Blogging has revolutionized the internet and the way marketers can make money online. But if you are new to blogging, you may be asking what the heck blogging all about? A blog is just another website platform that allows bloggers to publish blog posts on a regular basis. The most recent blog posts are usually displayed on the homepage, and visitors can comment on posts they find interesting and thought provoking. So how are blogs different to normal websites? Before blogging was popular, websites were static, rarely getting updated, and few people were sharing their opinion online. Things changed these days with the popularity of blogging. It seems that everyone has a voice on the web nowadays, whether it be through micro-blogging platforms like Twitter, or via normal blogging platforms like Wordpress Typepad. When blogging first became popular, the internet marketing world hadn't jumped on the bandwagon yet, and blogs weren't' really used to make money. However, it didn't take long for internet marketers to take notice and see opportunities to make money with blogging. You see, popular search engines like Google absolutely love blogs because search engines can't get enough of fresh unique content. Because blogs are regularly updated, search engines will have a tendency to return to the site and index pages much faster, moreso then a regular website. Due to the quick indexing, it means more visibility in the search engines and more search engine traffic! The more traffic you generate the more money you will make, so from a business perspective blogging is a no brainer. If you have an established blog with good authority in the search engines, you can have new posts indexed in google within a matter of minutes, no joke! If you have an existing website, you should think about adding a blog to act as a companion to go with the site. Even if you have an e-commerce type website a blog would be a good addition. You could update the blog with the latest industry news, company announcements, new product additions, and most importantly, use the blog as a medium to add the company voice. There are are number of different ways you can get started with blogging to make money, and if you opt to go with free templates it doesn't have to cost you anything. Blogging software platforms like wordpress can be hosted on your own servers so you have full control of the data, which is the best option. If you don't have your own website, you can use blogspot, typepad, and the wordpress version which is not hosted on your own servers, but if you are serious about blogging to make money spend the money on hosting and a domain to host it yourself. Wordpress is the most popular blogging platform which is very well supported and has a ton of wordpress themes which can be customized, so probably go with that. All in all, if you haven't got a blog, you are not keeping up with your competition!