4 Great Blogging Tips For The Freelancer
by Jo Han Mok
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Published on this site: October 20th, 2007 - See
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Blogging is one of the best ways to start a Freelancer
business because it is so easy to get going. However, that
does not mean that it is easy to make money from your blog.
Don't start a blog and expect to see money rolling in
Blogging is an activity that will take time to build up to
a profit level. It's a good thing to start while you are
working on other Freelancer opportunities to let it build
to a profitability level. With time and attention, your
blog (or blogs) will grow into a business.
When you are blogging for profit, you'll want to pay close
attention to how you present yourself in your blog. There
are literally hundreds of thousands of blogs out there, and
there may be several hundred blogs that are related to your
topic. If your readers can't understand your blog and have
trouble reading it, they'll just move on to the next one.
The following tips can make your blog more user-friendly
and help you gain consistent readers.
- First, pay close attention to the format of your blog.
Readers want to understand how your blog works right from
the start. Most blogging platforms have similar formats,
with links and tags on the left or right margin, and the
most recent post on top. Make sure to use the links wisely.
Only put links up for blogs or content that is truly
related to your blog's topic. The point is to give your
readers additional information on your topic. Keep the list
short and sweet. There is no reason to overwhelm them with
links to other sites.
- Also, take careful consideration when choosing your
blog's background and font color. Although there are a lot
of color choices that blogging programs offer, its best to
stick with a light background and dark text. Studies have
shown that the human brain can process this type of format
better than light text on a dark background. Think about
this before you commit to a black background and white
text. It might look striking, but readers might not want to
stay there for long. Also, use a solid background color
instead of trying to use a pattern or design.
- Proofread your entries before you post them to your
blog. There is nothing that reduces your authority in the
eyes of your readers' more than bad spelling and grammar.
The online world is a world of text, so take some time to
learn commonly misspelled words and grammatical errors.
- Keep your blog fresh and interesting by posting at least
once per day. With so much information available on the
Internet, your readers may go elsewhere if you aren't
supplying daily content. If you aren't sure what to write
about, try posting a poll, a link to another blog, comment
on a news story or post of list of helpful tips. Not every
post has to be long and complicated, but you do need to
post something everyday.
These tips will help keep your blog readable and
interesting to your visitors. The more visitors you get,
the more your blog will grow in profitability and
importance. Just make sure to present yourself in a
professional way and keep your readers coming back for more
new content each day. In no time, you'll have a profitable
blog and then you can move on to create two or three.
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