Another mistake I made in the beginning was not having a blog site to get people to relate with me. Through blogging, people can easily learn of your expertise. Once people start reading your blog and find quality content on there, they will start trusting you. When it is time to sell them anything, they will know they are buying from somebody who they know and trust.
Once you have a blog of your own with quality content, you can start monetizing it and that’s how to blog your way to richness. The one thing about blogging that you need to know is that you can monetize it in several different ways. At the beginning, you may not be making a lot of money, but as soon as people start to trust you they will spend more time clicking around on your site, and that’s when the money begins flowing in. This will motivate you into milking your blog further.
A very good platform to build your blog would be WordPress
(http://www.wordpress.com/) or Blogger (http://www.blogger.com/). These are
blog platforms that allow you to create your blog using the software they provide. In
addition, you will also need some hosting space and a domain name to set your
blog on to run it.
The one difference between WordPress and Blogger is that Blogger is a free tool.
That means, you will have to contend with advertisements from other people on
your blog. WordPress is considered to be more focused and speaks better of the
commercial blogger’s intentions.
Another blogging service that you might like is Typepad
(http://www.typepad.com/). Typepad is an uploading and hosting service. You
just pay them, build your blog through WordPress and then Typepad will take care of
the uploading and hosting. One perk is that Typepad does a lot of search engine
optimization for you, so you can be sure that your blog will begin ranking high
right from the start.
If you get good content on your blog (including keyword optimized text, videos
and photos), you can be sure that it will get populated soon. The search engines
love blogs because they get a constant update of content and because so many
people keep visiting them. In today’s scenario, blogs are more effective than
The following are some ways in which you can monetize your blog:
– You could use PPC advertising on your blog, such as Adwords.
– You could sell your own products, such as eBooks or software.
– You can become an affiliate on marketplaces, like Zaxaa, JVzoo, or Warriorplus and start promoting other people’s products on your blog.
– You could sell banner space on your blog for other people to advertise.
– You could build a blog, populate it and then sell the whole thing for a tidy
There are a lot of ways you can monetize your blog, but I have just mentioned some and we will discuss this in broad later. Stay tuned!