Create Your Own Web Site in Less Than Five Minutes -- And
for Free! -- By Starting a Blog
Blogs (or weblogs) are frequently updated web sites that show the newest content at the top of the page. The other content usually follows in the order it was posted.
Business blogs have become one of the hottest tools for marketing on the Web today.
And while some companies use them to promote their products in addition to their main web sites, you don't need to have a web site -- or even have a business yet -- to start a blog.
Anyone can create a blog for free and have an active, functioning presence online in just minutes! Even complete Internet "newbies" find the set-up process simple and easy
You don't have to know anything about web design or pay a single cent for a domain name or web hosting.
And once you've got your blog online, you can start making money instantly! Here's how...
* START A GOOGLE ADSENSE CAMPAIGN
Start a Google AdSense campaign to generate advertising revenue from your blog. It's easy to set up an AdSense account, and have targeted ads displayed to your online readers. Apply at http://adsense.google.com
This can be a great source of revenue, though of course the amount of income you can expect from your AdSense ads will depend on the amount of traffic to your blog.
The more traffic you receive,the more people are likely to click through the ads displayed on your site -- and the more revenue for you!
* JOIN AN AFFILIATE PROGRAM
Join an affiliate program and start promoting their products on your blog. You don't even need your own product to get started!
You can place ads for your affiliate products on your blog, or write articles or product reviews that contain your affiliate link. You receive a percentage of each sale made when readers click through your links and make a purchase.
* SELL PRODUCTS DIRECTLY FROM YOUR BLOG
If you do have a product that you're ready to sell, you can write articles on your blog telling readers about its features and benefits.
Once they get excited about what you have to offer and decide to take action, you can direct them with a sidebar button to your PayPal account (which is free and easy to set up.)
With PayPal, they can order your product and pay for it in seconds -- even with their credit cards! And it only takes you a few moments to get set up to take payments.
You can create a blog in five minutes, absolutely free, with a free blog hosting service. These are considered the top options for blogging beginners:
- Blogger (http://www.blogger.com)
- Yahoo 360 (http://360.yahoo.com)
- MSN Spaces (http://spaces.msn.com)
- LiveJournal (http://www.livejournal.com)
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