Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day 2017 to All Bloggers and Online Shoppers!

Earth day was first celebrated in April of 1970. That's almost a half century ago, but it seems as though it hasn't been until the last few years that we have really seen an increased emphasis on year-round TLC for our planet. We're dining more farm-to-table, we're recycling and upcycling, buying electric and hybrid cars, caring about our forests, and our water. Just for fun I Googled eco blogs and got 19.7 million returns. So more information is being spread and green businesses are flourishing. I, too, have an eco blog called Eco Fashion Chic, mainly to erase the old idea that all eco fashion is "granola" style. Hats off to everyone who is doing more for the earth each and every day.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Do you Blog For Fun Or For Profit?

Are you blogging for fun or for future profit? If you have your eye on turning your hobby into a money-making venture, it's worthwhile to know what type of blogs are the most profitable. Several sources could help you find this information, but the Insider Monkey has compiled a list based on several different tallies. If you have an interest in any of these blog topics you might just be the new "voice" that readers are seeking.

The most profitable blog topics are the following:
10. DIY/Crafts/D├ęcor
9. Politics
8. Insurance
7. Personal Development
6. Dating & Relationships
5. Money/Business
4. Beauty/Fashion
3. Technology
2. How To Make Money Omline
1. Health & Fitness

For the complete scoop check out Insider Monkey.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How to Draw More Readers To Your Blog're a blogger and have been mostly focused on coming up with new content. In fact, at first that was all that you cared about and rightfully so. Now, you may find yourself at the stage where you want your traffic to increase not at a snail's pace, but at least a little faster. By now you are probably writing with key words in mind. Not to insult your intelligence, but these are simply words that draw in the people that you want to read you blog. So the words you choose to incorporate into your blog content need to be words or phrases that the readers that you want would likely be searching online.

Whether your blog supports a service business or supports a business that sells products or perhaps it is just to share your knowledge with others. Whatever your particular scenario once you hone in on what your readers are seeking work these words and phrases into your blog, but don't stop there. Identify other blogs that might have an interest in your content. They are often willing to use your blog post as a guest blogger on their site. When they do they will offer a link back to your site. These links are just as important as your key words in reaching a larger and larger audience.

You can also increase your blog's readership by sending it out it newsletter form or a teaser with a link that can be emailed to a list of your readers. If you don't have a sign-up on your blog or social media you can compile a list based on your own customers or clients or upon a shared list if you can locate a non-competing business that finds your content relevant to their customers.You can even rent an email list. The purpose of sending out some of your content via email is that you have the opportunity to draw these email readers to your blog site, hopefully on a regular basis.

To find even more readers, write a key word press release. It's more work and should actually contain news. For instance you could decide to turn your blog posts into a short booklet or guide. Great write a press release and link the release to your blog where you offer the new booklet for sale. Perhaps, you decide to launch a survey on a topic related to your blog. Great, now write a press release about the survey and how to take it. If your blog supports products, write a press release on your newest product and how it is different from others of its kind.

Bottom line, great content is the first step to a great blog. Great outreach is the way to draw more readers to your great content.