Blogging for a Living

I started blogging back in 2002, and now I blog, write and speak full time.  I work for a software company as a database expert, and I’m here to say that you really can make a living online.

To get started, you need to have an online presence.  Here’s how to set up your blog and build it up:

  1. How To Start a Blog – decide why you’re blogging, because that will affect the type of blog you start and how you build it.
  2. Installing and Configuring WordPress – setting up the plumbing that will power your blog.
  3. Getting the Best WordPress Plugins – plugins give your site cool tools that your users will like.
  4. Picking a WordPress Theme – don’t just go with something pretty – know what the risks are in picking a complex theme.
  5. Blog Etiquette – a few basic tips about manners in the blogosphere.

How to Blog Better & Get More Hits

Once you’ve got your blog up and running, here’s how to take it to the next level with professional polish that will bring readers in:

Blog Plagiarism

Sadly, sooner or later, somebody’s going to try to copy your work and pass it off as their own.  It’s happened to me multiple times.