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  2. 2. IntroIn this report youll discover:1. A Great Idea For a Blog is No Longer Enough „Because there are so many blogs and web sites about blogs on the internet, it can be tough to distinguish your blogging web site from all of the others.“2. The Exciting New Frontier Of Pro Blogging „Professional blogging is a very new idea with a lot of potential for entrepreneurs who have insight, drive, and a basic understanding of todays innovative web technology.“3. Blogging for Profit Begins With a Long TermPlan „Many people dream of blogging for profit, and this goal is not far beyond the reach of someone with average intelligence, a willingness to work hard, and a basic grasp of blogging technology.“4. Learning How to Make Money Blogging „There are two major types of business models that entrepreneurs use to make money blogging. The first and most common way to turn a blog into a profit making machine is to sell advertising to different companies and brands who want to reach that blogs readers.“ 2
  3. 3. Great Idea For a Blog is No LongerEnoughBecause there are so many blogs and web sites about blogs on the internet, it can betough to distinguish your blogging web site from all of the others. Whether you arestarting up a new web site aimed at bloggers or whether you are looking to make yourexisting blogging site more distinctive, the key to building and maintaining a site that willcapture the interest and attention of the blogging community is finding your niche. If youcan fill a unique need in a way that no other web site does, youll be able to build alasting readership among web surfers. Once you have discovered a niche, you will stillhave a lot to do, but finding your place in the blogosphere is the place to begin.Every great blogging web site starts with a great idea, and you cant build a successfulsite that will last without one. There are many great sites aimed at todays bloggers, andcompetition for the attention of this growing demographic is fierce. To make yourblogging web site stand out from the pack, you will need to offer something that no othersite is currently offering, or you will need to do the same thing that an already popularsite does but in a more impressive or valuable way.One way to discover an ideal model for your blogging web site is to look at the sites thathave successfully captured a blogging audience already to determine if you canappropriate some of their strategies to help realize your vision. Of course, you will alsoneed to add a unique flair to your project in order to stand apart from your competition.Many people agree that the web sites that do the best in todays market are the sitesthat have the most personality. The fiercely individual surfers who are bloggers are ademographic that responds especially strongly to personality, so consider how you cangive your site a unique and attractive feeling by lending your own voice and sensibility toyour sites design and content.Once you have a great idea for your site, have pinpointed a special niche that you arewell equipped to fill, and have infused the site with personality, the next step is figuringout how to get the word out to bloggers. In the long run, a great idea just isnt enough topropel your blogging web site to success. You will need to draft a smart and realisticmarketing plan in order to draw readers to your site. Once you hook a blogger, your 3
  4. 4. great content will keep them coming back, but it is vital to get that first glance or your sitewont have a chance to shine.The Exciting New Frontier of Pro BloggingProfessional blogging is a very new idea with a lot of potential for entrepreneurs whohave insight, drive, and a basic understanding of todays innovative web technology. Theranks of so-called pro bloggers are still quite small, and there are very few people whomake their living entirely off of their blogs. However, every day there are more and morepeople who have managed to turn their weblogs into cash cows that supplement theirincome. The number of pro bloggers is growing by leaps and bounds, but it is difficult tosay whether this trend will continue.Many bloggers dream of entering the sphere of professional blogging. There are veryfew people who happily devote an hour or more each day to their blog without at leastoccasionally wishing that they could earn some kind of financial reward for all of theirwork. Several models exist for making money with a blog, the most popular being to selladvertising space through Googles AdSense program or directly to a company thatwishes to reach the demographic that your blog appeals to. However, there are very fewpeople indeed who can make a comfortable living just by selling space on their blogsidebars.A lot of the people who read weblogs are bloggers themselves, in part because of thefact that the people who use blogging technology on a daily basis are most likely to beinterested in what other writers are doing with the medium. This fact begins to explainwhy the people who succeed in the world of professional blogging are mostly peoplewho have devoted themselves almost entirely to learning about, talking about, andwriting about blogging. More than any other topic, pro bloggers turn their attention to thephenomenon of blogging itself. A lot of pro bloggers make the topic of blogging thestunningly self-reflexive ongoing focus of their blogs.Of course, professional blogging is destined to become much more complicated in thefuture than it is today. In the current moment, pro bloggers who attract the largest 4
  5. 5. audiences and make the most money are mostly concerned with investigating theblogging movement and with offering advice to amateur bloggers.However, as the kinds of people who regularly read blogs changes, and thedemographics of bloggers expand and diversify as blogging software becomes moreuser friendly, it is very likely indeed that the world of pro blogging will begin to reflectthese changes. Indeed, itis very difficult to predict exactly what kinds of blogs will bereaping the greatest financial rewards five or ten years down the road. The world of problogging is one of constant change and flux, which is part of what makes it so exciting.Blogging for Profit Begins With a Long TermPlanMany people dream of blogging for profit, and this goal is not far beyond the reach ofsomeone with average intelligence, a willingness to work hard, and a basic grasp ofblogging technology. However, very few people manage to reap the profits they wantfrom their blog. Most people who attempt to make money with their blogs do notsucceed for two reasons.Often, bloggers have unrealistic expectations of how fast their readership will grow andhow much money they will make, and when these expectations are not met thedisappointment can crush the desire to continue blogging. The other trap that manybloggers fall into has to do with lack of planning. If you want to turn a profit as a blogger,the key to success is to make a realistic plan and stick with it.To succeed at blogging for profit, the main thing that you will need is a large readership.The higher your traffic, the more advertisers will agree to pay you. However, cultivatingthe regular visitors that you will need in order to make a profit isnt easy. As more andmore blogs appear each day, having a great idea or a wonderful writing style is nolonger enough to get attention. You need to be able to market your blog effectively.Too many bloggers spend all of their time writing posts and almost no time marketingtheir project. To be certain, updating as often as you can is a great way to keep yourblog high on blogrolls and high in blog search engines like technorati, and once yourreaders know that you update frequently they will return to your site on a regular basis.However, it does not matter how often you update if nobody is reading your page, sodont skimp on the time that you spend drawing visitors to your site. To make yourdreams of blogging for profit a reality, try decreasing your number of posts and usingsome of that time to draw new visitors by setting up link exchanges with other bloggers, 5
  6. 6. making contacts in the blog community, and following other established modes ofwinning traffic.Of course, even if you are a marketing genius or have a really great idea for a blog,success is not going to happen overnight. Building the kind of readership that bloggingfor profit requires takes time, and in all likelihood it will be at least several months beforeyou are able to turn much of a profit. Try to stay committed to your blogging projectduring this initial rough period. To stay motivated, set goals for how often you will updateand how many readers you want to attract, and then reward yourself for sticking withyour plan.Learning How to Make Money BloggingThere are two major types of business models that entrepreneurs use to make moneyblogging. The first and most common way to turn a blog into a profit making machine isto sell advertising to different companies and brands who want to reach that blogsreaders. The second kind of money making blog is one that helps a single brandimprove its image by creating positive associations between the blog and the product inthe mind of consumers. Both kinds of blogs can make a lot of money, especially if thecreator has a keen mind for marketing.If you are blogging with the goal of selling advertising, there are two basic ways that youcan go about recruiting sponsors who want to put ads on your site; you can let someoneelse do all of the legwork, or you can do the work yourself and keep all of the revenue.Within the first group, many people make money blogging by selling space throughGoogles AdSense program. The advantages of this program are numerous, as itrequires very little effort on the part of the blogger or webmaster to begin raking inprofits. However, most people discover that they make less money through this methodthan they had hoped that their blog would earn.Selling advertising directly to companies who want to put banner ads or sponsored linkson your blog can take quite a bit of time, but it is often fairly lucrative. If you have a lot ofcontacts in industries that are related to the topic of your blog, you may want to try to go 6
  7. 7. this route. People who have a strong background in sales and are experienced atpitching proposals can make quite a bit of money by renting blog space to interestedcompanies. The most serious problem with this model is that you often have to buildquite a sizable readership before you can attract advertisers, which can mean that youhave to do several months of work before you start to make money blogging.As blogging becomes a more and more lucrative business, a lot of establishedcompanies are considering how they can get into the action. One way that companiesare capitalizing on the blog movement is by having blogs that provide a kind of friendlyface for their corporation.Often, a company will employ an established blogger to create a weblog designedspecifically to appeal to that companys customers and to create positive associationswith the brand in consumers minds. More than one writer who never even dreamed thathe or she could make money blogging has been approached by a company and offeredquite a pretty penny for this kind of gig.Wrapping up...The blogging can be great source of income if you start doing it with care and planning.The best way to start a blog is to learn from people that have created their ownsuccessful blog.Read more about it below in my special report... 7
  8. 8. SPECIAL REPORT: Is It Possible To Start Blog ThatMatters?According to Corbett Barr is the founder of Insanely Useful Media, andcreator of, answer is yes.Why most people struggleAccording to Corbett, anyone can start a blog in 5 minutes, but very fewpeople will start blogs that matter...„I’ve seen plenty of bloggers work incredibly hard onsomething that never takes off....“„I have also wondered what’s the difference between mostblogs and the select few that attract huge followings....“„By studying these differences and through the work I’vebeen doing for the past three years, I’ve developed arepeatable formula for building successful blogs.“How Corbett created his unique approach„This formula is what I used to create each of my three blogs(, Think Traffic and Expert Enough).“, Corbetttells us.„I created this course because I believe in the ability of blogsto change the lives of the people who start them and thereaders who follow them. I have seen blogs change the livesof many of my closest friends.“ 8
  9. 9. „Ive compiled all my knowledge into an easy to follow,course named ." How to Start a Blog that Matters" thatcontains 13 weekly lessons to guide you through starting ablog that matters over 90 days.“To learn more about Corbetts course, and his story, along fromdosens of stories from the people who have tried this course, visitStartaBlogthatMatters.comWhat others are saying..."Corbett’s ability to get to the heart of successful blogging is a rare gift.“ -Leo Babauta, Zen Habits, TIME Magazine Top 25 Blogger"No Everything really began for me after I started working with Corbett. Thething I like most about Corbett’s courses is that I can always feel hissincerity and genuine interest to help me out..." -Sibyl Chavis, ThePossibility of Today“I’m currently going through the ‘How to Start a Blog that Matters’ courseand you guys knocked it out of the park..." - Erick Widman, FrayedPassport„We killed it! Totally blew away my expectations. We (and by we I think Ireally mean you ) created a blog that has turned into an amazing brand... "- Scott Dinsmore, Live Your Legend“You opened my mind to solutions and ideas that were the catalysts fortaking my five years of blogging and FINALLY making some money!...” -Kayla Lamoreaux, Digiscrap101¤Click here to read full reviews 9