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5 Simple and Effective Ways to Monetize Your Blog

ways to monetize blogIf you are looking of ways to get the most out of your home-based business, then look no further than your blog. Your blog could be a gold mine if you use at least one of these quick and easy ideas. As a general prerequisite, your blog should not be a brand new one and must have some loyal followers who read your posts and engage in comments.

 

The higher the number of followers, the higher the chances of success for these ideas. Without further ado, here they are:

 

  1. Affiliate Programs

This one is a simple and straightforward monetization method. You should find an affiliate program that is in line to the theme of your blog. For instance, if you write about living a healthier life by exercising and watching what you eat, a brand promoting indoor fitness equipment or a bio food brand can offer good affiliate programs for your blog. You promote these products through banners on your site or links within texts, and when one of your blog readers buys a product from the affiliate, you are paid a commission.

 

  1. Pay-Per-Click

This is one of the most popular ways of using the internet to make money for your home-based business. It works in this manner: you display banner ads on your blog, and every time someone clicks one of these ads, you are paid. There are two things that you should consider though: if you place too many banners on your site, your followers might feel annoyed and leave your blog. Another issue is that more and more people are installing ad blocking extensions on their browsers, so they will not even see your banner ads.

 

  1. Paid Reviews

Marketers and brand managers sometimes contact bloggers and ask them to test and review their products and services. This may look as a win-win situation for you. You work from home, get to test products for free and get paid for writing about them. But also consider your readers: if you turn your blog into one big advertorial and replace all the cool things you were writing about with paid reviews, you will start losing followers.

 

  1. Webinars

This is a very effective way both to monetize your blog and gain online reputation. Hosting a webinar to share the skills you specialize in can be a fantastic way to generate extra income. Many bloggers are becoming famous for their online webinars or Q&A sessions. However, you should offer value for the money people pay, so try testing your webinar formula with a few close friends at the beginning (for free, of course).

 

  1. Premium Content

If you use your blog to share advice, how-to, DIY or tutorials, you can offer the most valuable content either on a pay-per-view or subscription basis. The subscriber system will also help you differentiate between the loyal and regular followers and develop an incentive plan to even further monetize your blog.

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5 Easy Steps Guaranteed To Improve Your Article Marketing

As the Internet continues to evolve one thing that remains constant is the power of article marketing. Keyword rich articles can bring you traffic both from the article directories you submit them to, as well as from the search engines who reward you with high page rankings.

In this article we are going to talk about five easy steps to improve your article writing and article marketing efforts!

1. You must develop a lengthy list of keywords for the niche your business is in. There is no excuse for not having a quality list of key words today.

There are many free keyword research tools including Google and Wordtracker which help you put together a targeted list to start with. Writing the best possible article you can starts with knowing what keywords you are building your article around.

2. Practice writing fantastic titles! One easy way to do this is to go to your favorite article directory and look at some of the articles being written.

You can create a swipe file of potential titles for your future articles based on the ones that catch your eye. To get the attention of the search engines and your readers your title must be rich and target your keywords as well.

3.  Understand the importance of your first paragraph. People are busy today and you have a small window of opportunity to catch their attention. Write a strong first paragraph that makes them want to continue reading the rest of your article.

4. Put your emphasis on writing the best article you possibly can. This does not mean your article has to be long. Some of the best articles are ones that focus on a primary theme and nothing more. You can do this by making your words count and not by rambling on and on and on and on.

5. Submit your articles to the best article directories as opposed to trying to get them in as many directories as possible. One problem that Internet marketers face is a lack of time and this certainly does apply to submitting articles.

An example of this would be to submit your articles only to Ezinearticles.com. This is the top article directory in the world and if you only submitted to them over time your article marketing results would improve.

In summary what we have done is give you five easy steps to improve your article marketing efforts. Concentrate on doing a better job writing quality articles and targeting where you submit them and you will reap the benefits today and in the future.

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How To Write More Articles Everyday

Many Internet marketers agree that writing articles is a fantastic way to promote your business. However many people think too small when it comes to the number of articles they need to get an online presence. In this article let’s talk about how to skyrocket your article writing efforts and become more effective at doing it.

1. One of the best ways to increase the number of articles you write is to write about what you know. The less amount of time you spend on research the more articles you can crank out. If you are writing in a niche that you are not as well versed in as you could be, then you must take time to educate yourself in it.

2. Shorten your articles and take the savings that you have on words to increase the number of articles you write. Many article directories only require 250 words on the articles they accept.

Other article directories want articles of 400 words or more. One concept would be to write as many 250 word articles as you possibly can and only submit them to directories where this is the requirement. This 150 word savings per article can really add up and help you write more articles over a period of time.

3. Get enthusiastic about the articles you are writing. This is where it is beneficial for you to be writing articles in a niche where you have a passion or interest. You will be more motivated to sit down and it will come across in the type of articles you write.

4. When you write focus 100% of your attention on getting the articles done. This may mean going somewhere where you do not have a lot of distractions. For example writing articles with your laptop while watching TV every night is not an effective use of your time and it will affect the number of articles you produce.

5. Once you get in a writing comfort zone crank articles out as fast as you can. Start thinking in terms of 10 or 20 articles a day and your Internet business will take off.

It is not impossible to write five to 10 articles an hour once you get in that writing zone. If typing is a problem for you consider purchasing a voice recognition software program and dictate your articles online that way.  This is a tremendous timesaver and your articles will sound better because all you are doing is talking as opposed to writing.

6. Some Internet marketers do not like to write and it shows in the type of articles they produce. If you are the type of person that cannot get your self to sit down and write then you should look at hiring an article writer. This frees up your time to do other things in your Internet business you enjoy and your business will thank you for it.

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