How to Make Money Blogging
There are many different ways to make money on the internet and one of the most common and popular way is to start a blog and make money from it. Many people write blogs today and not everyone is interested only in sharing their opinion, views, ideas or daily life. There are some business-minded folks that went a step further by bringing in money from their blogs.
What Is A Blog?
A blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Or to put in simple terms, a blog is a website that will display the latest article or post right at the homepage. This website that you are reading right now is a blog and if you go to the homepage, you will find the latest article.
Why Blogging Is Popular?
Blogging is popular because you can have your own website without even need to know about internet programming or html knowledge. There are free platform like wordpress.com and blogger.com which you can create blog with without even spending a single cent. All you have to do is to sign up with them and within seconds, you can start writing your journal and your website or rather blog goes live.
What can your Blogs About?
Anything that you can think of, you can blog about. There are many different thing people blogs about; sports, cooking, parenting, celebrities, humor, teaching, news, gardening and many others.
So, think about what you are good at doing, your expertise or experience and maybe you can able to create a popular blog from it.
How You Make Money Blogging?
Again, there is only one simple answer from this question. Traffic.
Your blog need to get a high regular visitor before you are able to make money from it. If your blog are popular and attract regular reader or visitor, then, it is just a matter of how you are going to convert this traffic into money.
Depending on the targeted niche, some blogs can get quite a high number of readers daily and develop quite a following. Take a look at popular blog such as lifehacker.com, Gizmodo.com and perezhilton.com, these mega blogs easily get hundreds of thousands of visitors per day.
So, once your blog get high traffic, you can easily turn your blog into a moneymaker through a few advertising strategies. And you can make money blogging.
1. Sell advertising. This is the most common means of monetize a blog with high amount of readers. If you are not aware, advertising in one of those blogs mentioned above can easily cost you ten of thousands a month. So, imagine the kind of money you can make if your blog happens to become well-known.
You can sell ad space on your own to advertiser or if you want to avoid all these hassles, there are many advertising firms online which will help you to sell your ad space. All you need to do is to put up some script supply by them and it saves you the time and efforts in managing the ad space. Of course, there is no free lunch in the world and so do expect a certain percentage of the money you make go to the advertising firms.
If your blog is less popular, but, do get regular flow of visitors, you can also make money by putting up ads services such as Google’s Adsense or Yahoo Publisher. These programs will put up advertisement from advertiser on your blog automatically based on the content of your blog and you will get paid whenever your readers click on the ads.
2. Sell products. Affiliate marketing is another way for blog to make money. Let assume that you has great interest in sony ericsson phones and write a blog about it. You can actually make money from this type of blog by putting up affiliate products. Once your reader click through and bought either the phones or services, you will earn a commission out of it. Many companies such as Amazon, AT&T do this type of affiliate program scheme.
3. Donation. If you are giving out free advices or services to help your reader, then, you can consider asking your readers for support by putting up a donation button. You can create the donation button through Paypal and it is extremely easy to do so. Don’t be surprise that the money collected through this method can be quite astonishing.
4. Market Your Services. Depending on your area of expertise, you may be able to make money by marketing your services on your blog. Take for example, if you write fluently and think that you would like to do freelance writing, put up a page and offer your service. Your readers may be interested and you will make money if they take up your services.
The above are just a few ways that you can make money from blogging. There are many other ways and methods to go about it, but most important of all, you need to build up a steady flow of traffic to your blog. Without traffic, it is hard to make money blogging