- By Karen Winton
- Published 05/30/2011
A lot of people don’t post on blogs just because it is their hobby. They actually blog to make money. Making money with blogs is not that difficult. You just have to learn and utilize some tips for new bloggers that will enable you to blog for profit. Some of them are shared here: Firstly, you have to create an account on a blog site. There are a number of free sites that allow you to blog e.g. Blogger, and some that have fees wherein you can have your own domain name. The paid blogs allow you to have advertisements and earn extra, while most free ones do not. If you want, you can just start a blog on Google, shell out money for hosting, and then, just install WordPress in it as this is cheaper and at the same time, will allow you to advertise. Advertising for others is one way you can blog to make money.
Before you can engage in making money with blogs, remember too that you should build your own ‘fan base’ first, in other words, your blog site should gain many readers first. Here are some of the tips for new bloggers that help in building traffic to your website and can help you blog for profit: use niche related keywords in your posts; update your content from time to time; post interesting, relevant, and informative things that targeted people are looking for. You should also promote the blog via various means e.g. on social networking sites, by word of mouth to your friends, friends or friends, relatives, etc, in niche-related
forums and groups, and so on. Here are several methodologies by which you can blog to make money: Method A: Engage in affiliate marketing Making money with blogs can be possible when you sign up for affiliate online programs. You’ll be the one responsible for marketing certain products and services of your clients right there on your blog site. One of the tips for new bloggers that you should not forget is to join only programs that have products you believe in or are interested in, and of course, those that belong under frequently searched niches or popular niches. If you hate a product or a service, it will be harder for you to blog for profit. Method B: Manage the blog of a company or a business Another way you can blog to make money is to offer to handle a company or a business blog wherein you’ll be the one to post content on it, promote it, and so on. Lots of business owners have realized how powerful blogging can be when it comes to building traffic to websites and attracting more customers, thus, this is an opportunity of making money with blogs that bloggers can take advantage of. Included in the tips for new bloggers is to check out freelancing sites like oDesk, Elance, Get A Freelancer, etc, as most company owners and business owners post their needs and openings there.
Other things you can do in order to blog for profit is to become a product review writer wherein you’ll post the reviews on your site; use your blog as an advertising space you can offer to clients; and many more.