How to make money blogging for beginners. Some basic steps that you should follow to make a living from blogging.
Online blogging sites such as WordPress and Blogger are now a major tool for savvy internet marketers (internet entrepreneurs) to make money quickly. Although there has been some criticism of the “blogosphere” – as some people will insist on calling it – for being a window on a world of moaning teenagers, the simple truth of the matter is that not only are many blogs a more reliable news source than the mass media, they also present the budding businessperson with a way to get money coming through the door quickly. All it requires is a bit of thought, an idea and the motivation to make it happen.
You can run it one of two ways. You can make your blog a pure information/entertainment site that people will read for the enjoyment of it. A blog with a reputation can attract advertisers, just as any newspaper or magazine can. If your blog gains a reputation for being something that a lot of people read, advertisers may well approach you, or you can approach them offering a not-to-be-missed opportunity to get their product advertising space somewhere people are likely to look. This can be enough for an individual to live on, although this is not going to happen instantly.
Alternatively you can use the blog as a way of promoting a more conventional business. Blogs are easily navigable sites that are equally easy to update. So it is not necessary to have any great knowledge of internet technology to keep one running, and to use it as a way of bringing customers through the door. Then all you need to do is have something they are prepared to pay for – and that can be almost literally anything.
Blogging can easily become a full time job. There are many power blogs that can earn the writer a great living and provide readers with some great information. Many bloggers don’t even write the articles themselves but rather hire out other writers to do the writing.
Building a social relationship by blogging allows the blogger to interact with readers and find out more what the readers are looking for.
Comments are sometimes allowed on blogs. This is a great way for the blogger to communicate with readers. Readers can comment on whether or not they like the articles, they can suggest ideas to the blogger and they can share their own information.
Blogging can provide a great way for families to stay in touch. A mom blog is a great way for a new mom to share her concerns about her child and share information she’s learned as well. Grandma and grandpa can read updates and other relatives can read them as well.
Blogs can be private or open to anyone. Controlling the readership is great when running a family blog that one may wish to keep a bit more private.
Revenue can be earned via blogging through ads that are placed on the blogs. There are many great sources to find these ads and most of them you can pick and choose what sort of ad you wish to allow on your blog.
Many bloggers use back links to link to other blogs or articles they’ve written. These links will point the reader to more similar content and allow the blogger to earn even more money via page views on their blogs.
You can focus on just about any topic on a blog. You could do a travel blog of everywhere you’ve been. You could do a pictorial blog on pictures of where you’ve been. Adding in ads that will encourage your visitors to visit such places such as travel agencies, hotels, car rentals and the like will enhance your blog and possibly earn you some extra money when readers click on these ads to secure travel, hotel or a car.
Scheduling your blog posts will save you a lot of time. You may find that you have a free afternoon and can schedule up to six months in advance. Blog away during this time and see how much you can get scheduled in. You’ll free up a lot of time this way and be able to spend your time on another project that can also earn you money.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, if you have one good blog, make another. When that one is also up and running, make yet another. Continue in this fashion until you have several that are earning you some money.
Blogging is a great work from home idea that has mushroomed over the last decade. Anyone can capitalize on it and begin earning some money working from home. All it takes is a great idea and the dedication.