Easy Money Through Blogging

Rob Benwell And Blogging To The Bank Review

Rob Benwell is perhaps the most successful blogger on the internet today. The proof is that Blogging to the Bank is up to it’s 3rd version in only two years. Rob really does update his information to ensure his customers are getting the latest techniques to make money online.

The great aspect of Blogging to the Bank is that it is for everyone. If you already have blogs that are struggling to earn even a few dollars a month, or if you are just starting out you can pick up Rob Benwell’s program and fast track your way to generating traffic and income.

The guide contains perhaps the most comprehensive techniques to specifically generate traffic to your site. But that is just the start Rob goes through the complete road map and calls it “The BluePrint of a Blogging Millionaire.”

Perhaps the best aspect I liked about this guide is that Rob not only shows you how to make ongoing money with a blog, but importantly shows you once you have a successful blog up and running that you also have the option to SELL the blog for six figures or more! A lot of other guides I have reviewed missed this aspect.

Selling your blog is a fantastic way to make money. Some people do not always like the aspect of having to constantly update their blog sites. But are experts in setting up blogs to ensure maximum revenue and traffic. While not a comprehensive guide Rob has specific detail about this little known technique of ‘site flipping’.

Think of it as building a basic a house and reselling. You create the site and sell it for huge profits. You can even purchase other people’s blogs that have done a poor job, fix them with the techniques you learn in this guide and re-sell for massive profits! You need to think of you blog as an online asset.

Another aspect that is missed by blogging guides is the importance of email list building. Most guides fail to understand why list building is still a key aspect to make money EVEN when you have a blog. Most people assume that since I have a blog site and update regularly and has an RSS feed I do not need to have an opt-in strategy. Blogging to the Bank goes into detail as to why this is important and a key source of your income.

What about if you do not have a blog and don’t know where to get started? Don’t worry, Blogging to the Bank really caters to the novice with specific strategies on selecting the correct niche that will ensure you can make money. It is important however to understand that you need a niche that YOU are interested in. I think that is one aspect Rob misses in this guide.

If you have no interest in the niche that you are blogging about it is going to eventually turn into a grind and this will come across in the content that you produce. This aspect of blogging can be a whole topic in itself, perhaps Rob will update it in Blogging to the Bank 4! It is important to have a passion about your blogs topic. As someone that has followed Rob Benwell’s techniques, where I have had a personal interest in that niche my income has been 2-3 times greater. Simply because I did more, created more content, worked harder to get traffic and generally enjoyed blogging more.

Result, I got greater rewards. It is not just about selecting profitable niches. The key is a niche that is profitable AND you have an interest in.

For people that are also new, or even for those that already have blogs, Rob goes into specific SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques to generate traffic and ensure you have high rankings in search engines. Updated for version 3, Rob explores specific Web 2.0 traffic generating techniques. I had not really thought much of social bookmarking and social sites as a method of generating traffic and stuck mainly to article marketing.

But Rob really opened my eyes to what I was missing out on. Think more then MySpace or Facebook here. I came across sites that I had never heard of that now generate 100’s of visitors to my blogs AND have implemented the techniques to many other standard websites.

The basics of creating your blog. While this seems like a trivial point, it is perhaps one of the keys to ensuring your success. Sites such as Blogger and Typepad are great platforms and allow novice users that simply want a personal blog to get up and running very quickly.

But if you want to make money blogging, Rob goes into the specifics why owning your blog with your OWN domain name is a key to success. Rob even walks through the basics of how to register a domain and select a host provider. It is much easier then you think and only takes a few minutes to set-up.

These are the main points that I personally appreciated from Blogging to the Bank, Rob Benwell is thanked on a daily basis for the assistance and techniques he teaches people on how to make money online. If this is something you have struggled with or are looking to start a blog then Blogging to the Bank is a complete comprehensive guide.

20 Million Bloggers And Counting ? The Stats Of The Blogosphere

It is confirmed. The Blogosphere continues to grow at a pace no one has anticipated. In fact, it would be very difficult to quote a number as the total tends to change by the second of every day.

The Blogosphere Report

According to the State of the Blogosphere report as of February 2006, Technorati is tracking 27.2 million weblogs and is expected to double about every 5.5 months. The Blogosphere as it is at present is estimated to be over 60 times bigger than it was three years ago. New blog creation is placed at over 75,000 new weblogs everyday which translate to an average of one weblog created every second. It has also been noted that 13.7 million bloggers are still posting three months after its blog creation. This sends a clear message that blogging is becoming a habitual activity.

The report on the Blogosphere growth made in October 2005, showed Technorati tracking 19.6 million weblogs which was expected to double every five months. During this time, there were about 70,000 new weblogs created everyday and that the blogosphere was estimated to be over 30 times as big as three years prior to the report. A comparison between these two recent reports would show that the blogosphere growth is showing no signs of letting-up at the present. Reports prior to that of October 2005 will support this thinking.

While growth brings its benefits as well as its downside, the increasing popularity of blogs brought with it the proliferation of ?spings? or spam pings. These are fake or bogus notifications that a blog has been updated. It is believed that it accounts for as much as 60% of the total pings received by Technorati. This prompted the development of a sophisticated system that mitigates the spings and helps keep spam blogs out of their indexes. Technorati?s efforts on working against this problem are continuous and in cooperation with other players such as Google, Yahoo! and others. Another aspect of the problem is the considerable percentage of new blogs that are either spam, machine-generated or attempts to create link farms or click fraud.

There are about 1.2 million posts made each day and a number of spikes in posting volume are generally seen during major news events. It has become impossible to read all the relevant posts to an issue or subject due to the sheer number of choices. Again, a challenge has been presented as to how to find the most interesting and most authoritative information in a monstrous sea of conversation.

This problem is being sought to be countered through the use of tagging. This is essentially a simple way for bloggers to categorize their posts to assist the searchers in their quest for the right information. There are thousands of categories that have been created to attract influential bloggers to write while more are created everyday to provide the most comprehensive coverage for the reader?s varied needs and requirements.

Most blogs are personal but many of which feature the new influences of consumer decisions. These are the consumers that provide feedback about large brands ranging from positive raves of product excellence to rants about the latest product recall. These have prompted more businesses to consider the relevance of maintaining a blog as part of their regular activities. With so much freedom and availability of on-line information or misinformation, any business would benefit from having their own conversation forum for their brands, products and services to protect their reputation. Blogs provide the chance to give the other side of the story especially for businesses that are on siege with negative feedback.

The Blogosphere Statistics

In the year 2004, which was considered the Year of the Blog, some interesting facts came to the fore with regards to blog readership. A very sharp increase was noted during the most part of the year despite the fact that most American Internet users have no clear idea about blogs. The increase in interest was evident on both the creation and demand sides.

The surge in blog creation and readership was partly credited to the fact that 2004 was an election year in the U.S. with a highly divided electorate. The concentration was on political blogs which spilled over into other areas. Spikes on blog activities were readily seen during Iowa?s caucuses, the beheading of Nicholas Berg and the Southeast Asian Tsunami catastrophe, among others. Blog traffic tends to spike sharply when certain web-communicable events occur.

In a survey conducted during the same year, it was found out that 57% of bloggers are male, 48% are under 30 years of age, 82% have on-line experience for six years or more, 42% live in households earning over $50,000 income annually, 70% have broadband connection at home and 39% have college or graduate degrees. It was also the year that the conversational dynamics of blogs caught on. A considerable percentage of American Internet users have posted comments or other materials on blogs and are regular blog readers. The more active bloggers update their blogs regularly resulting to more than 275,000 posts daily or approximately 11,000 updates an hour.

In the same breath, there seems to be some initial data that says less than 10% of women are political bloggers and approximately 20% only of blog readers are women. There also seems to be a belief that the blogosphere is elite because of the qualifications of most of its bloggers as well as its readers. Its present composition however, may not exactly agree with the said data as gender and educational background have long ceased to be exclusive factors to be considered. Generally, as long as someone has something to say or contribute, the blogosphere will always welcome him/her with open arms.

Several other studies indicate that most blogs are abandoned soon after creation and that only a few are updated regularly. The average lifespan of a blog is very short. Most blogs do not even reach 100 days while some gets abandoned after a year or more. A typical blog would be one that is written by a teenager updating friends of daily happenings in his/her life. The tone would be very informal with no particular concern for form and spelling.

With the phenomenal popularity of blogs, some are quick to point out that it is about to reach its peak and suffer the same fate as an outdated fashion. Blogs? attraction can be largely attributed to the novelty attached to it, but it can be tiring when overdone. Bloggers should look for that balance where frequency and relevance come together.

Blogging may be replaced sometime in the future by some technical innovations. That is just the way it is in modern technology. The good thing about it is that some things like the need to converse with another would remain. So even if blogging goes, a better alternative would surely come that would serve the same purpose, but definitely in an improved way.

3 Killer Tactics For Making Money From Ads On Your Blog

I remember back in 2007 when I created my first blog, It was the central hub for my online marketing ventures. I would log on whenever I could and post about what I had been up to, sharing methods and advice with my subscribers. Little did I know that there was money to be made directly from my blog from advertising, but it did not take long for me to do a little research and implement some methods to help my blog bring in the Dollars.

There are at least 3 killer tactics for making money from ads on your blog and they are:

1. Paid Ads. If your blog gets a decent amount of traffic people are quite happy to pay you to advertise their product, service or website on your site. The most effective way to find people who would like to pay you to advertise for them is to simply write a post advertising the fact you are willing to advertise someones product etc. There is not set price for this as value can depend on how much traffic your blog receives, ad positioning, etc, prices would be negotiated between you and the customer to make sure the cost suits both parties, usually the advertisement incurs a monthly fee from the customer depending on how long he/she would like you to advertise their product etc.

2. Banner Ads. Banner ads are graphics which you place on your blog advertising any site, product or service which has banners for you to use. You receive payment in the form of affiliate find banners to advertise on your blog, simply search the Internet for products related to your niche and find the affiliate section of their site, in most cases you simply have to copy and paste the HTML code into your blog to make the banner visible. Banner ads are good way to make money and also a good way to make your blog aesthetically pleasing and depending on the commissions available from the product owner, can make you a great deal of cash.

3.Google AdSense. Google AdSense is a pay per click advertising system where by google automatically tailors the ads depending on keywords in your site, for example if your niche is Dog Training and you often refer to Dog Training in your blog, then google will recognize this and tailor the ads to the Dog Training niche. You get paid each time an ad is clicked. The beauty of this type of advertising is you don’t need to make a sale to earn money.

Advertising on your blog is a good way to earn some extra Dollars, however you must make sure you don’t make the mistake of advertising products irrelevant to your niche on your site as people who are looking at your Internet Marketing site are not likely to be interested in Gardening products. nevertheless if you implement these methods on your blog I am sure you will start to see some extra cash roll into your account.