People new to blogging understand that blogging is mere writing about things. Blogging cannot be termed as content collection and for people who are doing content collection, it’s just the crap they are doing; moreover, they are also crapping the Internet.
Blogging and Content Collection
I am not being rude on this one – but most of the bloggers around the blogosphere – don’t do the blogging. They just do the content collection.
The difference between blogging and content collection; with blogging you are actually sharing the knowledge – something new to the world. But with the content collection you are just collecting information and publishing it in the same way.
Search engines do the same; they collect the content and present to you – now you are the one who actually filter the content and take what you required and what not.
The point I am making here is, if you are doing content collection, which search engines do, then you are not doing any kind of blogging.
This is the reason search engine ignores some of the blogs because they are not having any thing new. Therefore, work on your content and not your content collection – leave the job, which search engines are doing.
With the growing competition in the online world – it has become very important that you have the good customer care team to back you up – irrespective to the niche you are marketing.
You need to have a good customer care team – even if you are operating an affiliate website and forwarding your customers to the client side for the final purchase. Online customer care can be defined by various methods – such as “Live Help” – but I personally don’t think it’s the most suitable way to keep a track of your customers – but yes some of the customers do choose this method – as its instant and fast.
But I still believe to have a strong backup of email customer care – because writing email is not just clubbing the words and delivering it to your client – but with email customer care team – you show your business outlook and how much effort you have put-in to solve your customer’s query.
If you have such a team and even then you are loosing your customers you need to check with your customer care and track the emails they are sending.
You need to sound pleased in your emails – when you are writing to any customer. Also, the language of your email should be soft and appealing.
You need to understand that if a customer is writing you an email for more information or asking for quote – then those customers are at least 30-40% converted and with the reply from email customer care team – you need to increase the conversion percentage and see your sales pickup.
These days you could get traffic to your website from various sources – some sources can even give you instant traffic but most important is the quality of traffic.
You should always try to get the quality traffic as it does help in various ways – by quality traffic – I do mean to say that real human and niche targeted traffic to your website/blog.
Why Quality Traffic
When you get quality traffic to your website/blog it does helps in various ways such as:
- Your website/blog can be popular soon – because you are getting real visits and if people get to see the interesting content – they might refer to others.
- You get good advertising.
- You get high income for your adsense ads. This is because adsense pays for the quality traffic; even when users don’t click on your ads you can still earn with adsense (via CPM) – if you are getting quality traffic.
Therefore, quality traffic is the way you could get higher on your ranking and income.
Now, there are many quality traffic methods for your website – now which one works for your niche – you have to find out with the trial and error method.
But basically, if you do forum posting and social bookmarking these methods can easily draw quality traffic to your website/blog.
Sharing knowledge with the world and making a living is where modern population is heading. As of, most of the webmasters have understood the power of content and making money through content.
Therefore, more and more people are blogging these days and as of blogging is not a limited niche – it’s as wide as the world.
Blogging and Blogosphere
Previously it was re-writing that most bloggers opted for and before that only copying content from one website to other. These methods may have been working in past but it will only lead you to hell these days.
Therefore, good content is thus necessary and as the Google search polices have been changing – so now just writing the good content will not lead you to heights of blogging.
Not Just Writing
If you want to be a successful blogger you need to do marketing with a good marketing plan. Writing good content will not list you at the top of search engines.
Right Marketing Strategy
Keep a target – when you have finished any amount of posts then start your marketing and for marketing you can do:
- Forum Posting
- Blog Commenting
- Directory Submission
These four methods can be easily implemented and mostly at your pace.
This kind of marketing is not pure marketing – you are actually doing seo for your blog – which can easily bring profits for you in long term.
I do think all of affiliate marketers would have been waiting for this to happen. Finally it has happened.
Commission Junction is now doing online bank transfer for India in INR. It means now, we don’t have to wait for check (cheque) to arrive and mostly wait for the postman to deliver it.
Now, it’s all simple and easy!
Just saw this update on commission junction – member area.
There is no issue at all – minimum payment for online transfer is $50 and it’s easy to setup. Just visit “account” tab and the edit the payment information.
I can’t believe that this has actually happened.
You just have to enter details – when you edit the payment option: Bank Name – Account Number – Account Name – Account Type and International Routing Code.
You are done!
No more delays in payment and cheque clearance. Direct bank deposits on or after 20th of each month. I think it is one of the best news in terms of making money – head in 2011.