The Economics Of Blogging And The Huffington Post
This was posed to me today by one of my clients and it is a really good question. If you’re just starting out, read Getting Started with WordPress , which contains information on how to get WordPress set up quickly and effectively, as well as information on performing basic tasks within WordPress, like creating new posts or editing existing ones.
I give examples from those books again because, I’ve only read like 5 of the books on the list (Tipping Point, Outliers, Art of the Start, GTD, Blue Ocean Strategy) and 2 out of 5 (that makes 40%) can at most be ‘nice to read’ for a blogger or even for a small biz.
That means I’ll continue to provide free, high-quality content here on the blog, my podcast and YouTube channel, and I’ve only added to my plate with Breakthrough Blogging and being able to more individually serve the members there as well based on the individual struggles that they have for their specific blogs.
Also a good observation that magazine blogs are often a good place to place news that can’t wait 6 months to see print — when I blogged for Entrepreneur we did a lot of $600 ‘online exclusive’ articles that were fully reported, but could get out there fast.
I love their posts and feel that they really mesh well with my personal beliefs and what I try to promote with my jewellery business as well (mindfulness, kindness, etc.) I think that the kind of people who think and care about their physical and spiritual well-being would appreciate my connections to the nonprofit sector and the fundraising I do for various organizations through my jewellery business.
Of course there have been waste of time programs from guru’s that did not lead to profit at all, I won’t slam these web gurus since they continue to try and sell what ever junk and I want to focus on making this business work so below are the answer to your questions.
I still remember one of your podcasts that I considered the best one up to that point (of courses there are lots of decent ones came out after that, so it’s hard for me to tell which one is the best right now) – That is the one you invited Jason and Sterling from IBMA and some other experts.
My problem is that I have very limited time and I tend to spend the little time I dedicate to internet stuff working on my business rather than reading blogs – even though I’d love to read more – instead I try and consume content on the go (thanks for your podcast) where possible.
The best thing for anyone who wants to start a blog is to look at all the services you’ve mentioned above, choose a topic (or problem they want to solve) and get to writing as soon as they can – not wasting time on features and design in the name of ‘working on growing my blog’.
Bloggers are active across social media: they’re twice as likely to post/comment on consumer-generated video sites like YouTube, and nearly three times more likely to post in Message Boards/Forums within the last month Several user -friendly blogging rigs have been created, such as mainstream WordPress, Blogger, Typepad and many others.
Once you are done with the groundwork, it’s time to scale: hire writers, virtual assistants, tech specialists (for maintaining the blog, working on your website’s security, managing your blog, customization, and issue resolution), designers, and marketers for your blog.
Another superb post from Derek… I just started my second blog and I knew I just knew I was not doing something right… I knew I will fail if I continue this way… So when I got your blog update on my mail I quickly jumped in.. And truly I have been guilty of two time wasters… I do have great content on my new blog but I really need to start promoting more….
We’ll save those for another Business Blog Mistakes” post version 2.0. Companies that want to avoid making business blogging mistakes can hire a blog consultant like the folks at TopRank or any of the contributors listed in the left side bar of Business Blog Consulting.
I purchased the course eight months ago and in that time I have not only made my money back countless times over, but I also paid for an expensive Florida vacation and purchased my very first hot tub and an RV, which was a huge dream come true for me!
The Blogging Business Course is for anyone who enjoys writing and has a passion for something in particular, a certain set of skills they can share, or a unique voice/point of view, and would like to take up a career in blogging, where they can work from home, enjoy what they do, and earn enough money to support themselves.