Friday, April 27, 2007

How To Blog & Make Money

Somebody asked me this question just the other day, how did you start & create your Blog? Have you ever wondered how this can also be made possible to everyone out there? It all actually started by chance for me, added with a bit of curiosity.

A Blog is actually an abbreviated word for Weblog. It's somewhere where people can put down their thoughts and opinions in their own special way, through the Internet. Do you need to be a computer genius.... the answer to that, is No.

Nowadays, there are lots of blogging providers out there, who provide their services for Free, just to name a few, there is,,,, and so on. As you may have noticed this blog is under the good hands of Blogger.coms' team. They do all the hard work for us. All you have to worry about is what you're going to write in that blog. is also another provider where I'm having my Cars Blog . All of these sites are on 'ready to go' basis, meaning to say that, they have pre-made Templates (background designs on how your blog will look like) which you can pick and choose from. This is the interesting part, because you get to personalize it to the way you want it to be.

The providing site will guide you through simple language on what you have to do next, so don't worry too much about making a mistake. Almost forgot, whatever you do, do this first, choose a name and a short one at that for your blog, which would be very easy for everyone to remember. Learn from my mistake, even I have problems typing my blog name (I know you guy's are laughing....) It's just too long.

Once you've done that, decide on whether you want the blog to be something surrounding your personal experiences, like a diary (this can be difficult at times i tell you, even people with exceptional writing skills would find it hard) OR whether it's going to be on something specific, like maybe a blog just for movie lovers (stick to a particular topic) and so on. At the end of the day, you decide. Because sometimes being creative can make all the difference.

Assuming you've decided on the subject, next you, surf the net and compare other blogs and see how they have set up theirs and also introduce yourself to them by leaving some comments. This way you gain ideas on how to better your blog and will create a link back to your site. Another important thing in blogging is that you constantly must update it, so that your readers will keep coming back to your page. Once you get the hang of it, it'll be fun, trust me. Don't feel depressed if no one comes to visit your blog for a while. You know the world is huge so, it may take sometime for your blog to get noticed.

Alas, we can talk about money. Yes, you can make money through your blog. Monetize it by primarily applying to Google Adsense. Having reasonably a good amount of posts already available in your blog would help in your application. Adsense is an advertising program (run by Google) that helps you make money by placing content, referral and search relevant advertisements on your blog. So, have all this on your blog and keep on writing because, come one day, the traffic to your site could be enormous and you will end up laughing all the way to the bank.

Remember Blogs are meant for the world to see and read, keep it clean and enjoyable. Welcome aboard and happy blogging!

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