Blogging Tips For Serious Business Builders

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Some of the best business blogging tips you can follow focus more on your own mindset than they do the site itself. If you are blogging to make money your best chances of success is to first establish the proper state of mind. The best blog sites are those that cater to the needs of their readers. Being that the success of any site is dependent upon the steady flow of repeat traffic it is critical that the reader is kept satisfied. By recognizing the importance of this particular priority you have now taken a significant step towards the blog success you seek.

For anybody blogging to make money here are 3 tips that will help you start out right towards establishing the strong subscriber base you need to succeed.

Start with the RIGHT Intentions

If you focus on blogging to make money you will quickly see how difficult it is to attract any readers. Your concentration needs to be on supplying visitors with plenty of useful information. By focusing on giving readers a positive experience they will likely return for more of the same.

People do not want to be sold but instead they rather educated or entertained. This is what initially attracted them in the first place and this is the only thing that will tempt them to return. Only after you have consistently supplied readers with what they want will they be receptive to any promotional efforts on your part. This is how you develop their loyalty!

Self Promotion is NOT Egotistical

Take an active if not the lead role in promoting your blog. Bookmark your best content on social bookmarking sites and submit your link to some of the most popular social networks. As true as it is that search engines will rate your content and rank your site or that current readers will even refer others to your blog you too must do your part in promoting it as well. It is foolhardy to expect that your blog will get 'discovered' without your efforts in helping people to find and appreciate your blog.

Pool Your Knowledge and Efforts

Whenever the opportunity presents itself allow other to post their original content on your site. Not only does this help to lighten your writing responsibilities but it also lends an entirely new perspective and writing style to your blog. You will benefit from the lighter work load and your readers will enjoy the variety as well. The best blog sites online almost all have a host of different writers contributing content to their site. By sharing content and as a result traffic in this way your site will grow much faster and your blog success will come that much sooner.

The best business blogging tips you can follow concern more your intentions than they do the site itself. For anyone blogging to make money it is important to recognize that the readers' needs are always the first priority. The best blog sites are those that attract the greatest amount of traffic and they do so by putting their subscribers first. Without subscribers you have no traffic and no chance to earn an income therefore establishing a loyal subscription base is the first step towards your blog success. Since gaining reader loyalty does not happen overnight the need for patience and passion will be required until your site is established. Once you have reached that point you will find that the time and effort was well worth the wait.

List Builders - How to Use Them Effectively

List builders are just what they say they are, tools to assist you in building your email list. If you are involved in any sort of network or internet marketing, you know the importance of your list. List builders are databases of members who have opted in to said list builder and agreed to receive a butt-load of emails and offers from other members. You basically have the chance to send out your offer to a pre-determined amount of members every few days or so. I personally use ViralURL and List-Joe, as far as list builders go they are ranked number 1 and 2 on Alexa.

They both allow a 3,000 random member mailing every 3 days, not all of them are going to open your message but you get the point, that is just the potential. Both services are free to join but I opted to go for the one-time offer, I also believe that is where the real value is at, and considering I've seen people pull 100 plus leads on a single mailing with these services, the cost to go gold rounds out your lead cost to pennies on the dollar. The one-time gold offer is for around 200 dollars each and if you stay on top of your mailings that's 115 plus mailings for the year-long membership, that's a lot of dang leads!

The reason I chose the top 2 list builders as apposed to any others is that their active memberships are more than several of the other services put together and the same people will not be seeing my offer over and over again. It's basically a wider audience with both paid and free memberships.

Once a member, there are hosts of other options within each service. Like uploading your banners, internal ads, link cloaking, credit building for larger and sooner mailings, if taken advantage of can really maximize your investment. As a paid strategy, you'll really want to use all that there is to offer within these services. I've not even begun to scratch surface of the value within a good list builder. In both services I use, it seems to open up more opportunity for the other ones and both have unique features to themselves. For example, I started out with ViralURL and had no clue what I was doing, basically just waiting around for my next scheduled mailing, it wasn't until I joined Listjoe that I figured out a lot of ViralURL goodies! You can open up offers from your fellow members and get credits, both applied differently in each service. Listjoe credits are built up for larger mailings and ViralURL credits can be used to mail sooner for added incentive!

As a beginning marketer getting your feet wet for the first time in a paid strategy, they are an early introduction of banner advertising, 2-3 line text ads, copy-writing, and some real basic pre-written HTML codes for you to use and make some easy affiliate cash off of as well. That is just an example of what's in store once you're inside but "List builders" are an awesome way to spend a little bit of cash and get some great targeted traffic and value for your marketing dollars.

Come on in house

Sunday, August 28, 2011
I guess it's time to start showing y'all the house.  Come the end of October, we will be here a year and I haven't been a good hostess and showed y'all around:)  We'll start with the entry.

The door was stained but of course with me and all my door troubles, I had to have it painted.

Bit Bit is right there to welcome you.

I used the same table that I had up in Cincy but now it is our foyer table.

I added to my collection of little treasures and put some pretty white shells from the Turks & Caico in with the rocks from Lake Tahoe.

The painting came from HomeGoods in Myrtle Beach.  I can say that this is the only thing that I have found at that HomeGoods.  I really miss the one in Cincinnati.