Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online. The reason is because it is easy to start and requires very little capital. Once you set up a blog, you only need to write good quality articles that will be informative to the targeted readers. If the content is not updated, you can [...]
Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online. The reason is because it is easy to start and requires very little capital. Once you set up a blog, you only need to write good quality articles that will be informative to the targeted readers. If the content is not updated, you can still make some passive income but updated content will bring more traffic to your blog, meaning that there will be increased income.
It is possible to start a blog for free or at a fee. Free blogs are usually undesirable since the providers will have greater control making it not impossible to generate income using other methods such as online advertising. Once you establish your own blog by purchasing a domain name, choosing a theme to write about is the next important thing. The best thing is to choose a topic which interests you because you will constantly be required to write fresh content. Choosing a topic that you are enthusiastic about will ensure that you do not run out of ideas. With time you realize that the blog becomes a reflection of your personality; do not attempt to change this because it is what gives your blog uniqueness that is vital in establishing a loyal readership.
Now that your blog is up and running, it is time to identify some simple ways which you can use to generate money. Income is generated by the people (traffic) that visit your blog. The primary reason they are visiting your blog is to read the articles that you write, meaning that if you want to make more money, you need to have more traffic, and in order to get more traffic, you need to write and write well. Articles can be short ones that link readers to longer ones, they can also be 400-500 words, which are considered average length, or they can be long such as e-books. Writing frequently and regularly will get more traffic flowing to your blog. Other methods used to increase traffic flow include the use of social network bookmarking sites as well as that of writing articles for other websites while providing a link to your blog at the bottom of the article.
WordPress will get you started in publishing your first and subsequent articles. To install WordPress in your blog for the first time, you can get started with Hostgator or Netfirms. Tutorials are available for additional setup assistance.
Google AdSense has been around for some time and many people have generated income using this application. It works by displaying of relevant ads on your blog and you get paid every time someone clicks on them. Google AdSense is free to set up.
A blog can also generate income through selling advertising space. This one works best with blogs that are already well established.
You can also get paid for reviewing other people’s products or writing on a specific topic on your blog. PayPerPost.com and ReviewMe.com are sites that will pay well for posting blogs reviewing a product or a topic of their choice.
Good knowledge of SEO is important so that your blog can rank well in the search engines. Appearing in the first page of major search engines such as Google is important in driving traffic to your blog. If you are not visible, you are simply not making money. You can get help on SEO at Seobook.
Finally if your blog has good traffic and hence revenue, you can sell it at a good price and start all over again with a new blog. Since you will already have the required skills to start and run a blog, you can now venture in to the business of making and selling blogs. Selling a blog with a good traffic can earn you as much as $15,000,000.00. Some of the highest earning blogs generates as much as 30 million dollars in one month.