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Designing Blog Elements in Canva

My own personal branding and I wan na incorporate that into my blog, but you know on a budget but by myself, Yeah,’cause, we’re ballin’ on a budget Of course. So I’m going to show You how to actually make different blog elements using Canva here on The Journey, So when building your brand and building, whether it’s for personal or for business and designing these elements, it’s important to be consistent with it.

Because if you start Throwing out one design and then in a week later, You have another design, People don’t know really who You are or what to follow, So it’s important keep that on track Yeah. So let me go ahead and Show you a quick demo of how to actually make Those blog elements using Canva, absolutely free, Sounds good Cool All right, so you told Me you wan na really like elevate your brand and start creating your Own branded content, So we’re going to use Canva for that.

I love Canva, just because Of its ease of use, Anyone can go in and edit it I mean. I know Photoshop and All these advanced things, but Canva just makes it That much easier and faster to actually create this content. So what we’re actually going to create today is basically your featured images, we’re going to make them A little bit more branded and a little bit more elevated make them stand out a little bit.

We might have a little Extra bonuses at the end too Perfect, But I see these burgers Like Whataburger review, the In-n-out review Hopdddy All these different things We wan na go ahead, get in Canva and check this out, You can get there by just By going to Canva.Com but right in the top there Where it says design anything we’re just going to type Blog and see what pops up, We have blog banner and blog graphic, So I’m probably going to Use just the blog banner, So it’s not as big or This image right here, they’re, not that big, we Want them kind of small and choose blog banner And what’s cool about this Especially, if you don’t have that design eye is, it gives you tons of templates to start from So earlier you were telling Me some of your colors are those green colors right, [ Alex ] Right, [ Nealey ], So you can see here.

There’s not a lot of green and that’s okay, You’re going to be able Edit all of this content, So I’m going to let you kind of go ahead and tell me which style you wan na use. Let’s choose The Art, Exhibit one [ Nealey ] All right, so you Chose the art exhibit template. I like it We’re going to go ahead and edit it and make it kind of your own. So we obviously don’t Want the art exhibit Let’s check out, let’s do one of your most recent reviews, which is WHATABURGER review and then “ All about Their burgers and fries.

” A little bit there [ Alex ] Yeah, [, Nealey ]. So what’s cool About this is this font might not be your font In the upper left. You can actually go ahead and change that and it’s linked up with Google fonts. So anything on google Fonts, which is usually what most websites use what your brand uses you can add here. So, let’s scroll through And find your brand, So I know you liked Poppins So we’re going to go ahead and use Poppins right here, So Poppins’ bold.

So we’ve got that Whataburger review and maybe we don’t want this Whatever this background is it’s kind of blurry, Let’s go ahead and add in a burger, So we’re just going to pick a burger’cause. I don’t want to go to your website, I’m a little lazy, I’m going to go ahead. And search photos and just type burgers, I wan na keep it free and then search. So all these burgers are absolutely free. I can go ahead.

Add it On here, just like that And wallah We’ve got a Whataburger review all about their burgers All right. So that’s Just the basics of Canva, using the templates adding The background image adding some text change the font. Were there any other elements. You really wan na add to this image. I’r not really sure What kind Of options am I looking at All right, so, let’s just check it out. So, on the left hand, side, we’ve got different options and we’re going to go to elements.

Elements are just different. Images ingredients and all these other things inside of Canva that you can use So I wan na talk about grids for a second Grids are basically –. Let me just throw that on there. They looks like a little cloud and some grass and stuff right, But this is really for, if You wan na add an image here without having to style it yourself, It’s really great for templates. So if I had that post there And then I wanted to add another picture of a burger right here.

It throws it in just like that. So then, if I have another image, I could just put it right on top and then the template Changes with that image Super helpful when you’re Making your blog post, you don’t have to always going to edit it and style it move it around. Those little things help out tremendously. So, let’s move on We’ve got different shapes could add different Shapes on your website style, however, you want move it around.

Just like ( beat box music ), But you go ahead and change the Colors right at the top left, You said your colors are Greens, so I make that green green again. Maybe we want this kind of. I don’t know just randomly up here. Why not we’re just going with it And then, if you don’t want It there like, I, don’t You can just hit, delete and it’s gone So there’s all sorts of different icons and different elements you can have.

If I search burger, for example, I can probably find a Lot of different burgers. Remember you wan na click on that free icon. We’re try to do this for free [, Alex ], Absolutely [, Nealey ]! I really like This little guy right here That is only works. You Can’t see the content Cool, maybe that works But yeah. There’s lots of Different things, you can do You just search in the Top left under elements, if you wan na, add your Text you can do so there You wan na, add a different background.

You can go through all your uploads, I’m not going to go through uploads and you’ll, see all my randomness And then you can categorize your stuff by folders and things like that. So then, when you’re done, you would just choose download. So let’s download this bad guy and then go over to your website. Go to your Whataburger review, Let’s edit, that post! Let’s change this image upload ours! So once it’s uploaded, remember that all text Is super important WHATABURGER REVIEW Juicy burger posts for the caption and then select and update.

So now we can go back to our website. [ Alex ] Looks so much better. [ Nealey ] We have that Whataburger review is they can see that super quick and easy? Not everyone likes to read these. They, like flip through the images they’ll see that image and they’ll also see The Whataburger review So now, what’s super cool When it comes to Canva, if you end up upgrading To their premium license is the ability to resize your content, you’ve already created.

So if you say you wanted The same type of template on social media’cause Branding is super important. It’s super important to be consistent. You can easily resize this To say an Instagram post Click resize at the top search Instagram Instagram post copy & resize, and then it threw it together. And an Instagram post, You might need to update some of the different elements if needed, but it makes it super simple to really have your brand everywhere.

[ Alex ] Right. So that was awesome. What else can I do in Canva for my blog [ Nealey ]? Yes, so what a lot Of people will do in Canva, especially on a blog, is Create their own custom ads So those little things that will end up on the widget sidebar. So let’s go back to canva’s home and then we’re just going to Search Ads see what pops up, So we have a Facebook Ad That’s a little too wide a leaderboard Ad large Rectangle and a medium rectangle, You should probably just Do a medium rectangle, keep it simple, And then we have all of This different content, We kind of wan na, keep it consistent to the look and feel That we had with this So let’s actually just Do this from scratch? So when you go to elements I’m going to throw in this grid, keep it easy on us right.

[ Alex ] Yeah [ Nealey ], And then you had Your recipe book right, What was the recipe book about? [ Alex ] Taco, Tuesday recipes [, Nealey ], All right. So this whole Ad is going to be about your Taco Tuesday recipe book. So I wan na search for a taco image, Which one looks good to you: [ Alex ], All of them, (, laughs, ), [, Nealey, ] You’re, not wrong; [ Alex ]. Let’s do the One with the limes yeah [ Nealey, ], Perfect All right now I want to Make this a little darker just so that the white Will contrast on it, You do so with the adjust at the top.

Now I wan na add some text in Taco, Tuesday Recipes and that’s obviously way too big, not the font. We want And not in the colors, So we wanted Poppins’cause, it’s poppin’, (, laughs, ), I’m real corny, guys All right. We also wan na change the color. I didn’t change. All of it All right go back to Poppins Poppins Poppins Poppins. There we go All right and then we Wan na change the color make that white we wan na change the size.

That’s way too big That looks good, And now with this I don’t really want That extra space there, it’s kind of too much You can go over to spacing And then go to line height and then shrink or expand this as needed All right, so we got Taco Tuesday recipes, Let’s check on the other posts, so we make this consistent. All right! We’ve got these Little white lines here so, let’s make sure we have that It’s going to be over in elements and then shapes, I hope, Nope, I hope nope.

Oh, then, you go over two elements go down to lines That makes more sense And then also that white turn it around Got to shrink a little bit And then the regular Commands like CTRL, +, C CTRL, + V, things like that work here You hit CTRL + D. If you’re on a windows, computer or Command + D, it’ll duplicate it nice and easy for you And what’s cool about Canva is it kind of will make A little bit of a grid, so you can see it, it shows that it’s even With the other one, So you can throw that in there And now we have our Taco Tuesday Recipes.

Now, if there’s anything else, you wan na add you can always just kind of search, see what other things pop up. Maybe you wan na add Some random little tacos in the top left or on top Cool, and now once we have this we’re going to want to download that then go over to your website. Now we’re going to throw it Under the widget area, So we wan na go over to Your WordPress dashboard appearance and then widgets and then we wan na actually Add an image here So there’s an image on The left hand column just drag that right over I’m, going to put that above –.

Actually, let’s put it Below the recent posts, We don’t really wan na title and we just wan na upload that Taco Tuesday Recipe image Now what’s important, With some of these images that you throw on your Website in the bottom right, it’ll usually try to make It just the medium size Now our medium size is the full size, but for those you’re reading, if you have an image, you’re uploading make sure you put it on full size.

Otherwise, it’s going to Make it a lot smaller than it actually is, Let’s go add to widget save. If you wanted to link to your landing page that we created earlier, you can go ahead, do so there And then let’s check it out, It’s going to go to your website and then let’s check Your WHATABURGER REVIEW and then bam. We got your Taco Tuesday Recipes [ Alex ]. It looks good [ Nealey ]. So if someone click that it’ll go to your landing page, see all about your recipe book and then you’ve got it So Canva will let you really create almost anything you’re wanting to What I would recommend.

Is just going through all of the designs They have it right here. It’s like Canva print posters, logos, desktop Wallpaper blog banners Instagram Stories literally everything, But what I would highly Highly highly recommend is always keep your brand consistent. Now, there’s lots of templates to use and it sounds really cool. Don’t just go and start making all sorts of different stuff. It’s going to confuse your audience.

If you start doing that Perfect, do I think I’ve got it all I’m going to go home play with Canva, see what I can create. Let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever used, Canva before Yeah, and I really Hope this inspired you to really elevate your brand using Canva or whatever else you wan na, create it with You got some value out of this article. Make sure you smash that Like button, let us know, While you’re there Subscribe to our blogs, so you get this content first.

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How to Start Blogging for Profits Online

Com. I in this article wanted to talk to you about blogging for profits, and you know what it takes to basically make money with your blog and you know, profit from my blog online. You know the information is very simple. It doesn’t take much for you to understand exactly how you can block for profits, how you can make money from a blog now.

The key here to success will be on how consistent you want to be with the work. You know how consists in your art, with everything that you need to get done and how much a massive action you take. You know how much right action you know I should say, because you could take all of the action you want, but if you’re not taking the right action, then you might not get the results that you want. So you want to take the right action.

You want to do it consistently. You want to be very patient with the process. I understand that you are not going to get results overnight unless you put a tremendous amount of hard work, you are not going to. You know, make money overnight with blogging. I’r not saying that it can’t happen. You know more. A lot of people has has built blogs in a month and start making money from them in a month or two three months.

I you know, but that is because they took a lot of massive action. They did all of the right things, they did everything right and they worked on their blogs daily. You know, and they basically knew how to organize themselves. They know how to put everything together the right way. Well, you know doing they understood how important how important it is to be productive with everything that you do online.

You know, because a lot of people come to the internet, we know when they work on online and they click around they. You know stay on Facebook, a lot, they just check emails and they just click around you know and they don’t get anything anything productive by the end of the day. So that is one thing that you need to understand: that you need to be as productive as possible with the work that you put in for your blog, so that is one of the keys to blogging for profits.

You know if you want to eventually make money with the block that you are building right now, then you need to understand how important it is for you to be productive and focus on the things that you know. Put you one step closer to your goal. You know so you need to understand this very well alright. So let me show you really quick the simple things that you need to follow when you are building a blog online.

You know I’m going to share with you very important information and that I have learned you know over the years of blogging and you know I have invested a lot of money in trainings and stuff like that. So I’m going to share with you some valuable tips for you to get started blogging online, and so you can start blogging for profits. You know in as little as three months, if you really put all of the hard work and you follow everything right.

So you know one of the keys to to block for profits to make money. Blogging will be to share solutions to your marketplace. You know share solutions, I blog about things that people really are looking for. You know blog about solutions to people’s problems and in whatever niche that you are, you could be writing about weight loss, you know, or about relationship tips or whatever. So, in order for you to start profiting from the content that you put out, you will need to solve people’s problems.

You know you need to solve somebody else’s problems and you need to make sure that whenever you create a solution to a problem, you need to make sure that you present that solution to the people. That is having those problems you know. So this is where targeting your market in targeting your traffic plays a huge factor in the success of your blog. So you need to learn how to target the people that comes to your blog.

That comes in read your stuff. You know, because there’s no point on on solving a problem and then showing that solution to somebody that doesn’t even have that problem, so it doesn’t make sense. You know what I mean, so you need to make sure that you target your audience. You target the people that you promote the content to so that is very important when you, when you are building a blog online, all right so right now, I’m working on this blog post.

You know, and I want to make sure that I pack my you know my blog post without as much value as I can. Of course you know, I want to also make sure that I have more ideas and more information to make future post. So sometimes you know it when I say put it all on on the blog post. I don’t really mean to share everything that you know for every solution. You know for every problem in one blog post. You know you need to organize yourself and you know, no, you know just be really a specific with what are you going to solve with a blog post? You know every time you publish new content on your blog, make sure that that content has a goal and it solves a specific problem.

And of course you don’t want to. You know, make it the longest blog post ever. But if that’s what it takes to solve the problem, then do it. You know, but also keep in mind that you want to be blogging. You know very often so keep some information for future post. You know don’t go all out but uh, but when it comes to solving the problem you know just do whatever you can to solve a problem with every post that you have all right.

I hope I make sense here so anyway, so that is a key factor here. If you want to blow for profits, you want to solve people’s problems, and one way to do that is to just you know: surf online, basically just go online and you know look for people’s problems. You know just you can go to yahoo answers, so you can go to forums and then see what what is people asking about. You know what what kind of problems do they have? You know you should go to a forum that is relevant in your niche.

You know if you are blogging about weight loss and then go to a forum that is about weight loss, and then you can kind of ask people. Okay. What are you mane? You know questions about weight loss, so you can actually, you know, go through the forum and and see what people is talking about see what people is having problem problems with. You know, there’s a lot. You can research on the internet, so you can’t say that you, you cannot find.

You know, content for your blog or you. You don’t know what to write about, or you don’t know how to make a profitable blog site online, and I’m telling you right now the best way to make to build a blog to make money with is by solving problems with your content and by targeting who Is reading your content, you know that that is very important for you to to understand. So what you could do is you know to find problems, and i’m going to show you how I find you know problems that people is having blogging right.

So my niche is blogging, so what I do is I go to forums right. I have bookmarked all of my forums. You know I make sure that I’m organized so every time I come to work here. You know I have everything ready. So, as you can see, I have everything very organized, so this is the same thing that I want you to do. You know get organized, because this is your business. This is what you’re going to do as a full-time job.

Eventually right so you want to get organized, and so, whatever your blogging about get organized with all of the things, the links and all of the things that you need to do, you know to work on your blog on a specific niche. Alright, so my niche is internet, marketing and blogging, and you know everything related to that. So that is my niche. So what I do is I go to forums and there’s there’s one that I really like is the digital digital point forum.

So did I come here and then I just you know I I browse around. You know, I’m active, you know I I help people. I share my knowledge with people. I solve people’s problems. You know I promote my blogging here, but I also get ideas from this forum. You know because over here there’s a lot of people that you know it’s new to blogging. They have a lot of questions, there’s a lot of problems, new problems that I see you know every week that come up and I could write about you know.

So this is a very good, very good source of you know, ideas, you know so do the same thing go to forums. Do Google, you know you can go to other blogs and see what are they talking about? You know see what they’re talking about what kind of problems they are solving, and you should also you know, solve the same problem on your own words. You know, do your own research, you know. Basically, what you want to do with the blog is make it a source of solutions.

You know you want people to love your blog because they get something out of it. So the best way to approach this when you are trying to build the block and block for profits is to make sure you you are building a source of people. You got me of solutions, you know what I mean build a source of solutions where people can come in and solve a specific problem thanks to the information that is on the website on the blog.

So when people find that and they like it, they love it. You know you have solved their problems, then they are going to bookmark your site. They are going to. You know, follow you subscribe to do to your to your blog, subscribe to you. Whatever you’re doing you know, if you’re doing article marketing, you know subscribe to your blog and to your YouTube blog, follow you on social networks, so people are is going to trust your website because it has a lot of value.

So that is what you want to aim for. That’s what you want to build. So keep that in mind that you want to build a sore of solutions. You know, there’s no point mean, of course you could make money blogging about anything you want, but that is one what you know. You could do that once you have a lot of traffic coming into your site, you know, but at the beginning there’s no point. I’r blogging about just anything: if there’s no one coming in it’s like you know, throwing up it’s like throwing a party at your store when nobody is is even coming in.

You know, there’s no customers coming in on a daily basis and you’re. You are over here already, you know, setting up a party for the customers when you have none. So there’s no point on. You know just blogging about anything and being comfortable with just having a blog and the fact that you’re just writing on a daily basis. You need to have a purpose. You need to have a goal, you need to understand a lot of things and you need to build the right content.

You need to do the right marketing. You need to put everything together the right way. If you want to start blogging for profits all right, so I’m giving you some good tips right here, free for you to get started. So you know, like I told you just go to forums, go to social network. You know, and you can actually ask your friends or people that is following you in the social networks and ask them you know: what are you problems on this? A specific subject, you know find out what people is what people want.

Basically, you want to find out what people want and then give it to them. You know is the basic concept of supply and demand. You know, if you understand that, then you should understand how to build a blog. That will make you money is the same concept. Alright, so you know this is what I do to find problems in the blogging community. You know so or in the internet marketing community. So, as you can see, you know, there’s a lot of things that people talk about.

You know and look this there’s a question right here from somebody. How do I become a successful blogger? So you know what I could do is just go in there and just you know, give them some advice, and you know I have a signature in the the in this forum, so you now have a link back to my blog. So this is a good way to promote yourself and also find you know the topics that you could be talking about in your blog.

So imagine that you know you see all of this and then you write content to answer most of the questions that you see here. So imagine you do that and then you reply to all of them right. You give them a good piece of advice. You know you give them good advice and let’s say that some of them will click on yours on my signature, that takes them to my blog and since I took the time to, you know, write a blog post for each one of these questions and then answer Them don’t you think that they will find that valuable and they probably will you know, share that content and then just help me get traffic.

You know what I mean because they really liked the content. So you know your content is key when you are trying to make money blogging online. So I hope that made that very clear and now so you know put everything together: the marketing, the the content creation. You know build your following: make sure you have a fan page. You know brand yourself that there are a lot of things to talk about, but I wanted to just talk to you straight up about the simple concept of blogging for profits.

You know of how can you build a blog to make you money on the internet? You know and like I said before, you know it’s all about supplying the demand. You know if you can give something to the internet user that they are looking for. Then you can, you know, start taking advantage of that traffic. You know of that concept of you know. People want something you learn, what is it that they want, and then you give it to them.

You know it’s that simple. All you got to do, though, is learn the right information mark it as much as you want, because marketing traffic is a very, very important thing here so, and I know a lot of people a struggle with traffic out that this is why I have this blog In internet marketing blog 101, where I teach everything about traffic, you know: how can you get traffic? How can you build the blog online and make money with it you can you can find everything here so make sure you take advantage of the information and you take as much action as possible because there’s no point I’m doing all of this.

If you don’t take very consistent action and I’m talking about a lot of action at the beginning, all right, because once you start getting a lot of traffic, you can, you know chill out a little bit, you can just you know, relax a little bit more and Not do as much work, but at the beginning, if you are somebody brand new to the internet, then you need to understand that you have to put it put in the work at the beginning and you need to do the right work, and this is where I’m Going to teach you everything that you need to know, I so pay close attention, take notes and and apply what I teach you here.

Alright. So that’s all I got ta say for the article guys and – and I hope you have learned how to blow for profits. You know the simple concept of making money with a blog, alright, so take massive action. You can do it, you know it. So that’s it guys. That’s what I wanted to talk to you about, and I hope you have a great day. I talk to you. The next article you


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How To Start A Blog And Make Money In 2020 ($4,000 / Mo Blogging Income Or More)

I want to talk to you guys about how you can start a blog and start earning money in 2020.. So I have a blog. I started about. A year ago, uh that’s been making around four thousand dollars in pretty passive income per month, usd which is around 6 000 australian dollars. So in today’s article I want to you know: go through with you guys with about like seven or so steps encompassing how this is possible and using my experience over the last year in growing a blog talking to you guys about how you can start your own Blog, so a blog is a really good way to make money.

I’ve been trying to make money with youtube for a while, and it’s pennies, like you, make pennies per thousand people that you get to read a article, but with a blog you can make up to like 20 30 40 50 per thousand people. You can get to the blog, which is quite amazing, in contrast to youtube, which is only a couple of bucks with blogging. It has such a high monetization value. Okay, so step number one is picking a niche.

Now everyone says you got to pick a niche with blogging, it’s probably a good idea, and it’s definitely a preferable idea to pick some kind of topic that you want to talk about in in the blog. My whole idea about starting a blog is so that you can make money from what you love and that’s what i’ve done for myself in cycling. I have a cycling blog, but it’s much more niche than just cycling. For example, like you want to pick something like urban commuting or bike commuting, instead of just cycling i’ll get into a bit later about picking a name and stuff and hey you don’t want to pick a name, that’s too niche as well, because it’ll sort of narrow You down into a specific topic: if you want to grow later on and talk about other aspects of cycling, for example, then you know you can do that, but when we’re picking a niche, you want to start off writing about something.

That’s that’s very specific to a particular person, and you want to help answer their questions that they may have so, for example, some really profitable niches. If you’re wanting to get into making money it being more important than the niche topic. If that makes sense, then health wealth, those kind of topics around how to make money dieting working out all that kind of stuff, it’s very popular and one could say saturated, but that’s where you got to find a specific niche.

You want to service a specific type of person, so, for example, if you’re in like a cooking niche or something like that, you want to pick something. That’s like recipes for parents or something like that or recipes for couples without children or something even more specific, like that, you know what I mean now I don’t recommend a cooking blog or a recipe blog as your first blog i’m starting up one for myself, but I have previous experience building up other blogs, but you know if you love cooking, why not give it a crack and see how you go the way to get traffic? That way is probably through pinterest and youtube instead of trying to rank number one on google, because it’s very competitive and that’s where you need to weigh up the competitiveness aspects as well.

So, in order to do that, but also first, I should mention that i’ve just got some notes here. Some other niche ideas like home, decor, parenting, diets, diy gardening and i’ve got a list here of some other ones. You can just google something like um blog topic. Ideas or or blog niche ideas – and you got like um golf disc golf – you know how to train for a triathlon marriage advice, uh ghost hunting.

There’s you know whatever you are passionate about. You choose that well before you choose, it, consider its popularity and how we do that. We go over to something like google trends and you want to type in something like bike commuting, which is what I have here and, as you guys, can see. I’ll probably choose a different one here, let’s do ghost hunting. I just want to do that. One that would be very, very cool.

Did the supernatural stuff, as you guys, can see ghost hunting it’s very popular, so this is over um worldwide for the last 12 months and, as you can see like you want to try and aim for a topic that is over 50 over 50 there. The number 50., so you want anything over that. That indicates that it’s got higher search volume and, as you can see, this is very consistent and then you want to also go through to the last five years and see what it’s been like.

So look at that. How consistent that is! That’s that’s a really good niche to get into you know looking at those numbers and how good that is, it’s probably going to be competitive as well, so you want to which is what we’ll get to next. You want to do keyword, research and find keywords that are underserved and and what people uh or other bloggers aren’t writing about or they’re, not writing that much about and that’s where you can get in start ranking and start building up the blog and getting traffic.

That way, so step number two is picking a name for the blog and also your domain name, your com. So you want to pick something like I was saying earlier. That is not too specific to your niche, so, instead of doing so, for example like let’s talk about gardening, so let’s say you want to start writing articles about butterfly gardens which are planting flowers, that butterflies will love. So it’s creating a garden for butterflies.

You don’t want to like choose butterflygardens.Com, because if you want to broaden out and you’ve already, you know written a lot of content around butterfly gardens and you can’t really push that niche any further down the track. Then you don’t want to be stuck to just butterfly gardens. You want to do something you know create a name. That’s encompassing of just gardening in general would be my advice.

So then you can broaden out to container gardening. You can do water gardens organic gardening. You know fruit and veggie, gardens and stuff, like that. You can broaden out even further down the track. So pick a name, that’s a lot broader than what the niche is initially. If that makes sense, so you want to choose something like gardening, addict.Com or letsgarden.Com. You know something that’s just a lot more broader in the aspect of the whole niche.

Okay, so step number three is to set up the blog, so once you’ve got your name of the blog and the domain name, you’ve brought that I recommend going to somewhere like godaddy.Com or something like that to buy your domain name, it’s fairly, cheap to set up And get started with essentially hosting is is like rent space online for your domain name. I use hostgator.Com uh bluehost is very popular amongst bloggers.

Go to one of those two places set up hosting there’s a lot of like how-to articles on youtube about how to set up a wordpress blog um and get it you know set up through hosting and stuff like that. I recommend wordpress as a blogging platform to get started with um. You can do uh. I think it’s squarespace and wix they’re, more of like aesthetic sort of blogs that are sort of just have a couple of pages I found wordpress is great.

If you’re wanting to put out a heap of content and add value to the community, you want to build around your niche, so that encompasses a lot of blog posts. I have over 200 blog articles on my blog uh, so wordpress is great, for you know putting out a heap of content like that, so yeah just go to youtube type in like um how to set up a wordpress, blog and hosting and then follow. There’s heaps of tutorials online, where you can learn how to do that? Okay, so now you have your blog set up.

What you want to do is pick a theme for your blog, so this is going to this is going to entail what your blog is going to look like, and it’s pretty important, but it’s not it’s not something to get stuck on or get too carried away On uh, you want something: that’s simple, preferably pretty fast, although I don’t really care too much. If, if the blog speed isn’t that fast uh, a lot of people would disagree with me um, but I really think just you know.

Content is more important. That’s what you really want to focus on when you, when you’re starting a blog, is just the content which is next we’ll get to that next. But what you want to do is create a theme, so there’s a lot of free themes on wordpress. If you go to the themes dashboard there, you can scroll through and have a look and and see all the options that I have and see what tickles you fancy what you like there.

I personally have a paid theme, although I did get the free version that I liked and then i’m like uh, I might buy the pro version because it had a few extra features. The theme I have is called boston pro, which is what I use for my blog. It’s a pretty nice looking theme, I really like it, but there is you know many other options like divi themes. Uh is also recommended from a lot of bloggers. What I would recommend is get started with a free blog, you don’t want to.

You know, spend money uh in the beginning stages of your blog. First, you want to get the traffic start earning income and then once you’re making money. You can then start to invest that into a nice new theme and making the blog look much better. Okay, so step number five is probably the most important step and that’s creating content. But before you get carried away and start writing about your day or sharing like something great that happened today, you’re in your life, you want to avoid creating that type of content.

If you want to start ranking on google and getting traffic to your website, so i’m going to give you a couple of strategies that you can use a couple of keyword, research tools that you can use to start figuring out. What type of things to write about in your niche, but you want to create content or blog posts around what people are actually searching for on google now over 80 to 90 of my traffic comes from google seo.

If you don’t know what that is, it’s just search engine optimization, so it is essentially what happens when someone types in a query to google and you are ranking right up there in number one position, which is the goal, which is where you want to be so Uh, I have one article I wrote that gets over 10 000 page views per month and it’s a simple list post like the best uh 10 bikes. Something like that.

You know what I mean and it ranks near the top and it gets over. 10, 000 page views also on a second note that they’re really good type of blog posts i’ll get into that a bit later, but um. The best of sort of posts do really well for me, like best this best product in your niche and listing 10 products. Talking about them, then that’s also how you make affiliate income as well suggesting good products that people can buy, which is what i’ll get into very shortly as well.

But essentially you want to create content around what people are searching for so think about what problems are people going to have in this niche? You know what I mean like you’re, hopefully choosing this niche because you’re passionate about it and you know a lot about it or you know enough about it to create some content right, so think about what you, maybe when you were just getting into this niche, what You were searching for in the beginning stages, maybe check your search history and see like what things you were trying to search back.

Then that’s really cool sort of indication you want to sort of get into the shoes or where the hat of your potential audience potential. Customer you want to you want to think how they think and try and understand, like what their search behavior is on google. So some keyword tools, I recommend, is keywords everywhere. This is like a google chrome add-on thing where you can install it and whenever you search something on google, it will show you how many searches it gets a month which is not accurate, but it’s a good indication.

I wouldn’t solely use that as a gauge, because i’ve written, like I said, a blog post against 10 000 page views a month and when I typed in that keyword, it got a couple of thousand page views a month. It said in the search bar and keywords everywhere, but it gets like five times that. So just keep that in mind. It’s not that accurate. Then you can also use something like ahrefs, which is what I highly recommend.

It is a costly keyword tool. Have that in mind, maybe it’s a good idea to get that later later on down the track when you’re starting to make money from your blog, you can also use something like uh, the pinterest search, so you can go into pinterest, but what I recommend getting started With is just using google, because google wants people to find content right and it wants to help them in that aspect.

So if you type in your niche topic, so for example, you choose, let’s go with butterfly garden, okay, so just for example, let’s go to google and type in something like so, if you just type in butterfly gardening and press space. Now I have keywords everywhere installed and, as you can see on the left side here, you’ve got like a search volume indication so right here. This could be a good article right here, like butterfly gardening gloves, so you can type you can create an article like the best butterfly gardening gloves.

Do a list of the top 10 talk about like how they’re the best, and then you can link to the product on amazon and get amazon affiliates set up where you can make commissions from each time someone buys and if you’re ranking number one in google. For this keyword, i’m going to get into this a bit later on, but there is a sandbox period when you’re starting a blog and it takes a bit of time to get started but, for example, like um.

This is just one example of keyword. Research now uh the course I took for blogging at income school project 24. They show you some much more in-depth strategies towards how you can do keyword. Research like this, using just google, which is completely free, uh the course isn’t free, of course, but the strategy is free, which is what I highly recommend. If you want to check out that course it’s linked down below.

I am an affiliate, so I get a commission from that, but there is some really in-depth sort of keyword. Research strategies in that course that are really amazing is what I just used for doing my blog and it’s giving me really good results. But let’s blog articles – and this is what I recommend when starting out when creating content – is to create blog posts around very specific questions – uh, that not many people are trading articles about so, for example, what are the best plants for butterfly gardening? That’s that could be, you know pretty popular uh blog topic.

If you know what I mean, is it good to have butterflies in your garden? What is the purpose of a butterfly garden that could be a good blog post right there, so you can write a blog post about that now, obviously you’re going to have competition, so you need to weigh up whether or not you can rank for this or not. If you know what I mean so yeah, you want to do keyword, research, that’s just one strategy and it goes a lot more in depth.

That could be a completely whole different article, but you want to figure out what people are searching for, create blog posts about that start, ranking on google – and I must say this is going to be step number six create more content. You want to also promote your content, and the whole idea here is just to get more traffic, but my main emphasis on in this article, with starting a blog, is just to create more content.

You need to just create, create, create, create, create can’t emphasize that enough. When I first started off my blog uh, the first two months I barely got out, I think it was 10 articles. Uh it’d be great to see. You know if you’re starting a blog to get out like 30 plus articles over two months or even 60 articles. Just write an article a day really commit in the early stages of your blog. That was a mistake that I made.

I didn’t write enough articles early on because there is this sandbox period, like I mentioned earlier in google, where google doesn’t trust you, yet it doesn’t know what you’re all about. So if you can create a heap of content, it starts to give google this idea that oh, it’s we’ve got a serious blogger here and they’re adding value. Let’s start ranking their stuff, normally takes six to eight months.

I found around eight months before you can start seeing any results on your blog traffic specific results, so you need to be prepared for that half a year to eight month period of nothing. You know what I mean like you’re, not going to see much traffic at all, because it takes that long for google to start trusting you and for your articles to start ranking in google. Now you can sort of speed up this process if you like, not recommended.

If you want a long-term traffic sort of generating strategy, you can use the likes of social media like facebook and instagram, but really those platforms are starting not to work as much because they’re wanting their audiences to stay on their platforms so linking out to your blog, They don’t like that and they’re sort of cutting down on it, which is you know, not great, but I would recommend pinterest is almost a mix between a search engine and a social platform, so you can go to pinterest and if you’re, in those blogs that are Like diy home, decor recipes those sort of blogs uh those sort of niches work really well with pinterest, so you can start putting out pinterest pins.

That’s where a lot of bloggers get most of their traffic from is just pinterest. I’r not sure if I recommend it. I would probably recommend the longer term strategy, which is google search once you get something to rank in google. Google is a monster right, so everyone searches something on google. It’s like the number one place to go to find something out. So if you can get up there number one for a keyword, you’re going to stay there for a very long time and that’s the goal once you get ranked up the top, it’s a long term play where you’re just going to get this certain amount of traffic Month after month, it might dip and might get more traffic each month, but it’s going to be consistent and that’s where you’re going to get your passive income, because if you’re ranking there in google, the passive income comes in month month after month.

You know what I mean, so that’s the strategy right there is to go for the google seo and ranking number one on google. Also I didn’t mention but youtube as well. Youtube I found is pretty good um. It’s all it’s like a visual search of google. If you know what I mean and then also you can uh, if you do youtube articles, you can get them to rank in. You know right up there in the google search as well, which is also good, so youtube, google and pinterest is what I would focus on the most when you’re starting off your blog um.

If your blog is in that those those niches that work well with pinterest, not every niche works in pinterest, but you know like the home decor and lifestyle blogs and all that kind of stuff does really well so have that in mind. But if you’re starting a blog, just write content, you need to write content that people need help. People in your niche be a service to others. Uh, you know just add value, and that is how you’re going to get the traffic trust me.

That is how it works. Okay, so step number seven is to start making money from your blog. This is where it gets exciting. So it’s going to take a few months before you start seeing any income at all. I think it took me I i’m guessing here, but maybe four five, maybe four or five months before I started seeing my first couple of dollars coming in. Yes, it’s a long term game right. It’s not get rich overnight.

It’s going to take some time if you’re in it, for the long haul you’re going to be successful. Trust me not to give up. Okay, like you need to be committed to this. If it’s your passion right, you’re, writing about what you enjoy. It’s probably not going to feel like work right and you’re, going to have more energy to keep going and keep plugging away to create content. So also on the content. You want to try and set a goal for 100 plus articles on your website before you can start to expect any money.

To be honest with my blog, I had 180 articles on there before I started to see that 4 000 a month. If you can manage to write 180 articles in a couple of months, you’re not going to expect to make four thousand dollars, you know what I mean the next month. It takes a few months half a year or so before your articles start ranking. And if you do the keyword, research correctly and you’re targeting keywords that people are searching for that isn’t very competitive and you’re finding those cracks, then you can, you know, expect to see some pretty awesome results.

But when it comes to making money, I make money from my blog in two ways at the moment: it’s through ads and it’s through affiliate commissions, which is what I was touching on a bit earlier. So ads number one. I wouldn’t recommend using google adsense in the beginning stages because it’s just pennies on the dollar and it’s really not worth it. In my opinion, in the beginning stages you blog you’re not going to get much traffic and using adsense to monetize it.

They don’t pay. You much in the beginning anyway, even if you have a lot of traffic, so it’s just going to be sense, really not worth it. You wan na wait until you get 25 sessions a month. I don’t know what that is in page views, but 25 sessions. You want to try and get to that goals, try and set that as your first goal for traffic. So then you can start to put ads on your site and then you want to reach out to someone like mediavine and agency, like company, that puts ads on your website and they pay you pretty good money.

For you know each thousand sessions you get to your website so try and aim for 25 sessions in the beginning, and then once you hit 100 000 page views, you might want to change over to add thrive or just stick with mediavine. I use add thrive for my website because I get over a hundred thousand page views per month and it’s pretty good money, i’m making around twenty dollars per thousand people I get to the website or thousand page views I get to the website.

So just from ads. My website makes around you know: 2 000 us dollars a month with the 100 000 page views that it gets now. I’ve heard people making 30 plus per thousand page views, which is incredible now in the early stages of setting up your add thrive, account or mediavine account the rpms or the earnings per thousand, aren’t going to be the greatest they’re going to take a bit of time. For you again to find that rhythm and stuff like that, but once you um get going like i’ve been on anthra for just under or just over a month, so i’m still seeing that you know early stage period of rpm growth over time.

So that’s a passive way to make the money. So once you write the articles, you can sit back and just collect ad earnings month after month. If you’re, you know getting enough traffic in which is great and then you have affiliate commissions, and then you also have selling your own products, which are all sort of a passive way to make money. Once you do the work it kind of keeps coming in and then you can also do sponsored blog posts as well, which is you know, takes some work to do.

Um, it’s not as passive. I don’t do that. I don’t even sell my own products, yet I just do affiliate as well as the ads so with affiliate. You want to, like I said, before, write articles about the best 10 butterfly garden, gloves list the 10 gloves write about them, then link to them. You can use amazon affiliates, they just cut their commissions right down in pretty much half, so you make half the commissions that you did, which is terrible, but i’m still on amazon associates, and I still do that.

It’s not as much you might want to reach out to brands that are selling the products and you want to go to their website and look right down the bottom, and sometimes I have an affiliate link down the bottom. Then you want to reach out to them and and sign up to their affiliate program. If they have it now, some don’t you might want to just like search brand and then affiliate program in google and see if they have it.

That way, it’s hard to find it takes a bit of working out to find if they have an affiliate program if you’re liking an outdoors niche or something like that dot com has an affiliate rei for me is where I make a lot of my commissions, and It’s almost like four or five percent, so, for example, if you sell a bike for over a thousand dollars, you know that’s some pretty good commissions there. So that’s just an example, but you can also go into like share a sale commission junction and those these other things.

I’ve never used them. Some bloggers do, but you know I don’t really use them. I use event link, which is that’s actually. What you guys should check out is event link. This is where rei is set up with so they’re like the middleman between the online seller and you as the content creator. So they sit in the middle there and they join up to a lot of online retailers. And then you can search their in-depth collection that they have there and find whatever brand you’re looking for and if they’re on there they’ll be on there.

So that’s also another way. I definitely recommend checking that out. But then again you can sell your own products once you start getting traffic into your website, which is also good. You know, create your own ebook and course, and do that kind of stuff, which is what i’m working on with my blog at the moment. I want to create a a book and a course to help my audience a lot more in depth, so that’s also something else to think about and then, if you’re, if it is a digital product, obviously you can sell as many as possible.

You don’t need to print out books to ship them out and worry about all that stuff, like you would with a physical product. That’s also another one. You can sell physical products, which is something that I might be considering a bit later on down the track as well, but yeah guys that’s about it um you can also do sponsored blog posts. I don’t do any of that. I’ve also heard that’s a good way to make some income as well, but yeah guys.

Hopefully, this article was helpful if it was make sure to give us a thumbs up, drop a comment down below if you’re getting started with your own blog and you want to start making some income, I definitely recommend getting started and doing something around your passion. It’s a it’s an incredible way to make money from something that you know a lot about, or something that you’re passionate about.

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Com. I in this article wanted to talk to you about blogging for profits, and you know what it takes to basically make money with your blog and you know, profit from my blog online. You know the information is very simple. It doesn’t take much for you to understand exactly how you can block for profits, how you can make money from a blog now.

The key here to success will be on how consistent you want to be with the work. You know how consists in your art, with everything that you need to get done and how much a massive action you take. You know how much right action you know I should say, because you could take all of the action you want, but if you’re not taking the right action, then you might not get the results that you want. So you want to take the right action.

You want to do it consistently. You want to be very patient with the process. I understand that you are not going to get results overnight unless you put a tremendous amount of hard work, you are not going to. You know, make money overnight with blogging. I’m not saying that it can’t happen. You know more. A lot of people has has built blogs in a month and start making money from them in a month or two three months.

I you know, but that is because they took a lot of massive action. They did all of the right things, they did everything right and they worked on their blogs daily. You know, and they basically knew how to organize themselves. They know how to put everything together the right way. Well, you know doing they understood how important how important it is to be productive with everything that you do online.

You know, because a lot of people come to the internet, we know when they work on online and they click around they. You know stay on Facebook, a lot, they just check emails and they just click around you know and they don’t get anything anything productive by the end of the day. So that is one thing that you need to understand: that you need to be as productive as possible with the work that you put in for your blog, so that is one of the keys to blogging for profits.

You know if you want to eventually make money with the block that you are building right now, then you need to understand how important it is for you to be productive and focus on the things that you know. Put you one step closer to your goal. You know so you need to understand this very well alright. So let me show you really quick the simple things that you need to follow when you are building a blog online.

You know I’m going to share with you very important information and that I have learned you know over the years of blogging and you know I have invested a lot of money in trainings and stuff like that. So I’m going to share with you some valuable tips for you to get started blogging online, and so you can start blogging for profits. You know in as little as three months, if you really put all of the hard work and you follow everything right.

So you know one of the keys to to block for profits to make money. Blogging will be to share solutions to your marketplace. You know share solutions, I blog about things that people really are looking for. You know blog about solutions to people’s problems and in whatever niche that you are, you could be writing about weight loss, you know, or about relationship tips or whatever. So, in order for you to start profiting from the content that you put out, you will need to solve people’s problems.

You know you need to solve somebody else’s problems and you need to make sure that whenever you create a solution to a problem, you need to make sure that you present that solution to the people. That is having those problems you know. So this is where targeting your market in targeting your traffic plays a huge factor in the success of your blog. So you need to learn how to target the people that comes to your blog.

That comes in read your stuff. You know, because there’s no point on on solving a problem and then showing that solution to somebody that doesn’t even have that problem, so it doesn’t make sense. You know what I mean, so you need to make sure that you target your audience. You target the people that you promote the content to so that is very important when you, when you are building a blog online, all right so right now, I’m working on this blog post.

You know, and I want to make sure that I pack my you know my blog post without as much value as I can. Of course you know, I want to also make sure that I have more ideas and more information to make future post. So sometimes you know it when I say put it all on on the blog post. I don’t really mean to share everything that you know for every solution. You know for every problem in one blog post. You know you need to organize yourself and you know, no, you know just be really a specific with what are you going to solve with a blog post? You know every time you publish new content on your blog, make sure that that content has a goal and it solves a specific problem.

And of course you don’t want to. You know, make it the longest blog post ever. But if that’s what it takes to solve the problem, then do it. You know, but also keep in mind that you want to be blogging. You know very often so keep some information for future post. You know don’t go all out but uh, but when it comes to solving the problem you know just do whatever you can to solve a problem with every post that you have all right.

I hope I make sense here so anyway, so that is a key factor here. If you want to blow for profits, you want to solve people’s problems, and one way to do that is to just you know: surf online, basically just go online and you know look for people’s problems. You know just you can go to yahoo answers, so you can go to forums and then see what what is people asking about. You know what what kind of problems do they have? You know you should go to a forum that is relevant in your niche.

You know if you are blogging about weight loss and then go to a forum that is about weight loss, and then you can kind of ask people. Okay. What are you mane? You know questions about weight loss, so you can actually, you know, go through the forum and and see what people is talking about see what people is having problem problems with. You know, there’s a lot. You can research on the internet, so you can’t say that you, you cannot find.

You know, content for your blog or you. You don’t know what to write about, or you don’t know how to make a profitable blog site online, and I’m telling you right now the best way to make to build a blog to make money with is by solving problems with your content and by targeting who Is reading your content, you know that that is very important for you to to understand. So what you could do is you know to find problems, and i’m going to show you how I find you know problems that people is having blogging right.

So my niche is blogging, so what I do is I go to forums right. I have bookmarked all of my forums. You know I make sure that I’m organized so every time I come to work here. You know I have everything ready. So, as you can see, I have everything very organized, so this is the same thing that I want you to do. You know get organized, because this is your business. This is what you’re going to do as a full-time job.

Eventually right so you want to get organized, and so, whatever your blogging about get organized with all of the things, the links and all of the things that you need to do, you know to work on your blog on a specific niche. Alright, so my niche is internet, marketing and blogging, and you know everything related to that. So that is my niche. So what I do is I go to forums and there’s there’s one that I really like is the digital digital point forum.

So did I come here and then I just you know I I browse around. You know, I’m active, you know I I help people. I share my knowledge with people. I solve people’s problems. You know I promote my blogging here, but I also get ideas from this forum. You know because over here there’s a lot of people that you know it’s new to blogging. They have a lot of questions, there’s a lot of problems, new problems that I see you know every week that come up and I could write about you know.

So this is a very good, very good source of you know, ideas, you know so do the same thing go to forums. Do Google, you know you can go to other blogs and see what are they talking about? You know see what they’re talking about what kind of problems they are solving, and you should also you know, solve the same problem on your own words. You know, do your own research, you know. Basically, what you want to do with the blog is make it a source of solutions.

You know you want people to love your blog because they get something out of it. So the best way to approach this when you are trying to build the block and block for profits is to make sure you you are building a source of people. You got me of solutions, you know what I mean build a source of solutions where people can come in and solve a specific problem thanks to the information that is on the website on the blog.

So when people find that and they like it, they love it. You know you have solved their problems, then they are going to bookmark your site. They are going to. You know, follow you subscribe to do to your to your blog, subscribe to you. Whatever you’re doing you know, if you’re doing article marketing, you know subscribe to your blog and to your YouTube blog, follow you on social networks, so people are is going to trust your website because it has a lot of value.

So that is what you want to aim for. That’s what you want to build. So keep that in mind that you want to build a sore of solutions. You know, there’s no point mean, of course you could make money blogging about anything you want, but that is one what you know. You could do that once you have a lot of traffic coming into your site, you know, but at the beginning there’s no point. I’m blogging about just anything: if there’s no one coming in it’s like you know, throwing up it’s like throwing a party at your store when nobody is is even coming in.

You know, there’s no customers coming in on a daily basis and you’re. You are over here already, you know, setting up a party for the customers when you have none. So there’s no point on. You know just blogging about anything and being comfortable with just having a blog and the fact that you’re just writing on a daily basis. You need to have a purpose. You need to have a goal, you need to understand a lot of things and you need to build the right content.

You need to do the right marketing. You need to put everything together the right way. If you want to start blogging for profits all right, so I’m giving you some good tips right here, free for you to get started. So you know, like I told you just go to forums, go to social network. You know, and you can actually ask your friends or people that is following you in the social networks and ask them you know: what are you problems on this? A specific subject, you know find out what people is what people want.

Basically, you want to find out what people want and then give it to them. You know is the basic concept of supply and demand. You know, if you understand that, then you should understand how to build a blog. That will make you money is the same concept. Alright, so you know this is what I do to find problems in the blogging community. You know so or in the internet marketing community. So, as you can see, you know, there’s a lot of things that people talk about.

You know and look this there’s a question right here from somebody. How do I become a successful blogger? So you know what I could do is just go in there and just you know, give them some advice, and you know I have a signature in the the in this forum, so you now have a link back to my blog. So this is a good way to promote yourself and also find you know the topics that you could be talking about in your blog.

So imagine that you know you see all of this and then you write content to answer most of the questions that you see here. So imagine you do that and then you reply to all of them right. You give them a good piece of advice. You know you give them good advice and let’s say that some of them will click on yours on my signature, that takes them to my blog and since I took the time to, you know, write a blog post for each one of these questions and then answer Them don’t you think that they will find that valuable and they probably will you know, share that content and then just help me get traffic.

You know what I mean because they really liked the content. So you know your content is key when you are trying to make money blogging online. So I hope that made that very clear and now so you know put everything together: the marketing, the the content creation. You know build your following: make sure you have a fan page. You know brand yourself that there are a lot of things to talk about, but I wanted to just talk to you straight up about the simple concept of blogging for profits.

You know of how can you build a blog to make you money on the internet? You know and like I said before, you know it’s all about supplying the demand. You know if you can give something to the internet user that they are looking for. Then you can, you know, start taking advantage of that traffic. You know of that concept of you know. People want something you learn, what is it that they want, and then you give it to them.

You know it’s that simple. All you got to do, though, is learn the right information mark it as much as you want, because marketing traffic is a very, very important thing here so, and I know a lot of people a struggle with traffic out that this is why I have this blog In internet marketing blog 101, where I teach everything about traffic, you know: how can you get traffic? How can you build the blog online and make money with it you can you can find everything here so make sure you take advantage of the information and you take as much action as possible because there’s no point I’m doing all of this.

If you don’t take very consistent action and I’m talking about a lot of action at the beginning, all right, because once you start getting a lot of traffic, you can, you know chill out a little bit, you can just you know, relax a little bit more and Not do as much work, but at the beginning, if you are somebody brand new to the internet, then you need to understand that you have to put it put in the work at the beginning and you need to do the right work, and this is where I’m Going to teach you everything that you need to know, I so pay close attention, take notes and and apply what I teach you here.

Alright. So that’s all I got ta say for the article guys and – and I hope you have learned how to blow for profits. You know the simple concept of making money with a blog, alright, so take massive action. You can do it, you know it. So that’s it guys. That’s what I wanted to talk to you about, and I hope you have a great day. I talk to you. The next article you


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Profitable Blogging For Beginners – Creative Commons

Many people dream of blogging for profit, and this goal is not far beyond the reach of someone, with average intelligence, a willingness to work hard and a basic grasp of blogging technology. However, very few people manage to reap the profits they want from their blog. Most people who attempt to make money with their blog do not succeed.

For two reasons. Often, bloggers have unrealistic expectations of how fast their readership will grow and how much money they will make and when these expectations are not met, the disappointment can crush the desire to continue blogging. The other trap that many bloggers fall into has to do with blacking plan. If you want to turn a profit as a blogger, the key to success is to make a realistic plan and stick with it to succeed at blogging for profit.

The main thing that you will need is a large readership, the higher your traffic. The more advertisers will agree to pay you, however, cultivating the regular visitors that you will need in order to make a profit, isn’t easy as more and more blogs appear each day having a great idea or a wrong. Wonderful writing style is no longer enough to get attention. You need to be able to market your blog effectively too many bloggers spend all their time writing posts almost no time marketing their project to be certain updating, as often as you can, is a great way to keep your blog high on blog roles and high-end blog Search engines like technorati, and once your readers know that you update frequently, they will return your site on a regular basis.

However, it does not matter how often you update if nobody is reading your page, so don’t skip on the time that you spend drawing visitors to your site to make your dreams of blogging for-profit or reality. Try decreasing your number of posts and using some of that time to draw new visitors by setting up link exchanges with other bloggers, making contacts in the blog community and following other established modes of winning traffic.

Of course, even if you are mark a marketing genius or have a really great idea for a blog, success is not going to happen overnight. Building the kind of readership that blogging for profit requires takes time and in all likelihood it will be at least several months before you are able to turn much of a profit. Try to stay committed to your blogging project during this initial rough period to stay motivated, set goals for how often you will update and how many readers you want to attract and then reward yourself for sticking with your plan thanks so much for reading.

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5 Things You Need To Know Before You Start Blogging or Vlogging

If you’re new here hello, my name is Monte Suggs, I am a writer and motivational hacker and what you will fly it on this blog are things about writing and personal vlogs and shopping and anything and everything to do with personal development growth. I love setting goals and talking about it and helping you to reach your own goals, and this blog is all in hopes to inspire you to go for your dreams.

So if that sounds good to you make sure you hit the subscribe button and that you also hit that little bell so that you get notified when I upload it. So you guys grab your favorite beverage coffee and let’s sit down and talk for just a few minutes about the things that you need to know about. If you are starting to work more on the internet, if you’re, starting to blog or if you’re starting to sell things on the online, I was blogging for 5 years.

Without doing any of these things – and I lost a lot of opportunities to make money and to just get out there and meet other people doing the same thing as I am as I was doing so get rid of you guys, because I’m about to show you The five things that you need to know about, if you’re, just starting out on the world wide web, let’s get started. Ok, you guys here we go so the very first thing that I recommend, if you are starting on the world wide web, doing anything regarding the public is that you create a landing page.

If you do not have a website, if you have a website even better, but I’m starting, let’s say from the beginning, if you were just starting out and all you have – are your social media sites, I recommend that you create a landing page or a web site, But I’m not going to get into the whole website thing, I’m just going to give you the basics of a landing page for a landing page. I recommend that you use MailChimp.

It is free. You can create landing pages with MailChimp, as you can see here, and you can create beautiful pages like you can see here in just a few minutes. So the next thing that you need to do is you need to create your email list right. That is so so important you guys when you are working with the public. It is important to start getting your own contacts, don’t just depend on Facebook or YouTube or Instagram or LinkedIn, because all these things can one day disappear, and then you have lost every single contact that you’ve made every single connection that you have made, but with an Email list – this is yours, it is priceless right, so you use MailChimp to create a landing page use MailChimp to create a to start.

Creating your email list, one of the best ways to start getting people to sign up to your email list, is to give something away for free. So whatever John Wright you’re in, I recommend that you let’s go here. I recommend that you use canva with canva. You can create all kinds of goodies to give away to your audience as an incentive for them to sign up to your email list. You can create anything that attracts them in your in your niche.

So if you’re, a writer, maybe you can do a checklist of things to do for like say, NaNoWriMo, that’s coming up. If you are in the cooking industry, you can do a recipe and tell them to to sign up to your email list to get the full recipe and maybe five more and you can create all these beautiful things with canva and canva is free, oh, and so Is MailChimp by the way, all free? So, as you can see here, I use canva for everything I create my quotes here with for Instagram, I create my trackers.

I create an outline anything that I want to give away to my audience. I created first in canva and then I lose load it onto my email program here with MailChimp and when someone signs up to my email list, they get a beautiful PDF. The next thing that I recommend that you do is that you sign up with the affiliate programs with Amazon or Target or any any of these big companies that you can sign up.

They pretty much. Let everybody sign up. I’ve never heard of anybody not being able to sign up, so I think you’re definitely a shoo-in, but what I mean by this four years for five years, I was blogging and I was recommending products and books for my audience to read and I never got a Penny for any of it when you join with the affiliate program with Amazon or Target, and you recommend a duck a product and they that person clicks on that link.

Let’s say you’re recommending a book and they click on the link and they buy that book. You get a commission for it, so don’t don’t don’t not do this, you guys it’s so important. Even every little penny counts as you’re growing in the industry. Okay. The next thing I recommend that you do is that you join Facebook groups, so many different Facebook groups, like you, can see here. I have author youtubers when I post a article on YouTube.

I can share it here. A little side note here, not every single group that you join, will let you post on their group, but a lot of them do so. For example, when I joined author youtubers, I can post my youtube articles here that I upload to YouTube and let them know hey, I just uploaded a article. I would love for you guys to check it out if you’re looking for this or that or whatever my topic may be another one here.

When I blog I can share my blog on this blog live on this other one. That’s called share your blog post and I don’t blog family getting noticed blog support group also see like power of thought. I can share it there I can share, and so my con aren’t so many Facebook groups that I had no idea that I could do this. You do this. Furthermore, you can post your books and your promotions on these other groups.

Kindle reading club. You can share it on these free, Kindle books, book marketing, free Kindles book, Kindle publishers when you’re running a promotion on your books. You can post it here and that’s more people that get to know about you and your book and people that are actually interested in either your topic or the kinds of books that you’re talking about or Kindle or whatever it is so yeah. You guys.

I hope that you found this helpful, like I said I blogged for so many years, without getting anything in return, so I didn’t want you guys to miss out on any of these opportunities. I wanted to give you guys a chance to know all the things that I didn’t know and I hope you get right on it. If you’re not doing it, maybe you already have your email list, but you’re not giving anything in returns, and maybe you can give canva a shot and try creating beautiful documents to give to your community.

And maybe if you do have an email list – and you already have a canva website that you use and that you give to you in products that you give back to your email subscribers. Maybe you haven’t signed up for the affiliate program and I definitely recommend that you do that because um, I think, if I’m not mistaken, if the timing is still right. If somebody clicks on your link today and let’s say you were promoting a book with Amazon, if they click on your link for 48 hours, if they go back to Amazon and they’re buy anything at all, it doesn’t even have to be the same book that they Clicked on you will get a commission for it.

Okay, so yes, you guys. That is all I have for you guys today. I hope you enjoyed this article leave me a comment below letting me know if you are going to try any of these things that you that I mentioned here on this article today and remember to subscribe and until next time stay safe.


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Blogging complete course introduction .What You Will Learn in Level 1.

You may already know, but if not, we’ve got some really great pointers to help you make up your mind. Secondly, you’re going to find out why we use wordpress.Org to build our blog on this is really important and then I’m going to help.

You choose a great name for your blog you’re, going to get low-cost and reliable hosting and then we’re going to go through the basic blog setup. We’re also going to create a free, professional email address and install the very best plugins to help you with your blog and then we’re going to choose and customize a theme for your blog. You will learn how to use widgets. These are just content areas on your blog.

You will learn how to create menus, including drop down menus and submenus and you’ll be adding the required legal pages. That’s like your privacy policy and your terms and conditions, and I’m going to be giving you templates. For those pages, and all you need to do is edit those templates. You will also be uploading images and creating a really great slider for your blog you’re, going to learn how and where to get content and how to get ideas and inspiration for creating your own content.

You are also going to learn how to create really good post titles. Now, post titles are vital if you want your posts to be opened in the first place and you’ll learn how to structure and write posts that people want to read, so they want to start reading and keep reading the whole post. You will also find out how to add your first post to your blog using best SEO or search engine. Optimization practices, you’ll learn how to schedule posts.

So perhaps you want to create all your posts in advance for the month and you want to schedule those posts. So that they are published on specific days of the week on the month, you will be adding static pages to your blog. Static pages are any pages on your blog that are not blog posts. So, for example, an about Us page or a page on a particular topic that is not a blog post. These are static pages.

I’m going to teach you how to make a really beautiful header for your block or, if you don’t want to do it yourself, I’m going to show you where to get one done for just a few dollars and the same with the logo. I’m going to show you how you can make your own logo using a free tool or again have one created for just a few dollars and more so by the end of level. One you will have a fully functional blog.

It will be complete with pages with posts, images and everything else that you need before you start sending traffic to that blog and monetizing ie earning money from 8. Okay I’ll see you in


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Blogging tips and tricks – Original content from scratch

I’m going to encourage you to do so. If you haven’t already logged into your blog, i’m going to encourage you to do the same that way as i’m doing this stuff, you can go ahead and do this with me, okay. So what we’re going to do in this article is we’re going to create a completely brand new blog post from scratch just out of the information in your head now, if that seems a little bit intimidating, if you don’t know what to blog about again, one of The reasons is that we don’t know enough about our subjects, what we’re going to blog about.

So, if you’re having problems with that, what you want to do is you want to just immerse yourself in the subjects that you’re learning about? Okay – maybe it’s about blogging. Maybe you want to start learning about blogging, so you might blog about your journey as you’re starting this blog so that maybe that one thing that you want to do, but whatever your subject is you just need to know enough about it and immerse yourself into that? Subject and then it will be quite easy for you now again, if you don’t want to do that, of course, you can always outsource this.

You can also have experts go ahead and do this for you and that way you don’t have to worry about it as well, but what we’re going to do is we’re going to create our own blog blog post from scratch. Okay, so here’s what we’re going to do now, first of all, we’re going to come over here and we showed you how to use this tool in another article, and this is what our blog post is going to be about. So this is our keyword, research.

What is the key word that we want to use and, of course, I’ve already done the research for for us. I got 128 ideas for some blog titles that I could use. Okay, that’s step number one. Now, what I’m also going to do is it is I’m going to come back over here and I’m going to go over to where it says, post all posts and I’m going to select, add new. Now you can come over here and you can go ahead and write this blog right now from scratch, but here’s what I like to do.

I take my ipad with me everywhere everywhere I go and take my and any time I got a couple of minutes left over someplace in one two, three, four five minutes. I might even not even finish my entire blog post all up one setting because I might only have let’s say a few seconds or so, but at least I’m starting to get my idea down and i’m going to create that at least write the article okay. So what I do is I take my blog post with blog or excuse me.

I take my ipad with me everywhere and I’m writing stuff now, if you don’t have a blah or an iPad or anything like that, what you might want to do is carry a notebook with you all the time and just jot down ideas and start writing what You’re going to post in your blog, so that’s what I did here. So what I do is I create all my blog posts in my iPad and then from there I’m going to post it on my blog.

So what I did is from my ipad. I email it to myself, so I’m going to go check my email, so here’s my blog post and it’s not perfect at this point and that’s what I’m going to do once I actually publish my blog. So, as you can see here, the title of this is in today’s article. Not only are we going to reveal the secrets of how to add three three to five hundred dollars per month? Add it onto your paycheck from your job through a series of governmental stimulus programs.

So what is the governmental stimulus program? It is free government money right. So then, that’s why I come over here put in free government money and it’s going to give me some ideas of what I’m going to blog about. But I did this. While I was on the monorail or I could’ve been on the Monroe uh. I could have been on a bus, I’m not even true Hera, where I was when I created this, but I just emailed this to myself, because now I’m ready to go ahead and publish it.

So what I’m going to do here is I’m going to select this and I’m just going to copy the entire thing. So a simpler way to do this, so I’m going to put my cursor here. Okay drag it across, but what I want to do is I’m going to select all so. I’m going to put my cursor right on top of this right click it. This little dialog box opens up i’m going to go, select also it copies my entire thing. Then, while my cursor is still there, i’m going to right click it again and i’m going to select copy and i’m going to come back over here and I’m going to right-click it and select paste.

And here is my entire blog article again. As you can see, it’s not perfected, there’s some things that we’re going to do with it still, but right now your main objective is to get as much content on your blog as you possibly can. That’s your main objective. Okay, now you come back over here. So free government money to start a business. That looks like a good based upon my topic, that it looks like a good blog post.

So I’m going to come back over here and I’m going to post it right there. I might even be put to start 80 face vistas to get some little bit more keywords in there. That way. If anybody’s looking to start a home-based business versus a traditional business, they’ll see my article in there as well. Ok. So now I have my blog post in there now what I do is over here. We have some categories. Ok now I can’t remember if i’ve shown you how to do that, if you, if I haven’t, let’s, go ahead and do this again, so I’m going to add a category and I’m going to name this category.

Let’s just say I do it yourself DIY. Do it yourself, and but I’m also going to select alpha lifestyle, I’m also going to say, select frugal link√∂ping and I’m also going to select career and I’m going to select business because the that’s that’s just to help people to to be a quicker search, help people To be able to find your blog, ok, something that we can also do down here is, we can add some tags, so we could use some of these keywords so that are found over here.

We could use that for tags, so we, but just like for you. The money goes like ads and bail out and government dimmu this stuff, like that. You might want to go ahead and do some research of what you want to use for your tags right. Okay, so that is all complete and then what I’m going to do after that is I’m going to go ahead and select, publish now, so I’m going to go ahead and publish it. It’s going to take just a few seconds there for it to load up.

Okay, so, as you can see here, it’s all published and it says you post and I could go ahead and check that out. If I wanted to I’m not going to do that right now, because I just what we want to do is just go out there and get some content out there correct. So I got my content out there and you want to do this as many times as you can. Ideally, you’d want to get 360 blog posts, but you might just by doing what you did right here.

You might not need that many. I only needed to let’s say 200 blog posts to be able to generate enough traffic for me to go ahead and make some money with it. So now, what we’re going to do is I’m going to show you how to, in our next article, I’m going to show you how to start editing this blog post to make it look nice and, and that way we can go ahead and start making some money With this okay, but we’ll do that in our next article, take care of one have a great day and we’ll see you in our next article bye, bye now,


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Step Up! Business Blogging Tips with Cary Snowden

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This is sheri bell revolt. Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of step up the article interview program in which I interviewed smart people making smart moves and their businesses so that we can learn their tips and tools and move our businesses forward as well. I guess this week, Carrie Snowden the professional marketer and blogger here in the salt lake city area and before we get to carries interview in which he gives us some great blogging tips.

I just wanted to do a shout-out for his website. Business. Blogger tips come in which he shares lots of information about blogging, including an excellent resource list. I also wanted to make sure that you knew that he had a itunes, podcast called business bloggers tips and there are at least fifty podcasts that you can listen to again. Specific to blogging so right now, let’s hear from Carrie Snowden and get his tips on adding blogging to our small businesses.

So we can move our businesses forward, hi Carrie thanks so much for joining me on this episode of step up. My pleasure sherry glad to be here. Thank you. I love talking to you so today we’re going to talk about blogging, and I know that you have a service that provides content for people who are interested in blogging and perhaps don’t want to start out doing it. Why don’t you give us a little background on list 5 and then we’ll go from there? We work with franchise groups to build out basically a blog for each of their sites, and then we provide regular customized content into each of those blogs.

So, quite literally, we can provide an unlimited number of customized unique blogs for a wide range of you know: distributors or sales people, or even you know, brick and mortar kind of shops all around, and our our key really is in being able to provide compliant content. That is completely unique for each site and just explain to people who are new to blogging. What does compliance you know compliant has to do with with corporate rules and sometimes even government rules and regulations, and that is saying things that are not only appropriate but legal.

So compliance has to do with either you know matching corporate rate rules and regulations or government rules and regulations, and that’s a big problem for a lot of franchise groups in particular that are worried about their brand and worried about what some of their bloggers out there Might be saying about their products right, okay, great! So let me just jump right in um. Why should people be blogging primarily because it becomes a very strong voice in in two primary areas of marketing? One is web based marketing, so marketing to the search engines and getting your content out in the search engines and another is that you know.

Lately. It’s been very important for companies to connect with their consumers. They’re cut their customers in a very personalized kind of way and a blog allows that to happen as well, so you’re, you’re kind of killing two birds with one stone, you’re you’re, appealing to the search engines in possibly the best way that you can, when you’re, providing Regular content on your blog you’re, giving search engines what they need, and that is content to delivery.

People who are searching for your keywords, so blogging is a great way to get your SEO out of the way and connect with your customers. Okay. So, let’s just talk briefly about keywords, then, if you had three tips for bloggers, keywords would definitely be one of the tips. Then yeah, that’s a that’s actually, a pretty huge one. The important thing about using a blog for marketing is to maintain relevancy.

So you know you don’t want your blog to meander through lots of different topics. You really want to focus on a specific topic, and usually that is your company or your products or the value or in benefits that they provide to your customers. So using kind of those three building blocks company products value, there’s a million one things that you can write about and you’re staying on topic. Basically, so it makes it easier to gather an audience because people are flocking to some content that they like to read and then you’re also looking at being able to maintain some search engine kind of rank based on those keywords to so consistency, there is important.

Okay, so before even writing that first blog post, what are things that a company needs to think about? What do they need to know about their own product or service or what they’re trying to do? But what do they need to know about their prospects or their target market? So you’ve got two questions in there. One is what do I need to know about my topic and then the other is. What do I need to know about the people who are going to read about that right? And this is where a lot of people kind of get hung up on blogging.

You’ll find a lot of people say, I’m just not ready to start, because I don’t know everything that I need to know and that’s not necessarily true. You’ll find that blogging becomes an experience where you can actually learn a lot more about your own products, and you start to meet an audience that you may not know you ever had. So I would say to start with it’s important to know your elevator pitch.

What is it that you’re talking about, and can you can you describe that in just a few sentences? You know an elevator pitch is, is the idea of if we both get on an elevator at the first floor and you’re getting off on the second floor, can I describe to you what my company does in that amount of time and you walk away understanding what We’ve got if you can, if you have your elevator pitch kind of worked out, that can be the basis for starting a quite wonderful blog because now you’re starting to share that story with your customers and you go out now.

Let’s talk about the audience side to just for a minute I want to when I start a blog I’ll have an audience in mind, and anyone that has a small business should have at least in a segment of their audience in mind. But I don’t – I don’t really know my entire audience this product that I have may appeal to someone that I haven’t even considered yet, hopefully that’s the case as an entrepreneur. We’re experimenting with ideas and products and getting them out there in a way that maybe attracts more people than we thought we could so split.

But it is important to start with an audience that you think is going to apply. You know I i’m not going to start talking about swimsuits to people who ride horses, for instance, so you can at least kind of start in in an area. But it’s not important to refine that audience down to the finest segment, because, when you’re blogging you’re appealing to a pretty wide range of people. I kind of think of this in terms of what I like to call the considered purchase cycle and blogging is a great way to generate interest at a very early stage of a considered, purchase and and along that considered purchase that the closer somebody gets to buying Your product, the more specific the information they’re going to need.

Okay and that’s when you get into personalized contact or delivering spec sheets or data sheets about your product. We’re talking early on we’re talking almost the same kind of information that you would see in a in a television commercial, so very broad, very emotional, based information about your product. Getting people excited about it, sharing some benefits and features and getting people interested in asking questions about those, and then you can refine it from there.

But what do you need to know about your product start with your elevator pitch and kind of work with that? And just be very general about the kind of information and consider that you’re going to a very general audience and the people who are really interested will start to refine as they go down that considered purchase cycle. Okay, um. This might be a strange question totally off base, but I was actually listening to a guy sort of teach at blogging class and he said never embed links that can take someone away from your you’re making or your website and take it to someone else.

I know that you can have when you’re liking, WordPress and you’re adding a link. You can have it open into an in page so that they they don’t lose you but sure. I know the new, your information. You do talk about linking a lot so give us your tip specific to lady. Should they do it specific to linking, should they do it, and the answer is yes and – and I have a very different opinion about linking – and it all has to do with what search engines are really looking for and what people who use search engines are looking For so let’s, let’s take Google, for example, Google delivers a product and that product is information that is relevant to your search term.

When you get to the site that you found through google, google wants that site to be as informational as possible. They also want that site to be very connected and think about connections being even social connections. The person you want to meet is the person who knows everyone, because now you become part of that culture and you can meet everyone through that. One link. Think of your website. In the same way, when I provide links to other relevant sites through my own site, I essentially become a hub to that community and Google will recognize my hub position in that community and will link to me more often because they know people would get to those Other sites through me and I can become most relevant by linking to other sites from mine, so in other words, Google will say of all of these people that I can introduce you to.

I want to introduce you to the one who knows the most people and those people then become. Are the links essentially to your website. So, linking out from your website is a great idea when you, when you want to establish yourself, is that central hub? Okay and how do you get links back? How do you get links back and that’s that’s a tricky one, because you know there’s link farming and there’s there’s these call groups that will literally spend all day calling people just ask for a link back.

There are the linkbacks that you get, are kind of graded and linked back from a very relevant site are very highly ranked links back from just junk sites out there are ranked fairly very low, and the problem is, if you have a lot of those low ranks, It won’t help you a lot in some cases. It can hurt you if you have lots of links from a topic that you’re not discussing. Google might think that you are selling horses instead of bathing suits, so you want to be real careful about the kind of links you’re getting back so how to get those links.

There are a number of ways using a blog in particular, is a great way to get links back to your home site. So you want to be linking to your home site from your blog, and there are a few strategies for doing that. Building a blog externals to your site is one not necessarily the best strategy. The other best way to get links is to get engaged with your community. So if you happen to be a saddle, salesman go out and engage with other people who are selling saddles discussing, saddles, making saddles talk to those people, make comments on their blogs and comments.

Usually contain a link back to your site, so the more engaged you are with your community, the more links you can get back and those are good, solid, relevant links, really quick. Another great way to get links in a very important way to get links is to use press relations every time your company or your entrepreneurial venture does something that is newsworthy, create a press release about that event and send that out to the multitude of free press Sites out there and that becomes good, solid content coming back to you from from new sites and those are very highly regarded links back to your site.

So don’t forget, don’t forget the PR angle to that as well thats, a good reminder. So how do you find? Let’s say you want to find the five most influential blogs that are in your niche. Do you what we want your tip for doing that? Well, so all of this might start with a visit to the google keyword tool. Just do a google search for google keyword tool and you’ll find it. If I’m that tool, you can find the top 100 search terms that are related to a search term that you type in so FL I’ll.

Stick with the horse analogy and say all right: i’m selling saddles so i’ll enter saddle into the keyword, search tool and Google will give me the top 100 search terms that are related to that. So now I have a list of things that I can begin to. Search for and find other blogs that are using those same search terms, and that’s that’s how I would do it there’s a couple of easy ways to do this. I can run down to Barnes & Noble and grab a horse magazine and in that horse magazine are going to be hundreds of websites that I can visit.

Bloggers. People are selling other types of horse tack and I might visit those sites and just really get engaged with the community so finding it is just a matter of sticking to the search terms and really going after the relevant content that is out on the web. And let me throw one more thing in there when I do find those. I want to gauge those sites. If you can find out what those sites are ranked and now you can literally make a list of sites in order of priority with the highest ranked site.

Being your top priority to become engaged with and to get links from both of those important you, don’t you don’t want to just go out there and get links for the sake of links. The the links will be stronger and more beneficial to you. If you are engaged in those communities, so engaged means I’m making comments on their sites. I’m talking to people in a forum or I’m even developing a relationship with the owner of that other site, but specific to finding out how a page is ranked.

I know there’s a: is it a Google tool that you can use? You know, there’s a lot of plugins if you’re using Firefox for your browser, which I do there are a couple of PageRank plugins. So, every time I visit a site, the PageRank is displayed right at the bottom of the page. I can see it right off if you just go to your plugins for your browser and do a search for pagerank you’ll find dozens of them.

Most of them are using the same data, so that would be the first step is to install some type of browser plug-in that it shows page range. This problem have that do roam. Yeah chrome does have page rank okay, um, let’s see one of the other things that I noticed that you give a tip for 2. New bloggers is if they are a local business, how are they? How are they establishing a local presence versus you know just trying to attach themselves to the world right? So the idea there is that if I am a brick-and-mortar type shop, let’s say a hair salon, my clientele for a hair salon are going to be within 20 or 30 miles of my hair salon.

Most of the activity I’ll see is going to be within 10 or 15 miles of my of my brick and mortar shop. So it doesn’t make sense to me for me to market my shop to people who are in another state, for instance. So now we talk about localization and there are a couple of ways that you can optimize for localized search, optimization. One of them is to add your address to your blog content. So I might add the name of my state or the name of my city and especially here’s a tip, especially my zip code.

Adding your address to your blog posts will help you in the local search traffic rankings. I do a lot of keyword, modification or keyword. Optimization so if I have a keyword, is hair salon, I would put the name of my city in front of that because I know a lot of people search for that. If i’m looking for a hair salon, I might type the name of my city and then the words hair salon, because that’s where I’m looking, the other thing I might do is actually register my site on google maps.

Now there everybody – you actually hurt mine ring a few minutes ago, but we’ve all got iPhones and other types of mobile devices, and many of these now have GPS in them. So literally, when I do a search on my phone, Google knows where I’m searching from and they’re going to give me results, even if I don’t ask for them. They’ll try to give me results that are within 10 or 15 miles of where I’m standing.

So they know that that’s exactly where I want to find goods and services close to me so registering with Google Maps is another great way, but I would say primarily in terms of writing, and that’s really. My focus is on the writing side of this and creating organic search rank. Adding your address components to your blog and modifying your keywords with your location is one of the most important things you can do.

So how would you work in your address, though you just say, hey, be sure to visit us at at the end of your blog post or yeah yeah. There’s there’s a couple of ways you know and you can get pretty creative with it, but that would be the basic just throwing your contact information along the bottom and important to to maybe mix it up a little bit. Don’t just create a signature stamp and at that every time I would write the information differently as often as you can and and of course, modifying your keywords and also incorporating it into a sentence.

You might say if you’re looking for a hair salon in orem utah, come visit me at my name of shop. So you can incorporate your your city and state and even your zip code right into the content and that’s where it’s important. It’s a good idea to block it down at the bottom, but if you can work it into the content, that’s even more powerful! Okay and how important our comments? You know it becomes like this popularity thing.

People spend so much time writing a blog post and any this has been having to me I’ll write, a blog post and absolutely no one will comment on it, but they’ll say to me, via Facebook or via Twitter or via email, personal email. That was a great black buzzing, like my god, please put that juice over there. You know if that’s a tough one, it’s it’s tough to get people to engage because we’re all busy – and you know, we’ve got things to do, and it’s not always easy to just go and make some comments.

One of the ways you can help kind of prime the pump a little bit is to have a culture of people that you rely on to to get comments. Going so have some friends make some comments? Some might regard that a little bit as cheating. But if you work with a community of people that are that are kind of in it with you, you can generate a conversation and that’s really what you’re trying to do. The other thing is there.

There are a lot of ways to block or kind of restrict comments, and every small restriction you create is one more barrier to getting comments. So a lot of people put CAPTCHAs on their comment window so that I have to type in some strange yeah. You know word to get access to the blog, I’ll, probably avoid it. In fact, I myself I’ve even written comments, and you get to that point. You think I don’t have time or I’ve got to move on right.

So every little barrier you put in place means you’re going to get fewer and fewer comments. You’re. The first part of your question had to do with how important comments are and there’s there’s a kind of a yes and a note to that question comments can be very important because it’s kind of free content right. It’s it’s additional content that goes on your blog and the more content that you have and the more frequent that content is posted.

The more popular your blog will be in the search engines, so comments can be extremely valuable. They are not the end of the world, though there are lots of very popular blogs out there that do not allow comments, so you know that it becomes a moderation issue. In some cases you may not want to do that either. So comments can be extremely powerful, but they are not the end of the world. Okay. So to really look at the effectiveness of your blog or the traffic you’re.

Looking at what to line up Google Analytics or what are you using? I use google analytics it’s free. It’s tied right into Google, I mean as soon as I light as soon as I start up. My google account you know or push a blog into google analytics. Google knows who I am and they’re starting to analyze. My account it’s kind of a window into what google can see about my site and that’s important to me because I like to what Google is thinking right.

I I don’t get. I don’t have a lot of time, so I don’t study my google analytics for hours and hours and try to make modifications every day and that sort of thing there are some people who do and google it analytics will allow you to do that for a free, App, it does just about everything you could ever want. I pay attention to just a few basic things, though, really kind of three things: one is overall traffic.

How am I doing, and if you’re familiar with Google Analytics, you know it gives you a big long chart right up at the top and it shows your traffic, whether it’s going up or down, and you can usually see exactly where the weekends are or things like That so I pay attention to how many people are visiting my site. I also pay attention to where people are visiting from so I have some blogs that are local community blogs and it’s very interesting when I see traffic coming from outside of the state and then I have blogs that are more nationally oriented and it’s very interesting to See where you know which states are more heavily involved and what those aligned with the other thing I look at is what key search terms are bringing people to my site, and I think that’s probably the most important of them all is to understand what content is Bringing people to your site and that’s where you start to refine your search terms and refine your elevator pitch a little bit to match what people are looking for and if I could revisit that first point we made a few minutes ago when you first start, don’t Be afraid to just put a stake in the ground and get moving and pretty soon you’ll you’ll start reading your analytics and you’ll start getting feedback from people and you’ll see where you need to steer your company a little bit to to meet up with the largest Number of customers, or or to meet your goals whatever they are, so you have this blog.

How do you use it for your across-the-board branding like how are you connecting your blog to your social sites to your? If you have a static website? How do you personally recommend decline and to have this be an effective tool? That’s working for you, 24, 7. So a lot of things that you can do there, so I use wordpress wordpress is my favorite blogging software. It’s very easy to install and it’s very robust and is very popular.

The neat thing about wordpress also, is that there are thousands and thousands of plugins that extend the you know the versatility of my blog. Many of those plugins will automatically repost my content to Twitter and Facebook, for instance. So I have a few of those installed so that whenever I put a post up and I hit save it automatically reposts to the favourite places that I wanted to go so then I’ve got my facebook audience seeing my new posts, I’ve got my Twitter audience seeing My new post and I’m taking advantage of those social networks without wasting a lot of time.

Reposting and you know you could literally spend hours and hours taking care of a single blog post or with the right plugins. You can do it all in half an hour. This is some other social things that are important to do, dig and stumble upon are two of my favorite post sharing mechanisms and you’ll see some traffic come from those sites as well, so there you know. Obviously, there are a couple of neat places to repost your content.

There are also mechanisms that are kind of the old standbys, using email, for instance, to re-distribute a blog post, and let people know that i’m still active on a particular blog. So, there’s a lot of things you can do there, but primarily whenever I I use my blog is 10 of my home base. I go there first, that’s where I’m putting my content, so everybody has a home that they can come to that I’m managing and then from there.

I share links out to all the social networks to point people back to the block. Okay. How often do you repost a blog post link on twitter? So if i’m really trying to be active, I might do it four times through the day. If i’m really trying to generate some some activity, you know if it’s an event or something I might do. It may be a few more, but typically I’ll. Do it once or twice and then, if I really want to try to get some attention I’ll, do it three or four times and it all kind of depends on the audience as well? But you don’t want to redo the same one all the time you might want to add a new twist, and maybe even do some experimenting on what kind of headline is attracting the most people.

So typically you’ll add a question right. I’ve posted a new blog out there and I might ask a question as to whether you know what might be in my blog. You know: did you know that saddles are made of leather? No, of course you did, but you might be compelled to visit my website to learn why that’s important. You know as an example a bad one. Maybe I love you period. Ok, so we’ve talked pretty much about all the highlights that I wanted to get to you, because I know that you have you need to go soon.

So I don’t remember if I told you that I wanted you to come up with an assignment for both me and my viewers, an assignment. So what it be. One of the important things about blogging is frequency, especially when you’re dealing with with search engines, but also very important for your readership for your audience. In fact, you kind of caught me earlier today when we were discussing this interview.

You mentioned that one of my blogs didn’t have a post for quite a while now, and you kind of you taught me – and it’s got me thinking about that yeah, oh so frequency is, is probably one of the most important things you can do with a blog. When you start a blog, you really have to commit to doing something with it. Some form of activity at least once a week, if you’re a business blogger once a week is really the minimum.

If you really want to keep your audience attention twice a week, if you are a crazy, rockin news website, you know – and we all know of these there – you can post two or three times a day and, and that is great stuff, but at a minimum once One to two times per week – and that would be my tip verb tip / assignment – is to recommit to a frequency schedule that you can manage. You don’t want your blog to take over your life, but if you want your blog to work for your business, commit to at least once per week for your business blog so that the search engines recognize who you are and your audience doesn’t lose you okay and Should you mix that up, should it be a article blog once and or give you off all written content for yourself it so there’s there’s a yes to both of those.

Whenever I add article to my blog, it has to contain a written explanation. The search engines don’t care about article; they can see that article is there and they recognize that that’s important, but article is really for your reading audience to capture their attention and give them something to read. If you’re, not posting text content on your blog each week, the search engines won’t be finding you with the keyword, strength that you want them to.

So so I would say it’s always text and especially when you post a article, don’t forget to explain the article. It only takes two or three sentences to satisfy the requirement, but you always need to include some text. Okay, and you also offer people the option of listening to your blog posts. Do you record an audio version you make? I do. I have a podcast actually at business, blogger tips, com, and you know it’s it’s less frequent now, but for last year I did one per week and I recorded that using GarageBand here on my mac and there’s pc versions of that too, that you can use to Record your track, convert it to a podcast.

I use a blueberry press to post that up to my blog and yes, I give people the option to listen to my my blog as well, and the neat thing about that. Is there a lot of people that ride trains or bicycles, or you know, commuting to work and they don’t always have access to the internet, but they can download it to their phone, their ipod or whatever, and listen to your blog on the way? So it’s a great way for people to double up on their time on the way to and from somewhere and listen to you while they’re on the go.

Okay. So that’s that’s been a lot of fun yeah! I, like your site, I’ve visited it’s great um, so you’re, let’s just wrap this up by your three most important tips when it comes to blogging. What do you tell your clients from the Gecko these? You must do so it and that’s just going to be kind of a review of what we’ve already talked about. Most important is going to be frequency at least once per week of your business blogger, otherwise, you’re wasting your time to is really relevancy, maintaining focus on a handful of keywords, and I usually tell people to pick three keywords that we’re going to focus on and then To make another list of about 15 that are sort of peripheral keywords, so frequency keywords and localization is really big right now, especially if you’re a brick-and-mortar type shop, that services a region and if you’re in a region, use your city name and don’t be afraid to Use city names from a few other people around you too and I’ll add a fourth really quick and that is linking don’t be afraid to link to and from your competitors or other people’s sites, so that you will be seen as a hub to the community and Not just a dead end, okay and is one of the services that you provide is if someone has a blog and they just want you to look at and tell them what they’re not doing perhaps most effectively.

Is that something that you do you know it’s something I do kind of as a friend? So if anybody has some questions about blogging, I’d be happy to answer them. A lot of the advice that I would give can be found on my podcast site, which is business, bloggers, tips com, so there’s some great information up there or send me an email through that site as well. I’d be happy to answer some questions. Okay, thank you.

Carry this is your bubbles. Thank you so much for joining me. You know what there’s a lot of fun and good to see you again.


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How long should a blog post be? – Blogging Tips

Do I am a car starting about the length of a blog post? It’s a really common question that we get time and time again and it’s come in on the QA for this week. Yes, Marissa Jenkins has asked that question. How long should a blog post be and well I’ve decided to take on that challenge because I know a thing or two about size or blog posts, just so what care blog post right? Marissa! Thanks for the question when it comes to the size of a blog post, there’s no hard and fast answer like everything in life, everyone is different.

Everyone is unique, some will be longer than others. Some will be shorter than worse. Some will need to be longer that aren’t long enough and some will be too short that they just can’t have enough energy. So how do you make sure you’ve got the right length of a blog post? It’s a tricky one to wait! Oh well! Let me give you some advice: conventional wisdom around SEO will tell you that anything over 350 words has a better chance of getting ranked well, that is true, but we found that actually blog posts longer than a thousand words get ranked even better.

In fact, only 6 % of bloggers are creating content with more than 2,000 words. So if you’re looking to stand out with a piece of content, maybe it needs to be over 2,000 words to really stand out. So that’s just if you’re looking for an epic piece of content that you really want to impact with. Maybe it needs to be 2,000 words or more now, for your standard, blog post. How long should that be? Well, it depends really on what the standard is again within your niche.

There’s going to be a lot of other bloggers, regardless of what you’re writing in, but you can be pretty sure that a good few blogger is already talking about this company, so maybe take a blog post of theirs copy it and then paste it into word and You’ll see the word count and do that for a couple of bloggers within your niche see what their typical length of blog post comes out like ten people pick 10 because the maps are in okay, kids take a note of how long the blogpost are, and that Will give you an average called the blog post, but most bloggers within your niche are producing.

It will give you an idea what your benchmark should be for standard content. What your benchmark should be for super pieces of content and it’ll also give you an idea as if you wanted to do a short, quick, well postal, a short Creek Road close to you or I could be 3 or 500 words for two people within your niche. A short blog post could be just 100 words, or it could be a thousand words, so understanding where your niche is in terms of the types and length of blog posts that are going out there will help.

You then decide how long your blog post should be for us. For me, in particular, our blog post generally, especially at the moment, are coming in well over 1,500 words, if not over 2,000 words, in fact, I’ve just written a first draft or vocals. Today, that’s two thousand two hundred and fourteen words and that’s like forged wrap, so that will give you an idea of the types of content we create now.

Having said that, most of the content we create will have a kind of help to list element to it. So we’re trying to convey a message, we’re trying to show people how to do something or we’re explaining something. So that does take time to convey in a blog post, whereas if it was a quick bit of news like our fantasy football side, when we report on the news, those articles would probably be just about 350 400 words, no more, no less precise enough to give You the facts, but not long enough to bore you, so that’s what you’re kind of looking at so there is no definitive hard and fast answer.

Look at! What’s going on within your niche look at what other people are doing and then decide. Does this style of blog post, I’m writing soup the length of time I have to write above 4. So if you’re writing a hell, when you’ve only got time, maybe to not go 500 words, you might be able to do one at the time you have. You. May need to read you your schedule to push that whenever maybe write it at a later date, so just think about the style of blog post.

Can you convey what you need to convey within that style within a limit and that’s what it comes down to and really the best piece of advice? I can give you when it comes to how long a vocal should be is a blog post. It always be as long as it needs to be with short enough to be engaged, so don’t try and draw it out just because you’re trying to hit a word count and if you can take out some unnecessary words.

I do suggest you do something. In fact, I linked to a recent article in the description below with nine ending tips for bloggers, and it’s something that I spoke about recently on the blog that will help you wan na, come to editing your blog content and also will have a bearing on how Long, your blog posts are going to be so what I will say is don’t worry about it, really how long it’s going to be, but if you want it to rank well, then it’s got to be over 350.

As we know, I would say it’s got to be over five, at least if you really want to stand out from the crowd. You’ve got to do something bigger and bolder than what’s already out there, but don’t start out creating a piece of blog content with a ward count in mind. Have it as long as it needs to be, but short enough to cover all of the points. So that’s it Marissa. Thank you very much for your question today and don’t forget folks.

If you’ve got a question, you want me to answer, you can leave in the comment section below or you can send me an email. It’s still up content dot Academy, but that’s it for me for this Tuesday and until next Tuesday happy blogging


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