It seems as almost everyone these days has their own blog- whether it be about their struggles as a rich heiress or a poor laborer, it can be found online. However, more individuals looking to make money from blogging are finding that they can actually make some money writing about things that they have knowledge of or experience with.
What Should I Blog about?
People can literally blog about anything under the sun, from socks to driving antique cars. Some individuals choose to blog about so-called “miracle” products, also acting as referral sources for these companies for some additional income. If you know about something, anything, go ahead and start a blog about it.
How Do I Get Started?
There are a few major websites that will host a blog free of charge, but this is not the way to make money from a blog. The terms and conditions set forth by such companies must be followed in detail or the hosting website has to right to completely remove the blog. (This does indeed happen on a regular basis.)
The best way to get started making money from a blog is to purchase a relevant domain name and find a web server that will host the blog. This usually runs around $20 or so per year, which is really a minimal amount of money for twelve entire months of service.
How Do I Set Up the Blog?
Since you already have the subject of your blog determined, the next step is to find a theme and layout that is appropriate to the subject and generally appealing. There are literally thousands of free templates that may be found by a simple Internet search. Once a template has been installed, it’s time for the fun part: writing!
Are There Any Writing Guidelines?
One of the best things about writing a blog is that there are no rules. Write what you feel, what you think, what you did today, whatever! However, if you are really looking to make money from your blog, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind.
Some blog posts are literally one or two paragraphs, which leaves the reader wondering why in the world they even took the time to read the post. Other posts are thousands of words long, and might be better categorized as an e-book.
Where Does the Money Come from?
Once you have an established blog, it is time to start making some money. Adding a variety of different (yet applicable) advertisements is one method to monetize a blog, as is utilizing the income earned from affiliate advertising. All of these are great ways to make money, but the most money of all can be made from actually selling a successful blog, and starting a new blog from scratch. This may seem like a lot of work, but it can result in a lot of money.
By following these simple steps to establish a blog, almost anyone with $20 and Internet access can start up a successful blog. With almost everyone sharing their thoughts and opinions these days, what are you waiting for?