One of the most effective ways to promote your business is with a work at home blog. What’s a blog? The term “blog” is short for “web log” and it’s an online journal powered by weblog software. Here you can publish online content such as comments, news, articles, or even pictures.

You can have as many blogs as you want and they’re very easy to use. It’s like having your own website, and best of all, they’re FREE!

The easiest way for you to create a blog is through Google. Go to Blogger.com and setup your account. Their site has a video that shows you the easy steps to sign up and how to create your blogs. This would be a great way to give you a legitimate, simple home business start.

These are a couple examples of home blogs. Select one, and create your own blog based on your business theme.

Home Based Business Blog Using Affiliate Marketing

This is one of the most popular legitimate home business opportunities. When you have your blog ready, you can use affiliate marketing to make money. It’s a system whereby a company pays you a commission when someone buys a product or service after clicking on a link from your blog.

ClickBank and Commission Junction are two large companies with listings of thousands of companies. These companies have affiliate programs and give you commissions (some up to 70%) for promoting their products or services.

You can write an article and/or testimonials on your blog describing the benefits of the product or service you selected. For more information on this topic read An Affiliate Home Business and Its Great Income Potential.

E-book Marketing

An E-book is just a book in electronic format. If you’re a skillful writer and have above average knowledge on a specific subject, you can write an E-book. E-books are shorter and more specific than regular books.

One of the advantages of writing an E-book is that you do the work once, but the money keeps coming in, sometimes for years.

Your E-book must be on a specific niche and properly edited. After you write it, you need to build a mini site (landing page) to promote it online. You can also start by promoting someone else’s E-book on your blog, and learn the marketing aspect first while writing your own.

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Home Business Legitimate and Simple

You can get started using one of the home blog ideas suggested earlier, or one of your own. Then, you can include another money-making source quickly and inexpensively by putting “Google AdSense” on your blogs.

To get your AdSense account, go to Google.com/AdSense. Once you get accepted, Google will send advertisements for your blog for free. Each time someone clicks an advertisement on your blog, you get a commission.

To improve AdSense ads earnings on your blog, go to Google.com/AdSense/support and click on “Optimization Tips”.

Legitimate Internet Home Business

Most of the business opportunities you see online are rip offs. However, having a blog is a safe way for you to have a business from home, legitimate work and spend little or no money. You’ll be able to learn basic marketing skills and then you can later apply them to a website.

You can also use blogs to link several websites which sell different products from different niches.

There are many home blog ideas that you can choose from. However, you should focus on three things: 1) finding a topic you really like; 2) an activity that allows you to use your natural talents; and 3) discover an exclusive niche.

The Internet is full of resources and information at you disposal and it’s FREE!