…I have learned a few things while configuring Glenn’s Way blog on WordPress. The first way to have a happy blog is to use WordPress rather than Blogger. WordPress has better free features and plenty of upgrade potential if you want to pay for more capabilities. You need to be a little careful what you say on WordPress if you are not self-hosted because WordPress does not seem very tolerant of controversial opinions. My ancient WordPress blog was turned off eons ago by an automatic process. It was necessary to contact Lisa at WordPress to get my blog back online. This irritated me at the time so I switched to Blogger but that was not the best idea I ever had. Blogger proved to be a long lasting disappointment.
The second thing to consider is that you should use PayPal to collect any donations or payments. PayPal is safe and easy to implement on WordPress. Other forms of payment are a little risky and I wouldn’t use them on this blog however a large business/charity would also need to accept credit cards.
Third, do not expect to get rich quick from the proceeds of your blog. Keep your day job for awhile until you show a profit. Maybe you will be the super blogger that hits it big but don’t bet the farm on it. Also, you can always sell the rights to your blog to someone else for cash if it does not strike it rich. Maybe they will have better fortune than you and you can show a little profit for your work.
Fourth, use a facebook business page to send traffic to your website. I found the Amazon ebook facebook marketing made (stupidly) easy to be very useful and I will probably implement many of the ideas in that book for my own facebook page and WordPress blog.
Lastly, have some type of premium content for profit. Typically this could be an ebook on Amazon or possibly some type of course on your area of expertise. It is a good idea to give some free samples to your readers so that they know what quality of product you have.
I have a ton or more ideas about blogging that I plan to share in future posts. Please follow this blog by email if you don’t want to miss any!