How to Create a New Website for Your Small Business Easily: Step By Step

Does your small or home business not have a website? If not, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table for competitors who have online presence. Follow the steps in this post and today you can create an online presence for your personal business, from scratch – read the step by step process to setup your business blog easily. Read on and be sure to follow the step by step video tutorial in this post.

Learn How To Build Your First Blog Site: A Beginners No-Techie Tutorial

Does your small or home business have a blog or website? If not, why not? Do you know it’s easy to Do It Yourself (DIY) setting uo your own business blog?

Do you know that a lot more customers are now buying online than offline and this is fast changing the way people now do business. No matter what business you are in, setting up your own WordPress blog online is the way to go especially since the number of mobile browsers is on the rise everyday, which means you can get even more customers online than ever before when you take your business online.

There are many advantages for every small business to have a website online, as discussed in the posts below:

Read on for a step-by-step process to setup your very own WordPress Blog – be sure to turn on your computer now so that you can read-watch-and-do-it-yourself.

5 Steps to Create Your Own Business Website or Blog From Scratch

The following steps have been written especially to provide explicit Do-It-Yourself Guide to absolute beginners who have never attempted to setup their own blogs or websites and have no previous experience or skills to do it. The only assumption is that you can click a mouse and can at least open and read your own emails – if you can do those, you can setup your own blog by yourself, easily, with the following guides and suggested free videos which you can play-pause-follow and execute steps to do the steps by yourself.

Step #1: Decide on a Blogging Platform: Free Blog or Self-Hosted Platform?

Self-hosted website or free website? Your choice would depend on your budget and how much control you want. However, the best decision would be to setup your business site on a self hosted platform (based on the risks associated with free websites, which are okay for creating personal websites).

  • Option A – Self-Hosted Website: Setup at WordPress.org if you want to have your blog URL that looks like yourownwebsite.com INSTEAD OF yourwebsitename.wordpress.com. [Note: you’ll have to decide what the name of your website will be]. To give you an idea: you can host as many domains (websites) as you like, all for less than $10 monthly WHILE a domain name registration can range from below $5 to $10 annually.

Although the best decision is self-hosting your own blog so that you’ll have full control of what you place on it, depending on your budget, you can start from a free space and move it to a self-hosted platform as soon as you make some income. However, you must play blog within the Terms of Use of the free blogging platforms or risk losing your blog without notice.

3 things you’ll need to setup a self-hosted website for increased business visibility:

  1. Register your Website Domain Name: GoDaddy is one of the best and cheapest domain registrars, and is the one I use
  2. Get a Website Hosting Plan: Hostgator is one of the best and most affordable hosting – click here to get cheap hosting at Hostgator.
    • STELLA994OFF: Use this Hostgator discount coupon code to pay only a penny for your first month (Costs only $0.01);
  3. Get an affordable professional looking Website Theme (design) here.
    • You can get over 70 pretty themes at the price of $0.52 each

So, you can see that with less than 50 bucks, you’d have created your own professional online store or blog site?

Quick Steps to Setup Your Web Hosting Account and Domain Name

Once you have got your domain name and web hosting, next is to follow this step by step video tutorial for you to Do It Yourself creating your self-hosted WordPress.org blog / site  yourself easily from scratch:

BUT, if You Really, Really Want to Use a Free Website…

Option B – Free Website: You can use WordPress.Com or Blogger.Com which are the best of the free platforms. These platforms are already hosted by the owners and all you do is get a sub-domain name on theirs, such as yourwebsitename.wordpress.com OR yourwebsitename.blogspot.com. These free blogs are better suited for non-business contents that will not have marketing or promotional contents.

Free Blogs are very risky if you plan to use your website to promote your business.

If you want to blog for hobby, free blogs are great but if you want to do business from your blog, free blogs are risky. The disadvantage of using a free blog is that you’re like a tenant renting a space for free and there have been cases where people wake up one day to find that they have been kicked out of their blogs without notice – they either have to start afresh or quit doing business online.

And if you’re serious about profiting from your business, you’ll not want to take that route,

Create A Website Step #2: Write a Compelling “About Me” Story

If you followed the steps above, now you should have your website ready at www.you.com. Next is to start adding contents, andyou’ll start with your ‘About me’ page.

A compelling “About Me” story can help boost your credibility and relationship with your audience. Sometimes readers may bond with you just because they found a part of your story that connected to them. To learn how to write your own compelling and magnetic “About Me” page that will captivate your blog visitors, here are some guides:

Step #3: Brainstorm Content Themes and Topics for Your Website

Write down five themes and topics you want to write about and write magnetic headlines for each of your 5 topics. Those themes should be your blog topic categories. You can see my blog topic categories as: Blogging, Get Traffic, Build List etc. So categorize yours similarly.

Next, you’ll need to write an article/ post that is likely to bring in a lot of your target audience to your blog. Below is an article where I explained how I do it

Step #4: Publish Your Blog Posts

Once you’ve found a hot blog topic idea and written about it, you’re almost ready to hit the publish button. Ensure to spell-check first before hitting the publish button.  Congratulations, you now have a website online.

Step #5: Promote Your Posts, Let People Know About Them

Announce to your Twitter and Facebook followers through your status updates, and watch them visit your blog. If you do not have accounts on Facebook and Twitter, create one – they are free. Next steps is to start “doing business online” so that you can generate income. What to sell? How to sell and where to source items? Don’t worry about those, I have you covered – all you need to proceed from here.

Action Items To Build Your Own Website Today

  1. Decide on a name and register your domain name at GoDaddy (use the coupon code in step 1 above to save cost)
  2. Get a hosting service from Hostgator (Hatchling plan is perfect for new websites and BabyPlan offers the most savings if you want to build many other websites along the ins, so that you can host all of them for the same low cost. Use the discount coupon code in step 1 above
  3. Write your “About Me”  Story
  4. Create categories for your website contents
  5. Write your first blog posts
  6. Promote your blog post

There you have it – 5 steps to starting a new blog or website from scratch. As you do the above tasks to create your own website, let me know how you go at it and let me know if you have questions, feedback or need help along the way.

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To your success,

Stella

Why Generating Traffic Alone Is Not Enough To Build A Successful Blog or Online Business

Are you overtly obsessed about your traffic generation and stats AND not attending to other parts of your online business and blogging? Agreed, traffic is one of the most important elements that can determine the success of any blog or online business. Can traffic alone really make the biggest impact on any online business? Is traffic is all a blogger/ marketer truly needs to be successful online? Those and more will be answered in this guest post, by a top Blogging expert (Oni of YoungPrePro). Read on for Oni’s useful insights…

Is Traffic Alone Really The Currency of A Successful Blog or Online Business?

Have you ever wondered that “if I get all and more than the traffic that I ever dreamt of, what next, what will I do with them?”. You may not have reached your traffic goal yet and so may still be consumed with the idea of traffic being the all and all, for blogging success. However, top and successful bloggers (who have been where you are, chased traffic through all the nooks and crannies of the web, like you are doing now, and spent a lot of time daily doing that one single thing called traffic) have found out that traffic is not all it takes to build a successful blog.

Still doubt that? Today, I have ‘virtually’ twisted the arms of one of my favourite bloggers, to tell us the truth about the place of traffic in blogging success, and online business as a whole. Widely respected as an authority in Guest blogging, this blogger (Bamidele Onibalusi of YoungPrePro.Com) once believed that traffic was the currency of a successful blog and after he built a 8 months of writing over 300 guest posts and attracting over 10,000 visitors monthly (currently over 17,000 monthly).

Bamidele Onibalusi (aka Oni of YounPrepro) has written this guest post to share, from his own personal experience, “why generating traffic may not be what you need to take your blog to the next level”.

Read on…

Why Traffic Is Not All You Need For Successful Blogging

why traffic is not what you need for successful bloggingTraffic is one of the most important elements that can determine the success of any blog. So, no doubt a lot of people are on the lookout for the best new ways to generate quality traffic to their blog.

So many people see a top blog getting tens or hundreds of thousands of visitors monthly and how the blogger is making thousands of dollars simply from promoting affiliate products. So, they come up with the impression that since this blogger is getting a lot of traffic, and that traffic must be the reason for his success. Thus, they make up their minds that traffic is all they need to be successful as bloggers.

 

My True Life Story: “After a few months of hard work and massive guest blogging… reality struck me and…”

I also used to think in a similar way when I just started blogging, but after a few months of hard work and massive guest blogging I came to the reality that traffic isn’t all that matters.

It also became clear after writing a single guest post that sent me over one thousand (1000) visitors on the first day it went live. I was disappointed when I checked my blog stats a few days later to discover that my blog traffic had dropped to the usual average of 150 daily visitors I used to get – it was then that reality struck me and it became clear that traffic isn’t everything.

If you really want to get more results from your blogging efforts, instead of spending all day thinking that traffic is all you need why not take a look at some other very important elements of your blog you have to consider below.

To drive the point home that lots of website traffic may not always translate to lots of cash, Ana Hoffman of Traffic Generation Cafe wrote a blog post sharing her personal story of how her high traffic blog is not making money as expected.

Conversion is Important

Have you ever asked yourself that for every 100 visitors to your blog, how many become a subscriber? Have you ever asked yourself that for every 100 visitors to your sales page or for every 100 clicks to your affiliate link, how many result in a sale?

The truth is that by making a few tweaks to your blog, posts and sales page and you will see a significant increase in conversion even without getting additional traffic.

Conversion should be your number one goal as a blogger. There is no point in having a blog with high traffic if those visitors are not resulting in your end goal (which can be subscribers, sales or shares of your posts).

You need to define and understand what your major goal is and what your major reason for blogging is. Once you understand this goal and reason for doing what you’re doing, try to tweak your efforts towards getting the end result instead of towards driving more traffic.

For example, if you want to get more clients for your services; instead of trying to get 200 visitors who still don’t buy, try to identify the reason why most of your readers are not buying and then tweak your (sales or content) copy to be able to bring about more clients from less traffic.

Only Quality Content Can Make Your Traffic Stick

You need to understand this first before trying to drive more traffic because there is no point in driving more traffic when it doesn’t stick because you will only have to be driving traffic for the rest of your life.

Great bloggers take a look at their efforts to see which one brings the most results and then capitalize on that. The high number of guest posts you’re writing will bring a lot of great traffic but the reality is they won’t bring the most traffic.

The only thing that will be the most traffic is the quality content you’re writing so instead of obsessing over driving traffic alone start focusing on ways you can improve your content.

The better content you write, the more traffic you are likely to get.

Consider Building a Base

This is the final but most important point.

Instead of having to drive traffic to your blog everyday for a whole year you can easily simplify the process that will keep on sending you traffic even years after you’ve stopped marketing your blog.

A great way to do this is by building an email list or cultivating a subscriber base so that all your marketing efforts will be directed towards building this base instead of towards generating more traffic to your blog. The advantage will be that you will be able to retain your visitors as you will already have a way to contact them over and over again so you have no need to worry.

Your subscribers are the most important asset you will have as a blogger, so start cultivating them today.

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About The Author:

Onibalusi Bamidele is an internet marketer who helps you learn how to market your blog. You can also learn more about how to make quick cash by reading his blog.

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Top 7 Factors to Consider Before Deciding On The Right-Fit WordPress Theme For Your Website or Blog

Looking to choose from lots to decide on the best Wordpress theme or Blogger blog template? It can be time consuming and take a lot of time testing and selecting that perfect theme (Wordpress, blogger template or other). In this post, you’ll discover 7 effective steps you can use to eliminate the not good enough blog themes so that you would finally be left with that single theme. Read on…

Are you in the process of starting a new blog or redesigning your current website but comparing themes to get the best WordPress theme or Blogger blog template? Or you found an array of great looking WordPress themes but now you’re confused about which one to settle for?

Use the top 7 considerations (in this post) for choosing your own best-fit WordPress theme. This post is a follow up post to “Over 10 Legally Free Premium WordPress Theme Sources – Direct From Theme Developers”. By the way, that post featured sources of some of the best premium and professional looking free WordPress themes I found around the web.

What to Consider When Buying Or Choosing A Top WordPress Theme or Blogger Template

choosing best wordpress theme - what to considerWhether you are buying a (paid) WordPress theme or looking for free themes, you sure have to look through a pack of themes to picking the best WordPress theme design for whatever purpose you want.

This can take a considerable amount of time, and as you know, time is money. The purpose of this post is to provide you with the top six things to use to eliminate all but that one, right-fit WordPress theme. Note that the 7 steps for finding the right blog theme applies to all kinds of themes, whether blogger template, drupal, WordPress, Joomla etc.

 

How to Choose The Best WordPress Theme or Blogger Template in 7 Steps

Below are 7 factors to consider before choosing any WordPress theme; these also apply irrespective of any blog platform, including choosing Blogger blog templates.

1. Easy to Customize

Find a WordPress theme that looks close to what you have in mind, requiring little or no customization. Else, be ready to pay someone to tweak it to look as good as you want or waste time struggling to customize the theme yourself. Would you rather not get off the ground fast, posting contents?

This is my story. I also wasted lots of days trying to configure one of the free cool themes I had found (and didn’t want to let go until I got it to look how I wanted); and that involved learning a lot of how to go the the backend of those WordPress files and add a code here and there. Those techy work suck, for me. Except if you are tech-savvy, you don’t need to do that – just plugin any theme and if it does not have the elements you want in the places, demo test another.

2. Appearance in Multiple Browsers

Some WordPress themes look awful in some browsers. Even when you find a theme looking good in your own browser, you need to check it out in other browsers to be sure it is compatible across board.

3. Side-Bar Banner Advertisement Placeholders

This is one of the features that I wanted but found a lot of cool WordPress themes did not have. Note that this option is only important if you want to advertise a thing or two on your blog, using banner ads.

cheapest premium wordpress themes - elegant themes

4. Plug and Play Sidebar Widgets?

Again here is one of the major time wasters I experienced – trying to mess with codes to add additional widgets (to that theme I first found and liked). You do not need to spend time learning to hack any theme. The only reason you’ll want to mess around with the code configuring sidebar widgets is either that you are technically-Wordpress savvy or you know who to pay (and can pay) to get someone to fix the widgets for you. If you’re not theme-technically savvy or cannot afford to pay for a designer to tweak a theme, I suggest you choose a WordPress theme that has plug-and-play sidebars and widgets, usually with drag and drop using a mouse.

5. Appearance on Demo

Always ensure not to rely on what any WordPress theme looks like in the sample image, check it out in by doing a demo. Most WordPress theme developers provide demo links to enable you check out their themes before downloading or installing.

By the way, you can use the free “Theme Tester Plugin” (for WordPress) to check out how any theme will look on your blog, without installing the theme on a live site. This is a cool tip if you’re considering redesigning your current website or blog.

6. Support

This is where paid WordPress themes beat free themes. Free WordPress themes do not come with support from developers.That means free theme users do not  receive updates and upgrades. However, some of them, like Thrilling Theme (that I use on this blog) do come with some documentation from the developers, to guide you in installing and customizing the theme. Again, some of them that are open source have users’ supported forums, with minimal support from the developer.

7. Price

Note that the most expensive WordPress theme may not be the best suitable for your purpose. So, it’s not about price. Look beyond the price and use the above 6 factors to narrow down to selecting the best WordPress theme that is right for your website or blog. Ensure to follow the above steps when deciding a website theme to use – whether free or paid.

a. Good Top Premium Blog Themes to choose from

Elegant Themes: Great offering of over 70 premium website themes on a low price – best if you’re on a tight budget and want great looking themes. If you’re an affiliate marketer who will build more sites, this is recommended because you’ll buy tons of themes for less than the price of one. Many top bloggers are still using Elegant themes.

WooThemes: Clean designs, beautiful themes for any industry and great price too PLUS you get 2 extra premium themes when you buy 1 theme.

b. Great Free Blog Themes to choose from: By the way, have you seen my compilation of the best legally free premium WordPress themes, direct from theme developers? Go check them out and you’ll be convinced that the best WordPress themes can sometimes be obtained free, legally too (wink-wink: I got this blog’s theme legally free; you’ll see  how to get it, in that post). After-all, they say that the best things in life are free (sometimes, but finding them takes time:)

Next Steps…

I suggest you save or bookmark this post to refer to, whenever you need to select or choose a WordPress theme or Blogger blog template. It’ll come in handy.

Once again, I’ve enjoyed writing this post just for you, and I hope you did find value in it. So, as usual before you leave, I’ll ask you to do me 2 favours:

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Again, thanks for your time, reading.

Cheers and I’ll see you in the comment side:)

 

Stella

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Top 4 Creative And Effective Copycat Business Strategies to Fast Track Your Online Entrepreneurial Success

Do you know that you can achieve your online business success goals really fast by creatively copying what’s working for successful businesses in your market. That’s a sure-fire method to duplicate their success for yourself. Successful businesses copy successful business models and strategies. Under-studying or carbon-copying an expert in your type of business or apprenticing under him has long proven to produce the some of the most successful entrepreneurs. Over 70% of businesses, including small and home businesses never get past struggling and start-up stage, even after investing lots of money into books and seminars by others who have found success in the exact business they are in. Apprenticeship, although an age-long practice still proves to be one of the most effective business success strategies. However, due to distance and time constraints many businesses cannot under-study successful business models. In this post you will learn simple but effective copycat business ideas and strategies that smart businesses use how to apprentice and closely under-study another successful business without being in the same location. Read on…

 

Top Creative And Effective Strategies To Copy (and Customize) ‘What’s Working Now’ From Successful Online Businesses

After starting a small, online or home business, the next focus of any serious entrepreneur would be to successfully grow it to an empire. This is where over 70% of entrepreneurs never get past. In fact many businesses remain at the size of startups longer than necessary.

It’s one thing to have an idea and start an online business around it but it’s another thing to be successful at managing and running that business.

In the quest to move a business beyond “struggling to survive”, many entrepreneurs look for different ways to learn and copy the methods, systems and practices of  others who are experiencing success in your exact or related market.

There are so many ways to learn from the masters at your game and each with varying degrees of speed – slow or fast.

These are all great, however when combined with under-studing, carbon-copying an expert or apprenticing under him has long proven to produce the some of the most successful entrepreneurs.  For anyone looking to under-study a successful entrepreneur, distance may be a barrier but carbon-copying or apprenticing can still be done remotely and you will learn how in this post.

In striving to run your small, home or online business successfully you may choose to read books written by successful entrepreneurs in your niche, about how they got where they are (success), you can attend seminars, you can listen to their trainings via audio or video. You can mix and match all of these methods to get results.

One of the fastest methods is to under-study a master (in your kind of business). Carbon-copy that online business’ process and the successful entrepreneur’s habits. Become his apprentice – remotely or close.

This is an age-long method and still works today.  In this post, you will learn how to be a smart-copy cat entrepreneur. You’ll learn how to under-study and carbon-copy any successful business owner without being in the same location with him.

What you should copy include the successful entrepreneur’s:

*A smart entrepreneur would copy, study and tweak any system in order to make it suite his/ her own purpose. You should be focusing on what they do (in their business), how they do them and why.

Why Should You Creatively Copycat a Successful Business Model?

You may ask “why not create my own system and methods?” Except if you are in the business of invention, why waste time through trial and error – why not find what’s working for others, imitate smartly and innovate with your own twists so that you create a completely different model. Smart entrepreneurs always look for ideas to spark theirs – a working process to imitate.

Now think about big corporations like Microsoft and Apple – what do they have in common? They were not the the firsts or inventors of the product lines – they simply innovated on what was already existing.

Smart entrepreneurs are smart copycats. They do not create every single part of their busines model, they are innovators (not inventors). Oded Shenkar wrote aa great book about why small and medium businesses can learn a thing or two from the big companies who rose imitating and innovating. The book is titled “Copycats – how smart companies use imitation to gain a strategic edge“.

No need to re-invent the wheel. Copycat what’s working now in a successful online business, tweak it and own it.

Re-inventing the wheel that takes time and efforts and yields small results and takes costly time. Think efficiency and business productivity always – and that is about creating big results in a small fraction of time. Efficient businesses make big income in small time.

Instead of wasting time and efforts to reinvent the wheels, trying and testing new gizmo ideas, find someone (in a business similar to yours) who is successful and copy “how he does his business”. Obviously he is doing it right.

The best way is to copy a successful, profitable business model. Once you start copying “what’s working” for someone else, sooner or later you’ll be able to tweak a few things and put your own personality into the strategies to create your own style.

That is why apprentices are quick to achieve success. That is the copycat method. This method is about copying what’s working in other businesses (NOT copying contents) and tweaking it to add your own style and personality to call it your own.

A smart entrepreneur already knows and is focused on the business he is in, is an expert at the subject matter, is passionate about it and can talk at length or write great contents about it. However, tweaking a another business’ successful operations can skyrocket your sales and revenue overnight.

Not everything is learnt by reading – humans learn better from watching, and they learn faster that way. Start learning from the masters in your online business area!

Note that you can still copycat remotely, without being in the same vicinity with the successful business person you want to build your business after his own business model – that is the purpose of this post.

These business copycat strategies always works in any kind of business, online or offline.

4 Sure-Fire Copycat Business Strategies for Building a Successful Online Home Business

Below are 4 copycat business ideas and steps you can start implementing today to create your own highly successful online business or blog and start seeing the kind of results that will take your business to the next level.

1. Identify a business leader in your market or industry.

Find someone who is successful in a related business or the particular kind of business you are in, or want to go into.

Note, if you are already in business and experiencing slow growth in a particular business area, a smart move would be to find who is successful in that exact area and copy his method.

2. Get Close to the leader.

Find a way to get close to him/ her so that you can begin to under-study him (close, if you are in the same locality, or remotely):

a. Opt into the business leader’s list

b. Buy his products

c. Attend his seminars

d. Join his social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc)

e. Network your way to him. Follow his discussions – make contributions and leave valuable comments that lead to answers to guide you in business (never mind if he does not notice you now, he will soon)

f. Contact him (via email) but don’t come across as desperate

3. Observe the online business leader – what he does in business and how he does it and why.

Observe and pick up best practices.  Watch how he conducts his business – learn HOW the Masters Do It, not just what they say they do. What you are looking to learn is business operations – how he OPERATES his business, different aspects of it. Under-study his business model and operations and pick one or two things to speed-up yours.

a. How his landing pages are designed – the locations he places different elements

b. How and where he places AdSense blocks on his blog

c. How his emails are written

d. How his sales letters are written

e. How his posts and articles are written

f. How he interacts on his blog and social media channels

g. How he launches his products – what does he always do before, during and after launch?

4. Copycat the business leader.

Start applying some of your “mentor’s” business practices into your business, one step at a time and only move onto another after you

Many successful entrepreneurs, online and offline, found their own success by modelling their business operations after that of successful businesses.

That’s being smart.

It’s not how hard or how long that pays but how smart. Do what successful, smart people do and you’ll experience similar success.

Next Steps…

So there you have have it – the action item from this post is for you to go out and findwhat’s working in a similar business as yours (look at the system / business components), imitate and implement in your business and tweak it to fit.

I hope you found this post useful and it’s my desire that you’d put the strategies to use in your business. You can only see results by taking action.

Let’s hear your success story with the smart online business copycat strategies. Leave me a comment and share your ideas, results and questions.

If you liked this post, your friends would too. Help a friend learn from this post. Email this post, share it on Facebook, Twitter, Digg it, Stumble it,…

I’ll see you in the comments side.

Stella

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P.S:

Talking about carbon-copying a successful industry leader and a master at the game, Jimmy D. Brown is one of the masters in the internet marketing game, whom I love his business model that I am currently under-studying him remotely. He’s a six figure earner and has brought tremendous innovative ideas into the industry, and a number of the Gurus regard him highly. Jimmy is very generous with teaching what he knows and over-delivers. You can google his name to check him out for yourself.

He is my favorite marketer because I have learned so much a lot, still learning, from his resources.

Jimmy D Brown is opening his entire over 10 years business model for anyone serious about their business to legally copy every aspect of his business model to create their own successful work from home income. Click here to check out Jimmy D Brown’s Copy System and start implementing his exact business system to put your business on over-drive.

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Techniques To Make Blog Commenting Easier, Worth It and Enjoyable

While blog commenting is only but a part of your online / blogging business strategy that should be helping you get closer to your main goal of making income from blogging, a smart move will be to develop a blog commenting technique that is both productive and also delivers SEO, social and overall business benefits. This ready-made blog commenting technique that will help you stay productive, yet get the most SEO, traffic and social benefits whenever you comment on blogs. Read on.

 

Effective Blog Commenting Techniques To Increase SEO and Social Benefits

While blog commenting is only but a part of your online / blogging business strategy that should be helping you get closer to your main goal of making income from blogging, a smart move will be to develop a blog commenting technique that is both productive and also delivers SEO, social and overall business benefits.

Below is a simple framework to adapt or customize as your own blog commenting technique.

  • Kill 2 birds with one stone – multi-task. Learn new things while commenting.
    • Write down the topics you are weak at or want to learn
    • Write down a list of 5 – 10 blogs that you can learn that from
    • Focus on those for your commenting for the week (Do this every week, to add to the list or remove).
  • Write a list of 10 blogs (more if you can) that you find interesting.
  • Weekly Blog Commenting Planner: Fit these blogs into your weekly blog commenting tour, as per your written plan of action for productive blog commenting. See below for details on how to setup a weekly blog commenting planner.
  • Build your ‘inner circle blog commenting buddies’:
    • Look around your blog commenting tribe (or around other bloggers you have established a relationship with); identify 5 to 10 other bloggers/ marketers you would want to contact to be your blog commenting buddies.
    • Fit these bloggers into your blog commenting plan
    • Expose their posts to your social media friends so that they can get more chances to get more comments from your audience.

Automating Promotion of Buddies’ Blogs

Here’s how to automate this task, hands-free:

  • Feed their blog URL into your TwitterFeed or Dlvr.It
  • Set it at once or twice a day (ensure this is a reciprocal agreement to avoid someone cheating – they also feed yours the same time settings; agree to let the other party know when you want out of the agreement, so that they can reset their TwitterFeed).

Steps To Setup a Blog Commenting Calendar/ Planner

Method 1: Blog Commenting Weekly Planner

  1. Set a time and day, duration per week for commenting and stick to it; do not spend longer than scheduled.
  2. List blogs you want to comment on in a weekly planner. You may want to join a blogging tribe like Dani MacGrath’s invite only “’The Blogging Mastermind Comment Tribe” on Facebook – visit the commenting tribe’s Facebook page and do 2, 4, 6, 810… rounds of comment (and backlinks) and leave. You may want to schedule particular blogs you know of, in your blog commenting calendar.
  3. Specify number of blogs you want to comment on per day (5, 10, …?). Be sure your blog commenting blogs list includes high page rank (PR) blogs
  4. Do a weekly blog tour roaster on a notepad or scheduler

Method 2: Blog Commenting Weekly Planner

  • List the comment tribes you are in, in a weekly roaster
  • Have schedules (time, day, date, duration) to take a blog tour of the Blog tribes)
  • Double win strategy – building links while commenting: This is about using commenting to ensure that every post (URL) on your blog, not just the home page, does not suffer from enough backlinks, which happens when we pick random posts to backlink to during commenting on other blogs.
  • List the posts you want to build links to for the week. A strategy could be to take one link (of a post) and enter it in to 10 blogs commented on (10 comment backlinks per post). Then, depending on the number of comments you plan to leave per day/ week. Take rounds on the links you list and strike off the ones you have completed.
  • That way, you would be able to evenly build higher PR inner pages as well as for your home page. Some bloggers make the mistake of using only their home page (in the comment URL boxes).
  • According to your schedule, do the blog commenting rounds. Ensure to not comment on more blogs than scheduled. Leave and go take care of other blogging/ business to dos for the day.

Method 3: Blog Commenting Weekly Planner

  • If you have commenting buddies, do a weekly roaster to tour each of their blogs
  • Set number of days you want to blog comment tour
  • Set the days in the week you want to comment
  • Implement your plan – be sure not to spend more than assigned time and be sue to stick to the days you scheduled.
  • Just Do it and leave (until another commenting day)
  • Set duration you want to spend on commenting per day

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