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If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably interested in viral blogging or learning to find trending content so that you can capitalize on it while it’s hot and make some money from it.
I’ve done this over the last few years by capitalizing on some trends that I’ve noticed and it’s led to some pretty good pay-days.
One problem I used to have was finding content that was going viral and when it was on its upward swing.
If you catch something before it hits the critical mass, you can usually capitalize on it pretty well.
If you catch it at the end of its buzz, you’ll be able to make money with it, but less than if you caught it sooner.
Earlier today I walked down into town to grab some lunch with my friends Cole and Max.
As you know, I absolutely love business and marketing and when we were walking back we came across a situation that taught a valuable business lesson…
Do you see a lot of people walking by this guy?
There wasn’t a lot of people who walk along this street, but it does happen to be on the walk back to my house here in Valle Escondido so we happened to be walking along the street.
Get this, about 2 blocks the opposite way is where downtown Boquete is. There’s people walking all over the place visiting shops, enjoying the weather and just waiting to buy some ice cream because it was a beautiful day!
Yet this guy was perched up here on this street with no people on it (except us).
This is something that a lot of people tend to do when it comes to building a business…especially an online business.
You’ve got to GET IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE!
If you don’t have people walking into your store, or visiting your website you are not going to make any sales and that means no money!
I don’t know about you, but I like money. *cue voice from Idiocracy*
It can be very difficult for people to start getting traffic to their website when they first get started with marketing their business online. I know for me, I had a hell of a time trying to figure it all out.
Luckily, I ended up learning how to do it and now drive a LOT of traffic to websites so I can make a lot of money, which makes me happy happy happy like Phil from Duck Dynasty.
The only true tip I could give for this guy selling ice cream at the slowest street in town is to head back into town and start getting in front of the people!
The ice cream was only $0.75 and was delicious! It was the first time I ever had coconut ice cream and damn was it tasty!
Check out some of the pictures below and see the little machine he was selling this out of.
I came across an info-graphic that was fitting for the blog…especially since I’ve been doing a lot of email marketing lately and it’s been helping me out with making more money in my business.
For most bloggers one of the biggest concerns is how to get more traffic to your site. Which for some people might take a lifetime to get or some might take 8 months. It truly depends upon how much work you put forth in driving traffic to your site. I know for my blog Justicewordlaw Dot Com it took about 8 months to finally see traffic flowing in every day. But, it took a lot of work to get it to that specific level though. You have to think of your blog not just a blog but as a business. As a JOB! Which I know some people don’t want to think of because that is probably the reason you have a blog in the first place.
But, as I thought of it. I would not be late to a job, or try to leave early because I would get fired. That is the same mentality that I have for my blog as well. I will never have blog posts up late and I won’t short hand my readers as well because I care about each one of them and want to grow them not lose them. Which that is one of the first things to understanding in driving traffic to your blog is that your not writing for yourself anymore. Your writing to give people your opinion on various topics that you are passionate about and trying to convert them into a sale at the end using keyword marketing or social media.
Social Media is one of the best ways to get traffic to your blog. Make sure that you have the plugins (if your using WordPress) Tweetmeme Retweet Button, Facebook Share, and LinkedIn Share Button. You want to cover all social media platforms so that your readers have the ability to share your content with other people and bring more traffic to your site.
This is one of the easiest traffic methods but some people do not have them. I do not understand why though? Basic social media could get you at least 20 readers per post if you are consistent with it. Out of those 20 readers maybe 7 might subscribe to your Email Opt-in and out of those 7 people that do 3 of them might convert into sales for your blog. That is how you have to think of your blog as a business and then you would start getting more traffic and making money.
Other social media plugins to consider:
You want to watch and analyze the specific keywords that you use for your blog titles & pages. The question that you always want to think of is what would you like to be sited as when the major search engines crawl your site ? From there you then go to Keyword Tool and Traffic Estimator check to see how many searches that specific keyword or phrase is getting and analyze to see which one would be best for that page or blog post that you are going to be writing. Search engines crawl each page that you have and site for keywords, so if you go after non competitive keywords that most companies & bloggers are not going after you have a better chance of getting higher rankings quickly. Try to look at about 5 different keywords for either your blog post or page that you are writing for and make sure that you focus just on those and link on other pages or blog posts that are also bidding for those words.
Tip: Go to Google and type in those keywords or phrases that you want to be searched for and for each blog post or page that comes up within the top 15 searches you should be linking back to those for your site.
Building traffic to your blog is not an over night sensation. This is a job and a business in itself. But, the reward is going to be amazing if you stay consistent and you don’t give up. Building traffic is going to be the first of many stages for having a successful blog but when you put forth that work it will work out in your favor.