Your Own Online Business – Build a Niche Blogging Business – Intro

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Starting an online business can be exciting but also very daunting and it is far too easy to get sidetracked and end up never achieving anything because of constantly getting distracted.

Experienced successful people that are in the internet marketing business will have several different aspects to their business, all contributing to their income. However when you first start it is too much to try to be successful with all the different ways of making money online at the same time. So you need to pick one method and stick with it to make sure you do it properly. Other methods can wait until you have mastered what you decide to start with.

There are several methods you can pick for your initial online business such as list building, affiliate marketing, selling products from eBay either digital or physical, and many more, as you browse the web you will be inundated with different ideas and schemes.

This series of articles is going to concentrate on one popular method which is building and monetising blogs in niche markets. Now blogs can also be used with list building and certainly once you have successfully got your blog attracting traffic then it is possible to experiment with having an email list as well though this can sometimes detract from commission sales of products advertised on your blog and will also take more time to do correctly, so it depends what your blog is aimed at. With a blogging business aimed at niche markets with the aim of attracting buyers searching for particular products then it may not be appropriate to have an email list on the site.

This series of articles will be broken down into the following topics:

  1. Picking a niche market
  2. Finding a product to advertise which you can pick up commission from
  3. Finding keywords and picking a domain name
  4. Building your WordPress blog
  5. Initial content for your blog
  6. Some SEO tips for your blog and blog posts
  7. Registering your blog with Google, Yahoo and Bing
  8. Marketing your blog
  9. Keeping your blog fresh and building it’s ranking

All the articles will have a description of how to go ahead doing everything yourself or using free tools such as Google keyword tool etc, plus a brief overview of the paid tools I use to automate my blogging business and free up time. Paid tools are only useful if you are short of time or if you can do something better in that time. What you will need to do as time goes on is decide based on any income you start getting whether certain tasks are better outsourced or whether a particular automation tool will save you enough time to be worth it’s cost. These decisions will be personal but by letting you know what tools are available and their cost it will give you a better idea what is possible.

With any online business or any other business for that matter, if a business starts doing well then a point will come when the owner of the business has to decide whether to outsource (taking on an employee, hiring a contractor, paying for a piece of equipment or software to save time etc) and paid software tools for your blogging business or any other internet marketing business are exactly the same, to be bought and used when it will make the business more efficient.

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