Starting an online business can be an expensive operation. For one thing, you need a website, and that can sometimes cost quite a lot of money. But there is a way around this initial problem if you are operating on a shoe-string budget and don't have a great deal of experience, and that is to start with a blog. There are many reasons why blogging is an excellent way to start making money online. Here are a few of them:
Blogging is a quick way for you to start earning money. You can advertise your online products and services straight away or even promote your affiliate links. You are paid a commission every time a visitor to your blog clicks on your affiliate links and makes a purchase.
A blog is less expensive than paying to have a website built. Many blogging services are free which will save you money on a domain name, hosting and outsourcing the website design.
A blog is easy. So easy in fact that anybody can do it. You don't need any technical skills and can operate a blog solely by yourself, unlike a website which would require at least some knowledge of coding (unless you want to pay someone else to do it for you).
Advertising does not require a large outlay of cash. Driving traffic to your blog is comparatively easier and quicker than to a website. You can start to generate traffic to your blog by getting it indexed quickly with search engines. Add to your blog consistently using your keywords and key phrases.
Blogging is a fun way to make money online. It will be easy for you to blog consistently and every day if you have chosen a niche that you are knowledgeable about and that matches your interests. By doing this, your search engine position improves as you drive more traffic to your blog. This snowballs into more sales.
So if you're new to your online business and are looking for a quick, easy, cheap and fun way to start making lots of money online, look no further than a blog!