How to Start a Blog: Blogging & Promotion Tips for Beginners
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Blog promotion is one of the biggest things that bloggers struggle with, but blogging doesn't have to be hard! This course compiles a few of the most effective techniques that I have used to promote Small Business Ideas Blog and get thousands of social shares to some posts.
The goal for this course is not to overwhelm people with every blog marketing technique out there, but instead to focus on the highest ROI techniques that influential bloggers are using today to quickly build a massive following. As a beginner, you need to be able to know how to promote your blog as quickly and effectively as possible.
Some concepts discussed include:
I also briefly go over some less common techniques that other A-list bloggers are using and my thoughts on them. The contents of this course are based on my own blogging experiences as well as a careful study of other highly successful blogs.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
This short module contains info on how to get started and get the most out of this course. PDF notes are attached to each module. Just click on the "Downloads" tab to download any notes or attachments with each module.
Some examples of successful posts I promoted from my own blog:
|Section 2: Setting Up a New Blog|
Although this course is mostly about blog promotion, I decided to add this module to give a few tips about how beginners can get set up quickly and inexpensively. Includes info like what platform to use, which plugins to use and other considerations.
|Section 3: Blog Promotion Tactics Used by A-List Bloggers|
Social media is a hot topic now and is a popular channel that bloggers use to promote their blog posts. This module goes over one of the biggest mistakes about how bloggers typically use social media and how to do social media effectively.
SEO is one of the most commonly overlooked and misunderstood opportunities in blogging. This module goes over how anyone can start getting search engine traffic to your blog. No technical skills or knowledge required.
Reaching out to other bloggers is an effective, but highly underutilized blogging technique. Outreach can help you connect with other bloggers and can also result in a significant increase in sharing of your blog posts. This module goes over some outreach techniques that I've tried and the results.
Google cracked down on spammy guest blogging in 2014 and as a result a lot of bloggers are afraid to guest post. This module covers how to guest post effectively and why guest posting is still an effective technique that you need to use.
|Section 4: Other Blog Promotion Tactics|
In this module, I cover other blog promotion methods briefly. Although many of these methods are not used as often, they can be highly effective when well executed and are worth considering when promoting your blog.
|Section 5: Final Thoughts & a Free Bonus|
Here are some final thoughts on blog promotion and a free bonus (in case you haven't already downloaded it).
I've been an online entrepreneur since 2003 and have made a living online through e-commerce, Adsense, and freelancing. I became an eBay Power Seller when I was selling on eBay from 2003-2005. Then I started an e-commerce store to sell baby shower party favors. In 2011, I started a web design business and I also run Small Business Ideas Blog, where I share tips for marketing and business & increased blog traffic by 1,310% in 2014.