I love blogs and blogging, but with all good things, especially those online, it comes with a whole new host of problems. Search engines love blogs and therefore so do spammers. Spammers love blogs only because blog spamming techniques work, thanks to the search engines and bloggers themselves.

Check out my profile help improve writing and thinking. When we are forced to publicly express ourselves through the written word, it is my opinion that we become better writers.

It does take time to set up a blog and it takes effort. It takes time online blogs to list the blog in the blog directories. The trick is, as with any WebSite to see if you can get some important “niche” and “original” information into your blog. That will let it stand out to the search engines. Search engines today are putting a great deal of emphasis on “original content”, as can be seen just from the many article submission sites that have become much more stringent in their article acceptance process. Non-original content does no one any good. So put “original” content into your web Blog.

Connect with others via their profiles. I read a wonderful book by Ann Rule. When I see others who fill out their profiles saying they enjoy her books, I’ll start a conversation with them about the one book of hers I’ve read. I’ll ask if they have a favorite book of hers and what their recommendation is for a second book of hers I should read. Not only have I met some wonderful people doing this, but I’ve also found some great books and enjoyed reading some new authors as a result of finding people who enjoy reading via their Business profiles.

Become an affiliate. Companies are always seeking individuals to sell their product or service online. As an affiliate you can market these products and services on your blog or website. You will place a banner or link which is provided by the company on your blog or website. Every sale that is generated from your website will earn you a commission (usually 5-20%). You would be surprised by the number of companies that offer an affiliate program. Many fortune 100 and 500 companies have affiliate programs that pay extremely well.

Popularity. Don’t pick a topic that doesn’t get more than a thousand searches per day. Even though you can make money with less traffic, if you’re going to spend time working on a project, think long term — as long as you stick to the plan, you’ll be fine.

Blogging stomped the competition when it came to society listening to the news man or the next blog. The business world found new ways to advertise and draw others to their company. Many of them developed there own blogging service to compete with the new competition.

If you take dominating your online presence seriously, the changes will happen fast. But it does take time and follow through to truly make it work. Don’t give up! And if you ever need assistance, feel free to reach out to me.