Do you run a blog but you have bigger dream of building a business out of your blog? If YES, here are 5 simple steps to turn your small blog into a big business. What is a Blog? A blog refers to an online personal journal or diary that is updated on a regular basis….

 

Have you noticed one of the new trends on the internet recently? You would find that blogging isn’t a new thing anymore, but that video blogging system seems to be trending a lot these days. This is no wonder many folks are taking to video blogging and smiling to the banks regularly. Starting a Video…

 

If you are new to the blogging game, chances are that you are planning to turn blogging into a full-time business, if possible. And you want to work from the comfort of your home as your own boss. That’s fine; and quite realistic. Many Nigerians have achieved that, and you can, too. But in order…

 

About a quarter of all the websites on the Internet run on WordPress. This drives home the point that WordPress is by far the most popular content management system. The general preference for WordPress is majorly due to its versatility—it can be used for blogs, business sites, personal sites, forums, and many other purposes. Another…

 

If you are running a news blog, you need to always update your blog with fresh information and latest happenings. By always being the first—or among the first—to break news items, you will not only turn your blog into the go to source for fresh and hot news, but this will also demonstrate your thought…

 

I have lost count of the number of times when, while browsing through pages of Nigerian newspapers, I find some articles and news items that have been picked up from blogs and websites. I easily know this because the newspaper credits the source of the article or news item. When a Nigerian newspaper republishes a…

 

Publishing interviews is a great way to boost your blog’s credibility and make it even more popular. However, whether you will get these results from an interview or not hinges largely on one factor: the personality you interview. The more popular and influential your interview guest is, the more traffic you will attract due to…

 

The dream of every Nigerian blogger is to become an authority in whatever niche they choose and ultimately fetch decent profits consistently from their blog. Well, that’s a good goal; and a realistic one. However, becoming a trusted authority in your niche takes a lot of time and effort. People will not trust you overnight….

 

“Register your domain name. Set up a blog on Blogger or WordPress. Create high quality content that people are interested in. Keep offering value consistently. And with time, your traffic will grow.” That’s what most blogging “experts” preach. And that’s what you have probably been made to believe, too. But, my friend, even after taking…

 

Figuring out which is better to target between a Nigerian (local) audience and a global audience can be really hard. While the global audience might seem like the obvious winner, there are many bloggers targeting a Nigerian audience who make far more money than their counterparts who opted for a global audience. So, there’s no…

 

With increasing awareness in Nigeria of the possibility of making money online, more and more Nigerians are joining the bandwagon of blogging and other Online business models. Now, online business in Nigeria—especially blogging—is becoming competitive. And if you really want to have a profitable blog at all, you need to devise proven means of standing…

 

When you are just starting a new blog, there are two ways to go about it. The first is to enter the blogosphere like a quiet librarian that enters a classroom and leaves unnoticed. The second is to really enter like a teacher that the students have been eagerly awaiting and ends up blowing their…

 

A few people blog purely as a hobby and have no monetization plans, but most people start blogging with the aim of making money in the long term. In fact, most articles you will find on the internet that discuss blogging will emphasize how profitable it could be, and how it can become a full-time…

 

Now if you really want to attract massive traffic from Google and other major search engines, you need to master the art of search engine optimization (SEO). This simply entails optimizing your blog for keywords that people are using as queries when using search engines to find information relating to your blog’s content. So, search…