The dark circles under his eyes are evidence that he has been pecking away at the keyboard again. Night after night he sits, mesmerized by the computer screen surfing forum after forum filling the blank spaces with his comments and opinions about senseless issues, political debates, religious matters, business strategies and shopping options. All the while his marriage is deteriorating, his children are growing up and away, his business is wavering on the brink of bankruptcy, spiritual matters are being neglected, all to which he is oblivious.
Do you want to make money Blogging for a specific cause? If you love your blog, but have an altruistic side, you can also ask people to give to a specific cause – even if it is you. PayPal has a donation button that you can put on your site. Also, Amazon has an honor system that can provide you with a donation button.
Finally, ensure you don’t lose potential visitors by short-changing them with your blog’s content. Content truly is king, and if you want to develop a solid fan base of visitors to solidly monetise your blog, then you have to give them good material.
Many blogs are boring journals/diaries filled with personal information of little interest to the general population. These give blogs and blogging a “bad name.” But, we must also remember that there are many far-from-delightful websites and e-newsletters too! All we need to do is click away – fast.
But there are a great many Hang out and connect and scraper sites out there that steal content and don’t give proper attribution. They either republish a summary of articles (sometimes linking to the source, sometimes not) or publish the full article but remove the author and bio info. Still others run the article through a rewrite software program so they can publish “unique” content on their site, even though it’s still stolen content.
Let me share to you some of my ideas in making blogs useful in list building business. This might help know how to create powerful blogs that would translate to expand your list.
OMake your blog searchable through your interests. Many blog programs allow you to create a user profile, which allows readers to search for you and your blog by interest topic and locations, in many cases. Do not overlook this simple way to draw readers. Simply fill out your profile, taking care to use many “interests” to attract more readers and browsers.