My Blogging Experience – Discovering the Online Wealth Part 1

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What is your experience in Blogging?

I hope you have not started like me. Having no knowledge about the virtual business, I ventured to find a share of the treasure which has made so many millionaires.

Blogging was a term totally new to me when I first started on the internet. My online career started with network marketing. Being a total newbie to network marketing, at that time, my upline told me that I should open up an account at free blogging site Blogger.com and promote my business. And that is what I did. Having no clue how to generate traffic or audience to my first page. I hardly got any instructions on how to build a blog page or how to post articles.

Yet with trial and error, I managed to get in my first post and anxiously waited for visitors to turn up. Well, to my disappointment  I had been waiting and waiting and waiting.

So why on earth wasn’t I getting and traffic to my site?

What was never told to me was that I had to frequently update my blog. Although Google likes Blogger.com, you need to post articles regularly, that what makes Google page crawlers look for interesting stuff in your articles. As I told you I was a total newbie to the internet, all I knew was type something on the Google search box and VOILA the answer was there for me.

Terms like keywords, page rankings, search engine optimisation etc. were things like someone was talking to me in “Martian” language. My response Yeah! Yeah! I have heard about it. But honestly haven’t had a clue what it was. Neither was I courageous to ask someone what was it all about.

So those days have been quite painful for me struggling to make that 1st appearance on the internet.

I was disappointed, still looking for answers to my questions but no where to find it. Finally, my blog went to as “sleeping mode” like a dormant volcano for about six months.

I started surfing more on the internet and came across those wonderful websites (blogs) “that is what I thought they were at that time”. These blogs had a www.Mynamedomain.com on it. That is the guys were branding themselves. I kept asking myself. How are they doing it? Why is mine tagged to a name.blogspot.com and why can’t I have one like them.

Yeah, I am sure you are laughing at me and making fun of me but honestly, I hadn’t a clue. I was mad and furious still trying to figure out how actually it works.

The saddest thing is that I was a computer programmer about 15 years back but never surfed on the internet. Internet has been very recent to me say about 3 to 4 years ago. Yeah, of course I knew how emails worked and something called internet was there but I was too much pre-occupied with the real world to get actually involved with the virtual world.

Ok, I shall end part 1 here and give you something to cheer you up.

TIPS FOR THE DAY.

You have two ways of creating blogs either free or hosted (paid) blogs.

1. The good sites  (free) that I have used so far are

a) Blogger.com

b) WordPress.com

I found blogger.com more handy in terms usability of the structure. I still have about 4 of them and I use them to bring traffic to this blog. It easy to add different affiliate programs to earn money.    You can easily add Adsense program. It is very Google friendly.

My advice: don’t create just one post and subscribe to Adsense, Google will straight away refuse it. You need to have “keyword based” articles in order for Google to be able to place ads in your posts. I will be talking about this in the coming article posts.

2. Let us talk about Keywords.

To get good search engine ranking, you need to have good keywords in your article headline and also in the articles itself

There are various methods of analysing highly targeted keywords. You will never find one best way to do it. Every marketer has his/her own techniques. One simple technique for keyword search is googles https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal#

Type in the word you would like to find. Say for example Dog Training. The tool will give you plenty of keywords based on that search criteria.

The key thing here is to go for keywords that have volumes more than 500 and above but don’t go for high volume keywords as they would be hard to rank for in the search engines

Now copy/paste each keyword in the google search bar and place “” around the word say for example you are looking for Dog Training Tips what you would do is “Dog Training Tips”. This will give you the number of people that are competing for that keyword (people like you and me for earning money).

If the number is less than 100,000 then it is a very good keyword to use. Depending on the keyword rarity I sometimes go up to 200,000.

I will be talking more about all these. Did not want to bore you all at one go. The poisonous dose is going to be slow and painful.

So until next time my friends. By the way, if you liked my article you may want to post a comment and tweet it to your followers.



About Nurul Chowdhury

Nurul Chowdhury is a Certified Business Coach, specializing in helping you find your true passion and converting it into a lifestyle Business

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10 Responses to My Blogging Experience – Discovering the Online Wealth Part 1

  1. Robert January 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Hello Nurul,

    Sounds like you and I have a few things in common. I first started blogging just over 1 year ago and had no clue how to run a blog. I also started with Blogger.com and that is where I was able to learn about some of the things that needed to be done.

    Once I gained some experience, I purchased a domain and hosting. It was then that my “real” learning began. I made my share of mistakes and still do, but I feel that’s a great way to learn. There is also lots of trial and error in this business but I always enjoy a good challenge.

    Fortunately, for most of us bloggers, there is a great deal of resources out there and more importantly, there are lots of wonderful people who are willing to lend a hand when needed. I’m still learning but I’m also having some fun. Once in a while, I even make a few dollars:-)

    You’ve certainly come a long way and I wish you much continued success with all your online endeavors.
    .-= Robert´s last blog ..Supplement Your Income As An Affiliate Marketer =-.

    • Nurul January 22, 2010 at 12:22 am #

      Thank you for your great comments Robert. You know that I am your devoted follower. The other day I went through the interview you had SpeakBindas.com and was really fascinated by your success.

      Yes I do I agree that we have a lot in common. We have learned the hard way and that is the best way.

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