How To Make A Blog Part Fourteen: The Most Effective Ways To Promote Your Product

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In this ‘how to make a blog’ post, I am assuming you have created your product and now it’s time to promote it via your blog (and other ways).

If you need help creating your product, you may be interested in my guide:

Create Your Own Best-Selling Product In Under 7 Days

Many small business owners realize that having a blog is a good way to promote and market something they’ve created themselves.

Here’s how you can use your blog to promote your product:

Create a ‘Product’ Page

Create a new page for your blog which informs your visitors about your products.

It should be an enticing high-level synopsis of your product and an invitation for your visitors to link to the sales page. Include a product image and use the keyword phrase you are targeting, for your anchor text link.

Remember to add the new page in your menu navigation area.

Add a Banner

Get a banner design and add them around your blog.  You could add the banner in the side bar or at the bottom of each blog post.

About Page

Add an enticing  sentence or two introducing your product, add the product image and add a ‘link’ to your sales page.

Again, make sure you also include the anchor text of your product’s targeting keyword phrase.

Write a Blog Post

Write a blog post about your new product. Introduce it. Tell the story…why you created it.

This is not a sales blog post. You are simply informing your visitors what you have been doing and have now achieved.

At the end of the blog post, ensure you invite your visitors to ‘check out all the details’ of your product and provide a link to your sales page. Include the product image as well.

When I promoted my on-line business course, I wrote several blog posts including these:

I May Have Just Made One Of The Worst Decisions Of My Life! (true story!)

Income Blogging Guide – Survey Results Are In Part 2

What is the most common 4-letter word used by Bloggers?

Write More Blog Posts

From your product, create a few more blog posts – without giving everything away!

For example, let’s say part of your product discusses the subject of  ‘improving your skin complexion’.

Don’t write about that subject. Don’t just take your product contents and create a blog post.

Write blog posts about, “What it feels like to have bad skin”, or “How much people waste on products that do nothing for bad skin” or “The stupid things people do to try and improve their complexion”.

For instance, if you write a blog post about “The stupid things people do to try and improve their complexion”, at the end you could offer one piece of advice the reader should do to improve their “complexion.”

Your product provides the ‘complete’ solution – so at the end of the blog post have a link to your full product.

Other Ways To Promote Your Product

Your Existing List

In part 11 of the ‘How to Make a Blog’ series we discussed growing your list.

Hopefully you have been and you’ve been building a relationship with them.

Well now you can market your product to your list.

Why not offer them a discount for your product – as a ‘thank you’ for being on your list?

Change Your Autoresponders

Add an email that promotes your product into your autoresponder series. Make sure you provide at least 10 ‘advice’ type autoresponder emails before you promote anything.

Affiliates

It’s obvious but having hundreds of people selling your product  is going to bring you in a lot more income.  And those hundreds of people are affiliates.

If you offer a lucrative commission (minimum 51%) to others, it will be a great incentive for them to include a link to your product on their sites.

More Promotional Methods

I don’t want to repeat myself as there are more promotional methods in part 10 of the ‘how to make a blog series’

Market Your Blog

What successful methods have you used to promote your products?

Please share your views in the comments below.

In the next post on the series, “How to make a Blog” we shall cover the topic of “Monitoring and Adjusting”

The previous blog posts in the ‘how to make a blog’ series:

Part One: How To Make A Blog: Getting Your Niche Right Is Crucial

 

Part Two: How To Make A Blog: Finding The Best Keywords For Your Chosen Niche

 

Part Three: How To Make A Blog: Monetizing with Affiliate Products

 

Part Four: How To Make A Blog: Monetizing with Digital Products

 

Part Five: How To Make A Blog: Choosing a Domain Name and Hosting

 

Part Six: How To Make A Blog: The Tools I Use To Make A Full-Time Income

 

Part Seven: How To Make A Blog: Are you Content with Your Written Content?

 

Part Eight: How To Make A Blog: Perfect Your SEO Habits

 

Part Eightb: How To Make A Blog: 12 Steps To Boost The SEO Of Your Blog Posts

 

Part Nine: How To Make A  Blog: How To Get Hundreds Of Backlinks Every Day

 

Part Ten: How To Make A Blog: How To Market Your Blog To Generate Income?

 

Part Eleven: How To Make A Blog: How To Grow Your On-Line Income With List Building

 

Part Twelve: How To Make A Blog: How To Build An Effective Squeeze Page

 

Part Thirteen: How To Make A Blog: How To Monetize Your Blog With Google AdSense

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20 Responses to How To Make A Blog Part Fourteen: The Most Effective Ways To Promote Your Product

  1. Anton Koekemoer
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    May 4, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Awesome Chapter. Out of the whole bunch this one truly stands out.

    Thanks for sharing all the valuable and informative – uniquely written content.
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  2. Daisy May 4, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    Good job. You just missed a letter in a title. It should be Write a Blog Post, right?
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  3. Felicia May 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    It’s been a while since my last visit, and I’m surprised I have missed out on a lot of things on your “How to Make a Blog” series! I agree on the part about writing more blog posts to promote a product, especially those that address people’s problems and giving them possible solutions that are achievable. Thanks for sharing! Gotta read the other posts I missed..
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  4. raju May 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Creating blog & promoting product is not hard for many people who do it in a proper way. First thing for this is Quality blog post which is liked by users.

    Second thing about it is Blog should be promoted using some natural methods of SEO linking & marketing efforts. This will surely bring extra sales in form of $$$$.

  5. Andrea Hypno
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    May 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Every post of this series is better than the previous one. Really good Andrew and so useful. When I’ll have my product I’ll surely use these advices.

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Azam May 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Hello Andrew
    You have always posted the juice in your contents that are always milestone in online earning. The most important factor in earning is related to fresh contents that should always be unique and must be posted with the consistency and frequencey

  7. Jerrah May 7, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    It is very important to promote our products effectively and you need some strategies and even techniques for it.. I just hope this can help too..

  8. Nick Stamoulis
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    May 8, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    You don’t want every blog post to be promotional, but it’s OK every once in awhile. After all, this is your blog and the people reading are interested in your products or services. If you have something new to offer them that can be beneficial, there is nothing wrong with using your blog to spread the news.

  9. Andrew May 9, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Do you need special software to run an affiliate program?

    Per the blog posts, I usually prefer very subtle promotional posts. I try never to have a fully outright promotion because I feel users respond better to informational pieces.

  10. Maja May 13, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    To start sale from of your product it is very necessary to create a product page and also promote it through social media to start product sale.
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  11. Rajnish
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    May 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Its really very important to promote our products effectively and you need some strategies and even techniques to get better results..
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  12. Bruno Buergi May 23, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    Wow,you have alot of useful information on your website. How to promote your products with blogging is something I can improve. I have definitely to go through your other blogs in this serie.

  13. promotional products May 27, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    Well, I shall never forget his speech….thanks for posting anyway…

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