Every Internet marketer understands the importance of proper keyword research. Google has had numerous algorithm updates in the last 10 years but one thing has remained the same – optimizing your website with the right keywords is crucial for SEO.
So if you’re wondering how to find keywords for blogging that will help you generate sales, this guide is for you.
If this is your first time to get into Internet marketing, then understandably you may not fully understand the value of keyword research. After all, aren’t keywords just a group of words bunched together in your web content to help your site appear in the search results?
Well, yes and no.
It’s true that keywords are a group of words that people use to find products or services, or any information they’re looking for. But it’s more than just a bunch of words.
You see, you need to find the RIGHT group of words, or in most cases, the BEST terms to incorporate within your web content. And to be able to find these golden words, you need to do some proper keyword research.
In this guide, I’m going to lay out a process you can follow when doing keyword research to help you come up with a list of terms to target. By following this method, you’ll be able to create and execute a solid keyword strategy to rank highly for these search terms.
The first step is to make a list of important topics based on your niche/field. Think about the topics and group them into 5 topic buckets. Use those topic buckets to help you look for specific keywords later on.
If you have a blog, then choose those topics that you write about all the time or those that come up often when you talk to your readers via the comments section of your blog post. Put yourself in the shoes of your target readers. What terms do you think they use?
Next, fill in those “topic buckets” with the specific keywords that are relevant to the topic. These keyword phrases are important to rank for in Google because your target customers or visitors are probably using these terms themselves.
Then do your research to find related search terms. This is helpful when you’re having difficulty finding keywords for specific topics. So what you need to do is go to Google.com and then type the key-word phrases you have. Then click search. And then look at the bottom of the search results where you’ll see a list of searches related to the topic/keyword you entered.
The next step is to check for a mix of long tail keywords in each topic bucket you have. Long tail keywords are excellent keywords to rank for. The search volume may be lower than shorter keywords but you get very little competition so these terms are easier to rank in Google. Long tail keywords consist of around 4 or more words.
The fifth step is to check how your competitors are ranking for the keywords you are targeting. Although it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to follow what they’re doing or to use the same keywords they’re using, evaluating their keywords can help you better assess yours. For example, if your competitor is able to rank on the same keywords as the ones in your list then you need to work harder to get your pages ranked for those keywords. If you find good keywords that your competitor missed, then you’ve found an opportunity. Don’t ignore them.
Next is to use a keyword research tool such as the Google Adwords Keyword Planner. This tool can really help you cut down your list using quantitative data. You’ll know which phrases get less/more search volume and which ones are difficult/easy to rank.
The ones that remain on your list are your final list of keywords.
A well-researched set of keywords would not help much if you don’t use them correctly. That said, you need to create high-quality content and incorporate those keywords where they make sense within the article.
By high quality, I’m talking about articles that are full of useful information, data, statistics, research and anything else that your reader can use and appreciate, and at the same time boost your credibility online.
No matter what monetization method you use – Adsense, Affiliate Marketing, PPC, Ad Space – quality content is vital to your website’s success.
You see, the user experience is important to Google and while we don’t really know the exact algorithm it uses, we know that it puts quality content on top of its list of requirements. So, by incorporating the best keywords in a high-quality content, you are making sure Google notices your website and boost its ranking in the SERPs.
In my experience, I’ve always relied on Affiliate Marketing as a reliable way to make money from my blog. I’ve been in Internet Marketing for many years, and it’s affiliate marketing that has remained a steady source of income for me.
If you’re considering of dabbling into this, I suggest you check out Wealthy Affiliate. Sure there are other affiliate networks out there, but Wealthy Affiliate offers thousands of programs with around a million products to choose from. They’ve also been around since 2005 so they’re really well established. Plus, for a small investment, you will not only gain access to competitive products, but you will also be guided by their experts every step of the way.
Venturing into internet marketing is very challenging and only a few become very successful at it. But I have always believed that if you work hard and work consistently, and use methods that have been proven to work, then you can’t go wrong with your decision to make money online. I hope you’ve learned a thing or two about keyword research in this guide.
Not only I hope that you get benefits from this or articles you read on my blog but also changing your life perspective towards blogging as well as Affiliate Marketing. Join Me and others Online Entrepreneurs and let’s do this together.
Cheers and leave me your comment below.
Starting your own blog is quite easy. You don’t need any special skills or knowledge of coding and design because there are platforms like WordPress that makes everything easy for you.
1. Choose a software to create and manage your blog.
I personally use WordPress but there are other options too like WIX, Text Pattern, etc. WordPress is the most popular option for bloggers.
2. Find a web hosting service that supports the software you have chosen.
There are free hosting but if you want your blog to look professional then, by all means, go with a paid hosting service. The key to finding the right web host is to find out how easy their system is to use if they have reliable customer support and of course if they offer a wide range of themes and accessories that you need for creating your website.
3. Pick a theme for your blog.
Every blog software installation always has a default theme, but you may or may not like it. If you are looking for something unique, you can choose from the numerous themes available. Some are free, some are premium.
4. Start blogging.
Now that your blog is ready, it’s time to begin blogging. Spend some times to create quality contents.
OK so you already have a blog set up and maybe you’ve uploaded a few articles for your site. The next step is to learn how to make money from your blog.
First of all, while many claim that blogging can give you PASSIVE INCOME, it’s not exactly as passive as you’d like to think. In my case, I still work 8 – 10 hours a day on my blog, and when I was starting out, I worked like crazy, logging in over a hundred hours a week.
But what makes this all worth my while is that it pays off well.
Here are the things you need to do to make money from your blog:
1. Write GREAT content. (Contents is King)
2. Turn your visitors into regular readers of your blog. Let them subscribe to your email list.
3. Regularly connect with the people in your list.
4. Give your readers what they want – whether it’s a product or a service – sell to them something they actually want or need. (The more you able to help your reader? The more value you will get in return)
Seems really easy right?
It isn’t. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s really HARD TO DO. And not everyone will succeed at it.
Can you actually make money blogging? Definitely. I know a dozen people in my circle who are making a killing at it. There are many ways you can make money from it.
The most conventional way of making money from your blog is selling advertising, so you basically allow companies to promote their brand to your audience and they will pay you for it. Or you can form a partnership with a company who will allow you to promote their products and services in exchange for a commission on every sale.
Which one should you pick? This is for you to decide, but remember, the moment you decide to monetize your blog, you’re no longer merely a blogger. You are now an entrepreneur, and so you should treat your blog as a business.
If your goal is to make money, your blog is the way by which you generate leads. Here are lessons to remember before you start blogging to make money:
When you sell ad space, you’ll get paid a pittance. Even the biggest blogs on the Internet are only paid a few thousand dollars per month for advertising space. If you already have a sizeable audience that trusts you, you’ll also be turning them away when they see all those annoying ads on your site. You’re better off endorsing products or selling your own products.
I always tell anyone who come to me for advice about how to monetize their blog to start with affiliate marketing. It’s an excellent strategy where you endorse someone else’s products or services and you get a commission for every successful referral/sale. With software products, you can make as much as 50% in commission. With tangible products, you can make anywhere from 4-10%.
If you promote products that are priced $10 each, then even you sell 100 of these a month, you’ll only make $100 with a 10% commission. If you pick a $1,000 product, even if you sell only 10 of these a month, you’d still be making $1,000 with a 10% commission rate. That’s why in Affiliate Marketing the is not limit in earning. The sky is the limit.
The effort you exert for selling both products will probably be the same, but the difference is that you will make more money promoting expensive products.
As you get better with affiliate marketing, you may eventually want to make your own products so you can get all the profits, not just commissions. That’s usually the path taken by successful Internet marketers and a handful of them are now millionaires.
But while you’re still starting out, learn as much as you can about monetizing your blog by growing your audience, building their trust and giving them the products and services they want.
If you want to know which Affiliate Network to try, I fully recommend Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve been with them for a while now and even now that I already have created my own digital products, some of my websites still promote their affiliate products and they continue to give me steady income month after month. What you’ll also like about this network is that for a minimal fee, you get one-on-one coaching and effective lessons to boost your chances of success in affiliate marketing.
What is your thought? I would like to hear from you. Feel free to drop your comment below.
Thank you for your time in reading this.
Do you want to make money online? Well, what if I tell you that you can actually make money and help other people at the same time? Yes, it’s definitely possible. In this guide, I will reveal to you how I did it.
When you provide someone the help they need, they are more likely to trust you. You don’t even have to be a subject-matter expert. If it’s something you are passionate about (such as a hobby), you can share your knowledge to others.
For example, if you know how to use WordPress then you can help others understand how to build a website. And so, by establishing your credibility online, your website visitors are more apt to trust you if you promote products or services related to website building, such as a hosting service, software or a plugin.
Some of the things you will need before you get started are:
So if you have all of the above requirements and you’re now ready to get the ball rolling, here’s a guide you can follow:
Your blog is your virtual presence on the Internet and you can put anything you want here. You have the option to set up a small online store where you can showcase products you want to sell, or you can simply put up a blog where you can write product reviews, comparisons and any useful information.
Having your own website will only cost you very little amount of money around $10-$50 per month depending on what kind of hosting plan you get, and with WordPress, you can setup your website easily.
When you already have a hosting service, a domain name and a platform for your site, it’s time to create your content.
Writing is all about communicating with your target audience. So write as you’re talking to a person you know. It’s nothing to be intimidated of. And writing 2-5 articles a week would really help drive more traffic to your website. If you don’t have the time or inclination to write, you can always find freelance writers to create your web content.
Creating great content that help other people find solutions to their problem/concern is a great way to build your website’s value and help you make money but even the best content may take a while to rank in Google. For this reason, you need to do some SEO.
You may have heard that trying to improve your ranking in Google can ruin your chances of getting to the first page but this is not always the case. You just need to follow ethical methods for ranking your pages instead of using shady techniques like link cloaking, paying for links, etc.
The more helpful guides, reviews and articles you create on your website, the more visitors you will get. If you write quality useful content, then you’ll build your credibility among your readers and they will consider your opinions when making decisions.
For example, if your Gynecomastia-related website gets 1,000 visitors a month, and 20% of your readers consider your content useful, you can then point them to a product (such as an ebook) that can help them get rid of their Gynecomastia.
For every sale of that ebook (which can occur when the reader clicks a promotional link and is led to the company that sells the ebook), you get a commission. This is called Affiliate Marketing.
Not all affiliate marketing work this way. Some will give you a commission for every click even if the visitor doesn’t buy anything from their website
But that’s not the only way you can make money by helping others. As mentioned earlier, you can also sell your own products on your website and direct your readers to your product pages, if they want to buy the product that you mentioned in a tutorial or guide.
How much money you’ll make on the Internet is definitely up to you. I know of people making a few hundred, while I also have friends who are making a few thousand a month. But here’s the thing, if you work hard and smart, you can make this a full time income.
Affiliate marketing is one of the most sought after ways of making money on the Internet. It can provide you with a stable income. But what you can earn depends on how effective you are in turning your audience into buyers. To become an affiliate marketer, you need to:
#1 Find your niche.
#2 Learn as much as you can about this niche so you can help others, or offer solutions to their issues related to the niche.
#3 Look for affiliate programs to promote. You can sign up for affiliate networks like Wealthy Affiliate which has thousands of products that you can choose from.
#4 Read their TOS and payment guidelines before signing up.
#5 Once you’re accepted, place the affiliate links in all your webpages and make sure you have a clear call to action so your readers can easily find it.
Aside from joining affiliate marketing and setting up your own online store, there are other ways you can make money online such as by establishing a consultancy service, joining charity organizations, etc.
But in my humble opinion, affiliate marketing is really a great choice for those who want flexibility in their work hours and enjoy interacting with others online to help them solve a problem or assist them in making decisions.
If you want to help others and make money at the same time, I fully recommend affiliate marketing. I hope you found this article benefits you and changing your thought of new internet ventures.
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I can still remember back when blogs started to become a thing. Back then, teens and young people created blogs to share their thoughts and feelings. But today, it’s one of the most popular ways to make money. Sure, bloggers still share their thoughts and feelings on their blogs, but for the most part, a blog is created with the goal of monetizing it. If you’re wondering how to start an online business with a blog, this guide is for you.
While blogs are certainly some of the best tools to make money online, it still requires some hard work on your part. The most successful bloggers are where they are right now because of their expertise.
If you’re interested in how to start an online business with a blog, you have to choose a niche that is “close to your heart” or at least something you’re willing to learn more about.
People turn to blogs to learn something new. Some even rely on blogs to know the latest happenings, so readers choose a blog that’s informative and engaging at the very least. If you want to be an effective blogger, you need to know what you’re talking about because people won’t read your blog if you’re just as clueless as they.
So what do you like to talk about? Makeup junkies can start a blog filled with product reviews or makeup tutorials. Fashionistas can blog about their outfits, style, and interesting fashion news. They may also feature snaps of their favorite runway looks or their own designs. Political analysts also get some good use of blogs, as they can easily pour their thoughts into a blog post and debate with others in the comments section.
Having a specific theme or topic for your blog is ideal, so you can be remembered as an expert of that specific area of interest. However, others also get to be successful in sharing various tidbits about their lives that they’re considered as “lifestyle” bloggers with more breadth.
In any case, your expertise is your product if you want to turn your blog to become a business. Being specific can help you out, but it can also limit you. Being general can be great, but make sure to still pinpoint specific areas of interest so you’ll be known for certain things as well.
Here’s a step by step guide:
The first thing you need if you want to start an online business with a blog is to actually create a blog. It should have a memorable title, a readable layout, and most importantly, tons of quality content. It’s up to you if you want to have your own domain, but you can also use free blogging platforms as well. A lot of popular bloggers today started out with a free blog like BlogSpot, so there’s really no harm in following the same route.
The hard work in becoming a blogger comes in the generation of traffic to your blog. You’ll want a lot of people to visit your page and read your entries so building an online presence is a must. Promote your blog on your social media pages. Make sure to link your blog to your profile pages, so you can easily redirect your followers to your website.
Attracting more followers should also be your priority. Quality posts can do the trick, but you should also remember to use popular hashtags and keywords. This way, those who are interested in what’s trending can easily find you and even extend to finding your blog.
Hosting online contests can also help you gain attention online. It’s better if you can already have a sponsored giveaway at the early days of your blog, but if you can’t, you can always invest on this and buy your own gifts for your followers. This is definitely an effective way to generate some buzz for your blog and with good content, you might even be able to sustain their interest and keep them as your followers.
Another way for you to generate some buzz for your website is by building a quality network. You can do this by joining forums on your niche and lending a helping hand to posters who have questions and queries about what you know best. You can also build your network through social media by being friends or professional contacts of other bloggers in your field.
Doing this will help you learn more about the industry. Being associated with a pro can also help you gain some popularity as well. Especially if you can work with them on a project, you can easily reach their followers without being too competitive about it.
Of course, having like-minded people surround you can also help you learn more about how you can profit more from your blog. Experts might give you a tip or two that will prove to be very useful in your endeavor.
Once you have reached a decent number of followers, transitioning to an online business can now easily be done. You actually have a few options to do this:
I hope one or two of these options can help you get started with making money online through your blog. Good luck! Imagine doing the things in your passion while still helping others with your solution and thought. Why not? It’s a win-win situation. Everyone can start a blog easily, but how could you stand out among others and monetize it and make money at the same time. I learn all skills through this All-in-one online education platform. A community that wanted to lift you up, wanted you to success.
Stop wasting your time working on something doesn’t work. Again don’t try to re-invent the wheel yourself. I hope this article will bring another success story to you.