Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Business of Blogging

The best way to learn is to practice what you are learning. Many people would like to start their own business but are scared to sacrifice the job they already have. A good way to start learning about business is with a blog. With a blog you have the perfect medium to learn about marketing and advertising.
Blog about the business you intend to start, build up a following and interest in your product. If you find your efforts successful maybe you can believe in yourself enough to make the change, and start your own business.
Here are some sites to get you started:
  • Blogger is Googles free, automated weblog publishing tool.
  • Wordpress is personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
  • coppyblogger is a blog about marketing on the internet.
  • problogger blogs about blogging and how to monetize it.
  • Seth Godin writes a blog about marketing with a focus on the internet.
A word of caution to the person starting out; don't overload on information. When you first start keep the blog simple. The most important part of your blog is the information. Once you have some good content then start promoting it.