5 Simple Steps to money -making visibility for your blog

It makes little difference what industry you are in, a blog is essential to the success of your marketing and promotions.

A blog allows you to promote a brick-and-mortar business, introduce new products to market, sell as an affiliate, position you and your company, increase search-engine rankings,  as well as increase your market reach and expert status.

Blogs are perfect for the famous and the not-so-famous. They are great for a pet supplier who wants to educate the market and sell products from his or her blog. Blogs are great for politicians to keep in touch with constituents.

Authors definitely benefit from having a blog, as do small business owners who are trying to secure business in a specific geographic area.

It’s no coincidence that thousands upon thousands of people all around the world are making money, have positioned their expert status, and tapped into their life’s passion through blogging.

However, don’t assume that all you need to do is set up your blog and the rest will take care of itself. The “field of dreams” approach is a recipe for failure. You have to do much more than simply build it and they will come.

You need to proactively promote your blog, attract readers and build a loyal following.

But how?

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What if you really don’t need social media marketing?

If you haven’t heard how important social media is in your overall marketing you likely have not been paying attention. To not incorporate social media into your promotional activity is a huge mistake.

However, you need to think through why you are using social media as well as what outcome you desire.

The really amazing thing about social media marketing is how rapidly it is growing. This can be a major challenge for many. Trying to keep up can drive even the sanest man or woman a bit crazy.

Over the last few years an incredibly powerful industry cropped up with virtual assistants, project managers, consultants, speakers, authors and content experts who assist business owners at all levels with their social media marketing needs.

Another area that is growing in leaps and bounds are the DIY (do it yourself) entrepreneurs who may prefer to do their own social media marketing because it is so fascinating to them or they are simply not in a position to hire someone.

Regardless of what level of involvement you have you do need to keep up on some degree of information. For example, lots of people think of social media in terms of only their computer when in fact iPhones and other such devices allow interaction virtually any time, any place.

To help with this I found a blog with 70 Plus Free iPhone Apps for Social Media Mavens. Click here to access.

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Both are recognized around the globe for their knowledge, expertise and easy to apply strategies to give you optimal results for your efforts. Lewis Howes is the author of LinkedWorking that teaches individuals how to generate revenues and success using LinkedIn.

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One simple step to increase traffic to your blog

Traffic If you're looking to increase traffic to your blog or website, be viewed as a credible expert and gain visibility start commenting on other blogs.

However, you have to put some thought into your comments. The best comments are those that have substance to them. For example, rather than writing "great post" and leaving it at that write something specifically about what you liked.

Realize that eyeballs will read your information and judge you on the quality of information. Make your comments worth reading, keep them relevant and of interest to the initial post and the readers.

For example, let’s say you are a disaster-relief expert and you read a blog posting by someone who is viewed as a leading expert in this industry. Say the post writes something about steps communities can take during a disaster.

Add comments with something like, “Excellent points on dealing with a natural disaster. Something I have found to be extremely important is to put systems in place for the protection of pets. This is an often overlooked area during a disaster, but one that most pet owners need to know about.”

This is prime "real estate". A good practice is to have blogs you visit on a regular basis that you can leave comments on. Imagine the traffic you could generate if you were to have 12 blogs you regularly visited that have lots of traffic and you leave comments on a regular basis.

Simply subscribe to the blog and when something comes up you can comment on, presto, in a matter of minutes you've left your mark.

You don't need to comment on all the blogs every day. However, if you schedule 15 minutes a day to leave your comments within a very short period of time you will notice an increase in traffic to your site.

What has your experience been with commenting on other blogs? Leave your comments.


Do you learn from the “real deal” when it comes to your blog?

Fake Everywhere you look there are "experts" who tell you what you need to do to build an online busin ess. They tell you how you can make a fortune by following their system. The problem is, far too many haven't accomplished what they are trying to teach you to do. They don't walk their talk.

How can this be? Simple, they buy a program that tells them what to do, they become an affiliate, use PLR products or they replicate what they read or hear.

Personally, I have a real concern with this. Why? Because I believe if I am going to learn from someone I want to know they really know what they are doing. Conversely, if I'm going to teach something doesn't it make sense I should know it works through my own successes?

Fortunately, there are those who are the real deal and believe as I do about accomplishing what we teach. They not only teach budding and established entrepreneurs how to start or continue to grow a business, they apply their own information to build their business.

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