Saturday, November 17, 2007

Starting to Blog

So you've decided to start blogging. Good for you. Blogging is fun, it's a good way to express yourself AND it may be a good way of earning some money for yourself.

The first thing that you have to do is choose a program for your blog. By far the easiest way is to used . This is a platform by Google, it's free, and it's easiest to manipulate and navigate around, especially if you're a beginner. Also it doesn't limit you from trying to monetize your blog.

Another one you might want to check out is blogchex. This is also free to join. And it promises to pay you if you get a lot of ad views. It also promises a portion of payment from the people you refer. It's pretty difficult, though for one to reach the minimum payout of 50 dollars, without a lot of active referrals. I haven't even been near minimum payout. Anyway, you can join through this link if you want to try it out:
(Update on July 7, 2008: Blogchex is no longer accessible. I never received any payment from them, but then I never reached payout level either.)

It's really your choice. I have 1 blogchex blog and 4 blogspot blogs which I use for different purposes. You might want to try both platforms.

I also have a free wordpress account. However, if you're looking to earn some money from your free wordpress blog, well, it's not allowed under their terms of service. A paid site with your own hosted domain is allowed to earn through advertising and other means of paid blogging, though, but if you're just starting out, it may just be best to start with the platforms I've mentioned.

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