With the advent of personal computers, the internet, and webcams, working from home is easier than ever before. Employees enjoy the non-existent commute and the relaxing environment. Employers appreciate the low cost of a smaller office space and the happier, more productive employees. If you are interested in leaving your current corporate environment and working from home, take a look at some of the opportunities that are currently available in the job market. Read More
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Internal linking is a valuable tool you can use to help a search engine figure out which pages on your website are the most valuable. Dave Davies writes for Search Engine Watchthat, “a link from the homepage of a site or another strong page will be weighted higher than a link from a weak page 12 levels deep in its hierarchy.” Read More
For companies trying to connect with potential customers online, two big challenges face their online marketing and sales conversion efforts. The first is simply getting the consumers to the website through a referral of some kind. The second is keeping those customers interested and engaged on the website through a blog or other marketing tools.
The latter is easier said than done, in part because these engagement strategies are constantly shifting and evolving as new tools and devices are implemented. The casual consumer can be a fickle thing to try to attract through online marketing tools like information-rich company blogs, and effective, multi-faceted strategies. Capturing the attention of prospective consumers can require a significant investment of time and other resources, including trained professionals. Read More
It sounds painful, doesn’t it?
And that’s the funny thing about blogging: while most of us do it because we find it fulfilling, we also drive ourselves crazy making common mistakes.
But fear not.
In this post we’ll look at 7 common blogging mistakes and how you can overcome them TODAY.
Ready? Then let’s roll…
Mistake #1. Forgetting the USP
Your Unique Selling Proposition (or Unique Value Proposition) is what separates you from, well, every other blog out there.
For example, let’s say you’ve got a travel blog. You need to develop a strong USP to differentiate. A few ideas would include green travel, solo travel and budget travel for couples. Each of these identify an audience for your content.
A USP should be no longer than one sentence long and describe exactly what your blog is about. If you don’t already have a USP, do this first! Read More
Technology has become both friend and foe to journalists. In many ways, it has made life easier for them: it has allowed them to work almost up to a deadline and then electronically send pictures and articles straight to their editors from any place in the world. It has also made it much easier to connect and communicate with sources and to research material for an article.
On the other hand, technology has also been the reason why so many magazines and newspapers have been dying a slow death in recent years. Nowadays, the public can get their news almost as it happens via Internet websites or social media sites. In addition, the advertising dollars that once made print media profitable have dried up and migrated to other outlets. Even the classified advertising dollars that once brought in appreciated revenue have dried up now that sites such as Craigslist offer the same type of service for free. Read More
Twitter, like other forms of social media, is a lot of fun – so much so that it can be addictive. Most people can’t go more than a few hours without checking their Twitter profile, and so it was only a matter of time before it was converted into a means of producing business results in an increasingly online-oriented market – which applies to every niche.
As a blogger, you do more than run a website for your personal enjoyment. Such formats are the new form of Internet business, and even when you are dealing with an entertainment genre, you are running a new kind of business venture. Just looking at how bloggers have become such a major part of information sharing should show you how serious it truly is. Read More
Lots of things have changed in link building industry since Google introduced Panda Update and latest Penguin Update. These days’ social media signals have become really important. Google has stopped giving importance to blog networks and lots of web directories seem to be gone from Google index. Ethical link building is doing wonders these days. Focus should be more towards brand promotion and staying away from spam link building techniques. Read More
If you’ve made the transition to working at home, you’ve probably come across some challenges you weren’t expecting. While there are certainly a ton of benefits to working from home, there are a few stumbling blocks that many beginners face. Here are 7 tips that will help you work through the challenges that tend to come up and keep on going down the road to success. Read More
If you have been working on blogs for some time or had spent some time in blog sphere you must be aware about the ratio of successful blogs when compared with total number of blogs that are created. I would say there are very few blogs that are able to build lots of targeted traffic over the period of time and become popular. I have been working on blogs and website creation and promotions for more than 7 years now and in this duration have gained knowledge about how to increase traffic to a website.
From today guest post, I will be sharing 10 tips that will help you drive lots of targeted traffic to your blog and website from search engines and other sources. From this guest post, I will try to answer some basic questions like how to bring traffic to your website or best ways to increase traffic to a website etc. Frankly speaking there are lots of ways we can actually use to build targeted traffic to our blog. It’s also true some techniques which work for me may or may not work for you. I himself have noticed, I got 400 plus visits from a single guest post on some occasions while sometime I end up getting 4-5 visits only from a guest post which is also published on a popular blog in my niche. Read More
Today many people turn blogging into a money-making pursuit, earning cash in their pajamas by simply writing about favorite topics. Blogging isn’t a job for which someone must be hired, but instead a vocation anyone can get into if they possess the desire and know-how.
Paths to Profitability
It may seem hard to believe that someone could make a living by writing and posting his or her innermost thoughts on the Internet. However, there are numerous ways to turn a blog into a profitable enterprise. A blogger could sell ad space on the pages of his blog, making money directly off the site itself. Once the blog gains popularity and a steady audience, another option would be to use one’s own reputation to obtain paid guest writing opportunities on other blogs. And of course, if the blog is written by a business owner, spreading the word about a company online via blog posts is a great way to find new customers or rekindle interest from existing ones, resulting in greater profits for the business as a whole.
The first step to creating a fiscally successful blog is to write consistently insightful, clever posts with a solid focus and logical structure. An individual considering the possibility of earning a living as a blogger should consider obtaining education and credentials to support a career in writing. An IT degree also could prove helpful, given that blogging is at its heart a technological pursuit. Possessing such qualifications can lend authority to a blog, potentially helping to increase readership and ultimately influencing the blogger’s financial bottom line.
Is Blogging a Professional Option for Recent College Grads?
College graduates have traditionally followed the post-graduation path of looking for a position with a company in their field of choice, sitting through interviews at numerous businesses until finally landing a gig and, along with it, the opportunity to get dressed up in a suit every day and put in eight hours of labor. Blogging, on the other hand, can be a viable career option without having to jump through such hoops.
Getting started in the world of blogging is decidedly easier than getting a job in other fields. To become a blogger one needs only to set up a blog on one of the many blog hosting sites that litter the Internet. Alternately, bloggers who also possess a keen understanding of information technology can set up their own Web pages and allow these pages to serve as home to their blogs. After setting up a page, the blogger simply has to populate it with contents and gather an audience. With some effort and writing skill, as well as an ability to connect with an audience, profits are likely to follow.
Although blogging can prove lucrative, it isn’t a pay-by-the-hour job. When bloggers initially begin their pursuit, they’ll likely have to deal with an extended period of time during which they aren’t bringing in any money. Financial hardship is a true consideration during this beginning period. A blogger may have to consider a part-time job—or even a full-time one—to supplement his writing activities, at least at first.
Also, bloggers often complain that they feel as if they are writing into a void, sharing their thoughts while no one is listening. Eventually, though, as the blog’s audience grows, this feeling will hopefully be replaced by a sense of support from a community of readers.
Blogging is no longer an uncommon occupation. The Internet is filled with blogs on topics varying from floral arrangement to sailboat maintenance. Because the desires of Internet searchers vary so much, blog content can also vary in topic substantially. This means that a would-be blogger can create a blog about any topic he feels he knows well, helping to make his dreams of raking in cash without ever leaving home a reality.