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Blog Setup = Huge Business Opportunity

Blogs are sprouting up all over the place these days. And it isn’t going to stop anytime soon. I expect this recession is resulting in…

Blogs are sprouting up all over the place these days. And it isn’t going to stop anytime soon. I expect this recession is resulting in a huge growth of blogging. This opens up a huge opportunity for people who know even basic blog setup.

This is not something I have any intention of doing myself. I like to help people USE their blogs to achieve their aims. Even though I can set up a WordPress blog with my eyes closed and my hands tied, it isn’t something I want to do on a paid basis because I don’t want to trade time for money like that.

But, what about you? Do you know how to set up WordPress? Do basic theme design and setup? Install plug-in’s? For many of my readers, this is probably child’s play. For most of the world, though, this stuff is HARD.

Besides, most people just want the technical stuff done for them so they can get on with writing. To the majority, the technical stuff is a barrier and they hate it.

There is a huge business opportunity here for so many people. Offer to set up people’s blogs for them. Charge them money.

Even if you charge somebody as little as $100, chances are you can set up a blog with a pre-designed theme in an hour or less. Even if it took you a full hour, that’s $100/hour. And most smart people will spend $100 to save them the endless hours of research to learn how to set up a blog on their own.

Couple this with a little bit of marketing to teach them the benefits of self-hosting, having your own dot-com domain name, etc.

Lastly, target your local area. Sure, you can offer this to anybody on the Internet, but if you promote to relevant circles in your own local area, you will have much less competition. Word gets around that you are the person who can do quick blogs for people.

Listen, I know at least a couple people in my own local area who are doing this. For them, setting up a WordPress blog is trivial. To their clients, not so much. And there are a lot of people out there who want blogs but don’t know how to start them.

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