What Is The Difference Between A Blog And A Website?

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Good question! What is the difference between a blog and a website? That’s a question I had years back when I first built my first website. The website I built was a complete disaster to be honest but it did teach me something. And that was I was completely lame when it came to technology.

Sure I had been to some basic computer classes in college but nothing that taught me how to build a website. And almost thirty years later while I know a whole lot more than I did back then, I consider myself needing much more training.

But the difference between a website and a blog is a website is something that usually in today’s marketplace is something companies use to sell services or products. A website can also be for personal use where we share our pictures and memories with family and friends. Inside that website we often find a place where blogs are.

And the blogs can be written as in telling stories or reviewing products. In fact a blog can be so many different things but the best way to know what a blog is would be to know that a website has different pages and a blog is a series of posts that the author writes within that website.

This may sound confusing but in today’s digital era we often see websites that promote services and products and building a website today is much easier than it was a couple decades ago. Now you can have a website up and running within minutes with built in SEO and HTML options. All you have to do is create pages and posts and you’re pretty much in business. Add some pictures and links and you’re good to go.

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That’s really up to you and what you’re looking to create. If you are a company looking to offer products or services then a website would be your best bet. If you’re looking to share your experiences on a travel vacation then a blog works well. You can write blogs on your website or just create a blog with a webpage. It’s up to you how much time and effort your want to put into all of it.

A website that generates traffic organically can be done by writing blogs in that niche. If you write consistently over time that blog will generate traffic when someone searches and through this website owners can generate sales or gain leads for their service. It’s probably the best way to generate traffic because it is more specific than other types of traffic like that obtained through social media.

Hopefully this starts to make sense to you. But what if you just want to start a blog to share with your friends and family? That’s fairly easy. You can start with a basic webpage or website like Weebly.com or Blogger.com and begin building a website or webpage blog that can be free or very close to it.

For those looking to start a business as a blogger, there is something called affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a way of making sales through the use of a website which usually uses blogs to generate traffic and sales. And the best way to do this is join a platform like Wealthy Affiliate to start building your web business.

Keep It Simple When Building A Blog Or A Website

This is probably the best advice I can give anyone looking to start their business as a blogger or if you are looking at just blogging about your daily life. Either way both can be a fun way of expressing yourself and many people find blogging very therapeutic.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you have on either building an affiliate website or beginning to blog. I like offering tips and suggestions!

Here’s to your success!

Dave @ Blogging Tips For Newbies

What Do The Best Online Businesses Start Out As?

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I was looking at online opportunities for people who stay at home and had to ask myself “What do the best online businesses start out as?” I know this sounds a bit strange but I see so many want to start an online business but don’t really know what kind of business they should start.

Is it digital marketing, wholesale selling or doing something like selling on Ebay? I thought about that and decided that what I considered the best online businesses start out as had to be affiliate marketing.  Continue reading “What Do The Best Online Businesses Start Out As?”

How To Increase The Traffic Of Blogs For Income

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One thing I have always wondered is how do I increase the traffic of blogs for income on my website? While it seems a relatively easy task, my first year of working on my website showed little traffic.

It wasn’t that I wasn’t writing content. It wasn’t like I just slacked off trying either. It was more like hitting a brick wall day after day until I started to research how blogs aquire traffic.

No, it wasn’t what I thought either.

What did I think was the best way to get quality traffic to my site? Social media. That’s right. I would write a blog and immediately post to Twitter, Facebook and a number of other social media outlets only to find that it wasn’t working. Was I getting traffic? Yes. Was I getting conversions? No.

Why was this? I needed to know so I began to study why my blogs were stagnent in the traffic department. And HERE is what taught me how to get traffic to my site. Now, many of the methods are really awesome that I found but I also learned something else.

Just because you get traffic, it doesn’t mean people will stick around. 

By nature people are curious. They want to see what happens next. So, if I tweet out a blog with an awesome title, sure people are going to click. But in the world of affiliate marketing you are not getting paid for clicks. This isn’t Utube. And people will click away from your blog real quick if you use Clickbait techniques. It’s important to be honest in your title as well as you content.

What’s the best kind of traffic? Organic traffic!

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In a nutshell this type of traffic is what you want because it comes organically through people’s active search online. You place higher in the search engines and you will see more organic traffic.

Same applies if you have had your website online for a while. Organic traffic produces much higher conversions because it’s what people are looking for in your content keywords.

How do you get organic traffic? Here’s where things can get a bit tricky but all is not lost. Not at all.

If you keep writing blogs on your website and don’t quit you will begin to see organic traffic. It may take some time but it will happen. The secret which really is not secret is to keep writing even when you don’t see results.

Keep at it week after week and you will see some awesome results. It just takes time like anything in life.

How long does it take? I always say expect to keep plugging away for at least six months before you see results. It may come sooner depending on your niche but once you begin to see organic traffic you will definitely begin to see your website take off and this is when you will see some conversions.

It doesn’t happen fast but consistency will be your best friend when it comes to this type of traffic.

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In my experience with social media I have seen some conversions but you have to be very careful and not spam your blog links everywhere and anywhere.

You will need to be sparingly when using social media to aquire traffic and most of that traffic may not produce anything. And that is no reason to become frustrated.

You can end up with some strange results too. I have had some people revisit my blogs with social media and even leave messages but not much else.

This is why I try and focus on organic traffic for the most part with my blogs. It has the highest rates of conversions and can really help you with sales.

While social media may seem to be the way to go to get some quick traffic to your website, in the long run you may just be wasting a whole lot of time and money if you go this route.

My suggestion?

Stick with writing quality content on your website and don’t give up until you begin to see organic traffic. This type of traffic will generate more interest which will equate to more sales!

Where Will You Be In A Years Time?

Hopefully you will be doing well both financially and healthwise. But we never know what will come our way in life which is why it’s important to follow your dreams whatever they may be. Have you been working feverishly on your website and getting no traffic?

That’s ok especially if you’re in your first year of building you site.

It takes a while to see any type of traffic with the search engines. But I can tell you that if you stick it out, eventually you will see results and organic traffic will come. Until then, keep pushing forward.

Here’s to your success

Dave

 

 

 

Retired And Need Extra Money? Why Not Blog For It?

 

Retired And Need Extra Money?

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Like many baby boomers in 2018 I have found myself in a position on a set income and needed to find a way to supplement that income. For many baby boomers who found success in the 80’s and 90’s the coming decades have been somewhat difficult for them to sustain their way of living. Gone are the days of pushing the body to the limits in manual type of jobs and with technology being more geared towards younger generations of workers, many baby boomers have found themselves wondering what the future holds. But, all is not lost if you are one of these people who feel they have been left behind. In fact there is an industry which is available for those who feel forgotten and can actually boost self esteem and allow themselves to make an income.

That way of making an income is BLOGGING!

What am I talking about here? Simple really and it’s something I started over two years ago when I realized I had too much time on my hands and not enough disposable income to make me feel comfortable in my 50’s. Retired from electrical work and the Marine Corps I found myself saying I’m retired and need extra money. I researched the topic and found that yes, many people do make money as bloggers and that’s all I needed to know. I found that there was a way to create a niche, build a website and make money with that website. Here is what I learned.

Find out how to build your own niche website HEREin your spare time.

 

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Here is where you have to trust me in what I am telling you. Yes, blogging really can make you money but it won’t come overnight. In fact it may not come for months but if you put in the time and effort you can and will make money at it. You just have to believe in yourself, work hard and dedicate yourself and learn how to apply some basic principles of the industry.

My blogging venture now has allowed me to do what I want when I want. I no longer stress about making ends meet and can see my future becoming brighter with each blog that I write. How does it work? On this website I earn commissions from those who sign up for a free Wealthy Affiliate account. But on my other website I earn when someone buys something through my affiliate links. And that is the way you can earn money with your own website. The key is to keep building your site until it gets traffic which then can produce some awesome sales. You really can earn two ways with the program I use. By building a website with affiliate links to products or earning comissions from people who sign up on the platform used for training to become an affiliate marketer.

Are You Motivated To Earn Extra Money?

Whether you are motivated to earn with your blog or you just really want to try something to see if it’s a fit I would encourage you to check out blogging for an income. And the faster you start the quicker you can earn. It’s that simple. It’s not like digging a ditch or working a nine to five job either. The trickiest part will be learning how to blog effectively and to market that blog. And HERE is how I learned.

I was thinking I was retired and need extra money so I put my mind to thinking outside the norm. I didn’t want to accept I was done so I found blogging. It didn’t cost me alot to learn the process either. About a dollar a day to get full training and a platform that had support and the web builder and everything I needed to get started. And free hosting! All I had to do was go through the lessons and apply them to my writing of my blog. With time this website has grown quite large with good traffic and referrals.

I look at my life now as a blogger who shows other aspiring entrepreneurs how to build their own blog and make money doing it. It isn’t rocket science and it’s a lot of fun. You just have to trust me when I tell you that it does pay off. Whether you’re retired like me or just starting out in the work force I think you can succeed at this. Just give it a chance.

Start your blogging career HERE!

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How To Increase Blog Traffic Fast For Affiliate Websites

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You’re looking to increase blog traffic fast for affiliate websites right? For all of the things you may be doing right, it’s important to understand how Google sees your content before opting to go to paid traffic or other ads that may just end up costing you a boatload of money that you really don’t want to waste. What’s the best way to increase your traffic? Research and be consistent with your writing.

Now, I know that may not be what you want to hear but to be honest their is no push button way of increasing your traffic to your affiliate websites. Sure, if you search online you will find all kinds of schemes and scams that will guarantee they will get you up to 500 percent more traffic than you are getting now. And no, it’s not illegal for them to do and yes they will deliver traffic to your website but there’s a catch.

Most if not all of the traffic being sent to you will be bots or traffic from people who are not interested in what you are offering. 

I know it sucks and I have learned over the years that buying my traffic from ads and paid traffic services are pretty much like throwing money down the toilet. I think it’s sad that some of these so called companies sell to unsuspecting individuals a service that’s totally worthless.

Of all the non organic ways to get traffic I believe that if you are going to use anything other then go for an ad on Facebook or any popular social network site. If you have a product you believe in and use the tools to build a successful ad and target the right traffic sources then you can get some conversions. But, you will have to do your homework and learn how to build a successful ad on a social network website. Do, it half as#ed and you’re going to lose your money.

 

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This blog website you are checking out is about 2 1/2 years old and has over 300 blog posts. For the first year of working on this website I saw very little traffic but after a year the traffic started coming in little by little. The more content I created with quality keywords showed me much better traffic as the months went on. And this wasn’t paid traffic. This was all organic traffic which is what you want to get.

Now looking back to the title of this article “How to increase blog traffic fast for affiliate websites” I have to admit that there is only one true way to get quality traffic to your website that will increase your odds of success. And that is going to be getting organic traffic which does take time. The good news is if you are consistent in your writing then you definitely will see organic traffic within the first year.

I wish I could tell you there was an easier way and that you can make a killing with your affiliate websites overnight but it just doesn’t happen unless you really really understand the industry and know what the heck you’re doing right off the bat.

Look at it this way. You’re building a long term business with your blog website. You want it to grow with time and it will if you put the time in and write consistently and gain a reader base. Pick a niche you really love and run with it. Post videos, write reviews and learn from your mistakes but most of all have fun with it. It’s your baby and you need to love it to watch it grow.

Here’s to your success!