Beginner Blogging Tips:
How to Make Money Online with a Viral Blogging System:
What a weird concept one might think? But the bottom line is, if you aspire to be a successful online marketer, that’s exactly what you have to do. After all how on earth is anyone going to find you, much less learn anything about you or your products unless you have a landing page they can come to and read about what it is you are promoting. The paid advertising component of online marketing usually works best when someone can softly land somewhere, hang around for a while, peruse the store and make a purchase, right?
A powerful Viral Blogging System and a well laid out blog are only the beginning though to enhance your chances of success to make money online.
You can take your viral blogging platform and deliver whatever message you want to the world! Don’t limit your thinking to what you can promote and sell either. The big picture is “limitless”. The world is at your fingertips, literally…..
So What is a Viral Blogging System Anyway?
Blogging is one of the best ways to communicate and engage with your readers. By consistently delivering good content and value, they will keep coming back to your site. BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME, RIGHT?
Blogging is also a crucial component to building a successful internet marketing business, but so many writers miss the mark with poorly written content, no perceived value to the reader and no strong or compelling “call to action” . And they wonder why they are unsuccessful at converting their readers to paying customers.
There is a learning curve here (especially if you are brand new to internet marketing) but you have to start somewhere, and as they say “Practice makes Perfect”. So, be patient, because it can take time for you to win the confidence of your readers and gain traffic momentum. But hang in there, because the rewards for those who persevere and break through the Grind are huge!
How do I leverage my Viral Blogging System?
Armed with the right Viral blogging platform you will have a HUGE head start in your business, especially when you combine that with high converting capture pages and banner ads along with a sales funnel that does all the selling for you.
Selling is pretty much done on auto-pilot once visitors land on your site. They can click on the banners at the top and side of your blog, on your links within your blog post, your pictures, or they can watch your videos and “opt in” to your capture page. These opt ins are then taken through the sales funnel automatically.
When you are promoting your products, be sure to provide opt-ins within your blog content that will automatically direct your readers to specific capture pages that relate to those products.
Remember, you can promote and sell anything on your blog site. So, take the Empower Network Viral Blogging System, for example. This system is designed not only for you to promote and sell the Empower Network products, which by the way, pay you 100% commissions on every Empower Network product you sell but this particular system is also an educational platform that teaches you how to become an expert marketer and also helps you promote and sell other products and services. You can even create your own product(s) or service to sell, if you want.
If you are promoting affiliate products, be sure to insert clickable links in your blog posts to allow your readers to purchase those products and in turn, you will receive a commission or affiliate fee for every sale.
You can go to http://www.clickbank.com to see examples of products that are available to promote and sell as an affiliate.
Your job is to drive traffic to your site, get people to engage and “opt in” to both Empower Network and whatever else you are promoting. This is a great way to leverage your blog.
Beginner Blogging Tips – How to Make Money Online with your Viral Blogging System:
The key to building a successful blog site and creating a huge following of loyal readers is to create compelling and targeted content. After all, when your readers keep coming back to your blog site because they like what they read and you have a strong “call to action” they are far more likely to opt in to your sales funnel.
But blogging can be a very daunting endeavor and subsequently many people end up with writer’s block, staring at a blank screen or sheet of paper. Trust me, I have been there myself and to this day, I still struggle at times.
Remember, you may not understand WHY you are blogging when you first get started, and you make feel like you are failing forward (and you probably will from time to time, and that’s Okay) but you will reap the future benefits of your efforts today.
So here’s a suggestion; if you don’t have a primary business to write about, start by writing about something that interests you or you are passionate about. The key is to just start writing.
You can do a product review, write about your own product, if you have one, a hobby, a passion, a newsworthy event, a keyword or keyword phrase if you want to market to a particular niche. Write about you, your successes, your failures, what inspires or drives you.
I recommend you set up “categories” for your blogs and tag them under the appropriate category. Some suggestions might be: Product Reviews (including your primary business), Marketing, Social Media, Blogging, etc, so people can click on the categories and read the related content.
I personally believe your blog should offer a variety of content. That way you can attract a wider audience which equates to higher traffic to your site that, if you are blogging and marketing effectively, will result in higher sales.
Key Beginner Blogging Tips:
Keyword-rich content for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) purposes is paramount, because if you are not optimizing your content with targeted keywords, you could be wasting your time.
So what is SEO? (the simple answer) When you post a blog post, the search engine robots read all the content so it can be indexed. They are looking for keywords strategically placed within your post so they can better identify what the content is about. When your content is keyword-rich and properly optimized, you will have a much better chance of getting your blog post to rank high enough to appear on the 1st page of the search engine results page; therefore getting it found and read.
So, let’s say someone is searching for information on “how to make money by blogging” and they type those exact keywords into the Google search bar. And let’s say you happened to have written a “killer” blog post on that very topic and posted it on your Empower Network viral blogging system. Now, if you optimized your post with an exact keyword match in your headline, i.e. “How to Make Money by Blogging”, and you repeated those exact keywords somewhere in the first paragraph and a couple of times throughout your article, your article will be picked up by the search engines and will appear in the search results page. And when you get really good at SEO, that post will appear on the 1st page of the search results!
As we mentioned above, SEO is a key component to the blogging process. Unfortunately, the search engines are constantly changing the rules and it is important to stay current with what is working and what is not. As a result, we are currently in the process of updating our SEO training modules and will be posting them to our training site for all our team members to access and utilize.
Write compelling content - Make it relevant, current, entertaining, newsworthy and offer VALUE. Now value perceived is in the eye of the beholder. That’s another reason for diversified content.
Your blog post should combine quality content with good sales copy which really means you need to be writing compelling content to keep the reader coming back along with strategically delivered words that get them to take a specific action and opt-in to your email or sales page, or buy your product or service.
Blog on a regular basis. You want people to keep coming back to your blog for more content so we recommend you blog daily . The more content you create, the more money you will make in the long run, because you are building credibility through your blog that will convert to sales and money in the bank.
Make it fun - people want to be entertained. Most of us are way too serious most of the time and people do not pay to be bored.
Tell people about yourself - who you are, what you like, what you don’t like. People are looking for people they can relate to. If you create an interesting life and “fun” lifestyle, people will gravitate towards you because they want what you have.
Celebrate your successes -Once you create success (even the smallest of successes) write about it – your first lead, your first sale! People like to follow people who are achieving what THEY want to achieve!
Tell a story - be authentic and conversational – Speak to your readers like you would talk to a friend. People want to follow “real” people.
Be helpful and legitimate - people want good, reliable content. Back up your information with facts. Provide them with links to other sites they can reference for validation.
Be objective - address any objections upfront and remember, controversy is OK. Let people disagree with you sometimes. It creates “buzz”. This is exactly how David Wood experienced his first huge success in internet marketing. He posted a somewhat negative product review on YouTube and got 4,500 views in two hours. That was his “ah ha” moment and he said to himself, “I am going to be rich”. And look what happened.
Be an authority - on what you are blogging about – don’t promote or write about something you don’t use or are not familiar with. For example, if you are writing about all the Empower Network products you need to own them all and be using them yourself (1) you can truly become an authority in Empower Network and (2) you can personally benefit from all the valuable training that is offered.
You will be amazed at how many products YOU can turn around and sell to others and every sale is money in the bank! Remember, if you don’t own a certain product you cannot sell it and make 100% commission! That commission will pass up to your sponsor – a great incentive to “get all in”.
Sell to make Money Online - delve into the “mind” of the customer you are marketing to. Get your audience nodding in agreement with you as you take them by the hand down the sales road. Get them scrambling to find the “add to cart” or “get access here” button, because you have convinced them that they HAVE to have whatever it is you are promoting.
ASK for a decision -if you are selling something, you should be presenting a message that compels people to make a decision. People buy based on emotional needs and wants. Give them every reason they should buy from you. Create intelligent engagement that compels them to buy.
Be laser focused - direct your audience to a strong and precise “call to action”. Always have a clear and direct call to action.
Leverage news headlines and take advantage of “What’s Hot” - I wrote a blog post with the caption “Kate Middleton Topless”. Now I certainly did not focus on the unfortunate incident that the Duchess of Cambridge had to endure but I did leverage the headline to attract traffic to my blog. Again, the intent is to attract readers to your blog and turn them into customers.
Video Killed the Radio Star - This is HUGE – Video and social media are where it’s at these days, and the search engines love video too. So use video as part of your traffic and lead generation arsenal.
Create a short video that compliments the written content in your blog post. Be sure to upload your video to YouTube and create your own YouTube Channel. Make sure you title your video and optimize all the relevant keywords you have targeted in your blog post and insert your URL into the description of the video as well (We offer free training in our Private Membership Training Site that covers this topic).
Feel free to post other people’s videos too. You can get some great ideas on what to blog about from videos that people have posted on YouTube. Just grab the URL and embed it into your blog post.
Value plus Free, equals Money - The goal is to provide as much value as you can to your audience. At the end of the day, it’s all about creating VALUE for your readers. If you give them FREE stuff – information, training, education, etc, they will end up buying from you!
Building and Maintaining Relationships - It’s all about building relationships. Engage your readers and encourage them to post comments. Ask questions in your blog posts and challenge your readers to engage. In turn, you should reply to every comment they post. When someone comes by your blog and takes the time to post a comment, it demands recognition.
Diversity is refreshing and can be financially rewarding - Don’t just focus on your own niche to look for readers. Chances are whatever you blog about, there are plenty of people who enjoy that topic too, and if you have something to sell them, they will buy it.
Social Bookmarking and Social Media Syndication - this is a great way to get your posts shared among the social media sites. You can subscribe to Tribe Pro and OnlyWire to automate the syndication for you. Your blog posts can literally go viral when shared by other TribePro subscribers and pushed out to all their social media sites in exchange for you pushing their content out onto your social media sites. Your content can be seen by literally hundreds of thousands of PEOPLE.
Beginner Blogging Tips – What Should My Blog Post Look Like?
You blog posts should typically run between 500 to 800 words in length. Longer blogs are great if the subject matter demands more detail.
Begin your blog post with a strong and compelling headline – something that will grab your audience’s attention. Don’t forget to include your specifically targeted keywords within the headline and throughout the content, tagging videos and pictures with the same keywords also. (This is all covered in our team SEO training module).
Create a sub-heading at the beginning of the body of your text, and break up the text with various sub-headings throughout the body. Draw the reader down the page and hold their interest with bullets, sub-headings and paragraphs with information carrying words.
Create “white” space on your page. Short paragraphs with plenty of spacing are easier to read and will entice your readers to stay on your page longer.
Include a strong call to action with hyperlinks to capture pages so you can capture email addresses. Opt-in buttons, Request for Callback, Give Me Access NOW, etc hyper-linked buttons are all great.
Upload and insert videos and pictures whenever you can. It’s all about keeping people on your blog page for as long as you can to increase your click through rates and get them to opt in and buy.
Post testimonials on your blog whenever you can. Written testimonials are good but short videos will give you far more credibility and social proof.
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These are just a handful of Beginner Blogging Tips on How to make Money online with your viral blogging system. Choose a blogging model you are comfortable operating in. Be genuine, be authentic and be passionate and BLOG DAILY. Give value always and blog from the heart – the money will come!
All of the content you write, each video, audio and picture you post are “valuable assets”, just like your list. Leveraged properly, they will deliver income for years to come. Every day, you will get closer to understanding the value of the Empower Network system as you start to make money and the “Big Picture” becomes clearer to you.
So, to sum it all up – it’s all about creating relevant, entertaining and newsworthy, keyword-rich (SEO) content that is massively distributed on the web, that will drive traffic to your blog so you can market to your list and get them to opt-in and buy!
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Good Luck and Happy Blogging!
Bo and Mandy Snell
Bo and Mandy Snell