Blogging

What is a Blog compared to a website?

People are still confused over what constitutes a blog over a website.

My website is actually both.  The home page of my site is a blog – which I update daily. The rest of my website is what you call “static” website pages that do not get updated very often.

A lot of businesses have their main websites, but also have a blog page on that website that they update with company and industry news.

So there are two features of a blog that set it apart from a traditional website.

  1. Blogs are updated frequently. Whether it’s a mommy blog in which a woman shares adventures in parenting, a food blog sharing new recipes, or a business providing updates to its services, blogs have new content added several times a week.
  2. Blogs allow for reader engagement. Blogs are often included in social media because of the ability for readers to comment and have a discussion with the blogger and others who read the blog makes it social.

Why Is Blogging Is So Popular?

Several reasons why blogs are being used more than ever:

  1. Search engines love new content, and as a result, blogging is a great search engine optimization (SEO) tool.
  2. It’s a great way to keep your customers and clients up-to-date on what’s going on, let them know about new deals, and provide tips. The more a customer comes to your blog, the more likely they are to spend money.
  3. It allows you to build trust and rapport with your prospects. Not only can you show off what you know, building your expertise and credibility, but because people can post comments and interact with you, they can get to know you, and hopefully, will trust you enough to buy from you.
  4. Blogs can make money. Along with your product or service, blogs can generate income from other options, such as advertising and affiliate products.

Some examples of very popular and successful blogs:

Emily A. Clark 

Zhush

Hi Sugar Plum! 

Whatever your passion is, whether you are a great Mom, great at working out, great at eating healthy, or something more obscure – you can write about it every day and get an audience of like minded followers.
There are a lot of guys and gals who have fitness blogs, ones who teach something they are good at, or others who just travel.
You wonder how they make money from just having a blog.  Well, as you see from the 3 examples I gave you, they all have affiliate accounts with companies that they show their products – clothes companies, furniture companies, decorating companies, etc.  Amazon has a great affiliate program now.  So when your followers click on and purchase something that they see on your blog – you make a commission.  It is as easy as that.
And it really DOES NOT effect the price of the item.  The commission that you are paid does not effect your buyer at all.
 Your BLOG will be the page where your news begins.  It will include all of your articles, press releases, and news about you and your company. It will show your followers new items that you have reviewed or new places you have gone.  It will also include any community information that you want to share with your target market audience. On your BLOG page, you will publish your writing of articles and posts on your website.

If you are going to have your blog as your main page, you are going to want to post at least a few times a week.  You might want to think about having pages for different subjects to let Google have an array of pages to choose from.  This website that you are on right now has a lot of different pages, but you don’t have to have even half this amount to be effective. A 5-page website does just fine.

Articles that you write will contribute to increasing your influence and boosting your website’s search engine results.

Any and all information that you post on your blog should be sent to your social media accounts.  This is how you will get traffic to your website.

This page will also hold your videos which will be fed from your YouTube account.

It is really easy to start a blog for no money.  But I do not recommend this method.  If you use services like WIX that lets you do a website/blog for free – you really don’t have your own domain name.
For a great ebook on blogging – CLICK HERE FOR  Blog Success – The $9,000 A Month Blogging System!

Here is another great ebook on blogging – Straybloggertraining

 So next go over to the Domain/Hosting page and find out how to start your blog.