[This post is my entry for Darren Rowse's ProBlogger Group Writing Project - Reviews and Predictions]
2006 was an interesting time for me as I plunged into Internet Marketing.
Although I didn’t have a clear idea in the beginning, it was very clear that the path of least resistance would be to go with blogging.
In the course of the last 5 months, I’ve had a series of interesting experiences and the questions I’ve dealt with appear to be common with all new bloggers, whether the questions originate from a blog, a forum, a blog network or a social networking site.
Here’s 2006 in retrospective in a FAQ format with money making tips and 7 Reality Checks for bloggers and internet marketers.
- Blogging Reality Check 1: Making Money from Blogging is Evil
I’m not sure of the intent of this often heard objection.
I guess some might have ‘pure/purist intentions’ and expect that blogging is some form of ‘cathartic release’ for heavy/philosophical/ponderous thinking.
I see blogging as a form of personal journalism. And (more…)
Regular readers will know that social traffic generation is a pet topic of mine, and you’d be surprised that about 70-80% of the traffic to this blog originates from social origins (typically a blog, forum or social networking site), rather than from the search engines.
Social traffic can be a very powerful tool if you know how to use it well, and can draw traffic faster as the traffic comes immediately.
Social Traffic Generation is heavily reliant on the 11th factor: Write Well. Which is detailed in 10 Ways to a Killer Blog.
The principle works this way: You want to post high quality content on other sites such that your readers want to find out more about you and read your content. Hence they pop over to your site.
Having a good traffic mix is important
Forums in particular are a great source of traffic. Especially if (more…)
Internet Marketer Russell Brunson has launched his Conquer Your Niche (CYN) Internet Marketing forum a coupl e of days ago and it’s been an interesting experience.
If you’re thinking that this is a run-of-the-mill IM forum, you’re in for a few surprises.
I’ve seen a number of prominent Internet Marketers in there, including the likes of Mike “Death of Internet Marketing” Filsamie, Cody Moya, Michelle “Badder Adder” MacPhearson, Keith “Death of Adsense” Baxter (among others). (more…)