I always say that making money online isn’t hard – but it requires hard work. Hard work like trying to find out the best way to do certain things and how to really expand, and succeed. If I had to start all over again I’d do a lot of things differently – and I mean a lot of things. But we all have to suffer our own setbacks to really appreciate how far we’ve come. (Or so I’m told at least;-) So here’s what I would do if I was completely new to making money online.
get inspired have communities of their own. There are blog networks, blog directories, and lists of friends in most blog accounts. You’d be able to expose your main website’s link to a brand new audience because of this.
The person who owns the other blog, unless they don’t know what they are doing either, is not going to approve your comment. And even if they do, what is the quality of that link? What is the value of the traffic it sends to your blog, if any?
Websites are more expensive to create and maintain than blogs. Unless you are skilled with using HTML code, understand CSS scripts and how to use FTP, you will no doubt have to hire a webmaster to take care of these things for you. This of course costs money. Any future changes will also incur additional costs which could make owning a website less attractive for many.
Business blogs are created to promote the online business. This makes your readers aware that such online blogs establishment exists and is ready to do business.
One main reason I say this is because any good blog that will help you indeed will have loads of great content to read. The other reason is that the person running the blog should not be too obsessed with cheesy graphics.
As stated above, blogs by nature are just text content directories. Posts are often about only one detail of a topic. A lot of text, less HTML and no fancy gimmicks. And for the most part the links from and to such posts are natural, sincere and very relevant. Combine that with the frequently changing content and there you may have the reason that search engines love blogs and index them fast.