Marketing Secrets Tip: Can You REALLY Make Money From “Making Money”?

Can You REALLY Make Money From “Making Money”?

Yes.

Those that have it want more.

Those that don’t have it want some.

And of course, everyone NEEDS it. 

I don’t know how many people come online each day trying to find a way of making money, but it’s a lot.

 I know I did.

Did you?

Through some luck and a fair bit of hard work I found out how to do it.

And the fact that I am known as a successful Internet Marketer is a valuable commodity. I  make money online and therefore I am qualified to teach others how to do the same.

But the problem comes when you don’t know who is giving out true information and who’s is just plain bogus.  The new saying ‘fake it ‘till you make it’ is a very real concept online for many marketers.

There are ways to get into the ‘how to make money’ niche without actually making money, and more importantly without scamming anyone. Offers a free master resell rights product just for joining your list.

Once you’ve found your online money making method it gets easier – far easier – to make more because you can share with others how to do it.

This is ONE of the biggest Master Keys to earning money online

WRITE ABOUT YOUR OWN MONEY MAKING METHODS AND SELL ‘EM!

If you can find a foolproof method of making $50 a day from some technique or strategy than people will pay you FAR more than that to share it with them.

$50 a day?

Surely that’s not a big enough ‘secret’ to sell?

Of course it is, because creating money from a PC and Internet connection is nothing less than alchemy to some people – it’s like creating gold from lead.

…..and if you can make $50 a day online, you can replicate the process and make MORE.

That’s what people are buying when you sell your technique in an eBook – not $50 a day but potential…they’re buying the possibility of becoming rich.

And all you need to do is undertake your normal $50 a day process, write it down, take screenshots and sell it.

Camtasia or Camstudio (software) now provide the tools you need to make simple vides of your technique to sell. You’ve probably seen the ones – they show what you’re doing ‘live’ on your PC while you narrate the process.

These are very popular (or we’re told they’re popular) and some say they’ll replace ebooks. Personally I doubt it but they are a great way of putting together a product quickly and effectively.

Should you be afraid of revealing your money making secrets?

No.

Chances are, only a handful of people that buy your guide will ever put the information to ANY use. Sure, they’ll read it. Maybe even get excited enough to take a few baby steps towards beginning down their own money-making path. But very few people ever complete this process. You can’t fight human nature, which is quite a relief for us marketers!

Some clever marketers even give away their techniques for free, holding just one thing back – the TOOLS needed for the job.

Nothing wrong with this – it’s a standard marketing technique.

For example if you write a book about how to make $1,000 a week from your mailing list, and to undertake the process ALL the reader needs is some list-building software.

Guess who’s selling the list-building software for $200??

I don’t do this.

Not because I’m a nice guy, but because I realize that providing an excellent quality money making method will ensure that the next time I decide to reveal one of my secrets it’ll sell well because people trust me and know I deliver a decent product.

Which is my final point here. You don’t have to limit yourself to selling just ONE  “How I Make Money Online” product. Methods change or improve over time.  So long as you are still learning new methods you remain qualified to write another information product on the subject.

This is one of the biggest tricks of the trade – I’m giving you the Master Keys to open the Internet Marketing money pit here (how many IM clichés can I get into one sentence??)

Once you find a genuine way to make money online, you’ll make MORE money selling the method of how to do it than you will using the techniques.

Why You Actually Need WordPress Plugins?

wordpress plugins

In addition to customizing the look and feel of your blog, you can also choose to add plugins to your WordPress blog that will enhance your website and work as extensions of the blog software that can make your blog more interactive as well as easier to manage.

In order to put these plugins to work for you, you simply download them from the developers website and upload them into your wp-content/plugins in the same way that you uploaded your themes.

And just like a theme, you need to activate each plugin from within your WordPress admin center before it becomes active and visible on your blog.

Sometimes a plugin will require more than just activating it. For example, a popular plugin that helps blogs do better in the search engines requires that you configure the settings before using it.

If ever a plugin requires additional information in order to function properly, you will see a new link appear in your navigation menu (from within the “Plugins” area) that will give you more information about that specific plugin.

One example of a useful plugin is found at http://www.wpeasier.com .Plugins are exceptionally useful, especially when optimizing your website for the search engines. You can find here the best plugin according to need your site.

How to Start Generating Traffic?

All too often, a website does not get traffic simply because there are no real and reliable efforts carried out to do so. Sometimes, this is because of a lack of knowledge as to how to go about it, but most times, it is more due to the habit of overanalyzing the issue and not taking action.

What is constantly not realized is that even if the action taken is not perfect, some action is far better than no action at all.

Best advice as far as generating traffic is concerned is therefore to pick something, and stick with it. Then, once you’re done, pick something else and stick with that too. This way, at very least you’ll end up with a couple of well developed streams of traffic, which may not be perfect, but will still end up bringing in visitors.

Let’s look at some of the best sources of traffic that you should be tapping into:

1. Search Engines

When anyone is looking for something online, where is the first place that you think they’d head? That’s right – search engines.

For a long time now, search engines have been at the very heart of the internet experience, by being the navigation method of choice. All that has changed is the popularity of various search engines over the years, with Google currently dominating the pack by a king-sized margin.

With this in mind, it is reasonable to want to be getting your slice of the pie as far as search engine traffic is concerned, and how that can be done is simply by ensuring your pages start to show up within the first page (or at least, first few pages) of search engine results for terms of your choice.

These ‘terms’ are known as keywords, and they’re what form the brunt of how you can get targeted search engine traffic.

Basic Keyword Research

In order to find out what keywords to aim for, there is some research that needs to be done. Fortunately, it isn’t too complicated a process, but there are just a few concepts behind selecting ‘good’ keywords that should be discussed.

  • Search Volume

Basically, it is the amount of searches of the keyword you’re looking at, and is either measured as ‘searches per month’ or ‘searches per day’. It should go without saying that more searches is definitely better.

  • Competing Websites

For each keyword, there are bound to be at least some competing websites also targeting the same term (although, maybe not by purpose). Just searching for the keyword you’re looking at in Google will give you an idea of how many competing websites there are. If there aren’t many, then that’s great for the keyword.

So essentially, what you’re looking for is a high number of searches for a keyword with very little competition. One of the easiest keyword tools to get started with is Google Adwords Keyword Tool.

On top of that, to further narrow down keywords, there are the questions of how targeted it is, and also, how profitable. A targeted keyword is really just one that relates to the niche that you’re in fairly well, but profitability of a keyword is a completely different kettle of fish.

One of the most common ways that marketers measure profitability is to see if, when the keyword is searched for on Google, any advertisements appear. If they do, then chances are that it is a fairly profitable keyword.

The other way to do so is simply trial and error.

Based on these considerations, it should not be too difficult to come up with a reasonably sized list of ‘good’ keywords that can be used to target search engine traffic.

Creating Keyword Rich and SEO-d Content

Once you have a list of keywords, all that remains is to insert them into your content creation. Now, this does not mean you should ‘stuff’ them in as much as possible, because at the end of the day the traffic that you’re getting will be in the form of actual people, who probably won’t respond too well to illegible ‘stuffed’ keyword content.

Widely accepted by both search engines and people is the common 1% to 3% keyword density rule. All that means is that you should, for each keyword, have between 1 to 3 appearances per 100 words. If it is a particularly ‘long’ keyword, then limiting it to 1 or 2 is more than enough really.

Fairly effective as far as formulas go is the idea of having the presence of 1 ‘short’ keyword and 2 ‘long’ keywords per article or piece of content.

As soon as search engines latch on to these keywords, you’ll at very least have your website appearing in the right ‘target’ bracket. So, all that would remain is to actually start scaling the pages until you appear as close to the top of the search results as possible.

For SEO purposes, while meta-tags are largely unused nowadays, it still is a good idea to have them in there, just in case. Title tags and description tags in particular are important, with keyword tags of lesser value, but still occasionally relevant.

Realistically, it never hurts to cover as many bases as possible as far as SEO is concerned.

Importance of Backlinks

How you end up near the top of any search results actually ties in closely with the algorithm that search engines use to ‘rank’ websites. Different search engines would do this differently of course, but it is only logical to focus first on the largest and most widely-used search engine of them all: Google.

Far as Google goes, there is one thing that has been proven to affect search engine rankings, and that is actual links by other third-party websites to your own, which are called ‘backlinks’.

For all purposes and effects, these ‘backlinks’ are counted as ‘votes’ regarding the quality of your website, and is based on the logic that the more websites that are actually linking too you, the better your website must be.

Due to this, one of the ways to start scaling search engine results is to start building up a reliable base of backlinks. Admittedly, the ‘quality’ of those backlinks does count too, and link-exchanges do not tend to work anywhere near as well as a backlink from a high authority (and high Page Ranked) website.

Note: Page Rank is basically a quantity, between 0 and 10, which Google assigns to websites based on how ‘good’ its algorithm thinks they are.

Later on, we’ll talk about social bookmarking, but at this juncture it should be enough to note that social bookmarking is one way to get backlinks. Similarly directories are too, as are forums and blog commenting.

We’ll be discussing the latter two a bit later on too. But for now, that should suffice.

Warning: Do not build backlinks ‘too fast’ or Google could latch onto your website and penalize you. Backlink building is fine, but ‘spam’ is not, and if you’re getting 1000 new backlinks in a short span of time, it could end up being flagged.

2. Social Bookmarking and Social Networks

Commonly known as ‘Web 2.0’ promotion, social bookmarking and social networks form a new type of promotion that has rapidly gained ground. Previously, it was mentioned that these represented a valuable source of backlinks, and that much is certainly true.

However, apart from the backlinks that come as part and parcel of marketing efforts involving these websites, there is also the additional possibility of receiving traffic through those backlinks. After all, if there is an interesting bookmark that draws the attention of the crowds of people who flock to social websites, then there will probably be a correspondingly high amount of visitors who want to know more.

Despite this, there are two things that one should be aware of regarding social bookmarking, and social networks:

  • Not every piece of content is going to do well in social bookmarking websites. For the most part, the content that does do well when social bookmarked is those that are deemed to be ‘fresh’, ‘hip’, expertly informative, or even controversial.
  • Research has shown that traffic from social bookmarking websites tends to have a very high ‘bounce rate’. What this means is that very few visitors that come in through social bookmarks will actually end up staying around long enough to browse your website.
  • Some social bookmarking websites are very niche specific, so finding those in your niche could presumably not only increase the value of the backlinks obtained, but also allow you to do much better due to the relevancy and automatic targeting of traffic.

Being a relatively easy and painless way to gain backlinks, and also build up yet another traffic stream, social bookmarking is certainly worthwhile.

3. Article Marketing

Another easy way of gaining both backlinks and traffic, article marketing is more powerful than many first realize. In fact, some people use it solely for the backlink value, and by doing so, are ignoring a potentially incredible source of extremely targeted traffic.

On the whole, the entire process of article marketing could be summed up by describing it as writing an article, and submitting it to article directories. By including a link of your choice in the ‘resource box’, you will be gaining back links.

However, if it is to be a true source of traffic, then there is much more to the process than simply that. Firstly, the article must be keyword targeted, just like your content, in order to enable people to find it.

Apart from that, the article itself must be a ‘presell’ of your website, albeit in a non-promotional way. Good articles for submission are those that relate to the content of your website, and guide the reader to the resource box which would contain a call to action.

It is here that the article culminates its usefulness, and the call to action should be convincing, and supply the reader with a good reason to want to visit your website.

Note: To further get readers to visit your article, some basic promotion of it through social bookmarking, could help it rank higher and thus increase the traffic flow.

One argument regarding article marketing is that it is a ‘short term’ solution, which basically requires you to submit content to a third party website as opposed to building up your own. While this is very true, at the same time, it is a way that you can tap into the already-high page rank and reputation of article directories.

What you end up with is a high-up search result that basically advertises your website, which is not too shabby at all.

4. Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising

Speaking of advertising, yet another great way to gain traffic is to advertise. Through PPC advertising, whereby you only actually pay when your advertisement is clicked, you end up essentially paying per visitor.

As far as value for money goes, this would seem to be a no brainer.

Running a PPC campaign however, is slightly more involved than it sounds. Where there is high competition for a certain keyword, you’re going to need to pay more per click for your advertisement to appear often. Thus, it boils down to a question of keyword research again, and finding targeted, but low-competition keywords which you can then exploit.

Properly carried out, this is one of the easiest ways to gain traffic quickly, though admittedly, you do have to pay for it.

5. Forums

For almost every niche, there are forums around online where people would flock to discuss the issues that surround it. Naturally, this represents a base of potential traffic that you could tap into, but the question that should be asked is, “How?”

Obtaining traffic from a forum can sometimes be a long process. Most good forums tend to have been established, and you will have to establish yourself within the forum so that the others there view you as an important and trusted contributor.

If you can accomplish this, then your suggestions are bound to be taken more seriously, as will your links.

Before you get to this level though, you can always start off by including a link in your signature, as is the generally accepted practice with most forums. Be sure to read and abide by the forum’s rules though, the last thing you want to happen is that you end up getting banned for some offence that you did not realize was an offence.

Who knows, once you are very reputable, you could end up tapping into a huge stream of traffic from a forum.

6. Blog Commenting

Quite frankly, this has fairly similar characteristics as forum posting, but in most blogs there is no real need to build up a reputation. Just find blogs in your niche that welcome commenting, and are not opposed to having backlinks posted, and comment away.

Be sure that your comments and links are relevant though, else chances are that the moderators will act swiftly to remove them.

Keeping Traffic Flowing

After the initial traffic bases are mostly covered, you could even entertain other options to keep your traffic flowing in. List building, Joint Ventures, and setting up your very own affiliate program, are all fairly decent options, but work best after you’re already somewhat established within your niche.

As long as the basics we’ve been covering above are there though, you should be receiving a fairly steady and decent amount of traffic, even in the most competitive of niches.

All that it is left for you to do then is start converting that traffic into sales, and you’ll be well on your way to the thriving online business that is coveted by many.

What is Targeted Traffic?

One of the best ways to explain targeted traffic is through this example:

Assuming you had a website that is centered on the dog grooming niche. It’d undoubtedly be a place where your visitors could check out various techniques of dog grooming, learn about some of the common problems when grooming dogs, and so on.

What is Targeted Traffic

Now, if you somehow ended up getting a ton of traffic, but it all came from people looking for alien conspiracy theories, well… you’d undoubtedly notice that most of your visitors just leave your website immediately since it is not what they were looking for.

Admittedly, that is a slightly wild example, but it serves to illustrate the point fairly well. Even if your visitors were looking for something more closely related to your niche, such as dog training tips, or dog healthcare tips; the end result would be the same once they discover that you are not offering what they want.

Due to this, you want the traffic that does get to your website to consist of people who actually want to learn about dog grooming and are genuinely interested in it. If you can get a steady stream of such people flowing in, then without a doubt your conversion rate would be higher.

Actually, you could conceivably obtain traffic that is even more targeted.

Assuming you have monetized your blog to sell eBooks about dog grooming, then if the traffic that goes to your website consists of mostly people who already intend to buy resources about dog grooming – well, that would be very ideal.

At the end of the day, the more tightly focused and targeted your traffic is, the greater your results.

Automatic SEO Tags – Best WordPress Plugin

Automatic SEO Tags - Best WordPress Plugin

Search Engine Optimization is a process to improve the visibility of your site in Google search rankings. There are different aspects of SEO and the way to improve its visibility. Hence, it is literally very confusing for some webmasters on which to work on when everything seems equally valuable.

It is good to see that most developers have launched their SEO plugins to help the webmasters to create their SEO-friendly sites. With the help of these plugins, you don’t have to be an SEO master to ensure high ranking of your site in search engines.

Automatic SEO Tags is a tool to take the queries coming from search engines and to add them as tags to the post. Just activate the plugin to run it. You don’t have to adjust any settings. Only 20 tags or less are added to each post to avoid over-tagging. Input is not moderated, it’s sanitized.

Automatic SEO Tags - Best WordPress Plugin

Once added, you can remove tags manually. It supports search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and Altavista. It weighs only 40 kb. This ultra-light plugin creates SEO tags automatically and compresses JPEG files for your posts.

Key Features

  • Automatic SEO Tags creates the following automatically –
    1. Open graph description tag for Facebook
    2. Meta Description tag
    3. Twitter card image tag
    4. Meta Author tag
    5. Twitter Card title Tag
    6. OpenGraph (OG) URL tag for Facebook
    7. OG Title Tag
    8. OG Type Tag
    9. article:publisher tag
    10. OG Site Name tag
    11. article:author tag
  • Regular updates
  • Documentation added
  • Compresses JPEG images automatically

How to Use Blogs to Drive Traffic to Your Site

How to Use Blogs to Drive Traffic to Your Site

Business blogs or blogs created by business organizations are getting very popular these days.  As more people realize just how powerful blogs can be for many reasons, more webmaster are more than ready to inculcate blogs into their website platform. Blogs can be used to dive traffic t your main website and here are some reasons why?

Reason #1: Dynamic

No one wants to be associated with a dull and lifeless website with a persona attached to it.  Blogs that has life and comes with a real person who is behind those pages is more attractive to the visitors. People are more willing to fork out money to be spent on websites that hey are confident will be responsive towards any form of queries of troubles they may face when using those products and services.

Reason #2: Search Engine

The search engines love new contents and blogs have the uncanny ability to ping the search engines every time a new post is being made to the blogosphere. Not surprisingly, blogs are indexed faster than static web pages. Pages from a blog are believed to be able to rank better on the search engines rather than static pages on a website.  Traffic from the search engines is the most targeted one around, and has the highest conversion rate in the online world; this makes it exceptionally enticing for webmaster to use blogs to drive traffic from his source.

Reason #3: Ease of Maintenance

Blogs come equipped with its own internal linking system and will automatically update all related links and internal pages every time a new post is made.  This is different in static pages where you have to manually link the pages together and create a new version of the site map if those pages were changed in any way.

Reason #4: Blog Directories

Blogs can be listed on directories that would give them the additional traffic. Every webmaster dreams of having tons of traffic daily to their websites and having an active blogs that is listed on blogs directories can certainly add to that amount. There are hundreds and thousands of blogs directories on the Internet that relates to any particular niche and by listing on as many of these would certainly give you that additional traffic you need.

Reason #5: Links

Pages from blogs are easily linked to by others as a form of reference as they are fresh information and highly relevant to the latest development happening in any particular industry. This offers a highly enticing form of link baiting where one successful post may be inked to by hundreds or even thousands of other blogs related to the topic in question which would give free link back to the site. Links pointing to the site will raise its rank on the search engines, which means more traffic to the website as a result.

These are just five reasons why people use blogs to drive traffic to a website.  There are many advantages to having on blog on your main website or on a separate platform that is pointing to it.

How to Make Blogging a Pleasurable and Profitable Hobby

Blogging can be a fun and enjoyable activity in our pastime.  Millions of people who have discovered the wonders of blogs and have utilized this platform as an enjoyable way to spend pleasurable moments working at the computer and sharing ideas, experiences and express their own views and opinions on current events. Certainly there is much fun to be derived from this favorite pastime of many.  But how do we make this pleasurable hobby profitable as well?

There are many ways you can make profits money from blogging.  A blog can be the platform for you to share your own special expertise with the rest of the world.  It really doesn’t matter what your passion may be there are people who would be interested in your talents and interests and blogs can be a very good way to gain exposure.

The first thing to do when you first start out blogging is to deliver string, passionate posts.  This means that you should have enough material to blog on or write about and do it passionately with feeling and enthusiasm.  People can easily distinguish between random ramblings of a half-baked blogger who is doing it for the purpose of getting words to pages and one who is absolutely passionate about his writings. 

This is the only way you can get the attention of your visitors and make them come back again and again to visit you.  The blogosphere is full of related posts on similar topics and people want to be entertained when they read your posts so be sure to deliver the message with full-impact if you want them coming back again.

The next thing is to blog on regular basis. If you come up with sporadic excellent posts, your visitors will not have a regular routine for them to visit and most likely they will tend to lose interest over a period of time. Be sure to set a regular time to blog each day or week and keep to this schedule no matter how inclined you feel to pursue other things. Be disciplined if you want success from your blogging effort.

The last tip to make money from your blogging work is to find the best way to monetize your blog.  There are plenty of ways you can do this but you don’t wan to spam your post or blog platform with these money-making ads or you will turn off your visitors fast.  So be sure to select only two or thee that you really like and test it out on your blog for a week or two.  If one or two doesn’t deliver the results you want, then consider changing it until you find those that does. 

Once you have established yourself as a regular blogger with a string of followers then make sure you don’t slacken up and neglect the necessary work to keep working at it.  There would need to be a continuous effort to sustain your success and ensure your visitors will be loyal to your blog and come back again and again.

5 Tips to Successful Blogging

Successful Blogging

We are all aware how blogging can change the life of people around the world. From ordinary everyday bloggers to readers of those blogs, the information shared has touched many lives and changed the direction of many people.  Blogs have a powerful influence on people worldwide and the opportunity it offers to share knowledge and ideas is second to none these days.  After all, how else can you tap into such a huge current and free collective knowledge of many in an easy and low-cost way?

If you are keen to be a successful blogger, here are five tips to help you achieve this easily. 

Tip#1: Passion

You need to have a burning passion for the job at hand before you can expect to create something spectacular.  When you are blogging, passion is an indispensable element that must be available before you can expect to churn out exciting posts for your readers.

Tip #2: Consistency

You need to be consistent with your blogging work or y7uo will lose the readership of your visitors. Be sure to establish the regular time for you to post to your blog and keep up with this schedule.  It would make it easier for your visitor to connect if there is a fixed schedule they can expect you to make the next post.

Tp#3: Responsive

Enable those comments form on your blog.  This is a great way to connect with your visitors and make them feel a deeper sense of rapport with you. You will be more likely to have a loyal bunch of visitors to your b log if you regularly interact with them through this comment form and post your replies rather than being an obscure, unreachable persona in the blogosphere.

Tip#4: Manners

Mind your manners even when you are blogging anonymously on the web.  Being in the virtual environment is no excuse for you to use abusive language, slang words that will turn off your visitors or post offensive materials on the web.  If you want people to respect you then always strive to create a close and respectable relationship between you and your visitors.

Tip#5: Informative

Be sure all your post contains at least one or two information that your visitors can use right way.  People are always looking for information that can change their lives and informative posts are crucial to ensure they come back again and again to your blog. The information you give must be unique and new and nothing that be found easily on the Internet. If you can come up with new and novel ideas, then hare it on your blog. This is the most powerful way to get more visitors to your site and retain the existing ones. 

There are five extremely easy to follow and yet highly effective blogging tips that all successful bloggers share.  If you can keep up with the blogging effort and maintain quality over a period of time, it would be easy for you to achieve whatever goals you may have with your blogging work.

Making Money As A Pro Blogger

Whatever angle you want to look at the question, you will get that same answer. It just varies on how you generate money by blogging, how much you earn on a monthly basis, and how stable the income can be.

There are bloggers who earn a few dollars every month from their blogs. There are also people in the blogosphere who earn six or seven digits from and because of their blogs.

How your Outlook should be when Blogging for Profits

You have to face reality that the big chunk of bloggers does not earn that much. You have to go up the ladder by working hard on your blog before you harvest the fruits of love in dollars.

Be Realistic. Dream big but keep your eyes on the level of reality. Your blog can definitely make some money but how much you put into should keep you at a check where you should level your expectation.

Aim High and Set Goals. There are a lot of success stories you’ll hear about people making it big online. When you start earning, plan your next steps. Aim realistically on how much you want to improve your blog and your earnings.

Keep your Day job. It will not be a wise decision to suddenly give up your day job because you want to concentrate on your blog. When you are starting as a blogger, you can do it part time to test the waters and establish your credibility online. Your blog can serve as another stream of income but keeping your day job is security of funds for your family.

Foresight. This is very important. Look at the goals you set and see how you will take the shots. Profitable blogs take quite a while to build. It doesn’t happen overnight but may take months to years.

Blogging does not create a totally passive income. What you write a few months back may still pour in some dollars but remember blogging is a very tedious task at times. You need to spend a few hours everyday to maintain a good blog that is very attractive to the readers and advertisers.

Tips on How You can Establish a Community in Your Blog

When doing your blog, you will be passing through different stages. You will be deciding what your niche will be. You will be developing contents and launch your website. After some time, you will develop a regular following of readers. Making these individuals interact by forming a community in your blog is a big fulfillment.

At first, people will be going to your blog to get the information that they need. A community will be formed when people start interacting. You will see that these readers will feel the responsibility to help each other out online. In the long run, there will be contributors of contents and your forum will be very active.

How do you link people and make them interact with each other. Here are some tips you can follow:

Encourage Comments

The first opportunity will be on your message boards. You need to encourage people to speak their minds and comment on your post. You can stir up interest when you ask questions and show interest in their opinions. When you get people to post some words you can interact with them and you will see the long term effects. You just have to be careful and monitor your posts for spammers.

Do something for Your Readers

You can develop posts that are totally about stuffs that interest them. You can answer the questions and request of your loyal followers by devoting posts for these topics. Put the spotlight to your readers from time to time and make them feel at home at your blog. This way they will be comfortable and feel safe to talk back.

Encourage Readers to Participate

Aside from asking for their comments, you can generate reader activity by running polls and surveys about a topic relevant to your blog. You can also invite readers to generate content for the blog. There will be experts out there who will be willing to share their knowledge and skills.

Lead the Way

If you want to form a community within the blog, you, as the blogger, must lead the way. Be the fire starter, be the cheerleader, be the guide of the community in your blog.