I Don’t Have Time to Blog

Ok, I’ll go along with that statement.  As a small business owner, often times days are 18 hours long and you really don’t have time to create a blog, add articles and content.  All the blog activity will take some amount of time per week to maintain. 

You already have a program in place to advertise your business using news papers, flyers, maybe even radio spots.  You branding has already included your web site mywebmagazine.co.uk.  Another avenue to advertise your business is via the opportunity to blog.  Blogging is another relatively inexpensive means to promote your business niche.  Who better than you to know about what is going on in your world?  The expense occurred is that of time, no dollars and cents.

What do I write about?  Only you know what goes on in your small business and take from that experience what you need to generate small articles.  If you work in a business that has solutions, a frequently asked questions blog is ideal.  Discuss your latest trends and products that are being sought by your customers.  Day to day operations should give you ideas of what to write about.

A blog doesn’t have to be updated everyday, but once or twice a week is preferable.  New articles or content published will allow you to add your signature and a short bio.  Just adding your signature and business web address will add another link in the natural web search strategy.  The more links to your business web site, the more important your web site is to the search engines.   The more important your web site is to search engines, the higher in the search results your web site is, the higher your web site is, the more customers will find you.

Blogging is said to be ‘highly overrated’ but then it is a great opportunity for many to write about almost anything under the sun and express their minds. You can use your blog to write about your business, products or services. You can also use your blog to post news, write about personal life, travel, incidents, humorous situation, and review a movie, or a music album. But can you also make money through blogs?

One of the ways of making money is through affiliate links like the ones provided by Amazon. Amazon is a large e-commerce portal that was launched in 1996 and has devised its own affiliate marketing program. If you link your blog to Amazon’s products as well as services and if you are able to write high quality content on the blog then it will be profitable for you. If people get referred from your blog to Amazon to buy their services or products then you can receive as much as 10% for a sale.

Amazon is one of the first portals offering online affiliate marketing programs. Amazon associates have a track record of almost 10 years in developing solutions that help bloggers and website owners as well as web developers in making money. Some of their latest innovations include the aStore, Product Previews, and Omakase(TM) Links.

Technology has seeped into every aspect of our lives today. And to keep pace with the latest emerging technology is becoming more and more important in today’s scenario. If you are in the information technology field, you have have to be aware of the latest trends in technology. To be in the mainstream means to keep an eye on the each and every news related to technology. Whether it is Linux, Solaris or Windows operating system, or it is a complex technology like virtualization, you have to have a clear understanding of every emerging technology. Articles on new technology and news about latest technology can help one to make his way into the complex maze of new computer technology. Every other day an IT giant releases a new patch of software and every new fortnight a new software is released based on a radically new technology. The latest technology buzz like Microsoft Lucidtouch, Sun Solaris have become must know technology terms.

Some of the latest technologies that are going to revolutionize their respective field are

1.) Taptu: Looking for a search engine for your iPhone that is touch friendly and allows to search the web with ease? Taptu may be the answer. Taptu is a mobile search engine that just released its iPhone version that can be downloaded from Apple App Store for free.The new search engine is user friendly and quick. According to Taptu blog, it has more than 3 million webpages currently in its index.

2.) Opera Unite: Opera has launched a new technology that can turn your PC into a personal web server running inside Opera web browser. That server can be used to share everything from files to music with other computers on the web without the need of 3rd party applications. Named Opera Unite, the technology has just been released and promises to make your computer more that just a dumb terminal.

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