I have been blogging since 2005. It first started as a hobby then turn into a business. As a newbie in the blogosphere, I first used blogging platforms that offered free hosting. I used Blogger and Bravenet. I think they were the best way to go if you are new to the blogging world.
It took me about a year or two before I purchased my own domain names. Then, in 2007, I officially started my business working from my home. Taking surveys was my first work-from-home job and then, for some reason, my attention got diverted to blogging. My blogs have now become my main source of income but I still look for other work from home opportunities. My hubby prefers that I work at home because he worries about me driving, especially during the winter season.
Blogging is fun and it is also a way I can voice my opinions and experiences with products and services while earning a little extra money in return. Overall, I consider myself somewhat successful with the career that I chose. I like blogging now better than when I first started. I was able to pay my siblings college tuition fees and helped them get through college. I feel like I have accomplished an important goal and returned a favor at the same time since someone outside of my immediate family also helped me through school.
With a Touch of Social Media
I don’t yet consider myself an expert when it comes to blogging but, through the years, I have learned a lot of things. Creating high-quality articles is sometimes a struggle for me, especially since English is not my native language. Getting people to read them is another challenge. I am on a few social media sites and they are helpful in driving traffic and attracting interests. The more interest you have from your readers, the more attractive your blog becomes for advertisers.
There’s a new platform called TopBuzz, that I’ve recently signed up with. I think they would be helpful for someone like me to grow audience and possibly also make money from creating content. They have yet to formally launch the platform but I was fortunate to be given an opportunity to try it in beta. TopBuzz is an app that is a blogging platform with a touch of social media, all in one place. I am not sure if you get what I mean but if I somehow confused you, I recommend you to try it out yourself. It is free to sign up.