If you are thinking of creating a blog to make money online, these tips will help you make your blog an interesting and engaging one, which will help you make more money online.
1. Consider your audience Even if your blog is for personal use, think of your readers and what they would want to read. And how you can help them. For example, you could write a post on the top ten ways to do something. This establishes you as an expert in a niche which helps to build rapport which helps increase sales. 2. Use pictures and videos Placing relevant pictures to the post on your blog not only look good but can help educate a reader better on how to do something. Did you know? You can also take any video from You Tube and place it on your blog for free. This drives more traffic and you guessed it, more sales.
3. Use simple words and simple language on your blogs You don't have to make the blog sound like it has been written by an author or English teacher to make it popular. Write like you speak...use simple, small words, short sentences. Avoid technical jargon, this will bore the reader. Write in a way that most people would understand. Take this article as an example. Make your posts useful, helpful and easy to read. And people will enjoy reading them and keep coming back to your blog.
4. Make your Blog interactive Your blog already has a space for comments at the end of each post built in. For extra options, you use plugins. What are plugins? They are widgets or add ons to give your blog extra functions. It is pretty simple to install a plugin. And you can find a plugin for almost any purpose.
To make you blog interactive, a Social Media plugin is good. This type of plugin adds options to the end of a post or to any part of the blog. These options allow your readers to share your post with their followers or contacts on Twitter or Facebook.
They just click the "share" option, select Twitter for example, log into their Twitter account and share the post with their followers. Why is this important? Because your blog is seen by more people which means more sales.
source :J. Pal