Thursday, December 2, 2010
Some weeks ago, an old friend from high school buzzed me at Facebook chat. He is currently serving as a clinical instructor though during our chat, I learned that he is also considering paid blogging. In fact, he has started blogging early this year using free domain and hosting.
He is aware of the fact that I am on leave from university work, thus, he encouraged me to try my hand on blogging. He shared about a full-time blogger who used to be a teacher and now lives a more comfortable life. My friend shared that the blogger can even afford leisure trips for his family. This story proves how good blogging is a source of income, according to my friend. For some time, I allowed my friend to just share. He was so hyped up about how convenient it is to earn from blogging since it can be done in the comfort of one’s home. But since I can’t bluff for too long, I finally told him the truth that I have been a blogger for more than five years and yes, I have been earning from it. In fact, I have several domains under my name and been contemplating on adding more. The news certainly surprised him but not for long. It got him excited and suggested that we form a group of bloggers in the city since he knows a few.
He also began asking questions about blogging. I do not claim to be very knowledgeable about the topic but I shared with him what I know. I advised him about getting his own domain. I shared a link with him that features top 10 wordpress hosting so he can choose the best that can meet his needs. I encouraged him to use Wordpress as a blog software because undeniably, Wordpress offers many advantages. To name a few:
- It is free. Opening an account at Wordpress does not require you to pay any amount.
- It is easy to use and user-friendly. One does not need to be a techie to find his way around Wordpress. The coding is done by the Wordpress software.
It is spam-resistant. WordPress is powered by a strong system that fights spam - Akismet.
It is SEO-friendly. Wordpress makes it easy to optimize one’s search engine results.
It is customizable. There are many websites out there that offers free wordpress themes that one can use. In fact a search using best free wordpress themes as key phrase yields around 56,900,000 results.