With the increasing awareness about the online earning strategies, people are getting inclined towards making money with their websites and blogs, however, there are only few who found themselves lucky enough to enjoy fruitful results. Your newly born site needs to be pampered and managed properly, following the correct guidelines and implementing the strategies that are prescribed the the professional bloggers.
After conducting a survey of the strategies that the pro-bloggers adopted and matching them with the success stories, here are some must-to-follow tips that a newbie must follow in order to earn with his blog.
note: The tips are divided into two parts in the series!
1) Introduce your site
If you are a beginner and launching your site write a smooth introduction of your domain and must submit it to social bookmarking site like Digg.Reddit and Netscape. See 23 top Social Bookmarking sites for more great places to endure your content.
2) Sign up to social networking sites
Create an account to promote, boost and broadcast your blog or site, you can sign up to MySpace.
3) Concede your site
Find search engine friendly directories and submit your site for free, you can find great list on info Vilesilencer.
4) Create a group
Increase your social circle to publicize your site, make groups on Yahoo Group.
5) Edit your site
Highlight your site by bookmarking so you can easy access to it. You can bookmark it via Del.icio.us and if you are really interested add Del.icio.us button to your homepage.
6) Promote by writing
Write a review or article about your site and submit it to different article sites like MyezineArticles.com.
7) Endure your RSS feeds
Use FeedBurner, Feedboy or FeedBomb aggregator sites to submit your RSS feeds.
Generate an offline publication by conducting a survey.
9) claim your blog
Create a blog regarding your site, an account can be made via Technorati and claim your blog.
10) syndicate your site
Use RSS feeds to associate your site contents.
11) free offers
Offer free things on site this will help tracking and promote the traffic.
12) Ask your friends to visit
Log on to StumbleUpon and ask your friends to stumble your site.
13) Forget about ranking
Do not worry about the page ranking just play your part to keep it updated it will automatically drag the traffic and increase the rating after few months, do not expect too early.
14) create a cross road
Redirect the user to a somewhere nice if they encounter any error to the site and for that create custom 404page.
15) make your site faster
Buy hosts for your site so it help in increasing the speed of browsing on your site because people don’t like slow sites.
16) redirect traffic to your site
If somebody stuck somewhere divert their IP addresses to your www by setting up 301 redirect.
17) Market your link on other blogs
Post the link of your websites on multiple blogs to increase chances of access.
18)do not make it appear casual
Make sure it does not has spelling mistakes as nothing culd make it casual than spell errors.
19) carry out a test
Browse your site through different engines to make sure you/ can access it easily.
20) Advertise in your circle
Tell your friends about your site and blog this will help promoting it.
21) Send newsletter
Ask your friends to allow to receive their newsletters by this way they will never forget about your site.
22) Increase acquaintances
Tell your neighbor’s you never know what contacts they might be having.
23) Make money
Sell your program to other affiliated resources or if you are a publisher then help yourself and make money.
24) Easy contact
Make variable accounts on MS, Yahoo, Gmail or Skype and offer your users as many ways as you can to facilitate them to contact you.
25) Advertise your web
Make t-shirts, hats, showpieces having the signature of your site and make them people have it and wear it by hot girls, people will notice it more.
26)make free advertisements
Use Craigslist and other popular websites to advertise your site by posting the link to navigate on your page, It is free, relevant and localized.
27)make custom t-shirt
Wear t-shirt with your url print on it and gift such shirts to your friends to increase popularity.
28)submit your link at different sites
Post your link on DMOZ.org and let it stay post, do not remove it even after months or years, you will definitely see a positive response.
29)make it easy to search
Make XML site map of your site and submit on Google so next time when somebody navigate they can search it easily.
30)do not over garnish your site
It won’t look taste if you think you can add one more frame, it will simply make it look complicated, overcrowded and will take time to load, which is not good for you.
31)put funny/exciting content to download
Offer mp3 downloadable contents.
Publish monthly newsletter and send it to your subscribers and contacts to let them know what you are up to.
33)abide from java or Active X
Avoid cure technologies like java etc because they will make your site lazy.
34)post proper reference to what you post
If you post an add which you have seen on TV don’t forget to mention underneath “ As seen on TV”.
35)don’t be over confident
Always let the door of learning. Do not hesitate to go to seminars you may learn something new.
36)comment about your site
Find highly visited blogs and leave good quality and attractive comments about your site and do not forget to mention the link on the respective blog.
Sponsor phpListDirectory template or WordPress.
38)do not pay to advertise
If you think you can track traffic by paid advertisement then you are completely wrong and it is just waste of money.
39)make a smart move
Publish or write ebooks and give them away to people, which is a smart move to generate traffic.
40)launch a campaign
Use Google Video or You Tube to launch a viral campaign.
Seeks for local sports teams, because they can provide you with highly effective sponsorship opportunities.
Learn new HTML like CSS that is a smart way to make your website look upgraded.
43)avoid W3C Standard
It will help your site to work effectively in long terms.
44)add to Wikipedia
Write about your site and contribute it to Wikipedia, it will help others to know about it more.
45)edit your homepage
If you have flash homepage make sure you have “skip intro” link.
46) showcase your site
Ask other bloggers and website owners to see your site this will publicize your site plus it will help you to make it perfect.
47)make a simple homepage
Make your homepage user friendly .
48)showcase in newspapers
Newspapers are eager to show what’s new, so do not hesitate to write an attractive intro and post it in your newspaper.
49)learn for more
Learn and improve, and keep updating your site, give it time, be honest to it and so become a leading authority on your chosen subject.
50)donate for charity
With your each online donation they will publish your URL on their site, this will help in advertisement.
Making money from your living room is surely a tough one especially on initial steps.However, following the above stated tips wisely, might help you out in establishing a business for yourself, which can reward you more than your expectations.
All for now, Do follow the second part of the series as it has some worth following ideas and strategies that would further aid you in your business.