It had to happen. First blogging – weblogging – catches on like wildfire, and everyone is posting their thoughts, tirades, or just minutiae online in their own blogs. Then podcasting came around – the equivalent of blogging in audio form. Today, the hottest new thing is video blogging (also called vblogging or vlogging).
Follow my blog is authentic. In a day and age where advertising saturates our lives, many question the credibility of ads that they are exposed to. Blogs however, allow real people to share their real life experiences and reviews, unscathed by paid ads. Blogging lends credibility to your promotion efforts and builds up trust.
Creating a video blog isn’t as straightforward as regular blogging. With an ordinary blog, you just have to be able to type in a regular post. But with vblogging, you’ll need to have access to a good computer that can work with movie programs as well as a camera that can take video as well as snapping shots.
Blogging for Profit Tip #2 – Blog everyday with hard-hitting content. This means 5-7 times a week, at least. It also means giving readers content so juicy, so helpful or so uplifting, that they beat down your door for more. This turns traffic into repeat traffic. Repeat traffic tend to trust and respect you more, and will be more likely to purchase from you.
As you work with changing the compression of your movie, you should be able to monitor the predicted file size at the bottom of the dialog window (in any of the above programs). Ideally, you want to compress your movie into no more than 5 megabytes (5000 K, roughly). If possible, you should compress it down to a single megabyte. Video blogs filmed with minimal movement and with a solid-colored screen behind the vblogger’s head will compress the most, but they’re the least fun type of video blog to create.
If you don’t already have a blog, creating a blog is your first step. You can do this very quickly. Creating a new blog at blogger.com (which is owned by Google) only takes a minute or two. This is your “sample” blog. Think of this blog as your blogging portfolio.
Making money blogging really is easy in technical execution, so much so that even a relative technophobe could do it. The real key is to attract enough targeted traffic to your blog on a regular basis to ensure that you’re getting the hits on your affiliate links and Google AdSense advertising. You’ll find plenty of advice on how to charge traffic to blogs through internet forum searches. Just be persistent and display a willingness to learn.
Give yourself a timeframe of two years and put at least ten hours per week into your blogging business. You should be making a nice six figure income in two years if you can stay focused.