There are a million and one ways to make money part time. And in this economy who doesn’t need a little extra (or a lot of extra) cash in their pocket! That’s why I’ve decided to start a series of articles where I lay out the pro’s and con’s of different kinds of part time businesses that you can do with a limited up front investment and in your spare time.
The basics of blog posting are quite simple the idea is that you type up some quality content for someone’s blog. In return for helping the blog owner out with some good quality content you’ll get a link back to your website. Not only will this help you to get backlinks for SEO but it will also drive a ton of traffic to your site. Popular get inspired have thousands of RSS readers that are notified every time a blog post goes up. If they like your content they will check out your website. Guest posting isn’t a huge time cost but it can be an amazing way to get a ton of quality traffic.
Be proactive! The most important thing you can is to be proactively engaging your online presence. This has traditionally been done with TV and radio ads which do work. But the nice thing is you can cast a wider net for cheaper online. This can easily be done for free with things like video marketing, SEO, or paid search ads. I’m not saying to flush the traditional methods since we took full advantage of TV and it worked. But these days you gotta be thinking outside the box to make it work. And most importantly, engage and reward your online community who talk about you favorably. Creating a raving fan base is a lot simpler than one typically thinks. Things like video testimonials, online reviews, and social media sharing will make your business shine like no other before.
Obviously, these legal online blogs of poor quality are not highly regarded by other law-related bloggers so there are very few sites out there linking to posts with information of little to no value. The key is to know how to quickly identify which ones to trust to have free legal questions answered and the ones that need to be weeded out and disregarded.
Paid consultations – Just like being a speaker in a seminar, having paid consultations is an indirect way to do blogging for profits. Through your blogs, you establish your expertise and credibility on a subject matter. This way, some people will look forward to consulting with you about their concerns.
By writing regularly (my goal is 4 entries or “posts” per week), seldom does a week go by that I don’t add someone to my network or use what I am writing to make a new connection with an existing or potential Client.
The system that you choose will also determine the amount of time and efforts required to maintain the blogs. It is very important to pick the right one from the start. If you can, find a fire-and-forget system which will not sacrifice the quality of your blogging sites. However, whatever system that you intend to use, do not forget to take into account all the details that will be required in managing your multiple blogs.