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Working From Home Online Through Micro Blogging

Working From Home Online Through Micro Blogging

In recent, times internet marketing has gone a notch higher and the people swimming in this advancement are those working from home online. This is especially for bloggers or webmasters how have taken full advantage of these technological tools like micro blogging. When we look back, it is evident that the human race quest to make life better through innovation has truly borne fruit. In fact, online business people who ignore these technological advances do so at their own peril.

Of late, the buzz circulating in the internet marketing circles is how micro blogging is taking over the cyberspace. Many marketers are claiming that blogging is dyeing, but if you look at it critically micro blogging is making the lives of bloggers much easier. As an e-marketer you need to combine different marketing arsenals and micro-blogging is one of the latest work online marketing strategies to implement.

Then, what is micro-blogging?

This is the sending of short messages to a set of people who could be your friends, customers or fans. There are many ways to send brief text updates and they include emailing, text messaging through your phone or through the web using sites like twitter, facebook and other social media sites. Unlike blogging where you need to sit and compose a whole story, micro blogging allows you to send short messages even while you are on the move.

One of the sites that has really catch up with most people the world over when it comes to sending short messages is Twitter. Big organizations like Dell have employed hundreds of young people to be sending minute by minute updates to their customers through twitter. News channels like the CNN and BBC are now relaying their headlines through twitter. This is a clear indication to working from home online business people, that they need to tap into these valuable internet resource.

Mobile phones have made things even much easier, all you need is to add twitter applications and you can send messages to your fans while on the go. To get started you need to open a free twitter account then follow people and invite then to follow you back. Every time you send twitter updates the people that follow you will get your messages. Remember you are limited to only 140 characters per tweet.

If you want to use micro blogging to market your online business there are some simple tips you need to observe.

Optimize your account: The first thing you need to do is optimize your account by using relevant keywords within your user profile. If your site is about home based business, add relevant keywords when setting up your user profile in your description section. This will make it easier for people in your niche to locate and thus follow you.

Send relevant updates: It is imperative to use your account to send only business related stuff that is if you want your working from home online business venture to get leads. Add content that is valuable to your followers by identify issues within your niche that challenge most people and micro blog about them.

In case your niche is about home business, sending tweets updates about what you are having for dinner or the movie you watched last night will make your followers not to take you seriously. It would be better if you need to socialize, that you open another account and link up with your friends.

Integrate your blog to your twitter account: The power of twitter is that you can send links as your updates. The person that said blogging is dyeing was wrong; in fact micro-blogging has made blogging even more effective. With tools like Twitterfeed you can integrate your twitter account with your blog.

This will mean that every time you post a blog, a link of the web page you published will be updated on your twitter account. This will not only assist you generate blog traffic, it will boost your link popularity and if your account is public you will get more targeted followers of whom to market to.

Rate of posting updates: There are people that spend the whole day submitting twitter updates in the hope that they will increase their blog traffic. It is important to post regularly but just be careful not to overdo it. If you have integrated your twitter account with your blog and update your blog daily, that will be enough.

Twitter is not the only player when it comes to micro blogging. Some of the other sites where you could open an account include:

Jaiku: Most online marketing experts consider Jaiku to be the closest rival of twitter. This is mainly due to the fact that both these social media sites have similar features. Time will tell which of the two sites will rule this field.

FaceBook: When twitter hit the market they almost send facebook to their death bed. This forced facebook to up their game and they did that very well. For business people working from home online, having a facebook and a twitter account is critical, that is if you do not want to face obscurity.

Yammer: The site also has similar features to twitter and given time it may give both Jaiku and twitter run for their money.

Tumblr: The beauty with Tumblr is that one is able to share pictures, videos, links or text. The site is simple, clean and user friendly.

Pownce: The site was launched recently and their platform has different functionality like sending files and sharing links. Here you will also be able to easily share events with your contacts.

Many web marketing gurus are latching onto micro blogging and that shows how beneficial it can be to your online work. This short messaging trend is therefore here to stay but the secret is to add it to your website promotion strategies.

There are lazy web marketers who have settled on using only micro blogging to promote their products, but you should not be one of them. The ability to distribute links easily and share messages faster is what has drawn most marketers to this social media sites. But it is advisable that you continue to blog even as you micro blog. This will keep you ahead of the lazy online marketers.

The reason of saying this is that even after you send those short messages or tweet updates, you will have to give your followers full content and the best place to do just that is on your blog. Hence, use these social media networking sites as a tool to help you generate free blog traffic.

If asked, the introduction of micro blogging is a sure blessing to people working from home online in terms of marketing.

Web Page Content That Search Engines Simply Adore

Web Page Content That Search Engines Simply Adore

The core reason that makes the internet thrive is the element of sharing information. For years webmasters have been spending countless hours trying to generate web page content that will meet the needs of their target audience.

While others were hard at work generating quality web content, others decided to find ways of gamming search engines. For a long time search engines results were filled with spammy sites that offered useless content.

Most of these crappy sites’ agenda was to make sales but did not offer any solutions to peoples’ problems. No wonder Google set up a good plan to scrap them off from their search results.

This are the same people shouting at the top of their voices claiming Panda and Penguin updates were unfair. If you ask internet searchers they will tell you it was long overdue. People are ready to buy online but more importantly they are also looking for helpful web content.

Create web page content that meets the needs of your target audience and making money will be like a walk in the park.

Now that you can see the importance of content you may be asking:

What is the definition of content?

Since we are talking of web page content the best way to answer this question is explain what content is in relation to the internet.

Content can be in many forms which include written text, still images, moving images, podcast and so on. As a webmaster you also need to go a step further and realize that website or blog content is also made up of:

-Meta tags which include Title, Description and Keyword Tags.

-Alternate text (words that help tell what an image is about).

-Page URL (link that people follow to reach your webpage).

-Anchor text (words that are anchored on a link also called hyperlink).

If you did not know, search engines are not able to read images. This is the reason of having an image description file where you can tell search engines what your image is all about.

In the description file you need to give your image a title, alternate text and a short description. This you do using text format.

This tells you that when it comes to the internet the best type of web page content is text. You have probably heard that a picture speaks a thousand words, but in regards to the internet that is not the case.

To make your text visible to search engines, do not make a mistake of embedding them in your images. Rather describe your images within your description file as explained above.

How do you tell bad content?

Before google embarked at finding ways to rid the internet of crappy sites, SEO was been abused. Those were the days when an incomplete article of 250 words would appear on page one.

It was common to see a page ranking high with a poor ad-to-content ration. For you to reach the little content available you had to scroll all the way down the page.

And that was not all; webmasters would squeeze their budget and hire amateurs to generate for them content. As a result, it was common to see pages with spelling errors and even more annoying articles stuffed with keywords.

The result of these was that the internet was full of short, vague and low quality content. Originality was wanting as people ran amok publishing duplicate content. It was a common scene to come across a web page plastered with affiliate links, adsense links and banners with valuable web content nowhere in sight.

In summary here are some things you need to avoid when generating content for your blog or website:

  1. Don’t upload more images than text in your web pages.
  2. If you have to add images avoid flash and frame images.
  3. Do not duplicate content from another site. Affiliate marketers should use different wordings from the ones used by merchants/manufactures.
  4. Publishing content that does not address the problems of your target audience.
  5. Writing articles that have no targeted keywords phrases.
  6. Publishing content with high marketing pitches all in a view to sell.
  7. Use of the same keyword throughout within your anchor text when linking to external and on site pages.
  8. Posting an article with spelling and grammatical errors.
  9. Use of jargon.

Ideally, what this means is that you need to present your content in a coherent and in an easy to understand manner. Readers should straightaway be able to define precisely what your web page content is all about.

The moment your readers see that you are out to show off they will drop your site like a hot potato. The use of difficult words also confuses readers and in some instances results in substandard content.

page contentPosting web pages with keywords all over the place will make your articles hard to read. This is because you will be forced to add keywords where they are not needed. Before you sell, first seek to solve problems faced by people in your niche. That is how you end up convincing visitors to buy from your site.

Anyway, do you expect engine bots to buy your products or human visitors? Therefore, content must come first and ranking second.

As for those who copy other people’s content, you will always trail behind the rest. By the way, Google’s search engine is becoming more intelligent and thus duplicate content will never rank well.

What is considered by Google to be Good content?

In order to survive the Panda, Penguin and all other algorithm updates, this section is a must read. Why? Because Google likes it when you give them what they want.

If you have web content that meets the quality guidelines set by Google, then be ready for high volume organic SEO traffic.

Below are some attributes of quality web page content that will rank high on search results:

  • Content created by someone well vast in their area of expertise. This is the kind of content that relay credible, insightful and captivating information.
  • Well researched content with references to source of content in terms of links and mentions. This helps in bringing an element of trust and integrity.
  • Articles that contain exact match keywords in the page URL, title, body of the article and in the Meta tags. In short, having an SEO friendly page that is rich with targeted keyword terms.
  • Web page content that have used keywords intelligently. This means having the recommended keyword density and adding keywords where necessary.
  • An article that has been proofread to rid it of spelling and grammatical mistakes.
  • Webpages that have good word count that explains in detail what readers want to know.

As you generate web content, try to stay clear of writing on issues that don’t add value. Instead, concentrate on providing information that seeks to address pertinent issues facing your target audience.

There is still hot debate on the importance of word count when it comes to page ranking, but it is high time this debate came to an end. Before, it was assumed that one could use 300 words and still provide quality information.

On a closer look, google discovered that there are some topics you cannot explain in a 250 or 300 word article. Hence, if you want to succeed in SEO, publish content with a high content volume. To be on the safe side use at least 1000 words.

This way you will be able to cover a subject in detail. In the process, your article will rank better than someone else who has written on the same topic but used a less word count.

It is true that sitting down day in day out to come up with web content is not easy. Publishing quality page content is as a result of extensive research and practicing on advancing your writing skills.

But I would rather you post two quality articles in a week that are educative than engage in negative SEO strategies.

Trying to game search engines may work in the beginning, but as we have seen with the latest google updates, it will not take long before you get axed from the top search results.

Using underhand strategies such as buying backlinks, providing search engines one thing and giving visitors something else or keyword stuffing will only work for a limited time.

So, when you become a victim of the next Google algorithm update, blame no one else but yourself.

Why you need to support Google’s effort to improve search results.

As a web marketer, apart from sharing content you also want to get relevant and useful information when you are doing your research.

We may not agree with some of the parameters that search engines use in their algorithm to rank web pages such social signals, but what they have done so far is recommendable.

SEO experts have indicated that social mentions are subject to manipulations by use of software.  It is also believed that people click on links appearing on social sites based on the words used in the title without necessarily reading the article.

Rather than getting involved in this debate, why not try coming up with captivating titles that will increase you click through rate (CTR) and more importantly social mentions. Either way, you have nothing to lose.

Generally, people connect with others of whom they share something in common. The whole point of search engines measuring social activity to rank web content is because it is expected people will react to what you have shared especially if it is informative.

Engine bots cannot read what you have written though all indicators show soon they will be able to do just that. But before engine spiders become that intelligent, they will have to use external mechanisms to tell what your site is about and also gauge your site authority.

Sharing quality web page content will increase your backlinks and social mentions thus tipping the SEO scales in your favor.

Don’t forget, when people begin noticing relevant and quality content appearing in search results, they will trust the sites that top SERPs. In turn, when you finally get to page one of your targeted keywords your bank manager will definitely be your close ally.

Web page content in summary:

Google is striving to offer their users the best content they can find, why don’t you emulate them by writing quality articles? This is the only way you can be guaranteed of a secure and successful online marketing career.

Share content that is superior to your competitors and Google will quickly send traffic your way. You might not rank right away but as time goes by you will get to rank where you deserve.

Learn your visitors’ preferences by conducting thorough research. Remember to also research on the right keyword phrases that your target audiences commonly search for.

Note: Put your targeted keyword in your page title, page URL and body of your article then let search engines do their thing.

Find out what searches will bring quality traffic to your site and create related and relevant page content. Ensure on each web page you include targeted key phrases as well as provide workable solutions that address real issues on any give subject.

As you sit down to write your next article make certain that it fulfills its intended propose which should be to add value to your readers. Put your whole heart into creating every web page and your visitors will notice your passion.

The one true investment you can put into your website or business blog is quality web page content. It may be expensive in terms of time, but the outcome will be worth every second.

If you opt the easy way out of gamming search engines and posting low quality content, then be ready and willing to face the consequences.

There is more that still needs to be addressed in relation to generating website or blog content. Feel free to contribute to this topic by posting your advice and feedback in the comment section provided below.

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How To Run A Blog That Sells For Profit

How To Run A Blog That Sells For Profit

There is a thrill that comes with running a blog but that varies from one individual to another. Some people blog for money while others do it for fun.

Personally, I’m a businessman looking to make money from blogging. Therefore, for those who run a blog for fun this post is not meant for you. As for business minded people who desire to earn money blogging, you simply have to read this blog post to the very end.

Normally, you will see people waking up in the middle of the night to attend to their offline business. They will later leave when the sun has set all in the name of making sure their business succeeds.

For some reason, that is not the case with most online business entrepreneurs. Maybe is it because of the fact that they read on some funny site that online money making is easy.

Just like any other business, if you are running a blog with the intent of making money you need to go the extra mile. Bloggers who are in it for business need to start treating their blogs like any other business out there.

The fact that most business blog operators do not treat blogging with the seriousness it desires, any blogger that chooses to go against the grain and work hard will definitely become a millionaire.

When is comes to running a blog you have to be ready to sometimes burn the midnight oil. That is not enough; you also have to be patient and show a lot of determination.

Now that we have established that to run a business blog takes hard work, here are some guidelines to help you succeed in blogging for cash.

1. Do your groundwork well: Not everything you read on the internet is accurate, some sites out their post content that can be misleading. Therefore, you need to research widely to make sure that your blog only contains real facts.

One way of making certain you get real facts is subscribing to several top blogs and sites in your niche. This way you will have varying opinions that will help you come up genuine facts.

It is also very important to do things practically since you will gain experience thus share content that is personal. Writing personal stories is one of the best ways to captivate your target audience thus engage them fully.

2. Create a blogging schedule: In order to run a business blog successfully you have to post regularly. This will not only help you generate organic traffic but it will ensure you build a loyal fan base.

Having a timetable is the sure way to update your blog. Ideally, you should post articles every day but if that is not possible, try to post at least 3 blog posts per week.

The secret is of blogging regularly is to keep to your schedule; if you plan to post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, make sure you don’t fail.

Creating a blogging timetable is one thing but sticking to the schedule is entirely a different story. One thing that will happen when you post articles regularly and on scheduled days is that you will gain trust from your site guests.

The more your online reputation increases, the more your fans will share your content thus helping your blog go viral.

3. Treat your blog as a job: For the folks who are in employment you understand when someone talks about a job. Just the way you would go out of your way to build your career, you should put the same effort when it comes to running a blog.

Employers demand that you attend work on certain days; the same should apply to your blog. If possible, try to work on your blog every day but also observe point #4.

In case you fail to post an article on a scheduled day, you have to sacrifice your rest day to accomplish the task.

Erase from your mind the notion that blogging is like a walk in the park. Those phrases that read “…make easy money through blogging.” are not true. Launching a blog is one thing and building a blog is another ball game all together.

When you look at top bloggers like Problogger, Copy Blogger, Viperchill, Income Diary and Smart Passive Income among others, you will discover they all have one thing in common. Blogging is like a job to them.

Selling for profit through blogging is not child’s play; it takes hard work and dedication. That is the only way to maintain online presence and remain at the top of the pack.

4. Take time off work: Like any other job out there, it is very important for you to relax and unwind. The advantage of laying back and putting your legs up, is that it helps your mind to relax thus feel refreshed.

It is only when you have rested, will you be able to come up with better ideas and fresh content. Personally, on weekends I spend time with my family or go watch a football match. Am sure you have something that really tickles you and that is what you need to do after a hard day’s work.

If you strain yourself so much you will get to a point that you are no longer productive. This will later translate to low quality content thus visitors opting for your competitors.

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5. Track your blog performance: If you have been following this work at home business blog, you will discover on most occasions we talk of the importance of monitoring your traffic.

Even though there are advanced tools like Crazy Egg to track your site activities, you can start by using free web tools like Google Analytic.

Monitoring your site traffic shows you where you need to tweak your site for better results. It is from your old posts that you will learn better techniques of running your blog and hence compose more compelling blog posts.

6. Work environment: Some years back I used to work for one of the biggest company in east and central African. One thing that really made this company grow was how they treat their employees.

Apart from giving employees good salaries, the company did everything possible to create good ambiance at the work place. The seats were comfortable and the air conditioning in the build was simply relaxing. You would get to work and feel like spending the whole day there.

For you to run a blog successfully, you need to be comfortable as you work. Anything that could distract you from writing should be eliminated. In case you are working from home, make sure that the radio, TV and mobile phone are switched off.

There are also internal factors like email pop ups and tweet notifications that can really be distractive. It is recommended that you switch off these pop ups unless you are the kind that can serve two masters at the same time (which is impossible).

In order to be a productive blogger, you need to work in a quite environment. That is the time ideas will come flowing with ease. There is no way around this, running a blog needs you to be fully focused especially when generating content.

7. Proofread your work meticulously: When the word business is mentioned the first thing that comes to mind is professionalism. To make sure that your site visitors take you seriously you have to publish content without grammatical and spelling mistakes.

Most professional blogs have contracted the services of an editor to proofread their content. If you do not have the money to hire an editor, get a colleague or friend to proofread your articles before you publish.

To some extent, readers can forgive you when they come across 1 or 2 spelling errors in an article with 1000 words. But when your blog posts are full of grammatical mistakes in every paragraph, be sure you will lose online credibility so fast you won’t know what hit you.

8. Don’t complicate things: This may sound contradictory considering I mentioned before that running a blog is not easy. But the point I want to bring across is that you have to take it easy when it comes to blogging.

Do not worry so much about complex web designing and HTML coding since they contribute little to business blogging. You do not need to be a doctor or pilot in order to run a profitable blog. As long as you can captivate your readers by publishing educative and engaging content, you are good to go.

For you to make money on the internet especially via blogging, you need to know one thing, “Content is King”.

9. Plough back to your blog: The manner at which a farmer operates is the best way to demonstrate how businesses should be run. After a maize farmer has harvested his crop, he does not sell and eat all of his produce. A wise farmer will keep some of the seeds so as to plant them in the coming season.

The same should apply for your blog. You cannot expect to reap 100% if all you do is eat and forget to reinvest in your blog.

Some bloggers find it difficult to buy products that would otherwise help them run their blogs more efficiently. These are the same bloggers who will be quick to download any free stuff they come across.

Blogging for profit is serious business if only you want to make money blogging. That does not mean you go buying anything you come across on the internet. You have to research and make sure you get your Return On Investment (ROI). In short, invest prudently.

As the adage goes “free is sometime expensive” therefore it is alright to spend money hiring someone to design your blog or business logo. You have to spend money to make money, hence be ready to invest in your blog.

10. Utilize social sites: Currently, we have about 4 top social sites that every one running a blog should be a member of. These include facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and the new kid in the block google plus.

The amazing thing is that most bloggers do not have account in either of these social networking sites. You cannot expect to increase your site traffic if you do not spread the word around about your blog.

Traffic generating is the secret to building a successful blog and viral marketing through social media sites is one of the online marketing strategies you must employ.

Every time you post an article on your blog do not be afraid to ask your friends to share the article. You just never know who their friends are or what they will do. It is possible that some of them may become your loyal fans and customers.

11. Patience: Rome was not built in one day therefore don’t expect to launch a blog today and start making money tomorrow. If read the history of most top blog you will discover they belong to bloggers who have been in the business for years.

The same also applies to offline business, so as to build a reputable business brand name you have to be patient. Do not despise small beginnings; if the owners of Microsoft or Google gave up, they would not be house hold names today.

In my blogging career, I discovered that to run a blog and finally begin generating revenue you have to be patient. It is only through persistence and tolerance will you be able to popularize your blog.

12. Don’t get a plan B: In most cases when you have an option you will ditch your original plan for the second option. To me this is like looking for an escape route. If you decide to run a blog for money, you must be in it for the long haul.

Why work so hard building a blog then, throw in the towel one or two years down the line. It could be when you are giving up, is when you were just about to make your BIG break.

In brief, you should NOT Ever Give Up.

Conclusion: To run a blog that sells for profit is not rocket science, it all depends on your mentality. If you make it hard it will be, but if you make it easy then you will discover blogging is simple.

I wish you all the best in your blogging career.

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Power Of Guest Blogging In Traffic Generation

Power Of Guest Blogging In Traffic Generation

One of the best ways to channel traffic to your site or blog is through guest blogging. Posting content on other blogs helps you gain leverage and build your online presence. Studies have shown that most bloggers traffic, about 80%, comes from posts they have submitted on other sites.

As we all know, traffic is the core ingredient of making money online. With guest posting you will greatly increase referral traffic to your blog and boost your search engine placement.

The main reason of sharing this post is to show you how best to approach guest blogging. We shall go into details on the ways and strategies to take so as to increase blog traffic through guest blogging.

First thing to consider is where to be a guest blogger. The best place to share your posts is within your niche. Approach blogs in your line of business that allow guest blogs, these blogs have to be ranking high, I’ll explain why later on this post.

One site you can look at for guest blogging is Technorati. Here you can research on blogs within your niche that are interested in receiving guest blogs.

There are other top ranking blogs that may not necessarily have a sign up tab for guest blogging. But you can still contact these webmasters for them to feature your posts. It is imperative that you request rather than demand to be a guest blogger.

gueat postingHere is a good request that you can send to be allow as a guest blogger.

Hi John Doe,

My name is Mark and I have been visiting your blog for a while now. I really love how you have designed your blog and your content is so rich. In fact, your content has really assisted me a great deal.

Since we are in the same niche, I was thinking that we can help each other through guest blogging.

I will really appreciate if you can allow me to be a guest blogger on your site.

Kindly consider my request and let me know.

Yours faithfully,


Now that we know the first rule of guest blogging let us look at the other vital guidelines.

Create rich content: It is mandatory that your articles be of high quality. This is the only way of ensuring that other webmasters accept to post your articles on their blogs.

A good article is the one that seeks to educate readers. Take your time to know the areas that people in your niche are facing then address these issues in your posts. With time you will boost your reputation thus build online presence.

In order to make certain that your post captures your target audience, come up with intriguing headlines. The title is the first thing that draws readers’ attention and it determines if a reader will go through the post or not.

Another powerful tool of drawing the attention of your audience is by narrating stories. Stories have an amazing way of making your audience relax and take in whatever you are telling them easily. Normally, stories are persuasive in nature and help build relationships with your readers.

Use correct grammar: Quality content is also about avoiding spelling errors and grammar mistakes. People will not take you serious when you have spelling errors all over your articles. One or two typos are OK, but having typos all over the article is a lack of professionalism.

It is therefore advisable that you use tools like Microsoft word, which is free, to draft and proofread your content before presenting them for guest blogging.

Also, get a pal to go through your articles and this will mean another eye to correct small typos.

Offer response: On most sites that allow for guest blogging, you will be able to log in and see the comments that people have submitted. It is recommended that you respond to all the comments and questions posed.

Responding to comments helps build your online reputation as you interact with readers. In addition, the owner of the blog will see that you are not there just to generate traffic but to add value to his/her viewers.

This will mean that the next time you will want to be a guest blogger your request will be quickly accepted.

Research on what to write about: Before you decide to write for another blog you need to do some groundwork. Get to know the audience who visit the blog and what are their needs.

This you can learn by reading the previous posts on that blog and the comments that where posted. Once you are armed with facts, write a relevant post that will offer workable solutions.

Another place to get writing ideas is to use Yahoo answers. Pick the popular questions that people submit and research on them. This way you will come up with unique and informative content that will rarely be rejected by other bloggers.

Monitor traffic: Tracking traffic coming from your guest blogging campaigns is very critical. Use tracking tools like site meter that tell you which guest blogging posts and links are bring traffic to your blog.

This tells you that you must add a backlink to all your guest post.

Include backlinks: To rank high on search engine results you need content and more so quality backlinks. Guest blogging is one of the best ways to get natural backlinks. It is recommended that you work with top ranking blogs.

Backlinks from top ranking sites help search engines consider your site as being relevant. This in turn will ensure your site eventually appears on first or second page of major search engines for your targeted keyword.

guest bloggerTherefore, only work with bloggers that will allow you to add a backlink to your blog. As you include a backlink, you need to make sure the anchor text is a keyword you want to rank on.

It would be of no value to do guest blogging if you cannot send people somewhere.

Tip: Always link your guest posts to relevant web pages within your blog.

Boost your reputation: In guest posting it is alright to blow your own trumpet. This is a good way to demonstrate that you are a credible and trustworthy. Just using the word “I” will go a long way in bringing out your personality.

Start your blog by telling people something about yourself or what you did the previous day. This helps to personalize your content thus readers will be able to relate with you easily.

Avoid using high pitched drumming lines like “I am a successful…” this only shows signs of boasting. It would be better to tell your audience how you had a nice time in Hawaii. There is no way you can go for an escapade in Hawaii if you are broke.

The perception that people have about you helps to boost your online presence, thus make money while you work online.

Do not throw in the towel: If you start guest blogging and after some posts you notice there is no major change in your traffic stats, do not give up. Traffic generation is a process that requires you to be patient.

Most people give up hope so fast that they curtail their success. Online work from home business is all about persistence.

Now that you know all about guest blogging, you can add it to your array of online marketing strategies.

Best Blog Design Practices For Work Online Bloggers

Best Blog Design Practices For Work Online Bloggers

On this blog post we are going to look into the best practices of blog design that are search engine friendly. The way you design your blog can mean success or failure of your work online blogging business. Usually, it starts with one mistake that causes a ripple effect and in the long run hinders your online home business growth.

One major impediment of a wrong blog design is site ranking. As you all know search engines are the main sources of targeted traffic. Therefore, if you are blogging for money you need to make certain that your blog structure is properly formatted.

Here are several building blocks of an ideal blog design:

Webpage URL’s: Personally, I recommend that your webpage URL’s to be short and contain your targeted keyword phrase. In addition, for every blog post you create come up with a different keyword in your niche. This will ensure you avoid creating duplicate content that will affect your blog ranking.

The best webpage links are the ones that have small letters hence avoid capitalization. In addition, rather than use spaces in your URL’s, it would be advisable to break up your words with hyphens (-).

Your URL’s are vital components of blog design that help search engines know what your content is about thus index and rank your webpage appropriately.

Webpage Titles: If you want search engines to know exactly what your page is all about, then the title is the first place you can achieve that. Carefully do your keyword research and use them in your title.

Place your keywords at the beginning of your title ensuring that you use H1, H2, H3 format.

Paragraph number 1: The second most important component of blog design after your title is the first paragraph. Both this sections fall under what is called internal optimization or onpage optimization.

Make sure the same keyword that you settled for in your title is repeated in your first paragraph. On my blog, I try to make sure my keyword appears in the first line of my first paragraph. This is an ideal blog design strategy that will ensure engine robots know exactly what your content is all about.

If it is possible try to use your short tail keywords in your first paragraph and then go further and have them in bold format.

Adding hyper links in your first paragraph is also very important. This is where you use your keywords as anchor text to link to other webpages within your blog and also linking to your homepage.

Page Content: As much as there are many forms of content, the best to use on your blog design is written content. Search engines have an easy time crawling text than pictures or videos. The more you make it easy for engine bots to crawl your content the better placements on SERP (search engine result pages).

Since the last google algorithm panda updates, you need to come up with articles with about 700 to 1000 words. Before with just 400 words you were able to rank well, but that has now changed. Google did these adjustments to improve their users experience by providing quality content.

Make certain that as you optimize your content it is well drafted with insightful and rich content. Try and make your content exciting to read by engaging your audience. This is by being original and sharing provocative content that will necessitate your readers to take action.

It is amazing how by just asking your readers to click a certain link they will do so. This is what is known as “Call to action”, where your direct readers on what to do, where to perform it and how to do it.

Again, remember to use the keywords you want to rank on and making sure you maintain the right keyword density.

Add images: Within your blog design it is imperative that you add images within your content. Pictures help to break the monotony of having endless text. You can imagine coming up with 1000 words, this can be boring to most readers especially noting that most people just scan through content.

Images also offer you an opportunity to add your targeted keywords as alternate text. Apart from adding your keywords, you should also include a short description of your images. The description should also be rich with keyword terms to better make your blog design search engine friendly.

Pictures play a major role in blog design in regards to appearance and optimization. Image alternate tags are best optimized with exact match or primary keyword phrases.

blog designHave a blog design with a robots.txt file: One thing that search engines look for while on your blog is the robot.txt file. Here it is recommended that you work with templates that already have the robot.txt file.

Ideally, this file is where you get to specify the pages and sections of your blog that you want search engines to crawl or not to crawl. Avoid the issues of engine spiders coming across missing files because this generates errors which will eventually affect you blog ranking.

A blog design with errors can be quite detrimental to your online business. Research has proved that about 75% of visitors that encounter errors while browsing your blog actually exit. Therefore, it is advisable to create a custom 404 page for monitoring pages with errors and broken links.

Site Maps: A robot.txt file also should contain a link to your sitemap. Sitemap is a simplified structure of your blog design. They help in easing search engines crawl and indexing your blog content faster.

In normal cases, the more you create content the further some of your older pages are pushed down. Search engines are known to Crawl only the homepage and first 3 or 4 pages. Sitemaps shorten your blog design by use of HTML (hyper text markup language).

When you install a sitemap on your blog, it will make sure that every page you create is submitted to the search engines for indexing.

Experts in blog design recommend HTML or XML version of site map.

Avoid Flash: One thing that engine robots don’t like is flash images. Hence it is advisable to minimize the use of flash images or do away with them all together. A good example of a flash image is JavaScript.

Note: Search engines cannot read anything contained in a blog design that has JavaScript. It is true that flash images are very catchy, but what is the point of using them and if that will negate your blog optimization efforts.

Summary: The best SEO blog design should be simple and search engine friendly.

Making Money Blogging As You Work Online

Making Money Blogging As You Work Online

One of the best ways to work online while at home is making money blogging. The internet has completely revolutionized the way business is conducted today. Long go are the conventional modes of doing business, nowadays you can be at home and still make a fortune. Don’t you love the sound of that?

The one thing that is good about a blog is that it is interactive hence you as a blogger can get opinions from your readership. Through the comments given on your blog posts, you can easily identify the issues that your viewers want discussed. This means that it is advisable to analyze the feedbacks you receive to even help you know the right products to promote on your site.

But before we get to that part it is imperative you know how to launch and manage your blog. The first thing you need to do is to opt for the niche that has a wide range of topics to talk about. There are some niches that have limited subjects that you can write about thus in the long run you will run out of stories.

Then the other aspect that you must consider when it comes to making money blogging is targeting one particular niche. Some people share on their site things to do with health then the next day they are talking about sports. The advantage of concentrating on one subject helps you optimize on one keyword thus search engines will know exactly want your site is about thereby rank you accordingly.

In addition, when you blog about a certain topic you will have a high visitor retention since your readers will be targeted. We all know that the lower your bounce rates the more online sales you will make. It can be quite confusing to your blog visitors who are looking for content about sports to find your home page is about gardening. They will just exit your page immediately thereby increasing your bounce rate.

Content management is important when it comes to blogging. Always make an effort to share rich and educative material. Your blog should also be rich with your targeted keyword phrases. This will assist engine spiders know what your site is about. Make use of your Keyword tags section and more so the Meta Description tag. Google uses your META description to index and rank your blog, therefore make sure you include your keywords.

To further optimize your blog target different keywords that are related to your niche for every page you publish. First, mention your keyword in your title preferably at the beginning then repeat the same keyword in the body of your article 3 to 4 times. This is what is known at internal search engine optimization.

Traffic generation is the driving force to making money blogging. The more visitors to attract to your blog the more money you will make. But you must ensure that your traffic is unique. There are many ways of attracting quality traffic and they include, search engine optimization, article marketing, social media marketing, pay per click advertising, video marketing, forum marketing, email marketing and so on. You can read about these online marketing strategies by reading the previous updates on these blog.

The beauty of some of these online promotion tactics is that they are free to implement. This means with patience and the right strategies even a newbie can make money online while they work at home.

With traffic comes the issue of monetizing your blogging site. Most bloggers make the mistake of monetizing their sites before creating content. The secret is first to write articles then once you have established your online presence and credibility you can add products to your blog.

There are several ways to earn money from your blog and one of the best for new niche blogs is Google Adsence. All you need is to open a google account and once your account is approved link your account to your blog. Google will be posting relevant adverts on your web pages and for every click made you will earn cash. Google’s thresh-hold of sending checks is $100.

The other way you can make money with your blog is through joining affiliate marketing companies. This is where you sell other people’s stuff and get paid a commission depending on the action taken by your readers. (Read post about affiliate marketing programs posted earlier for more in depth details).

Asking for donation is the other way to generate an income online. If your content is helpful some of your readers will definitely be ready to donate some money. The other approach is to sell your information by asking for a monthly subscription fee. This will work best if you have created your own brand name and that is achieved by sharing unique and quality content.

Many bloggers, who have good online presence, have gone into selling advertising space on their blogs. In fact, the moment you boost your readership most advertisers will approach you with great offers. It is advisable that you get a good plugin that will automate the whole process.

Writing product reviews is an excellent way of making money blogging. Here is where you buy and post honest opinions about your experience with different products or services. The more you keep on sharing honest reviews the more credibility and the more traffic you will generate. Soon enough companies will begin approaching you to do product reviews for their products for a fee.

As you can see you can generate wealth online by just launching a single blog and discussing on what you love. The secret is to blog about stuff that you enjoy doing. Do not worry even if you see yourself as lacking in writing skills, the idea is to start and soon enough you will find you are considered an expert author in your niche.

Before posting any article get your pal or colleague to proofread your content. This will help you publish blog posts without grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Again remember that in the internet world Content is King. Since search engines seek for quality and unique content to give internet browsers, they will soon rank your site high.

If you are wondering what to do in your free time or how you can supplement your income then you need to consider making money blogging as an option.

How To Understand Your Market Target Audience Traits

How To Understand Your Market Target Audience Traits

Sometimes your target audience can show peculiar traits thus making it difficult to know exactly what they really want. But that does not mean you stop trying to find out their needs.

Addressing the needs of your market target audience is the secret to online business success. As a webmaster or blogger you need to acquire a sixth sense that sees the thoughts of your site visitors.

It is only by identifying the problems facing your target audience will you be able to generate valuable content.

A look at companies doing well like Apple, you will discover that they know how to read their customers’ minds. Apple provides solutions even before customers know they are in need of a solution.

When your blog content is able to address the desires, worries, frustrations and expectations of your target audience money will surely become your middle name.

The benefits of creating insightful and educational content to your visitors are endless. With rich content your blog will easily go viral, your SEO profile will hit the roof and your brand name will reach corners of the world you only dream about.

A blog like Pro Blogger has really helped me to learn a lot of things as pertaining to blogging. The content that Darren Rowse (Pro blogger) publishes goes a long way in making a difference in his market target audience lives. People like Darren, Pat (Smart Passive Income), Glen (Viper chill) are the people I like to refer to as influencers.

Generating content just for the sake of it can make you irrelevant within no time. The minute your target audiences feel that you are not meeting their expectations; they will quickly run to your competitors.

It is amazing how an American comedian can make Americans shade tears with laughter and fail to make people in Europe even crack a smile. But for the American to achieve the same with the Europeans, he will need to study their traits and what they relate to so as to form relevant jokes.

That is the same case with online business, what appeals to a certain niche may not work with another market target audience. To really understand the needs of your target audience is not easy, but it is attainable.

On this write up we share learn how to study your site visitors thus publish content that will address their issues. From today, you should provide your site audience with content that will get them sharing and spending more time on your website or blog than ever before.

Are you wondering where your traffic went to? Could it be you have been assuming the topics your target audience want discussed? If this applies to you then you have to read this article to the end. By the way, you do not need to be a magician to understand your blog visitors.

Here are 5 ways of identifying the needs of your market target audience:

site audienceRefunds: This point will mostly apply to sites selling products online considering that your products are part of your content. One thing that can really hurt your online reputation is selling products that are not up to standard.

For you to build a reputable brand name, everything you have on your blog should be top notch. That is why you need to track the performance of the products you are selling.

If you notice there is a product that people keep on requesting for refunds after purchasing, you should right away remove it. Address the needs of your target audience does not only apply to written content. It also involves the products you are selling.

Affiliate marketers need to visit their affiliate accounts and monitor how they are performing. If you see a product that is getting very many clicks and no sales are been made, you have a reason to ask, why? Maybe the product in question is outdated or has run out of stock.

There is an adage that says “Actions speak loader than words” thus when a product’s conversion rate is low you should think of replacing it especially if your site generates high traffic.

Comments: The fact that blogs are interactive; they can really go a long way in helping you understand your target audience. That is why expects in online marketing advice you to incorporate a blog in your website.

If you take time to read the comments that are posted on your site, you will not only get into the minds of your readers but you will know the language that appeals to them.

The manner in which your target audiences present their issues can really help you create powerful and epic content. Come up with titles and article content using the same language that you see your readers using.

This way you will be able to relate with your site visitors as well as address their exact needs. In addition, using their language will elicit more interaction than is usually normal.

Take time to scrutinize the few comments coming to your site and you will discover the real issues that your target audience encounter. Furthermore, you will also be able to link up will new market target audience as your content gains viral effect.

Taking polls: Another way of studying the needs of your readers is by asking questions. From people’s responses you will learn their fears and frustration and that is want you need to use to come up with content.

Ask questions that will call for the readers to explain themselves rather than give a “Yes” or “No” answer. It is from their responses that you will derive your topics and more so the language to use. This way you are guaranteed to touch the emotions of your target audience.

The secret to succeeding in taking polls or surveys is asking the right questions and in the correct manner. For instance, if you ask a question like “Do you know how to start a blog?” chances are that most of the answers will be “Yes” and “No”.

In order to get into the minds of your site visitors you need to rephrase the question. You would be better off asking “What challenges are you facing in regards to starting a blog?”

By the way, you do not need to have a lot of traffic in order to post surveys on your site. The same results you would get from 500 responses will be the same if 50 people responded. In short, with 50 responses you will gather what your target audience needs to be discussed.

Polls will work best when you ask people to tell you their desires and fears. However, you will remain their friend if only you offer them workable solutions.

Also, a site like Yahoo Answers can really help you to understand the needs on your market target audience. Here people ask questions that they are struggling with and you can read their thoughts to know what to write about.

Keyword tools: On two of our previous blog posts we talked in details how important keywords are in relation to online business. Something that may appear to be in demand according to you may not be the case to your target audience.

Follow the links below to read these articles and learn more about keyword research

Are You Using The Right Search Keyword Tools?

Keyword Research That Guarantee You Rank High

That is why keyword research is very important. Generating content without knowing what people are searching for is like throwing punches in the dark and hoping you will hit the target.

The beauty about keyword research is that there are tools you can use for free. These include Google Keyword tool and Word Tracker. In case, you want a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of keywords you will need to purchases tools like

Keyword Discovery

Keyword winner

I find it quite amazing how the world has become like a small village. Imagine, while at the comfort of my home I can know the needs of the people in Asia by a click of a button. If that is not the secret and way to make money online from home then I don’t know want else is.

Reaction to older posts: The activities that took place on your site in the past can really help you understand your market target audience. This is why it is imperative to add share buttons on your site since they will be good indicators on how visitors react to your content.

There are many blogs out there that have over 50 articles and the owners have not taken time to know how people reacted to them. In fact, with just 15 blog posts you can be in a position to tell the needs of your target audience.

Many are the times you will hear the words call to action being mentioned when it comes to writing online. Call to action messages include telling your site audience to

* Leave comments

* Share your blog posts

* Register to your email list

* Subscribe to your RSS feed

The above call to action strategies are good to ensure you engage and interact with your blog visitors. More than anything else, they can help you know whether people liked your articles or not.

If you see an article that solicited most comments or was shared a lot, you should seize the opportunity and come up with a similar article. Go back to the popular articles and see how you arranged your words and the manner you phrased your titles. This will give you a rough idea on how to write your future publications.

You can borrow ideas on what to blog about by reading comments made on an old article. It can really amaze you how phrasing old articles can produce even more compelling and epic content.

Conclusion: Here is what I want you to do, go back to your old articles that really had an impact on your target audience and come up with a new blog post.

You can also opt to ask your visitors some questions then use their answers to generate your next post.

After doing that, I request you give it like two days then share your views of what happened in the comment section below.

In case, you have been using the above mentioned strategies before, tell us the outcome in the same comment section provided below.

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Home Blog Hints For Web Traffic And Reader Retention

Home Blog Hints For Web Traffic And Reader Retention

Prior to launching a home blog you need to really contemplate on the ideal strategies which will make your home business rewarding, especially if you plan to generate income online through blogging.

Ideally a blog is a very powerful tool to use on the internet. It is regarded as a social marketing tool since it is different from a website. While you are able to interact on a blog by offering your comments, on a website you cannot respond to content that has been posted.

In fact, if you have a home business website one of the best ways of promoting it is having a blog within it. Here your visitors can submit their feedback and opinions. It goes to show just how useful having a home blog can be to your internet home business.

It is very important that you go through and respond to the comments posted on your blog. By reading the feedback from your readers you will get an overview on your content and know where you need to improve. Readers will also help you realize which topics they need to be discussed.

The best strategy of succeeding in blogging is doing research. For example, you can do a search on the major search engines for main keywords used in your niche. Identify the top home blog in your niche and go through the content. Knowing what your competition is writing about and the products he/she is promoting will ease your blogging experience.

bloggingThere are numerous top home blog owners who are prospering in the online market place hence you need to consider their technique of blogging. Taking up their very best blogging techniques will allow you to make money from your blog even as you work online.

Here are a few home blog ideas to think about…

Homepage Content: It is critical that when visitors come to your homepage they should right away know what your home blog is all about. It should take an average of 10 seconds for your guests to realize the content of your blog. Choosing a relevant and captivating Title and Tagline is the first thing you need to do.

The first line of your articles should help readers determine what your content is about. In short, when writing your posts go straight to the point. If your template theme has a featured article section, ensure that the content is descriptive enough for your readers to know what you are writing about. This will ensure they click on the Read More link.

If you have a logo on your blog it needs to be easy to understand thus assist your viewers know what your blog has to offer. If you do not have a logo then it is advisable you create one since it makes your home blog appear professional.

The template you opt for plays a major role in enhancing the first impression of your home page. Select a theme template that is user friendly to both you and your readers. The template also needs to be appealing to the eye thereby retaining readers on your web pages.

Captivate Your Audience: The most effective blogging advice is to be sure that your blog has a unique and appealing content to your targeted audience. To achieve this, pick a sector that is vast hence furnishing your site visitors will plenty of brand new and useful content.

At this point you ought to have realized that focusing on a specific niche market is vital in making sure you make money blogging and much more so boost viewer retention on your blog.

When you focus on one target audience search engine will have an easy time finding out what your home blog is all about. Make sure you use different keywords for every post you publish but the key terms have to be from the same niche.

Add Images: No one likes going through endless text, actually studies have shown that most people just scan through content and rarely read. Uploading pictures is an excellent way for getting the attention of your readers.

Since search engine robots cannot read images, make certain that you add Alternate text in your images. Readers love clicking on images, therefore ensure you also add links leading to other pages within your home blog. This is also called internal linking and it helps search engine crawl your web pages and index them.

Whenever you are selecting images to include within your content, pick the ones that are relevant to your stories. This ensures that your content theme is flowing hence boosting your visitors experience.

Address Issues: Picking a topic that has a wide range of topics to discuss about helps you to always submit content on numerous subjects hence stay clear of boring your subscribers. Learn the preferences of the people in your niche and offer them quality content.

The presumption that anything you discuss will charm other readers is the real cause of several bloggers failing. So, the most suitable home blog solution is to discover from your target audience what they really want to read or resolve.

Home bloggingBe up to date with what is happening in your industry by subscribing to top bloggers’ RSS feeds, newsletters, emails and bookmarking their blogs. You can also follow the gurus in your niche on facebook and twitter. By doing this you will always be ahead of the game thus offer your readers fresh content all the time.

Write Educative Content: For instance, if you decide to launch a website on your favorite hairy pet only a few people will find it fascinating when you keep on talking about your family pet. You may be discussing about your cat whilst there are folks out there who would prefer spiders as pets.

The most effective blogging guide would be to launch a home blog related to pet hygiene. This will help you to have a diverse range of viewers and matters to talk about hence visitors will never be bored of visiting your blog site.

Domain Name: The web address you purchase is critical in enabling browsers and engine bots know what your site is about, thus when selecting a domain name take time to choose the right keyword phrases. Getting a keyword based domain name will help you rank on search engine and in addition ensure readers realize right away what your home blog is all about.

Running a home blog is centered on originality, so seek to be imaginative and you will capture the attention of your target market. It is true that the competition nowadays is stiff when it comes to blogging but that should not scare you.

All you need is to do is cut your niche and use the right strategies and you will soon be considered an expert. Even the top bloggers started out as amateurs and because of their persistence they have perfected the art of blogging.

The secret is to be patient and remain focused and you will reap the full benefits of having a home blog. For more tips about blogging, work online jobs and home business, click on the links below.

How To Generate Blog Traffic Through SEO Strategies

How To Generate Blog Traffic Through SEO Strategies

When it comes to generating blog traffic, it is recommenced you go the SEO way. Research show that 90% of traffic generated on the internet is from search engines. 2/3’s of that traffic is commanded by Google.

It is for this reason that aspiring small time work from home online bloggers will always seek to rank high on Google than on any other search engine. But that does not mean you cannot get decent traffic from other search engines like Yahoo and Bing.

On this publication we shall see how you can become a better blogger and stay ahead of your competitors. You will learn some of the best SEO blog traffic generation strategies that top rated marketers use. Its time you took your blogging to the next level.

If you have something more to add relating to this topic, feel free to post it in the comment section below this article.

Write content that is readable: As long as we live on planet earth, human beings are the ones who you should target to read your content and buy your products. There is no single day that search engines will become customers and purchase of your products.

Therefore, as you work hard to optimize your content avoid at all cost publishing a post that is awkward to read. What is the point of attracting lots of blog traffic that does not convert? That will happen if you focus more on optimization and fail to address the needs and preferences of your target audience.

It is true you need to include keywords within your content, but you have to make sure the keywords blend well with your sentences. Do not force a keyword where it does not apply, otherwise you will appear unprofessional.

After all, you want to build a community and a good relationship with your visitors that will last. Hence your main agenda should be to first form a good first impression by writing well for your blog visitors.

Furthermore, good content should be devoid of spelling and grammatical mistakes. With a software from white smoke, you can be sure of quality and professional content. Quality s what you should offer your blog traffic or audience all the time.

Come up with catchy titles: Am sure you have bought a newspaper several times just because of the headlines. The funny thing is that after reading the story you discover it was all hype.

Now, you should up the game some more by creating captivating titles and backing it up with even better content. This is how you will cut a niche for yourself and gain online credibility and presence.

Ideally, a title acts as an advertising tool and you really need to take advantage. The more appealing your headlines are, the higher your blog traffic will be. Try to come up with titles that demonstrate how relevant your articles are to what your target audience are looking for.

Apart from making your titles captivating, you should strategically include your targeted keywords. This will help in making sure search engines know what your article is all about. And as you know, the better search engines position your articles the more blog traffic you will generate.

Consider using recommended keyword density in the body of your articles: Once you are done with creating a catchy title, the next step is to work on the body of your article.

The body of your article should have meat, by this I mean quality content that offers insightful and educative information. You should also integrate within your articles your target keyword phrases.

Here is where you need to be tactful and ensure you do over stuff or under stuff your content with keywords. With the right keyword density, you will kill two birds with one stone.

First, you will help search engines know what your content is about thus index and rank you accordingly. In the process you will generate organic blog traffic. Secondly, your readers will understand the message you are trying to pass to them.

Though the topic of how many times you should repeat keywords with your content raises hot debates, an article with a keyword density of between 1% and 2% is good enough.  Nowadays, search engines have become intelligent enough to tell keywords that vary but meaning the same.

blog trafficFor example, if you are targeting for a keyword like work online, you can vary it by also using working online. With this strategy of using keywords, readers will not tell that there is a word you are repeating.

Build quality backlinks: There are two ways of building your link profile thus boosting your link popularity. That is working on your on-site and off-site link building.

On site link building is where your link posts within your blog. As you create webpages within your blog, link them with other related posts. In addition, you should also link your webpages to your homepage.

Make sure that you use different keyword phrases in your anchor text as you link to your homepage. With time when you have lots of contextual links pointing to your homepage, you will rank for more keywords which will translate to more targeted blog traffic.

As for off-site link building; it is where other blogs point back at your site. For this to be more effective, the blogs and sites that link back to you should be related to your content and rank higher than your site.

Some of the best strategies of building backlinks include article marketing, forum marketing, video marketing, social bookmarking, social marketing and the best of them all is guest blogging. The more backlinks you have out there the better your blog will rank and the more blog traffic you will generate.

I highly recommended buying backlinks at LinkVana. This is because they have a network of highly rated blogs and websites that have rich and educative content. Besides, some of their blogs are over six years old.

Note: Avoid building back links from link farms

Patience pays: Online marketing especially SEO is not a one day affair. You have to be ready to invest your time and effort so as to reap the required results. Do not get impatient and begin applying black hat tactics to rank high.

These underhand strategies may work for a while but in the long run search engines will catch up with you. Are you a new blogger? My advice is that you show patience and some day you will get to the top and it will be worth your while.

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Make Money Working From Home Through Blogging

Make Money Working From Home Through Blogging

The most effective way of working from home is by launching a blog. Some online business people opt to market their affiliate products one by one while it would be easier to have all your products on one site then driving online visitors to it. Though this may sound easy it needs you to observe some principles so as to be successful in blogging.

Having a blog is a perfect way to learn from other webmasters since it is interactive. Normally, there is a comment section that you need to activate so as to enable your readers to post their opinions. Through these comments you can know exactly what your viewers what to know and hence share relevant content. In addition, you get to build relationships with people in your market niche and in so doing sell your products faster.

Here are other vital blogging tips to consider:

Choosing a Niche: Before you launch a blog you need to consider what area you are good at. In other words, go for a niche that you know you are an expert in. This will help you share informative content that is factual and you will never miss something valuable to discuss. It is recommended you target a field that has a wide range of topics thus have different angles to talk about in your subject matter.

While you are selecting the industry to target, it is also good to choose the keywords you will use on your blog. There are two categories of keywords and these are Primary and Secondary keywords.

Primary Keywords are the terms that you mainly target to rank on search engines while the secondary keywords are the ones that you target less. You should make sure that your secondary keywords to do overshadow your major keywords. The way to differentiate the primary and secondary keywords is the frequency at which you mention them. Repeat your main keywords within your blog content more that you do for your secondary keywords.

As for choosing which keywords to work with, go for the terms that most people in your niche search for when browsing the internet. Make certain that the keywords are also less competitive so as to rank your site faster.

Create A Blog: Once you have done your groundwork and established the keyword phrases to target you can go ahead and create a blog. Getting a domain name is imperative when it comes to working from home while blogging. Research is required when buying a domain by ensuring your targeted keywords are contained in your domain address. This will help you in search engine ranking.

The best program to use in creating a blog is wordpress. WordPress incorporates great tools like “All in one SEO Pack” to help you optimize your blog. There are also other features or plugins like Ad Injection, WordPress SEO, Akismet, Google XML sitemap plugin and the like that help you have full control of your blog site.

The power of blogs can be felt when you add content. By know you all know that the internet is dependent on content generation. Search engines in a pursuit to ensure that internet surfers get the information they are searching for, crawl blogs and website for content. Therefore, when you launch a blog you have to ready to publish quality content routinely and frequently. Always publish articles that are rich with information to solve problems that face people in your market niche. Where the shoes of your readers and that way it will be easier for you to identify their needs.

Avoid writing high pitched marketing messages but rather educate your site guests. Have your facts right and within no time you will be an authority figure in your industry. In short, when it comes to working at home using a blog content it KING.

If you are seeking to optimize your blog then you need to make sure your blog posts have relevant keywords. Begin by drafting blog titles that have the keywords you want to rank on. Then repeat the same keyword phrases in the body of your article for at least 3 times. This will help search engines bots know exactly what your article is about. In addition, publish long articles since the search engines algorithms are favoring detailed content (have articles with at least 700 words and above).

On every page you create target different keywords. This is because search engine will index each individual page and thus help you generate more online traffic.

Internet Marketing: If your intention is making money blogging then you have to find ways to attract traffic. There are different online marketing strategies and some of the best include article marketing, forum marketing, search engine optimization, video marketing and viral marketing. You can read about how to implement these methods by following the articles on online marketing strategies on this blog.

Monetization: Many people start with blog monetization but ideally it should be the last thing to do. Once you have managed to generate traffic to your site and gain credibility you can add products or services. Up load products that are relevant to your content to make sure that your conversion rate is high.

Though you may not have your own products, you can join affiliate programs and sell other people’s items and get paid commissions. This will enable your make money online from home experience more enjoyable since you will not have to deal in after sales services. Affiliate marketing is one of the best and commonly used strategies of making money online while working from home.

Selling advertisement space can also be a perfect way to make money blogging. All you need is to have high and quality traffic and people will obviously approach you to add advertisements on your blog.

There are webmasters that have made lots of money online by selling information. You can monetize your blog by asking a membership fee for people who want to read your content. This will mean that you have to offer them great content that will be worthy of their cash. Once you gain credibility and folks in your niche consider you a guru you can start charging them a monthly membership fee to access your materials.

Other ways to make money from home using your blog include Google Adsence, Donations, selling your own products and selling your blog after it has gained good traffic.

Working from home has of late become so easy but only if one uses the right strategies. It does not matter if you are an expert or a newbies; you can work online from home and still make money that employment will never ever give you. All the best as you are working online at home.

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