You want to become a blogger but not sure whether or not you can afford it? Well, unless you go the free platform route, which would be a grave mistake, you’re biggest expense would be your hosting costs. Even though hosting a blog on your own domain is one of the few recurring costs as far as owing your very own prospective business it is so cheap it’s laughable.
Those who know me know I own a fair few blogs, 10 to be exact, more if you were to count my other websites. I used to host all my blogs with the same host but I learned the hard way how the error of my ways. You see, if for whatever reason one of those sites uses too much of the host’s CPU resources they will pull the plug on you meaning that all your sites go offline. That is unless you use BlueHost which uses CPU Throttling.
Out of all the emails I get from my readers the one question that comes up the most is a variation of the following; “Sire, everywhere I go I read that if I want to make money on my blog I really need a product of my own to promote. The problem is I don’t have one and so I really need some advice as to what products I actually can promote.”
Naturally, all the emails were different but that quote portrays the general gist of the emails. Its safe to say that this problem is one that many bloggers struggle with and it is in fact one that I struggled with for a few years myself. The obvious reason is that bloggers, like myself, don’t have our own product to promote and probably never will have. That being the case we join sites like Commission Junction, Clickbank and the like to promote their products by placing links in our post or somewhere else on our blogs. They may get the occasional click but rarely generate a sale and the main reason for this is because there’s usually no relation between the product and what we’re writing about. Even when there is there’s nothing to substantiate our reference to the product unless we’ve shown in some way that we’re actually using the product in question.