Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Blogging for Profit Begins With a Long Term Plan




Many people dream of blogging for profit, and this goal



is not far beyond the reach of someone with average



intelligence, a willingness to work hard, and a basic



grasp of blogging technology. However, very few



people manage to reap the profits they want from their



blog. Most people who attempt to make money with



their blogs do not succeed for two reasons. Often,



bloggers have unrealistic expectations of how fast their



readership will grow and how much money they will



make, and when these expectations are not met the



disappointment can crush the desire to continue



blogging. The other trap that many bloggers fall into



has to do with lack of planning. If you want to turn a



profit as a blogger, the key to success is to make a



realistic plan and stick with it.





To succeed at blogging for profit, the main thing that



you will need is a large readership. The higher your



traffic, the more advertisers will agree to pay you.



However, cultivating the regular visitors that you will



need in order to make a profit isnt easy. As more and



more blogs appear each day, having a great idea or a



wonderful writing style is no longer enough to get



attention. You need to be able to market your blog



effectively.





Too many bloggers spend all of their time writing posts



and almost no time marketing their project. To be



certain, updating as often as you can is a great way to



keep your blog high on blogrolls and high in blog



search engines like technorati, and once your readers



know that you update frequently they will return to your



site on a regular basis. However, it does not matter how



often you update if nobody is reading your page, so dont



skimp on the time that you spend drawing visitors to



your site. To make your dreams of blogging for profit a



reality, try decreasing your number of posts and using



some of that time to draw new visitors by setting up



link exchanges with other bloggers, making contacts in



the blog community, and following other established



modes of winning traffic.





Of course, even if you are a marketing genius or have a



really great idea for a blog, success is not going to



happen overnight. Building the kind of readership that



blogging for profit requires takes time, and in all



likelihood it will be at least several months before you



are able to turn much of a profit. Try to stay committed



to your blogging project during this initial rough period.



To stay motivated, set goals for how often you will



update and how many readers you want to attract, and



then reward yourself for sticking with your plan.

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