- By Connie Ragen Green
- Published 09/30/2008
Blogging successfully to build your online business will take time, effort, and planning. Each of these is equally important, so make a commitment to yourself that you will make the effort to grow your blog. If you are indeed willing to do this, your blog will bring you visibility, credibility, and massive profits. It will take some time, a few months or so, but you will be glad you took blogging seriously when your hard work begins to pay off. When I set up my most recent blog, about a year ago, I decided to do something I now refer to as power blogging. This means that I promised myself that I would write a helpful and solid post every day for at least six weeks. That turned into three months and I was rewarded by a Google page rank of 3 and more regular visitors and subscribers than I could ever have imagined.
I now post to that blog at least five times every week. Over time it has become something I look forward to. I think of this blog as my home on the internet. I include some personal information, but primarily I stick to my topic and teach my readers ab
out things they would have to spend much time and money learning how to do. Putting effort into your blog involves doing the necessary research to provide useful resources for your reader. If I am blogging about something like public domain content, I like to make sure I have read other articles, blog posts, and eBooks on the topic before I sit down to present the information to my readers. If I promote a related affiliate product, I purchase it first and make sure that the information will do exactly what it promises. I want to build the trust of my people so that they will see me as a resource rather than just a vendor. Planning may be the most difficult part of the blogging process for me. I typically plan out my posts for one week at a time, but I would like to have specific days for guest posts, book reviews, and technology and writing tips. That is my intention as my blog enters its second year.
I do know that blogging has allowed me to find my place online. I have found my niche and my voice, and many people look forward to reading my posts. That motivates and inspires me to provide the best possible content in an organized way.
Connie Ragen Green teaches you how to write articles and eBooks to build an online business, as well as how to use the technology needed. Visit http://www.EbookWritingandMarketingSecrets.com to find out more.
by Connie Ragen Green