Before I write about the topic I think to make some points clear. There are millions of writers/bloggers most of them have great domain names and every one is receiving little traffic. Some of them are making some money and many are just having dreams of earning good money. Those bloggers who have good schemes and attractive strategies succeed and those who are novice just sit and stare. This article is for those bloggers who think that success in blogging is not their cup of tea. I must tell you that with some investment you can make a name and some good money in the big vast field of blogging.
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Make an investment, a wise investment
But wait what I told just now? “With some investment you can succeed?” yes with some investment you can succeed if you spend your money wisely. You may ask how? Here’s the strategy that I have in mind and many top bloggers use it. Before you begin you must have some money to spend. Once you decide how much you are going to invest follow the strategy step by step and find your way to monetary success.
Before you begin make sure that you don’t over spend. Don’t spend all your money all at once. Warren Buffet once said “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” Here we are putting all money in one campaign but not at once. Spend it step by step.
If you have just started a blog then make sure that you write few articles 20 or 30 are enough. Make sure that the articles have targeted Keywords and they must be of good quality so that it will attract some fellow writers/bloggers. Add necessary pages to your blog like “About us” “contact” “write for us” etc.
After you complete step 1 create accounts in all the Social Networking Sites like Facebook, G+ etc. It will be better if you have Facebook Fan page and G+ page. Then create accounts in all Social Book marking sites like Digg, Reddit, and Stumble upon. If you are not aware of other social bookmarking sites I suggest that you search it on a search engine (I prefer Bing.com). There are hundreds of Social Bookmarking sites with good Page Rank and also there are some which are do follow.
After signing up on these sites Bookmark the links of your articles on these sites and spread your links in a wise manner. Don’t submit your entire links at once, instead submit them slowly. Submit one link per day or I recommend 3 links per week, this will save you from getting flagged as SPAMER. Patience, patience, patience is the key to success.
Once you have done with the Social Book marking list, join some famous webmaster forums such as Digital Point, Warrior Forum etc. Join them and spend some time taking part in the conversations and discussions. If possible answer some questions, make some friends. Talk with admins/moderators, be social. Make some contribution to that community.
Remember Kindness always comes back to you in fact when you receive it, it will be multiplied.
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I assume that to complete all the above steps will take at least a month. If you need my recommendation then go more slowly. And the step 4 is the more crucial and important and must be completed with care. Before you begin make sure that you have ample time and don’t do it in a hurry.
First take time and write 2 important posts. 1st post must contain all the stats of your blog, number of visitors, Page Rank, Alexa ranking, number of comments etc. Also mention how much you have earned from this blog. And be truthful, don’t lie. If you lie then all your work will be crushed like a palace made of cards.
The 2nd post must have an announcement that you are hiring writers, in other words you are paying your guest authors. Mention the amount that you plan to pay. The rate must be above the obvious. Don’t pay peanuts; there are hundreds of writers who are willing to write but only for a good price. If you pay good then many writers/bloggers will get attracted and in turn become a regular visitor of your blog.
At this point I think you must use your influence at the Forums and FB groups. Create a post in these forums inviting freelance writers to write quality articles for your blog. Mention the amount that you intend to pay. A single post at a famous forum will flood your inbox with offers! If you don’t believe my words try. And that’s why I say Goodness Comes back.
I recommend that you pay at least 10$ per article. If you have good budget then pay more 20- 30$ per 1000 words will attract writers like honey bees does to honey. The more you promise to pay the more your deal will get attracted. But at this point I must give you are tactical information that most newspapers follow. Although the newspapers receive hundreds of articles from all over the world but yet they print only limited articles. And they never publish the same writer more than once per week.
Use this tactic, even if the writer sends you quality articles don’t publish him more than once per week. This way you will publish many writers’ work and in turn you will gain many admirers. Also impose a limit of articles that you will be paying for. Pay 10 articles per month. Politely reject the rest of the submissions.
How to win a game? By following the rules, make your writers follow your rules. Lay a set of rules to be followed by the writers. I recommend you specify the following:
- The writer who gets published must subscribe to the feeds.
- The writer must vote/G+/Like his articles across all the social media.
- The writer must post the link of the article on all his social networking sites.
- The writer must try to promote the article in every manner he finds fit.
Monitor the promotion done by the writer and then pay him. And wait. The strategy hasn’t ended here. There are some more tasks to complete. Once you complete the above tasks carefully make a list of blogs which normally publish lists of Top blogs that pay or Best sites to write.
Make a list of 10 such top sites and send an e-mail to all of them asking them to include your blog in their future lists. Normally sending e-mails is considered as spamming so message them on Facebook. If 5 out of the 10 add your link then sit back and relax. Your strategy is working.
The completion of the above steps does not guaranty monetary success. But you will find many many readers, writers, friends, and finally after a few months you will see an increase in traffic, comments, fans, fame, and finally money!
If you find the above tips useful then do spread it and if you find that it illogical then do speak the same in the comments sections.
Imran Soudagar is a writer, poet, speaker and a technical trainer. He specializes in writing technological guides. He is the author of write-online.com.