Here are 5 reasons why you should use blogging as an internet marketing tool for your product or business.
1. Blogging is Easy
The easiest way to get your opinion online or to advertise your product or service on the internet is through blogging. There are very few skills necessary… as long as you can read, type and click a mouse then you are well on your way! That being said, if you have nothing interesting to say then you will not attract many readers. Having a blog is essentially like having a virtual piece of paper where you can write your ideas, thoughts, experiences, or advertise new products or services. Your aim is to attract your readers to also try your product or service. You can start your own blog for free or you can also find ‘multi-user’ blogs where you can post onto other people’s blog.
2. The best way to brand yourself online is with your own blog.
There is that much advertising and marketing (and scammers) online today that it is easy to question the credibility of what you see or read. With a blog you should generally talk about your own real-life experiences, thoughts and opinions so that your readers can relate to you. People definitely want to buy tried and tested products and services from people they trust and that is why using your blog to promote items is very powerful. If you brand yourself as an expert in your field or industry – that is likely how you will be perceived!
3. Blogging is free.
The best and most commonly used blogging sites are free. The blog hosts see offering a free blog as a way to catch someone and then over time they will offer you extra options or services to improve your blog. If you stick with the more common blogging sites like Blogger or WordPress you will be able to create your own professional looking blog for free.
This is the best way to begin building your brand and advertising and marketing. Once your business is established and you are generating profits you can then look at other marketing methods to advertise and drive traffic to your blog. These can be paid or free advertising methods. Some of the big time bloggers will pay a graphic designer to customise their blog however there is no need to do this.
4. Blogging builds your credibility and respect in your industry.
People buy from people that they like and trust – it is that simple. The more quality information and value that you can add to your blog, the more your readers become to depend on your blog post for their own information and they begin to value your opinion.
Once you are perceived as