Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How to Create an Autopilot Blog That Works

Over the past 2 years, I have basically thought 3 blogging methods: authority blogging, niche blogging, and autopilot blogging. These methods apply to 3 main monetization methods; Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, and sponsored blogging.

The subject of “autopilot” blogging is perhaps the most controversial, yet the most intriguing. Imagine if you can spend one hour to set-up a blog, and continue to get traffic and income from that blog for the next 2 years without every touching it.

A lot of people ask me if it’s worth their time creating an automated blog- my answer is “It depends”.

Trying to use RSS to Blog, WP-O-Matic or other similar syndication services gets you nothing but duplicate content, resentment and a lingering headache. Needless to say, that type of autoblogging just doesn’t work anymore. So what does?

Today, you can (if you know how) get content that is 30% – 100% unique at zero cost. Yes, that’s totally unique content without getting a writer. If your content is unique then your chances of making money from your blog, especially via Google AdSense or affiliate programs, becomes significantly better.

So here’s how I recommend you build an autopilot blog today..

Step 1: Sign-Up With Article Marketing Automation for Content

I’ve blogged about Article Marketing Automation before, but what I didn’t stress in my earlier post is how easy it is to get free content in a variety of topics that are at least 30% unique.

You can choose to automatically accept any article that is more than 30% unique, or you can choose to manually approve articles before publishing them to your blog. In fact, I find that most of the users in AMA settle for nothing less than a 100% rewritten article. Perhaps that’s what you should do to, even if it means you’ll be getting lesser free content.

Set-up niche WordPress blogs and choose to receive only related content, and you may also want to use some AdSense-ready WordPress themes to make the monetization part even more automated.

Step 2: Start a 3-Way Links Campaign

Once your site has already been indexed by Google (at least 2 pages), you should sign-up for 3-Way Links and submit your site. I’ve reviewed 3-Way Links before and till today I find it to be one of the best tools to build one-way links to your blogs automatically.

Step 3: Write Articles and Blog Posts for Links

You can do this through Article Marketing Automation or other tools like 1 Way Links or even the FirePow system.

All these systems work with some sort of “article spinning” tool that spawns hundred of unique variations based on your original article. The trick is to use the article re-writing tool at Article Marketing Automation and then modifying the same article for use in the other two networks.

The AMA version is much simpler to use and it really drives you to create truly unique versions since it focuses on re-writing entire sentences. If you find it too tedious to do this yourself you can outsource your project online for a reasonable price.

Step 4: More Content More Backlinks

I’ve written about 35 ways to get links, and you may want to read through that article again to get some ideas on building more incoming links to your blog. If you don’t mind mixing up unique articles with non-unique ones, you should also take a look at the automatic article posting plugin which works wonderfully on WordPress.

Either way, you must make sure you automate content and link building as much as possible. As opposed to other blogging models like authority blogging or niche blogging, you simple cannot spend too much time on an individual blog.

Although the social bookmarking hype has sort of died down since Facebook and Twitter started to hog the limelight, it’s still as useful today as it was before. Using a plugin like Auto Social Poster you can automatically submit all your blog posts to an “x” number of random social bookmarking sites automatically. It works beautifully.

Step 5: Start More New Blogs

Indeed, the most crucial part about auto-pilot blogging is the continuous creation of new blogs. However, you can only do this if you have successfully managed to automate the blogs, which means you no longer work on them yet the content and links keep coming in.

However, as you create more and more blogs, it become rather difficult to manage them all. I recommend you create them by “batches” of 3-5 sites at the same time, using the same themes and plugins whenever possible. Here’s where some mass-blogging tools like WP Blaster or WP Cloner comes in handy.

A more robust blog management system like FirePow is ideal but you may not want to go that far if you have your own system or way of doing things.

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