Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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Podcasting for your Blog

Podcasting is sharing audio or video information through Rss syndications of your blog. People subscribed to Rss feeds can download and listen to your files on their personal audio or video players such as mobile or personal computer. Famous Podcast services are iTunes and CastPodder.

Videoblogging and Podcasting is the next big thing at the moment and hold great potential to be money-spinner in the near future.

Wordpress users can install the software and instantly start podcasting. All you need to do is link your favorite audio or video file in your post and wordpress will automatically add this to your Rss feeds more specifically Rss 2 enclosure feeds, available for subscribers.
There are many plugins available as well if you are not satisfied with the default feature, such as WP-iPodCatter to create valid feeds for iTunes podcast directory or SmartCastTM from Feedburner.com.

Steps to create your own prodcast included the following.

1) Create a music of your choice with various softwares such as wavepad for Windos or Audacity for Mac OS X.

2) Upload your music file (mp3 most often) on your server.

3) Create a post and add the link to your music file (URL).

4) Hit the Publish button and pray to god everything goes fine! This is called Podcasting.

5) Promote your blog and Rss feeds

If you are a regular podcaster, you can very well create a new category through your admin specifically for podcast so that every time you add a new post, you can assign it to this category. This way all your posts will be under a single category and it wil be easy to promote this category’s Rss feed. Rakesh Ojha is a SEO specialist and Online Marketing Consultant with over 5 Years in SEM Industry. Contact him at rakesh@searchengineoptimization4u.com or visit his website at http://www.searchengineoptimization4u.com.


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Thursday, November 02, 2006

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Affiliate Tip - Build a Blog

A blog is a great way to add content to a site quickly. You can use a blog as an add-on to your regular website, or use it by itself. Either way, a blog allows you to share content, like reviews, articles, or short musings on a particular topic with your readers.

To create a blog, you will need some sort of blogging software as well as a hosting account. You have several options when it comes to both. The blogging software is usually free, and you have a choice of free hosting, or paid hosting it on your own domain.

The two big players when it comes to blogging software are blogger and wordpress. The main difference between the two is that the blogger hosts its software on its own server, and wordpress, is free software that you install on your hosting account. Once wordpress is installed, it is just as easy to use as blogger’s software.

Wile a wordpress blog is always hosted on your own account, you can host your blog free on blogger, or you can host it on your own hosting account and under your own domain.
Once you blog is set up, you will be able to start posting content. Using a blog is very similar to using email or a message board. You enter a title for your post and then type in your message. While you can’t use regular search engine optimization strategies, you can use your main keyword for the topic you are writing about in your title as well as in the beginning of your message or post. This will help search engine determine what your blog and this particular post are about.

Blogs also tend to be indexed fairly quickly by search engines, which means you will get actively searching visitors to your blog rather quickly as well. Blogs make another great tool in any affiliate marketers toolbox, since you can very easy and very quickly add more content.
To monetize your blog, you can work product recommendations into your post, for example, if you are an affiliate for an ebook on how to get your baby to sleep through the night, you could write a review about the ebook and post it on your blog, or you could write a short article about how new parents can cope with the lack of good night sleep until baby sleeps through the night and then mention the ebook as a resource at the end of your article.

Add links to some of your favorite affiliate products to the side bar of your blog, so they appear no matter what particular post the visitor is reading.

You can also add pay per click ads like Google Adsense either on the sidebar or in the individual blog posts. Here’s a tip if you are using google adsense in the body of your post. Make sure your posts are not too short and you stick to one particular topic per post. This will allow google to display ads that are related to your post topics and will hopefully be of interest to your readers and make them click.

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Monday, October 30, 2006

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Blog Affiliate Secrets

By simply placing the right affiliate links on their high traffic blog, many online entrepreneurs are making some very serious money.

Actually it is a lot simpler than you think because all a blog affiliate has to focus on to start generating a good income from their affiliate program is traffic. The more targeted that traffic arriving at their blog is, the more money they'll make from their affiliate programs. For instance targeted traffic will tend to click much more at the Adsense ads in search of more information and this will obviously put more money in the pockets of the blog affiliate.

The most effective way for a blog affiliate to generate targeted traffic is through articles marketing. By writing a couple of promotional articles, whose objective will be to direct traffic to the blog, a blog affiliate can end up with lots of highly targeted prospects at their blog. However it is important to note that articles marketing is a special skill that you will need to learn. The good news is that once you've acquired the relevant skills and knowledge, there will be no limit to the sort of income that you can earn from your blog.

It is also important that you realize that text affiliate links planted right in the middle of your content will work best to help you maximize on your blog affiliate income.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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Placing Affiliate Links in Blogs

By simply placing the right affiliate links on their high traffic blog, many online entrepreneurs are making some very serious money.

Actually it is a lot simpler than you think because all a blog affiliate has to focus on to start generating a good income from their affiliate program is traffic. The more targeted that traffic arriving at their blog is, the more money they'll make from their affiliate programs. For instance targeted traffic will tend to click much more at the Adsense ads in search of more information and this will obviously put more money in the pockets of the blog affiliate.

The most effective way for a blog affiliate to generate targeted traffic is through articles marketing. By writing a couple of promotional articles, whose objective will be to direct traffic to the blog, a blog affiliate can end up with lots of highly targeted prospects at their blog. However it is important to note that articles marketing is a special skill that you will need to learn. The good news is that once you've acquired the relevant skills and knowledge, there will be no limit to the sort of income that you can earn from your blog.

It is also important that you realize that text affiliate links planted right in the middle of your content will work best to help you maximize on your blog affiliate income.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

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The UNEXPECTED Benefits of Blogging

When I started blogging, my main motivation was to generate new clients for my freelance copywriter business. But if have since found a number of exciting side benefits that are coming about as a result of writing my blog.

First, I have made a number of great new contacts with other people doing business online. I have posted comments on other blogs and some people have posted to my blog. Not only has this generated a lot of idea sharing, it is opening a whole new world of networking in addition to making contacts in the offline world.

The written material I have produced is now taking on new forms. I have submitted several of the ideas I wrote about on my blog to offline publications as magazine articles. The blog writing has become an idea generator for me that produces ideas that can morph into other types of material.

My blog posts also become online articles. Often I will make a few changes and then submit these same articles to article submission sites like Ezinearticles. These online articles all have my links, which point back to my site. Then the next stage occurs and other webmasters or ezine publishers use my articles to post as content for their own sites. And all of these have links pointing back to my site. This is the viral effect of publishing articles online.

My body of work is taking shape to become a book. I have always wanted to write a book, and even though I love to write, tackling a book just overwhelmed me. Now, almost without my noticing it, my blog is becoming the material I need to turn into a publishable, offline book. I fully expect it to be complete within the next 12 months or less.

Back to the morphing effect. After taking a look at what I have written on my blog, I am now reworking it to become several workshops and even speeches. Same material, same ideas, just a different form. (I am now looking for a good seminar sponsor, so I would be very grateful for any emails that could point me in the right direction. See my email address below.)

And of course, my blog is generating business. Between the online articles, the blog and the soon-to-be-published magazine articles, my business plan is all coming together.

I would now be hard pressed to think of any business person, especially someone who must sell their knowledge and expertise, who could not benefit from writing a blog on their field of expertise. The benefits are incredible, and they just keep coming.
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Friday, October 20, 2006

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Rules of Posting on a Blog


Before you write

1. Stick to one topic whenever possible.

2. If you have no idea what to blog about, write whatever comes to mind. Then take a step back and look for a general topic that stands out, and make it the focus of your post. Clean up, removing unrelated things and unnecessary clutter as needed, and then continue (or start) writing following the path you’ve created.

3. While you may be writing for an audience, put yourself first when it comes to choosing a post topic. This is your personal journal. In the end, you will be the one most likely to benefit and learn the most from this experience. If you have blogging goals, keep referring to them to stay on track.

4. Write only what you’re comfortable sharing. You can always go to those good old-fashioned diaries or private online journals for those very intimate thoughts and highly personal events that you would rather not tell the world about.

5. Be wary of writing public posts about certain subjects (or people), which may compromise your situation in real life (ie: work, relationships, etc). You never know who’s going to come reading your blog.

6. If you’re going to rant, try to do so without using strong, abusive language. There are much more creative and powerful ways to express emotions such as anger or frustration through the written word. Your readers will feel less alienated and will actually find it easier to make a connection with what you are going through if you refrain from using profanities.

While you're writing

1. Readers have a short attention span. Either keep your posts short and sweet or find ways (see below) to keep your readers engaged.

2. Break up those long paragraphs into short ones! Your readers will be more likely to read through the whole thing.

3. Similarly, try to keep those sentences short. More power lies in brevity.

4. Organize your material so that it has a clear beginning, middle and end. Use subtitles as appropriate. Such clear-cut organization will make your posts easier and faster to read. Once again, keep in mind that most readers can only spend a limited amount of time reading each post.

5. Add appropriate visuals (ie: personal photos, stock images and charts) to bring your ideas alive and engage your readers. A good number of people are visually-oriented and will only look at the photos to find out what the post is about.

6. Aim to use more colorful words to make a stronger connection with your readers. “I’m bubbling with joy” evokes so much more than an everyday statement like “I’m pretty happy.”

7. Find your inner voice by speaking from the heart and being yourself. This voice, through your own writing style, will tell your readers who you are and will help them connect to you more on a more personal level.

After you've written your post

1. If you would like your readers’ input through comments, at the end of your post present them with a question related to the topic at hand, either by asking them to give you advice or to share their personal experiences with you.

2. To keep people coming back for more, give them a hint of what they may expect next time. They’ll be eager to return.

3. Re-read your posts at least five or six times for cohesiveness, grammar, spelling and typing errors.

4. If you’re short on time, at least watch out for spelling and typing errors, and flagrant grammatical no-nos.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Get Paid to Blog

Everyone is complaining about PayPerPost. I'm not. I like the idea. Hell, I think it's a great way for some people (re: people like my sister who have no idea how to generate actual revenue online) to make some money with their websites. Come on, what's wrong with getting paid to blog? It sounds like a win-win situation to me.

Sure, you could use Google AdSense, but guess what? AdSense requires a very high level of traffic to generate anything worth your time; but, with PayPerPost, you don't need a high level of traffic, just a decent PageRank and the ability to deliver advertisers the content they want.
PageRank is easy to get: get link backs from relevant websites and get your website listed in dmoz. Delivering what the advertisers want, however, is a bit more difficult than that, but I've got a few tips that will help you keep the advertisers happy and the money rolling in:
Mind your subject matter. Sure, that "jet turbine" offer looks promising, but if your blog is about jelly making, you should probably steer clear of that offer.

Follow the rules. If an offer requires you to link to a certain site X number of times in your article then DO IT. You will not get paid if you do not follow the requirements of the post. Make sure you pay special attention to the minimum number of words in the article as well as any required phrases, links, and photos.

Be mindful of the tone of your article. Advertisers generally prefer a positive tone in the article you’re going to write about them. The advertising requirements will list a tone that you should follow: either negative, neutral, or positive. Don't write a negative article when the advertiser wants a positive one, or you won't get paid.

Maintain a 1-month archive. If the article is not accessible on your website for a month you will not get paid for the work you've done.

Sure, some bloggers might complain about the service, but those people are living in some fantasy world where every blogger can generate an obscene amount of traffic and get rich with AdSense, but if you want to get paid to blog then PayPerPost just might be your answer.
Jason Pullara has run a successful sole proprietorship in New York City building, repairing, and maintaining workstations and personal computers for local businesses and consumers for 5 years, and currently runs a successful content marketing website at Geekstreak.


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