Hands down blogging is the easiest entry into the world of Internet Marketing and online profits. It is also the fastest growing sector. Depending on the source, there are either 70 million blogs or just in excess of 100 million. No matter – the figure is organic as every day tens of thousands of people start a new blog.
What is the call of the blog?
Most blogs tend to be recreational, familial or knowledge based. Often it is just an online journal of the day to day tedium of someone's personal life that they want to share with the world. Others put up blogs as a way of staying in touch with family members — usually password restricted. Still others want to share their expertise or knowledge in a certain field. It is the last of these which has captured the minds and creativity of those with a penchant for earning money.
Originally blogging started as a commercial free venue for information disclosure. Not so anymore. Savvy internet marketers soon recognized it as an effective form of marketing and it was not long after that ads began to pop up on blogs.
Blogging is now a fully vested online commercial enterprise. Think of it as a virtual publication, as a magazine or a weekly / report covering a single topic or theme. If the content is good visitors return to read new posts. As with any good publication, advertising pays the bills and puts leftover cash into your bank account – sometimes to the tune of five figures a month!
The siren song of money is seductive and the great thing about blogging is that practically anyone can do it — I know six and seven year olds making more than just pocket money, senior citizens supplementing their arrears pensions and people of all ages pulling in interventions that stagger the mind. It's no wonder that there is a worldwide stampede to blog for money. Consider these points:
Ease of Entry : If money is the siren song, then the mantra of "anyone can do it" is the refusal chorus of the song. The learning curve is not as steep as say starting your own online store but if that is your ultimate destination, then a blog is a good place to cut your teeth. In the offline world it would be akin to starting with a hot dog stand to ultimately owning your own gourmet dining restaurant.
Affordability: Like the hot dog stand, blogging is cheap – sheesh! Even free! Yes you can actually start your online blogging venture without spending a dime. Platforms such as Blogger and WordPress are free (note: the free version of WordPress does not allow for advertising). Google "free websites" and you will find a list of many more. All offer a selection of "done for you templates" which means that you do not have to learn how to put up a website or learn a new cyber language. No money to pay a webmaster, no fees to pay for hosting. Can not get any cheaper than that.
Easy Back Office Administration : You can take your time to familiarize yourself with all the options that are available to you to make your blog unique. The good thing about this is that as you become more confident on the net, you can always log into your back office and tweak both the appearance and other elements of your blog, such as comments, ads, social marketing. There is plenty of online training that will help you with your new venture. Before you know it you'll be speaking a different language about traffic, monetization, virtual real estate and billboards, search engines, spiders and bots.
Money : You can start making money right away. Do not expect to hit the high notes on the decibel chart of WOW! but on a good day you will be able to look out the window and see the promise of a money truck rolling up to your driveway as a reality. The neat thing is that as you begin to make a few dollars here and there, your motivation goes up, you polish your skills, and the money grows.
Time Friendly : Most people who look at the internet as a potential source of income have a JOB and would like to
A. earn and additional income and
B. develops a secure financial safety net.
C. Many want to quit that JOB
Take action. Devote just one hour a day if that is the most you can, and you are on your way to building your own internet muscles. Equally important, your mindset shifts. By just devoting a mere hour a day, you will be taking action and begin to build your internet marketing IQ and a new brain power blueprint will emerge. A lateent entrepreneur emerges.
It's no wonder that tens of thousands are taking up blogging for money – its more than just a hobby!
Source by Valentina P Bellicova