One year ago, my father asked me, the young internet entrepreneur, “What’s a blog?” I paused for minute. I had heard the term before … but I couldn’t answer him. I honestly didn’t know. Little did I know that so many people would soon tap into a new type of gold mine and make money with blogs.

Well to be honest there are a few rotten apples in the bushel, but aren’t there always? Some people of course are not happy with the way technology is changing lives and that’s ok, that’s their opinion. Usually those who aren’t happy with it don’t blog.

Great ideas alone are very unlikely to make you rich. There are many people who online blogs have become extremely rich without having a single great idea’. The trick is not to focus on your idea but to concentrate on your execution. This unfortunately requires a large amount of work and dedication to making your idea succeed. Just remember that ideas can’t be patented.

Blogs can be used very effectively to promote your business and to get your message across. They can also be used for generating revenue. You can put up Google AdSense and other contextual ads. You can also put up affiliate links. Another possibility is to put up web forms to invite subscribers for your newsletters. Some knowledge of HTML will be required to install AdSense and web forms etc.

With web logging, you need to have your own website and domain names which is a bit meticulous and difficult to do. Today, blogging is made easy. All you need to do is to sign up for free and you can proceed to blogging without any cost of maintaining your blogsite.

Interactive, Dynamic and Worthy – blogs are very dynamic masterpieces and interactive too. You can see your blog immediately as you post it. Unlike ezines, newsletters and forums, Join the network of brilliant minds present a meticulous picture on any issue. Moreover, a blogger has freedom to express on sundry topics as well.

OConsider many types of content. Blogs allow you to upload images, create links, and allow users to make comments. Your blog will have many more readers if you make your blog exciting with these pluses.

And don’t forget to tweet out the link as soon as you post something on your blog. Twitter is an amazing promotional tool whereby almost anything goes. And don’t forget to be responsive to RTs (ReTweets on twitter), SHARES on Facebook and comments in blogs. The more responsive you are, the more friends you make. Remember, friends is a very big thing when it comes to promoting a blog.