How Killing Your Business Can Make You Successful

When your hosting provider closes the door, and your website is gone forever, you may think the end of the world is there, and you’re done. But really… It isn’t. In fact, I’ll tell you right now, if you’ve been around for more than a fortnight, and you’ve got a following of any kind, they’ll find you again. And when you reboot your blog, you’ll have a bigger, better business than ever before.

Build on Your Brand

The crisp renewal of your thought concept from the last few posts you wrote will revive your real brand… This is the brand you’ve learned to lean on for a while now, and the one you remember as you’re building content again. This renewed sense of direction, empowerment, and THRIVE will lift you above the abyss, and you’ll be better branded than you literally EVER were before. In fact, I’ll guarantee that you’ll increase your market share within the first two months after, without all that excess baggage on the backside of our blogs.

Oh well, move on!

Build a New Brand Identity

Your old blog was probably built on the process of building your brand, meaning every tom, dick, and quandary you suffered through is imprinted on that mouser, and most of them have left their imprint. The stellar YOU that you’ve become since you started blogging, won’t even recognize the old junk, if you’ve been writing new and better material. Don’t lose hope, and don’t grope for access. Just move on. Add more content, build a better brand, and let those awful blog posts subsist back there in blogger la la land while you build some new quality stuff.

Focus on Functional Branding Results

The best part of losing it all is writing it all new, and finding ways to make it better. With all the new information you have, you’ll be up and running in no time at all, with better, higher quality content driving your business model. And that niche you’d just found on your blog… You can create it again. You can create it better. It’s like having the pattern, and knowing what kind of fabric your pattern looks best in for your program. You can do this!

The one Branding Mistake You’ll want to AVOID!

This is important. You’re going to want to miss this party. You’ve already settled on the top concept, so don’t back away and lose it now!

Use the writing style you’re most comfortable with, and run with that voice. You’ll be better off at this point in time if you don’t try to reissue those old blog posts, or all the mishaps you’ve had in the past. If you pickup here and look forward, you’ll be creating a strong, survival capable brand of loyalty with your new audience.

Keep moving forward. Don’t look back.

That’s how killing your business can make you successful – you instantly loose your fear of failure, because you’ve seen it, stared it in the face and beat the game.

Making Money With Your Blog

I’ve sure you’ve heard before that it’s a possibility to make money with your blog and you may be wondering how this is possible. And were they really meant for making money or just for journaling your personal thoughts? I’m not sure what they were intended for but they are great ways to make money.

I have a personal blog which is just my own private little place to go online and jot down my thoughts, but I also have my business blogs.

Back In the Beginning

To be honest with you in the beginning of my blogging experience I really wasn’t sure what I should do with my blog. I knew I wanted to make money with it, but I didn’t know how. I didn’t know what I could do to not only be a value to others so they would come back to my blog, but that I would still enjoy writing it.

So it was really important to me that I find a topic in which I would be excited about, and have enough to offer so that I could blog every week or so. After starting a blog that was meant to just be an add-on to my business at MommysPlace.net and struggling with the direction of that blog, I came across one of Alice Seba’s blogs, which she used to write about her experience through a traffic product.

So every couple of weeks she would update her progress through this course. She would tell us all about her successes with this product and how great it was for her business. And it made me think of how I could do something similar.

Product/Service Focused Blog

And this is when the light bulb moment went off in my head. This is when I realized what I should have been doing all along. I have been a member of an exclusive coaching program for mothers in business.

Since joining this program my business has seen great success. My income has increased more then 10 times what it was before I joined, and my traffic has increased even more then that.

I enjoy and believe in this coaching program and it happens to have an affiliate program. I often got emails from other work at home mothers who wanted to know my thoughts on this program.

Taking a cue from Alice’s blog I decided to start my own such blog. And named it Mom Masterminds Grad and it can be found at [http://www.mmgrad.com]

I use this blog for the purpose of documenting my successes with my business. My projects, new content added to my website, keyword phrases I was ranking for…etc. Basically anything that has to do with my business that was directly or indirectly because of my joining Mom Masterminds, I jot down.

Not only was this the best move I could have made for my promoting this affiliate link it also served as a great way to really see for myself the successes my business was achieving and also to keep me on track.

This is one way you could make money with a blog. There are other ways you could make money with a blog if you don’t want to devote a blog to one service or product you’re promoting.

Side Kick Blog

For instance, my blog at [http://www.telecommutingmoms.com] is a side kick to TelecommutingMoms.com and my forums. This is a blog in which I update my members on additions to the website, newsletter and forums. And also use it as a vehicle for updating members on any important telecommuting news and promoting affiliate programs.

So this blog serves more then one purpose. My main goal with this blog is to get traffic to certain sections of my website. I have a large website and it’s not always easy for people to find my information. This is a great way for me to keep certain new pages or sections of my website in the public eye and get traffic to those pages. It also serves as a way to make money with affiliate programs. And lastly it gives exposure to my forum and my newsletter.

There can be many ways and, many topics in which you can make money and gain exposure to other businesses you may have, or can help in creating you as an expert in a certain field.

Just take the time to really think about what you could be writing about and then how you can make money with that as well. You can take a look at others blogs to get an idea and see what other people are looking for.

Making Money With Your Blog – Resources:

Blogs to Riches- is an e-book that details ways you can make your blog profitable. And the really cool thing with this is if you list the publisher’s link on your blog for 45 days he will give you this e-book for free! If you don’t want to wait that long you can also purchase it for a low price. Read more about Blogs to Riches – [http://www.blogstoriches.com]

Increasing AdSense – is an e-book about how to increase your AdSense revenue. This e-book isn’t specifically geared towards blogs, but the information you will learn you can use with your blogs. (As well as websites and forums…anywhere you have adsense.) http://www.adsense-secrets.com

* Don’t know what AdSense is? Go to http://www.google.com/adsense to learn more.

Ready To Blog?

Are you ready to take the leap into a blog? If so, it’s really very easy to set up a blog. The one resource I have used for my old blog is blogger.com and what I use for my current blogs is WordPress. Blogger is a great option for the newbie and you can host it with them. WordPress is a bit more complicated and must be hosted on your own domain, but it’s by far my most favorite option for blogs.

Submit Your Blog

After you create your blog you will want to submit it to blog directories to help get your blog out in front of the public. Some of the directories you can try are:

BlogWise – [http://www.blogwise.com]

Blog Search Engine – http://www.blogsearchengine.com

Blog Hub – http://www.bloghub.com

Blog Daisy – [http://www.blogdaisey.com]

Get Blogs – http://www.getblogs.com

Is Blogs – http://www.lsblogs.com

Feeds

Next, you need to add feeds to your blog. For adding a feed you add a little graphic to your blog. It can be a “my yahoo” feed, msn feed, or many other options.

When they click on that they can add your blog to their personal feed page. Then every time you add a new post they are alerted on their yahoo page that you have posted AND it even shows the topic of the post and how long ago it was posted.

This is one of the best resources I’ve found in keeping people coming back to your blog. They can subscribe to it so easily and they will be automatically updated whenever you have posted. It’s pretty easy to add an RSS feed to your blog. The resource I personally use is at http://www.feedburner.com

Watch Out Blogging World – Here I Come!

Now, see how simple this really can be? You can make money with a blog, gain exposure for another business or websites, can build yourself as an expert on a certain topic, can create a blog for free, get it listed for free and start an RSS feed for free! Now get out there and start blogging.

How to Get Great Content for Blogs

Most bloggers are faced with the problem of getting great content for blogs.

The article will discuss some of the best ways to get great content for blog posts.

1. News jacking.

News jacking is a viable and quite an easy strategy to use. It involves searching for a trending topic and using it for blogs. Bloggers will have to spend some time finding the right content that fits their niche or industry.

2. Tags. Social bookmarking services.

Social bookmarking service involves internet users recommending topics that are popular to them to blog. A tag are mini-categories for blog content.

Tagging is done by a visitor or blog owner.

A combination of the two can help bloggers to search for popular posts within a certain category which is based on traffic or other recommendations.

Tags and social bookmarking services help bloggers to identify topics that are popular at that particular time.

3. Top search results.

A blogger can also find out what internet users are searching for, with some help from search engines. The popular result makes great content for a blogger because it affects or influences people in a certain area.

4. Research.

Bloggers can read what other people are writing so that it can inspire them to write their own content. This goes beyond popular stories and news. This will help bloggers to keep up with what is going on around them.

5. Tracking stories beyond the headline news.

A blogger can go an extra mile and track a particular story that is trending. Sometimes headline news do not tell the whole story. This gives a blogger a chance to shed some more light on the issue.

This is a good way to get great content for blog posts because it digs further on the issue or story.

6. Using facts and statistics.

Bloggers can get great content by checking out facts and statistics on a particular topic. There are numerous resources that contain facts and statistics e.g. WHO (Health) Google Scholar (Scholarly resources) Statistics.com etc.

These tips will help bloggers get good content for their posts. They will keep the engine of their content strategy going on for unforeseeable future.

Bloggers all over the world try to get good content and some write on their own. It’s important to have content related to your niche..

Stay focused.

Blogging can be amazing and interesting. Start with a blog today.