When you start a blog the first thing you should forget is making money. If making money is your goal, then your blog may never make any money.
But if your blog is focused on contributing to a group of like-minded people, you will succeed.
That means that you are providing a steady stream of relevant information to your readers.
The point is that nobody will be visiting your blog or contributing to it unless they get something out of it every time they visit.
The thing they are after is information.
They are not looking for just any information, they are looking for helpful information, information that helps them solve a problem or is of great interest to them. Let’s say that you know a lot about dying and processing wool to be made into yarn and then knitted or weaved into other products.
I know nothing about this but lets say that you do.
You are so interested in this topic that you have made a study of it, you have a passion for it and you have associated with people who dye and spin wool.
Perhaps you have been to Arizona or New Mexico and watched Indians process wool. Maybe you have tried some of the methods used by the Indians.
In other words, you are prepared to share information to help them, your readers, in their wool processing. If you are going to blog, you will need a website.
I suggest that you create the site by going to WordPress.net (not .com) and uploading the needed software to your host, the place where you store your domain files.
Perhaps your host has a WordPress module built in like mine and you don’t have to worry about those technicalities.
Or, if you don’t have a domain, you could go to blogspot.com (Google) and set up a blog in minutes using their templates all at no charge.
Also, you can go to Wealthy Affiliate and set up a Free Life-Time Start-Up Membership and they will give you to WP sites that are blogs. You don’t even have to buy a domain name and you will never pay hosting fees. Just Click Here!
My purpose here is not to tell you how to set up your blog.
That is a different subject.
This blog has both pages and post and others can add content if I approve it.
Pages are used to provide relevant information to a search being made on a search engine. Therefore, I made a search for the proper keywords to use using the JAAXY keyword tool.
You can use a free keyword tool like Google’s External Keyword Tool if you like.
I like JAAXY because it tells me the competition for a keyword and other interesting things important to bloggers.
After I have the proper keyword title and I have written the page content, I upload it to my server (Wealthy Affiliate) and tell my friends at Twitter and Facebook and such social sites that I have provided the information.
If you really want to attract more people to your sit and your blog is about wool preparation, then you will also join groups interested in wool preparation and add comment to their forums and perhaps, their blogs.
You make yourself part of the community.
To monetize your site, which is to make your site earn money, you can add ads from Google Adsense, affiliate products from Commission Junction or ClickBank, etc., and direct ads that you sell.
One important thing is to collect names and email addresses so that you can broadcast information easily to your readers.
The cost is high but it soon pays for its self. It is important that you keep up the interest of your readers with new and original (especially first hand) information.
It may take you a year to build up a good list of visitors who have signed up for more information and a good stream of new visitors, but it will be worth your time.
I have too many sites.
It is better to have only one blogging site and to concentrate on it.
The more useful information you make available, the more the search engines will love you.
That is the crutch of the whole matter.
Here is a simple site which makes tons of money for a professional who knows what’s up. He uses big banners considered a No, No.
Here is a second site owned by the same blogger which looks more professional.
Why the difference?
He is talking to a different audience.
He is DaveTaylor and he is interviewed on Affilorama.
You will want to monitor the action on your site using the tools that are on the Internet such as Google’s Webmaster. Watch my pages as I’m in the process of adding this information.
Or you can go to my community and take a free lifetime Start-UP membership, no cost at all, and ask all the question you want. You can also use the tools and read the courses and tutorials and use the forums.
I have been a member of this community for almost five (5) years so you may see me there as tjbooks. You will get two free websites with WP and you do not need to buy a domain.
When you first set up your website, all WP sites are blogs, create a page called about. On that page described yourself in some detail so people will know who you are. Also add contact information. The search engines look for this information.
Who is the top blogger on our globe? I would have to say that would be John
I will appreciate your comments. JohnChow in my opinion. John Chow is a guru so he has a funnel that will keep you buying one product after another. I bought the first one which is at a very low cost but I’m not buying into his funnel. His first course is very comprensive and has more information than I can ever use. I”m 81 and can’t spend all my time studying. But I do recommend that you learn about John and look at his website.
Now don’t forget your free life-time Membership with two free blogs at WAU. Make sure you check into the Get Started Classroom. No cost at all.
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