The official, national unemployment rate is terribly misleading, even though the number it sets is one that every major network has been parroting since they all finally admitted to us that we were in a deep recession. The number– 8.5%– doesn’t look too imposing, and, considering that the height of the Great Depression estimated a jobless rate of over 25%, we should consider ourselves lucky. On the other hand, that rate ignores a few major factors: I, for example, have been without a conventional job for eight months, and have only quite recently begun to make money through article writing.

My particular style, though, tends itself toward blogging, or a frequent, subject-based series of writings so that other people can see them, read them, and make comments around the subjects raised in them Considering that I have absolutely no skill in the three big industries proposed to get boosts from the new Administration– Education, Energy, and Health Care– it’s high time that AI started looking into ways to earn money with a blog. And if you have, like me, a very expensive, very erudite, and nearly useless degree, you might want to consider it, too.

One of the beauties of blogging is the wide range of writing styles and interests around which the blogosphere has been built. Lots of press has been made about political blogs, and they’re surely among the most influential in today’s society. On the other hand, personal blogs like Karen Armstrong’s more confessional, or Vibe Magazine’s quirky entertainment blog by the Humanity Critic are also major draws in this market. The best part is that, despite the ever-grimmer employment numbers posted in news groups (and the annoying reality that the statistics cited ignore those barely eking out livings with part-time or temp work,) these blogs have been able to keep their writers working and making a living without costing their readers a great deal of money or time.

Who are you and what do you know a lot about or really enjoy? To keep a good following of reading visitors you will definitely want to know what you’re blogging about well. So define your specialty because that’s what you’ll want to talk about to your readers.

This is also the key to how you’ll monetize your blog. If you are wondering what “monetize” means, it’s just the politically correct online way to make money from your website or blog. You build it and then you monetize it.

There is a way to monetize any niche topic that you can come up with. Let’s say that you’re a nurse and you blog about home care health tips or how eating fresh foods is better for people’s health. You don’t have to write every single post about that. There are many ways to make money blogging and you can use all of them at once of just one or two.

So if you’re writing about health what would you’re readers buy? Things to they connect with from the topic of the current post they are reading. Physical fitness and fresh foods go together as will dietary supplements and medications sold online.

We live in the Information Age. Anything and everything we want to know is merely a click away.

No longer do we have to go to a library to search their database, or flip through hundreds of pages in numerous books to find what we want.

With that being said, why is it that only about 1% of chiropractors have a blog? With all the information and knowledge we possess about health and wellness, how is it that Web MD is right at the top of so many search engine findings?

Depending on who you talk to, only about 5-7% of the United States population sees a chiropractor. If approximately 350 million people live in this country, that comes out to about 17.5-24.5 million people currently seeing a chiropractor, and I think that is being generous.

The number of chiropractors in this country is approximately 65,000-70,000. With only about 1% of chiropractors having a blog, that means only about 6,500-7,000 DCs have an internet presence.

The way I see it, every chiropractor should have an online presence. Here’s why: Our profession has become a muddled pool of confusion.

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