I have started a business blog and while it is difficult for me to be completely sure, I think it has brought to my site quite a few people who might not have otherwise found it. I would wholeheartedly recommend it (not to mention that I really enjoy posting to the blog).
Blogs are a good FREE way to get information out regarding your interests, etc... The best way to monetize these blogs are to pick some affiliate products to sell and work into your interesting posts to create some income. It works, just takes time.
I'd be very careful about the way you are posting to this forum... you may lose your posting privileges. These posts are arranged by topic for a reason -- so that authors can discuss specific problems or offer specific solutions.
Common courtesy would dictate that your personal agenda or information should be entered in it's own post. You should not be corrupting an existing authors post with non relevant information.
Business blogs work in many different ways to increase your sales. They increase your connection with your customers who feel they get to know you and that you are reliable to buy from also they allow other websites to link to your blog because they feel it is interesting to read.
I've had my strategic marketing blog for about a year, give or take. I have my ebook graphic proudly displayed for those who wish to click to my landing site and learn more, and I can tell that some do.
What I *don't* do -- right or wrong -- is write solely about making/marketing an ebook. It probably would be smartest to pull more potential buyers seeking info on 'how to make an ebook.' But I initially created the blog to support my ebook ghostwriting and Internet publicity work.
So I blog about all types of marketing-related topics... including sometimes creating your own ebook.
I have no idea if those who've purchased my ebook are people who know my blog. I did, however, just revamp my ebook landing site and put my blog's RSS at the bottom.
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