This article is sponsored by BlogProfitz and posted by Charles Lau.
Blogging is a dedication of yourself to the world. In my opinion, you don’t start a blog if you have no intention to make it your very own hobby; You don’t start a blog if you have no intention to set aside a certain amount of time to work on your blog. However, technorati shows that about 4 new blogs are started up every second!
There is a very big problem here. Many of us wanted to start our own blogs, but it’s always because of insufficient time that the blogs are sometimes quite quiet or even been abandoned. For most of us in the blogosphere, blogging is more like a hobby than a full time job. If it is our full time job, blogging is so crucial to us that we must always have something fresh for our readers or else we will not be able to bring money home to feed our family. And by the way, I don’t mind to do that as a full time. :)
When I was approached to work on a new review article, I was really excited because somebody has finally created a good leverage for our blog postings called BlogProfitz.
What is BlogProfitz?
BlogProfitz is a hosted service which helps you to monetize your existing WordPress blogs automatically.
What it basically does is to bring in contents and affiliate links automatically to your WordPress blogs on a schedule basis. There is no installation of software needed, except that you got to have an existing blog ready for it to post to. You don’t have to go through all the hassle of doing FTP or to tweak the software to work before you can focus on the real stuff.
However, you have to configure your WordPress to allow BlogProfitz to post information. Here’s how you do it.
In the above picture, you have to go to Settings > Writing. Look for Remote Publishing, and enable XML-RPC. Save it and you are done!
When you are prompt to enter XML-RPC url in BlogProfitz system, this is the URL that does the trick if your blog is found in a directory:
What are the requirements before you can use BlogProfitz?
1. You definitely need a WordPress. You can do it in your self-hosted domain name, or you can just start a free blog found at WordPress.com.
2. You need accounts from Affiliate networks because it is how you make your money from. Simply sign up with any of the following affiliate networks which BlogProfitz support and you are ready!
- Commission Junction
- eBay affiliate
- Amazon affiliate
Getting Started to use BlogProfitz
As you can see from the above screenshot, there are three important menus.
1. Affiliate Programs – This is where you enter all your affiliate IDs so as to be eligible for all the commissions made in your blogs.
2. Posting Rules – This is where you set all the rules of the kind of contents you want your blog to be posted. This includes the affiliate networks you want to be associated, as well as the articles, videos and news you want to retrieve from.
3. Your Blogs – This is just asking for basic information about your blog such as your blog’s username and password. With this, you allow BlogProfitz to access your WordPress blogs directly.
And to further understand how it really works, it is recommend for you to check out the video tutorials. You can find them on your Dashboard (first page when you login) or just use this link: http://blogprofitz.com/tutorials.html. Be sure to check out the last one also, about posting videos, articles, etc. It’s an awesome feature.
Blogging as usual on your WordPress blog
Your existing WordPress blog will still function as per normal, while you can still blog, and use your favorite themes. BlogProfitz will not affect your configurations, plugins and themes at all. You may even run this blog on autopilot while going out for vocation and still see the blog postings coming in!
When you start the Blogprofitz engine, it injects your blogs with ten, hundreds or even thousands of affiliate products. And they are complete with images, descriptions and affiliate links. All targeted to your blogs’ subject matter and niche.
If you don’t already have an established blog that you post to regularly, BlogProfitz also gives you another benefit. The system will enable you to post YouTube videos, RSS content and from a database of over 15,000 private label articles.
Open for 1000 members only
In fact, BlogProfitz is kind enough to take in 1000 members because I would think that 1000 members is still too much. It is a give and take over here. Imagine every member is configuring to post 100 blogs, that’s 100,000 blogs to post! And every blog may require a few postings each day! The BlogProfitz server will really be stressed out!
With only 1000 members that they can take in, that would mean many of you may lose out. I would think it’s just a matter of time before they have to close their doors to prevent more customers coming in…
Charles is an Internet reviewer, who writes articles for bloggers around the world. His articles focus on reviewing products and services which are marketed in websites. You can find Charles on twitter.