October 6, 2010
A blog, which is short for Web Log, is the hottest and most commonly used way to tell other people about yourself, something you are passionate about or a way to make some money online. Using various online, and free, systems, you can generate a pretty decent income using advertising, marketing and pay-per-click programs.
Times are hard all over the place and it doesn't look like the economy is going to be recovering any time soon. Using a blog to make a little extra money on the side is a good idea but, what do you blog about and how do you get people to go to your site?
Here are a few things you can do to get your blog noticed.
• Advertise - this may actually cost a little money if you want to get your ads placed in programs like Google's Adsense. These types of ads generally only charge on a per-click basis so every time someone clicks on your ad, they go to your site.
• Social Networking - using websites like Twitter, Facebook and Digg, you can join groups and make your own group and make posts telling people about your site with a link to the site. These are free and can reach out to hundreds of thousands of people each and every day.
• Banner Exchange - you can contact other people with similar blogs to yours and exchange banner links or buttons. This way you are helping each other because every time someone goes to the other person's blog, they see your site banner.
Regardless of what method you choose to use, and you should use all the free types you can, this will take some work. You may spend a few hours a day promoting your site to generate visitors. The more people you can get to your site, the better the potential you have for making money.
Don't forget the most important thing about blogging, content! You have to constantly update your blog with new information otherwise people won't want to come to your site any more and you will stop making money off your blogging experience.
June 27, 2010
Blogging - What It Is, What to Use, Why It's So Awesome
Blogging is the current, and probably will be for a long time, "in" thing to do when making a website about, well, anything at all. Without further ado, let's talk about blogging.
What It Is
A Blog, which is a short way to way weblog, is a type of website, most likely run by a single person, in which they post about things going on in their life or on issues going on in society. Originally started as a way to express personal opinions, these have grown into powerful tools that can be used for almost any application at all. Many people use these as business platforms to sell items or promote things. If you have something to talk about, you can use a blog to spread it to the entire world.
What to Use
There are a few blog programs out there, well, program is not the right term, a blog is a website that consists on a lot of different files as well as a database to store all the information it uses. The most used right now is a blog called Word Press and it is pretty much the standard used by personal blogs, business blogs and just about anything else you can think of. Word Press is free to download and use and you can customize it just about any way you can imagine.
Why It's So Awesome
Blogs are awesome for a few reasons, the first being they are so incredibly easy to use. The setup for Word Press is 98% automatic and the 2% you have to do, are explained for you step by step and will take about 5 minutes. You can customize the blog any way you want from free themes to themes you pay for, which are much more professional and cooler looking and you can even design your own if you want.
No matter what you want to say to the world, using a blog is one of the most effective, if not the most effective, and easy way to get it done.
April 16, 2009
In reality, this is not a question. Blogging is now the most common form of new business websites around. Not only is it easy to post brand new information from almost anywhere, including cell phones, the set up of a blog is really very simple. One of the most popular blogging software suites is Word Press so we will focus on that.
You can also customize blogs to have almost any look and feel you want with thousands of possible themes to choose from; some free and others you may have to pay for. However, you can easily run a Word Press blog with a free theme forever and not have to ever pay a cent for the software at all.
December 25, 2007
I hope you have a merry xmas and a very happy and prosperous new year :)
July 4, 2007
Yes I know we have a double image bug thing going on :( We are trying to fix it but like most bugs it does not want to die just yet!
May 28, 2007
If I didnt say before sorry for going off the boil a little back there :)
Since joining Stomper net I seem to have been swamped with ideas and new projects to get started and the blogging thing sort of took a back seat! I am happy to say that I am starting to get a bit more organised again :)
November 19, 2006
Sorry for the lack of posts recently :( I have been flat out with Stomper and the re-design of this site (amongst others) Hmmm too many projects on the go at the moment methinks! Back to normal soon I promise :)
May 1, 2006
Here is a nice shot of the beach I write my blog post's from :) and one of the Burj Al Arab from my office window here in Dubai.
The Burj Al Arab
March 29, 2006
If you're wondering where I have gone? Im on holiday In Dubai :) very nice it is too!
February 24, 2006
I have to say I am impressed at kent Police for assigning so many officers to just one case. You know the robbers that have just nicked 50 million from a kent warehouse! It does put in persepctive the establishments perspective though because they dont assign that many when someone gets murdered!
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