I have good news for you. Yes you can earn money blogging. It's possible to earn a full time living from the revenue generated by your blog. Some people earn thousands of dollars a month. But do not get to excited yet. It takes time and hard work to create a blog that will earn you an income online. I'm going to give you some advice on how to get started.
First of all, what exactly is a blog? The word blog is derived from a combination of the words web, and log blended together. I like to classify a blog as an online journal. Blogging gives you the freedom to let your voice be heard by thousands of people. When you make a post on your blog the newest post will be displayed first and the older ones get pushed back down over time. You can also make static web pages as part of your blog. People can comment on your posts or pages as well. It's best to make your blog about a specific topic.There are both free and paid methods of blogging available.
Okay, now for the good stuff. How can you earn money blogging? There are quite a few ways. Affiliate marketing is a popular choice. As an affiliate you get paid a commission for referring a customer to a product. Most affiliate programs are free to join, and pay generous commission rates. There are programs for almost any niche you can think of. Amazon offers an affiliate program too. They sell any product you can imagine. Another method is called cost per click advertising. You have ads placed on your blog that are relevant to the content on your site. When somebody clicks on the ads on your blog you get paid. Google ad sense is the most common choice for cost per click advertising. Also you can sell ad space on your blog to earn money. One more method to earn money blogging is to create your own product to sell. A how to e-book is a popular choice for this.
So you have your blog and are ready to earn money blogging. You will need traffic to your site in order for this to happen. Article marketing is a free way to drive traffic. You will write articles on a keyword specific to a topic on your blog. Then link to your blog at the end of the article. For some easy links you can comment on other peoples blogs that are in the same niche as yours. Joining a directory of blogs relevant to your topic can bring some traffic. Commenting in a forum that relates to your blog, and putting the link to your blog in the signature is another free way to get traffic. Linking to other blogs can bring some visitors as well. Another good way to get traffic is to do a guest post on another blog.
Some things to keep in mind in order to earn money blogging are to routinely update your blog with fresh content. This will help your site rank higher in the search engines. Post relevant and up to date content that is in line with your theme. Never copy and paste content from another source. You will need to post original, unique content for better search engine ranking. Stay focused on your blog. It's very easy to get distracted with all the things online. Browsing the web can kill productivity. Remember that it takes time to earn money blogging, and that it does not happen over night.
Well, we covered what a blog is, some ways to earn money blogging, methods of getting traffic to your blog, and some tips on what it takes to be a successful blogger. Do not forget to have fun with your blog. By following these guidelines you will be on your way to success.
Source by Nathan M. Purucker