Blogging is the new way to deliver information on the internet, and is exactly what people have been looking for. The word blog comes from the phrase "web log", but combined together. So what is a blog and how can you earn money from them?
Well blogging is great because it is free, you don't have to know HTML and you don’t have to pay for visitors to your blog. The way to make money from blogs is simple, affiliate and advertising commissions. When a visitor comes to your blog, they can click on an affiliate product link, and you earn a commission when they buy. If you choose to do advertising too, you get a percentage of what the advertiser pays per click. Blogging can also be pretty fun, especially if you make the blog about something that you like.
The best thing about blogging is the fact that it automatically draws visitors to your site, since the free blog providers are crawled by the search engines on a daily basis. So you add some information, the search engines come and add it to their results, then when people search for that same info they arrive at your blog. The more you add to your blog, the more traffic you will get to it. Also, if you make a really good blog that has good information, then people will bookmark it and come back often, maybe even daily.
When it comes to making money from your blog, there are actually multiple streams of income that you can create. Usually people put Google Ads on their page, and earn a percentage of what the advertiser pays per click, when a visitor clicks on the ad. Pay per click advertising programs, like Google AdSense, are in my opinion, the best way to make money from the internet. Yes, you only make a few cents per click, and from a product you get dollars per sale, but selling products is not as easy as it sounds. You have to know how to write a sales letter and properly pre sell them. Advertisements require no expertise, just content and information that you already know.
That brings me to my next point, choose your topics wisely. The best thing to do is to make a blog about something you already know about, this way you won’t lose interest quickly and it will keep you coming up with new ideas all the time. Basically, make a blog about your hobby or something that you like to do in your free time, or a topic that you just like to talk about. My favorite part of my blogs is that I learn something new just about everyday!
The only problem with blogging for profit is that too many people do it wrong and end up getting banned or something from the search engines, or worst yet, their blog host. No visitors mean no money, so if that happens then you will lose all of your profits.
A book by Rob Benwell, called Blogging to the Bank, is a great guide that will teach any beginner how to make money from free blogs. This means you will save time and frustration of writing a blog, then later getting it banned and removed.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I hope that I have helped you get a better understanding of blogs and making money online. My goal is to only help people make money on the internet the best way possible, and I feel blogs is the way to go for any newbie to internet marketing.
Written by : Michael Cottier