Online business blogMany people these days are realizing the enormous potential of blogging.  If you want to start blogging for dollars with your own online business blog there are a few basics that you need to keep in mind to get the most out of this opportunity.

Below are a few points to help you set up your online business blog and start blogging for dollars.

1.  Whilst there are always varying opinions on what makes the best blogging platform, and are the two top contenders.  However, the majority of internet marketers that I know recommend WordPress.  Find the software that you feel the most comfortable using as it doesn’t really matter which one you choose.

2. If you are starting an online business blog then do not use the free WordPress or Blogger services.  Even if you are just starting out and you might not have a lot of money this is not the place you want to cut corners. 

It is important that you own and have total control of your online business blog. You are probably asking why?  Well the answer to that question is if you use the free services you don’t own anything. Also you have to abide by the terms of service (TOS) of whichever site you are using and these TOS can change frequently. So if you have a profitable blog that is getting a lot of traffic and the company updates its TOS and you are no longer compliant, your blog will be deleted….gone forever.  There will be no discussion and you will not get a warning, your blog will just disappear.  Although this doesn’t happen too often it is a risk you shouldn’t take.

You can purchase a domain name for less than $10.  You will own that domain for at least one year and you will also have the option of renewing it prior to expiry of the year for the same amount.  Similarly a hosting account can cost less than $10 a month. These two worthwhile investments combined are a very minimal expense when starting and you will actually own your online business blog.

3. There are several ways to monetize your blog so that you can start blogging for dollars.  Affiliate marketing and Google Adsense are two of the most popular ways. 

With Affiliate marketing you promote a product or service on your blog with a link to a purchase page.  Your unique affiliate ID is embedded in the link so when a purchase is made from that link you will earn a commission.

You can sign up for Google Adsense for free and you are then provided with code to place on your blog that will display ads that relate to the topic of your blog. You will earn a commission whenever one of your visitors clicks on an ad.  You can make some easy money just doing what you’re already doing although this isn’t going to be a large income stream.

Combining these two types of income streams is the best way to go according to many top internet marketers.

As the search engines love fresh content and since blogs are updated frequently they give the search engines what they want. Blogs in turn are rewarded with a high rank in the search engines which results in a lot of free traffic, so it is a win-win situation.

Blogging for dollars with your own online business blog is one of the easiest and most profitable ways to get started online.

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