You should already be aware how blogging can help to build an internet marketing business. Most people understand that blogging brings them big benefits. As an internet marketer wanting to make an income online, it’s important to fully explore every revenue opportunity available to you. Unfortunately, having the knowledge is not the same thing as putting it into practice. It is a lot easier to know that you need a blog than it is to actually start one. Yet once you get started, building and running your blog are much simpler than most people realize. Below are some tips to get you started.

In many ways, links are the lifeblood of your website or blog. Remember to link some of your posts to other people’s sites; do this at least weekly. Link to sites on similar topics as yours, but you can also link to sites outside of your niche; either way it helps your site appear up to date. You also want to improve your page rank in the search engines, which comes from others linking to you, something that will happen more often when you link to them first. Links to other sites also communicates to people that you are not only interested in selling them something, but are also giving them free and useful information. Linking also means you are reaching out and building your base of contacts, something that is good for making more sales.

Communicate with them other than through the blog. You can send out an automatic message that is sent out every time someone comments on your blog. Instead, you should customize the message to each particular person. A personalized email will consist of addressing the person by name and just briefly mentioning a point or two that they wrote in their comment on your blog. Something as small as a personalized message can have a powerful effect on your visitors because people just don’t do it. All it takes is a simple message to show that you really care about your readers.

Try to leave your comments as open and unmoderated as possible. This won’t be a major problem when you first launch your blog but you must keep it in mind later. Later, once your blog starts to gain more exposure there will be a difference of opinion upon regular visitors and there will also be people spamming your site; this will tempt you to start screening all posts. At all costs don’t give in to this temptation but instead let your blog grow into an environment where people can express their opinion; even if it doesn’t agree with your own. This is the type of place where people love to congregate.

There are lots of hints and tricks that you can use to start a blog for your internet marketing business. Believe it or not, setting up your blog and keeping it running does not have to be a chore. You could find that blogging is a lot of fun! This might mean your blog becomes a way for you to have some fun at the same time as increasing your income. Have some fun with your blog and who knows where it could lead you?

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About Ryan Perry

Ryan Perry has taken his 10+ years of business ownership and hands-on marketing skills and focused them on online marketing. In April of 2009, he started Simple Biz Support with an emphasis on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ryan is propelling local business websites to the top of Google, Yahoo and Bing resulting in increased market exposure and revenue for his clients using a variety of internet marketing tools including blogs, article submissions and video. Additionally, Ryan speaks and vlogs (video blogs) about internet marketing, educating business owners how to effectively use various SEO tools and techniques to promote their business on the internet. Ryan currently resides in Santa Rosa, CA. Connect with Ryan on Google+