Once you have a good number of blog posts and readers then it’s time to monetize your blog. At first, your blog should be about sharing your ideas and providing value. Once you start gathering a good audience then you can start finding ways to monetize your blog.
In reality, you should have known if your blog idea was something you could earn money from when you started out. But if you’ve already started a blog, but now want to monetize it, it can be done.
If you have an audience reading your blog, you can make money. Here are 5 tips for monetizing your blog.
Your website SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is basically the things you can do to your website so that it gets noticed by the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
If you want to be a successful online entrepreneur, you need to do certain things that keep the search engines happy. When you take action in your business according to particular methods and systems, you effectively tell the internet what your business is about. The search engines will then send you traffic (web surfers) that they think will benefit from what you offer.
There are several reasons why some sites rank at the top and others rank at the very bottom of the search engine results. Are you ready to check your website SEO?
If you want to start a blog, you’re not alone. Many people start blogs hoping to be able to earn money on the side, bring more feet into the door of their bricks and mortar business, or even to earn a full time income.
One of the hardest parts of blogging for beginners is the writing. Once you figure out the technology, you’ve got to get the writing part down. The thing about writing blog posts is that it’s honestly not that hard to do. If you can speak about something with intelligence, you can write a blog post.
Here is some tried and tested advice for starting a blog.
Add Life To Your Business With These Internet Marketing Tools
Internet businesses, like everything else, can dry up if they are left alone for too long. They all need a refresher once in a while. If you haven’t updated your online business or added new features and benefits to your website, it may be time. Often simple steps can help you attract more life into your business.
You don’t have to take extreme measures to attract more life to your business.
Time is in short supply for a busy online entrepreneur.
If you have a website or a blog, posting fresh content is likely to take up a lot of your time. But do you often feel that you have no time to write new content?
As an online business owner, you know that content is one of the best tools you have. It drives traffic and provides your audience with the value and information they seek. It also helps you market your business, products or services. Content is essential for online marketing success.
Thankfully there are several ways you can save time on your content creation to give you more time to focus on other business tasks.
There Is A Solution If There’s Too Much Time Working
An entrepreneur will always be busy, but are you spending too much time working? More input doesn’t necessarily mean better output.
Apart from poor productivity, the effects of working too much can lead to stress, frustration, loneliness, and general poor health.
But who’s going to do the work? After all, your business won’t run itself and you can’t afford to employ somebody else full time. Perhaps it’s time to consider outsourcing some tasks to a virtual assistant.
Every online entrepreneur works hard to build a list of email subscribers. The people who have signed up to your email list haven’t done it because they’ve got nothing better to do. They have given you their email address because they are genuinely interested in what you and your business has to offer.
You’ve no doubt gone to a lot of effort to get somebody to join your email subscriber list. But are they then unsubscribing almost as soon as they’ve signed up?
Here are 10 reasons why you might be losing email subscribers. Remember that you have to take care with your email list. Treat them all as potential customers, because that’s what they are.
Top 10 Online Entrepreneur Biz Tips Articles From 2017
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During 2017 I published a number of blog posts, articles, videos and infographics about my journey as an online entrepreneur. They included the tips, tools and techniques that I have learned along the way and that I hope these will help you with your online business.
Remember that you don’t have to be an internet guru to generate income online. Yes, it does take a bit of effort and you have to learn a few new skills but with the right tools and training, anyone can do it. The 10 articles listed below are my most popular from 2017. I hope that you find one or two of them useful on your journey as an online entrepreneur.
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Content marketing has become extremely effective, and is a major component of a well-rounded marketing strategy. The method is particularly powerful on social media site like Facebook and Google+. When people share your content with their followers it helps to build your authority within your niche and drive traffic to your website.
But just posting content alone isn’t enough to harness the full power of social media. In order to gain followers, likes, and have your content and brand shared, your content must stand out and speak above all the other the noise the socially savvy online audience is surrounded by daily.
Here are 7 ways to encourage people to share your content.
If you run a website for a hobby or write a blog for fun then a website content strategy isn’t necessary. But if you’re building an online business and want it to make money and to reach as many people as possible then you need to get strategic!
And, since websites and blogs rely on quality content to attract readers and keep them interested (and, eventually, buying from you!) then it makes sense to prioritize your content strategy.
It can be a challenge trying to figure out how often to update your blog content. Updating your blog with fresh content is an important part of making sure that your target audience stay interested in your business.
If you haven’t posted anything in a while, people might lose interest or even stop subscribing to your blog. However, posting too often can also pose a problem, so it’s important to get the right balance for your blog.
Remember the old days? When you would had to print thousand flyers and push them through people’s doors in order to advertise what your business has to offer?
Now it seems as though everything has gone digital. No longer do you have to walk around the mall parking lot pinning flyers onto people’s windshields. Today you can just pin it on Pinterest for the entire world to see.
Pinterest has become a major player in the social media world. In fact, Pinterest is the #2 referrer of traffic to websites on the entire internet, not just compared to its social media counterparts.
Do you know how to use Pinterest for your business?
The best time to start your own internet business was probably about 5 years ago. The next best time is now. Online transactions on Cyber Monday, 27 November 2017, reached a record $6.59 billion, according to Adobe Insights. That’s just in one day and is more than a 16% increase from 2016.
But online spending isn’t just about one day. The estimated total for online retail sales in 2017 is expected to be around $2,197 trillion (yes trillion) and 2018 is looking towards $2,489 trillion (source invespcro.com).
This trend means that more and more people are looking to buy products and services online. So if you want to claim your slice of these internet business opportunities, how can you start if you don’t have any products to sell and have never run a business before? Let’s take a look at the 6 keys steps to start your own internet business in 2018.
There are advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing.
When your business is on a tight budget the cost of outsourcing tasks to a third party may not sound like a good idea. After all, why pay somebody to do something that you can do yourself for free. But is it really free if you do it? There may not be a monetary cost, but what’s your time actually worth?
Rather than struggling to do everything yourself, you can hire somebody else to do it for you. If your client pays you $100, you can pay somebody $50, making a 50% profit and saving yourself probably 90% of the time you would spend doing it yourself.
If you’re on a tight budget, here are 6 ways you can control the cost of outsourcing so that it’s a benefit to your business, not a burden.
Social media has taken over the world. It’s become fundamental to so many aspects of life, including business. Marketing is no different. It has been changed by the exponential use of social media sites.
New markets are online which can be a huge advantage to any business, and there are ways to use social media marketing today more effectively than ever before.
Here are some tips, which can help your business develop a more effective social media marketing campaign and presence.
One of the most powerful assets for any business, either online or offline, is to have an email list of targeted subscribers. Email marketing campaigns provide the unique opportunity to communicate with an audience that are interested in your niche, your products and your services.
Yes, social media marketing works, but email marketing still has a higher ROI (return on investment) than any other marketing strategy. Research shows that commercial email marketing offers a ROI of $40.56 for each dollar that’s invested.
Setting up email marketing campaigns can be confusing at first, but with a little practice and with the right tools and strategies it becomes very easy. And very effective.
Outsource Your Online Business Tasks That You Don’t Want To Do
When you first start your own online business, you might think you can do everything on your own. However, you’ll soon realize that this certainly isn’t the case. Sooner or later the time comes when you’ll look to outsource your online business.
Outsourcing is one of the best ways to free up your own time for important tasks that require your full attention. Also, it enables you to get people who are more skilled and knowledgeable than you to complete tasks that take you too long to complete.
When you outsource your online business, you save yourself time and money. But before you start using other people to do tasks for you, keep in mind these 5 outsourcing tips.
They Want Videos On Your Website (So Give Them What They Want)
Think about the last time you stumbled across a blog post that was recorded in video, and also written. Though the message was the same in text and video, the video probably resonated with you on a much deeper level. You may have even watched the video rather than taking the time to read the written blog post. You’re not alone.
As opposed to just text and/or images, video “speaks” to your audience. This is why why video marketing is so powerful. People can see and hear who you are, what you have to say, how your product works, and they are engaged better for video than through a simple blog post or picture.
Everyone loves videos, and your audience wants to watch videos on your website. So give them what they want.
You’re working hard to get people to visit your website but the key to online business success is to convert your website traffic into customers. It’s a hard fact to swallow but almost no one will buy from you on their first visit to your website.
There is where the ‘Rule of 7’ applies. In marketing circles, research states that you need to interact with someone 7 times before they purchase a product or service. This is because that person is trying to get to know you. They want to figure out if, in their minds, your products or services bring value to their life.
So once that person lands onto your website, how do you convert your website traffic into customers using the ‘Rule of 7’?