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Strategies for running a profitable blog from Amanda McCormick, About.com Guide to Entrepreneurship. In this live interactive session, we'll cover the following topics:
Targeting a Profitable Niche: How will you find the right audience for you blog? Ask yourself the right questions, find a profitable niche and tweak your business plan to align better with profit opportunity.
Getting Set Up: Choose the right blogging platform for you blog. Do you want to use WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr? Are you ready to choose your own host?
Building a Following: Many bloggers just starting out figuring, if I write about something interesting to me, my blog will naturally find a following. But it takes more than great content to build a following. Email marketing, press, social media and networking all make a huge impact on how many followers you can attract.
Strategies for Monetizing: Finally, the all-important question of how will you monetize your blog? Ads are a natural first choice, but there are many other opportunities, including information products and affiliate marketing. Many bloggers who make a profit do so by taking a hybrid approach. In this article, we'll look at a number of ways to monetize your blog.