7 Keys to Establishing Your Authority as a Blogger

7 Keys to Establishing Your Authority as a Blogger

One of the essential elements to blogging success that I’m sure you’ve heard or read about countless times is the need to establish your reputation in your niche or industry, and to become recognized as an authority.

We all know that a strong reputation and authority can take your blog to another level, but how can you go about gaining authority?

Here are seven keys that you can focus on if you want to build authority within your industry or niche.

Email Marketing Toolbox: 60+ Resources for Email Marketers

Email Marketing Toolbox: 60+ Resources for Email Marketers

Email marketing is a critical part of doing business and making money online. If you’re not already focusing on growing your list, you should make it a priority today. And if you’re already building a list, being able to make even a small increase in conversion rates can have a dramatic impact on the growth of your list and its effectiveness.

With an established email list you’ll be able to stay in close contact with your most loyal followers, offer valuable information and content to them, promote your products and services, and generate traffic to your website or blog. As countless websites and blogs have experienced crushing drops in search engine traffic due to Google’s algorithm changes and updates, growing a mailing list is increasingly important for the long-term stability of your business.

In this post you’ll find links to a wide variety of resources, tools, and articles that can help you in your own email marketing efforts.

Affiliate Marketing vs. Selling Your Own Products. Which is Better?

If you want to sell products from your website or blog you will be faced with the decision of creating your own products to sell or acting as an affiliate to promote other people’s products. Both provide excellent opportunities, but there are some unique pros and cons that should be considered. In this article we’ll take a look at these pros and cons, and hopefully this can help you to decide which path is right for you.

Tips & Tricks to Improve YouTube Statistics

Do you feel disappointed by your number of YouTube views? Would you like to be ranked high in YouTube search results? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Numerous businesses and firms create YouTube videos to promote their products, services, and overall image. As a matter of fact, research suggests that more than 82% of people use YouTube as a promotional tool. This is because they believe it has a positive impact on their business. And you know what? It’s true that YouTube can boost your brand’s recognition to unimaginably high levels. But how exactly can you increase YouTube views, shares and search statistics? Here are a few pointers to borrow to improve YouTube metrics.

7 Awesome Google Search Queries for Finding Link Building Opportunities

Regardless of what type of website you have or how you want to monetize it, getting links from other websites and blogs is critical if you want to build consistent, stable traffic. Links are often desired for their impact on search engine rankings, but the right links can also drive a lot of click through visitors and help to increase your exposure.

While publishing great content may help you to attract some links, you’ll probably need to be proactive in order to really do an effective job at getting quality links. This is especially true if your website or blog is new or does not already have an established audience.

A big part of link building success involves finding the right opportunities, and doing it efficiently. Link building can easily take up huge amounts of time, so finding ways to do it faster is important.

11 Articles From March, 2014 That You Won’t Want to Miss

There is an incredible amount of content being published every day on topics related to internet marketing, social media, and blogging. With so much content it’s often a challenge to find the best articles that you can put to use in your own work. With that in mind, I wanted to mention several outstanding blog posts that have been published across the web this month.

Social Media Marketing Toolbox: 75+ Resources for Effective Use of Social Media

Social Media Marketing Toolbox: 75+ Resources for Effective Use of Social Media

An effective approach to social media marketing can result in floods of traffic to a website or blog. So it is no surprise that most bloggers and marketers place a priority on social media.

If you’re not using social media effectively and efficiently you can wind up wasting hours of your time. In order to make the best use of your time you should take advantage of the many tools and resources available that can help you in various ways.

In this blog post I’ll highlight more than 75 resources that can help you to get more out of your own social media marketing efforts.

10 Steps to Monetizing a Blog with Advertising Sales

Selling advertising space is one of the most notable blog monetization strategies, and many bloggers dream of being able to earn a living simply be selling banner ads on their blog.

Recently I wrote 9 Convincing Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sell Ads on Your Blog, but as I mentioned in that article, there are some situations where it does make sense to sell ads. Most high-traffic blogs can make a decent income from selling ad space, so while it may not be the best monetization option for most bloggers, there are times when it can be an effective strategy.

A few years ago I made the vast majority of my income from selling banner ads on high-traffic blogs, and I learned a lot through the process of attracting advertisers and keeping the ad spots filled. In this article we’ll take a look at 10 steps to making money by selling ads. While there are other monetization methods that I now prefer, like product sales, these tips should prove to be very practical and helpful for bloggers who aspire to sell ads.

50+ Resources for Making Money with Niche Websites

Creating niche websites is one of the more popular ways to make money online, and it can be an especially good option for people who don’t have loads of time to invest in a site on an on-going basis. Building a successful and profitable niche website will take work and time, but with most niche sites the majority of the time is spent at the beginning of the process. Once the site reaches a certain level you can cut back, and it will generally require much less time than an authority blog or most other types of websites.

Another great thing about niche websites is that the process can be duplicated, so you can create as many niche sites as you want. Also, much of the work can be outsourced for reasonable prices, which will even further reduce the amount of time that you’ll need to devote to it.

In this post I want to highlight a number of resources, tools, and websites that can be extremely valuable when building niche sites of your own. Some of these resources are free and others must be purchased, but there is plenty here to get you started on any budget.

9 Convincing Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sell Ads on Your Blog

You want to make money from your blog, right? When it comes to the subject of blog monetization it seems like the first two methods that come to mind are usually AdSense and banner ad sales.

Maybe it’s because these methods seem easy. Or maybe it’s because the most popular blogs sell ads.

But the truth is, for the vast majority of bloggers there are other approaches that are far more effective and profitable than selling ads. Creating and selling your own digital products, promoting other people’s products as an affiliate, and offering premium content or a members-only section have the potential to be much more lucrative for most bloggers.

These monetization methods may not be as quick or easy as slapping some AdSense code into your WordPress theme, but for bloggers who are serious about making money, they are far superior.