The question of which is best, a website or a blog has a different answer today than it might have a few years ago. As the saying goes “the more things change the more they stay the same”. This holds true when discussing the differences between websites and blogs.

Traditional safelists are becoming somewhat threadbare. Isn’t it amazing how quickly business changes on the ‘Net, and isn’t it weird how safelist people ‘spin their wheels’ by posting, posting, posting, when most messages go to ‘junk’ in-boxes to be automatically deleted. You can send out a whole lot of messages with safelists, but only a tiny percentage are likely to be actually read by a real person. Maybe that’s why email traffic is threatening to choke the Internet. Because of this, many canny web business people have now shifted to Blogs as their main tool for promotion. Many others, like me – who continue to believe that safelists have a role (when properly used) -have made Blogs a valuable extra facility in their marketing toolboxl.

This is known as a clue, and many experienced Internet marketers have not even grasped this simple point. Trying to get your website on the search engines for longtail keyword phrases is much easier than targeting the shorter and more competitive phrases.

No traffic = no money. If you can’t find a way to get a lot of traffic to your website you’re not going to be making any good money. The number one thing people have trouble with when it comes to read my status is figuring out how to get enough people to visit it in order for it to be truly worth it.

Syndication pertains to the distribution of an RSS feed of your site to all other places in the internet where it can be recognized and displayed. Once all the feed links are in place, all you have to do is just update your blog on a daily basis and you’ll amass loads of traffic. And as everybody knows, traffic is where the money is.

Do some e-books – Not all bloggers have tried this, but it worked for some. Famous bloggers have started to put their informative blogs in an e-book which they sell online blogs.

Another essential tip is to cut loose from all negative influences in your life. Anyone who puts you or your work down, without constructive criticism, is a waste of time and self esteem. By removing these people, you will start to feel more confident and have further belief in yourself. For example, if someone tells you that your website is rubbish, don’t give up. Many people just want to put you down, don’t listen and keep trying. However, there is a point at which you should recognise failure. If this time comes, don’t lose motivation and confidence, get up and start again.

The key is being consistent. As long as you are prepared to put in the time and effort to work on your blog on a regular basis, then you will soon start seeing a good income. Once you are earning some money with your blog then you can repeat the process with a new blog, but remember not to neglect your first blog when moving on to a second. keep focused and you will soon see online success.