It’s true that I have a “regular” website, my so-called “main website,” which I first set up to sell my goods, in this case, men’s and women’s health products. It’s my workhorse, the source of most of my revenue. Most of my sales resulted from generic listings in the search engines, particularly Google.
The first rule about blogging is to make friends. Despite the fact that some blogs are actually corporate, serious and professional in their approach, most blogs these days are friendly and personal. So, what do you have to do to bring people into your blog? Blog hopping. Yes, visit other people’s online blogs and give them comments (genuine ones, please) and provide a link back to your blogs. The key is to MAKE FRIENDS.
Great ideas alone are very unlikely to make you rich. There are many people who have become extremely rich without having a single ‘great idea’. The trick is not to focus on your idea but to concentrate on your execution. This unfortunately requires a large amount of work and dedication to making your idea succeed. Just remember that ideas can’t be patented.
Very carefully select your blog categories. This strongly depends on the blogging software you use, but at some point your posts will get archived into categories. This is a very powerful feature, because it’s like having a subdirectory or a subdomain on your website containing text about the same (sub)topic. You therefore should select your categories carefully.
Follow my life are a great way to promote your own product or service that you might offer. If you don’t have your own product or service then you can monetize your blog with affiliate products.
What I like about Pat is he’s very open. He was the first blogger I come across that actually disclosed his earnings online (Every month he does a report which includes how much he made, where he made this money, and any lessons learned). He also strives to have a real relationship with his readers, replying to a large numbers of comments and talking to your personally on his Facebook page.
At the end of the day, deciding on whether or not you want to have a website or blog will depend on what your purpose is, your skill level, and budget. Visit blogs to see what they look like and how they are structured and do the same with websites. Then decide what will work best for you and what you want to achieve.