The common perception among small business owners and bloggers alike is that branding is strictly for mega corporations with millions of dollars in advertising budget. Well, I would like to state that this was true many years ago but not anymore. With the advent of the internet, it is now a level playing field for both big and small businesses to promote their brands.

Remember that blogging is not the same as article writing. You don’t have to do a lot of research on a topic. The point is to write your own experiences and share your own perspective on a subject. People are eager to know about the everyday experiences of others, and your experience is unique. Writing from your heart will help you create a popular blog.

Writing an eBook is one of the easiest ways of making real money online. The key to writing a successful eBook is to find people who desperately need information then you take the time to do research about the topic and finding a solution to their problem and compiling an eBook. An eBook can be as small as 12 pages and can net as much as $100. The hint to find a client is to analyze your life and find instances where you or someone else close to you could have used information to avert pain or to save you a lot of money, and then a person can find amicable solutions to these situations and compile them in eBooks.

Add pictures – eye candy. Also, a picture on the web IS worth a thousand words. If you’re selling a special kind of insert for the marathoner’s running shoes, a cross-section shows how that insert benefits the runner.

However fear not, by following these 5 simple tips you will be able to ensure that you have plenty of great content to create quality Headlights posts and you will be setting your blog up for success!

A good idea is to read and subscribe to online blogs and articles relevant in your niche. By doing this you open yourself up to new information and opportunities.

Visit other blogs – Anytime someone visits your blog, you want to return the favor and visit theirs and leave a comment. You can add your blog link to your comment you leave on their blog as well.

In conclusion, writing one or two blog posts a month will not drive traffic to your blog. You need to be stay consistent and blog every day, maybe every other day, for 90 to 180 days for your blog to start generating the kind of traffic you wish to see each month. Following the five tips above will not guarantee your success, but they will help you learn and grow into the blogger you want to become.