Here’s 6 Tips To Get Your Juices Flowing

Blogging Ideas Running Dry?

Blogging doesn’t just mean putting down thoughts into words then typing and writing it. You have to capture the interest of your readers and get them to keep on reading. To send your message across you have to get the attention of the reader and have a firm grasp of their interest and pique their curiosity.

The main ingredient in baking up an article is a large dose of creativity. While creativity may come natural to many people, some just gets into a block or something to that effect that can drive someone crazy. Many bloggers like you and me have literally torn their hair out when they get mental block and just can’t seem to get their creative juices flowing.

Putting words into images in the readers mind is an art. A clear and crisp depiction requires a certain flair that only creativity can provide. Similes and metaphors help a lot, but the way an article gets entwined word for word, sentence by sentence then paragraph by paragraph into a whole article develops the essence of the article.

So just what do you have to do when nothing comes to mind? There is no surefire ways to get the perfect ideas but there are easy ways to get your creative juices flowing. No one can guarantee you of having the perfect mindset but many methods may aid you in achieving that state of mind. Here are five easy ways for that. Mark my words, write for your readers, not anything else. They are the ones that keeps your blog alive.

1) Keep a journal with you always if it is convenient. Ideas can be triggered by anything you may hear, see, or smell. You think you will be able to remember them but trust me you gonna forget all of them when its time to start writing. Your senses are your radar in finding great ideas. Write all of them into a journal and keep it with you for future reference. You may also write down anything that you have read or heard, someone’s ideas could be used to develop your own ideas and this is not stealing. Remember that ideas and creativity can come from anywhere; it’s the development of the idea that makes it unique.

2) Relax and take time to sort things out. A jumbled mind cannot create any space for new ideas. Everyone must have a clear mind if one wishes to have their creativity in full speed. Get rid of all obstacles that can be a hindrance to your creativity. If you are bothered by something, you cannot force your mind to stay focused. Make sure you understand the ultimate aim of the post that you are going to make.

Try to relax every time that you can and think about your experiences and interactions with others. Your experiences are what shape your mindset and your opinions which could be reflected on your writings. Try to discover yourself, find out what triggers your emotions. Discover what inspires you and what ticks you off. You can use these emotions to help you in expressing yourself and your ideas, with this you can grow creatively.

3) Create a perfect workstation can inspire your creativeness. Your working place can be quite a hindrance if it doesn’t make you feel happy or relaxed. Creativity comes from being in a good state of mind and a messed up workplace that causes distraction won’t be conducive in firing up your creative flow.

Surround your working place with objects that makes you happy and relaxed. You may put up pictures, or scents, objects that inspire, or anything that can get your creativeness cranking. A clean and well organized workplace also rids of distractions and unwanted hindrances. With a good working place, you can work in peace and never notice the time pass by.

4) Set the mood. Setting the mood requires you to just go with the moment or to induce your self to feeling what makes your mind works best. Finding out what makes you tick could help you find ways to get your creative juices flowing. Set the pace and tempo for your mood and everything else will follow.

There are many ways to set the mood. Some writers have been known to use alcohol, a little sip of wine to stir up the imagination. Some would like some mood music while others let the lighting of the environment create the mood.

5) Go on a getaway and just do something unlike crazy. Letting yourself go and have fun produces adrenaline that can make your imagination go wild. Take an adventure or a solemn hike. Whatever it is that is unusual from your daily routine can take the rut out of your schedule. In no time at all, your creativeness will make use of that experience and get your imagination to go on overdrive.

6) If all else fails, read the comments that your readers left for you. Do some blog hopping. Create content out of the things you find from the comments or maybe from the content of other bloggers. Be it answering a question or asking a question.. If a question is asked in a proper manner, it can get you quite a good number of comments as well and thus bringing more activity to your blog!

Like myself, I try to go on a holiday as often as I can with the extra income that I generate online. I believe it is the best that you can get. A holiday to reward yourself! All work and no play make Ben a dull boy…

Man… No more excuses for not blogging! =)

Blogging For Beginners And 3 Blog Traffic Tips

3 blog traffic tips

Blogging For Beginners And 3 Blog Traffic Tips

Have you always wanted to start a profitable blog and hopefully be able to make a good living out of it because you have heard how lucrative the internet market is? But you are always held back by a mysterious force because you do not know if you are suitable for it or whether time is on your side. Tell yourself this right now, there is always a first time for everyone.

Every pro bloggers you see on the internet now started out as a beginner back then, so you should have no worries about being a beginner blogger yourself. But the most important thing at this stage is to get your mentality and concepts right so you do not waste time doing the wrong things (which is almost unavoidable). Driving traffic to your blog is the primary step to market it and securing a spot for yourself in the blogging arena. Here are 3 blog traffic tips which I have used and found to be extremely effective to start off with as a beginner blogger:

1. Free Traffic Exchange

This is a great way to get some initial traffic to your blog in your early stages and it helps to make your blog look a little more popular. The down side to this is that it takes a lot of time away from your schedule to be clicking on the other websites for traffic exchange.

2. Write Guest Post For Blog Celebrities

Take some time to scan through popular blogs and discover a common point between these popular blogs and what the hot topics they are talking about are. Then, use the writing skills you have been wanting to show off to churn out a top quality article that no one can resist but to post it up their own blogs and submit to one of these popular bloggers whom you think can drive you the referral traffic you want. They have the traffic and they can help you get it.

3. Interview Successful Internet Marketers

Try to gook up an opportunity to interview a successful blogger or internet marketer and post it up on your blog. Do not worry about getting rejected (you will probably face some) because there will be at least someone out there who is willing to take up that challenge and that will get your engine going.

One thing you may realize is that you do not actually know how to start. My advice is, DON’T be afraid to ask! You will never know if you have missed any possible opportunity if you don’t ask at all. Work faithfully using the above mentioned beginner bloggers’ tips and you will see your initial traffic start flowing in and that will get your blog going like how you want it to.

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Advanced Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Bloggers

Advanced_Affiliate_Marketing_Strategies Certain Strategies That Bloggers Should Do!

While many bloggers are venturing into profiting from affiliate marketing since it is the top money making models raved by many internet guru, there are certain strategies that bloggers like you should follow in order to make your effort more efficient.

You may think that affiliate marketing is as easy as it can be and all you need to do is dump a banner with your affiliate link on your blog or writing a short review about it will make you a millionaire blogger or affiliate marketer. Firstly, get this concept out of your head right now if you want to start right.

1) Give Something Away And Build A Strong List On Your Blog

Your blog is a perfect place to give something away to build yourself a profitable list. Be it a free ebook you wrote, free email course or simply newsletter, your readers will want to get something from you. By building such a list through your blog, you are able to get targeted subscribers because these are people who really read your blog and it will not be too difficult to sell them something.

2) Find Out What Your Prospects Want.

Let’s say you are settled to send out newsletters when your readers subscribe on your blog, try to build relationship with your list by constantly replying each and every email. Show them you actually care for them by pre-selling yourself. Let them know you are interested in them as a person and not just someone who is interested in making quick bucks. Give off yourself freely and you will earn their trust and confidence. Find out what product they actually need. After you have built trust with your email list they will be in the mood to buy from you as a recommendation from a trusted source. You have to get products that you are affiliated with or that you have bought license for, but these products must be of high quality or else you will lose the credibility that took you time to build.

3) Join An Affiliate Network

You should have witnessed many successful bloggers showing off their success with affiliate networks on their blogs. This should be an indication that it is a really good money making opportunity for you. An affiliate network gives affiliates access to 100’s of niche merchant’s products and services. The network uses it’s time and resources to find the clever publishers (like you) who have figured out new ways to drive converting traffic. It also provides a greater variety of top performing, reputable campaigns. In this way, you as affiliates will easily get exposed to up market products such as banner rotations. With a single affiliate network, affiliates can easily work with multiple advertisers, multiple offers and multiple payment style options such as pay per click, pay per lead, pay per impression, etc. all under one umbrella, the affiliate network.

The Secret To Big Profits Selling Affiliate Products From Your Blog

Secret To Big ProfitsThe Secret To Big Profits Selling Affiliate Products From Your Blog

There are thousands of new blogs being created every single day. Some of them are for entertainment purposes and to keep track of one’s life but a large portion of them are created with the sole intention of making the blogger some money. While blogging for cash is a very good way to earn some money, like most things in life, it has to be done correctly in order to be done effectively.

The most important tip to remember when creating a blog specifically to market products is to make sure that the products you do advertise are relevant to your readers. If you have an electronics blog for example, you want to try and sell electronics, or maybe a subscription to an online music website. You wouldn’t want to pitch weight loss products or muscle building products to your audience because that would be completely unrelated.

Before you get to pushing products however, it is vital to create a steady flow of traffic to your blog. To accomplish this you need to provide valuable information to your readers. One of the most effective and easiest ways to do this is by knowing the subject you are blogging about. This will give you a heads up on the competition and will make it a lot easier for you to write on a topic without doing extensive initial research. Always remember to write quality content and establish a reader base before trying to push any affiliate products on them. Do not let your readers feel as if the sole purpose of your blog is to try and sell them something. Instead, make them think that what you are pitching will truly help them and be subtle about it. The more subtle you can be about a product the better results you will have.

Once you write-up some useful content, make sure to get the word out on it. Use social media sites such as Digg to attract people to your site, post relevant comments on other websites, and use article directories like EzineArticles to establish your online presence. If the content is good, you better believe a lot of people will be interested in reading your blog and you might even get a few links from other websites.

To summarize, make sure that you create value for your blog before trying to pitch something to your readers, doing so will produce significantly greater results for your bottom line in the long run.

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How To Improve Your SEO Ranking To Your Blog

blog seo check list5 Tips To Improve Your SEO Ranking To Your Blog

Have you ever wondered how popular websites or blogs secure their spots on the top of the list on search engines like Google, Yahoo or MSN? They follow a “To-Do” list to climb their way up the SEO ladder and these tips work like wonder to improve your SEO ranking to your blog.

1) Target The Right Keyword

Listen up! If you target the wrong keyword, you are probably never going to see any result for the rest of your life. It is very common for all of use to want to go for the popular and big keywords because this is the core of bringing in massive traffic from search engines, but how many of us are able to climb that far up? Be realistic and target keywords which are smaller and longer so you are able to hit the top 10 ranking easier.

2) Build links, build links and build links

After rounds and rounds of research, you should be able to pick out the keyword you want to rank well for. Now, you should focus and work on building links with this targeted keyword. There are umpteen ways of building links and it is all about taking time off to do the dirty work. Below are my suggestions for building links:

  • Article Submission
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Guest Posting
  • Link Exchange
  • Web and Blog Directories Submission

For a more detailed explanation on how to work all these methods out, you can explore the rest of my blog to ensure you don’t miss out on any of them.

3) Work On The Keyword Density

Keyword density is also an important factor that determines the focused keyword of your blog and it is said that the optimum keyword density is approximately 5% to 6%. Despite your effort to ensure the keyword percentage in your articles, do bear in mind that your articles should still be functional and helpful to your readers. After all, writing for your readers is more important writing for search engines because your readers are the one who will support you for the long run.

4) Tweak Your Tags
Search engines give more weight to text enclosed in certain HTML tags such as the tag and the heading tags. So, after optimizing content, have keyword-rich page titles, headings and sub-headings. Try to keep the text under 64 characters. Anything longer might get chopped off by the search engines.

5)  Stay patient, then rinse and repeat
Measure your results using search engine ranking tools and update your website at least once a week as search engines give priority to updated sites. If you do not get listed in the top 10, do not fret. It is a hotly contested page with scores of companies vying for the spot.
Look instead at your blog’s ranking for the keywords. If you have moved up, then you’re right on track. Refine your keywords, include new keywords, optimize your content and get more credible incoming links!