The 10 Commandments Of Online Blog-Based Business

I recently sat down and created a Getting Started page for the Blog Marketing Academy blog. The purpose of this page was to help new arrivals to this blog get oriented, get connected, and know what I stand for. And, in doing this, I decided to list out some of the big “key points” that I have echoed many times throughout the years in various ways.

  • Oops. One thing missing. Market. You can’t make a market. But you can make money from one. Thus, market research (as in keywords) is critical to quality traffic.

    Great post Dave. But even better is your commitment to keeping us all groovy and updated almost daily.

    • David Risley says:

      Thanks, Peter.

      And, yes, I could easily come up with other points to make, but I was trying to keep it sexy at 10. 😉

      • You are welcome oh-mighty blogging madman. After reading pretty much everything you’ve written over the years it’s become my gold standard to keep my eyes wide open for your new posts. Thank you and yes, I will be joining the academy next month.

  • Gerri says:

    All I can say about this list is; EXCELLENT!!!

  • newboilerman says:

    A good list. Not wanting to be too pedantic (well maybe a bit) I would include services as well as products within point 3.

  • terry says:

    I think you’ve got it right , David.

  • Sergio F says:

    Loving your list here David, particularly #1 and #10 and we actually could remove two points which could easily be integrated into other points but not going to mention which ones in order to keep the “10 commandments” line intact. 😉

    And btw, if I had to pick only one takeaway point from all of these, it would definitely be the first one: “A blog doesn’t make any money. A business makes money.”

    Something that plenty people online hate to hear but know it’s 100% true.

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