Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Getting a blogging platform

Below are some options which able to do free blog hosting. The recommendation is based on popularity and ease of used. The first 3 options are the easiest, but the are also limited on features. If you are just trying to make an extra few hundred dollars from your blog (mainly from adsense), these options could work. But if you are really serious about trying to make good money from your blog, I recommend self-hosting your blog (which we talk about in the next section…).

 

Tumblr.com – This is probably the simplest blogging platform to use, but it also is the probably the least customizeable. So, it might be something good to start with, but it would be more difficult to build an income-generating website with it.

Blogger.com – Blogger is also very good, easy to set up, owned by Google, you can customize the theme, and the domain name includes “.blogspot.com” (in some people’s opinion a little less professional). Blogger continues to become more customizeable and currently offer a lot more options than they did a few years ago. Adsense is also easily integrated like what you see in my bog here.

WordPress.com – Wordpress.com they are completely free, easy to set up, you can customize the theme, but other customizations are limited, domain name includes “.wordpress.com”.
 
WordPress.org – Wait, what is the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org? To put it simply WordPress.com is where you will go to set up a basic, easy blog with limited features. WordPress.org is where you will go to get a self-hosted blog. If you get to the point where you are serious about blogging and really want to make some money with it, you need to self-host your blog.

How much does it cost to blog?

There are many services that allow you to start a blog for absolutely free without any hidden cost (see here). I suggest using one of these free services to get a basic feel for blogging and get a hang of it. Once you decide you want to stick with it and that you want to make money with your blog, I suggest moving up to a self-hosted blog. Anyone who is really trying to make money with a blog will probably be more successful with a self-hosted blog. idea2empire have been around for a while that is the reason I'm still using it as the traffic is directed to here. Getting a self-hosted blog may not be free, but still can be VERY inexpensive. You will need to pay for nothing more than a domain name ($10) and web-hosting (as cheap as a few dollars a month).

Is it easy to start a blog?

It is very easy trust me. Find hosting site like mine is under blogger.com where your site will be yoursitename.blogspot.com. Even if there are steps along the way that are confusing, there are plenty of resources to get the help you need. There are more than 20 million blogs in existence, so it can’t be that difficult. In another word is easy as 1-2-3.

What is a blog?

Blog is short for “weblog”(wiki) and basically, it is just a website that has entries listed in chronological order. The original idea behind it was to be a online journal or diary that was updated daily (or as frequently as the writer chose). Over the last decade many software programs and blogging platforms have been created to make the process VERY EASY. As the blog writer, depending on which platform you use, you can just type your entry, press submit and it shows up on your blog for the world to see. Most bloggers don’t know any programming languages and are not “techies.” Starting a blog is one of the easiest ways out there to start a website. If you haven’t started one yet, why not try it today? It can be set up easily and can be completely no cost (free). Once you master it you can consider to join Adsense Program for some extra money.

Blogging Basics / How To Make Money Online

Thanks to christianpf.com I have read some good articles which is absolutely essential for any blogger that want to blog as a career or another source of income in particular in Adsense program. The know how and how to do it have been break down part by part for easy understanding and reading, you can choose to go directly to christianpf.com or you can read the article here which I have further breakdown. to smaller topics 

Below are the topics and do feel free to skip (recommended to go through) if you find you have master this particular topic:

Blogging Basic

 

 

 


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