Hi guys, this is Prasenjit back after his 9 to 5 job to try to write about Money Making Ideas for his Valued visitors. The week was very hectic for me and I guess it was the same for you guys though I wish you had a good week at office. But that’s quite unlikely . Well now lets come to the point. Today I will write about Blogging and how to “make money with blogs”. So here we go.
Q: What is a blog?
A: Blog is a platform/website which is used to express thoughts. It’s kinda website where you could write about anything you like from A to Z. Its like a diary and you could write on your blog at any convenient time(like me). People may blog for many reasons either to share their personal experiences or to share their knowledge with others. I recently discovered that blogging is one of the interesting hobby for me too. It’s quite interesting that you could make money from your blogs. There are many successful entrepreneurs who are living a life by earning decent income from blogging. By the term “decent”, I mean quite a decent which means much more than a usual 9-5 working person. Keeping that in mind, this article helps beginners to understand the steps to make money from blogs. It’s simple, easy to manage a blog and you don’t need any great technical skills. Lots of creative people use blog to share their thoughts, emotions, poetry and many other things. But in other side, there are lots of people who use blogging to make a little bit extra income. And also there are some people who are making their full time income by blogging. They post articles on their blogs, and their blogs work as ATM for them. The best thing is you can also make your blog as money making machine.
Q: So, how will you do it?
A: Here are the steps:
#1. Find Your Niche(what you like/know about): – This first step is one of the most difficult as well as one of the most important factors tp start. There’s a very popular proverb on the internet “Content is the King” of internet. If you haven’t any contents, you will not be able to make money with your blog. Bear in mind that people use internet to search for contents. Content which is useful for them. So, you must choose a topic in which you have lots of ideas or contents. Even you can select your topic based on what you good command on.You can select your blog keywords using the Google Keyword Tool.
#2. Create A Blog And Post Some Articles: – If you have chosen your niche, create a blog on Blogger.com, WordPress.com, Tumblr.com and many other blogging platforms. They offer you to use their blogging platform for free. If you ask me, then you should select a light template for your blog and post some quality articles which you think will be useful to your visitors. Creating a free or hosted blog and adding content with the right SEO strategy can create a solid stream of income online. Blogs are simple to create and design and if you have any Internet marketing skills, getting them ranked should be very simple. Create a banner for your site. Then, offer to make banners exactly like it for other webmasters. Created from nothing and becoming something so beautiful is what art is all about and that is why so many people admire it.
#3. Publishing “Useful” Articles: – Creativity and innovation are the basic rules to create posts that your readers will love and enjoy. Create your content, make it original, and make it informative.Now it is time to build your blog. You need to include the keywords you wrote down in Step #1 in the content of your blog. You have to write useful articles. You should not copy the content from other web sites, this is one of the common beginners mistake. Write original articles which solve the visitor problems. Focus on the topic and keep the visitors in mind, while writing articles for your blog. Consistency is one of the most important factors of Blogging. You should not stop writing after a couple of days/months. The number of articles you publish in a week may vary depending on you schedule. But try to have a writing schedule (for example, at least 1 article per day) and stick to that. Over a period of time (usually in 3 to 6 months), your blog gains decent amount of search engine traffic.
#4. Monetize Your Blog: – If you have lots of posts, submit your blog to Google to be approved for its AdSense program, this is most optimizing money making program for a blogger. There are also other money making programs you can use to monetize your blog. Use BidVertiser, Ad text link, Yahoo Publisher, Chitika to monetize your blog. You can also use ClickBank for Affiliate marketting. just go to clickbank.com and signup for being an affiliate. ClickBank has more than 10 thousand digital products. Pick up some hot products at your niche and start promoting those products on your blog. If you make any sell, you will get 50 to 75 percent commissions. So, promoting any product will be worthy for you. But Affiliate Marketing is a very different idea all together which requires understanding the world of internet better. To be precise, affiliate marketing is not that easy. I’ll cover tips on affiliate marketing in my later articles. So, to keep up with my articles, subscribe to my article feeds through email by clicking here.
#5: Marketing Your Blog: – Promoting and marketing a blog is one of the toughest part of this rat game to drive traffic to your blog. Producing useful content gains authority on search engines by itself. But you have to build quality links pointing to your blog which tells search engines that your blog is popular & every one refers to it. So focus towards producing quality content and building back links. Writing comments on related dofollow blogs, writing guest posts on established blogs, posting on related forums are few of the simple link building techniques. Keep in mind that marketing is a long term approach and it goes through the blogging life cycle to drive huge traffic. I would highly recommend everyone to buy this product and generate huge traffic to Your Blog!
Making money with a blog will be easy if you have huge traffic. There is hundreds of traffic generating ways, but here are the top ways:
- Submit your blog to all major search engines and keep your blog SEO friendly.
- Write articles for article directories and submit them to get lots of highly targeted traffic
- Create lots of social networking accounts and make as many friends as you can. Promote your blog in front of your social networking friends.
- Use free classifieds to get lots of traffic.
Blogging is a long term business model and it takes time to pick up. But once your blog has reached that level of success, you could make decent income every month. Always remember, making money with a blog is not hard. You just need to do a little hard work on your blog. And you will have a 24/7 hour working money making blog.