Monday, January 26, 2009

    How to Blog for Work At Home Moms

    Wahm Blogs

    Blogs are here to stay, and many Wahms are taking advantage of the trend. For many work at home moms making money with blogs is a populair choice. Blogs are simple to set up, and relatively easy to update. When you compare blogs to other types of websites this is especially true. Within just a few minutes, you can set up a professional looking blog for free and start your Wahm blogging business.

    A blog is an easy to update website that looks sort of like a journal. Make an entry at least once a week, the newest entries appearing at the top. Normally entries are short articles of 200 to 500 words. Readers use a blog reading program to visit the blog or read new entries. Readers can provide links between their own blogs and your blog and they can comment on entries.

    With blogs, the opportunities are wide open. Looking at your own life for inspiration makes choosing a blog topic easy. Blogs can be about everything, from celebrity news to bathroom cleaning tips. Before you start a blog, do some research on the Internet to see if people are interested in your possible blog topic. It doesn't matter if your topic isn't populair when you have a dedicated group of people who are interested in it.

    Make sure to stay within a fairly small "niche when picking a topic.” The term niche is used to describe a group of people who have a similar interest. There are small niches - like tips for training your cat to sit on the toilet - and big niches - like working at home. Try to get as many readers as you can for your blog by finding a happy medium between a populair topic and a niche interest. Some topics, like working at home or parenting, are too broad and have too much competition for readers.

    You can use a free blogging platform like www to set up your blog.blogger.www or There are also a half dozen others to choose from. To make your first entry into your blog, the blogging platform will walk you through it.

    After you've made a few entries into your blog, it's time to make money with your blog. This means you’ll be making specific changes to your blog in order to make money. To gain income from a blog you can use a contextual advertising program, like Google Adsense or Chitika, it is one of the most populair ways. Contextual advertising pays you for each time a reader clicks on one of the advertising links on your page. The advertising program will scan your blog entries for keywords, and then place advertising on your page that relates to your page content.

    For instance, the ads next to the article will have to do with Sesame street if you are writing an article about the program because you have a blog on children's television. They might be links to shopping for Sesame Street items, or an ad for vintage Sesame Street collectables selling on ebay.


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