can see samples of my work>> here

Fine Print Details:
I will make you a 100% Customized WordPress Template relating to your niche. WordPress CMS blogging platform. Should you sell a product or service, you will be able to collect payments through your website via PayPal. It is really easy to use; if you can send email you can run this website! You must provide the website with content. We only provide up-to 2500 words to get you started.

 

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We add content (2500 words), add $199.00

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Ten easy steps to WordPress blogging success!

Are you looking to increase the traffic to your blog? Does your blog need something fresh? I can help turn your blog into a traffic grabbing machine! Blogging for dollars is easier than you might think. With my 10 step guide you will see a big boost in your blog’s traffic, making you more money. I hope you enjoy my 10 step guide to get your WordPress blog into the top spot!

Step 1. Start by reviewing your blog’s content, expand on the original ideas, link to articles and add helpful fun facts to your post.

Step 2. Build a solid amount of keyword-rich content surrounding your blog’s topic covering as much of the keywords related to your topic.

Step 3. Branch-out some – blog about events and niche subjects that have weaker competition that your blog is likely to rank better in, to draw ancillary traffic to your site.

Step 4. Blog swap – email other bloggers and swap posts inserting a link back to your blog, this is very valuable. This is almost as good, if not better than blogging on your own Word Press blog.

Step 5. Post blog comments – Spend a few hours leaving comment on other blogs with a link back to your blog.

Step 6. Buy some articles – You can hire freelance writers to write short 100-500 word articles from $2.00 -$10.00. With a small investment of fifty bucks, you could really improve your blog!

Step 7. Blog about upcoming events, like Black-Friday, Super Bowl predictions, events you are sure are going to draw lots of searches. These events happen yearly and can be relied on for excellent traffic. Some time posting silly things like when daylight-saving time will take place will return thousands of hits.

Step 8. Post useful information like deals, cheap gas, sales, review services, products, grandma’s recipes or something simple like how to save money on your Sprint bill.

Step 9. Start a link swap campaign – you can advertise on website like Sitepoint and Digital Point for other blog owners and webmasters to swap links. This can also be done by emailing blog owners directly.

Step 10. Merchandise your site, everyone wants to make money! But don’t make your ads a fly on the wall, instead cleverly include your advertiser into your post. You will get a better conversion rate!

How to Analyze Keyword Density

Hopefully you enjoyed my article on How to Write a Good Internet Article and are practicing your skill in writing keyword dense articles. This article will describe how to analyze the density of your internet articles, blog posts or web content.

How to Analyze Key Word Density
Anyone writing content for the internet should be concerned with keyword density. Internet writing differs from other media in how readers find you. If you’re writing for print, key word density is of little or no importance. Keyword density is applicable in internet writing because it is a factor in how search engines determine what is relevant to a user’s search. Unless your readers are coming to your site directly (ie. you’re famous and have a built in readership) or they are referred by another site, your readers find you from a search engine. There are other factors search engines use in ranking your page as relevant to a user’s search but clearly, the key words in your article are a huge factor on relevance. If your goal is to write an internet article that is discovered by searchers, you need to analyze your keyword density.

For demonstration purposes, I’m going to show you how I analyzed the keyword density on my recent article about writing good internet articles. I chose the title to capture anyone who inputs the search, how to write a good internet article. But let’s face it, I really want anyone who uses the terms internet article used together in their search so I’ll show you how to analyze these key words.

If you drafted your internet article as I proposed, you have a natural keyword density. I pulled up a tool to analyze text for density found here. I copied and pasted my text into the text box on their site, chose the terms internet article to analyze and let it do its thing. Here’s what it returned to me:

Now, this is a tool that tells me the density of my keywords “internet article”, just from the text without any analysis of my meta-data is 4.4%. I’m typically shooting for 5 percent but I don’t ever want my article to sound like spam so I’ll accept 4.4%. The nice thing about this site I’m using here is you can change the text in the box, add more keywords and re-analyze your keyword density. A brilliant idea if you think you might not have written them densely enough on your first draft. Happy with the keyword density of my article I added my meta-data, a custom description, a custom excerpt, key words and tags. So let’s look at what my key word density is after this little extra (which by the way is super simple if you’re using WordPress.) I go to another site for this analysis here.

I ask it to go to my post and analyze the keywords “internet article” including the meta-data and here’s what it showed me:

Screen shot of keyword density analysis

I’m not even going to try to explain what all of this means – it’s a science all it’s own and the two sites I’ve used for demonstration purposes are not the only services available for keyword density analysis – they just happened to rank high on google so they get some free advertisement here. I’m just happy that overall, after analyzing the article, the terms “internet article” was used 44 times and has a density percentage of 4.5%. That is in my books, a key word rich internet article and it doesn’t sound like spam.

If you’re writing for sites like eHow, associated content, hub stubs, or just want to have more traffic to your website or blog, I hope this article on analyzing keyword density has been helpful. As usual, you are free to use this free internet article any way you see fit, just don’t forget to link back. Good luck driving massive traffic to your site with keyword rich internet articles.

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.

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.

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

Scott’s free tips for marketing your blog

When it comes to jump starting the launch of a blog, you will find it much easier than marketing a traditional website. Not only are there various blog based communities available to you, but just by using your blog’s built in search engine optimization options, RSS feeds, pinging and track backs can easily generate an incredible amount of traffic quickly and easily.

Here are the quick start traffic generation strategies that I personally use to jump start my niche blogs:

Social Marketing

With the popularity of websites like Facebook and Twitter, it’s no secret that promoting your blog within these social communities is an easy way of generating instant traffic at absolutely no cost. Use socializing to the best advantage. Network with those who have similar interest in music or hobbies.

Twitter

http://www.Twitter.com

Linked In

http://www.Linkedin.com

MySpace

http://www.MySpace.com

Other popular blog communities include:

http://www.Bumpzee.com

http://www.BloggerTalk.com

http://www.BlogCatalog.com

http://www.BlogLines.com

http://www.BloggerForum.com

http://www.BlogCarnival.com

RSS Feed Traffic And Advertising

Opportunities:

Bloggers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed that is made available to anyone interested in becoming a subscriber. If you plan to offer advertising on your blog, many sponsors will take the number of RSS subscribers you have into consideration when deciding to promote their products or services on your blog as well, so the more readers, the better chances of landing advertisers and sponsor partnerships. The great thing about RSS is that you do not have to create it manually, it’s built into the WordPress system, and each time you create a blog post it will be added to your RSS feed.

However, In order to offer your visitors the ability to subscribe to your RSS feed, you will want to subscribe to a free service such as http://www.FeedBurner.com

Here are some other useful resources concerning RSS feeds:

Feedster: http://www.Feedster.com

Feedster was created as a search engine for finding content that has been published on blogs and websitesutilizing RSS feeds.

Blog Lines: http://www.BlogLines.com

Bloglines is a community dedicated to finding and aggregating RSS feeds from blogs and websites. You can use their search engine to quickly locate blog posts on specific topics. With Feedburner, you are provided with an easy option for publishing RSS content as well as providing your blog visitors with the ability to subscribe for future delivery of all released content. Feedburner also provides useful statistics and data relating to your blogs activity that can be used to determine how popular individual posts or pages are, where your traffic is coming from as well as where it ends up going to, and within one single Feedburner account, you can set up and manage multiple blog websites.

Once you have your Feedburner account created, you can instantly implement a tiny portion of code that will automatically showcase a RSS subscribers box, wherever you place it in your blogs theme.

Promoting With Technorati

To create your free Technorati account, head on over to http://www.Technorati.com and click on the “Join Now” link to register and set up your account. Once you do, you will have the opportunity to submit your blogs URL and claim it so it can be added into the Technorati search engine directory.

Confirming a claimed blog on Technorati only takes a few minutes by creating a new post that will feature a custom link provided by Technorati that when published verifies you are the owner of the blog. Be sure to notify Technorati’s search engine of your new blog submission once you have claimed your blog by

pinging it at: http://technorati.com/developers/ping/

Other communities and traffic generation methods that are worth looking into as a way of creating backlinks to your blog as well as introducing it to the world:

http://www.MyBlogLog.com

http://www.Twitter.com

http://www.Facebook.com

http://www.HubPages.com

http://www.Squidoo.com

Want more blogging tips? Checkout Scott’s blogging tips. Click here

The big time game changer in blogging!

I guess you could say I’m tooting my own horn here but I’ve stumbled upon something really big here, which in my opinion, will change the way bloggers set up their blogs.  What I noticed about my own blog was this — I had many different interests and topics that I like to blog about and my posts often became buried so readers couldn’t find the content relevant to their interests.  They might sift through my sports handicapping posts to get to my Topsy-Turvy tomato pictures or they might just leave.

Other bloggers have solved this problem by creating multiple blogs.  They have a blog for their pro blogging tips, a blog for their photography, a blog for their rants, whatever.  And when you think about this, most people will go out and buy separate domain names for these blogs, install WordPress and go.  In fact, I had done this many times over and the development of the India Project/100websitesin30days.com is based on the premise of 100 different domain names to create a network.  But I’ll tell you, when you get to around 54 of 100, you start to feel the pinch in domain name purchases and remember, they have to be renewed next year.

Back to ScottRAsher.com – I didn’t really want to purchase any more domains but I was tired of my content being all mixed up and THE IDEA occurred to me after having developing a website for a client using WordPress MU – of course, that client was creating a blog for multiple users–the obvious intention of that software.  WordPress MU is a platform that allows someone to create their own Facebook type of site, a social network of blogs, as registered members can log in and create their own blog.  So what I finally did was install WordPress MU on ScottRAsher.com and create 40 subdomains and unique blogs under my main blog.  Now all of my interests and topics are a unique blog with keyword in the domain.  I just took the power of WordPress MU and turned it into a single user situation, creating my very own 40 blog network with just one domain purchase and all controlled by one dashboard.  Combine all this with the WP robot and let’s just say those fools ain’t got no chance.  I’m gonna be rich bitches!

***(MU standing for multi-user). *MU is a side development to the WordPress development and it is still blogs, just a CMS that will manage an infinite amount of blogs under sub-domains.

***Now a person that create 100 or more even blog network with the purchase of only one domain. (12.00) And making targeted sub-domains, a very lethal combination in my mind.

180 Days to Blogging Success – Million Dollar Blogging

Want to make a million dollars blogging?  Sure, we all do but did you know that it is actually possible?  It is and I’m going to tell you how to do it.  You won’t that million dollars all at once but if you plan ahead and commit to a sound strategy like I’m going to describe here, your blog could make you that million dollars over its long and productive life.  Remember, the benefits of websites in general, and blogs are websites, is that they work 24-7 while you’re kicking back at the beach or wherever you please.  All you need is a commitment of 180 days, plenty of motivation and some knowledge.  These are the basic skills you must know – Blogging 101.  Get your note pads out and bookmark this page because you’ll want to refer back later, I promise you.

1.  Format – Many blogs skip this step and do not put any thought into their format – the result is that they flounder.  When you’re setting up your blog or if you have an existing blog that is not working, you need to concentrate your format into a niche that concentrates on a few keywords.  Think darts here instead of shot gun.  You’re better aiming with precision than spreading around a bunch of non-related keywords. Lay some groundwork about the theme of the blog and this could be said about starting any type of business.  A blog is a business that just happens to be inexpensive to start, can be run from home, on your own time, but a blog is a business nonetheless.  When you’re starting any business, the first critical idea is to have a mission statement – “I want to sell stuff” isn’t a very clear mission statement.  “I want to sell website design and WordPress customization,” is a lot more concise.  Your blog should be about something and you should make that clear in the title, description and in your about page. Take some time to carefully craft these as they are set the stage for what you’ll later post.  At this stage in the game, you should make a decision about how you plan to earn money with your blog, are you going to sell a service, a product or advertising.  You can choose any format that interests you but it must be something you can create content about consistently which brings us to the next step.

2.  Content – With your format prepared, you should concentrate your efforts on creating 20-80 posts, saturating your content with the keywords that are contained within your niche.  Make it clear to anyone arriving about your site that you are blogging about “x” – whatever that “x” is.  In creating your format, necessarily, several keywords will have come to the surface.  For instance, my blog is about web design.  I’m a web designer – I sell web design service and obviously web design is a keyword my blog targets.  It also targets WordPress, themes, layouts, etc.  Your articles should naturally contain these keywords and give layer and dimension to your content.  If you have a hard time creating content, pay to have it created for you.  Great content will bring readers and readers are what give a blog the ability to succeed.  Google is like the Magic 8 ball but instead of 8 options, it returns millions.  Your keywords give relevance to your pages and if they’re not there, Google doesn’t reward you and you don’t get traffic.  Your content should be unique, contain a personal perspective and you must be willing to put on the show.  Let me say this another way – you must be “willing to embrace the whore within.”  What do I mean by this outrageous statement?  Look, people can get recipes on how to do anything on the internet.  What makes you unique is the crazy and random shit that happens in your life and people are fascinated with this. This is why the reality tv format is so successful and blogs are a similar format. Blast your keywords but tell them how your dog ate your wallet and you had to pull it from his butt with a pair of tongs, for example.  The fastest way to build an audience, affiliates, a community and a following is by giving the details.  Leave out the details and you’re just a boring blog that is like ten million other blogs out there.  Give it personality and you’re on the way to the million bucks.

3.  Monetize – Many blogs monetize by placing random ads on all over the page.  The idea with monetizing a blog is to appeal to the reader’s desire to gain something.  That means your ads, the service or the product must be relevant to what they’re reading and you need to be the authority on the topic.  Why do people buy anything when they’re random web surfing?  They only buy if they believe that they must have what is being sold.  If you just wrote the best article on why someone should use WordPress and have an affiliate ad for WordPress templates next to it, you’ve got a chance.  If you just wrote an article about the latest and greatest WordPress theme and have a pet food ad next to it, you missed your chance.  The ads, services and products you choose to display must be carefully chosen to be related to the theme of your blog.

4.  Why 180 days?  Well, it’s simple – you can remember and keep track of this number.  Consistency is the issue here.  Post relevant, useful and personality filled content for 180 days and you’ve created something that Google can spider and give legitimacy to.  This is the foundation upon which you can build a successful website.  Then you can go out to other blogs, comment bring new readers, advertise on other sites and whatever other advanced strategies you choose to bring new traffic to your blog but you have something – a legitimate site rather than a fish out of water.  This will bring you the blogging success that you are looking for.

Want to see how I have done with my blog? See my results here