What You Need to Create a Blog
If you are like many others interested in starting their own blog, you may want to know how to go about doing it successfully. Well, this answer may surprise you; ’nothing’ or at least if you don’t want to spend any money and don’t care how much profit you make from them. Now, if you want higher returns and if you have the money to spend, the answer to “what you need to get started” might be several hundred dollars, in order to invest in tools that could make your climb to the top faster and smoother.
One of the most important things you will need to get started is some form of keyword research tool or database. On the market today you can find a large selection of these types of products, ranging in price from zero dollars up to $500. The most popular tool on the market is probably ’WordTracker’, which offers a limited trial version for free, or a fully-functional version for $7.50 a day or $45 a month. This will allow you to find out which blog keywords are most profitable and have a reasonable demand/supply rating and combined site search gravity count.
In addition to a good keyword research tool, there can be several other things you will need to get started, depending on your project.
For example, if the blog you are hosting is one you want to use as a source of profit, then you will want to add a thumbnail generator on your, “what you need to get started” list of things to do.
A thumbnail generator will create code that, when inserted in your blog, will generate scraped-thumbnail pictures from related searches on Google images, and will place them next to your contextual ads, increasing the click-thru rate.
In contrast, if you’re planning to sell your own products, you may want to add an auto-responder to your, “what you need to get started” list.
You can increase your conversion rate immensely by using an auto responder, because it will allow you to save time by not having to personally follow-up on each email, or only relying on your sales page.
My recommendation would be to always do some research on the internet for what products you can download, before you go out and spend a lot of money on something you may not really need. Then later you will be able to determine if you want to purchase any software products to further your blog business and increase your profits. Basically you have the choice to create a good blog without putting down any money at all, or you can use some of the great resources and tools available, to better help improve your chances to make even more profit.