|June 11, 2005
Your Way to Success
It has been said that blogging will be the new trend in the 21st century. It is easy to
see why. If you do not have any idea what blogging is, it is something like publishing an
Everyday, more and more Internet users log on to the Internet in search of good, solid
information they can use. And they want it for FREE. Blogging is an easy and
effective way to provide it while expanding your customer base seamlessly and getting
targeted traffic funneled to your online business.
This could be one of the main reasons for their skyrocketing popularity, the fact that
anyone can create a blog, may it be personal or business. All one need is something to
write about, which is entirely up to him or her! In addition, web-based blogging is so
simple that you will be shocked by its simplicity!
Whether you are authoring a personal or business blog, it is possible to earn money from
it without ever selling anything. You may be skeptical, but a lot of people are making
money from their blogs without selling a single thing!
Have I already got your attention?
Blogs can be authored in many different ways and contain every topic imaginable. Just
remember that the only limits placed on blogging are by your own imagination.
Join me in Blogging Your Way To Success as I teach you step-by-step on how to set up your
own blog and earn money from it in the process.
Since this series has plenty to do with Internet Business, I am going to assume that
you have already decided on what your niche is, bought your web hosting and domain name,
and hopefully, you also have a product to sell (optional), may it be yours or other
First Things First
You are going to set up an account with Blogger at www.blogger.com
. It is a free tool and user-friendly. While there are many other blog services out there,
I recommend Blogger the most because of the following reasons:
1) Blogger is free and owned by Google,
2) When you publish content, it automatically tells Google and it sends Google spiders
to your website.
3) The internal links from your posts and archives builds the page rank of your blog
and external pages where your Internet Business is concerned.
You can choose to host your blog either at blogspot or in your own server, if you have
Setting up Blogger is very simple as most of the process is described in simple English
and should you need any help, the F.A.Q. desk probably has the answer to most of your
By now, you have already configured your blog name, description, personal profile, and
the page template. As soon as you set up your blogging account with Blogger, you will need
to do this next:
Post At Least 20 Articles
While this may sound like hard work, there is no short cut around it. This, you have to
do. It is mandatory. Why?
Before you start whining, let me remind you that you are in business. If you are serious
enough about making your money then this should not bother you much. Now, the reason I ask
of you to post at least 20 articles is because you need to have a REAL website to be in
the game of Internet Business.
In the later part of this series, you will find out why this is important for setting up
your AdSense account.
Anyway, post at least 20 articles. I recommend you post 25 or 30 articles to start
with. Your articles need not be long. At least 200-500 words would do. Post them all
in a day, if possible.
Be sure that your articles are relevant to your topic or niche. For example, if you are
authoring a blog on Internet Marketing so let all your articles be related to Internet
If 20 articles sound very hectic for you, you can source for other peoples articles
from article submission web sites such as www.ezinearticles.com
and www.articlecity.com as long as
they have reprint rights and you include the authors byline. This can give you a good
start but be sure not to keep using other peoples articles too often as this can
damage your own reputation in a long run. Very soon, you will need to write your own
articles. This is your blog.
Keep A Daily Archive
If you would browse your Blogger settings, you will want to set your archive to
archive daily. So now, you have at least 20 articles which mean 20 posts. And
since you have set archive daily, you have at least 20 pages of REAL content
Get A Feedback Form
This is the next important thing to do on the list. You want people give you their
feedbacks, comments, suggestions and also constructive criticism. This involves more
technical knowledge. If you are not familiar with scripting, I have two great sources
where you can get the scripts for free and does not require a lot of technical knowledge.
Set up the forms on your blog for your visitors convenience. You want to know what
they think of your web site and at the same time, find out what their demands are so you
can cater to them accordingly.
You have already set up a blog. You have at least 20 pages of content. All of a sudden,
you have a real website. You are in the game of Internet Business! The next thing to do is
get yourself an account with AdSense.
You can get your account at www.google.com/adsense
AdSense, in general, pays you for every click on its Ads. Isnt that a good source of
income? You bet it is!
Now, this does not mean you can simply click on the ads severable times to be paid (or
even ask your friends for that matter) because the ones who are going to suffer are the
people who subscribed to AdWords. They are paying for every click to their website through
this program (that is where your money comes from). As you can see, this is a very
unethical act. The ones who should be clicking on them are your visitors and not you! Can
you imagine if you have subscribed to AdWords and people on the Internet do this to you?
Lets go back to the original topic before I get carried away. Now, not just anyone
can get an account with AdSense to start earning money. However, since you have a blog
with over 20 pages of content and a focused topic, it would not be long until you will be
accepted. There are sources that indicate one needs to have at least 20 pages of content,
together with fulfilled criteria such as page design and topic relevance, before being
accepted by Google.
We are going to assume that you got your AdSense account by now (which I am sure you will
as long as you have been following the series faithfully up until now), so as soon as you
have been accepted, log into your account, tinker with your settings, and finally
you copy and paste the AdSense code into your blog template.
Now, you have a source of income! Congratulations!
Submitting Your Links And Feed
Up until now, no one has been to your blog yet. So, start establishing link exchanges
at this point. You will want to do this with web sites with page ranks 4 or higher. The
best places to start with are:
You can also personally visit other peoples blogs and ask for a link exchange. Just
be sure that their blog shares the same topic of interest as yours.
With most of the technical things taken care off, the maintenance of your blog depends
heavily on your consistent updates.
Make it a ritual (not just a habit) to post at least once a day at your blog. If you want
visitors to keep coming back to your web site, then let your visitors have your word that
you will post just as often.
Your posts need not be a timely issue. Rather, you can offer tips and ideas on a specific
topic. For instance, if your blog is about football, you do not necessarily have to update
your visitors with the latest scores. You can do that on a timely basis. But rather, you
can teach your visitors tips and tricks on playing football.
By now, you have one source of revenue. In time, you can either create your own product or
source for other peoples products to sell at your web site.
From time to time, you will want to establish link exchanging campaigns to build your page
ranks as well as drive in fresh targeted traffic derived from other peoples web
If you need to see an example to model after, you can visit my blog at http://ebizmodelsyoucancopy.blogspot.com/
There you go a complete step-by-step guide on creating your own blog! Towards your
Set Up Your Blog Now!
Copyright © Edmund Loh
About the Author
Edmund Loh is the author of the E-Biz Wiz Blog and Starting An
Internet Business Special Report. Visit E-Biz Wiz Blog for proven ideas, tips and
information on starting your own Internet Business and subscribe to the 12 Day Internet
Marketing Success Course. http://ebizmodelsyoucancopy.blogspot.com
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