I am sure that many of you at some stage in your life must
have thought about starting your own home based internet
business. Blogging provides a real and easy alternative to
getting started. One of the main reasons for this is the
relative ease at which you can get started.
With free and very powerful software like Blogger and
Wordpress available it does not take you much time to get
your business up and running. In this article I am going to
demonstrate five steps that will help you to get started
with your business.
1) Choose a niche market
This is a very important step and is like laying the
foundation of your internet business. You need to target a
smaller section of a big market so that you do not need to
compete with big competitors.
2) Design a template for your blog
A professional design and appearance of your blog is
crucial for your success. If it looks amateurish people
will not take you seriously.
3) Write quality content for your blog
A blog is a personal journal that gets updated frequently.
It records your ideas and thoughts. Make sure that you
write interesting content that will keep your readers
engaged and coming back for more.
4) Submit your blog posts to blog carnivals
You can get a lot of traffic by submitting your posts to
carnivals hosted on other blogs. People interested in a
niche market related to yours will see your blog post and
click through to your web site.
5) Monetize your blog
You can easily do this by adding Google AdSense code and
also affiliate links that are related to your niche market.
An advanced strategy would be to also offer a newsletter or
free report on your blog that your visitor can download.
This will enable you to build a large opt in list.
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