Building Your Brand With A Guest Post

Doing guest posts is supposed to be a pivotal part of getting traffic to your blog as well as being an important part of getting your brand out there. Even though I know this to be true I haven’t really done anything about it. Heck I can probably count my guest posts one hand and I would still be short three fingers. The only one I actually remember doing is the one I did for Mitch called Why I Love Blogging. That was way back in September 08 and I can safely say I love blogging just as much now as I did then. Going back to that post I notice it didn’t attract all that much in the way of comments, but then it was some time ago and I probably didn’t have as much of a following as I do now.

Well, almost three years have passed and I’ve just completed another guest post and this time it’s for another well known blogger. You’ve probably heard of her, it’s MS ILEANE of Basic Blog Tips and the post I created for her is about a subject I’ve talked about on many occasions on this blog. It’s called Why Blog Comments Are An Important Part Of Your Blog and I urge you to hop on over there and leave a comment. Don’t forget to give it a tweet or sharing it on Google+ because doing that not only promotes the post it also shows others what a great comment you left and could even lead to a flow through of traffic to your blog. Remember to leave a great comment, thereby building your brand and doing good ol Sire proud!

I’m quite excited about the post as Ileane’s blog uses Andy’s commentluv plugin and as I plan to reply to every comment, just as I do on this blog, I will get maximum exposure by linking all of my last 10 posts! Perhaps this is something that you could keep in mind the next time you do a guest post?

Before I go I just want to leave you a video of The Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas. I took this one at night and I think it’s even more impressive than the one shot by day.

Like I said on YouTube “It was beautiful to watch the graceful fountain as it danced to the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” I hope you enjoy it enough to give it a thumbs up.

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Another Avenue For Making Money With Your Blog

There is many a blogger who has gone online with hopeful dreams of one day being able to tell their boss to shove it because they can finally live off their blog’s income. While not many actually achieve this status many can claim that their blogging efforts does bring in a substantial income. I’ve tried many ways of using my blog to add to my general income and I always share anything that I have learned from those experiences with my readers. This post is yet another weapon in my money making arsenal.

They say that the one way you can make money on the net is for you to create a product and then sell it to your list. Well, I don’t have a product to sell and I can’t see myself creating one anytime soon, so I can’t go down that route. They also say that you can make money from selling other people’s product as an affiliate and while I am making some money doing that it’s not quite enough.

Then there are  those who say you can make money by selling a service online. :ponder_tb: That got me thinking as to what services I could possibly offer that others would be willing to pay for. Then it hit me! The thing that I do best online is blogging and it’s a well known fact that heaps of people are venturing into the blogging world every day, and perhaps some of them would consider hiring me to set up their blogs for them. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before and if someone hadn’t approached me to design a website for them I probably wouldn’t be writing this post now.

As it turns out they took my advice and let me set up a blog for them which went live a little over a week ago. They were so happy with their new Madonna Di Montevergine blog they even asked if I was willing to help them out, at a price, if they ever needed something more done to it. Naturally I said I would be happy to help them out. If you think I did a great job you can show your appreciation by giving it a +1. :thumbup_tb:

Hire Me Banner

Hire Me To Set Up Your Blog

Now, I could offer my services via sites such as Freelancer, and while it would certainly give me more exposure it didn’t quite fit the sales model I had in mind. You see, I wanted to offer my services for free! No, I’m not crazy and I can actually make money setting up a blog for someone as long they meet certain requirements, those being that they buy their web hosting and blog theme from my affiliates. Luckily for me the FlexSqueeze theme made it really easy to set up a Hire Me page, one that looks both professional and allows me to highlight all the advantages of allowing me to set up their blog.

Do you have a Hire Me page? If you haven’t and you have a particular skill that others could use then you should consider setting one up as you could be missing out on a considerable amount of income.

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Why Do People Unsubscribe From Your List

I’ve never really liked lists that much, in fact I have disliked them with a passion the reason being that almost every list I have ever joined did nothing but try to coerce me into buying a product that is supposed to make all my dreams come true. There is an old saying, ‘once bitten twice shy’ so you’ll only ever suck me in once. That being the case I have shied away from lists and had even vowed never to start one of my own.

I then wrote a post telling everyone why I, the person who has been shouting to the blogosphere how much he hates lists, decided to start one of his own. Since then my list hasn’t gown all that much, it now sits at a huge 35. It would have been 42 but I have had 7 people unsubscribe, which brings me to this post, why did they unsubscribe? As far as I know I haven’t done anything untoward to upset anyone. I know I sure as hell haven’t pushed any affiliate links down anyones throat. I only send out emails to notify my subscribers of when I’ve published a new post which is what I said I would do. I even show them some love by listing them on the My List page which for many is a one way link and you know how much Google loves them.

Monkey bidnessThe thing is that even though the feature is there no-one has taken the time to give me some feedback as to why they unsubscribed and without that information I have no idea what I’m doing wrong. Heck, I may not be doing anything wrong at all, it may be that they just decided they didn’t like my style of blogging anymore and I can understand that. People change and people move on, I get it.

Anyway, here is a copy of my last email;

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G’day << Test First Name >>

Welcome to a new weekend and a new post. I am pretty excited about this one as I’ve just been introduced to Google+! That being the case my post is about my first impression of Google+.

If you haven’t had an invite yet email me with the email you want me to use to invite you and I’ll get right on it.

Thanks again for subscribing.

Until next time, look after yourself.

Peter

That’s pretty well what my emails are like. I keep them short and sweet because I know how busy everyone is and besides, the reason why people subscribed in the first place was so they could be notified every time I published a new post. Or at least that is what I thought?

So my loyal readers, I ask you, what possible reasons can people have for unsubscribing to my list? No poll for this post as I think that would be too limiting, just your opinion will do. :thumbup_tb:

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