Dropship Tips: How to Build Your Home Business with a Blog!
If you have an ecommerce dropship
home business, here is a tip for you: Build it with a blog!
Blogs can be very effective in driving traffic to your dropship website or listings, building your brand and promoting your home business. It takes a little time and some perseverance, but if you go about it the right way, your dropship business blog will repay you handsomely for all of your efforts.
What exactly is a blog?
You may have heard the term many times, but still be just a little vague about what a blog is and how one would go about getting one up and running.
According to trusty old Wikipedia, that wonderful free online encyclopedia many of us refer to time and again as the last word on almost any subject; a blog is:
“A blog (a contraction of the words web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject.
More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, interest groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other "micro logging” systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.”
Here is a simple, step-by-step process that will help you build a dropship business blog from the ground up.
- If you have a dropship business, your blog will need to focus on your niche. For example, if you sell camping supplies, your blog should be about camping and all things that correlate with camping and of interest to campers. You could have blog posts about the types of tents available, camp grounds, camping supplies and accessories, and so on and so forth.
- Next, decide whether you want to host your dropship business blog yourself, or rely on a free blogging host such as Word Press, which is extremely popular and allows you to customize your blog to suit your tastes preferences. Word Press has tons of blogging bells and whistles! If you want your own domain, you can also do this with Word Press for about $30 annually.
- Your next step is to start blogging. A good blog post should be between 300-600 words. Anything much under or over that is either not enough content to hold a reader’s attention---or too much. If you can write your blog posts yourself, great. If not, hire a competent freelancer to do it for you. Keep in mind that while it isn’t supposed to be a literary masterpiece like Gone With the Wind; your blog content should be well written, informative, interesting, free of typos and misspellings and generally up to a high standard.
- Once you start blogging, be consistent. Blog at least every day. This is a case where less is less instead of more. In other words, if you can post more than one blog post a day---do it. Google and the other search engines are constantly crawling the internet looking for fresh, relevant content and your dropship blog is a fantastic way to provide and boost your ranking in the SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages.
Use these tips on how to build a blog to grow your home dropship business!