Many people struggle with building a new business. Because there are many unfamiliar concepts we encourage people to start small. For example, when beginning an online business, a good place to start is a free blog. You can start an online Blog by visiting one of several web sites that offer this free service. WordPress.Com and Blogger.com are 2 popular sites that allow you to get started for free. Pick one or both, choose a name and get started now. If you have ever written in a journal or diary regularly you will find it easy to work with a blog.
The idea is to get accustomed to writing about something that interests you every day. The topic could be your family, your hobbies, your concerns. Anything at all. Although what you write is accessible to everyone on the Internet, most of the time your entries will have no other readership than the people you tell about your Blog.
As an example, let’s pretend that you like fishing, and you write about a recent fishing trip. You describe the equipment you used, the places you went to, the weather and the fish that got away. Now, this won’t generate any revenue unless you take the next step.
Adding Google Adsense to your blog.
Google AdSense is a free, simple way for website publishers of all sizes to earn money by displaying targeted Google ads on their websites. AdSense also lets you provide Google search to your site users, while earning money by displaying Google ads on the search results pages. To learn more about using Google Adsense to earn extra money on your web pages, read this free article from Google.
After Adsense is running, the articles you write about fishing gear will automatically have ads placed beside your words. The ads will probably be for fishing lures, lines, rods and reels. When someone visits your blog (because they searched for something related to fishing), they may click on one of those ads. When they do, you will get paid by Google. Whether someone buys anything from the advertiser or not!
The more you write about something, the more likely it is that your Blog will be visited. The important thing is to keep writing. The more often you write in your blog, the more the search engines will recommend your blog to other people. You don’t have to stick with fishing in your Blog either. You can write about darning your socks, welcoming a service person back from Iraq, the trick you use to save gas, anything at all. Just keep a regular schedule of “posting”. That’s what writing on a blog is called.
Once you start forming a community of regular visitors, they will start commenting on your discussions and that will increase your visibility with Google, Bing, ASK and all the other search engines and that will increase your “traffic” and the likelihood that someone will click on those ads.
The “secret” that few people understand is that all of this is free (except for the cost of your internet access). The Blog is free, the Ads are free and if you write things that are of interest to yourself (and others) then traffic will start to show up and you will be paid!
We do not provide education or support for WordPress or Blogger or Adsense. All of the sites have large communities of users who are happy to offer suggestions and advice and fora to participate with when you get stuck…