Blogs – A Good Web Site Alternative

A blog is sometimes called web log or weblog. It is a type if online journal or diary, often including personal comments as well as web links and images. Many people keep a blog as a type of personal creative exercise, but you can easily use this popular online type of writing to market your business. Blogs are very popular right now and they can be a great and inexpensive way to contact more customers.

Become an affiliate. Companies are always seeking individuals to sell their product or service online. As an affiliate you can market these products and services on your blog or website. You will place a banner or link which is provided by the company on your blog or website. Every sale that is generated from your website will earn you a commission (usually 5-20%). You would be surprised by the number of companies that offer an affiliate program. Many fortune 100 and 500 companies have affiliate programs that pay extremely well.

These are great “in between” posts since they are so short. They are normally between 250 and 450 words, (an exception to the 500-750 words your usual Read my story should be). Just find a great bit of new information to share with your audience and post it as a quick tip. The tip should be focused on one key area of a niche and give just enough detail to answer a problem or make life easier for the reader.

Once you start earning some money online blogs, you may want to test out other methods of advertising. Google AdWords allows you to pay for an advertisement to be shown on Google. The more you’re willing to pay, the higher your advertisement will be displayed. The cost you pay ultimately depends on the keywords you choose. Some keywords can be very expensive and some can be very cheap. It will just take doing a little research using the Google AdWords Keyword tool to figure it out. It is a free tool to use.

By writing regularly (my goal is 4 entries or “posts” per week), seldom does a week go by that I don’t add someone to my network or use what I am writing to make a new connection with an existing or potential Client.

Another essential tip is to cut loose from all negative influences in your life. Anyone who puts you or your work down, without constructive criticism, is a waste of time and self esteem. By removing these people, you will start to feel more confident and have further belief in yourself. For example, if someone tells you that your website is rubbish, don’t give up. Many people just want to put you down, don’t listen and keep trying. However, there is a point at which you should recognise failure. If this time comes, don’t lose motivation and confidence, get up and start again.

As much as I hate to admit it blogging is sometimes important for your business and your web presence. It can be useless or it can add an extra added push to your web business. That is entirely up to you and how often you choose to blog and what you decide to put in a blog.

Nothing that has been mentioned here is difficult. With the right efforts on your part you can ease your worries to a considerable extent. But then, you need to have a passion for making this all happen. Over and above, you need to have patience. I say this because you cannot expect to get the results overnight. Last, but not the least, you need to go in for creative and informative blogs that your readers will find interest in. So, instead of wandering hither and thither you need to start working now with online blogs and make money in the process.