Best Place to Start a Blog and Make Money

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Published: 13th December 2012
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If you're wondering about the best place to start a blog and also make money, the answer really depends on where you want to start your blog as there are many choices available.I have been blogging for over 4 years now. At first I started on the very simple to use platform Livejournal, then moved onto the more sophisticated Blogspot account and finally the blogging platform I've been using for the past 3 years is WordPress and to be honest, I wouldn't have it any other way from now on.

I have gone back and had a look at the previous blog posts I wrote on one of my blogs and must admit that I've really enjoyed reading through some of my entries and appreciating the growth that's happened over the years as my writing skills have also improved tremendously. Many people wish they could start a blog, however, some of them are unsure how to go about doing this. Before you find out where you should start your blog, you will first need to answer some very important questions.

Why should you start a blog?

It's fun!If you're starting a blog for the fun of it, that's good, however you need to understand that writing about the things you enjoy is the key to a successful blog. If you just start a blog based on a topic you think will be popular, then chances are if you don't enjoy writing about that particular topic, you will post less on your blog and as a result you are less likely to be successful in getting traffic to your website if its not updated regularly.

A blog can be a superb outlet for your feelings, creativity and thoughts. It enables you to communicate with people all around the world as well as express your insight and thoughts on any chosen topic.

What Should You Blog About?

You don't have to structure your blog in an autobiographical manner. As a matter of fact, its best that you choose to write about a specific topic. Having trouble thinking about what you should write about? Think about your hobbies, interests and passions and use this as a guide when creating your blog.

Where is The Best Place to Start a Blog?

There are a few free blogging platforms online such as Typepad, Blogger and the one I use, WordPress. These are the three most popular platforms that I can think of straight off the top of my head. The one I recommend the most is WordPress due to its limitless customization options and the fact that it is also very user friendly. In the end, its really up to you to find the one that suits your needs the most.

How Should You blog?

You can start off by reading other people's blogs in order to get an idea as to how you would like to format your very own blog. Keep in mind, that you are not to copy any of the content you find on other people's blogs as this is plagiarism, which is illegal and can have very serious legal consequences. The best advice is to really just use your own voice, be genuine and be yourself and the rest will follow.

Should You Blog for Money?

Blogging to make money should not be your first priority. Choosing to start a blog and make money will only lead you to start your blog in such a way that you will only write because you want to make money, so when you don't make money, chances are you will quit blogging very soon. Blogging and making money doing so, is very possible, however it requires great patience.

I'd recommend that you start placing ads on your blog only after you start to receive decent web traffic. You can then apply to programs such as Infolinks and Google adsense, which will allow you to make money off text links and advertisements placed on your blog.

Finding the best place to start a blog and make money is not impossible. There are many free and premium themes available on WordPress that you can use to customize your blog, making it your very own. All the best to your success.

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