In my previous blog post, I talked about how you should ‘gear’ yourself for a home-based business. And well, some friends emailed me to ask, what kind of home-based business would I recommend then.
In my eBook package, Calvin and I actually share with people the potential of using the Internet to create a passive income stream for us in the comforts of our own homes and in them, we detail how to set up our own online business, selling on ebay and even making use of online programs to help you create a passive stream of income.
Well, frankly, I feel that a home-based business can be easily achieved through blogging, or keeping an online journal.
Why & How?
First of all, companies are constantly looking for areas to advertise in on the internet and it is a really cost-effective method which can generate for them loads of exposure. Hence, they are willing to pay bloggers to put up their advertisement banners to gain more publicity and web visitors to their company website and/or purchase their products/services.
These companies want their advertisements to be geared toward the interests of a specific audience and let’s say your blog is on “Keeping Pets” then, pet grooming companies would want to advertise on your blog because they know pet owners/ would-be-owners would be visiting your blog and it will be easier to convert your blog reader into their customers.
But for these companies to notice your blog and its potential to generate revenue for them, you need to put in effort to build up your blog. You need to look at your blog as an online internet business opportunity and you need to build up its foundation, have strategies and business plans to have start up and sustain it.
So, here are some things you can do to get started:
1. Choose your area of interest. Try to keep it specific.
2. Create the blog
3. Enter information in the form of blog posts and consistently write and update your blog
4. Read the blogs of others who are also blogging about the same interest or provide interesting information on the topic.
5. Market your blog by leaving a signature (containing your name, your blog address and a short invitation to visit it), in the comments at other people’s blogs, in your posts at forums and in the emails you send out to others.
Your ultimate aim is to get as many people to visit your site as possible because the more people you drive to your site, the better online internet business opportunity your blog will be! Each time an advertisement banner is clicked, you will be generating income for yourself. Though initially, when you have just a few visitors, you may think that this may not generate a huge amount of income for you, but it can be a good home-based online business opportunity once you have developed a large following of readers who adore your blog! And this is achievable!
Once you have established yourself as a credible blogger, you can even market yourself or your blog. You can go on to create T-shirts, toys and trinkets can have your unique logo or face! Once you have established yourself an online presence, you’ll find that people or business opportunities may come knocking on your door instead of you scouring to find them! Moreover, you can even get paid for blogging by some online companies! You can even promote programs on your blog and be paid commissions for every sale when your blog reader buys or subscribes!
Blogging is an excellent way to make an income for yourself because it is enjoyable, flexible, home-based and is a creative method to create an income for yourself. If you are interested in writing, all the more this home-based business will work for you!
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