Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Learning a Lot About Becoming a Successful Blogger

It has been a while since I have posted on this blog. I felt I needed to do more research on becoming a better blogger first and have found out so much information! I can't wait to pass it along to you. As always, I encourage you to comment and offer feedback. We are all in this together and the more we share, the better off we are!

The more I learn, the more I make financially. This is an awesome journey, even the downs turn around eventually. And no mistakes are permanent in this business. If something doesn't work, try something else. And keep learning new ideas and ways by reading what others before you have done.

Basically, the main thing I have learned is online opportunities are everywhere! You just need to know where to look and how to do it. Anyone can go to Google and do a search for affiliate marketing companies. That's what I did and the sites were welcoming. But if you could cut out some of those steps by reading about someone else's experience, just think of how much time you could save! Doing research on the Internet can be time consuming. So, on that note, to cut to the chase...

You need your site structure to be ready. I'm sure you will tweak the design a little once it is up, but you should really consider how it looks. Take mine for example. I started with a template that had light green polka dots. Now I have tailored it to look more like my website, Here 2 Help Services, with dark shades of blue. Luckily, I did this in the first month, so not a lot of people noticed it, but consistency on certain aspects of a website matter.

Jumping into affiliate marketing without direction makes things confusing fast. A lot of people end up discouraged. I found out how confusing it could be the hard way by joining every free online money making idea I came across. It may have been free but I wasted so much time chasing pennies. And keeping track of it all was too much. So, I studied the programs that made me the most money and cut the others loose. I may add some more down the road, but now I need to concentrate on the ones that are working, content for my site, traffic to my site and more. My advice to you is to start with only a few. To save some time, you can check out my best free affiliate marketing opportunities article to see the features of my three top affiliate companies for publishers and advertisers.

Another important aspect of building an online business is traffic. Getting traffic to your website or blog is hard work. You need to work at it consistently to get the visits going. You might not need to continue working hard, but in the beginning, no one knows about you. You need to establish a presence on the Internet. This is most important. You can join all the affiliates you want, build a wonderful blog or website, and have the greatest content, but none of it matters if no one sees it. So how do you get them there? Find out my top 7 Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your Website or Blog.

I think small steps are best so I will end this here. Think about these concepts and apply them to your blog or website. If you have your own success tips, post them here! After all, we all can use a hand from time to time.