I have been actively building my network marketing business online for just over 4 years now and the single activity that has brought me the most success is blogging. Blogging works to bring in traffic to your website from social media, like Facebook and Twitter. It works for getting your website to rank well on the search engines, like Google, to bring in organic search traffic. Once people are on your website, a blog is an excellent place to interact and build a relationship with your customers and prospects.
If it wasn’t for my blog I wouldn’t have a network marketing business.
I’m partial to a self-hosted blog. My blogs are all in WordPress and they are all hosted through HostMonster. I have been very satisfied with this setup so far. I think that a self-hosted blog is critical to the long-term success of any online network marketing business because that is the best way that you can have the most control over your content. Anything you post on another site, whether it is Facebook or a free blogging site like Blogger.com, can be taken down without your permission or without you even being aware of it. Not ideal when you are building a business.
I have started blogs on WordPress.com and BlogSpot.com but I haven’t done much with them yet. Those sites don’t approve of links to affiliate offers or shopping sites, such as the product pages for my network marketing company. What I can do with them is write a more general post and have it link to my primary blog site to help generate higher rankings with the search engines and more traffic.
You have to have a self-hosted primary blog in place first to send that traffic to.
One of the most important things that a blog does for you is allows your prospects to get to know you, which is key for getting them to purchase your product or join your team.
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