Secrets of the Millionaire Society By Kenneth Ford/EliKen Marketing Are you able to identify the characteristics of a successful blog? A focus on attracting a large readership is a key component to having a successful blog, A focus on attracting these readers is a necessity if you want to make money blogging. There are many ways to go about getting readers, but you should know that only about a handful of them will work to get you the readers that you desire. By now, I am sure you know, that you need a blog in order to propel your online business to the next level. You should be able to see that having a blog will be an integral factor in your business expansion. Internet marketers universally agree, that “the money is in the list”, so you must focus on building a list, if you want to make money with your blog. Building your list using free methods can take some time, advertising and driving traffic to your blog may be faster, although it is risky before you learn the caveats of paid methods. Regardless of the method you decide to use you need to build a capture page to acquire subscribers to your blog. Of the available methods, building a list using SEO is the preferred method, in my opinion. SEO methods can be completely free, so your only risk will be the time you spend in doing the work. If you think that you can’t build a successful blog from scratch, then you need to think again. Internet marketing is in itself difficult, and building a successful blog may be even harder. The hallmark of a popular blog is steady traffic, but don’t become discouraged if your blog is not there yet. You want to become an expert in your niche, and the creation of successful blogs is necessary to attain that status. It becomes easier to sell your goods and services, once you have earned some credibility. No matter your method of monetization, your subscriber base has to be large in order to become financially successful. If you have Google AdSense on your blog, you should know that you will get a lot of clicks, but to consistently see the numbers rise in your favor, you need a following of people who will visit your blog on a daily basis. Successful blogs all have large numbers of visitors. I mentioned above that successful blogs have a lot of traffic visiting their site. Your blog will be dead in the water without a lot of traffic, it is marketing 101, it is of paramount importance. The basic concepts of marketing prescribe the need for a large volume of traffic, you will not survive in internet marketing without it. There are a ton of ways to get traffic, but only a few of them are worth your time. You would be well advised to stay with the free traffic methods as a beginner, as the paid methods of advertising may be cost prohibitive, you can spend a great deal of money figuring out what works and what doesn’t with paid methods. One of the best free methods to advertise is to use video marketing. After creating 3 – 5 minute videos, you can submit them for free, to sites like Metacafe, YouTube and Google video. These sites are all popular and get a incredible amounts of traffic to them on a daily basis. These sites will prove to benefit you, because of the huge traffic numbers that they generate on a daily basis, across a large cross section of niches. Article marketing is another great way to get traffic. It is very easy, just write some 300-500 word articles, then submit them to the premier free article directories. The following is a short list of free directories, not all encompassing but all of high PR value: - EzineAricles.com - ArticleDashboard.com - ArticlesBase.com - GoArticles.com - IdeaMarketers.com All of these sites can deliver a ton of hits to your blog.You should make sure that you choose topics that are related to your blog’s niche, in order to receive visitors that are targeted to your offers. There is also an opportunity to drive free traffic with forum marketing. You can sign up on niche relevant forums, then post intelligent messages or comments there. Your signature is the proper place to place your advertising message, using either html or bb code, you can sign with a text link, in order to provide both free advertising, and valuable back links. Successful blog marketing includes all of these components. Following the tips in this article will result in the creation of a successful blog. Millionaire Society is a private society of millionaires who’s only goal is to teach you every single thing you must know to build your own 6 or 7 figure online business. If you want to make money online, join the society before it’s too late. http://millionaire-society-x.com/ About EliKen Marketing: EliKen is a company formed by Husband/wife team, Kenneth Ford and Eliene Teixeira dos Santos. They became involved in internet marketing, through the process of learning to drive traffic to Kenneth's Insurance sites. They have expanded their areas of interest to other Niche's and are available for consultation in various areas of interest. Kenneth's Education includes a BS in History, from Northeastern University, A Master of Business Administration, from Boston University, and 21 years practical business and marketing experience. Eliene, has an IT and biology degree from Brazil and 20 years medical/surgical experience. 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