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Bloggers Boot Camp by Charlie White and John Biggs

This article was inspired by Charlie White and John Biggs' Bloggers Boot Camp . If you enjoy this article then consider purchasing or borrowing the book.

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How to Create a Popular Blog

“In blogging, the crowd acts as your copyeditor, your fact checker and the crabby boss upstairs.”

For those who aren’t afraid of criticism and who are self-motivated enough to generate daily content, a blog is a great way to make money on the Internet.

The secret to a great blog is to establish a niche and focus on it. Blogs that cover too many topics become boring for bloggers and readers alike. Write about a topic you know well. Unusual topics are especially eye catching. Consider ways of looking at your topic that other bloggers wouldn’t.

Develop a particular style that your audience will recognize. Used civilized language. Find a catchy domain name for your blog, but do a quick search to ascertain whether or not another blogger has already used it.

If you lack experience creating a website, you might want to use an already existent blogging platform. Backup your work, as the collapse of a platform could lead to the loss of your writing.

Use clear and concise language. Blogs are designed to be read quickly. Don’t start blogging if you are not prepared to post at least 1,000 words a day. Never let a day go by without posting to your blog. Proofread your writing! If you address news articles, check your facts.

Give your readers a way to contact you. Social media and your email will come in handy. An “intro post” will give your audience some idea as to why you started this blog.

Create interest generating headlines for your posts. Vary the lengths of your posts and do everything possible to keep your blog from becoming boring.

It’s good to receive lots of readers’ comments. This means you have got an audience. However, you need to establish boundaries on the kinds of comments allowed. Abusive comments should not be allowed, but ignore the abuser rather than getting into an argument. Simply ignore the abuser’s goading. Spam should also be removed for the benefit of those viewing the blog.

Increasing your readership is the first step towards making cash. Use key words so that search engines will direct traffic your way. In order to determine what key words and phrases to use, visit Google’s AdWords program for help. Social is useful way to promote your blog.

These seven popular means of monetizing a blog are as follows:

  1. “Adsense” – Google pays for ads on your blog.
  2. “Affiliate sales” – Provide a shopping link to a company’s website.
  3. “Ad network” – Money for pageview requirements met.
  4. “Personal ad sales” – Find advertisers willing to advertise on your blog.
  5. “Merchandizing” – Sell a product unique to your blog.
  6. “Donate button” – Give readers a chance to support you, so that they can see more of your work.
  7. “Indirect monetization” – Your experience can open up opportunities speaking and writing freelance.

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