Earning money from blogs has become much easier over the last couple of years now that the blogs have become much more mainstream. But to successfully turn a blog into a cash making machine you will have to work-hard, post often & spread your revenue-potential over many different types of streams so as to bring in good money.
Making Money by Blogging
-Create a blog. There are various free hosted blogs that are online through various different sources which can help you by-giving you the tools & resources you need to make-it easy to start your very own blog. Alternatively, you can register your domain name & start your own blog right from scratch if you are tech savvy.
-Choose a niche. After you have decided on the blog, choose or determine what you’ll write about so as to attract visitors. There are some bloggers who simply use their blogs as an area to write editorials or/and opinions while there are others who blog about specific subjects they’re knowledgeable on. Most professional bloggers recommend you choose/select a niche in order for you to build a following. Focus the blog on a specific subject like current events, sports, politics or other such topics which interests you. Be informative and witty.
-Blog consistently for 6 months with at least 3 new posts each week. In order for you to apply for most-blogging jobs you need to-have been blogging for more than 6 months.
-Promote your blog. You can use web services which will earn you some attention; like blog directories & social bookmarking. Using web services will assist you in getting indexed in the major search engines and also drive more traffic to the blog. Commenting-on other blogs will also build links into your blog & will help more readers/people find you.
-Add Google Adsense to your blog so as to help generate more income by joining Google AdWords, which can be easily done from the Google’s website. Alternatively, you can also choose other ad choices like BlogAds or CrispAds which are popular.
-Apply to 1 of the blog-networks like b5Media, Wise bread or 451 Press after you’ve been blogging for 6 months.They will inquire if you wish to suggest a new-topic for their network. In case your blog-covers a topic which is not covered on the network, you can suggest your-blog be added.
-Visit the “Pro-Blogger Job Board” & apply for blogging positions you’ll find posted there.
-Getting sponsored-by a business is also another way on how you can-earn money by blogging. Usually, sponsorship happens by a business/company approaching a blog that covers a demographic they’re interested in.
-Join Affiliate programs. Clickbank, Amazon and “Commission-Junction” are among the major affiliate-programs, however, there are thousands of affiliate programs to choose from.
-You can also place a donate-button on the blog. There are some bloggers who hold regular fund raising drives & some have even managed-to blog full time because of all the donations they receive from their readers.