Regrets are a bad thing.
It you don’t start a blog eventually you may come to regret it.
I talk to people all of the time who wonder what it is I do to make money.
When I tell them I am a blog writer I get responses such as “what is a blog writer”, or “I have thought about starting a blog”, and so on.
When I ask “what is holding you back” I get responses that vary, but are mostly along the lines of I don’t know how to get started, or I am not sure what to write about.
Let me show you how you can start a blog in the next 5 minutes and take away any regrets you might have about not creating your own blog tomorrow!
Best Blog Sites
I am using Godaddy to host my TeamSchuman.com blog. I also bought my domain name there. I used a WordPress template for my blogging platform and published on it.
Over the years I have hosted my blogs with Google Blogger, Blue Host, and Host Gator as well.
What is better?
Let’s talk about Google Blogger as a test blog.
To start a blog on Google is simple and fast. You can literally go to Blogger.com and have your blog up in less than 5 minutes.
I suggest buying a domain name and redirecting it to your blog. Google will give you a chance to buy it from them when you get started.
You can also buy your domain name and redirect it using a domain name company such as Name Cheap and Godaddy. This runs around $15 a year.
The downside is Google owns your blog and can cancel it anytime they want. Over 46 million people have started a Blogspot blog without problems.
From a long term standpoint if you think you are going to try and really create an outstanding blog use GoDaddy to buy your domain name and host it.
What To Write About?
One idea is to start a blog on something you have a passion for. You could also write about a hobby or something you are an expert at.
You might start a niche blog and write about something targeted in that niche. A health blog on Fibromyalgia, or a business opportunity such as Mary Kay, would be other examples.
Maybe you want you to be the market and just start writing about whatever is on your mind!
Start A Blog And Make Money
Making money is one of the fun parts about blogging.
This is easy to get started with as well.
1. Join Google Adsense. Let Google sell advertising for your blog and pay you a 68% commission on what they sell. Read “Your Guide To Adsense” to learn everything you need to get started.
2. Affiliate marketing. Get paid to sell somebody else’s products which is known as being an affiliate marketer. This is how I got started making money online 14 years ago. Join Affiliorama for free and learn how to make money online as an affiliate.
3. Sell your own service. I sell my freelance writing services on my blog here. As a blog writer I make money writing blog articles for other bloggers. I am a ghost writer and make as much money as I want depending on how busy I want to be. Read “11 Smart Ways To Sell Services Online” to get ideas on how to get started.
Do yourself a favor if you have been thinking about starting a blog. Avoid regrets and start a blog of your own today and give it a try!
Use the contact me page to email me and we can set up a time to talk via Skype or phone.
If you would like a little information first on my quality and article pricing go here: http://TeamSchuman.com/order-blog-articles/