Blogging is a great way to make money online. Blogs tend to perform well in the search engines and they are easy to promote. Writing new content and updating your blog on a regular basis is key. You provide new content for your readers and the search engines. If you have good quality information, then you can find yourself with a good following of loyal readers that will subscribe to your RSS feed and read your blog regularly.

For advanced Internet entrepreneurs, this is a wonderful opportunity to have dozens and even hundreds of blogs. Blogging platforms like WordPress have made the entire process very easy and almost free.

Because there’s a cost to these lists, fewer people use them. However, in my experience, many of these purchased lists are still spammed to death because there’s no oversight on the commenting quality. Like number 1 above, many of the blogs on purchased lists soon switch their commenting to nofollow fairly quickly.

A good idea is to read and subscribe to look at posts and articles relevant in your niche. By doing this you open yourself up to new information and opportunities.

Another benefit is that blogs are as easy to use as a word processing application. It is easy to use by people who do not know how to program or in other words even a child of the age of 7 to 9 years can easily update his blog. As the blog developed programs, programmers have begun the transition. We now have several options to fit the blog and let it feel unique.

A few years ago the difference between these two Internet platforms was greater than it is today, yet what made them different then, does the same now.

The quickest and easiest way to set up a blog (and it is free!), is to go to http://www.blogger.com and follow the directions. They say it takes five minutes. I admit that it took me a bit longer and I am still playing with it, but it is easy! Be sure to check out the many templates and also have an idea (or several) for the name of your new blog. Most of the common ones are already taken.