title:Blogging for Fun and Profit author:Paul Majestyck source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/online_business/article_3816.shtml date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:15 category:online_business article:

When it comes to making money, what can possibly beat a job you like? Nothing, that’s what.
And when it comes to writing about your online business, what could be more fun than blogging?
A timid voice pipes up from the back of the room at this point. “If you please, Sir,” it virtually squeaks, “what’s a blog?”
There are as many variations on the blog as there are bloggers. But to put it simply, a blog (or a web log, usually spelled weblog) is a space on the web that can be used to record thoughts, day by day.
Blogging can be used as a personal journal or as a space for like-minded people to come and collaborate, bouncing ideas off of each other. Online blogging can also be used for personal rants and journalistic critiques, to collect things such as recipes or to register memos to one’s family.
Blogging can also be used to put your online business over the top.
Online blogging only really came into its own about five years ago. Since its humble beginnings as a private online cache of comments, helpful hints, raves and thinly disguised personal ads, the online blog has mushroomed geometrically to become a marketing tool worth reading up on for every internet based home business.
Let’s take a look at some specific advantages blogging brings to online home business opportunities:
Money, money, money!
You’re in business to make money. Blogging online can be used to generate interest on a number of levels. A popular blog, with persistent managers, can actually sell advertising space and link to products and services. In this way, online blogging is simply one of the best all-around tools for the affiliate marketing home business.
It’s as if you were time-warped back to the 1950’s, and you were invited into the home of a stranger to tell them anything you wished to tell. In that simpler time, people loved to interact, and it’s the same today. The hands-on, personal feel of an online blog creates an atmosphere of almost automatic trust, and, subliminally, sets up its writers as experts. Used wisely, these advantages can help sell any product or service.
This interactive position allows for the utmost flexibility in stance and reactivity, not to mention the possibility of remaining on the cutting edge of developments in your field, worldwide.
A Hand Up!
As your online blog grows, and you continue to interact with more and more people, you will find your online business prospect list growing. You will also feel a friendly bond with the people you interact with. That’s fun!
The energy flow and influx of leads and information will infuse your home business with a life all its own. And the life force of a properly nourished online blog can become an awe-inspiring outward spiral.
After all…online, the sky’s the limit!
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