Blog your Way to Internet Richness
The one thing about blogging that you need to know is that you can monetize it in
several different ways. There isn‟t just one way in which you can make money out
of a blog; there are several. Once you have a blog of your own, it is a learning
experience in itself. But, at the same time, the money begins flowing in almost
immediately, which motivates 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, i.e. you can create your blog using the software they provide. In
addition, you will also need some hosting space and domain name to set your
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 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 in
The following are some ways in which you can monetize your blog:-
You could use PPC advertising on your blog.
You could directly sell or advertise products.
„_ You could give away an eBook or a newsletter subscription and get leads.
„_ You could build a blog, populate it and then sell the whole thing for a tidy