Unless you've been living in a cave, or at least very primitively for the last couple of years, I'm pretty sure you know what an online store is and how people make money online with one. If you've shopped online for any item, whether it be a physical item or an intangible(or one you can download that you cannot touch physically) one, then chances are, you were shopping at someone's online store. While they look and act like a basic 'web site' there is one distinct difference between the two: 'an online store has one main job. . .to sell products and make money online for the owner.
But, a web site is one in which there is many different forms of content, and can also include items that are being sold by the site owner. Therefore, a web site is a bit more complicated than a simple online store. Sounds funny doesn't it? But it's true. I promise ;-). With a web site, you will need to have much more content, both free and products, but with an online, or 'e-commerce', store, you only need to list those things that you are selling. And a few other pages that consist of your store policies, etc. And, a web site is going to take you more time to set up than an online store. Don't believe that? Well, then take a look at TradeBit.com(http://www.tradebit.com).
The most time consuming part of setting up an online 'download' goods store is the process of uploading your files and putting a price and description on to them. Can it be that simple? Yes it can. It doesn't have to be hard. Plus, TradeBit is perfect for those that sell products through eBay too since they have an eBay integration feature included within ALL their memberships. Yes, the free ones too. So, if you want to set up your own online store, and you are relatively new to the whole process, TradeBit.com is definitely a site you should check in to. Is it the ONLY one? No. Is it the EASIEST one to use? YES. Now, let's move on to earning money with Blogs. Plenty of people do this. I can hear you saying now, "Well, aren't blogs designed for posting up free content?". Yep. They are. However, that doesn't mean that you can't use your Blog to earn you some extra cash while you're at it. And, how, exactly do you do that? Well, there are actually a couple of different ways. One is through Google AdSense.
It's pretty easy to put up the AdSense coding that displays boxes of links leading off to related content, or products. Can you hear the 'cha-ching' sound going off yet? Google will provide you with step-by-step instructions of how to place their 'ad boards' within your blog. It's not complicated, trust me. And, the great thing about Google AdSense is that depending upon the content of the blog post, it will automatically update the ads presented to fit in with the subject of the blog post. And you don't have to do a thing past posting to your blog.
Another way is to include your affiliate links underneath your blog navigation menu. Simply copy your affiliate links, and then post 'em up in your navigational links menu. Viola! Another money making funnel for your blog. Using what you have already created as far as product reviews, special reports, and articles is super easy to convert over to blog posts. Plus, it gives you even more content to add on a daily basis.
If you aren't any good with understanding coding like PHP or HTML, don't worry. There are plenty of blogging services you can utilize. With that, I want you to have a copy of Blog In A Box version 2(http://www.e-bookemporium.us/biab/001023/dls/biab.zip ) so that you can get all the blogging information you'll need to make the most of your free money making blog.