You may have simply had your first novel printed - at the same time, since your pay from this novel is specifically reliant on the quantity of books you offer, how would you get the saying out? The answer is through blogging. It is safe to say that you are included in immediate promoting enlightening items online? Once more, blogging is the response to get the expression out on the town. Truth be told, there are few spots where blogging neglects to have's influence.
Can you make money blogging? YES! Lots of people already do. If you want to succeed at blogging make money online, here are my 5 tips to help you.
Lots of people blog and some write great stuff, but that isn't always enough to drive large numbers of visitors to your blog so that you can make a decent income from it.
First Steps to Start Blogging Make Money
Before we go into the 5 tips to make money online blogging, here are the very first steps you need to take if you are new to blogging:
Decide which blog platform you want to use. Wordpress and Weebly and also Blogger are all popular choices. Blogger is probably the simplest to use but the other 2 have more 'bells and whistles' that you may find really useful.
Choose a relevant theme for your blog's subject.
Fill out the 'settings' section of your blog (assuming it has such a section, it may be called something slightly different) and make sure you give lots of thought to the 'title' and 'description' and get your main keyword phrase into both (more about the vital importance of keywords in the tips below)
I have learned through experience that it's better to pay for your blog hosting as you then have full control - in the case of Blogger, it's free which means Google can delete your blog should they so choose (it happened to me).
There's more information about how to set up your blog via the link near the bottom of this page PLUS 2 great examples of highly successful blogs.
5 Blogging Make Money Tips
In case you just want to know how to actually get an income from your blog, Tip 5 is all about how to monetise your blog.
1 Make your blog about a niche subject.
Why? Because to make money through blogging quickly you will find that it's relatively easy to dominate a small niche subject, but it's very hard to do well in a broad market where there is a ton of competition. I liken it to being a big fish in a small pond. It's better than being a small fish in an ocean full of sharks!
What is a niche subject? Well, here are a few examples. If your subject was 'best golf courses in Costa Del Sol Spain' then that would be a niche subject compared to simply 'golf' or 'golf courses in general, which is a very broad subject.
If your subject is dogs, then focus on one aspect of dogs such as a particular breed, or dog accessories, or how to train a dog. That would be your niche in the dog market. Often, the narrower the niche, the better. I know how tempting it can be to go for a big subject with the hope of dominating it and making huge amounts of money.
Realistically though, it's unlikely unless your content is so amazing that tons of people share your blog using social media and you get masses of referred traffic.
2 Do keyword research
Why are keywords important for success with blogging make money? Well, so that your blog posts focus on good (high demand, low supply) keywords which, if you get to the top of the search engines, will bring you lots of traffic. There's no point being on Page 1 of Google for a keyword that no-one is looking for! And there's no point trying to rank for a keyword which is already over-used. It will take too long (maybe forever!)
You will need to use a good keyword tool. I cannot emphasize the importance of this enough. If you use the wrong keywords, even in a niche, you may never get enough traffic to your blog to make any income.
For example, let's say your blog is about dog training. You may think that the keyword 'dog training' is the best one to use. But a keyword tool will tell you whether there are already too may blogs and websites using that keyword. And it will also bring up all the related keywords in your niche, and show you which ones have been overlooked by many others.
You may find your best keyword will be something like 'best way to train my dog' or 'how to train my dog fast'.
You will also be able to find lots more keywords that you can use throughout your blog - after all, no-one will get enough traffic from one keyword alone!
I use a keyword tool that tells me the demand and supply for any keyword which is essential else you could end up using a keyword that everyone else is already using and therefore you will find it hard to rank high in the search results.
3 Make the content really interesting and useful.
To make money online blogging, it's no good throwing together a poor quality blog. You could get away with that many years ago, but not now. The content needs to be as good as you can make it. And I don't just mean with the words you use, but add in relevant images, videos and so on. There are 2 reasons for this.
The first is, why would you waste your blog visitors time with rubbish content? They won't stay long, they won't revisit and they are unlikely to buy from you.
The second is, if they DO like your content they are very likely to revisit you, recommend you via social sharing and also to buy from you. You can get huge amounts of visitors this way. Your content could go viral and that's the best kind of free online traffic that there is!
4 Get great backlinks.
It's hard to beat the competition without them. Make sure they are one-way links and good quality or you will sink back down those search engine results to be lost without trace! They don't like spammy links. Some bloggers and internet marketeers will use a Backlink tool to semi-automate the whole process but do your research as the wrong backlinks can be detected and your blog will suffer.
Now, you could get plenty of visitors to your blog just from social media sharing, however your blog will have to be pretty damn fantastic and there's a whole lot of competition out there, so why not use backlinks and great keywords too?
5 Blogging make money - Monetise your blog with any or all of the following:
Products or a service you sell or ebooks. Your blog might be about golfing tips so you could sell any golf related items from actual golf clubs or golf clothing to ebooks and dvd's about how to play a better golf game. You may be a personal trainer so your blog might be about keeping fit and you could then attract clients who want a personal trainer. You could also sell ebooks about keeping fit or fitness workout dvd's - you get the idea!
Google adsense ads or similar (eg infolinks) Simply log into Google.com/adsense and follow the simple steps to get the ad code to place on your blog. Basically you just add this code to your blog and get paid every time someone clicks on those ads. Google ensure the ads are relevant to your blog's subject. That income can really add up once you are getting lots of visitors to your blog. Personally I would wait till you are getting decent traffic until you put the ads on, else they will just sit there making diddly squat! This is an easy way for anyone to be making money through blogging.
Affiliate links. Make money online blogging as an affiliate. This is where you sell other people's products via a coded link or coded banner that you add to your blog. Let's say the product sells for $100. You could make as much as 75% commission (depending on the affiliate company) just for getting the sale. You don't need to buy or send out products so it's very cost and time effective.You can find out lots more about affiliate links here: Affiliate marketing
Amazon affiliate links I have made this a separate point as Amazon is such a massive marketplace that you could just monetise your blog with: Amazon links, Amazon widgets, Amazon Astores. Check out my make money with Amazon page for further details.
Sponsored ads. As an example, let's say your blog is about life in your part of the world eg California. I am sure that local hotels and businesses like restaurants would be interested in advertising on your blog once you are getting a decent amount of traffic to your blog. Or maybe your blog is about fixing cars - which garages or car parts suppliers might want to pay to advertise their services on your blog. Maybe you blog about beauty tips - approach online companies that sell beauty products to advertise with you. In otherwords, approach relevant companies, or put an advert on your blog inviting relevant companies to advertise/sponsor your website. It could say something like: 'Like to advertise your business here on our high traffic blog?' and could link through to a contact page where they can get in touch with you for costs.
The article (courtesy of http://makemoneyoninternet123.weebly.com/5-tips-for-blogging-make-money-with-your-blogs.html) sets clear all the guidelines that need to be followed for one to be successful in blogging.