How does blogging promote your network marketing business online?
Simply, blogging lets people get to know, like and trust you. This in turn will make them want to partner up with you in your network marketing business.
What do you blog about? As you learn about network marketing online by reading other blogs, share what you have learned in a post. Don’t wait till you have learned it all before posting because that could take a while. Post as you go!
The key to success at blogging is consistency. Whether it is every week or every other day or every day, you need to be consistent. If you can’t commit to do this, don’t bother starting.
How do you set up a blog?
You can set up a free blog on Blogger or WordPress.com (don’t confuse this with WordPress.org). The advantages to using these sites are the speed and convenience of setting up your blog. There is also no cost to a domain name and hosting. The big disadvantage is the domain name is not yours. If Blogger or WordPress.com decides to shut down your blog for whatever reason, they can do so at their discretion at anytime. There are also limitations on monetizing these free blogs.
If you are planning to do this long term, and you want the most control and security for your blog, here the three easy steps:
1) Choose a Domain name. One of the best places to get a domain name is from Godaddy. If you want to brand yourself, you can choose your own name if it is available. You can also choose a domain name by using the Google Keyword Tool. This is a great way to get your blog on the first page of Google fast!
2) Choose a Hosting company.
When choosing a hosting company, make sure it has great features like unlimited bandwidth, and storage. There are many sites that offer comparisons of popular hosting companies.
3) Install WordPress. Call up your hosting company’s support and ask them to walk you through this. It is quite simple to do and will only take a few minutes but every hosting company is a bit different.
Choose a theme. In your Dashboard, choose Appearance then Themes. Click on Install and choose a theme. Another alternative is using any of the free themes available online. Just search “free wordpress themes”.
Once installed, you can customize them to your liking. You can then begin posting your first blog!
For a great course in making money with your blog, check out John Chow’s system on How to Make over $100K per Month from your Blog!