Online Home Based Business Guide – Part 1: Starting A Blog

Hello folks, this is “Seth Rubberfold”, once again. This will be our last article, and will cover how to blog a money making blog! Blogs are the latest thing to hit the web, and with the upcoming web 2.0 revolution, there’s a LOT of money waiting to be made. Let’s go over a few definitions, and refresh our memory. A blog is simply a journal of some sort that informs it’s readers about any subject, in a topical format, and looks often like a newspaper. If you still are clueless, go read a blog for blogs-sake!

It will always require some effort to actually make money. This is true for every successful Internet Marketer out there, and almost any other really rich person. They had to work to get to that point and become successful. They also had the right tools and knew how to use them. You can’t be successful in anything without the right tools, and that especially goes for internet marketing. Although there’s a lot of bogus internet marketing “systems” out there, a few of those systems actually work and give you the right tools you need to be successful. One of these systems is discussed in my House, which I’ll include a link to in the resource box. Feel free to check it out after reading this article.

This is where you highlight your blog management team and what their purposes are. Are you the sole owner of the blog? Or you are just a partner? In this section, you will need to explain the blog ownership structure; and the faces behind the blog. Information needed here include the names and backgrounds of members of the management team and their tasks. Also to be added is their area of specialization, prior accomplishments, strengths and weaknesses, etc.

All the industries will have a set of bloggers including the industry that you write about. Ensure that you participate in the discussions on other relevant blogs. By doing this, you will make yourself visible and the other bloggers from the industry will visit your posts and comment on them as well.

Blogs and article marketing are considered effective in promoting and selling products and services, whether they are your own or somebody else’s. This is because such websites attract more readers, who eventually become customers. It has been shown that Internet users prefer blogs because such websites are much more personal and people can easily relate to the publisher of the article or blog. If you intend to make money online, blogs and articles are ideal because, even besides from appealing to more readers, the websites could be posted up and maintained for free. This means you can literally gain a ton of free traffic, to your own website or somebody else’s.

Consider your budget. How much money do you have to spend on online blogs dating memberships or subscriptions? Some sites require a one-time fee and others are structured with monthly membership fees.

Set up your “Contact Me” page right away. That way, readers will have no trouble getting in touch with you when they have a question. Your blog may be read by a wide variety of people, and allowing them to get in touch may provide valuable feedback, including that from perspectives you hadn’t considered.

And don’t forget to tweet out the link as soon as you post something on your blog. Twitter is an amazing promotional tool whereby almost anything goes. And don’t forget to be responsive to RTs (ReTweets on twitter), SHARES on Facebook and comments in blogs. The more responsive you are, the more friends you make. Remember, friends is a very big thing when it comes to promoting a blog.