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Blog Entrepreneur: Blogging Is the Perfect Internet Business
If someone were to tell you that you could create a global business, completely for free, with nothing more than the tools you already have, and the investment of your time, you'd question their sanity.
Nevertheless, it's true. If blogging appeals to you, you can create a viable Internet business within a few months: for free.
Blogging is a new development in online businesses. Essentially, it's instant publishing. Because entrepreneurial blogging is so new, you have a great opportunity to build your business before others copy what you're doing, so get started now, and start building your own online empire.
Let's look at five business models for your new Internet blogging business. These five models can be combined if you wish - there are no rules in blogging. You can change the business model of a weblog at any time, to a model which generates more income.
Each of these models has the potential to earn you a six-figure income. They are:
* Affiliate weblog (s)
* Web publisher weblog (s)
* Sales weblog (s)
* Service weblog (s)
* Blog network(s)
Let's look at these models one by one.
Affiliate weblog (s)
Many businesses develop affiliate programs, because they can recruit a sales force of thousands of people, with little expense. The appeal of affiliate programs for affiliate marketers is that you don't need a product or service - you can start selling others' products, on commission.
If you intend creating an affiliate weblog , select the products that you'll be selling before you create the weblog . This is because you want to be sure that there is a wide range of products that you can promote. There's nothing worse than developing a weblog , and finding out that the well is dry: you've picked a niche where products rarely change, and in which the products are so standardized that there's nothing new to write or podcast about.
Web publisher weblog (s)
In this model, your weblog is the online equivalent of a magazine. Just as a magazine has features and advertising, so does your weblog . In this business model, your content is vital, because you're counting on your content to attract advertisers.
If you choose to develop a Web publisher weblog , you've got great models - the thousands of magazines which are published each year. Check out a couple of your favorite magazines. Usually a monthly magazine will have a theme for each monthly issue, with two or more stories devoted to this theme. The magazine publishes its editorial calendar a year in advance, so that advertisers can line up their advertising for a specific issue.
Sales weblog (s)
In the sales model, you devote a weblog to a single product, or range of products. When offline companies start blogs, their blogs are sales blogs - they're using their blogs to sell their products. If you have products that you want to sell, a sales weblog is an excellent business model. You could sell a product that you've created - an ebook, a DVD, or art work - or products that you buy from others, and resell.
If you're already running a business, you could start an entrepreneurial weblog to act as the marketing arm of the business.
On the other hand, if you don't have a business, look into having products created for you, or buy products which you can resell on your weblog . Look in your local Yellow Pages for manufacturing companies: you may be able to find products that you could resell at a profit. Of course, there are many wholesaling companies online, but the benefit of dealing with a local supplier is that you can inspect the products that you're selling, to ensure quality. Your shipping costs will also be low, resulting in more profit for you.
Service weblog (s)
While the sales weblog sells products, the service weblog sells services. If you have a service that you sell, then you could create a weblog to generate customers for your services. Or, you could sell the services of other people, via a weblog .
If you're selling a service, you know that it's hard to differentiate yourself from the thousands of others who are selling the same service. A weblog is a way to do that. If you're a dance coach, for example, you've got plenty to write about. You'll attract lots of new business, and you can bring in additional income when you solicit your equipment suppliers to advertise on your weblog .
Blog networks are groups of Web publisher blogs formed into a network. There can be half a dozen, or hundreds, depending on the ambitions and interests of the owner of the network. Blog networks usually derive their income from advertising.
If you want to develop a weblog network, your aims will be to: develop a mission for the network, as well as a clear idea of where and how you'll add blogs to the network, and where and how the revenue stream will be built.
So, there you have it. Five different business models for your weblog -based Internet business. Now all you need to build your new Internet business is enthusiasm, inspiration, and time.
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Angela Booth is a copywriter and veteran career blogger. Her new ebook, Blogging For Dollars, helps you develop a lucrative blogging career, and gets you started as a blogging entrepreneur. The ebook will be available from August 2006. Read the book's weblog at http://www.dollars2blog.com/blog/
What Blogging Can Do For Your Business
There is certainly nothing new about the concept of blogging, and yet many business owners and Internet entrepreneurs don't seem to grasp the power of this simple strategy. This is evidenced by the fact that many business web sites do not include a weblog .
If you run a business site, but do not currently have a weblog , there is a great chance that you are leaving money on the table. Regardless of what kind of business you are in, a dynamic and interactive web log will improve customer response and add profits to your bottom line.
When you use a web log as the platform for your newsletter or ezine, you can post each of your promotions to the web, and then invite your subscribers to your weblog to view your most recent update. When readers follow the link from your email to your latest weblog post, they will not only have the opportunity to respond to the current promotion, they will be able to browse your weblog and take action on offers you made last week, last month, even last year.
Quite often when I mail my list about my latest weblog post, I end up making new sales on a promotion I did some time ago. And since my weblog is linked to all of my other web sites, it's easy for me to generate traffic for multiple products and services with just one mailing.
And blogging is a great way to generate new web traffic for your domain. By setting your weblog software to 'ping' search and directory portals each time you make a post, you can alert a large number of people about your new content with the single click of a button.
Also, search engines are more likely to spider your site on a regular basis if you update your content frequently. With weblog software, making changes to the text on your web pages is as simple as sending an email; you just fill in a subject line and post body, and then click 'submit'.
You can even configure your weblog so readers are able to leave comments and questions about your articles. They don't have to take the time to send you an email, they can just click on the comments link and post their feedback right there on the spot. This is one of the easiest ways possible to encourage productive interaction among your prospects and customers.
Blogging requires no special technical knowledge. Sure there is an advanced side to this marketing strategy, but just adding a web log to your domain and making posts on a regular basis can improve your traffic flow and customer response tremendously.
Tim Whiston is a full-time entrepreneur and internet marketer. For more quality content, be sure to check out his Internet Marketing Blog.
Nobody likes a copycat! Remember this as you read this article on weblog tip. If you are going to take the time to build a weblog don`t waste it by taking other content. There are some very educated people who take time to write these articles to actually help the reader accomplish things that otherwise would be a mystery. So don`t steal their thunder by taking credit for such things.
Most of us know what a weblog directory is. Most of us have some knowledge that everyone who has an online presence needs an online weblog . Most of us do not realize that blogging in the wrong way is a waste of your time!
Today you can search and find blogs everywhere on the net, it seems when you search the major directories that blogs show up in top positions. Is your weblog appearing in these places? If not, then maybe you don`t know something that these other bloggers do know.
Install your weblog directly on your site Make sure you are using full search engine friendly urls with these blogs Do not copy other blogs and post them on your weblog as this is duplicate content and will hurt you Add at least 1 post a week if not more If you are unsure about these mentioned above contact us for assistance.
Now let's get to the good tip.
· Key word relevant content: Meaning, stay focused on 1 subject and about 2 - 4 related keywords or phrases. Decide ahead of time what you will write about, do research to see if the topic has keywords that match and use those keywords. · With those keywords or phrases spread them out so they appear within every 100 words or so. · Add your URL in the first sentence & approx every 100 words using it about 3 times max. Don`t do more then this as it won`t help at that point · Make sure after you have written your article to do a spell and grammar check. · Install your weblog on your own URL. You will find that your links from your weblog going to other sources will count more if these are installed directly on your site · Notify Blog Servers by pinging them.
Don't waste time on this anymore, get your weblog , get listed on directories and increase your page rank. So what are you waiting for make up your own weblog and start blogging.
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