If you don’t have a blog then you need to ask yourself why not?
While I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of blogging. In fact, I don’t post a new blog post on a daily basis.
But I’ve come to realize that your blog is the way for people to get to know who you are.
So I thought that I would quickly reveal 5 tips that can help ensure that you get the most from your blog.
However, before I go into what a blog should and shouldn’t have, let me tell you how to use your blog.
Why You Need Your Own Blog
I don’t use my blog like most people. Some people who call themselves bloggers are trying to earn money from their blog by adding affiliate links and banners to their blogs.
Now I am not saying that I don’t use affiliate marketing or don’t use banners.
However, my blog was set up because my online coach recommended that I set one up.
As you know that I got into product creation because I personally believe that it’s one of the best ways to create an income online.
My blog was set up as my gateway to get people to know about my products.
I almost made the mistake of trying to be a regular blogger when I first got started.
When I first set up my blog, I spent my time posting a new blog each and everyday.
This ended up wasting a lot of time.
Now I am not saying that you shouldn’t post on your blog. However, you should remember that your blog is set up to help people find out about you.
If you are trying to get into product creation, you don’t want to spend a lot of time posting content on your blog.
After all your blog is not what is going to make you the real money.
But your blog is used to help you build relationships and let people get to know you.
What’s The Purpose Of Your Blog?
Before you set up your blog, you have to find out why you are setting one up in the first place.
As I mentioned above, I have set one up to help people find out about me and I also use it to help me build relationships online.
Of course you may decide to set one up for a different reason than I do.
So take the time to find out why you’re setting up your blog in the first place.
5 Things To Consider When Setting Up Your Blog
If you’ve browsed online then you’ve visited several blogs.
If you’re like me then you hate visiting blogs that try to sell you each and every time you visit them.
No I am not saying that you shouldn’t sell on your blog.
But you need to consider how people feel when they visit your blog. If you are constantly trying to sell them…chances are they won’t come back.
Things to consider:
- Domain Name: Regardless of what niche you’re in. You should definitely pick up the domain name with your name. As I mentioned above, your blog is your personal hub. You want people to get to know you. This helps people find out about you and feel more comfortable when considering doing business with you.
- Banners: Keep banners to a minimum. Nothing is worse than visiting a blog that is filled with tons of banners. I suggest that you have no more than 5 banners on your blog.
- Social Media: I have to admit that I don’t know that much about social media because I haven’t taken the time to implement it into my business. But you want to give you readers a chance to share your content if they want to.
- Adsense: If you’re using your blog as your personal hub, then you should not use Adsense. I know that you want to make money with your blog, however, in my opinion it’s just not worth losing your visitor if they click on an Adsense ad. Remember, you’re trying to let people know about you. If you put Adsense on your blog, as soon as they click on the ad, they are taken away from your page. Sure you probably made someone money, but most likely it’s just a couple cents or a couple of dollars.
- Optin Box: One of the mistakes that I made when I first started online is that I waited way to long to start building my list. If you haven’t started yours yet..it’s time to start. Many people will tell you that the money is in the list, but the truth is that you will only make money if you take the time to build a relationship.
I could go on and on with things that you should and shouldn’t do when setting up your blog.
However, there are just too many things that I could list.
I thought that I would take the time to discuss 5 of the most important ones in my opinion.
If you are still unsure of how to set up a blog, take the time to visit some popular blogs and see how they are set up.
Ask yourself what do you like about their blog?
Do you like it because it’s clean and banner free?
As you start browsing around the internet to find out how others are setting up their blogs, you will get some ideas of how you want to set yours up.
You Can Always Change It Later
The best part is that your blog is yours. You can always make changes to the way that it looks.
I couldn’t imagine trying to blog or build a brand on a free website. You have no control and it could always be taken away at any moment.
So even if you don’t set up the blog perfectly when you first get started..you can always change things later.
The most important thing to do is to get your site set up as soon as possible.
I know that there are a lot more things that I could’ve added to the list.
However, I wanted to make this as short as possible.
Time To Share
What else would you add to this list that every blogger must have on their blog?
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