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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Business in a box: how a blog can let you work from home

Most people think of a blog as a personal diary where you rant or rave on the subject of your choice. This is all true. But to me, a blog is a business in a box. The versatility of this simple, easy to use technology often goes overlooked.

In its purest form a blog is a database. It is also a content management system. The technology behind a blog allows anyone to publish anything. So why not start a business with it?

If you want to change your life and start anew, here's a work at home business opportunity for you. The costs to startup are extremely low and its never been easier.

Start a news site for your community. Become a reporter for your town. Cover events, take pictures and seek local businesses to advertise on your site. Take a look at these examples from my state: NewHavenIndependent, HamdenDailyNews.

With the content management capabilities that blogs provide you can write stories and cover events about your hometown. Then you can sell advertising space to local businesses or use Google Adsense to generate income. Local businesses love web traffic from sites relevant to their market so thats why community sites like the ones above have value to them.

And best of all, blogs are magnets for search engines which means lots of free traffic for you.

These days the web holds possibilities for all kinds of businesses. A blog is one of the best ways to take advantage of that.

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