How to write product reviews that are genuinely useful?


Affiliate marketing is one of the coolest ways to make money blogging and product reviews are a major part of it. There are various benefits to making money via affiliate marketing:

  • You don’t have to create a product to sell
  • You don’t have to provide support to the product
  • You don’t have to work on updating the product

But still you can make a share of the product’s price in the form of affiliate commissions, even if you don’t own the product and haven’t worked for its creation.

I consider this to be super cool which is why I urge every blogger to have affiliate marketing as part of his/her income stream.

Note that, I am not … [Read more...]

How to make money from a blog: 2 Strategies for beginner bloggers


How to make money blogging? - This is one of the most popular questions in the minds of all bloggers. No matter how big or small their blog is, everyone wants to make money off it.

And, there's nothing wrong about it. Every blogger puts in a lot of effort to build and run their blogs - so they deserve to make some money off it.

In this post, as you might have noted in the title, I am going to talk to beginner bloggers.

Is there a difference between the way a beginner blogger makes money from his/her blog and the way an established blogger makes money?

Well there is!

When your blog is new it is not easy to … [Read more...]

How to write a useful blog post?


So you run a blog. You do some kind of online business and your blog acts as a marketing tool, right?

It doesn't matter what kind of business you operate, you do it because you want it to be useful to you and to your customers, right?

Any business can succeed only if it provides value. People will be willing to do business with you only if you provide usefulness to them.

If you or your products are not of use to them, they will not do business with you, right?

You need to be useful not just with … [Read more...]

What is organic SEO and why should bloggers care?


Search engine optimization is something that most bloggers find scary. Especially given the frequent algorithm updates by the search engines, SEO has become an alien concept to most bloggers.

The fact however is, the basics are always the same. And the frequent SEO algorithm updates by search engine giants like Google has only made it a lot easier for genuine bloggers to shine in search results.

Let's talk more about how easy it is to please search engines these days after all these major updates later in this post.

For now I would like to focus more on the "organic" SEO bit. I wanted to raise this topic because most bloggers have completely wrong notions about SEO and to be precise, organic SEO.

Let's dig … [Read more...]

How NOT to publish incorrect stuff on your blog?


So you have a blog that acts as a marketing tool for your online business. You expect your blog to gain traction and attract clients/customers for your business 24/7. That is a very reasonable expectation.

You create and publish useful and awesome content in order to attract traffic to your website.

You intend to be useful; so you create content that is supposed to help your customers. There's nothing  wrong in your approach.

But then what if you publish wrong/incorrect/misleading information on your blog? This is serious. You will mislead people with … [Read more...]

Launching The New PBS Library: New membership access


Today I am excited to announce The New PBS Library. If you are my subscriber you already know that you get access to The PBS Library - a place where you can get resources related to blogging and training material for FREE!

If you want to know more about The PBS Library, head over to this post where I explain it all.

In short, The PBS Library is a place where I offer FREE tools, training and resources to my list subscribers. That's right, when you join my list for free you get all these material for free.

Now what's it with the "New" PBS Library?

Well I've changed the way my subscribers access The PBS Library. Earlier I had put all the links/materials on one page and password protected it.

And I provided the password in the … [Read more...]

How to build a blog from the ground up (from scratch)?


In the previous posts I have talked about starting a blog - setting the basics right so you can start a blog and make money from it.

In this post let's assume you have just started a blog. So how could you build your blog up from scratch? Building a blog is a challenging, yet a crucial task. If you just start a blog and let it sit, it won't grow itself.

Merely creating and publishing content doesn’t contribute to building your blog; although content is a very important aspect of your blog, mere content creation doesn't mean blog growth.

There … [Read more...]

How to start a blog and make money


Blogging and money making go hand in hand. They both are usually tied together - even if a blogger starts a blog with no proper goal, after a few days they're tempted to think about making money.

Of course there's nothing wrong with the concept of "wanting" to make money from a blog. If you are longing to make money with your blog, you deserve it - you put in lots of effort on your blog and you deserve to get paid for your hard work.

But making money form a blog doesn't seem to be an easy job for many bloggers (as they realize it a little later) … [Read more...]

How to start a blog: 4 Crucial aspects you need to take care of


So, you want to start a blog, right? Or perhaps you've already started a blog and haven't had the success you expected with that blog.

This is quite common nowadays since most bloggers focus on the money aspects of creating a blog and they totally forget how to make the blog functional, the right way, so they can move in the right direction towards the success they expected.

Yes, making money from a blog IS possible only if you set the basics right.

I am going to write a few more posts on the topic of starting a blog and making money from it in a laser focused way for both beginners and advanced bloggers.

Before that, this post is to … [Read more...]

Internet Marketing Strategies 101 For Home Based Business Bloggers


Internet marketing strategies - this notion is overrated and misunderstood by many newbie bloggers. Even some established bloggers have no idea about what they're doing in the name of internet marketing.

Internet marketing is not an alien concept. It is not something that you need to learn by spending thousands of dollars - though, that kind of learning and training will highly help.

But here I keep in mind all those aspiring bloggers who have a very high level of enthusiasm and a very thin wallet.

Just because you cannot pay to learn the marketing secrets of a guru doesn't mean you cannot run a successful home based business blogging.

Now, I am NOT against experts … [Read more...]