Another valuable resource for both complete beginners and advanced bloggers alike is Blogging To The Bank 2.0 by Rob Benwell.
There are a few minor spelling mistakes, but this e-book is a well thought out blue print, and if applied correctly could provide residual income for years to come.
It is the second of Rob’s blogging e-books and is written in the same clear concise manner as his original 37 page, Blogging To The Bank that shook up the blogging world in 2006.
In that book he used techniques, which had not previously been seen or discussed, and he delivers the same sort of information in the sequel. His tips and tricks will benefit everyone.
Rob Benwell certainly knows what he’s talking about when it comes to blogging and in this 61 page e-book, Rob shares his knowledge in simple, easy to understand English and easy to follow instructions.
Whilst his first book Blogging To The Bank focused on blogger blogs for promoting ClickBank or other affiliate products, Blogging To The Bank 2.0 reveals new strategies to build income using WordPress.
Rob starts his e-book with what he calls the 5 Blogging Commandments – sensible advice well worth remembering.
He then covers Market Research and gives some really good advice on how to find profitable markets using keyword research for long term niche blogs.
Next comes domains and hosting with a recommendation, which I’ve never heard of before.
He explains how to create your blog, get content, plugins and how to ping. He discusses promotion and how to get backlinks as well as the four top methods to generate the most traffic.
Discussing Squidoo, Digg, Netscape, the top bookmarking sites, he also goes on to talk a bit about latent semantic indexing which the search engines love and which will undoubtedly become more relevant in the future. This is where you talk about things which are related to your main keyword and therefore give the search engines an idea what the topic is about.
Here is an excerpt from an article found at http://www.seobook.com/lsi/lsa_definition.htm which explains it in more detail.
“Latent semantic indexing adds an important step to the document indexing process. In addition to recording which keywords a document contains, the method examines the document collection as a whole, to see which other documents contain some of those same words. LSI considers documents that have many words in common to be semantically close, and ones with few words in common to be semantically distant. This simple method correlates surprisingly well with how a human being, looking at content, might classify a document collection. Although the LSI algorithm doesn’t understand anything about what the words mean, the patterns it notices can make it seem astonishingly intelligent.”
It’s something to be aware of for the future as Rob points out.
Rob’s methods work. He’s proved them more than once, and Blogging To The Bank 2.00 is well worth the small investment for anyone wishing to earn an income from blogging.