A blog is an electronic journal that online community uses to post a plethora of topics. They use a blog for just about everything including a shared journal and advertising their business, among various other things. Many people are hesitant to start a blog as they think it to be complicated. In fact, it is not at all so. I have listed below three key tips to start you off. Once you start, you will be blogging regularly with ease. The best thing about it is, it is totally free, and you can blog just about anything you can think of. So follow these basics and start blogging.

1. Content

Think of the content you want to put into your blog. It is a personal journal with information on a certain topic, or just a way to promote your business. Whatever the reason, quality content is paramount. Begin your blog with three or four topics. This will start your blog and attract visitors to your site. Many of them will post comments on the topics you have blogged about. Pay attention to their comments and look for questions in their posts; they will give you clue to what you want to blog about next, without your realizing. However, be sure that before you post, you have done some careful research on those topics. To project your expertise, careful research is a must. The more you know, the more of an expert you will appear on your topic.

2. Accessibility

You must make yourself easily accessible to your readers. Always keep your updated. Include email instructions for questions that your visitor may have. The more you are accessible to the visitors, happier they will be. Visitors like personal interaction.

3. Personalize

After you have created your blog, it is time to add links to affiliates related to your blogging site. ClickBank is one of the most popular sites for bloggers to affiliate. There are other competitive sites and are relatively easy to find. Simply search them on search engines with terms like advertising affiliates. You will see an incredible selection to choose from. Most businesses are willing to pay blogger’s sites to promote their own businesses. Each site will multitude of the advertiser that you can affiliate with on your blog. You make money while advertising while promoting your ideas. However, do not have too many advertisers on your site. That turns away many of the visitors.

Whatever your reason for blogging, if you follow these three easy steps, you will be up and blogging in a remarkably short time. When you add affiliate links you can make some decent money without too much of an effort.

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