Unless you were dispatched to this part of the web by a misdirected Google search, chances are high you have been planning to launch a new promotional blog for your business. Maybe you already have one and are now preparing to flood it with inbound traffic. Either way, it is a good step to take – an excellent one, I may add! Business blogging, after all, has already proven itself as one handy tool for businesses around the world, especially when it comes to promoting a brand and its products/services without requiring the investment of a fortune. Such an arrangement is particularly beneficial for small businesses that often are run on tight budgets. The following are four tried and true blogging tips for business owners that can eventually help them turn their web infrastructure into a moneymaking machine. These are some of the most fundamental aspects that you should keep in mind while trying to make money blogging.

Consistency is important.
Consistency in business blogging is as important as speed and maneuverability are to a ninja. However, consistency does not necessarily mean you must update your blog with new content every day (of course you can update it daily – or maybe even multiple times a day, provided your marketing strategies allow you to do so). But do make it a point to update your business blog with quality content at a consistent pace so as to retain the interest of your target audience. If starting a business blog for your company is at the top of your agenda, be prepared to make the commitment to consistency.

Make your topics pop!
Have the confidence to realize that you are an expert in your field and that you have knowledge from which other people can benefit. Chances are strong that you already know what your target audience wants to and needs to know about. Right, there is the well from which your blog topics should spring. There is no point in starting a business blog if you don’t plan to feed it with high quality and goal-oriented content. Therefore, always make it a point to come up with the right topic ideas – ones that your target audience is interested in and can relate to. Remember, your primary objective should be to focus on only those topic ideas and mode of presentation that can directly or indirectly benefit your business priorities. It’s all right to deviate from that approach once in a while, but repeating that frequently could eventually bring adverse consequences in the long run.

Build a healthy relationship with readers.
If you really want to create a respected and effective business blog, you must have your priorities straight. For whom is it that you are writing your blog posts? If you said website crawlers, your blog is doomed! Surely, you cannot overlook the importance of SERP, but the first priority must always be your human readers. Determine whom you envision as your base and gear your blog (as well as your marketing, which will hopefully draw in readers) toward these people. Blogs, just like most other platforms, happen to be a near-perfect solution for building close, one-to-one relationships with your readers/followers. This, needless to say, helps you improve customer loyalty towards your brand.

Always monitor and evaluate your blog’s performance.
Business blogging is certainly not a cakewalk! Life for many of us would be glorious if it was that easy to make money blogging. Therefore, don’t expect overnight success. However, you must always closely monitor your blog’s performance in order to identify any areas that require improvement. Use services like Google Webmaster tools to assess your success rate from time to time.

Those were just four simple yet crucial blogging tips for business owners. The Internet is full of tips and tricks that can help you gain knowledge as far as monetizing your business blog. Find them and get started! Good luck!

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About The Author

Bola Olonisakin

Bola Olonisakin

Bola is the founder and principal at GTECH Designs, a digital creative agency that helps small and mid-sized businesses launch, grow and succeed. Her research and work in web design, social media and strategic communication have been published in numerous books and articles, and she’s regularly seen on stage at events around the country. She’s responsible for teaching GTECH clients how to blend strategic goal-setting with great design to create effective online marketing strategies. You can reach her at [email protected]