How to Make Money Blogging
Step 1 – Research Your Topics
There are so many people out there who would love to make money online but they just have no clue how to do it. One of the easiest ways to make money online is to write blogs for money. There are specific things you need to do in order to be a successful blogger, which I’m going to reveal to you in a 9 step process.
I’m going to go over some of the exact things I do each and every time I write a blog. It might seem odd to you that you can actually make money from blogging, but you can and you should follow this 9 step process and start making money online with me!
What Will You Write About?
Before you even start to write your first blog you need to think about what kinds of things you’ll write on…
If you want to get any kind of following then you need to pick a general type of topic that you’ll write on all the time so that your readers know what to expect and will keep coming back to read more.
If you write about EVERYTHING then you’ll only please a handful of your followers at a time but if you stick to a specific field then almost all of your readers will be interested in reading more each and every time you write a new blog.
So, what are you passionate about?
What topics, interests and fields do you know a lot about?
Write about what you know and love and people will see you as a knowledgeable resource.
Give them new and entertaining information that they’re not getting from somewhere else.
Research Your Topics
You may know a good amount about specific topics in your field of writing but you have to come to a realization that you don’t know everything. No one does.
And if you want to write about new things then why write on something you already know about? Doesn’t that mean that your reader could very well know about it too?
You should aim to be an “expert” writer in your field and the only way to do that is to constantly keep updated on new and exciting information in your field.
When you research for your blog topics you’ll almost be educating and updating yourself as you collect the new information.
You don’t have to do days and weeks of research for a single blog and it doesn’t have to be on a topic in your field that you’ve never heard of before.
Just research a little to be sure that you know what you’re talking about and can possibly throw in a few newer or not commonly known facts to make your blog content unique. Teach people new things and they’ll want to know more.
And be sure to be researching a topic that interests you because if it’s boring for you to write about then your readers will be able to tell from your writing that you’re not interested in it. Make your blogs fun to read and you’ll snag long-term readers.
So go ahead and get started.
Figure out what field of interest you’re going to write about and start researching a few specific blog topics.
Step 2 – Choose A Good Blog Title
Now that you have an idea as to what topics you want to write about, you need to come up with good titles or headlines for your blogs. A good title will get clicked more often in search engine results, so you need to spend a little time choosing one. What you decide to title your blog will play a big role in the amount of traffic you get.
Blog Title Basics
Your blog title should essentially be a one sentence summary of what is in your blog; you want it to be more than just one or two words, get descriptive.
You DON’T want to make your title a riddle and have people guessing what your blog is about. Not many people will click to read a blog with a confusing title.
You DON’T want to be deceptive and promise something with your title that isn’t going to be in your blog. Otherwise your readers will end up skimming through and then quickly closing the page.
When someone glances at your blog title it should entice them to want to click it to read more about that topic. Your body text expands on what your title says.
You also want your readers to be able to tell what is going to be in your blog before they even click the blog title to read more. If your reader knows what to expect then they’ll more than likely completely read your blog after they click through.
Choosing A Title That Will Get You A TON of Traffic
What good is a title if it doesn’t bring you any traffic, right?
Here’s a simple process you can go through to ensure that your blog will get traffic.
- Go to Google’s Keyword Tool with one of your blog topics in mind. What would you type into a search engine to find a blog on this topic?
- Type in a few keywords and keyword phrases that you yourself would use to find a blog on the topic that you’re about to write. Make sure that you enter your keywords and phrases one per line and then hit the “Search” button.
- When you get your results, click the “Global Monthly Searches” tab up top to reorganize the results. That way the keywords that get the most searches per month will be up top.
- With your blog topic AND the blog title basics we just went over in mind, browse through these keywords from the top down. Are there any keywords or keyword phrases up near the top that you could include in a very descriptive title for your blog topic?
- Choose to include a keyword phrase in your blog title that gets a lot of monthly search engine traffic. That way you know that A LOT of people are looking for information on that topic every day and they’re searching with the exact words that you’re going to include in your title.
If you word your title to include a VERY commonly searched for keyword phrase it’ll do two things for you.
- People will realize that you have exactly what they are looking for. This means you’re supplying what people demand.
- Some of the text in your title will be in bold in the search engine results. This means that you will stand out.
Want to choose an even more profitable blog title?
- When you’re using Google’s Keyword Tool, go to the top right and click the “Views” drop down menu and select “Customize Columns”.
- Select “Estimated Avg. CPC” and then click “Save”. (CPC = Cost Per Click)
- Go ahead and search your keywords like I outlined above.
- Now when you select your highly trafficked keyword phrase you can check and see how much it’s worth. This is how much advertisers are willing to pay to use that keyword.
Now you can be sure that your blog is one that people will want to read, will get a lot of traffic and is a highly valued topic.
So go ahead and get started.
Choose a few blog titles for some blogs that you’ll be writing in the near future.
Step 3 – Keyword Research
So you have a few topics picked out and now you have good titles to go with those blog topics, but what’s next? Now you need to ensure that your blog will get a lot of traffic by selecting common keywords or keyword phrases to “tag” your blog with. When your blog is tagged with a certain keyword and someone searches for that keyword in a search engine then your blog will show up in the search results.
A keyword or tag is a word or phrase that helps sum up what kind of content your blog contains. You can see a good example of that in the picture above.
You want to use very descriptive keywords so that, when someone sees your blog in the search engine results, it’s exactly what they’re looking for. This will ensure a very high click-through rate every time your blog pops up in the results.
If the text that someone is searching for isn’t in your blog text, title or keywords then your blog won’t show up in the results. This is why you want to include more than just 2 or 3 tags per blog. Use a wide variety of quality keywords and you’ll ensure that your blog will get consistent traffic.
Think of it this way…
If you were selling fruit along side the road and you put out a big sign to help draw in potential customers. What would you want to put on that sign?
Do you think if you put on your sign in big letters STAR FRUIT & BOYSENBERRIES that you’d get a lot of customers? You might get some, but those aren’t the most common fruits that people buy.
And those two fruits aren’t the only two that you’re selling. So why only put those two on your sign?
You want to display that you have apples, oranges, grapes, watermelon and so on. Show people EVERYTHING you have to offer and be sure to lead with the most commonly desired things.
Does that make a little more sense to you? You need to use that same mindset when you’re choosing your keywords.
Choosing Keywords That Will Get You A TON of Traffic
Single word keywords are very general and most people don’t search with just one keyword. You’ll still want to include a few of these single keywords but to get really targeted traffic you’ll have to use keyword phrases.
A keyword phrase is just two or more keywords that people search for at the same time like “keyword research”.
You may be limited on the amount of keywords or keyword phrases you’re allowed to use per blog so you need to ensure that the ones you choose really are going to bring you the most traffic.
On HubPages, once you get up around 30+ keywords you’ll get a warning that your blog has too many keywords. I think it’s based on total number of characters used, but you want to stay below that warning level to ensure that your blog isn’t flagged.
I know HubPages suggests keywords to you based on your blog’s body text, but these aren’t always the best keywords to use so I usually use them as filler if I run out of keyword ideas.
So how do you find the highest quality keyword phrases to use?
Well, you need to use the Google Keyword Tool again and go through the steps that we went over above.
Follow the steps I went over to ensure that you’re selecting keyword phrases that a TON of people are searching for each month. And you also want to make sure that you’re using valuable keywords.
- If you’re writing about certain type of brand then plug that into the keyword tool and see what suggestions you get…
- You also want to plug in keywords about the general type of product you’re writing about to see what other suggestions Google will give you…
- And you want to include keywords that you yourself would use to search for that specific item to get even more suggestions…
You may not be able to think of the most commonly searched for keyword phrases off the top of your head so you want to use the Keyword Tool to attain these commonly searched for terms.
Just be sure to brainstorm different types of keywords to plug into the tool.
Like if you were to write about a specific baseball player then maybe you’d want to plug keywords like this into the tool: baseball, MLB, sports, the player’s name, the player’s position and so on.
If you follow these guidelines I’m sure that you will come up with a handful of highly targeted and valuable keywords to use for your blog.
So go ahead and get started.
Choose a handful of commonly searched keywords to tag your blog with and make sure to include the keyword that you modeled your title around.
Step 4 – Blog Copywriting
Now that you have your blog topics, titles and keywords figured out you need to start focusing on the body text of your blogs. How you write and how you set up your body text will be a BIG deciding factor on whether or not someone will come back to your blog again and how long they’ll spend reading your blog. You can’t just throw text onto your blog without any thought and expect people to actually enjoy reading it.
Write Your Blog As If You’re Having A Casual Conversation
You want people to be able to connect with you through your writing so make sure that you word things as you’d actually say them.
You blog should come off as if you had just recorded yourself talking about the blog topic and then converted the audio into text. This makes it a lot easier for people to read.
What I like to do is, after I’ve written my blog, I go back through and read it outloud and if it doesn’t sound like me then I change it so that it does.
You want your character to show through your writing; that’s part of being entertaining and something that isn’t already out there. You’re an individual so make sure that your writing reflects that and can stand on it’s own. If it’s the same old thing then people won’t want to read it.
As you are writing the body text for your blog, some of the keywords you choose should naturally be used in the text. Don’t force yourself to include them but as you’re writing you should notice that some of those keywords and keyword phrases pop up in your writing without even trying.
And it never hurts to check your spelling.
Make Your Text More Attractive To Your Readers
As you’re going back through your text and making sure that it sounds like you, you need to pick certain words, phrases or sections of the text that you want to draw your readers eyes to.
- If you raise your voice while you’re reading a certain word or phrase then put it in bold or in ALL CAPS.
- If something you said is really important then underline that text.
- If you change your tone a little and put some emphasis on a word or if it’s a quote then you can put that text in italics.
- If you’re saying something that might be considered slang, your quoting someone or it’s a way people other than you might refer to something then “put that text in quotation marks”.
- If you’re walking someone through steps or giving them a list then put that text into a bulleted or numbered list like this one.
Some people will just skim a blog at first and if you use these tactics then you’ll be drawing your readers eyes toward more important parts of your blog. Once they read your more “attractive” text then they’ll continue reading the rest to see what else you have to say.
You also want to make sure that your blog has a good amount of “white space” which is the blank space between text or other aspects of your blog. If your blog is just one solid paragraph then that will probably scare off a lot of readers. Give your readers’ eyes a break. They don’t want to read a novel; they want to get the information from you quickly and easily.
Bulleted lists help break things up a little but you can also break things up by starting a new paragraph every 1 to 3 sentences. You don’t have to be too strict with the number of sentences, but if you’re moving onto a new idea then go ahead and start a new paragraph.
You’ll also want to section your blog off with subheadings. Each subheading should be in “Heading 2″ text which we be larger and bold text that stands out from the rest of your body text. As you can see, I’ve used 2 subheadings in this blog post. Think of a subheading as being a new chapter in a very short story.
If you follow these guidelines I’m sure that you will notice that you get a lot more repeat readers and that people will actually read your whole blog. One of the ways that you’ll notice this is that they’ll leave a comment that shows that they read your complete blog and didn’t just look at the title and skim through it.
So go ahead and get started.
Start writing your blog and keep these guidelines in mind in order to make your blog’s text easier to absorb and consume.
Step 5 – The Importance of Videos & Pictures
Now that you have your blog written you’re going to want add even more content to your blog. Text isn’t enough to keep everyone’s attention so you’ll need to call on the power of video and pictures. Including these two things in all of your blogs will ensure that you keep your readers’ attention and that they stay on the page even longer.
The Importance of Pictures
By including pictures in your blogs you are helping to draw in the attention of your readers, especially the skimmers. Most people will be discouraged from reading a blog that is completely text with no images to support the content of the blog.
A picture is worth 1,000 words, right?
So your aim should be to sum up the content of your blog with, at the very least, one image. You want to find an image that once someone looks at it they know what to expect from the rest of your blog.
In a sense, an image is like a visual subheading. It lets your reader know what to expect and your body text expands on what the image shows.
So choose to use images which support the body text of your blog and are visually appealing to readers so that it draws their eyes to it. You can suck a lot of readers into reading your blog if you have a picture that is really appealing to them.
So where do you find your pictures?
Personally, I find all my pictures by using Google’s Image Search. I search for images that will help describe what a reader should expect to find in my blog if they continue reading.
If you can’t find a specific image to use then grab a couple to compile into your own unique image or create one using Photoshop. Unique content is key and if you’re making your own images then obviously no one else is going to have what you offer.
The Importance of Video
By including video content on your blog you’ll also draw in the attention of your readers.
Video will draw in your readers even more than an image will because some people absorb information a lot better through video than they do through text or an image.
With an image, you kind of let each person come up with their own interpretation as to what they’re seeing. But with a video you show them exactly what you’re talking about and demonstrate it.
This is very appealing to your readers; video is everywhere today so don’t bore them with just pictures and text… upgrade to the “new age” and include what they’re use to.
So where do you find your videos?
I’m sure you can already assume where I’m going to recommend you look first… YouTube!
YouTube has a TON of videos on a variety of different topics, so look there first. You want to find a video that compliments the topic of your blog text. Sometimes you can find videos that perfectly fit what you went over in your blog, but it can take a while to find that perfect video.
What makes it really difficult is that most people like to name drop or put text to their own websites all throughout their videos. It’s understandable but very distracting and is not really the type of video you want to include in your blog.
You don’t want to use a video that has someone else’s URL on it the whole time or your reader might move onto their site instead of staying on your blog. You want to keep your reader focused on your blog but you also want them to get additional information from the video. The purpose of the video is to add content and make your blog seem more valuable NOT distract them and coax them to leave your page.
So what do you do if you can’t find a video that fits your blog content and doesn’t include a bunch of links?
You make your own video!
If you want a video that is extremely focused on your blog topic and won’t coax your readers away from your page, then the best option is to make the video yourself. You can check out My YouTube Page if you want to see some videos that I’ve made for my own blogs.
When you post a video to a site like YouTube, be sure to include a link to your blog in the video’s description. This will help bring you traffic, which we will go over more at the end of this blog.
Making your own videos in this day and age is SO easy and inexpensive! I use a Kodak PlaySport for all my videos because it’s cheap, easy to use and VERY portable.
Imagine carrying around something the size of a cell phone that can record 4 HOURS of HD Quality Video, yep… that’s Flip for you!
If you include unique and descriptive videos and pictures in all of your blogs then I’m sure that you will build a BIG following of readers and you’ll keep their attention.
So go ahead and get started.
Starting searching for or creating your own videos and pictures to include in your blog.
Step 6 – Blog Advertising
You should have constructed a really good blog by now, but you won’t make a penny from it because it’s lacking one thing: ADS! Putting ads on your blog is the key to making money from your blogs. But you can’t just slap any old ad on your blog and expect to make money.
Content Targeted Ads
You can place text and banner ads on your blogs that are targeted to the content you wrote about. There are many different companies out there that will let you put ads from their network on your site.
Google Adsense is one of the biggest content-based advertising networks out there.
Here’s how it works…
- You put the code for their ads on your blog.
- The code searches for keywords and keyword phrases in your blog and then displays relevant ads based on those keywords.
- If a reader comes to your blog and then checks out one of the ads, you get paid!
This is a very simple way to make money because you’ll get paid just by someone taking the simple action of viewing an ad. Some keywords will pay A LOT more than others so keep that in mind during your keyword research.
This method of advertising is often used because it takes a lot of the work out of it for you. You don’t have to keep updating your ads; the network will do that for you automatically.
One of the biggest reasons why I blog with HubPages, is that they put the content targeted ads on my blogs for me…That takes A LOT of the work out of my hands!
The other type of ads that you can include on your blogs are affiliate ads.
Being an affiliate just means that you sell someone else’s product for them in exchange for a commission.
There are A LOT of different affiliate networks and programs out there (some with really high commissions) but I want to go over two programs I use with almost all of my blogs.
These both take just a tiny bit more work to include them on your blog than the content targeted ads but you are in complete control of what ads show up on your blog.
With both of these programs, you can choose the types of products you want advertised on your blog because YOU input the keywords that will be used to display the ads.
- You type in keywords and phrases you want the ad network to search on either eBay or Amazon.com and it will display products based on what you entered.
- If you don’t like some of the products that show up then you can enter “negative keywords”. Like if a CD is in one of the ads and you don’t want to show CDs, then you’d enter a negative keyword like this “-cd” and then it shouldn’t display CDs anymore.
- If your reader views the product being advertised on your blog and then buys it, you get paid!
This type of advertising can be VERY profitable if you’re talking about a specific product or product type in your blog. If you give a product praise all through your blog, then there’s a big chance that a lot of your readers will want to purchase that product. So why not have them purchase it through you?
Both of these advertising networks update your product ads automatically based on the keywords you chose. So that means your ads will always be up to date!
With Amazon’s ads you can actually pick specific products you want to display ads for, which works best when you do a product review or mention a specific product.
Another reason why I blog with HubPages is that it’s simple to use eBay and Amazon ads; I don’t have to do any coding at all! All you have to do is input keywords.
With affiliates ads, you’ll want to draw a little attention to them.
eBay and Amazon ads are already a little more appealing because they show the product images, prices and descriptive text but you can take it a step further.
- Change the background color of your ads. On HubPages, if you dock your ads to the right, you can choose from a white, grey or blue background and I almost always opt for blue! Why? Because it stands out from the grey sidebar all the way to the right and it is a visually appealing color.
- Put a title over your ads. If you’re advertising some books from Amazon then put “Recommended Reading” over the ad or if you’re advertising products from eBay put something like “Get These Deals While You Can!” over the ads. Draw your readers’ attention to them so that they realize that they should be looking at them.
- Place product ads right next to the text where you’re talking about them. If you’re talking about a new cell phone then put an ad for that specific cell phone right beside the text where you’re talking about it. Once your reader learns about the cell phone they may start thinking about buying it and if your ad is right in front of their eyes then there’s a bigger chance that they’ll follow through with the purchase.
If you follow these guidelines when including ads on your blogs then I’m sure that you will start to see how profitable blogging for money really can be! You can use the three networks I talked about or search for your own, but just be sure to advertise within the guidelines of the network that you’re going to use.
So go ahead and get started.
Start putting relevant ads on your blogs.
Step 7 – A Call To Action
Now that you have your blog set up so that it can earn you money, you need to give your readers something to do. Sure, they came here to read but you have their attention; you have control over your traffic. Direct your traffic toward a specific “call to action” and you’ll make your blog more valuable for you and your readers.
Direct Your Traffic
You need to take control of the traffic that is coming to your blog and give them something to do on top of reading your blog.
Since your goal is to make money, then you want to direct your readers toward things that will make your blog more profitable to you.
If you have a random link in the middle of your body text, some people might take the initiative to check out that page on their own.
But most people are going to need to be told to check out your link because there’s something cool on the other page.
- Subtly tell them what to do…
- Give them incentive…
This will help draw their attention to the fact that there is a link there, you want them to look at it and there’s something in it for them if they check it out.
When you write blogs full of good quality content then your readers will have no problem trusting that any link you show them will benefit them even more.
A Sense of Community
Remember that your blog text is to be written as if it’s a casual conversation. But who wants to talk to someone that just carries on nonstop and doesn’t give them an opportunity to speak back?
Show your readers that you have an interest in them and that you don’t want to just talk their heads off.
A conversation needs some sort of “back and forth” and there are a couple ways you can achieve this with your blogs…
If you give your readers a chance to voice their opinion then you give them a sense of community which will help build lifelong readers.
Polls are always fun for people to participate in because it shows them what your community of blog readers collectively think about a certain subject. This will help your readers see how many people agree with them on certain issues.
It’s hard to connect to someone whenever you have computers between you but if you’re responding back and forth then you’ll start building bonds with your readers through your blog.
Yes, that means you’ll want to RESPOND TO THE COMMENTS YOU GET!
Let people know that you’re human and are actually paying attention and reading their responses.
Search Engines LOVE Comments!
There’s a big bonus to you getting and responding to the comments on your blog, it’ll boost your ranking in search engines…
…more people will see your page in search engine results, which means more traffic for you!
The reason why this boosts your ranking is that a search engine sees comments as new content on your blog and in a sense it is. Web sites with new content are seen as more valuable.
So you want to entice your readers to leave a comment in your body text or with a title right above the comment section. I usually ask a question right above the comment section so that people can leave their answers in a comment.
Just be sure that you only have one or two main goals with each of your blogs because a confused mind always says no! So you don’t want to have 50 different links you want them to look at, 5 polls and on top of that expect them to leave you a comment… it’s not going to happen!
If you start directing your traffic and giving your readers a sense of community then I’m sure that your blogs will start to be A LOT more valuable to you and your readers.
So go ahead and get started.
Add a call to action to your blog and start responding to the comments that you get.
Step 8 – New Content Means More Traffic
You’re almost ready to start a rush of traffic to your blog, but you need to ensure that you’ll have one more thing: new content. Websites that have frequent, new content are seen as very valuable to search engines which will raise your page in search engine rankings and ensure consistent traffic. As I mentioned before, comments are a great way to get “new content” but that requires input from either you or your readers. You need a way to automatically update your blogs with fresh content without anyone having to do anything.
There are many sites that will actually let you link to current news stories on their site.
- You select the keywords and relevant news stories will be selected.
- Then you put the code at the bottom of your blog and links to those news stories and short descriptions will appear.
- As new stories come in, your news links will be automatically updated.
This is PERFECT for creating automatically updated, new content for your blog…
Now your blog is more valuable to search engines because you have frequent new content, more valuable to your readers because you provide them with links to other relevant news articles and more valuable to you because your blogs will get more traffic!
I use to include 3 news stories and put them at the very bottom of my blog. This gives your readers a variety of stories to look at if they’re looking for more on that topic after they finish reading your blog.
This is a very simple step but it is an important step because it will keep the value of your blogs up higher even whenever no one’s commenting.
When you put this step into play I can assure you that you will see a steadier flow of traffic to your blogs!
So go ahead and get started.
Start adding relevant news links, that will be automatically updated, to each and every one of your blogs.
Step 9 – Backlinks & Advertising Your Blog
Now it’s time to open the gates and let the flood of traffic come rushing toward your blog! Once you have a big following you won’t need to advertise as much but in order to get a continual flow of traffic your blogs need to show up in the search engine results. Your blogs won’t rank high in search engine results unless they’re seen as a valuable source of information. And one of the biggest deciding factors on your blog’s value is how many different websites are linking to it.
Get High Quality Backlinks
You need to advertise each and every one of your blogs but you don’t want to link to them from just any site.
You want to have links to your blog from a TON of different high quality websites. If high quality sites link to you then your quality is raised by association.
Think of it this way, if a bunch of intelligent and well-liked people recommend you as a source of information then a lot more people are going to want to come to you. A high quality backlink is like a recommendation from a trusted source.
But if the only place you’re getting links or recommendations is from the prison yard (or very low quality sites) then people and search engines may avoid you.
The more high quality “recommendations” you get the higher you’ll rank in search engines, which means more people will “hire” you as their source of information.
You also don’t want to get in the habit of using reciprocal links because they’re not as valuable. That’s when you link to someone’s page and they link to yours in return. You DON’T want to do this!
You want to get one way links to your blogs.
Over time, other people will link to your blog but the best way to get one way backlinks is to advertise your blog yourself.
MY PERSONAL LINK STRATEGY
Since you took the time to go through each and every step of the method I laid out for you, I’m going to give you the exact link strategy I use to advertise every one of my blogs!
You need a solid link strategy so that advertising for your blogs is laid out for you and you can quickly go through the process. So feel free to copy my link strategy or you can even add to it in the comments below.
Here’s where you should be advertising…
Social Networking Sites
- MySpace (blog, updates, bulletins)
- Facebook (groups, pages, wall)
If you’re not already on these sites, then you’re missing out on A LOT of traffic!
What you’ll want to do, when you advertise on MySpace and Facebook, is give a three sentence summary for your blog (I usually use the first 3 sentences of my blog) and then include a link under that summary with a title like “Read More about (your blog subject) >>”.
On MySpace you’ll want to post this to your blog, in a bulletin or maybe just as a status update.
On Facebook you’ll want to post this to your wall and in groups and pages that focus on the subject of your blog. But BE CAREFUL, you can’t post quickly or in a lot of different groups on Facebook! If you have your own group on Facebook then you can even message all the members of the group at once, through the chat box.
On Twitter you’ll only be able to include one short descriptive sentence and then a link to your blog.
People are on these sites every single day and they’re interested in what their friends are doing. In fact, at this moment Facebook is ranked #2 for the most trafficked site in the world! So bring their attention to your blogs and get a flow of social traffic to them!
Also, if you have A Personal Blog outside of your money making blog, then it’s a good idea to post to it just like you would on Myspace or Facebook, especially if it’s focused on the subject you wrote about.
Social Bookmarking Sites
On social bookmarking sites you’ll include your link, a title and some places will require a description and tags.
The bonus to using sites like this is that people can rate and comment on your links. The more popular your links are the greater the chances that your link will end up on the main page of the site. This could mean A LOT of traffic for you!
Video Sharing Sites
- Facebook (profile, group)
- eBaum’s World
If you are creating your own videos specifically for a blog that you’re writing then you’ll have to upload it to a video site first. DON’T FORGET to include a link to that specific blog in the video’s description so that people who view your video on that site can go to your blog to learn more!
And you can increase the amount of traffic you get from video viewers by uploading that video to many different video sites!
People watch videos every single day; they’re entertaining and easy to absorb. In fact, at this moment YouTube is ranked #3 for the most trafficked site in the world! Tap into that and redirect some of that daily traffic to your blog!
Photo Sharing Sites
If you’re taking your own pictures to use with specific blogs then you may also want to upload those pictures to photo sharing sites. DON’T FORGET to include a link to that specific blog in the picture description so that people can read more about the subject behind the picture.
People are searching for images every day, so tap into that flow of traffic too!
Some sites even allow you to input the GPS coordinates of the location where you took the picture. This can help your pictures get more traffic (which means your blog gets more traffic) because your images will show up when people are using sites like Google Maps. When they get close to where your picture was taken, map sites like to display these images to people to show them what’s in the area.
If you follow this 9 Step Program I’ve laid out for you from start to finish with each of your blogs then I guarantee that your blogs will start showing up on the first page of Google’s search results for a handful of keyword phrases.
You are now on your way to creating a residual income stream from your blogs!
So go ahead and get started.
Start getting high quality links to your blog!
My Blogging Experiment
A few months back I took it upon myself to experiment with HubPages and see how profitable it can really be to blog with them.
I honestly believe that this experiment was the turning point for the success of my blogging.
I’m sure that most of you on HubPages have heard of the Hub Challenge before, but my aim was to see if I could write 31 high quality hubs (blogs) in 28 days.
I wanted to see if I could write at this pace and how it affected my traffic and ultimately, my income.
Ever since then, my earnings have continued to rise…
If you’re interested, check out: My Blogging Experiment