How to Create a Blog - Blogger or WordPress?
A blog is a personal journal that you update online frequently and the author points to other links to support the authorís commentary. Readers post comments on the journal entries and this makes the blog interactive. Readers can also subscribe to blogs using Really Simple Syndication (RSS).
Brainstorm ideas on paper. Find topics that interest you like karate, dancing or fish to name a few examples. An example of a good niche is product reviews of digital cameras. Preferably choose an idea that you already know a lot about. You can use the Overture Inventory Tool or Wordtracker to find words that get traffic from search engines with little or no competition and write content using these keywords.
I suggest using the two main types of software for creating blogs Blogger or Wordpress. I recommend Blogger if you starting out on the internet as it is very simple. If you want more features use Wordpress. You may want to hire a professional to set it up for you and do your layout of your blog as it it can get technically complicated to work with. I recommend registering your own domain and signup
for your own web hosting to publish your blog to. If you decide to choose the hosted blog on Blogger and Wordpress and you migrate to your own domain once you become well established this will cause you to lose your search engine rankings.
You can use Technorati tags to tag your posts. This will allow you to dominate niche conversations. You can also use Social bookmarking services like Addme to generate code to install on your website that will allow your visitors to tag your posts thus creating popularity for them on social
bookmarking sites and giving you backlinks.
You can use Google Adsense to monetize your blog. Use different layouts to test which generates the most income for you. You can also use affiliate links related to your article. If you offer a blog on a highly technical subject like digital cameras you can also use Chitika eMiniMalls.
You can market your blog in the following ways. Submit your blog to blog carnivals. These blogs host a carnival featuring blogs related to a niche. You will also receive backlinks from these and this will boost your link popularity. You can use a service like Onlywire which creates a link in your toolbar that allows you to submit a blog post to several social bookmarking sites at once allowing you to get visitors from many different websites. Submit your blog to the most popular blog directories and
also the rss directories.
Master these basics and you can build a successful blog. If you build a number of blogs you can eventually turn this into a full time income.
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