Another free resource for you if you are interested in starting a blog to promote your pet business.  A blog is one of the easiest websites to set up and is very easy to update (from anywhere you have an internet connection!), and the search engines love blogs too. You can get a blog ranked much more quickly by Yahoo and Google that with a static website as they really like regularly updated websites and there are many ways to get links to your blog.

Blogs are also a great method to stay in touch with your existing customers. You can use a blog to give them useful information, conduct surveys, and get their feedback on your products or services.

If you are considering starting a blog grab a copy of Yaro Starak’s free ebook “The Blog Profits Blueprint“. You can also sample a free lesson from his blog mentoring program where he teaches his students how to set up and write a good blog, attract lots of traffic, and make money. Click here for the sample lesson on creating blog coversations.

I have been a part of the Blog Mastermind mentoring group since it started and feel like I have really been able to improve this blog and attract more traffic because of Yaro’s lessons, and the reviews and networking forums available as part of the training.

If you are unfamiliar with how blogging can help your business here is a quick introductory article by Connie Ragen Green.

“In the world of today you must be able to think creatively in order to promote your business. One way to do this is by starting and maintaining a blog. A blog can increase profits in your product or service business in a relatively short time.

A blog is short for web log. They are web sites that are set up by several different companies so that people can choose a simple template and format to present their information on the internet. Blogs are extremely popular, but their use and popularity has barely scratched the surface of the world wide web. Every two seconds someone starts a new blog. Many of these are simply online journals and are quickly abandoned. But the use of blogs and blogging as a business platform is just in its infancy.

When you decide to use a blog keep these 5 ideas in mind:

  • Choose a simple design for your blog. Especially in the beginning, an uncomplicated format will be easier to use.
  • Think about what you are going to write before you post to your blog.
  • Write about your product or service so that your clients and other readers can learn more about your industry.
  • Use a conversational manner when you write on your blog. You want people to feel like you are talking directly to them.
  • Post to your blog at least twice a week. The search engines will spider your blog more frequently if you write more often.

Having a blog will set you apart from others in your industry and help to position you as an expert in your field. Be sure to include a recent photo of yourself and put your contact information. Encourage your readers to leave comments so that you can start a dialogue. Remember that many people still are not familiar with blogs so you will have to educate them. A blog is interactive and that is a new concept for those not used to Web 2.0. Most of all, have fun with your blog. This is a powerful tool for letting others know who you are and what you do in your business”

Connie Ragen Green is a small business marketer. To find out more ways to develop your small business into a profitable money machine visit http://www.SmallBusinessUnMarketing.com

Don’t forget to get a copy of The Blog Profits BluePrint and read Yaro’s free lesson here as he will only have it available for a limited time.