Make Money Blogging
When blogging was initially introduced to the Internet it was used as a type of online diary where a person could record their daily activities, experiences or thoughts and feelings.
Nowadays, blogging is used as a method for lots of people to earn a full time income online. Even those people who started out blogging just for a bit of fun are now starting to monetize their blogs and earning money from them.
Picking Your Niche
The first step in creating a blog is to choose the niche for which you will base your blog.
For your first blog it is advisable to choose a niche that you are interested in and have some knowledge of. If you have a blog about something that you are interested in then it is easier and more enjoyable to write about it.
Choosing a Blogging Platform
Next you will need to decide what blogging platform you are going to use for your blog.
I recommend using a paid domain and hosting account for your blog as paid blogs look more professional and you have more control over them.
WordPress is a very popular choice for blogging as it is easy to set up and easy to use.
Once you have chosen your niche you can then do some keyword research to find some keyword phrases relating to your niche that have enough searches per month to make it potentially profitable.
You will also want to consider how much competition there is for those keywords and try to find something with lots of searches but not too much competition.
Posting to Your Blog
Once your blog is set up you can then start posting articles to it. Write your articles based around the keyword phrases that you found for your niche.
Include your keyword in the post title and three or four times within the body of your article.
Start off with posting a few articles up front and then try to update your blog with a new post every day.
If you continue to add new content daily or as regularly as you can, this will help your ranking in the search engines and it will also keep your readers interested and they will return to read more.
Monetizing Your Blog
You can add some products or services to your blog to earn money. If you don’t have your own product to sell then you can add some affiliate products to your blog. You can earn a fairly good income by promoting affiliate products and earning a commission for every sale that you make.
You can also add some Google Adsense ads to your blog and you will earn a small amount every time your visitors click on those links.
Keeping your blog updated with fresh and interesting content regularly will attract more and more visitors to it. You need as many visitors as you can get to earn money from your blog so it is important to update regularly.
As well as updating your blog you also need to promote your blog and build backlinks to it to help it rank well in the search engines. A good ranking blog will receive a lot of traffic and can make a lot of money.