Oct 22 2008

Tips on How to Start and Keep Up Your Own Blog 9

Tips on How to Start and Keep Up Your Own Blog 9

Your blog as a new stream of income

Not only is a blog fast to market, so to speak, and easy for one person even with few website skills to maintain, it also has the potential to make money for you almost from the get go.

You can become an affiliate through a variety of different programs, and produce content on the topics related to the products you are selling. Plus, you can write reviews, sell others eBooks, and more. (More about affiliates later and in the affiliate’s category at this site)

In addition, I could use it as a lead generation tool, giving people a free newsletter, either with unique content and a free special report that would lead to a paid product, or auto-delivery of my blog postings through an RSS feed direct to their email box every time a new article went live.

The more you contact people with relevant and interesting information they have asked for, the more likely it is that they will come to trust your opinions, and buy from you.

With my travel site, I am also able to offer big special discounts through my affiliates, deals they will not get anywhere else.

Frankly, these days, anyone who has a website can’t afford NOT to take the trouble to sign up as an affiliate, because even if you never ever get anyone to by, YOU can shop and win. That’s right, you can take advantage of any of the deals you post at your own site, and save some really significant cash.

You not only get the discount offered, you get commission back on the transaction. I get even more bang for my buck by using a credit card that gives me points or cash back on the transaction.

My favorite credit card of all is my Upromise one, because every time I use it, I am putting money directly into my kids’ college fund.