Okay, before i get started. This isn’t like any other chaaps article. Its a personal post with various tips on how to make it big online. So i thought i should alert you before you get confused.
So if you didn’t know i am a teenager residing in Sydney, NSW, Australia. About 3 years ago it was the first time i ever started my own blog. I was a amateur using free online web builders with a sub domain for about 3 months, then i bought the domain ateensblog.com (has a pr of 5 😛 ). Then the end of last year i bought the domain shaquilleray.com , and now i use that for my domain.
My blog Shaquilleray.com is a personal blog, personal blogs are a kind of big these days on the internet. Depending on who you are, you may read a few of them. My personal blog bring me lots and lots of exposure of my skills, and i’ve earned some cash on the way ;).
The exposure is awesome, and i wouldn’t be here if it were not for that blog. Yes, chethan the owner of chaaps.com.com actually found my site and after a few comments i got an invite to write for Chaaps. Yes, Chaaps was one of my many opportunities i have received.
Making it big online is hard but not hard at all. Yeah, it’s a kind of complicated if you don’t know what you are doing.. But i thought i should post some tips on how i am making it big online.
1. Don’t scare your users.
This is Very important thing. To not scare your users. Users can get scared quite quickly, and you could possibly lose them forever. Basically think to yourself “if i entered this site how would i react?” Keep this in mind the entire time and you shouldn’t have problems.
2. Don’t Put Ads Everywhere!
An example of this would be Yahoo! mail, there is ads everywhere. In emails, in the head of the page, in the sidebars. This pisses users off, how would you like it if you got 20 or more pop up ads for some random site or product? Don’t over do the ads. 3 add placements or less should be good enough.
Communicate with your users, don’t just write articles. Thank users for the feedback good or bad. You want them to keep coming to your blog so encourage it
4. Advertise, but don’t spam
Advertising your blog is easy. Especially if you don’t want to spend money like me. Just simply add 1 status update to your twitter, facebook, Google Buzz, ect… But don’t post more than once a day per article. Thats just spamming and you will loose friends, and people could potentially leave your site forever.
5. Spelling, no gangster plz, and paragraphs
USE SPELL CHECK!, i hate using blogs that have articles with words misspelling. Also plz dnt wrte articlz lke dis (please don’t write articles like this), cause some people don’t understand it.
Paragraphs, people don’t like straining there eyes on a page with no paragraphs.
6.Don’t give bad impressions
Don’t post things like “Google should go suck B@llz”. Some business might just leave for reading something like that, and what if Google or another company saw something like that? I think i would just ignore your blog.
7. Contact Forms or Emails
Add contact forms or at least a page with your email address. Make sure you setup a business address, and not use your personal email!
8. No slow speeds ,and good uptime please.
Please make sure your site loads fast and isn’t bandwidth heavy. No one will visit sites that take minutes to load. And make sure your web host has a 99.85+ uptime. Anything else is just ridiculous. People like to visit sites that are up more than down.
Monitor your analytic’s so if a business asks for analytics data you have something to pass on. And try to use Feedburner for your RSS, its free and easy to use. I only just installed it on my blog, and its worth it
I hope you enjoyed this article. Please ask any questions below, i will be more than glad to help you out. Also add your own tips if you wish.
You can check out my blog at http://shaquilleray.com