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Having a top ranked blog is amazing. It’s the Holy Grail of marketing. Yet most blogs languish in cyberspace and never do a thing for anybody. Reminds me of that “demotivational poster” that says, “Blogging. Never have so many said so much to so few.” Sad but too true.

But by having your own blog that you self host, no one can shut it down. You have total control over what you say and what you do. And if the worst case your hosting company doesn’t want to host your site for some reason and wants to take away your hosting, you can just move the follow me to another hosting company.

Joining home business discussion groups is a great way to learn more about running a home business. You can easily find many reputable sites from a simple Google search. There are also many online blogs that you will find helpful.

Create a schedule. When you plan a writing schedule and stick to it, you will find that your article totals add up in no time at all. Whether it’s one article per day or five a day, when you continue to write regularly, you will see your article count go up. When you have a schedule you can stick to, it will be easier than ever before to write more articles.

This is not a get rich quick program and earning money online is not easy if you don’t focus and don’t have the time. The successful people who earn a lot online are people who dedicate their time and effort to make this work. They treat their blogs and online activities as businesses that need to be monitored.

In many aspects, the blogging business model is similar to traditional print media like magazines and newspapers. The top-paying advertisers only show up at your door when you have lots (and I mean lots) of eyeballs. That can take weeks, months or even years.

Consider techniques such as article marketing, blogging, SEO, YouTube, email marketing, press releases, and even social marketing. All of these strategies can bring you the traffic you need to make your site a success – and to make your Google AdSense income increase. Hopefully you’ll use them today.