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What is a BlogA web blog or simply called “blog” is an online journal that allows an individual to express his or her views about anything and everything for the World Wide Web to see.

It serves as an avenue for people (bloggers) from all parts of the globe to exchange ideas and information whether in the field of journalism, politics, economy, medicine, environment, religion, sports, entertainment, sexuality and any other field of human interest that you can think of.

From merely just a venue for expressing oneself, blog has taken its many shapes through the years since it first hit the World Wide Web in the late 1990s.

In this age of the internet, the blog is used not only as a tool for self-expression, but also to call for social actions, to promote voluntarism, to demand for justice, to call the attention of the authority, to give voice to the marginalized people, to herald great people living or dead, to promote certain advocacies and so on.

In the field of online business or network marketing, blog is now being considered as an effective tool to promote products and services and to establish the individual or the company’s image in the network marketing industry. If you are new in establishing your business online, blogging can be the best option to start creating a name in the industry.

By simply maintaining a blog and attracting great number of readers in your site, you can spread tons of information about your brand and the products and services that you offer. Good thing about blog is that you can have as direct conversation with your prospective clients as blog allows the readers to post comment to the bloggers’ webpage. And also, the forms of information that you can share are limitless, you can share photos, videos, web links and emails to name a few.

Another way of doing business through blogging is by affiliate marketing. By posting reviews of certain products to your webpage and providing links to other sites where one can actually purchase such products, you are actually earning yourself some commissions! If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, you can check out my article How to make money with affiliate marketing at

Another sure way to earn money from blogging is by placing advertisements on your web page. Through AdSense (which is for free!) you can showcase Google Ads in your site, and when someone clicks on these ads, Google Ads would have to pay you a certain amount of money.

Now, the next thing that you may want to use is, whether you have to shell out some pennies in order to maintain a blog. Although there are some domain sites which you may want to purchase, there are equally tons of blogging platforms which are absolutely for free! Some of the best free blogging platforms are,,, TextPattern, Moveable Type, Serendipity, Flatpress, sBlog, Loudblog, Eggblog, Wheatblog and LifeType to name a few.

So, those that I’ve mentioned are just some of the ways on how you can take advantage of the many benefits that a blog has to offer. See for yourself, create a blog now and watch business opportunities abound! For additional information on how you can make money through blogging, subscribe to my blog.

Yours sincerely,

Annetta Powell
Your Professional Success Coach

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