benefits of bloggingI started blogging about ten years ago when I was a stay at home mom who had just started an online “homemade dog treat” business called The Beggin’ Beagle Bakery. Because my business was an online, I couldn’t afford a store front, I needed to learn how to get noticed on the Internet. I had no idea how to drive traffic to my new business website so I started to do some research and one of the first things I learned was the power of having a blog for your business.

I immediately created a blog about my dog treat business called “About Homemade Dog Treats” and was pleasantly surprised when more and more people were finding my website on the Internet. Essentially all I did was write posts about my homemade dog treat business and then share them all over the Internet. Wow! What an easy marketing strategy! The more posts I created, the more traffic I would get. Blogging is still one of the best Internet marketing strategies today! If you don’t have one, your, missing out on a ton of business! Here is a great guide to learning the basics about blogging.

As most of you know, I am a teacher, and I eventually went back to work after my maternity leave was over. I could no longer keep up with the homemade dog treat business. Making homemade dog treats is extremely time consuming so it just wasn’t feasible anymore. However, during my time at home I learned a great deal about SEO (search engine optimization) and Internet Marketing . I knew that I my blog was valuable piece of online real estate. I had created an online business through my blog! A business that still brings in income every month:)

How? It’s really very easy. I have four steady sources of income that anyone with a blog can utilize too.

  1. My E-Book (How To Start and Operate A Successful Homemade Dog Treat Business)
  2. Affiliate products (Cookie Cutters, Dog Treat Supplies, etc.)
  3. Autoresponder (I send my subscribers offers and earn commissions.)
  4. Ads (I run ads on my site and when the ads are clicked on, I get paid:)

I’m going to talk about each source of income in depth in upcoming posts. Be sure to subscribe to my website for even more information!