You've chosen a home based business and you're confident that people will want to buy your fantastic product or service, or join you in your opportunity. You've created a great website and a blog that you update regularly.
But now you need to generate visitors. So how do you go about it?
There are many good ways to generate Free leads for your home based business, and one of these is to send a steady stream of people to your blog and, by posting good quality content, showing them that you are a genuine person offering a genuine product or opportunity.
Many people use the obvious routes ie. using links to their blog in e-mails, forum posts, social network sites such as twitter & facebook, article resource boxes etc etc, but miss out on the golden opportunity presented by using Blog Directories and Carnivals.
So what are they? And how can they help generate leads for your home based business?
Firstly, a Blog Directory is similar to a telephone directory. You add your Blog URL and a few lines of information and, hey presto, your blog is listed. What's more, you don't have to restrict yourself to only one directory. Type 'blog directories' into the search engine, decide which ones are best suited to your home based business, and add your details. There may be a small fee for some of the directories, but most of them are free to list.
A Blog Carnival works in a slightly different way. A Blog Carnival is a particular kind of blog community where there are many kinds of blogs containing articles on many kinds of topics. They typically collect links for individual posts on particular subjects and publish them in Editions in a similar manner to how a magazine might publish articles on specific topics. This is especially good for generating targeted readers to your blog, as they will only click the link if the topic is of interest to them. In addition, because blog carnivals post regular editions, your readers may revisit your site every time you post a blog if you're giving good advice.
By constantly updating your site, and creating a stream of incoming visitors, your blog has a better chance of being noticed by the search engines, further increasing your opportunities to generate leads to your blog and, therefore, your home based business.
Click on the links on our blog to see a few of the blog directories and carnivals, and happy blogging!