Many people this days want to become ones – the professional bloggers. I am not writing here about myself, because i am not putting any informations about my pages, services nor numeruos of them. The only thing i can say is that i wouldnt make good cash from just one blog.
I do blog alot, and on many various topics. I also make services filled by others so then they are fresh and up-to-date. One blog about blogging wouldnt make me cash. I just decided to start this one to maybe help some
The main thing is to invest as little as possible on start. And here i will tell You something that others dont say.
The best is to get Your own domain yes .com .net etc. This is the little You have to pay, but it will pay back.
Even if You decide to stop blogging, You can always sell the domain and get some cash.
Okay so You got domain now where to put blog? You need to pay more? No. There is really many services parking Your domain for free, and giving You some bw/space/mysql on their servers. Why to pay if You dont know how much can You earn and is it worth it? Browse throught all of them and find best ones. You can find there firms that only ask You for 1 link to their site, or sometimes even pages that want nothing but get cash from error messages where they spot ads. It is all about research, im just saying it is possible.
In worst case You can just redirect Your domain to blogspot. It offers this service now and the good thing is, it will index Your site to google very fast.
After You do this, You need to make blog working. I suggest installing wordpress. After You do that get some free template that suits You and
armor it with plugins. I personally suggest AdSense injection [for google and yahoo users to place ads],
HeadSpace [to make meta descriptions], SubmitIt [to let Your users add bookmakrs to most popular services-btw if You like this post do it also by clicking below!], google-sitemap-generator [generates sitemaps and notifies google,yahoo etc about updates]. There is bunch of other plugins all depends what You need.
Also put on some statistics on site. I do not suggest Analytics tho. But maybe i will write about this next time.
Originally posted 2008-01-10 13:07:02.