Managing Multiple Blogs

Stop me if I’m wrong, but your online reputation is both one of the most important things to take care of and seemingly one of the most daunting. Maybe you gave a great handle on your company’s online reputation; but as soon as you think you do there’s another website or trend to catch up on. And if you’re not a tech-savvy person who watches this all the time, how do you keep a handle on it?

The first rule about blogging is to make friends. Despite the fact that some blogs are actually corporate, serious and professional in their approach, most blogs these days are friendly and personal. So, what do you have to do to bring people into your blog? Blog hopping. Yes, visit other people’s online blogs and give them comments (genuine ones, please) and provide a link back to your blogs. The key is to MAKE FRIENDS.

What I like about Pat is he’s very open. He was the first blogger I come across that actually disclosed his earnings online (Every month he does a report which includes how much he made, where he made this money, and any lessons learned). He also strives to have a real relationship with his readers, replying to a large numbers of comments and talking to your personally on his Facebook page.

It does not cost anything to own and host blogs which is another reason for their popularity. The most extensively used blogging service is Blogger which is provided by Google. By using Blogger you can own and host blogs without any cost. If you do have your own website you can use the same hosting service to host your blogs. In case your hosting service provides you with cPanel and Fantastic you can use WordPress blogs. You can get blogs with literally hundreds of designs and templates to choose from.

The basics of blog posting are quite simple the idea is that you type up some quality content for someone’s blog. In return for helping the blog owner out with some good quality content you’ll get a link back to your website. Not only will this help you to get backlinks for SEO but it will also drive a ton of traffic to your site. Popular part-time designer have thousands of RSS readers that are notified every time a blog post goes up. If they like your content they will check out your website. Guest posting isn’t a huge time cost but it can be an amazing way to get a ton of quality traffic.

Sites like ehow pay good money for articles each month. A person just submits the articles once and is paid on a monthly basis ranging between $100 and $150. The articles should match up with what people search for the most on search engines; this creates a stream of people reading your articles and you are paid a commission per view.

What I had thought was the worse thing to happen turned out to be the best thing. Had Google not sandboxed me, I probably never would have discovered the awesome marketing power of blogs!