Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Blogging for Money $$$$$$$

Let's talk about blogging.

Many people want to get started on their Internet Marketing business but aren't sure how to go about it. There is so much information out there and it's hard to know whom to trust and which way to go. Most people haven't a clue how to go about starting a website and everyone seems to think that it's necessary to have a website in order to build a business on the internet.

Well, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to have a website or a product in order to make it online. Eventually you will want to have your own site but to start off with you CAN manage without one.

My recommendation is to start a blog in Blogger (which is owned by Google). This could take you about 10 minutes (15, tops). Choose a topic that you know something about and just start to blog. Post to your blog every day.

Then, what you'll want to do is find some products that are connected to the topic that you are blogging on and promote these products from within your blog. You could promote from within product reviews that you will write in your blog, or from the "links" area in the right or left bar of your blog. You will find these products at sites like Clickbank, Paydotcom, Commission Junction (www.cj.com), Linkshare and 0ther similar sites. These sites will provide you with a url to promote (a website address). You put this url in you blog posts and when someone clicks on it they will be taken to the vendor's sales page. If they buy the product you will be credited with commission. If you put these affiliate links within your posts it increases the chances that someone will click on them.

Another way to monetize your blog is by adding Adsense ads. I, personally, removed the ads from my blog because I felt that it was taking the focus away from the more lucrative links on the blog and it wasn't worth my while. Kind of like stepping over the dollars to get the pennies, if you know what I mean.

Here are some good, free resources for you to learn about blogging:

Geoff Shaw's Super Blogging site

Michael Green's Blogging for Cash


Darren Rowse's blog problogger.net

There is no excuse NOT to start a blog. It's SOOOOOOO easy. Just Do It.

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