Got a blog? Whether you have or not, you've heard a lot about blogging. These days, blogs are everywhere. Since it's not trendy to call your new online publication a "blog" nowadays, you probably don't even know that many of the sites you visit are blogs.
I've been blogging since around 2000. Firstly I blogged for fun, as an experiment. I thought it amazing that I could type an article, and within minutes, have that article read by people all over the world.
In the past decade, my love for blogging has never waned. I have well over a hundred blogs now -- indeed, if I cared to count, I'm sure the tally would reach 200... Most don't need any attention. They've been set up for a purpose, and they serve that purpose well.
So, let's take a quick look at how you could turn a blog into a home business.
1. Decide What You'll Sell
To be viable, your blog must make sales. Nothing happens until you sell something. You can choose: to sell advertising from your blog; to sell a product or many products; or to sell services - your own services, or those of others.
If you choose selling services, make a list of the services you and/ or others will be offering from the blog.
2. Decide How You'll Get Traffic
Four or five years ago you could rely on RSS (Really Simple Syndication, your blog's automatically-created newsfeed) almost completely to get traffic to your new blog. Those days however are long gone.
Make a list of ways you'll get traffic.
3. Plan Your Content
Your next step is to plan your blog's content. Don't omit this step. Most bloggers stop blogging because they run out of things to say.
So write down your topics, and make a list of five to ten blog post titles for each topic. Your topics will become categories on your blog.
4. Schedule Content Creation and Marketing Into Your Day
If you want to turn your blog into a great home business, you'll need to blog every day.
When will you blog? Early in the morning, or late at night? Schedule at least an hour a day to work with your blog. During this time, you'll create content, and will market the blog. Schedule the hour into your day, and keep to your schedule.
I love blogging. There's never been an easier way to create your own home business.
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