I am currently having a hard time logging in to my email accounts and blogs for some reasons like:
- Busy building our own house. It’s been a month already since we started building our own house in Hinunangan- Southern Leyte. I designed it myself and I personally supervised the workers in building this house.
- Slow Internet Connection. Smart Communications offers a high speed 3G or HSDPA internet connection here while Globe offers the GPRS. But the Smart Bro’s high speed internet is limited to the first few users or slots. The excess of the limited slots will enjoy the very slow GPRS connection.
- Over-crowded Internet Cafés. Since most of the times, I was one of those unlucky internet users using the Smart Bro Prepaid Plug-it, I had no other option except to use the internet connection of the existing internet cafés here. However, you need to wait for hours because there are those who were there before me waiting for their turn too.
By the way, I received an email from a visitor of the blog. The emails goes:
Hello po. Talagang na inspired ako sa website mo kasi grabe ka patok sa internet. Kahit nga ako binabalik balikan ko ang site para makakuha ng impormasyon paano kumita ng pera through internet. Hope you can help me answer some of my questions…
Are you using webshosting for your site kuya sel? Then pwede pakisabi para magamit ko rin, atleast alam ko na reliable sya. Then kuya, how much do pay for your domain name? and what is the site. Yan lang po sana, sana matulungan mo po ako. Thanks!
Creating a Blog that Makes Money Online
You can actually start blogging in two ways: (1) You can create your own blog, or (2) You can ask those who own blogs to let you write and contribute to their blogs in exchange for a little fee.
However, if you’ll ask me what to prefer between the two, I will choose to blog at my own blog rather than blogging at the blogs of others. I am actually the type of person who doesn’t want to be commanded or supervised by the others.
Talking about being supervised by someone, I remember when I was still working as a computer café attendant wherein, soon as I noticed that my boss stood at my back watching me on what I was doing, I immediately stopped working my job waiting him to leave me. I just felt uncomfortable if someone is observing me.
And then when I was once kicked out from my job, I told my self that I should put up my own business so that no one would dictate what I should do.
That’s one of the main reasons why I chose to blog and make money online by blogging, rather than becoming an employee of someone.
So, I suggest you start your own blog and consider it as your own business. If you think you need more blogger who would blog for you, then do that. At least, in that way, you are their boss.
Creating a blog at Blogger.com
Creating a blog is actually just easy and free. You can start by signing up an account at blogger.com by using your existing email address. Just follow the instructions and steps. And don’t forget to prepare your cellphone number too, because Google is now asking cellphone number every time someone would create an account from them.
Your phone number will be used for the so called two-way verification process. If Google perceives that you are violating one of the policies and terms of the services, your account will be automatically be suspended and then the verification code will be sent to your cellphone number. This verification code will be used in re-activating your account.
Which is better, free hosting of blogger.com or a paid webhosting?
Free hosting by blogger.com and the paid webhosting account have both advantages and disadvantages.
For example: If your blog is hosted by blogger.com, you would not need to spend a dime just to make sure that you’re blog is up and running, because Google see to it that your blog can withstand what ever is the size of the traffic that your blog is catering. But of course, you should make sure that your blog doesn’t violate any of the terms and conditions of the use of the services, because once the management found one of your blogs is violating the terms and policies, sometimes your whole account will be suspended not just the particular blog that violates. And once you failed to reactivate your account in certain period of time, your account will then be permanently suspended.
In a paid webhosting account, obviously you need to pay the fees being collected by the webhost. And if it happens that you’ve got a webhosting account from a webhost with bad services, the performance of your blog will be affected too.
But which ever of these webhosting accounts you have, you can always be successful in blogging and making money online. After all, your success depends on your hardwork, passion and knowledge. You should have these three if you want to become successful, not just in blogging but in any ways that you want to do.
Remember that you couldn’t become successful if you are just hardworking without the passion and the knowledge. If you are knowledgeable in certain field like blogging, yet you don’t want to exert effort, then you could never be a successful.
Just like what I said, you need these three: Knowledge, Passion and Hardwork. These are the main ingredients of success.
Are you using a paid webhosting?
Actually, I own a lot of blogs. These blogs are all real. I am writing and posting articles into these blogs regularly. And I am also earning money through them.
But most of these blogs are created and hosted by the blogger.com. Only few of my blogs including my Make Money Online by Blogging blog are hosted by my dedicated account from a webhosting company in the US.
As of now, I am paying $260 every month for my dedicated server. The price does not include special updates of software installed in the server.
But in 2004, when I was on my early days in making money online, I was not actually spending money for the webhosting services, because my first few blogs used in making money online were all hosted by blogger.com.
But the blogging platform of blogger.com at that time is not as good as that of the WordPress. So, I bought a domain, a webhosting account from a Filipino Reseller, and used the WordPress software as the engine of the few of my blogs.
In that year, I wasn’t yet blogging at the selaplana.com. Selaplana.com started to exist only in March 6, 2006 when I started to focus all of my time in blogging.
My first WordPress driven- self hosted blog was kawebspy.net. But it only existed for few months because the Filipino webhost abandoned me even if I paid all my obligations.
So, I registered similar domain, the kawebspynet.com and used it for my blog called, Ka Webspy Network. I was blogging here since 2004 up to March 2006. I earned my first $100 per month Adsense income through this blog.
When I launched a new blog, the SELaplana blog at www.selaplana.com, I abandoned the Ka Webspy Network blog and focused my self to the new blog. I earned my first $1,000 per month Adsense income through this new blog. And now, with the help of this blog, I am currently trying to reach my goal of earning income of about $10,000 per month.