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Having a blog is absolutely necessary if you are online looking to make money. Google loves blogs and they get ranked very quickly on the search engines, in fact blogging ensures you get ranked the same day you post an article (providing you do it right). The reason for this is that the blog is updated often. The search engines send out spiders regularly to search the internet for new content. Each time you write a new post the spiders pick it up and see it is linked to your domain name. The more you write the higher your rankings become. This is a very basic explanation but it gives you an idea as to why it is better to have a blog as opposed to a static web site where the content stays the same day after day. Once you have decided on your Niche then it is time to set up your blog.
The number one mistake most people make is that they sign up to a free account like Blogger or WordPress.com. These are great if your blog is just for fun. If you are building a business it is very important that you invest a little money and purchase your own domain name which is about $10 from Go Daddy . You will also need a hosting account. I use Hostgator which is about $10 per month.
I made the mistake and got free accounts with both blogger and wordpress and spent countless hours writing posts and never got any traffic to them so please take my advice here and start off on the right foot. Once you have this set up you can follow the steps in hostgator for instructions on how to install wordpress.org onto your domain. WordPress.org is the best blogging platform by far and very simple to use. Check out some really great free themes for your blog like the one I am using “Summy” from New WordPress Themes.
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