Many bloggers are thinking about what they are going to invest in this year and what they are going to toss down the tubes. I’m no exception to the rule. I want to put my money where I’m going to get the most bang for my bucks. That was why today’s blogging tips and tricks are going to make a beautiful little impact on your blogging career in 2015. Be sure to check out both sections.
Spend Money to Make Money
I don’t know of any real business that hasn’t had to spend money to make money. I’ve heard that saying many times over in my life. I have kept my blogging budget close to the same every month for the past three years. Many times I’ve canceled services that I’ve had to get other products. There has been a few that I’ve regretted canceling throughout my blogging career and have had to go back to get them again.
One of those services has been the upgraded version of Communi.it. This year I have decided that since Twitter is my favorite form of social media that I’m going to dig really in and focus on making that network grow this year. One tool, I use to help make that happen, is Commun.it. Commun.it has a lot to offer their users. You can check out this quick little video I made to see all the benefits.
Another service, which I desperately miss is the BC Prime service I told you about already in another blog post. BC Prime is a program that will keep you on your toes. Plus provides valuable information to make you a successful Internet business owner. The plan price has increased, but even at its higher price value it’s still worth every penny.
MomDot VIP Forum
I will NEVER cancel my membership to MomDot VIP forum as long as I’m blogging. The forum has been a valuable resource for me. I have gained sponsored opportunities. It’s has been a place where I feel I’ve made valuable friends with the other bloggers who are actively a part of this forum. Right now as I type this the owner is making some significant changes to the forum that are going to make it even better. I’m an eager beaver to see it all come to life.
Mom Webs Hosting
If you don’t have a good host you, can be setting yourself up for major heartache. Sometimes hosting companies hide errors and all kinds of other glitches that can royally slow down your website’s loading speed. That can have a very negative impact on your traffic too. Not to mention a hosting company can also put a cap on the amount of traffic you gain in a day without you even realizing it’s there.
I highly recommend Mom Webs Hosting. I left them before and regretted it!! Now I’m back with them, and I’m NOT leaving them either unless they change something drastically. Right now they have superb service both in their product and in their customer service!
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Free Blogging Tips and Tricks
Blogging professionally can be done without spending a lot of money each month for it. There are many resources available to you for free. Even Commun.it offers a FREE plan, but I assure you that the upgraded version is worth having.
Here are some of the free services that I use to help with promotions.
Just Retweet is a program that offers you the chance to get other people to retweet something for you for free. You do have to earn credits by retweeting other people’s stuff, but it’s a win-win situation.
Triberr is a program where you can join tribes within your niche. Together you share each other’s content across Twitter and Facebook. Provided you get in some good tribes then you’ll gain a lot of social media interaction. With this program, you get out of it what you put into it.
Viral Content Buzz
Viral Content Buzz works with sharing your posts with Twitter, Pinterest, Stumble Upon, and Facebook. You do have to earn credits by sharing other people’s content in order to get your stuff marketed too. It’s win-win for sure. You can gain more information about it by watching this video.
Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools is a free tool that you can use to find out what you should be writing for the most. Use it wisely, and make a WRITTEN account of what they say are your top keywords because you can only see them for as far back as three months’ worth of information. This program will help you with your SEO drastically. Using this system will generate more organic traffic.
These are some of the top tools that will help you grow in 2015 if you use them to the extent with which they offer you help. I hope that 2015 is a good year for you and your blog. Be sure to look into getting a quality blog planner to help keep you organized.
Also, if you want your blog featured and your blogging questions answered be sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and your website address. I just may feature your question in my next #TidbitsThursday blog post. (If you don’t want to be featured and have a question, the email is still open to you too! I still may answer it on the blog without featuring you.) REMEMBER no question is too small, and you may be answering someone else’s question.
What are your best blogging tips and tricks for 2015?