Monday, April 14, 2008

A Few money making tips

Here's a short checklist of things you can do to increase readership, traffic, and overall visibilty on the internet. These things are all must haves if you expect to make money!

Write well and write often

Write what you know and what you like writing about

Stay with your general topic, and be informative

Answer comments kindly and promptly

Never make lame excuses for not updating

Keep your site neat and orderly

Your site should be easy on the eyes and easy to read

Toss out the trash regularly by deleting and blocking spam comments

Use social bookmarking icon links for Reddit, and Furl and many others

Use Technorati tags on keywords in your posts

Make sure your readers can reach you by email or web form

Don't have more than 2 or 3 posts showing on the front (index) page

Make sure your site loads quickly with no major errors

Frequently check your site in all major browsers for appearance and readability

Leave relevant comments with your return link at other sites

Good content is most important

Don't distract from content with excessive buttons and blinkie ads in sidebar

Use relevant images in posts, don't over do it

Those are the most important ones I can think of at the moment but I'll probably add more in the future.