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Create A Blog And Quit Your Day Job

Aug 15, 2008
Create a blog and quit your job, sounds nice, doesn't it? Admittedly, it isn't as easy as that, although for some it people it is exactly that. They earn a quiet fortune on the Internet with the help of their blogs and work away in their homes. Many entrepreneurs manage to free themselves of the shackles of employment to become financially independent. If you are thinking to create a blog to do the same, here is what you do.

Firstly, you should never quit your job before you make a decent regular income from your blog. Contrary to the belief of many, this will take some time. If you can substitute your income with other small online jobs, all the better, since this will actually fast track your intentions.

Many people who want to move away from their traditional jobs look for online opportunities. But this is easier said than done because of the sheer volume of offers available. In fact, it is actually quite hard to shift through all the different options and opportunities and can become quite overbearing.

To make matters worse, many get burned by following the wrong advice. But hat is right and wrong anyway. For starters, you should never believe overly hyped up offers or even quick riches scheme promoters. There just isn't a way to quick riches. Everything needs time and effort to build. Even big name bloggers know that. It took them a good while before they started to see the income that eventually allowed them to quit their job.

To start out properly, I advise you to create a blog on a self hosted domain. There are many reasons to do this, but the most important ones are search engine placement and domination. Blogs can easily be "manipulated" with the right set of keywords to help you rank better in the search engines. What many people don't realize is search engine rankings are a must if you want to make money in any way online. If customers can't find your website or blog, you won't make any sales. I'd love to go into more details here but you are always welcome to visit my blog to learn more about Internet marketing.

Once your blog is live, you will need to use strategies to blog often, build links, optimize your blog for the search engines with the help of plugins, HTML, tags and more and lean everything you can about Internet marketing.

The moment your blog ranks well in search engines for certain keywords is the moment you will start to see some income happening. However, for this to happen you will also need to monetize your blog. To simply create a blog and then leave it be isn't the idea to Internet domination and a full time income, or even to acquire financial independence.

Those bloggers who have managed to do this, put in a lot of work after they first created a blog for themselves.

A blog is a great platform on which to build your online business. Even for existing businesses it doesn't require much to create a blog and take your business to the next level. If done correctly, it will be one of the best things you have ever done.
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