Tips for Success and Profit in Blogging

Blogging is easy, right? Everyone is doing it and everyone is making thousands of dollars a month. Not quite. However, with a few strategic steps you can set up a successful, and profitable, blog. You can be one of the success stories.

Tip #1 Blog about something you love. Seriously. If you don’t enjoy discussing and learning about your blog topic it’s going to be tough. When you love your blog topic, blog post ideas come easily.

When you love your blog topic, writing posts is a pleasure. Responding to comments is fun and engaging. And you’ll be able to blog today, tomorrow and five years from now. This longevity is important because blogs are not overnight successes. It takes time to build a following. You need to love your topic enough that you’re willing to be patient.

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Creating Backlinks

Once you have started your blog on your own hosted domain name and have begun posting every day, now it’s time to create backlinks online that will guide people and search engines to your site. Link building services are available which include both free and paid link building.  Listed below are a few of the absolutely free techniques to develop backlinks to your site.

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Common Blogging Mistakes

Blogging is fun and easy. However it’s also easy to make mistakes. Not to worry. With this handy list of the most common blogging mistakes you can avoid them with ease.Mistakes

1. Not being original – Many people are hesitant to be themselves online. Yet your personality is what will attract attention and readers. Don’t hesitate to be your weird, funky, silly, serious, or controversial self.

2. Not giving credit where credit is due – If you borrow information or ideas from anyone give them the credit. It doesn’t weaken your content or your credibility, in fact, it enhances it. And not sourcing your material can get you in a lot of hot water legally.

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In Search of Traffic?

When I originally started online, I had a product to sell and guess what nowhere to promote that product.

I was completely lost and my sponsor, well of course she was of no help at all. Her only advice to me for this “Vitametavegamin” concoction was to market it to my friends and family. In all honesty, I did believe in the vitamins and on a personal level felt much better while taking this product.

Internet junkie that I am, I searched online for free traffic.  Bingo, finding a prominent Traffic Exchange in my search I was off and running, at least I believed so. This Traffic Exchange had 25,000 members or so they proclaimed. After nearly a year, never receiving any referrals to the Traffic Exchange or any customers for my product from the site it was time to rethink my strategy. Sometimes it is easy to get caught in all the hype and get distracted from your real goals. I had become what most would call a surfaholic!

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5 Blogging Tips

Once your blog has been established and you’re meeting your initial goals, it’s time to look to the future. How do you want to grow your blog? What are the possibilities? You can add monetization methods. You can offer more value. And of course you can grow your subscriber base.

Here are five tips to grow your blog:

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