How To Make Money Blogging
Blogging is quickly picking up speed as the new way to make money while staying at home. It is not only a fun hobby, but a rather great way to create a steady stream of income for your family. If you enjoy writing, then blogging is a perfect way to stay home and make money while doing it! So get out that laptop and lets start creating some killer content!
Affiliate marketing is a wonderful way to earn some extra cash on the side while you’re writing! For example, you can write a post about a product that you love, and use an affiliate link, which many websites have, such as Amazon, Commission Junction and ShareASale. When a visitor to your blog clicks on that link and makes a purchase, you make money just as well.
Another great way to create some income for yourself is offering advertising spots on your blog. You can choose the size of the ads that you want. Many bloggers purchase advertisements on another’s blog, but businesses, perhaps even hyper-local businesses to your area will find your blog and choose to advertise their business on your blog. You set the prices, so it is all up to you!
Sponsored posts are a wonderful way to make extra money. Again, you set your own prices for these. Businesses will contact you, especially newer businesses and ask you to write about their business and/or service. They are perfect way to bring in extra revenue. However, though, always ask for half-payment up-front, so as not to lose out on your money, let alone somebody stealing your content. It has happened to far too many bloggers.
Find your niche. Really. Do you love to cook? Perhaps you love being a mom or dad, or you adore DIY projects. Choose a specific purpose for your blog. Will you show others how to restore old furniture, or create that delicious pizza casserole they saw on Pinterest? Mom and dad blogs are always popular, as well.
When it comes to owning a blog, you are going to want to actually own your own domain. For example, instead of ilovemyblog.blogspot.com, you would want to purchase a domain such as IloveMyblog.com. It looks more clean and professional. This is your business after all.
It is important to always keep content coming on your blog, no matter what it is, sponsored or not. If a business visits your blog and notices that you haven’t posted for five or so months, they are going to immediately be turned away from your blog. Always keep fresh content coming, no matter what it is about.
Do not forget to promote your content! You can do this across all of social media! From Facebook, Stumbleupon, Google Plus, Pinterest, Twitter and more, you will want to share your content with the world so everyone can see it! There are even various groups on social media dedicated to just this purpose, where everyone helps one another.