IBOA International

The Independent Business Owners Association International, Inc. (IBOAI) is the advocacy organization for North American Independent Business Owners (IBOs) affiliated with Amway®. The IBOAI advises Amway on every facet of the North American business, from products and promotions to operations and business guidelines. The IBOAI and Amway are dedicated to partnering for success with your input, support and participation.

Blogger

Blogger is the website you go to for creating and maintaining a blog on Blogspot, which is the domain name for the blogs associated with Blogger. Blogger is a very easy-to-use site, owned by Google and tied into other Google accounts and applications. Blogger is free and offers lots of options but you must have a Google account to use. Of the free blog services we researched, this is probably the easiest to use and the most popular. Because Blogger is associated with Google, it is most easily indexed by the Google search index. You can use Google Analytics to track traffic, which is more complex than other blog tracking services.

Advantages Disadvantages
Basic blog service is free "Next Blog" button*
Password protectable Limited number of layout designs
Low barrier to entry, as easy to use as e-mail Analytics must go through Google
Can use multiple authors Doesn't support FTP protocol transfer
Can upload video  
Can use your own domain name  
Can monetize your blog through AdSense  
Choose your own ad network  
Allows mobile blogging  
Fast search engine indexing (through Google)  
Easy to moderate comments  
Widgets available for adding content  

 

*"Next Blog" button takes reader to random other blogs with which you may not want to be associated. It is possible to remove the navigation bar that contains the "Next Blog" button if you have enough experience to manipulate the template code.

Blogger Links: Blogger Help Page | Blogger Policies | Blogger Getting Started Guide | Terms of Service