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How To Making Money with Blogs?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Making Money with Blogs.

Wow you know I have seen so many people promoting so many different information products on this topic, it seems as if their are thousands of different ways of doing so.

I must admit to myself, that it seems as if you write daily and write about topics you know and or write about things that are of interest to you, many people will come to your blog.

But of course there’s more to it then just simply bringing people to your blog and allowing them to read your daily postings, and of course there are many ways of going about setting up blogs as well, you can get the free version from many different areas on the net and also you will discover many ways of getting traffic to your site as well.

Of course not to say that it will be easy to make money from your blog, but of course you surely can if you follow some short examples that I will talk about below, it may seem simple but it’s just taking information and consolidating it to as simple as possible for you rather then going through every little detail.

What do Mr. Julio find to be very simple, is finding a topic that’s really hot right now and or has been hot and then either buying some resell rights products on that topic,  and or by creating your own products to sell to that particular niche.

So the low down Mr. Mattos believe’s in the K.I.S.S. philosophy, which basicly means Keep It Simple Silly, of course most people have different ways of saying this.

How about we give you an example from Allen Says describes a simple process here below:

Millionaire Secret.

The Warrior Group

1. Create The Site you’ve been Looking For.

2. Write Like You Would Like To Be Written To.

3. Sell Like You Would Like To Be Sold To.

4. Talk like You Would Like To Be Talked To.

5. Deal Like You Would Like To Be Dealt With.

6. Create For Others What You Would Like Created For You.

7. Excite Others The Way You Would Like To Be Excited.

Now of course this doesn’t mean that all people, will be like you, but it does help to find some solutions to your problems and by that also some solutions to other people’s problems as well.

Think about it if you do not believe me, look around on the net, a lot of people are looking to get rich quick and yet they simply buy and set up a website and expect to become rich online, literally overnight with no effort.

Now think about this, if it was that simple, without doing any work all of the people on the net will be rich right now, right?

But do you find that to be what is going on right now? 

Shockingly that is not the case whatsoever, we have so much content online to read, to buy, to sell, that most of it is not really focused towards one particular niche, but is broadly talked about to everyone, but as we all know we must become specialized in something long-term.

But of course it’s also possible for you to change a lot  in your life, to help make it more simple for you, to really make an impact in your life.    

We will also state here in MrJulio.com has been broad based and will also becoming more Specialized. Mr. Mattos has been busy lately working on a few different projects, which will be mentioned by the end of the month or next coming months. He has mentioned before in our updates, that he will begin the setting up of some products here to help out and that we will be making some changes to MrJulio.com blog and website as well.

Look out for some updates by the end of this week and helpful resources will be added to the sites as well, look forward to some help information. We will also be mentioning some charities that we feel strongly about as well.

By Julio Mattos

Blogs Part 15: Why Keyword Focus & Density Matters For Your Blog

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

The topic of this article is especially important, as it is hotly debated: why focus & density matters.

While some would state why keyword focus & density matters – because it is one of the best ways to optimize your page for traffic – other would challenge that premise altogether.

There are essentially two things which will be used to rank your blog – your onpage factors and your offpage factors.

The bulk of your onpage score will quite simply be determined by your keyword focus and density.

This is why keyword focus & density matters. 

Of course, your offpage factors should also be optimized for keyword focus, too.

For instance, if you’re planning to optimize your blog for the keyword “Sunflower Seeds,” you will want to use the keyphrase “Sunflower Seeds” in the anchor text of all of your links.

This means that the title of your link in any directories you submit to will say “Sunflower Seeds.”

This is arguably a far more important form of optimization; however, it is still an argument for why keyword focus & density matters, but simply from an offpage perspective about focus, rather than density. 

For onpage factors, you will want to consider your title, your headers, and your keyword focus and density for the body of your site.

Before you even create your blog, you will want to figure out what keyword you should optimize for.

An easy way to do this is to determine how many people search for your keyword.

You can  use overture’s inventory tool to do this.

You can then compare that number against the amount of competing pages by Googling that keyword in quotations.

You may also want to check out competing pay-per-click bids through your Google Adwords account if you plan to publish Adsense ads. 

Once you have selected a good keyword or set of keywords for your blog, you will then want to optimize your blog for these keywords.

You can do this by inserting these keywords into your blog entries at a density of approximately 1.5% — or six uses per 300 words.  

Working on your blog’s keyword focus and density – including both onpage and offpage factors — is crucial because it will ultimately determine how much traffic you receive.

Additionally, optimizing onpage factors for keywords that are searched for less than 1000 times may allow you to capture an entire search group without actually competing.

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

 http://www.MrJulio.com

Blogs Part 14: The Importance of Updating Your Blog Often

Friday, September 14th, 2007

What is the importance of updating your blog often? Some might see no value in it; and might instead create multiple blogs, each of which they attend to for only minutes each week.

Other blog owners see the importance of updating your blog often—and will spend 3-4 hours each day updating their blogs with news and ideas. 

From both a technical marketing viewpoint and a social marketing viewpoint, updating your blog often is one of the best ways to maintain a constant stream of traffic.  

From a technical viewpoint, new and unique content makes your blog look better to search engine spiders; this, in turn, gets your blog ranked higher.

Additionally, from a technical viewpoint, updating your blog more frequently will allow you to get pings accepted more frequently, which means your blog will spend more time on the front page of blog directories. 

The importance of updating your blog often also comes into play if you wish to integrate extensive social marketing into your overall blog marketing plan.

Most people don’t realize this, but marketing is often all about the human connections.  

You don’t need to be a technical wizard if you forget about profits for a few minutes and instead concentrate on making human connections with other blog owners who share similar interests.

One of the best ways to achieve this is by keeping an updated blog, which will give other bloggers the incentive to drop by each day, post new comments on your blog, and refer their own blog readers to your blog.

The importance of updating your blog often is crucial. And there you have it: the importance of updating your blog often is paramount to success.

Whether your goal is to use your blog for social marketing or technical marketing, you will have to update it often with unique and interesting content if you want to build an atmosphere that encourages return visits. 

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

http://www.MrJulio.com

Blogs Part 13: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) For Your Blog

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Any blog owner who wishes to get traffic without constant promotion and marketing will have to use some form of search engine optimization.

While search engine optimization is a hotly debated topic, most experts agree on two things: in order to best optimize for search engines, you must establish reciprocal or one-way inbound links; and you must also optimize the content on your pages for specific keywords.

The first phase of any search engine optimization project is researching those keywords.

Before you start to optimize, you must determine which keywords will pull the most traffic for the least amount of effort.

You can do this by purchasing a subscription to Word Tracker or you can do this by using Overture Inventory to search “aggregate search” records for all possible keywords for which you could potentially optimize your blog.

Record all of the returns you receive for an Overture Inventory search you perform on your given keyword.

Your next step will be to analyze the site or page supply for your keywords.

You can do this by searching for each of the returned keywords on Google.

Not only will you want to record the search return data in terms of numbers, but you will also want to look at the top competitors for those keywords (i.e., are the PR 9 home pages or are they a deep page for an unranked site?) Optimal keywords for search engine optimization purposes will have high search counts, low site returns, and low-quality competition in the top slots. 

Your next step should be to perform onpage search engine optimization.

You can do this by using your selected keywords as titles and headers on different pages of your blog.

You will then want to fill those pages will good information about the keyword in question; additionally, you will want to optimize it for a keyword density of 1.5%. 

The last step in your search engine optimization campaign is to perform offpage optimization.

You can do this by submitting links to directories that contain a selected keyword in the link title. You can also join link swap programs and swap with other high-quality blogs.

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

http://www.MrJulio.com

Blogs Part 12: Tools & Resources You Can Use For Your Blog

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

What does it take to be successful as a blogger?

Aside from the patience and diligence that it takes to maintain your upkeep – to keep new information on your blog – it also takes some sort of consideration as to how you will improve your blog in the future to stay ahead of the competition. 

In this article, I will provide some recommended blogging tools & resources you can use to stay ahead in terms of both innovation and optimization techniques.  The first item on this list of recommended blogging tools & resources is SEO Radio. While this tool isn’t specifically for blogs, it is an excellent resource from search engine optimization expert Brad Fallon that will help you understand how to optimize your blog for search engines. You can find out more at http://www.seoradio.com/. 

The second item on this list of recommended blogging tools & resources is CARP (http://www.geckotribe.com/rss/), which is not specifically for blogs, but can be used in conjunction with blogs to provide RSS feeds, which will increase your search engine rankings and provide visitors with useful links. Another item from this list of recommended blogging tools & resources you can use to keep abreast with your competitors is Google’s blog search (http://blogsearch.google.com/), which will allow you to find all of your competitors, so you can analyze their traffic generation methods. You will also want to see what new ideas they have implemented for retaining visitors.   Another resource you will want to consider from this list of recommended blogging tools & resources is http://www.vilesilencer.com which offers a list of blogging directories and RSS directories to which you can submit your blog.

You will also want to check out searchengineworld.com and warriorforum.com/forum for marketing and optimization tips. 

The last items you will want to consider on this list of recommended blogging tools & resources lists are actually blogging programs themselves.

If you already own a site and want to integrate a blog, you should consider using a more complex, fully-functional program, such as Word Press (which you can use for free), rather than something like Blogger, which is easy to use, but will not offer a lot of frills.

You can download Word Press here: http://wordpress.org/. 

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

http://www.MrJulio.com

Blogs Part 11: Submitting Your Blog to RSS & Blog Directories

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Submitting your blog to RSS & blog directories is considerably easier than submitting fully-functional sites to website directories.

This is because there are free, automatic systems in place that allow you to submit an updated version of your blog to directories without doing any form-filling. 

This automatic system for submitting your blog to RSS & blog directories is known as pinging.

You ping your blog at sites like kping.com and pingoat.com.

When you ping your blog, the system will automatically send the latest update from your blog to all of the largest blog directorires – usually on the order of about 40 or so.

This means that submitting your blog to RSS & blog directories can actually be as simple as filling in your URL and title – and then hitting submit.

The only thing you will want to be careful about is the title you use.

You will want to make sure that you use your most targeted keyword in the title you submit, as that will be attached to all of the backlinks you receive from these directories. 

Additionally, submitting your blog to RSS & blog directories will get your blog placed on the front page of a number of blog directories.

This may generate some quick traffic for you from people who are looking at the latest blogs to be updated. 

Once you are finished submitting your blog to RSS & blog directories via ping, you will then want to search out directories that you cannot ping and submit to them individually.

Vilesilencer.com provides a fairly complete list of RSS and blog directories.

You will want to first submit to directories that offer certain perks (i.e., first page listings) or have higher PR – as this will confer higher more PR to your blog. Since you cannot submit to most RSS directories via ping, they will probably make up the bulk of your submissions.

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

http//www.MrJulio.com

Blogs Part 10: How Can RSS Benefit Your Blogging Activities?

Monday, September 10th, 2007

How can RSS benefit your blogging activites?

RSS can benefit your blogging activites in two different ways: it can help you generate traffic and it can help you retain traffic.

RSS can benefit your traffic-generation efforts by adding fresh, optimized content to your blog automatically; and it can benefit your traffic retention rate by providing better, updated content for your blog visitors. 

Also, how can rss benefit your blogging activites in other ways?

If you own a blog, you will have to constantly update it with fresh content, so you can ping more often and so you can get higher rankings for your targeted keyphrases.

Aggregating and using RSS feeds can benefit your blogging activities significantly by allowing you to add fresh, targeted content to your blog without actually updating it yourself.

Whenever a search engine visitors your blog, it will record your RSS feed updates as fresh and possibly unique, targeted content.  How can rss benefit your blogging activities in other ways? If you own a blog, you can further enhance the amount of unique visitors you get by using RSS to syndicate your updates. In addition to netting you several backlinks on blogs and websites (which will increase your offpage search engine optimization score), it will also net you some unique visitors through direct links from other blogs and sites. 

How can rss benefit your blogging activities by recycling traffic?  If your site aggregates a number of important authority sites via RSS feed, you will become an authority site aggregator at the very least, which is useful for people looking to find authority sites on your given topic.

 In summary, how can rss benefit your blogging activities? RSS can benefit your blog by generating traffic – by improving your actual search engine rankings and by increasing the amount of direct click-thrus you receive – and by helping you retain traffic – by positioning your site as an authority aggregator and by providing better, original content for blog visitors.

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

http://www.MrJulio.com

Blogs Part 9: What is RSS?

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

What is RSS?

RSS stands for more than one thing.

Usually, RSS stands for “really simply syndication,” but it can also mean “rich site summary,” or “RDF site summary” — RDF standing for “resource description framework.”

That answers the question of what is RSS, but what can it do? 

What is RSS in the context of really simple syndication?

It is a tool that allows sites to give a quick summary of important links and descriptions in XML format.

This essentially allows them to syndicate their content by allowing other blog owners and webmasters to use this summary as part of a list of summaries on a specific topic.

  Blogmasters and webmasters collect these various summaries with something called a feed aggregator or a feed reader.

Rather than asking “what is RSS?” this tool will ask “where is RSS” — and then find it.

An aggregator finds RSS feeds to aggregate from selected large sites – such as Yahoo and MSN – and selected smaller sites, such as hand-picked personal blogs and news sites. 

The blogmasters and webmasters then take the script generated from the aggregator and insert it into their blogs.

This then creates an RSS feed that automatically pulls news items and blog posts whenever they appear.

Whenever the blog or site page is refreshed, it will display the latest items. 

This is good for two reasons.

If you use your own RSS feed, you can get your content syndicated across the Internet without actually paying to submit dozens of press releases and contact dozens of blog owners and webmasters. 

Additionally, using RSS feeds is good if you own a blog and want to add fresh content.

This will allow you to constantly put new content links and summaries on your blog without spending the time to hunt around for related information.

 All you will have to do is select a feed aggregator and select a potential feeds from a list of news sites and authority blogs.

Additionally, you will be able to input your own selections, allowing you to create custom feeds.   

So what is RSS?

RSS is a simple way in which to drive traffic to your blog and to display summaries of other blogs.

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

http://www.MrJulio.com

Blos Part 7: What You Need to Start a Blog

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Many people ask what you need to get started in order to make a profitable blog.

The answer is nothing, provided that your only goal is to spend no money at all.

Now, if you want higher returns and if you have the money to spend, the answer to “what you need to get started” might several hundred dollars to invest in tools that could make your climb to the top faster and smoother. 

One of the most important things you will need to get started is some form of keyword research tool or database.

Currently, there are dozens of these products on the market, which range in price from free to around $500.

The most popular tool on the market is probably WordTracker, which offers a limited trial version for free—or a fully-functional version for $7.50/day or $45/mo.

This will allow you to find out which keywords are most profitable and have a reasonable demand (aggregate search)/supply (aggregate site) rating. 

Other than a keyphrase tool, the answers to the “what you need to get started” question will usually depend on the project.

For instance, if you’re hosting a blog and you want to monetize it with Adsense, you may want to add a thumnail generator to your “what you need to get started” list.

A thumnail generator will create code that, when inserted in your blog, will generate scraped-thumnail pictures from related searches on Google images—and will place them next to your contextual ads, increasing the click-thru rate. 

In contrast, if you’re planning to sell your own products, you may want to add an autoresponder to your “what you need to get started” list.

An autoresponder will allow you to greatly improve your conversion rate by allow you to put all follow-up emails on autopilot, rather than doing them personally or strictly using your salespage. 

So what exactly do you need to to get started?

Nothing.

You can create a profitable blog without paying a cent, but if you want to take advantage of automating tools to further improve your profitability and efficiency, you will have to purchase at least a few tools.

By Julio Mattos

Getting Up and Taking Action!

http://www.MrJulio.com

Blogs Part 6: Choosing a Popular and Profitable Theme For Your Blog

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Choosing a popular and profitable theme for your blog will determine whether or not you are able to stay in business for an extended period of time.

While narrowing down the theme from a list of themes can be a fairly scientific process, choosing the themes on that list to begin with is considerably more experential.

 If you’re planning to market your own products, you may want to start by finding a need, rather than looking at data.

For instance, do you know of a pressing need that many people have?

Could you provide some sort of substantive solution to that need?

If so, would a blog be the appropriate means though which to provide that solution?

Something might come to mind immediately, but if it doesn’t, you can proceed with data-analysis as a means of choosing a popular and profitable theme for your blog.

 You can start by using a program like WordTracker to begin choosing a popular and profitable theme.

WordTracker will allow you to view a list of the 100 or 1000 most searched topics on the Internet.  

You can then break this list down into smaller pieces.

For instance, if number 10 on the list is “cars” and you have some sort of an interest in cars, you can then take the keyphrase “cars” and search for it on Wordtracker using overture pay-per-click results and demand/supply analysis called “KEI.”  

This will tell you two things: it will tell you approximately how hard it is to penetrate your niche; and it will tell you roughly how much money people are making in your niche.

For instance, if pay-per-click amounts are high and have a lot of bid competition, that means that people are making a lot of money in your niche, which is why they are purchasing advertising for large sums of money per click.

It also means that you can potentially make a lot of money for serving ads for these advertisers via Adsense and YPN. 

And there you have it: through data-analysis and need-analysis, you can begin the process of choosing a popular and profitable theme for your blog.   

If the topic you select is popular, has a good KEI rating, and has a high PPC rating, you know you have a winner.   

By Julio Mattos Getting Up and Taking Action!

 http://www.MrJulio.com