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Why Is Blogging Important For Your Work From Home Business?

Author : Jon Allo

The word blog comes from the term weblog. A weblog was like an online journal where readers could make comments about what was written. A blog is a bit like a website content management system, where bloggers can easily publish material online to their website without having to have loads of online programming skills.

If you don’t understand or want to learn about writing websites in code, you’re probably best off looking at one of the sites that offers free blogging. A couple of the more popular are WordPress, LiveJournal and Blogger. Others are available.

A typical blog has brief and distinct information also known as posts. These posts are arranged in reverse chronological order (that is, the latest comes first) and each post entry is identified by an anchor tag which is marked by a permanent link that can be referred to by others who wish to link to it.

So, if you have an online work from home business, why should you bother blogging?

Primarily, a regular blog will update your website with new content, which search engines love. The search engines will see that your website pages have updated content which will make the website more relevant for up to date searches for the market or niche for your work from home business.

If you have an online work from home business, you need to establish contact with potential customers who are interested in your product and services and a blog will help drive traffic to your website. It is also worth remembering that your competitors will also be blogging, so it enables you to keep update to what they are doing and how they interact with customers who could potentially be your customers.

Blogs enable you to establish yourself as an authority in your work from home business market. They enable you to start and maintain a relationship with potential and ongoing customers. This is an extremely important aspect to consider as a strong relationship with your customer leads to them trusting you and being happy to buy from you again and again.

Once you have an established blog with a regular readership, you can start to generate a new income stream through selling advertising space on your blog page by hosting sponsored links or banners,

The amount of money that you can make as a blogger depends on a lot of different factors, but perhaps the most important element is the topic of your blog. If your blog is on a subject that appeals to a large number of people that advertisers want to reach, you will be more likely to earn more from advertisers rather than if your blog is on a fairly obscure subject that does not draw the kind of audience that advertisers need to appeal to.

Blogs have become very popular, and they are even becoming more popular than regular websites. It is easy for your reader to post comments or questions on your blog. These comments are an important way to stay in contact with your customers and build on your relationships with them.

Generally, blogs are free to the user so the most cost to you is your time. Remember that blogs give you the power to publish anything you want. However, you need to keep in mind that your blogging efforts will only be successful if you are writing interesting things on it. Also, do not forget to place a link directing to your own website or sales page. This will help you generate the traffic and sales you are looking for with your online work from home business.

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