12 Hour Arbitrage Review

Hey guys! So as some of you may know, I use my blog more for information purposes than promotion. If I find a good product related to the topic I will surely throw it your way, but in general I love to give my readers tips and short guides, not only to improve my own knowledge and extend my experience out, but also to help others stay informed of the latest happenings in our world of online marketing!

Today I wanted to talk to you about something called “Arbitrage”; A term that basically means buying/selling on.
So firstly if you don’t know, Arbitrage is the act of buying and selling, many people use sites like amazon and eBay to do so,  a lot of “Made in china” products are used in arbitrage. Most of the time people buy cheap low end products and sell them at a profit. Which is the aim of the game, but why should you be selling cheap low end stuff? Why not get some mid range brand stuff and do the same? Again, if you know me well you will know I would rather spend that extra buck to make sure my clients and customers get the best out of my work and products.

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So I wanted to keep this one short and sweet and share 3 magic things I learnt from my brief but profiting time with 12 hour Arbitrage by James Renouf.

1. Start slow, don’t try and sell everything!

As with any other income stream, it is better to stay focused on one thing than do a hundred things and fail. If you can master selling one product successfully, then maybe you can learn to juggle a few, but don’t jump between products!

2.  Research is the key

Before you even set out to promote a product, make sure you have done the correct research, if you don’t know what the product is and what it does, how do you expect your consumers to understand you? It is always important to be aware of what you are selling and why it appeals to the target audience you are targeting.

3. Don’t settle for a cheap buck

Most arbitrage courses and guides will tell you to go for the cheap stuff, or “Made in China” and sell it at a profit, but this is not always the best bet. It is important to deliver quality to ensure loyalty and return customers. If you are looking for some good Mid-range products to sell, check out this  12 Hour Arbitrage

Have you had any experience with this income stream? Want to share your tips or opinion? Drop a comment below!

How blogging helped me to understand the rules of business!

Hey guys, 

It has been a long time since I have written something for my blog, So I thought I should put up a piece for you guys to read!Let me know your thoughts; whether you agree or disagree with me by making comments below!

So what have I learned from running DxbBlog?

First of all as I stated in my earlier posts it was never a serious project for me, instead I just love to write about stuff and always love to create platforms where I can share my experiences. For example, Dubai blog I created because I needed a platform where I could share my experience openly, and if you have been following my posts you might know that I started this blog after being turned away a forum (in 2011), where I posted a negative post about a CPA Network, and it was deleted. So I decided to create my own platform, so thank you warrior forum for that! Anyway, so to share my experience about Dubai I created this blog as a side project, but then slowly it things started getting bigger and better. 

Today I want to share what I learnt from it!

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How blogging helped me to understand the rules of business!

My Recent Picture during one of the reviews!

I am not a very social person at all, I am the kind of person you will find sitting in the corner alone whenever there is crowd around/ As I am kind of shy/lonely, and I like it that way. Some would say I am an introvert?  This blog helped me to improve my social skills, provided a platform to socialize and get to know people. I am still and anti social person, but I feel and improvement in myself, in terms of socializing and the willingness to communicate a bit more!

Quality is better than Quantity

As Lucius Annaeus Seneca a Roman philosopher says “It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” This quote relates to our industry a lot. Many bloggers and affiliates worry about Quantity rather than Quality, We always worry about traffic volume instead of traffic quality, When I started writing DxbBlog I always hesitated to contact companies and businesses just because I didn’t have enough traffic. But slowly I realized, it’s never about traffic volume its more about the quality of your traffic and your approach. You will soon find me working with tourism departments of different countries and yes I still don’t have much of an impressive traffic volume on the blog but because my traffic quality is what I pitch when I approach companies, they are more willing to work with me!

Build relationship with brands

This is something I truly learned when I started meeting with the companies and businesses in conferences, meetups and one on one meetings. I made mistakes at the start by bluntly selling them off in my very first meeting, and later I slowly started learning and built relationships first, before pitching them anything about my blog. I also started using the “first foot in the door” approach, Where I would not sell them anything instead I asked them if they have a PR list for Bloggers / Media and if they could include me in the list so that I can stay updated with their events and from there onwards I built relationships and  still learning more and more every coming day!

You don’t need to have thousands of followers…

Again same as traffic volumes, you don’t always need to have thousands and thousands of followers on your social media platforms to become an influencer on the internet. Look around, a few online platforms buzzfeed, entrepreneur.com and many other related website, You will find many of their contributors having a few hundreds of followers. In order to succeed you will have to approach the right people and ask them how you can contribute. 


Build PR connections, relationships, then act.

This is one of the best pieces of advise I can give you no matter what you are doing, Build your PR write about topics of your interest. Whether you are an employee, or a entrepreneur, your personal PR is a must. Share your knowledge about your topics of interest with others! Be it a newspaper or a blog, this will help you a lot. Or an example relating to myself, DxbBlog.ae isn’t at a stage where it can generate advertising revenues for me, so in a way its unprofitable, But that’s what you think! Actually as an affiliate it has provided me great opportunities to work with a few amazing services which not everyone can promote and even that in the UAE (Lowest competition and huge profit margins). Also lets not forget the awesome 5 star treatment i get when I visit different businesses for blogging 😛

So there you have it, a few things I learned. I hope you enjoyed reading my article, if you disagree please let me know why and if you agree still let me know by making comments below. And yes, start writing today!

13 Ways to improve your Site’s Visibility on Mobile

We all understand the importance of mobile visibility, yet many brands are still struggling to optimise their sites for multiple devices.

As phone usage climbs and consumers become increasingly comfortable with purchasing from their phones, adapting your site to various screen sizes and load times is paramount.

Check out the tips below to help pinpoint some quick changes you could implement to improve your mobile visibility.

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Understand your mobile users

A mobile user’s intentions will differ from those on desktop, so start by looking at your analytics data to see how your visitors are engaging with your site on a phone.

The mobile segment in Google Analytics includes traffic from tablets too, so you might want to create a custom segment for a more accurate representation.

Focus on mobile-friendly keywords

Mobile users are pushed for time, which means they search differently to those on desktop.

Long tail keywords are less common, so optimising your mobile site for mobile-friendly keywords will help you to rank.

Keep title tags concise – to around 40-60 characters – and track mobile and desktop keywords separately to monitor your progress.

Keep it concise

Content needs to cater to a mobile audience, in terms of topic and length, so shorter pieces are more likely to engage those on a phone.

When optimising for mobile, don’t be afraid to cut content you don’t think will be as relevant to your audience.

Mobile users are likely to be on-the-go, so a store locator, for example, would be useful to them. An extensive ‘contact us’ form? Not so much.

Ensure resources are crawl-able

Avoid using robots.txt to block bots from crawling essential files that help render a page – this includes ads.

If access is restricted to resources, like CSS or images, they might not detect your site is mobile friendly, therefore restricting its visibility.

Focus on user experience

Poor user experience can cause visitors to bounce and Google to demote pages.

Unplayable videos are a big example. Google suggests using HTML5 standards for animations, embedding that’s playable across devices, and including video transcripts for any instances where media can’t be played.

Reduce amount of text entry

Wherever possible, opt for drop down menus, lists or pre-populated fields to minimise issues for your users when typing on a smartphone.

Avoid interstitials

You might think pop-ups are a great way to encourage email or app sign ups, but they seriously hinder user experience on a mobile.

These ads are difficult to dismiss and, since mobile screen real estate is limited, seriously impact experience.

If you’re not willing to drop them altogether, try tidy banners on your site instead.

Make your site responsive

Google recommend a responsive design, as it’s easier for users to share and link to a single URL. It also helps their algorithms accurately assign indexing properties.

Minimise loading speeds

Visitors are easily frustrated with slow sites, particularly if encountering them on mobile when time is restricted.

Using a responsive site can help with this, by eliminating the need for redirects to device-optimised views, keeping load times down.

You can use Google PageSpeed Insights to detect any issues with your load times.

Avoid Java or Flash

Apple products don’t support Flash and aren’t likely to in the future. They also make up 30% of the smartphone market, which is why it’s best to avoid Flash altogether.

Similarly, some phones don’t support Java, which can also increase load time.

Use the right redirects

If you have a separate mobile site, over a responsive design, ensure mobile users are redirected to the correct pages.

If a user searches for something specific, but is then taken through to your homepage, they’re far less likely to engage or convert.

Allow visitors to access your full site

We understand you worked hard on your mobile site but that, unfortunately, won’t stop some users trying to find information you’ve chosen to hide.

Ensure the option to return to the full site is available on multiple pages.

Optimise for local searches

Users are far more likely to visit a store after conducting a local search on mobile than if searching on desktop or tablet.

Unique pages, optimised for each location, will increase indexing, and your likelihood of appearing in search results for targeted keywords.

With mobile usage continuing to rise, it’s too easy for brands to fall behind by becoming too desktop focused.

Start tackling areas for improvement sooner, rather than later, and make sure you keep a regular eye on mobile performance.

Expert Blogger’s Tips To Work Less And Achieve More

Some people might say, “Blogging is too much work,” and yes, they are correct. Blogging can be a really daunting work for you. There are many things that you need to do beside writing new blog posts every day. You have to manage your blog by yourself, you have to ensure that you get the best visuals for your blog, you have to manage your mailing list, you have to write guest post, you have to keep your visitors happy with your blog, and much more work to do. Knowing the nature of blogging, can you make it simpler so that you can work less and still get better result? Here are 5 expert blogger’s tips to work less and achieve more:

Determine The Unnecessary Tasks That Only Waste Your Time

Most bloggers are bogged down by the tasks that they don’t need to do, but they do anyway. You might already be bombarded with lots of tasks to do every day. But, can you spot some tasks that you don’t really need to do? If you can’t do it, try to find a value behind each task that you do. If a task can contribute something beneficial for your business as a result of doing it, then you should continue to do it. But, if a task can’t give you any valuable result after certain period of time, you should kill the task and focus only on what gives you real value.

Create A Simple Blogging Plan That Will Always Work

If you haven’t done it before, it’s time for you to create a kind of blogging business model for yourself. Prepare a blank paper and write your own blogging blueprint there. You can draw a mind map in that piece of paper and make it your blogging blueprint. It is important for you to create a simple blogging plan that will always work for you. I mean, the plan that will never fail to produce income from your blog. You should formulate this kind of plan. Make it as simple as possible, and follow the plan.

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Focus On Quality Instead Of Quantity

Many bloggers are wasting too much time because they are focusing on quantity instead of quality. For instance, many bloggers prefer to write 10 quick posts per day rather than one detailed post per day. Why? That’s because they think that the more they write for their blog, the more people will come to their blog. But, this is not completely true. While people will come to your blog when you have lots of content to offer, the quality of each content that you offer needs to be present as well. Quick posts don’t give enough value for your readers, and they will less likely keep people interested toward your blog. But, a detailed post will give more insights to your readers, allowing them to learn more from your blog and motivating them to come again later.

Designate The Time For Your Blogging Activities

You need a schedule for your blogging business. If you have a good schedule for your blogging business, then you will most likely accomplish your task on time. The most common obstacle that many bloggers are experiencing is procrastination. They keep on delaying their writing activities due to various reasons, mostly because of laziness or distraction. You can end this common problem. By creating a fixed schedule for your blogging activities, you will be able to keep your productivity intact for your blog, without having to face procrastination along the way. You have to designate the time that you will use for your blogging activities, as well as how long you will do each activity.

Simplify Your Goals Into A Single Goal

You might say, “My goal is to increase my subscribers, increase my blog traffic, earn more from my blog, make my blog popular, as well as dominate my niche.” Well, that’s a lot of goals that you have. It sounds too complicated, isn’t it? It is better for you to keep your goal simple in order to avoid stalling in the middle of your project. In blogging, you have to simplify your goal into one simple goal. For instance, instead of having lots of goals for your blog, make it to become a single goal, such as, “My goal is to give the best value to my readers.” In this way, you will do each of your blogging activity with a purpose, which is to give the best value to your readers. A single goal will give you a single purpose, and it will also help you to ease your work along the way.

 

Those are the expert blogger’s tips that you can apply in order to work less and achieve more. If you are a blogger with more than 10 hours of work time per day, you have to simplify your blogging business right now. You are working too hard. Those tips can help you to give you more peace of mind, while at the same time give you better result for your business. let me know your thoughts by making comments below…

Simple Elements That Will Make Your Visitors Leave Your Blog Immediately

Some blogs have very low bounce rate, and some other blogs suffer from very high bounce rate. What is bounce rate? Bounce rate is an important term in web analytics that suggests the percentage of visitors that exit your blog after accessing it for some time (usually several seconds). So, instead of continuing to read more content on your blog, they choose to leave immediately. The percentage of those people will be reported as your blog’s bounce rate. Do you know why people will exit your blog immediately after they access it? Once you understand about the reason behind their behavior, you will be able to significantly minimize your bounce rate. Here are 5 simple elements that will make your visitors leave your blog immediately:

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Annoying Pop-Up

What will you do when you see persistent pop-up in a website or blog? Will you click on the pop-up image? Of course not! Most people don’t. And you might click the close button immediately. Why? That’s because it’s annoying. You don’t ask for it, but it comes to you persistently. If you are greeting your visitors with pop-up every time they visit your blog, then your blog visitors will perhaps blacklist your blog and never visit it again. But remember that persistent pop-up is different from intelligent pop-up. You can put a pop-up on your blog (to show your subscription box) as long as it will only show up in front of first-time visitors, not repeat visitors.

Complicated Blog Navigation

Navigation, categorization, and tagging on your blog should be made as simple as possible. Why? That’s because you want your visitors to feel comfortable with your blog layout so that they can read your blog or find their desired information comfortably. However, some blogs don’t give much attention on the tidiness of their blog navigation. Remember that if you want to win the heart of your blog visitors, you have to make everything easy for them to explore your blog. Sure, there is a search bar installed on your blog, but people will rarely use it. They will tend to browse through your blog categories in order to find the information that they want. So, be very careful in structuring and organizing your blog.

Ugly Blog Design

Almost all popular blogs nowadays use modern blog design. Why is it important for you to change your blog design into a more modern one? That’s because ugly blog design can really repel visitors away. Did you think that your visitors will stay on your blog, while reading your content comfortably, with your 90s blog design? Many people don’t have such kind of patience. They will tend to switch between blogs very quickly, and they will only stay on blogs that catch their attention immediately. That’s the blog with modern, eye-catching, and comfortable design. If you are still using ugly design for your blog, then that might be the reason behind your high bounce rate.

Too Slow To Load

Turning your blog into a modern blog design doesn’t mean to add every multimedia elements that you can get on your blog. Yes, it’s nice to add HD videos and HD images on your blog, but it will only nice if your visitors can load them completely within several seconds. The truth is that those types of multimedia content may take forever to load on slow internet connection. And if you do this, the one who is going to lose is you. Why? That’s because you will lose your visitors more. Slow blog loading speed is a big problem for your blog, and it should be fixed immediately before you send all your visitors away to your competitors. An ideal blog should be lightweight, fast, and beautiful. So, aim for this ideal for your blog.

Not Mobile-Friendly

If your blog is not mobile-friendly, people who access your blog from their smartphone or tablet will not going to read your blog comfortably. Thus, they will close your blog immediately in favor of other mobile-friendly blogs that they can read comfortably while they are on the road. So, be sure that your blog template is mobile-friendly. It is important that it has a responsive theme so that it can adapt to any screen size without sacrificing your readers’ comfort and satisfaction. This is even more important if your blog contains heavy images, because those images can slow down the loading process on their tablet or smartphone.

Those are some simple elements that will make your visitors leave your blog immediately. Those are the reasons why your bounce rate is so high. In order to lower your bounce rate, you have to fix those problematic elements of your blog and turn them into a more reader-friendly elements that will increase their satisfaction toward your blog even more.

Important Dating Lessons That You Can Apply To Your Blog

I know many of you at some point might have worked with dating niche, and now if you are running  any blog in any niche this post at kjrocker.com is for you. Attracting more traffic to your blog is more or less similar with the way you date a woman. If you do it wrong at first, you might lose the chance to date her further. That’s why you can always apply the lesson that you get from dating a woman to the way that you run your blogging business. Here are 5 important dating lessons that you can apply to your blog:

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The Most Important Thing Is The First Impression

If you want to make a woman fall in love with you, you need to build a good rapport first. That’s true for your blog as well. If you want to make your readers fall in love with your blog, you need to build a good first impression for your blog. A good first impression can be built by adhering to two simple rules. First, your blog needs to have a good visual (Theme ). Second, your blog needs to have an interesting content. Those two fundamental rules should be adhered by any blogger who wish to have a likeable and popular blog. It’s a matter of first impression, and you only have few seconds to convince your readers that your blog is great. In other words, you only have very little time to create that positive first impression before your readers decide to leave your blog.

Your First Date Can Affect Your Relationship Further

If you ruin your first date, you shouldn’t expect for the second or third date. That’s a common truth in dating. It is also true for your blog as well. If you can’t catch your readers’ attention the first time they see your blog, you might not come back to your blog again. So, again, it is important for you to be able to engage your first-time blog visitors and to lower your bounce rate. You should at least provide enough guidance for the first-timers on your blog so that they are not lost within your blog conversation. Remember that if you already have lots of content posted on your blog, your first-time readers may have difficulty to know about where should they start reading your blog. As a blogger, you should point the right direction for your first-time visitors so that they don’t feel lost and disappointed with your blog.

Keeping Your Date Engaged With You

When you are dating a woman, it is important for you to keep her interested in your conversation. It is important for you to build really meaningful conversation with her. For your blog, it is also important for you to build meaningful conversation with your readers. So, your role as a blogger is not only to produce good content to read, but also to keep your readers engaged in your conversation. You shouldn’t only become a content producer, but you should also become a conversation starter as well. With your blog post, it is important for you to encourage your readers to discuss it further via the comment section within your blog. In this way, they will keep their engagement with your blog, and you will keep attracting new readers to your blog.

The Importance Of Grooming

Can you go to your date with dirty clothes and an ugly appearance? Of course, you can’t. You will ruin your date if you do so. It’s the same with your blog. What will happen when you use ugly template on your blog? Will people read your blog anyway? Most of the time, your readers will leave your blog if they see that your template is not clean enough. If you clutter your blog with ads all over the place, then who will want to read your blog? The answer is that most people will not want to read it, since it is so cluttered with ads and so uncomfortable to read. It is important for you to install a good template for your blog, as well as to avoid cluttering your blog with ads. Make your blog as clean-looking as possible. It will help you to build reputation and authority on your blog.

Nervousness And Other Things That May Ruin Your Date

Some things like nervousness, shyness, and fear can inevitably ruin your date. Why? That’s because those things will make you to act like someone who is not interesting and not desirable at all. That’s why if you want to keep your date interested in you, you have to learn to deal with your nervousness, shyness, and fear. It’s the same with your blog. If you are writing your blog content as if you are afraid of something, such as being afraid that your readers might not like your writing, then you will usually come up with a crappy piece of writing. Nobody will want to read it because it is full of unclear ideas and grammatical errors everywhere. You don’t want to ruin your readers’ satisfaction with low quality content. That’s why you have to fully express yourself and your ideas without fear while writing your blog content. This will create a great impression on your readers’ mind, and help your blog to be recognized as an authority blog simply because you have high quality content to offer.

 

Those are some important dating lessons that you can apply to your blog. The success of your blog will depend on the application of those dating lessons on your blogging business. So, the next question is: Can you do it? Let me know what are your thoughts and about blogging and dating going together by making comments below.

Blogging Monies Last Part (10)- Dominating Your Niche And Build A Big Reputation For Your Blog

top 10 cpa blogsWelcome to the tenth and the last part of Blogging Tutorial Series by KJRocker.com. In this part of the series, you will learn about how to dominate your niche and build strong reputation for your blog.

No matter how big your business, reputation is always important to keep people coming to it. If your blog has a good reputation, people will trust what you write in it and willing to follow your recommendations. And with strong reputation, you can dominate your niche and turn your blog into an authority blog. To do that, you need to apply some strategies to your blog. Here are 5 tips to dominate your niche and build a big reputation for your blog:

1. Infiltrate All Your Niche Categories

There are various categories that you can cover within your niche. You shouldn’t limit your blog just to three or four categories. In fact, you should infiltrate all your niche categories in order to offer more information to your readers. Of course, you don’t need to do it all at the same time. You can just do it gradually so that you can adapt yourself to the demands of your blog. By covering all categories within your niche, you will have more chance to dominate your niche in the search engines as well.

2. Network With 50 Popular Blogs In Your Niche

Do not just write one occasional guest post to one relevant blog per week. Make it a blast. You have to network with at least 50 popular blogs in your niche and submit your regular guest posts to them. It might sound impossible for you, but again, you have to do it gradually. Moreover, you can always make it easier for you to have some staff writers in your blog to do the guest posting tasks. When you’ve made enough profit from your blog, it will be good for you to hire more content writers to expand your blog further.

3. Connect Your Blog With Your Social Media Account

Connecting your blog with your social media account will help you to dominate your niche. For instance, Google+ allows you to claim your internet content so that your profile picture can appear in the search result. It will attract more attention to your blog as well as create instant reputation for your blog. People will most likely choose to visit your blog whenever it appears in the search result if you have it connected with your Google+ account.

4. Deliver The Best User Experience

You have to be able to deliver the best user experience for your audience. This is the only thing that will keep long lasting traffic to come to your blog. Readers who feel satisfied with your blog will likely want to go back again to your blog later. They will even try to follow your blog everywhere. They will subscribe to your mailing list, follow you on social media, watch you on YouTube, read your guest posts on other blogs, etc. When your blog is becoming your readers’ favorite, the time for niche domination has come.

5. Intensify Your Content Production

The last thing that you need to do is to produce more and more content on your blog. You have to give more to your readers in order to receive more. Do you know how popular websites are getting even more popular? That’s because of their user-generated content. Millions of pages are being added to those websites every year. Think about it. If you can do the same for your blog, you’ll be a king in your niche. To do that, you can start accepting guest posts and guest writers in your blog. In this way, you can intensify your content production and make your blog the leader in your niche.

Niche domination is the last strategy that you need to apply in order to build a successful blog. Once you’ve dominated your niche, your blog will only have more traffic for years to come. It will only increase in rank, popularity, and readership.

You’ve reached the end of the Blogging Tutorial Series. Thanks for reading all of the posts in this series and we hope that you can learn something good from it. Visit KJRocker.com for more tips, tricks, and tutorials related to blogging and making money online.

Previous Parts

Blogging Money Part 1 : How To Choose Catchy Domain Name For Your Blog

Blogging Monies Part 2 – Basic Guidance To Choose The Right Web Hosting

Blogging Monies Part 3 -How To Install WordPress Without Hassle

Blogging Monies Part 4 -How To Choose The Right Theme For Your Blog

Blogging Monies Part 5 – How To Write Fascinating Blog Content

Blogging Monies Part 6 – How To Be A Productive Blogger And Create Your Content On Schedule

Blogging Monies Part 7– Setting Up The Monetization Plan For Your Blog

Blogging Monies Part 8- Blog Promotion Basics

Blogging Monies Part 9 – How To Build Your Blog Brand And Increase Your Blog Popularity

Blogging Monies Part 9 – How To Build Your Blog Brand And Increase Your Blog Popularity

Welcome to the ninth part of the Blogging Tutorial Series by KJRocker.com. In this part of the series, you are going to learn about how to do branding for your blog and increase your blog popularity in the right way.

5 ppv tipsBranding is an important part of your blog because it will give your blog the identity that will make it unique among others. With proper branding strategy, you will be able to make your blog known throughout your niche and increase its popularity gradually. Not only that, you will also be able to make your blog more reputable and authoritative in your niche, so that people will trust your blog more and willing to do business with you. Now, how can you build a good brand for your blog and increase its popularity? Here are some tips you can use to build your blog brand and increase your blog popularity:

1. Create An Identity Around Your Blog

Branding is all about creating a unique identity. It’s about creating a personality for your blog, so that people will see your blog differently from the rest of the blogs in the same niche. And how can you create an identity around your blog? First, it’s all about the visual appearance of your blog. You have to create a nice logo and header for your blog, and brand your other elements with your blog identity, such as your mailing list, free report, content, guest post, and so on. Second, you have to create a personality for your blog so that people can get to know your blog personally.

2. Establish A Core Philosophy For Your Blog

It is a part of personality creation for your blog. You need to have a working philosophy to live by, at least for your blog. Create some kind of principles of business practice for your blog. Also, put your goal in it as well. What are you going to do with your blog? How can your blog help your audience? This core philosophy will help you to craft solid identity for your blog. Once you do this, you will be able to distinguish your blog from others.

3. Have A Consistent Writing Style

Your writing style is a part of your branding strategy. If you are consistent with how you write your content, people will recognize that it’s from your blog the first time they read a paragraph of your content. Also, this will help you to be recognized in many other popular blogs if you manage to publish regular guest posts to those blogs. It is okay to have other writers for your blog, but you should distinguish yourself from them. It’s your voice, and people will recognize the voice of your blog through the way you write your content.

4. Use Social Media To Strengthen Your Brand

Create a solid presence in social media to make your branding process even easier. Social media can actually strengthen your brand, if you use it properly. The strategy is very simple. Let’s take an example of Facebook. You just need to build a Facebook page for your blog, put your blog logo there, and fill out the information about your blog in your page. Then, you simply add more fans to your page by various means, so that people will become increasingly aware of your blog presence.

5. Build Yourself As An Expert Blogger

Lastly, you have to establish yourself as an expert in your niche. You should not hide yourself behind your blog. In fact, you have to promote yourself as well, and link your name with your blog brand, such as John Smith from AnyBlog.com. This will help you to establish yourself as an expert blogger in your niche, which will also help you to establish good reputation and build popularity for your blog.

Branding is actually a process of giving a unique identity for your blog. Once it is established and constantly promoted, popularity will come fairly quickly.

The next part is the last part of the Blogging Tutorial Series. You will learn about how to dominate your niche and build reputation for your blog. So, don’t miss this last lesson.

Previous Parts

Blogging Money Part 1 : How To Choose Catchy Domain Name For Your Blog

Blogging Monies Part 2 – Basic Guidance To Choose The Right Web Hosting
Blogging Monies Part 3 -How To Install WordPress Without Hassle

Blogging Monies Part 4 -How To Choose The Right Theme For Your Blog

Blogging Monies Part 5 – How To Write Fascinating Blog Content

Blogging Monies Part 6 – How To Be A Productive Blogger And Create Your Content On Schedule

Blogging Monies Part 7– Setting Up The Monetization Plan For Your Blog

Blogging Monies Part 8- Blog Promotion Basics

Blogging Monies Last Part (10)- Dominating Your Niche And Build A Big Reputation For Your Blog

Blogging Monies Part 8- Blog Promotion Basics

Hello! Welcome to the eighth part of the Blogging Tutorial Series by KJRocker.com. If you want to attract maximum traffic to your blog, here’s the right place to learn. In this part of the series, you will learn about the basic promotion strategies for your blog.

Writing content alone is not enough to attract traffic to your blog. You need to promote your blog as well. Without a constant effort in promoting your blog, you won’t be able to build your audience and grow your blog traffic. You already know about numerous methods of traffic building for your blog. But, to tell you the truth, there are only several core strategies that you need to apply to your blog in order to bring you the best result. Here are 5 basic promotion strategies that will never fail to bring consistent traffic to your blog:

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1. Guest Posting

This is the best way to bring new readers to your blog. With guest posting, you are writing content for other blogs that are relevant with your blog. You will submit your content to popular blogs and expect them to publish it. You will leave your resource box in your content, which will lead people to visit your blog after reading your guest post. This is a win-win solution for you and the host blog. You will get traffic to your blog for free, and your host blog will get new content for free. If there’s only one promotion strategy that you want to apply for your blog, it is guest posting. Another great way is to send goodies to other fellow bloggers and trust me that always works.

2. Video Promotion

Your blog should exist on YouTube. You need to create your own YouTube channel and publish regular videos to it. Remember that YouTube is the largest video sharing website on the internet, and many blogs are having millions of new visitors thanks to YouTube. This is a traffic gem for your blog. If you don’t use it, you’ll never get the benefit of it. Video promotion is one of the best ways to make your blog go viral quickly. What you need to do is just to publish informative and entertaining videos to YouTube regularly. You can even embed your videos to your blog posts if they are relevant enough. How ever its purpose should n`t be only getting back links but should provide some useful information to the readers.

3. On-Page And Off-Page SEO

When you apply on-page and off-page SEO, you will be able to optimize your blog for the search engine, which means you will increase the chance for your blog to get more organic traffic coming. On-page SEO is about optimizing the elements within your blog for SEO, such as your title, images, content, headings, links, and so on. Off-page SEO is about giving outside support for your blog in order to gain prominent ranking in the search engine, such as by doing link building. Make sure you have SEO Plugin WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast installed on your blog.

4. List Building

List building will allow your blog to keep the loyal readers glued to your blog and make them come to your blog again and again. You know, many people are losing their traffic because they can’t keep it. By creating a mailing list in your blog, you can ask people to enter their email address in exchange for something valuable. Then, you can send follow-up emails that will attract them to come back to your blog. You can even promote your products to your list and earn more money from your blog.

5. Social Media

Search engines are giving more importance for social media in their ranking algorithm. Due to its heavy user base, social media is growing fast on the internet. It’s a great place for you to promote your blog content, connect with your audience, and make your blog popular. This is your holy grail of content marketing. By establishing your presence in social media, you will be able to network with your audience and create buzz related to your blog, which will likely go viral in a short amount of time.

Those are the basic blog promotion strategies that you should focus on. There are still many more tactics that you can apply to attract more traffic to your blog, but those are enough for you to attract good amount of traffic that will let you to earn good profit from your blog.

In the next part of the series, you will learn about how to build your blog brand and increase your blog popularity. We’re getting closer to the end of the series.

Previous Parts

Blogging Money Part 1 : How To Choose Catchy Domain Name For Your Blog
Blogging Monies Part 2 – Basic Guidance To Choose The Right Web Hosting
Blogging Monies Part 3 -How To Install WordPress Without Hassle
Blogging Monies Part 4 -How To Choose The Right Theme For Your Blog
Blogging Monies Part 5 – How To Write Fascinating Blog Content
Blogging Monies Part 6 – How To Be A Productive Blogger And Create Your Content On Schedule
Blogging Monies Part 7– Setting Up The Monetization Plan For Your Blog
Blogging Monies Part 9 – How To Build Your Blog Brand And Increase Your Blog Popularity
Blogging Monies Last Part (10)- Dominating Your Niche And Build A Big Reputation For Your Blog

Content Marketing Strategies that Will Boost Your Blog Traffic

If you want to boost your blog traffic, you have to focus on the quality of your blog post. Writing quality content for your blog is important to attract more readers to your blog. But, this is not the only way to do it. Writing content for your blog is only the one side of the traffic building coin for your blog. The other side is to write content to other blogs and websites in order to promote your blog. If you can do this right, you will have a perfect channel to drive massive traffic to your blog. Here are 5 effective content marketing strategies that will boost your blog traffic:

1. Keyword-optimized blog post

This is your main strategy to win more traffic to your blog. By writing keyword-optimized blog post, you will be able to enhance your search engine ranking and gain passive traffic from the search engines. Setting your blog for this kind of strategy requires you to do two steps. The first step is to write high quality blog post with keyword-optimized content and publish it in your blog. The second step is to write similar article optimized for related keywords and submit this article to article directory or other blog. This article should be linked to your blog post specifically, not to your blog home page.

2. Selective guest posting

There are hundreds of blogs that will accept your guest post. But, do you want to write a guest post for all of them? I guess not. You have to be selective in choosing your host blog. By choosing a really high quality host blog, you will be able to boost the power of your guest post manifold. Why should you write a high quality blog post in low traffic blog? It won’t give you any power up in the search engine. You should select only blogs that are popular as well as relevant with your niche. In this way, the link that you put in your guest post will be considered as authority link, and search engines will value this link highly.

3. Active video marketing

Be active on your favorite video-sharing websites. Yes, it can be YouTube, Daily Motion, Metacafe, or other video websites that you like. However, most bloggers will choose YouTube for their video marketing plan because it is easier to use and it will apparently give them good result for their promotion. By being active in YouTube, for example, you can build a separate audience there. Not all of your viewers will visit your blog, but you have a new opportunity to promote your blog there. And of course, you will get more additional traffic coming to your blog via your videos.

4. Sharing infographics

This is what many bloggers have done recently. Sharing infographics is apparently becoming a trend in many popular blogs to attract more traffic to their blog. If you don’t know about infographics yet, it is an image which tells you a lot of information inside, all packed within one image. For instance, you can share information about a basic online marketing process in just one image. Not only it will be more interesting to learn about it, but also it will have a good potential to become viral on the internet. That’s why sharing infographics is considered a new way to share your content online, which has a big potential to become viral. Thus, it is also becoming an effective viral marketing strategy for your blog.

5. Blog content syndication

Blog content syndication is not the same as regular guest posting for your blog. When you write a guest post, you are writing for one blog only. But, when you write content for syndication, your content will be spread to many websites all at once. This is usually a good way to put many external links for your blog. However, you have to be sure not to write spam content for this purpose. Search engines will give you a great penalty if you do this.

Those are 5 effective content marketing strategies that will boost your blog traffic. Apply those strategies if you want to get more readers to your blog.