Running a blog these days might seem simple (and actually is) if you don’t intend on making any money from your efforts. If you do plan to try and make your blog a little more lucrative, you might consider a few tips to get your blog noticed, to get more loyal traffic to your page, and to get recognised enough to provide yourself with higher value affiliate marketing relationships.
Find Your Focus
Some of the most successful blogs are about very specific things. The broader that your topics get, the fewer people want to check back in for new posts. Usually, when people find blogs (through their search engines) they are looking for some specific information about how to do something, where to do something or other specifics like this.
No one is going to take what you are saying and believe it if you have yet to give them a reason to. Don’t make your niche blog open-ended and conversational, because this is rarely effective. Instead choose an authoritative approach (Do it THIS way, go HERE for the best food, etc.), it will give you more credibility with your audience.
As was mentioned in an older post, you are going to have to optimise your blog for search engines as well. You aren’t going to be successful with affiliate marketing relationships if no one is finding your blog at all. Choose select and precise tags and keywords to ensure that your blog is found when people are searching for exactly what you are writing about.