What goes into making an Expert Business Blog?
Ownership, contribution and a dedication to growing a business blog as a professional marketer, and just plain hard work. The definition of a professional is: “engaged in by persons receiving financial return” ~ Websters Dictionary
So you probably know what a blog is, but in case you do not know. A web log or blog is an online type of journal, in the form of text or articles written by the blog owner or by a guest blogger. The blog should also have photos or images, and videos that they share with their readers.
To Be Successful
A blogger or author or their contributors should have time to post frequently. Readers like to see new content every time they visit. The business blog owner should research specific topics that they know will be of interest to their target audience. They should also know who their target audience is.
Most bloggers will agree that starting out in the blogosphere is not easy. “The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as connected community (or as a collection of connected communities”)
~ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Starting Out As a Business Blog
At the start bloggers don’t make a lot of money since they are building their readership base and setting the tone with their branding of their blog. It’s a learning experience that can take several years.
The first step in creating a blog is determining the topic or niche for your posts. There are many topics and choosing a niched down topic is a good idea. Such as:
- Not just Dogs as the niche but a certain type of dog, then you can go even further with subjects that are particular to that type of dog.
- If these topics aren’t appealing to you the author, it shows in your content. Not being consistent, and not having content that is appealing.
- You will be writing about this subject for some time so you should always choose concepts in which you are passionate.
Some Examples Of A Successful Business Blog
- Donna Merrill http://donnamerrilltribe.com/
Donna lives in Maine with her husband and business partner David and two dogs.
Donna has 128 people endorsing her for blogging according to LinkedIn. “She has been online for 7 years. Donna has been blogging for years and teaches others how to blog effectively. Her journey has taken her to creating many digital info products. In the past 2 years, she and David started a membership site and continuing to do 1-on-1 coaching and mentoring with bloggers and online entrepreneurs.” – LinkedIn
I know Donna personally, from a shared blogging community PAC. Power Affiliate Club. I enjoy reading Donna’s articles that are consistently excellent with such helpful information and very personal. Her comments on her blog are one of the longest group of commentators for a good reason. She is a very good marketer and writer and an excellent blog coach with a great business blog.
“Focus on creating valuable content. Focus on driving traffic steadily to your content. Focus on converting that traffic into buyers” ~ Donna Merrill
- Regina Anaejionu http://byregina.com/
Regina lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
I found 37 people endorsing marketing with Regina on LinkedIn
“She went to school and studied business, and has published a few things for Entrepreneur.com, Houston Chronicle Small Business, and USAToday.com
She attended The University of Texas at Austin – The Red McCombs School of Business
Passionate about encouraging others to start and grow fulfilling blogs, businesses, and freelance lifestyles. Specializing in step-by-step guidance for new “creativepreneurs” as well as nontraditional branding and marketing guidance.” – LinkedIn
Books on Amazon
The Small Business Manual & Workbook Special Edition: How to Plan, Build and Market Your Start-up from Scratch Paperback – May 1, 2013 Hot Button Press
A simple guide to help you plan and establish your first micro business, with over 40 pages of worksheets.
Second book EPIC BLOG: One year Editorial Planner December 9, 2014 Hot Button Press
This one-year blog editorial planner helps you create a purposeful and profitable content plan for your blog through a mini blog business plan, ideal reader survey, monthly theme planning, monthly content planning, and standard monthly calendars.
I saw an ad on Facebook for her webinar, so I signed up for it. I was really glad that I did. It was 3 hour webinar with just her, talking about her business. She had a course that she was promoting. I thought she was a very passionate marketer who loved her business. She is very prolific with many courses and products, one of which is a FREE Blog School. Excellent blog content.
- Steve Dotto http://www.dottotech.com/
Steve lives in Vancouver, Canada
224 have endorsed Steve for Blogging on LinkedIn. “For the better part of 2 decades (1992- 2010) Steve hosted and produced a nationally syndicated TV show called Dotto Tech (Dotto’s Data Cafe) It was a “how to” show, teaching millions of Canadians about technology. Over the same period, he hosted a weekly call-in technology radio show, (8 years) and wrote a column for several newspapers (Vancouver Sun, Noth Shore News)”
Beginning in 2012 Steve shifted his focus to the online world taking the Dotto Tech show to YouTube where he has steadily built a solid international community” ~ LinkedIn
I was one of those eager tv viewers. I was a beginner marketer in those days and really appreciated his “know-how” as well as his intelligent and funny personality. Fabulous business blog. A big fan! I am a member of this Patreon program- like crowdfunding for his staff.
Every Wednesday he teaches class This week – The Social System – Your Web Site in WordPress
What you need to have set up on your website
His programs on marketing using various tools such as Evernote training which is FREE with membership in his Patreon program.
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About Kathryn Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest and Google +. Affiliate Network Marketing using resources such as PAC Power Affiliate Club – PAC Welcome Coordinator.