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Blogging Power to Help with Starting Business

Jan 10, 2008
Many new business owners underestimate the power of blogging. Blogging is an extremely powerful tool that you can use in conjunction with starting a small home business. Even if your business is not web based, blogging can still help you when starting a small home business. One of the strongest areas to begin a new business is in the wellness industry. This is because there are so many different types of products and types of services that you can offer to consumers around you and on the Internet. Blogging is a wonderful way to get the word out about your new home business and help to promote it.

Let's first look at the basics of blogging. Blogging is writing a short piece about a specific topic or event. Normally, people place their blog posts in categories that are based on the topics. If you're not a writer, don't worry. If you don't have time to write, don't worry. There are many blogger ghost writers available that can help you fill your blog with content. There are also some terrific article directories that you can use for your blog content as long as you follow their terms of service. There are many places that host blogs for no charge at all. Blogs are typically written daily or once every few days and are on any topic that you choose.

Blogs have a link area. You can create links to your specific product descriptions and to your web store. If you are operating offline, you can include information about your business such as location, products and even directions. A fan of your blog might be in your area visiting and stop into your store to purchase something because they read your blog weekly. If your new business is on the internet, you will want to use the blog links to link back to your specific products that relate to your blog.

Write about topics that are about your business. However, don't write a bunch of ads. You can but not many people will visit your blog very much if you do this. They will feel like your blog is spamming them. Also, don't plaster your blog with a bunch of advertisements. Your blog is your gateway or portal to your money making sites. Using a blog to primarily make money is a mistake that many new business owners make.

If your new small home business is promoting skin care products, there are many topics you can write about. You can write about skin care in general, stages of acne, types of acne, chemical peels, micro-derm abrasion scrubs and other information about the skin. You can even cover the symptoms of skin cancer, harmful effects of UV rays and so forth. Perhaps, you can do a series on nutrition and skin health? There are many, many different topics that you can cover in your blog that will be interesting for people to read and helpful. Consumers are more likely to purchase from someone that is offering them real information and real service as opposed to someone that is bombarding them with advertisements. As people become regulars to your blog, they will naturally click the blog links and visit your new small home business.

People only have time to read a certain amount of material in one sitting and one day. Vary the length of your blog entries. Have some that are useful and helpful but short such as a tip that they can use for your niche. Have some that are humorous. People love to laugh in their stressful days. You can do one category that is nothing but humor so that people that want to relax will come to your blog to see the latest funny thing that you posted. When you use blogging correctly it is a powerful marketing tool for starting a small home business.
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Zach Thompson is a 23 year-old network marketer & marketing consultant. Why Starting a Small Home Business?
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