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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Thing to consider When Choosing a Blog

There are a number of things that you need to consider when choosing a blog – these ‘things’ are as follows:

  1. SEO – Search Engine Optimisation. You should make sure that your theme is SEO’d well – in terms of ability to add tags, accept trackbacks, include various incoming and outgoing links, include SEO plugins, include ad plugins such as for Google Adsense, has RSS Feeds. There are a number of free and paid SEO focused themes available.
  2. SEO – Blogger. When using Blogger, you should change the HTML to change the default ‘nofollow’ added to comments. ForWordPress, comments are ‘dofollow’.
  3. Design Customisation. Make sure that the theme you are considering has options that allow you to change the overall design – as far as color schemes and usage of own graphics like logos is concerned.
  4. Columns. Make sure that you wisely select the number of columns for your blog – once selected, it is difficult for a person to change such columns. There are 1, 2 or 3 column options. Look at the previews.
  5. Customisation – Blogger vs. WordPress. Blogger is much more easier to customize and more flexible as well as easy to maintain since it is a hosted platform – but offers fewer options. WordPress on the other hand is a bit more difficult to customize as it requires some HTML/CSS knowledge and know how although it has a large number of options and plugins.
  6. Monetisation – Blogger vs. WordPress. Blogger is easier to monetize – but you may find yourself limited to Google AdSense and the like. WordPress on the other hand is harder to configure for monetization but you have complete flexibility.

The Blogging Inspiration

There are millions of bloggers across the web, but very few are making enough to work from home full time and even fewer have made it into the millionaire blogging club. This post will examine the characteristics of a blogger who will make it and one who will fail like the millions before him. First and foremost the characteristic I see in bloggers who have been able to earn money online is heart. They live to blog and nothing comes in between them and their audience. This is fundamental when you want to make it as a blogger. Perhaps this sounds easy, but what will you be willing to give up for your blogs success. A while back in one of the most popular webmaster forums there was a question which asked the successful online business owners what they had to give up for their business. After a while of thinking I found that my online business has taken more than I had realized. My last relationship ended because of the time I spent working online and I had lost interest in pretty much every hobby I have ever had.

The strange thing about us webmasters and bloggers is we mesh our reality with our online world. The friends we talk with everyday online become our best friends and we lose touch with simple things such as going outside. With the loss comes hope since an experienced webmaster can reach a hundred thousand people within a month. This is where our power comes from being able to talk to hundreds of thousands and become well known across the internet which means the world. I personally could go to any continent in the world and would know someone quite well. Personally I prefer being able to reach out and touch so many people, but an important aspect of a great blogger is one who can find the balance between the online world and their real world. Work on this and you will be on your way to success.

The last factor I have seen when looking at truly successful blogs is the bloggers inspiration. There are a few things you will need to do if you would like to have everlasting inspiration. The first is turning pain, sadness, and anger into blogging material. You don’t need to write about the actual emotion, but let it fuel your drive. I experienced this personally back in November when I broke up with my girlfriend and ended up writing a hundred and fifty posts. You should also keep track of your progress and keeping it right in front of your face. If you know exactly where you started and where you are at now it should excite you and push you to push your progress. This is a fundamental aspect of my inspiration and is done by looking at the payments from some of the ppc publishing and affiliate programs I market. To make this work you need to go look at your first payment them measure how much more you are making now compared to then.

Types of Blogs

Here are some of the main kinds of blogs :

Personal blogs

Many millions of people keep blogs about their everyday lives, much like public diaries. These sometimes become very popular indeed, especially those anonymous, slightly risque ones. You know the sort: they get written about in the Sunday Times and become best-selling novels. One of the best-known personal blogs is Dooce. Political blogs Especially in the US, but increasingly in the UK, blogs are being written about politics. Often perceived as a response to media bias (across the political spectrum) they tend to comment on the news, giving closer analysis of issues they feel have been misrepresented or glossed over by mainstream media. In America most if not all of the contenders for the presidency in 2008 already have bloggers on staff to advise on reaching political bloggers and their readers. We are not quite at that stage in the UK, but blogging has been playing a part in the resurgence of grassroots Conservative politics, and right-of-centre bloggers such as Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes have been making their presence in the UK mainstream media. Influential examples from the political left include MediaLens and Harry’s Place.

Business blogs

Many professionals and businesses now have blogs. They can allow companies to communicate in a less formal style than has been traditional in newsletters, brochures and press releases, which can help to give a human face and voice to the organization. For individuals in business a blog can become a very effective way of building a network of like-minded individuals and raising their own profiles. Blog Maverick is a good example.

‘Almost media’ blogs

Some blogs are unashamedly media businesses in their own right, taking advertising and employing a blogger or a group of bloggers full-time. Effectively, they are startups that are taking advantage of the new blogging technologies and opportunities to build communities of readers in new or niche subject areas. These are generally to be found covering news and opinion in the technology and media industries. Try or Hecklerspray.

Mainstream media blogs

Most national newspapers in the UK – not to mention the BBC – now have blogs for some of their reporters and editors. These can provide useful insights into the news gathering and reporting process, but will also give vent to personal views that the journalist may otherwise have kept to themselves. For example, see BBC business editor Robert Peston’s blog. It’s worth noting that while many journalist blogs are hosted on newspaper sites themselves, a large number are independent, personal blogs with a major focus on their professional interests.

Way Make Book Blog

Here are a few ways on how to earn:

1. Affiliate Links. This essentially means working through commission. This is what works best with “review-style blogs.” Sign up for an affiliate program (for example with Amazon and Barnes & Noble), and promote their books or their products.

There will an embedded tracking ID in the links, and whenever a sale originated from your unique link, you will get credit for it. Though the process may be slow, the credits pile up and you’ll be surprised.

2. Pay-Per-Click Advertising. This is when a company pays you to put ads on your website. You get paid for each click their links receive from your visitors. Note that with enough ads on your site, you can earn decent money.

3. Selling your own book-related products. This can be really great if you’re into arts and crafts. All it takes is creativity and effort. There’s a long list of things you can do, and you can make a team to do these: personalized bookmarks, subscription boxes, book-themed t-shirts bags, graphics and web designs, book photography, and reading events.

4. Selling your own books and services. Take e-books for example. If you have written a book, sell them on your blog. Your visitors will interested with your book, especially when they love your blogs.

E-courses are nice as well if you’re into teaching. You can offer courses talking about specialized and interesting topics on the books you’ve read.