A blog is a great promotional tool, especially for products, either your own, or someone else’s. If you have a product you want to sell, consider creating a blog. Blogging has huge advantages over static websites in the search engines, which means you’ll start getting traffic to your blog almost immediately

1. Buy a Domain Name and Create Your Blog

Your first step should be to buy a domain name which describes your product. Next, buy hosting for the domain, and create the blog. Although you can use free blogging tools like Blogger, you have much more control when your blog is hosted on your own domain. Depending on whether you just want to create a few posts, or create an authoritative site, choose WordPress or Joomla.

The benefit of using WordPress is that there are so many plugins for the program which will help you to build traffic. For example, some plugins help you to create video posts on your blog.

2. Creating an Info Product? Start Blogging As You Create Your Product

Do you want to sell an e-book or other info product? Information products can be expensive to promote online. However your blog offers you free opportunities for promotion, so start blogging as soon as you get an idea for your product.

The reason you should start blogging early is so that your blog gets indexed by the time your product is ready to sell, and also so that you can start creating a mailing list of people who are interested in your product. This means that as soon as your product is launched you’ll have a list of eager buyers.

3. Promote Your Blog

As soon as you’ve created some content for your blog, start promoting it. You can promote your blog in various ways: by buying advertising, by using the free online classified sites, and by posting on other blogs.

The more ways you can use to promote your blog the better. Of course you won’t be able to follow all these methods of traffic generation at once. Pick one method of generating traffic per week, and do a little each day. You’ll find that at the end of a couple of months, you’ll have a constant stream of traffic and sales for your product.



Source by Angela Booth