Why you should start your online business with a blog?

Written by NaijaEcash

Topics: Blogging, Investing

In my previous posts, I discussed some of the challenges that a serious online Entrepreneur will encounter on his/her way to success. The last post How to choose an online business, gave useful suggestions on how a newbie can choose the best business to start online. Today, I want to go a step further by providing a launch pad for those that are still confused on which type of business they should embark on (despite all that have been written on the subject).

Start a blog. Start it now. Yes, the easiest way to start an online business is by starting a blog. If you want a definition, here is one “A blog is a weB log. It is simply an online journal or diary where you write anything and everything, it all depends on you” It is yours. You have the freedom to make it your private turf, your private closet (open to selected few) or a public dump-ground (everyone is welcome). It all depends on your taste and passion 😉

Why should you start your online business with a blog? – The answer is simple

1. It is free – You can start a blog with zero capital. There are several companies online that will host your blog free of charge. Foremost among them and one of the simplest to use is Blogger.

2. No previous knowledge required – Most of the blogging software available are very easy to use, you don’t require any knowledge than the ability to read and follow simple instructions. You will be pleasantly surprise that you can have a very beautiful blog, professionally designed without knowing a single line of computer-code. (I just started getting serious with html)

3. You can open multiple blogs to test multiple ideas – So you shouldn’t be afraid of an idea failing. This is a unique feature of blogs. You can open (free of charge) several blogs to test different ideas. For example, open a blog and write about your daily activities. Express your feelings and freely jot down any thought that flows through your mind in the course of the day (if you are the shy type, you can register with a nickname so that your postings can be done anonymously). Start another blog to cover your hobby e.g. write about your favorite sport or game. Start another one to write about your family and friends (Don’t use real names and address until you are sure you know what you’re doing). Start another one to ….. The important things is just blog about whatever you find interesting.

4. Blogging brings out the creativity in you – You will be amazed at the kind of creativity that has been lying docile within you all this while.

5. Organizing your effort is automated – The blog software has been designed to help you organize your writings such that articles discussing similar topics are arranged into the same categories. Also, all articles are arranged into monthly and yearly archives, for easy retrieval.

6. A friendly community – Blogging easily integrate a newbie into the online community. There are thousands of newbie opening new blogs. So you will not feel inferior and it doesn’t take a whole day to make friends online. There are people online that are on the look-out for newbie like you and they will gladly offer you tips on how to go about whatever activity you want to be engaged in online (I am one of them). You don’t have to compete with anyone. Your blog is treated as a unique entity just like you. This is quite encouraging for those that are timid.

7. Progress can easily be measured – Unlike traditional websites that requires gurus to monitor and explain their success; blogs success can easily be measured with free tools. If you have two blogs and one of them have 1,000 visitors in a month, while the other records only 5 visitors, you can easily decide which one you need to focus more attention on.

After blogging for fun for about a month, you will be able to pick out the blog that you are really passionate about. You can either closed down the other blogs or start paying less attention to them. Assuming you started only one blog, you will still have learnt whether you want to continue with the topic you started the blog with or you have discovered a new topic you feel more passionate about. Now that you have chosen your favorite blog, it is time to learn all you can about making the blog a site that draws traffic. A good place to start is by reading Lee’s Make Money Online blog.

I guess you have a handful of tips you need to try out. See you at the top. If you have any question, you can use my contact form to get it across. I am prepared to give all the help I can 🙂 (free of charge) If you enjoyed this post, drop a comment. Subscribe to my RSS so that you can get updates to this article. Cheers.

15 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Bola Oluyemi says:

    Great post.The blog is nicely arranged too. Thanks for your support, seeing your Ec droppings and recommendation.Be active around technorati, mybloglog and blogcatalog too.Those are communities that can help improve your ratings. Like you once said, SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

  2. NaijaEcash says:

    Thanks Bola for the encouragement. I will try to get more active in those communities you suggested. Cheers.

  3. Chris says:

    Thank you for this post 😉

    Chriss last blog post..Lessons from Rich-ard Brand-son

  4. beibee says:

    this comes in very handy…
    i just started a blog on wordpress.com

    i know what i want to blog about; but
    its direction is not very clear yet…

    maybe for fun to start with!

    thanks for this information…

  5. ViewDiomo says:

    good resources. Keep up the good work. Cheers

  6. Umar says:

    Hi naijaecash, I love your post, it encouraged me. Keep it up.
    Cheers.
    shintakumaps.blogpost.com

  7. susan says:

    I like it, it like it please will need more update. Thanks

  8. online stock trading guru says:

    I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case, great info…I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

    I’m Out! 🙂

  9. It is very important to start online business and say good bye to your boss in the office and free your self and become self employed. You know how much you make online and you know how to stand your money with peace of mind.

    Online business help you to have time for your self and your friends and well as your family. Enjoy online business today and it is the only way to stay at home and make money with peace of mind for lifetime.

  10. Emmanuel says:

    Which blogging platform do you suggest and advice me to use based on the business function,such as ads,visitor visiting limit,earning process through ref links,many business transaction,cost of usage,maintaince,care,domain package and business articld…WORDPRESS OR BLOGGER?
    2.is creating a sales page different from selling your product on your site?what are the major description and functionality?
    3,it is posible for person to create a site and apply for google adhence immidialtely?
    4.what are the major areas to focus and concentrate when applying for google adsense?
    5,what is the bad effect of using a free domain and hosting in online business?

  11. Emmanuel says:

    Can i used a free web domain/web hosting in creating a sales page?
    2,can i create a sales page online witout software such as dreamweaver and frontpage and how can i upload file to my sale page
    3,how do i refer people to my sales page? Does it use a referal link?
    4,please list out d free web domain/hosting site for me you know about?
    5..can i run busines with google adsence when i have not buy and hosted a domain name?
    6..i want to go into bloging and use it as a busines,but one thing i want to know is that..apart frm sef hosted wordpress,what other platform do you think is suitable in the aspect of ads suport,unlimited amount of visitors,afiliate marketing,selling my own product,advert frm google and other companies,easy to run,maintanance and lets expensive?

  12. Emmanuel says:

    1,How much does will it cost me to create a bulksms reseller website?
    2,how do i make money online unlocking moderm?
    3,how do i run email marketing?
    4,how do i do afiliate marketing in nigeria?
    5,how do i work as as a virtual asistance and get paid?
    6,what are the things to do to turn youq blog into business?
    6,how do i stay focus on online business?
    7,how do i make money online selling my own software?
    8,what are the main areas of concentration when setting up a blogsite? Such as theme,banner,and what?
    9.do is need to buy a domain/hosting before i can run email marketing,?
    10,how much will it cost me to customise my facebook fan page?/ads page
    11,what are the advantage of aweber,getresponse and auto responce..how can i make money with them?

    • NaijaEcash says:

      Emmanuel, you asked too many unrelated questions at the same time. Since you are not conversing with a business consultant, it will be quite difficult to receive answers. I will suggest that you ask your questions one at a time. That way you will receive answers quickly. Cheers 😉

  13. Sanandres says:

    In information marketing?
    1,is it a must that i must sell a niche based on my website before i run this business?
    2,is sales page different from webpage?
    3,information marketing on his own as a business,it it done relating to my blogsite or different from bloging?
    4,is it advisable and posible to create different salespage for a particular or same product? Or same sale page on different product?
    5,do i needt to have my own website other than than salespage before i run this business?IF YES,can i use a free domain/hosting,?
    6,can i use a free wordpress blog or blogspot blog to create a sales page?
    7,is their anyfree autoresponder?
    8,its all webdomain name registration that sell domain reg that host,?

    6,

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