If you are wanting to learn how to create a successful blog, then you already know how important it is to have a successful blog. Having a great blog that has lots of readers will propel your business to the next level. A successful blog is a blog that gets lots of traffic and readers who come back again and again.
There are many things you can do to get traffic to your blog. The best way is to write a quality helpful blog that gives readers what they are looking for. And update your blog often enough to keep it fresh.
You can tweet your posts and share them on Facebook as well. Or you can write articles and submit them to article sites like EzineArticles.com. Or you can create a page at Squidoo that can traffic to your blog as well. You can even upload videos at YouTube with a link back to your blog.
All of the methods that I mentioned are free methods of marketing. And these methods do work, but it generally takes some time to build up a good reader base.
Then you can look for different ways to monetize your blog. One way is to ad Google Adsense ads to your blog. When ever someone clicks on a Google ad you earn a little bit of money. Or you can some affiliate marketing links and banners to your site. For example, if you have a blog about parenting, then you may want to consider joining Amazon and posting some parent books that people can buy.