This is rather a post that will take blog authors from zero to hero in the blogging field.
If you want to get rich blogging, you are going to have to move. You are not in a new job per se regards “your blog”; you rather have a new address.
Real estate business is one that has made billionaires and the whole idea of it is properties, rentals and sales. So also is a blog seen by professionals as a real estate; but in this situation a virtual one.
You build it (That’s the property)
You fill it with contents (That’s adding value to the building)
You monetize it (That’s like rentals/mortgaging in the real world)
You value it (Just like estate valuing; pricing)
You sell it (A blog you started a year ago has gained so much ground and value. It is now worth millions of dollars & you feel it is time to sell off. We have sold previous blogs worth overall 12 million dollars. That’s the power of value appreciation just as in real estate deal. Google and Facebook started at one point; today they are in a point to sell in billions of dollars if they choose to but for now they are okay doing rentals and mortgage with their platforms).
The way to go about blogging and marketing this 21st century has to do a lot with you personally understanding it deep down. It is much more than posts and articles and the best part of it this period is that the ground work of doing the business has already been done for you.
Approach it like a Real Estate business. Below are few things you can do to create value for your blog.
1. Please, please; embrace the robust advantages of using wordpress to build your blogs. You can start by registering with Godaddy.com or Hostgator and install your wordpress within the control panel. It is simply very easy to do. If you need help on this, you can reach us through your comments under this post.
2. For Blog SEO, forget paying huge sums for it. Apply some plugins we call Super Seo plugins. For the purpose of this article, we recommend you install WP SEO by YOAST, it is FREE. This plugin helps to organize your posts to be highly search engine friendly. While we cannot guarantee you that you will rank No.1 in the search engines, you will surely beat your competitors to it.
3. Do some Rentals on your blog. Please only rent out/sell out/affiliate sales of products and services you have used and experienced its uniqueness and advantages. Take a look at this blog(blogtot.com); the products and services here are those that we have used and are proud to discuss with clients and fans who have of course embraced them too and are happy it is a blessing to them, their blogs and finances. We also encourage you to try them out, it will definitely launch you ahead of others. If you monetize your blog with the wrong services, you will get burnt at the end; therefore do your due diligence always.
4. At the end of it all, while enjoying your blog and its derivatives, you can choose to keep it as yours forever or sell to a new owner when its value hits the roof to your desired value point. We love selling at Flippa and Sedo. These two have a strong blog auctioning platform.
Go ahead in 2013 and make the best of your blogs. The responsibility is yours. You make things happen. You pull yourself out of the rows of passengers seats, walk to the head of the bus and get behind the wheel of your blogging life. Cheers