How Free Blog Sites Can Help Your Business
Has starting a blog for your home business become a roadblock? Are you afraid to commit because you don’t think it matters? Does setting up a blog seem too complicated and expensive? No problem. You can create a blog today for Free at these sites.
Why is a blog important for your business? Think about it — if you want to attract more business, you’ll need to make your knowledge available to people. You have to prove your expertise and ability to lead. You do that by offering useful information that will help others make decisions when it comes to their business.
Your blog is the central hub for your online presence. This is where you brand yourself, connect with your customers, attract new buyers and obtain contact info from people who want to hear from you. Educate and inform your visitors with relevant content. Accomplish more by leveraging the Internet to reach people who are looking for what you have to offer.
Think of your blog as a worldwide publishing site. Get your message out to hundreds of thousands of people using the Internet. Your ideal customer may not live in your area. Blogging online removes the limitation on physical proximity.
The more unique you are, the more valuable you are — to everyone. For example, if you’re only using your network marketing company’s replicated websites, you will not stand out. Your prospects need to see that you can really help them. You want people to trust you as a resource first. Invest the time in your prospects before they buy your products.
Your blog is the most important piece of the puzzle for building your business online.
Ultimately you’ll want your own self-hosted website and domain name. But if you’re just getting started (or on a tight budget), here are some of the free blog sites you can use right now. Set up an account in minutes, customize your design and start blogging today — for FREE. Each has its unique features, so check them out and see which you prefer (in alphabetical order):
1. Blogger (Google). Blogger
2. Hubpages. Hubpages
3. Posterous. Posterous
4. Tumblr. Tumblr
5. Weebly. Weebly
6. WordPress.com. WordPress.com
These are all examples of hosted blog platforms. You don’t have ownership and control, and anyone can create a blog in about 3 minutes by filling out a registration form.
While hosted blog platforms are a good place to start, most business owners choose to use a stand-alone blog platform hosted on your own domain. This gives you complete control, total ownership and flexibility. The most popular and easiest to use is WordPress.org.
Now is the perfect time to map out a marketing plan for your business. Celebrate your accomplishments in 2011. Then get ready for an even better year in 2012!
Best wishes for the New Year,
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