I’m sure you’ve heard about one of the biggest things to hit the Web in the last few years — blogging. A “blog” (derived from the term “web log”) is basically just a web site — with two key differences:
First, it’s extremely easy to add information to it. A blog is like an online journal, so you just log in, type what happened today, post it, and you’re done!Second, you can add a simple little feature that automatically tells a whole bunch of other web sites that you’ve made an update to your blog — every time you make a change!You may also have heard that there are millions of blogs out there… more than 28 million with a new one starting every second, according to blog directory Technorati.
However, what you may NOT know is that a blog can also be a very powerful marketing tool for your business… And some people actually earn an income just from blogging!The fact is, blogging is fast becoming an extremely important strategy for any online marketer. An effective blog can drive swarms of traffic to your main web site Generate MORE product sales Create an additional stream of advertising income Be a great customer service tool … And much more.
Blogs have an informal, conversational style, and readers can join in by commenting on each post. Blogs can be chatty, controversial, informative, opinionated, and often humorous, and it’s this “human” aspect of blogs that draws many people to them.
But the best part about blogs is how accessible they are to EVERYONE. Blogs are FREE (or very inexpensive) to set up using services like Blogger or TypePad.
EASY to use — you can literally create your own blog in less than five minutes!EASY to promote with all the new tools and resources that have been created specifically for blogs — like Google’s blog-only search engine, Google Blog Search.
Plus, they are PROVEN successful promotional tools for both online businesses and offline businesses. In fact, every business person should have a blog — and I suspect that soon enough, everyone will.
How You Can Use a Blog to Wildly Accelerate Your Online Success!The fact is, blogs are no longer just online diaries of people’s personal lives. Both online and offline businesses can use blogs to take their products and services to a wider audience — increasing their traffic, leads, and sales.