I have to admit that I am a huge fan of blogging. As the stay-at-home-mom of a toddler (with another on the way), blogging has provided me with an outlet to connect with other moms and people all around the world. Blogging has also allowed me to provide my family with a few extra perks from time to time - everything from gift cards to some fantastic products to review. There's also potential to earn cash through sponsored posts and the selling of advertising space. This has enabled me to provide my family with a little extra spending money, and has also introduced us to some of my absolute, favorite products that I now use on a daily basis.
It takes a bit of time and work to build your audience and contacts in the social media world, but it can be well worth it. Online Universities are picking up on this increasing demand for social media marketers/bloggers. Ashworth College is now offering a Professional Blogging Career Diploma. They offer qualified instructors and resources to help start, manage, and promote your blog, vlog, podcast, or webcast.
When I first started out in blogging, about a year ago, I didn't have a clue about things like SEO or Google PR. I've had to do a lot of research on my own through online forums and fellow bloggers. For those interested in having all of the information all in one place, an online degree like this one from Ashworth College might be useful, especially considering that the instructors all have knowledgeable experience in the field of blogging. Want to take your blog to the next level? Check them out.