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Discover Your Blogging Passion With These Three Easy Ways

Are you tired of starting a blog today only to discover that you have no passion to keep up with that topic?

Thousand of bloggers have gone through the same process and are already giving up on this blogging stuff not because they don’t want to be a professional blogger but because most importantly they haven’t discovered their blogging passion yet.

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We asked you why you started your blog and most of you responded because you have the passion and you want to help people.

So I am here to help you discover yours.

Passion is so vital in the blogosphere; you can’t become successful if you are not passionate about a topic.

It keeps you going even when you haven’t grown your blog likewise it empowers to keep on improving your content for your users.

How you can discover your blogging passion now?

Below are the three easy ways to discover your blogging passion so you can create a blog that you are truly passionate about now.

1.) Pick Up the Last Ten Books That Kept You Awake All Through the Night

The first way to determine your blogging passion is to pick up the last set of books you read.

Books you read of your own accord not just academic books that got your interest all through such that you don’t mind reading over again.

Your passion can be found in those books that you could spend your money and time voluntarily to read with undivided interest.

What intrigued you the most, the topics of the books, the authors of those books. All these questions if answered properly can lead you to discover your blogging passion.

Before I launched my blog I decided to take a good look at my library and I observed that they were all filled with financial, spiritual, motivational and business books which I bought with my cash and have read them voraciously.

The good thing about this way is that it also determines your level of expertise on a topic which would to a large extent determine the success of your blog.

What are you waiting for go through your libraries and discover what you have their.

2.) What Do Your Friends Know You For?

This is another quick way to discover your blogging passion. We all have friends that we talk to, share ideas with and obviously our future plans.

Take a moment and think, what is that my friends know me for?

While discussing with them what is that topic that you can stand up to anytime any day?

My friends know that I can talk about money well,  wherever the topic of money is spoken I am easily attracted to it, as a result of this with the first option above I decided to pick the topic of my blog because I got the passion.

Yours may be blogging, link building, technology, football, politics, lifestyle, relationships, photography, cooking whatever it may be your friends can help you easily discover it.

You can also check the nicknames your friends call you.

Don’t be too shy not to talk with your friends either at home, school, and work. Learn to be free with others because they can help you discover your passion.

3.) That One Thing Your Parents Complained About You

While we were kids there were some things that got our parents attention which can also lead us to develop our blogging passion.

It may not be some worth hearing but you can turn it into something productive such as being a noise maker to become a motivational speaker.

That thing your parents consistently complained about while you were growing which you sometimes defied the and still pursuing.

I am not referring to interests which your parents stopped you from and you gave in, passion is totally different from interest.

It is up to you to discover that quality or skill that your parents talked about which you never gave up if you want to discover your blogging passion.

The Shocking Truth about Being a Successful Blogger.

All I have done is to show you three ways to discover your blogging passion but you may be asking but I don’t buy and read books, I also don’t have friends nor have my parents complained anything that I am passionate about.

Wait a minute; if that is what you are saying to yourself then you can’t be a successful blogger.

Those that shock you?

That’s the honest truth, if you don’t read and study how then would you teach others, a teacher ought to be greater than his student.

Secondly if you don’t have friends whom you express your ideas with how then can you properly do it online? You would only falter.

All top bloggers are intelligent, bright and smart because they are constantly learning and they also develop relationships with other bloggers.

I am not discouraging you.

Here is the deal: if you want to be a top blogger you must learn, study and cultivate productive relationships among people.

Don’t be worried, you can start from today to learn, study and also develop relationship not just online but also offline through which you can develop your blogging passion.

Now go and check your libraries and discover what your friends know you for, they can help you discover your blogging passion.

I do hope I have shown you how to discover your secret weapon in the blogosphere: passion.

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Real Truth Of Making Money Blogging You Need to Know!

Everyone has different views about blogging and most of people who have never started a blog believe that making money blogging is simple and not hard at all.

They think that anyone can do it and they can do it at any time they want and perhaps that is what never allows them to start their blog. However, the reality is quite different.

It has never been easy to make money blogging and probably never will be in years and years to come. Hence, if you are one of those people who blindly believe it is easy to make money blogging, I’m going to tell you some real facts and the truth of making money blogging.

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SEO Traffic Is Secret of Making Money Blogging

Many bloggers think that creating a blog, posting some content and monetizing it will make them handsome money. But they’re wrong. There is the best way to make money online. It’s called SEO.

We just can’t ignore SEO. SEO is backbone of any successful blog. Without SEO we can’t make passive income. Don’t forget search engine visitors = money.

So, spend some time on learning SEO. Remember it’s not a quick fix, it’ll take some time to boost your visitors.

AdSense is Not the Best Way to Make Money

I see bloggers quit very soon just because their blog do not get approved by Adsense.

The reason is Google AdSense is getting strict day by day. They are rarely approving any account. Even, if you manage to get adsense account by any trick. The chances are they’ll disable your account soon. That’s why I hate AdSense.

So, best way is to focus on more than one income source. Start affiliate marketing, sell your own product and make money using direct ad sales.

You Cannot Become Rich Overnight:

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Get Rich schemes have resulted in more scams online than anything else. Everyone wants to become rich as quickly as possible because getting better and wishing for better is in human nature.

Unfortunately, this nature puts us into some troubles. What you need to understand while stepping into blogging or even if you are in blogging for a while is that making tons of money from your blog is not going to be easy. It is not going to be fast and quick as well.

This would prove to be a long and hard road where you would have to come across road blocks after road blocks. You need to stay focused and determined at all times to cross the hurdles in your path and clear the way to the place where you can proudly call yourself a “Professional Blogger”.

Success is Never Guaranteed:

Unlike some business in offline world, no one can ever guarantee that you or your blog will be successful someday. Not even you. It is like a total gamble because you have to put your hard work and everything into your blog to make it work. And, you have no idea if it will make you any money any day.

You can even spend thousands of dollars into starting and promoting your blogs. You can also hire experts to do the whole work for you, but reality will never change. No one will ever guarantee that you will be successful. And, if someone does, that is a scam alert. That is how harsh the reality of blogging is.

You Have To Keep Learning at all times:

This is not something in which you can claim that you have learned everything. This is because there are millions of things to be learned in blogging and you get to learn something new every other day.

That means you have to work and learn non-stop. There will never ever be a stage where you can sit back just because there is nothing more to learn.

Learning process never ends in blogging and that is the beauty of this business. Newbie bloggers are learning new stuff and experts are learning new stuff as well.

There were some real facts to show you how hard it is to make money blogging. I hope that now you know the reality of a blogger and how hard bloggers have to work. So, what about now? Do you still believe the old way? Or I was able to change your mind a little bit? I am really excited to know what you think about these points.

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5 More Ideas to Sell Your Own Product and Make Money Online

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In blogging there are more than several ways to make money online. Its only requirement is to know the art of money making. It is wise to pick a few options from lengthy list and stick to it with a clear monetization strategy.

A little patience is must to get the result. From the day one it is not possible to make money online even with any best monetization option. You simply need to pick a few money making methods that confirm give you good results.

But the question is; how can you sell a product in large number that is already being sold by pro bloggers?

You can’t compete with John Chow or Zac Johnson in generating same amount of sales revenue.

Secondly why do your blog visitors buy your referred product and why they should skip the advice of other blogging pros?

There is no reason of preferring the advice of a newbie over the internet marketing icons’.

So your product must have least selling competition.

It means you need to sell a product that has zero selling competition.

Confused?

There is a product where you are the only seller and rests are your sales agent.

Yes you are right it is your own online product.

In my previous post “5 ideas to make online product and earn money easily” we discussed the basics of developing your own online product. It focused the primary aspects of your products; how it should be packaged and how should be its branding etc.

In this post I give you 5 proven strategies to make money online with your blog

Evergreen products make money online consistently

It depends upon niche of your blog and the nature of your audience what type of product you develop. An online product may be:

  • A tutorial
  • A guide
  • A video course
  • A solutions-based ebook
  • Blog templates
  • Blog widgets
  • Coaching for online money making
  • Offer to join a group and earn money easily
  • A tangible product like tea shirt or insignia

Whatever type of product you want to make it must be free from the need of frequent updates. After a quite a long time you can update it to keep it in the list of best products. But it should not need frequent updates or improvement.

So your product must be an evergreen product. You should focus to sell it more and more and don’t worry about its quality control once you make it. In this way you can earn money easily without spending time on its further development.

If you improve your product you need to send the updated version to all who already bought its old version. This exercise may annoy your old customer who might have already applied the trick and tips given in your product.

All in one package to make money online

A famous blogger recently released a complete guide to start a blog. He awesomely made the guide concise. But in his attempt to keep it concise he had to put several links for detail review of the subject. In this situation readers have to shuttle between base product and referral products if it happens. It is not good from benefits point of view.

Your product must be a complete package providing every necessary detail that your readers need. They need not move to other authority sites for further review of the topic to earn money easily.

Supplementary product to make money online

This is a good strategy to make money easily. Make a perfectly complete product but keep space for its advance level to sell another product to your customers who are fully convinced of the quality of your primary product.

But your base product must not be simply a promotional brochure of your advance product. You need to fulfill your customers’ product need completely and perfectly. If they need to grow more you can offer another advance product of same nature.

Minimum theoretical

Good writers start their tutorial with an advice to their readers to pick a pen or pencil and do the practical work after completing each chapter.

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So your product should not require simply an act of reading or listening to remember it and then apply whatever is learnt to earn money easily. It must have practical aspect more with minimum theory. After every main point you must ask your readers to do an exercise before moving forward.

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Selling good product to your customers means developing long term relationship with them.

For this you need not to stay silent after selling one product. You should send them free updates related to your product as and when need arises.

In this way you will strengthen your relationship with buyers of your product. It means you have wide space to sell your next product to make money easily to your regular customers whom you are in contact. Even you can also ask them to refer your product to their friends if you manage to have good relations with them.

So these are five proven strategies to make money online with your blog. I am sure now you can start making your first online product and be less reliant on affiliate products. Do you still need more advice on this topic just drop a comment to let me reply you?

11 Rarely Known Ways To Build High Quality Backlinks

Well, you may be familiar with what is a backlink?

If not, here is a brief description. When we talk about page rank actually we are indirectly pointing to number  of backlinks. Backlink is an incoming hyperlink from one web-page to another website.Backlinks play a very essential role in page rankings.

“Links are still the best way that we’ve found to discover [how relevant or important somebody is], and maybe over time social or authorship or other types of markup will give us a lot more information about that.” – Matt Cutts

Build High Quality Backlinks

When I started Blogging I usually ignored the purpose of blog commenting, guest posting but time by time I realized its benefits. 10- 20 quality backlinks are far better that 100’s of crap.

I hope you are understanding. Gaining quality backilnks in a day or two is an impossible task. You have to work hard on it. Treat blogging as marathon not a race. Hence, taking my personal experience into consideration I’ve compiled some useful tips for you to Build High Quality Backlinks.

Forum participation

Active participation in forums have a great impact on SERP’S as it helps in building high quality backlinks. It has many other benefits too like relationship building, creating interactions with other bloggers working on similar to your niche. I am active participator of indiblogger helping people in their problems and submitting my content to it for high response.Hence, I got maximum links from indiblogger.

Active participation in the forums is a must for a blog to grow and Build High Quality Backlinks.

Creating long tutorial posts 

Creating a post in more that 1200 words builds a great probability of quality backlinks. Going in the depth of the content and making use of pictures, flowcharts, infographics etc. makes your readers to share or insert your link to their websites. Writing “how to” guides creates an ultimate effect.

Like writing “how to install wordpress” , “how to lose weight” blah Thus, it’s a great procedure for building good quality links.

Special post for special days

Plan your writing tasks for special days like writing a special post for valentine’s day. Offer them discounts on your services. This creates a great opportunity for people to visit your site and comment. Thus, you can gain backlinks easily without much effort. Do market research and try to find out the topics which are in great demand. Write about them and obviously you would be the winner.

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Request to your readers to add your link in exchange of some offers. Offer them free products in exchange to embed your link tag in their blog or run a contest by offering an ultimate prize in exchange of linking so they are compelled  to participate.

Start writing e-books

Write an ebook. Insert your links within the content of your e-book. Ask your friends to share it on the web through social media.

Submit your links to best of the best social bookmarking sites like stumpleupon, digg, delicious and reddit.

“The philosophy that we’ve always had is if you make something that’s compelling then it would be much easier to get people to write about it and to link to it. […] Make a fantastic website that people love and tell their friends about and link to and want to experience. As a result, your website starts to become stronger and stronger in the rankings.” – Matt Cutts

Write attractive headlines

It’s an essential art of writing. You must give attractive headings to your content that compel readers to open your article. Like “best dongles, $500 giveaway contest, top social media strategies. Etc..

Start offering free products

Free offers have a great impact on visitors. It helps in increasing traffic and eventually more backlinks. Either it can be e-book or free blog installation service.

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Start collecting paid products and offer them for free to your visitors. I know it’s not easy but you can get it if you are having high technical knowledge.

Create rocking videos

Create your own videos and submit it to YouTube. Nowadays, most of the bloggers are using this technique to increase their backlinks. P.s Don’t forget to add your link to it. Use “screenr” to record your own videos for free. Give tutorials on “how to guides” like how to blog migration, how to install wordpress etc. And I’m sure you will be successful for sure.

Guest blogging

Guest blogging is one of the simplest and effective way to increase backlinks thus traffic.Do a research and find out the reputed blogger of your niche. ;)

Create an ultimate post that goes viral. Give more relevance to guest post than your own blog post. This is most effective way to Build High Quality Backlinks.

But you have to follow the given tips for successful guest blogging -

  •  It’s very essential to do a research for before posting on other website. Start interacting with its owner and commenting on his posts. Find out whether it is a reputed blog or not. See whether it is gaining high response or not.Before guest posting start interacting with its readers from a week before.
  • Make sure you are having a gravatar for your email i’d.
  • Have a look at the published posts because you need to write a unique content which is not yet published on his blog.
  • Check out previous guest posts on his blog. See whether it is gaining high response or not.You need to also look at its targeted audience whether it is targeting newbies or professionals.
  • Try to make the content relevant as much as you can because they are allowing you to post so that it adds value to their blog and  increases their reputation.
  • Make it a habit. It’s not that posting once you can gain huge popularity. It needs time. You need to keep patience and keep posting on highly reputed blogs.

    My friend and I started blogging at the same time on the similar niche but at present he his having more backlinks than me. Why?

Because he is a regular guest blogger and is very active on forums. And seriously, For this I’m very jealous of him.

Blog Commenting

Ahaann.. The most easiest one to build high quality backlinks. Just leaving the most appropriate comment on others blogs drives traffic as well as backlinks. Here are some tips which you must follow-

  • Never just comment “good article” and “thanks  “. Share your views and give your suggestions. Never mind giving a negative comment if you are sure that it is relevant.

  • Deliver high quality comments to receive high quality backlinks. So Simple. ;)

  • Make sure to reply every commenter of your post. This generates a sympathetic feeling in the reader and he loves to visit again.

  • Make sure you have a gravatar.

  • Don’t comment by registering with different id’s every time.

Interviews

I know you might be thinking how the professional bloggers would give us time to take interview. It may a tough task but not impossible. Be an active reader of their blog.

Build High Quality Backlinks

Keep in touch with them by actively commenting and sharing their posts.Keep re-tweeting their tweets. Give best of the best comments as much as you can. Share their products to all around web by social media. Through this the owner will contact you soon and you can easily ask for an interview.

Read  Guidelines You Must Follow Before Interviewing a Blogger

Deliver Relevant content

Make sure you are providing great content to your readers that they are actually seeking for and love to share it.Add videos, infographics, relevant pictures. And… keep patience. Relevant content links over time.

Wrapping up….

Building quality backlinks is not a one day task. It needs some time. Just keep patience and keep implementing the above given tips and I’m sure you would be successful.

What methods are you using to build backlinks?

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