Blogging is a great way to get started making money online – BUT – it’s work. (All good things come with some effort, right?)
The absolute worst thing a new blogger can do is to do nothing. Yet, that’s what happens to many bloggers when they’re first getting started. While waiting to get their blog just perfect, they do nothing and, instead, spin their wheels – stuck in one place.
Meanwhile, they get frustrated, their dreams fade, and they end up giving up before they even had a fighting chance. It’s sad, especially since many of them are talented writers, are passionate about their topic, and have a lot to share with the world.
So, what can a new blogger do to avoid this from happening?
But, what, exactly is “Outsourcing“?
Outsourcing is just a fancy word for getting someone qualified to quickly and efficiently do a job for you that you
1. don’t have time for,
2. don’t want to do, or
3. don’t have the skills to do.
But what can you outsource, and how? And, can you afford to?
All great questions. Here are 4 tasks you can immediately outsource for a modest price (and boost your blogging efforts at the same time).
1. Blog Installation and Optimization.
If you’re planning to blog, the one thing you’ll need is a web host. Why not choose a multipurpose web host that will also install your blog for you? Both MomWebs.com and ReliableWebs.com will install your WordPress blog for you. Why would they jump through these hoops? They want you to succeed so that you become a customer for many years. As part of their service, both web hosts will also recommend and install plugins for you for a reasonable fee.
There’s no point in getting paralysis by analysis. This is an easy decision to get over your first hurdle – actually getting your WordPress blog online and ready to roll.
One thing I outsource gladly is graphics. When I try to do my own, they look unprofessional and, downright tacky. When I pay a more talented professional to create my graphics, they look awesome! You can find a professional designer at Shelancers.com who can make your blog look snazzy – just look around. Of course, you can also search places like eLance.com, but I’d suggest that you ask for a recommendation from a friend (or even on Twitter) before going with someone totally untested.
3. Content Management.
Keeping your blog active with fresh content can be a feat in itself. BUT – there is a big secret that bloggers use to make their lives much easier. It’s called PLR content and it’s something that I’ve also used in the past.
What is PLR content? Basically, PLR articles are written by ghostwriters and sold at a very affordable price (usually around $1-2 per article) to multiple bloggers and website owners. So, as a blogger, you can purchase these articles, and stick them on your blog. Or, as I recommend, you edit them a bit before posting them to your blog. While PLR is not totally hands-free – it can help you to get over the hurdle of having to write all of the content for your blog all by yourself.
By the way, the place I recommend you look for PLR Articles is EasyPLR.com .
Of course, you can save even more time by hiring a Virtual Assistant to add the PLR that you purchase to your blog for you so that it’s waiting in there the next time you face writer’s block (as we all do).
Do you ever hear the sound of crickets when you go to your blog? How do some bloggers get such a conversation going while others seem to be talking to themselves? The answer may not be what you think. Another big secret of top bloggers is that they sometimes “seed” conversations with their own assistants and friends. Yes, they have commenters who are paid to come by and leave comments to keep the conversation going. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
While you don’t have to go quite that far, it doesn’t hurt to be “comment buddies” with some friends and help keep each others blogs active with conversation.
Learn More about Outsourcing at my Recommended Resource. Outsourcing can be a big scary thing if you’re trying to figure it out on your own. So, if you’d like to learn more about how to Outsource in your Online Business, I recommend this course: www.OutsourceWeekly.com (You’ll see a free series of lessons on the top of that page.)
Posted on 19. Jul, 2010 by Mary Lutz.
If you’re a business owner you need a website and if you have a website, you need a blog. Blogs help your customers relate to you on a personal level and they can be a great way to help your customers understand why they need your products or services.
Adding fresh, new content to your website is important for three main reasons.
- Search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo use spiders (also called robots or bots) to crawl the web looking for new content. Then when someone conducts a search using certain keywords or key phrases that pertain to your website, the spiders will find it and then place your blog or website higher in the search engine results. This is why using keywords and key phrases throughout your website and on your blog is also important. Of course you don’t want stuff your website with keywords because those spiders and robots are designed to detect this and will place your site lower in the rankings.
- Another reason why fresh, new regular content is important for your website is because it keeps your subscribers coming back to your site. A lot of people use what’s called an RSS feed to keep up to date with their favorite blogs. Therefore when your website has a blog that produces fresh, new content on a regular basis, your customers will continue to come to your site which is likely to lead to more conversions.
- As I mentioned in the first paragraph, producing regular content on your website also helps you to relate to your customers on a more personal level. When your customers feel like they know you and can trust you, they are more likely to buy from you or hire your services.
If you need help producing fresh, new content on your blog or website, here are some recommended resources:
And of course, you will want some original content, so be sure to check out our ghostwriting services.
Posted on 08. Jul, 2010 by Mary Lutz.
This offer is no longer valid. Stay tuned for more offers like this coming soon!
You read that right! For the next 2 weeks, Full Blog Support is offering full blog installations for an amazingly low price of $99!!!
Here are the details:
When you purchase a custom blog installation from now through July 22, 2010, Full Blog Support will install and set up a blog on your domain for only $99. This service normally costs $299!
Full Blog Installation includes:
- Complete blog installation on your domain (yourdomain.com) using WordPress
- Theme installation of your choice (we recommend Woo Themes and StudioPress.)
- Installation of 3 essential plugins (Akismet, All in One SEO, Kstats)
- Custom Header designed to match your theme ($50 value)
How to order:
- Click the “Buy Now” Button below, where you will be directed to PayPal. You can pay using your PayPal account or another credit card.
- I will receive the notification of your purchase and then contact you to get further information.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and click the “Buy Now” button below before this special deal is gone! And don’t forget to tell your online friends and business owners about this amazing special!
Posted on 07. May, 2010 by Mary Lutz.
Are you new to blogging and want to learn how to be a better blogger, as well as how make money from your blog? If so, the Blog Internship with Kelly McCausey is your ticket! It is a ten week intensive training program for new bloggers that will teach you everything you need to know in order to be a successful blogger.
If you’re a business owner with a website but don’t understand the importance of blogging and how it can help your business grow, the internship is for you.
If you’re interested in learning how to make money through affiliate marketing, the Blog Internship is for you.
If you want to learn how to write better blog posts that will reach your target market, this internship is for you.
If you would like to get in the habit of blogging on a regular basis, the blog internship is for you.
If you would like to learn how to make money through blogging and affiliate marketing, the Blog Internship is for you.
You will be asked to do some tasks that might take you out of your comfort zone, but have no fear, you’ll have guidance every step of the way.
Kelly McCausey is a true expert when it comes to the art of proper blogging and blogging etiquette. Get your application in now for consideration for the next session starting soon!
If you don’t have a blog in place yet, but would like one (you need one for the Internship) click here.
Posted on 30. Mar, 2010 by Mary Lutz.
When you become a fan of Full Blog Support, you are eligible to receive special deals and offers exclusively for Facebook Fans. Just what are those special deals and offers, you ask? Well for starters, just for becoming a fan of Full Blog Support, you receive 10% off any service we offer. This offer is good for those of you who have already fanned us, so if you’d like to take advantage of this deal, contact Full Support here.
When a friend of yours becomes a fan because of your direct referral, you and your friend get 10% off any service we offer as well. So, if you become a fan, and you refer 3 people within 2 weeks, you could receive 40% off any service! Of course I have to put a limit on the amount you can get off. So, say you become a fan and refer 6 friends. You get 50% off your first initial order, and then any future orders will be 10% off for every referral up to 50% off. Does that make sense? It does in my head, but I’m not sure if I’m spelling it out correctly here. Just contact me if you have any questions.
So, go to our fan page, click the little “Become a Fan” button, then fill click the link that says “Click Here” at the bottom of the “Welcome!” page and let me know you are a fan. And if any of your friends become fans because of your direct referral, tell them to do the same and let me know who referred them so everyone can get their proper discounts.
Thanks for supporting Full Blog Support by spreading the word Oh and be watching, because I will have other discounts, deals and offers exclusively for fans of Full Blog Support from time to time.
Posted on 19. Mar, 2010 by Mary Lutz.
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- Content Management
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