Making money online has become more radical, so to speak, over the years. As the online community became more liberated and broke out of rigid standards, more and more people found it easier to profit from what they enjoy doing. Blogging, for instance, is one of the avenues where writing is not constrained by strict rules. Anyone can create a blog about any topic of interest in any way he or she may choose to present it. Eventually, a blogger learns that he or she can earn from these blogs through Internet marketing, the essential key being the generation of traffic to their blog sites. The most recommended marketing tool to date is StumbleUpon.
The Power of this Social Bookmarking Site
StumbleUpon is a social bookmarking site and one that is very effective. It works by letting users, as the name suggests, “stumble upon” your site or blog. That is, StumbleUpon users are led to your blog or site, creating a bigger chance for them to recommend your blogs to other users. If you are not into blogging, you can also try rating photos or videos posted by other users. What is really helpful about this social bookmarking site is that it allows StumbleUpon users to find your site even if they do not really intend to check it.
Useful Information Does the Trick
As you can imagine, it does not take a high IQ to use StumbleUpon. It is generally the easiest tool to generate traffic to your website. The first step is to sign up at their website. Next, you will have to click on the button marked as “stumble” and you will be directed to sites closest to your interests. You will then give these sites a thumbs up or a thumbs down to rate them. It is imperative that you be “friendly” by connecting with other StumbleUpon users in order to create a heavier traffic to your site.
It is important that you make sure your blog’s content or the video you want to post contains useful information. Try focusing on a specific niche. For example, post funny or humorous contents that would tickle the funny bone of those who see your blog or video long enough for them to rate it. The higher ratings you get, the higher chances of you attracting more attention on the World Wide Web.
Next: Make Profit
It cannot be overemphasized that you should be part of the StumbleUpon community and not be an outsider. In as much as you would like others to rate your blogs and videos, you should also rate other users sites. Also, build your profile in order for others to determine your interests. Provide relevant information about yourself with a matching avatar and then indicate your interests so that people with interests common to yours may easily find you and trade with you links and banners for advertising purposes.
Don’t forget to build a friends’ list of your StumbleUpon friends in order for you to get more thumbs up and gain more popularity. This way, your StumbleUpon friends will help you grow more traffic to your site with every thumbs up they give you. Also, as a last note, blogging about StumbleUpon and linking it to your site can be a very effective way of creating traffic to your site.