The following article is one of a series of articles which focus on Affiliate, Article and Internet Marketing. All of the articles are based on real experiences and research done over twenty years as a personal and business coach. They are also written in response to questions which I have been asked as well as address common challenges that people have with affiliate marketing, article marketing, internet marketing or running an online business in general. I sincerely hope that you find the following information of value. One idea, one tip, one clue can make all the difference.
Internet Marketing – Blogging As An Effective Internet Marketing Tool, Part 2
Why should we use blogging as an Internet Marketing tool?
Blogging is free and it’s simple. It is easy to maintain. It has a feeling of authenticity in an arena where more and more people are becoming increasingly skeptical about the claims being made by marketers.
However, there are three other very important reasons why we should consider blogging as part of our internet marketing strategy.
Blogging builds credibility. As you get into the habit of posting regularly, as you add more and more highly relevant content on a particular theme,niche or product, your readers will come to realize that they can depend on you. You will be recognized as an expert. This recognition will attract more visitors, more bloggers will link to your blog, increasing your network.
Blogging means residual income. Companies are always on the lookout for effective ways to advertise. When they see the strength and popularity of your blog, don’t be surprised if you are approached with advertising opportunities. Affiliate program managers may also approach you with a request to sign up for their program and promote their product.
A word of caution here. Having gone to all the effort of building a highly respected and trusted blog, don’t throw it’s valued reputation down the pan by promoting inferior products or advertising less than quality companies. Remember credibility and trust are everything.
Blogging builds your market by…
Attracting subscribers – give your visitors every opportunity to subscribe to your newsletter, your ecourse, or to obtain some free bonuses and capture their opt in details, building a happy and loyal list. Just be responsible in using their e-mail address. The last thing you want now are comments on your blog that you have been guilty
Changing your email marketing – just look at the number of very successful internet marketers who are replacing detailed emails with shorter focused emails including links to their blog. Think about it. Your email may only be visible to your subscribers, can be deleted or read and quickly forgotten. An entry on your blog can be permanently archived as well be available to the whole internet.
Gathering important feedback and customer data – provide your subscribers and visitors with the opportunity to give you feedback on a post, or as customers tell you what their ongoing needs are. It is likely that the more comments you get, the more you are going to get as well giving your readers the opportunity to share their views with others. Who knows, you may just get a very strong clue to your next profitable project.
Give your business a boost by effectively using blogging as an Internet marketing tool.
Regularly monitor your traffic, measure your results. Invite comments and suggestions. Remember to link to your blogs from your website(s) and regularly encourage your subscribers to visit your blogs.
Once you have done all these things, you can now ultimately enjoy the benefits of business blogging.
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