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My idea for a blog.
Could this work?
Andrea




msg:962349
 12:36 am on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I know that the 'work from home' niche is very crowded and people are advised not to start a niche in this area.

However, I am wondering if it would be allright to start a blog and write about the different types of work from home programs and books that I have come across with a type of review on some of them. I feel it is more realistic to do this than to say 'this is how you make money online'. Do you know what I am trying to say?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Andrea

 

thinkaholic




msg:962350
 12:41 am on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sure! Your site could gain it's own following over other sites, depending on your writing, reviews, etc. A blog is easy to use, too. What do you plan on using? WordPress?

Go for it!

Andrea




msg:962351
 12:51 am on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Thank you for replying. I am thinking of using blogger to start with since I am familiar with it and then consider using wordpress.

I've researched a lot of work from home opportunities and websites and could provide some good resources for people who want to start their own online business.

Andrea

Andrea




msg:962352
 10:32 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I wonder if someone can give me some advice. I want to start a work from home blog that will eventually be a website.

However, since I haven't really succeeded in earning a lot yet with an online business, I am wondering which direction to take this theme.

Should I start a type of 'Extra Internet Income' or something like that. I would start featuring the easiest way for a beginner to start earning an income online. Do you know what I am suggesting?

Andrea

Lynn_Terry




msg:962353
 3:33 am on Mar 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

I liked your original idea of the 'review blog'. Having just moved from Blogger to WordPress, myself - my advice would be to start out using WordPress instead of planning to move later.

The reason being that you will acquire many quality inbound links to your blog and its internal pages - not to mention listings in all of the blog/rss/niche directories... and the individuals subscribing to your feed.

With WordPress you will have more control, there are a lot of super-cool plugins, and you can use it to create more of an "RSS Enabled Website" than "just a blog".

If you're willing to invest the time and energy into getting this thing off the ground, I think it could work out very well for you!

shigamoto




msg:962354
 5:53 pm on Mar 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Seems solid if you center the blog around people who use the work for home programs and books. You could divide the content into:

1. Reviews
2. Interviews
3. Features (feature a person working from home)
4. News (what's the latest within the business)

I've found that interviews and features centered around people are popular.

Andrea




msg:962355
 10:15 pm on Mar 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Thank you for your advice. Starting a blog that reviews the type of work at home programs and books available appears to be a good idea and I think it's something I am going to think about starting.

Is Wordpress difficult to set up?

Andrea

Lynn_Terry




msg:962356
 4:39 am on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have actually set up a couple of WordPress blogs, and found them fairly easy right out of the box. Nowadays there are so many cool plugins and themes too - and most of them for free.

For my latest blog, optimization and such was super-important to me, so I used the OptiNiche package. It basically contains a step-by-step guide, a pre-optimized theme, and a plug-in. It made the whole process A LOT easier (for me) in regards to setting up all the little things I would want.

It's an awesome platform even just for a Content Management System (CMS) so you can use it to create an interactive RSS-enabled website, as much as you can for a "blog".

Good luck & keep us posted! :-)

Andrea




msg:962357
 5:43 pm on Mar 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Is it easier to get ranked in the search engines with Wordpress than with Blogger?

Andrea

Lynn_Terry




msg:962358
 3:43 am on Mar 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Um... I dont know, specifically. I think that what matters MORE (or what carries more weight) is the quality of your content, the link strategy you employ, that you "ping" and make sure your feed is listed in all of the Feed Directories, etc.

If you focus on building a solid "website", then the SEO will be natural for the most part.

Now all of that said, having your own domain and using WordPress gives you much more control, AND gives you a more professional appearance on the web. In the long run, it just makes more sense to go with WordPress. Blogger is having a lot of problems with SPLOGS (spam blogs) so I see how that might affect blogger users overall down the road. Just some forward thinking for you.

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