Thursday, March 22, 2007

Beginners Guide for Making Money with Blog

If you're a new blogger, welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.

There are many ways you can make money blogging. Let's look at the two most popular ways. As your experience with blogging grows, you will find many additional ways to monetize your blogs.

The two most popular ways to monetize a blog are:

* Freelance blogging, also known as pro blogging: you blog for businesses, and are paid on a contract, usually three to six months long;

* Entrepreneurial blogging: you create your own blog empire, monetizing your blogs in various ways.

If you're pro blogging, just look for blogging gigs online. You'll find dozens of them. Look in all the usual job networks, and look on the out-sourcing sites like Elance as well. You can also contact companies and make proposals. Either way, within a day or two you'll have all the blogging gigs you can handle.

When you're just starting out as a blog entrepreneur, the simplest most hassle-free ways to make money are via Google AdSense (or Yahoo's text ads), and via affiliate marketing.

With AdSense, you just run AdSense ads on your blogs.

With affiliate marketing, you sign up as an affiliate with affiliate networks like ClickBank and Commission Junction, and start selling the products on your blog.

Keep Your Blog Monetization Simple At First

It's vital that when you're monetizing a blog, you keep it simple, especially when you're just starting. Simple means: do one thing at a time. If you're monetizing via AdSense, add AdSense advertising to your blog and see what progress you make over a month or two. When you keep it simple, you can assess what's working and what isn't. When you add too many monetization strategies to your blog in a short time, there's no way you can see what works best for a particular blog.

The same tactic applies when you're starting as an affiliate. Choose one company from the networks, and choose one product from that company. Sell the product, using reviews and tip posts on your blog. Don't "hard sell" - leave that to the merchant. You're just making an introduction to the merchant on your blog - you're providing useful information for your readers. When you focus on information, you keep the attention of your readers,

Making money blogging couldn't be easier. Just remember to keep it simple, until you know what works with a particular blog.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

How to Boost Your Product Exposure

If you want an easy way to boost or improve the visibility of your products and services, writing a blog could be a good start. It’s been years that blogging has been practiced by marketers as one of their techniques to a surefire way of increasing their sales and revenues. Serious marketers have found out that blogging is one of the best Internet marketing methods that cost you nothing.

So, what the heck is blogging? Blog is the widely used term that refers to web log. Basically, a blog is an online journal that could be set up to for free, and can be used for personal or for business purposes.

Here are some effective ways to increase your online exposure with the help of a blog:

1. Make your customers or clients updated on your website's changes. You can announce your new products and affiliate websites through your blog.

2. Express your thoughts, opinions, advice or reviews on specific services or products that are related to your business. Publishing is a very easy process with blogging.

3. Keeping track of your business objectives and plans through open writing. Your blog content can be easily stored through archives that could be easily accessed by anyone browsing the web as a searchable information.

4. Include links that will fetch back links and subsequently resulting to an improved ranking on search engines. This could be better done by putting well-written articles in your website. You can also earn extra income by including affiliate links in your blog.

5. Interact easily with other bloggers. When other bloggers notice that you have something unique in your blog, they will put you in their favorite lists that will automatically link you to their blogs.

6. Gather response through the ability of blogs to obtain comments from your blog readers. You can learn and improve your products and services through with the feedback from your readers.

How do you set up a blog? Below are some of the choices you can make use of to take benefit of this easy way to promote your Internet business:

1. Either you load a blogging software, or
2. Let an affordable blogging hosting service do it for you.

Blog hosting services such as and LiveJournal are the most popular in this field. Easy instructions on how to set up your blog will be provided to you with those hosts.