Alexa ranking is fast becoming one of the yardstick for measuring the popularity of a site or gauge a website traffic, as a result everyone is looking for how increase alexa ranking or improve rank on alexa.
Alexa ranking should not be the only yardstick to measure popularity of a site or gauge website traffic, some other web analytics service should be considered as well.
As at the time of writing this article our website Pospitips Online rank 204,643 globally, and maybe 3,493 in Nigeria, and 8,053 in China, when I investigate further is found out it showing that we have average of 80 -120 page view per day.
Alexa ranking of Pospitips Online
Below are few tips that will help you rank better on alexa
Hello Nigerian bloggers and website owners, I may not be mistaken if I say so many persons have been in search for ways to get free advertisements on their blog and still receive payment when due, otherwise many of us are already hooked-up with an advertisement platform and still looking for more ways to make money online.
Online Advertisements help websites and blog owners make additional income on their various sites.
However, there are many online advertising platforms like Google ad-sense and so many others. Well I wish to introduce a Nigerian based advertisement platform, I’ll call it the Nigerian Google adsense. (lol). It’s our home-based advertisement network.
This online platform grants you quality adverts, standby, pop-ups, and slideshows with easy payouts.
Here are some Nigerian blogs and sites that are using this ad service: punchng.com, bellanaija.com, tori.ng, dailypost.ng, informationng.com, hotnigerianjobs.com, dailytimes.ng, ogbongeblog.com, naijatechguide.com, premiumtimesng.com, misspetitenaijablog.com, nigeriabusinessdirectory.com, nigerianbulletin.com, naija247news.com, financialwatchngr.com, pospitipsonline.com, donfidel10blog.cf, and over 5000 other sites benefiting from this advertorial.
Watch your blog make money even when you are asleep.
Why not join the leading Nigerian ads network, and be promoted online, you are few just few steps away from making money with your blog/website.
Create a publisher account now, by following the steps below, I promise to make easy for you – Now lets begin:
LindaIkejiSocial.com was launched on 1st November as a social networking site with a twist. Apart from allowing you to share memories, connect with friends, read breaking news from Linda Ikeji’s blog, you can also MAKE MONEY on the Linda Ikeji Social Network. that’s Awesome…RIGHT?
Well, below are the ways you can make money on Linda Ikeji Social :
1. Submit Original Stories
You can make money by submitting stories on Linda Ikeji Social.
LIS will pay you N1,000 per approved story. For your story to be approved for payment, it must be exclusive and original. Payments will reflect in the “wallet” section of your LIS profile.
Imagine, submitting 10 exclusive news to LIS in a day. That’s N10,000. Not bad if you are not yet making reasonable money online and if Adsense is not yet making sense on your blog…lol
To submit exclusive news on LIS, sign in and click on “Submit Story” button.
2. Adverts On Your LIS Business Page
You can also make money through the business pages you create on LIS.
According to Linda Ikeji, if your LIS business page has at least 50,000 followers, LIS will use your page to advertise goods and services for their clients. Hence, you will get a share of what advertisers pay LIS to advertise on the platform.
You will get 20% of whatever advertisers pay for each banner.
If your business page followers get to 100,000, two banners will be placed on your page and you will earn double of the amount i.e x2 of the 20% per banner. Cool…huh?
3. LIS Giveaways
Every week, LIS will be giving out cash, prizes, recharge cards and other amazing freebies etc So, this is another way you can make money on LIS.
You have to be part of the community to find out what LIS will be giving away. Just click on the “Giveaways” button to know what’s up.
Please this is not the regular step by step guide to starting a blog. I am strictly focusing on starting a profitable, successful blog with respect to business principles. So I will shun some conventional wisdom and generic guidelines. If you are ready to learn, then let’s proceed
why do i start a blog:
So you want to start a successful blog? Have you ever asked yourself why you want to start a blog ? You may think this is unnecessary but in reality; it might turn out to be the underlying line between success and failure.
Why do you want to start a blog ?
You must answer this question before even developing the idea for your blog. People start blogs for different reasons and this simple reason may be a determinant factor to your success or failure in blogging. The reason you start a blog will determine your mindset and approach towards blogging. If you start a blog simply for the money; you may never get it.
Linda Ikeji started her blog because she identified a need. She observed that Nigerians like gossip, and they like poke-nosing into other people’s affair; while ignoring their own problems. So she started her blog and now she is making money from it.
I started this BLOG to fill a need; I started this business blog to help entrepreneurs solve their intricate business challenges in return for a profit and this is the sole reason why I don’t consider myself a blogger or internet marketing expert. I am strictly an entrepreneur; I serve and solve other people’s problems in return for a profit, not wages or salary.
And because I am an entrepreneur, I have to think like one. This led me to work on developing my business or entrepreneurial skills. This blog is not a job, neither is it a hobby; it’s a business. But something I want you to note is this; I did not start this business blog solely for the profit; if I did, I would have sold it off a long time ago
The primary reason why I started this blog was because of the leverage. Yes, I want to use this blog as leverage to greater heights in the future. The profits may be pouring in but the leverage is more important to me and I don’t mind sacrificing the profits to increase the leverage. Leveraging this blog can be done in several ways but I think that’s a topic for another day. Leverage is the reason I started this blog; what’s your own reason for starting a blog ?
Develop Your mindset:
This is always the first point I stress whenever I am sharing information that challenges you or requires you to take action. Before ever venturing online to make money or earn a full living, you must first see yourself achieving it. You must believe it is possible and achievable regardless of your region or country; whether United States, U.K, Ghana or Nigeria . You must see blogging in Nigeria and making money online as a possibility; all I am saying in essence is that you must challenge your self doubt and laziness.
Ultimately, you must be prepared to leave your comfort zone. After challenging your self doubt, you must set a specific goal or target. What is your expectation online? It might be to make your first $100 or to become an expert in a niche. Whatever goal you set, make sure it is achievable.
find a Niche :
You have probably found a tangible reason why you want to start a blog; the next thing will be to find your niche. Just as you find a market for your product or service; you also have to determine your niche online.
:idea:Who are the main targets of your blog ?
Now what is a Niche? A Niche is simply a small group of people with a common interest. Examples of popular niches are:
Beauty Food Vegans Angel investors Dog owners Football fans Students Teenagers Sports Betting Forex Traders Weight Watchers Pool Arsenal Fans Chelsea Fans Man U Fans Singles Game lovers Housewives Nursing Mothers Careers Dating Education Marriage Making Money and so on….
Therefore Niche blogs are going to be blogs related to different topics that a select group of people are interested in. The reason for this is because there may be a lot of people interested in a particular topic but don’t know where to go to get more information about that topic. That is where you come in; to provide the content they need and in return these visitors will buy products from you or click on your ads to generate a nice income for you.
Niche blogging is more powerful because you don’t have to compete with other competitors for the same crowd. Armed with the right knowledge, you can go into a niche and completely dominate. A good rule of thumb in niche blogging is that your niche must be a high paying, low competitive niche. If you can’t figure out a niche to target; then you have no business starting a blog. Without the customers; a business has no cause to exist, so also does a blog without a niche.
Define the Blog mission:
What’s your blog’s mission? What do you aim to achieve with your blog ? These two questions make the big difference between profitable, successful blogs and the average blogs. A blog mission may not be important to you if you are starting a personal blog; in this case, your personal mission will be your blog’s mission.
But if you are serious about building a successful business blog that will stand the test of time; if you want to start a profitable blog that will grow with or without your personal effort, then you should forge a mission statement for your blog.
set your goal and objectives:
To build a profitable blog, you must set goals and objectives. You must have both short and long term goals for your blog; your goals will be the benchmark on which to judge your blog growth rate. You can use traffic, income or subscriber base as a yardstick to analyze your blog growth.
Define your brand strategy:
This is one of the most important factors most people overlook when starting a blog from scratch. Your brand strategy in the long run is going to determine the value of your blog, its relevance and its overall potential. Now how do you define your brand strategy?
It’s quite simple. Your brand strategy begins with you answering this question: Are you starting a personal blog or a business blog? Your personal blog is your personal brand; it’s a blog that reflects your life values and culture.
Now is POSPITIPS ONLINE business or personal blog ? Well, it’s a business blog because it’s not attached to me; it’s a business blog because it has its own core value and culture. I can go on vacation for a year; yet this blog will keep growing geometrically because it has been programmed to run on auto pilot without me.
POSPITIPS ONLINE has its own life to live and I have mine, same with any other business blog. The worst thing with a personal blog is that it might live and die with you but a business blog lives on because it doesn’t depend on your personal influence to survive. Business blogs also hold more value than personal blogs. Asset transfer and sustained growth in a personal blog is quite difficult without retaining the founding blogger.
Develop your overall strategy:
Another essential factor that will affect your quest to start a profitable blog is your overall strategy. Your overall strategy should be one that you will stick to no matter the storm. It’s a proven strategy that almost guarantees success and every other strategy will be hinged on it.
One of the reasons I was able to build Pospitips online to this level with no marketing or advertising budget was because I started it with the mindset of an entrepreneur. I started it on the same principle I use to build my offline businesses. I started it with an overall strategy; a strategy I have tested and proven in my offline businesses. What’s my overall strategy?
My favorite Quote➡➡➡➡ success in life does not depend on ability But determination
join a community related to your Niche
The third step to making money online in Nigeria by Blogging is to join a community related to your chosen niche. For instance, if you have researched and discovered that a niche exist for guitar players, all you have to do is join social networks and forum for guitar players. Joining this forum will help you see the problems or needs existing in the niche.
I am a member of several communities related to business, entrepreneurship and investing. These communities bring me closer to my targeted niche. Using these communities as leverage, I can have a sneak preview into the minds of entrepreneurs to know the challenges they are facing currently. When you address the problems of people and offer them a solution, you draw them closer to yourself and make them loyal readers of your blog.
Build the Blog system:
This is where you build the structure that will host your blog; this is where you put up the necessary system that will house all your operations. Your blog system includes domain name registration, choosing your hosting platform; choosing a blog platform and setting up the blog. This process is similar to finding a location for your offline business, obtaining permits and buying your office equipment.
Now what is the best small business blogging platform ? I don’t know. What I can advice is that you choose a blog platform you understand its technicalities. Seth Godin built a successful blog on Typepad, Dave Lucas built a blog on blogger; while Steve Pavlina built a profitable blog on WordPress. Success can be achieved on any platform, just make sure you understand its ins and outs.
Define your operational tactics:
Your operational tactics entails how you want to run your blog; your overall budget and the time you’ll allot to building the blog.
I also made a policy that I will run the blog on lean budget until it begins to fend for itself and pay its bills. Now, my blog is run full time by my team. That was my operational strategy and it worked for me because I planned it before even starting this blog.
You want to start a profitable blog?
How often will you publish articles? Here at Pospitips Online, I publish Once in every week. How much time will you devote to you? How will you schedule your limited time to make sure every system is well taken care off ?
This you must plan and sort out before even starting a blog. Most people have asked me why I disabled the comment module on this blog. Well, it’s an operation tactics that works inline with my overall strategy; concentration. I will rather concentrate my effort on writing quality content that yields result than waste my time moderating comments.
I have less time so I chose to concentrate my efforts on things that matters most. That doesn’t mean you should follow my steps; find an operational tactic that work best for you and stick to it.
Define your income strategy:
What is your income strategy ? The root of this question boils down to why you want to start a blog. Are you building a blog for cash flow or capital gain? Are you building a blog to hold or flip? Are you building a blog for earned, passive or portfolio income ? These are questions you must answer because they will determine how you generate revenue from your blog; they will determine your monetization strategy.
I have seen bloggers brag about how they make thousands of dollars from their blogs but most of them are only thriving on earned income; meaning they make money by keeping an online job. I will give an example; if you run a blog that directly generates $50/month but you earn $5,000 from by providing writing services, then you are still an employee working for a salary. If you stop writing, your income will drop because you are on earned income.
I have also seen bloggers who generate full revenue from their blogs without even having to run it. I consider these individuals true entrepreneurs. Even if they go on vacation for a year; their blog income will keep growing because it doesn’t depend on them.
This is what I call passive income and it’s what I’m concentrating on. There are two types of bloggers; those who build a business and those who build a job, which one do you want to be.
I’ll continue later But i think this will take you a long way . Share your thoughts below
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Making online payment is fast and simple. Online payment through naira MasterCard, VisaCard or any other credit/debit card is the most convenient way to shop online. But many still find this modern way of payment awkward for many reasons. Some believe its not safe while other simply don’t know how to go about it.
Let me address the first set of people – people who thing making payment with their credit card online is not safe. In fact that is the safest way to pay for things. Carrying cash around present real and danger and you are never sure of the money you carry in your wallet at any time, it could be stolen or get lost. It is even the most common thing to over pay for goods and services when paying cash. But with credit/debit card, you are protected from such.
Any online merchant that accept credit/debit card is secure and has many industry security standards in place to protect your card. Credit/debit cards has become far too secured against fraud and theft, so much that you don’t have much to worry about. So, go ahead and make payments online with your MasterCard, VisaCard, Interswitch, American Express or any card you have..
Process Of Making Payment With Naira MasterCard/Visa
Like I said earlier, this process is very simple and I am going to explain it step by step. From now on, you will be able to make payment online with your naira or dollar MasterCard or VisaCard or any card for that matter without hassle.
Login to the online platform where you want to make the payment.
Select “Credit Card” as your payment option.
Fill in the details from your naira MasterCard (Enter the card number, the expiry date, and the card code)
Some platform may require you to enter the PIN for added security, that’s not bad, enter it
Click on “Make Payment” button and proceed.
You may be required to enter a code generated from your token in some cases, enter it and proceed finally.
These are all there is. You can see the process is just simple and trouble free. Before you enter your card details into any website, make sure the page is a secure page. You can know this by checking on your browser to see if the url is https (secure) or http (non secure) and also look for a green padlock beside the https as you can see from this website’s url. See the image below
With this, you know your transaction and card details is secure. If you have any question, drop your comments below
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You’ve been thinking and searching for how to create a free blog? Now, you are about to find out exactly how to create a free blog within five minutes. You already know the benefit of blogging, so I’d skip that and go straight to business. The tutorial is going to be step by step and direct to the point. And by the time we are done, you will have your own site ready for business. This article will cover the free blogs which is a very good starting point for beginner bloggers and good for professionals as well. There are two major free blogging platforms (WordPress.com and Blogger.com) that you can use. Both are very robust and offers everything you need to build a free yet professional looking site.
To Setup A Free Blog In Five Minutes With Blogger.com
Blogger promises you’d start blogging in five minutes and they have been living up to that promise for years now. Millions of blogs are currently hosted on Blogspot with the number still counting. This is because of the ease of setting up and managing new blogs that blogger offers. Here are the steps to follow:- 1. Go to Blogger.com which is the home page for Blogspot where your free blog will be created and hosted. 2. Once you are there, you will see a login box for Google account, enter your Gmail email address and password to login into blogspot (all it takes is one Google account for all Google products). If you don’t have any Google account, click on “Create an Account” to proceed with your setup. 3. The moment you login with your Gmail and password, you will see the screenshot below
Fill in your ‘Blog Title’ and your ‘Blog Address’ and Select your desired ‘Template’ to proceed.
Your blog title is the title that summarizes what your blog is all about. Here I choose “My Blog for Animal Business” suggesting that the blog I’m setting up is all about Animal Business. Chose whatever title that is appropriate for your blog.
Your ‘Blog Address’ is the universal resource locator (url) through which your blog can be located on the internet. Here you have whatevernameyouchose.blogspot.com which is a subdomain. How to change your blog address from subdomain to custom first level domain? Will come very soon
Your ‘Template’ is the predesigned feel and look for your blog (how your blog will look)
After filling all the information as shown on the screenshot above, then click on (“Create blog”) the orange button you see below on the screenshot to create your blog. That’s is! This should take you about 3-4 minutes to complete. 5. From https://www.blogger.com/home click on your blog title, it will take you to the blog’s dashboard, start adding your contents from there.
To Setup A Free Blog In Five Minutes With WordPress.com
WordPress is another giant in blogging software and promises ease of start and use. It is one of the most amazing alternative to paid blogs and comes with many preassigned functionality. 1. Go to WordPress.com there you will see messages that reads “Create your new website for free WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site” and without wasting time, click on “Create Website”. It will take you to a page that shows screenshot below.
Enter your “Blog Address” as I did above and click on “Create Your blog and Continue” to the next step. You notice there are 5 steps to take. Each should take you less than a minute. 3. Once you are in the next page, you will see the form similar to the one I have in the picture below
Fill in your information the way I did, you can use any email address that is workable, select a username that is okay by you, choose your password – something difficult to guess, and click on “Next Step” to proceed. 4. In this step, you have the option to buy a custom address instead of yourname.wordpress.com. If you have $18-25 you can go for that or you skip it and make do with subdomain provided for free. 5. Here you chose your site template (how you would like your site to look) there are varieties of pre made templates to choose from. You can preview to see which one you like most before selecting. After you’ve selected one, you click “Next Step” to proceed to the final step. 6. Here, you have the option to go for beginner, premium, or business packages.
Free – Just start blogging: get a free blog and be on your way to publishing your first post in less than five minutes.
Premium – Blog, supercharged: get your own domain name, powerful customization options and lots of space for audio and video.
Business – Take it to the next level: get everything included with Premium, as well as live chat support and unlimited access to WordPress.com collection of premium themes.
Since we are dealing with the subject of setting up free blogs, we’d select ‘free’ and proceed. As you select the free package which is free for life, it will take you to the dashboard where you will start blogging immediately without wasting time. Congratulation! You now have a blog of your own!!