Making Money With Your Blog

I’ve sure you’ve heard before that it’s a possibility to make money with your blog and you may be wondering how this is possible. And were they really meant for making money or just for journaling your personal thoughts? I’m not sure what they were intended for but they are great ways to make money.

I have a personal blog which is just my own private little place to go online and jot down my thoughts, but I also have my business blogs.

Back In the Beginning

To be honest with you in the beginning of my blogging experience I really wasn’t sure what I should do with my blog. I knew I wanted to make money with it, but I didn’t know how. I didn’t know what I could do to not only be a value to others so they would come back to my blog, but that I would still enjoy writing it.

So it was really important to me that I find a topic in which I would be excited about, and have enough to offer so that I could blog every week or so. After starting a blog that was meant to just be an add-on to my business at MommysPlace.net and struggling with the direction of that blog, I came across one of Alice Seba’s blogs, which she used to write about her experience through a traffic product.

So every couple of weeks she would update her progress through this course. She would tell us all about her successes with this product and how great it was for her business. And it made me think of how I could do something similar.

Product/Service Focused Blog

And this is when the light bulb moment went off in my head. This is when I realized what I should have been doing all along. I have been a member of an exclusive coaching program for mothers in business.

Since joining this program my business has seen great success. My income has increased more then 10 times what it was before I joined, and my traffic has increased even more then that.

I enjoy and believe in this coaching program and it happens to have an affiliate program. I often got emails from other work at home mothers who wanted to know my thoughts on this program.

Taking a cue from Alice’s blog I decided to start my own such blog. And named it Mom Masterminds Grad and it can be found at [http://www.mmgrad.com]

I use this blog for the purpose of documenting my successes with my business. My projects, new content added to my website, keyword phrases I was ranking for…etc. Basically anything that has to do with my business that was directly or indirectly because of my joining Mom Masterminds, I jot down.

Not only was this the best move I could have made for my promoting this affiliate link it also served as a great way to really see for myself the successes my business was achieving and also to keep me on track.

This is one way you could make money with a blog. There are other ways you could make money with a blog if you don’t want to devote a blog to one service or product you’re promoting.

Side Kick Blog

For instance, my blog at [http://www.telecommutingmoms.com] is a side kick to TelecommutingMoms.com and my forums. This is a blog in which I update my members on additions to the website, newsletter and forums. And also use it as a vehicle for updating members on any important telecommuting news and promoting affiliate programs.

So this blog serves more then one purpose. My main goal with this blog is to get traffic to certain sections of my website. I have a large website and it’s not always easy for people to find my information. This is a great way for me to keep certain new pages or sections of my website in the public eye and get traffic to those pages. It also serves as a way to make money with affiliate programs. And lastly it gives exposure to my forum and my newsletter.

There can be many ways and, many topics in which you can make money and gain exposure to other businesses you may have, or can help in creating you as an expert in a certain field.

Just take the time to really think about what you could be writing about and then how you can make money with that as well. You can take a look at others blogs to get an idea and see what other people are looking for.

Making Money With Your Blog – Resources:

Blogs to Riches- is an e-book that details ways you can make your blog profitable. And the really cool thing with this is if you list the publisher’s link on your blog for 45 days he will give you this e-book for free! If you don’t want to wait that long you can also purchase it for a low price. Read more about Blogs to Riches – [http://www.blogstoriches.com]

Increasing AdSense – is an e-book about how to increase your AdSense revenue. This e-book isn’t specifically geared towards blogs, but the information you will learn you can use with your blogs. (As well as websites and forums…anywhere you have adsense.) http://www.adsense-secrets.com

* Don’t know what AdSense is? Go to http://www.google.com/adsense to learn more.

Ready To Blog?

Are you ready to take the leap into a blog? If so, it’s really very easy to set up a blog. The one resource I have used for my old blog is blogger.com and what I use for my current blogs is WordPress. Blogger is a great option for the newbie and you can host it with them. WordPress is a bit more complicated and must be hosted on your own domain, but it’s by far my most favorite option for blogs.

Submit Your Blog

After you create your blog you will want to submit it to blog directories to help get your blog out in front of the public. Some of the directories you can try are:

BlogWise – [http://www.blogwise.com]

Blog Search Engine – http://www.blogsearchengine.com

Blog Hub – http://www.bloghub.com

Blog Daisy – [http://www.blogdaisey.com]

Get Blogs – http://www.getblogs.com

Is Blogs – http://www.lsblogs.com

Feeds

Next, you need to add feeds to your blog. For adding a feed you add a little graphic to your blog. It can be a “my yahoo” feed, msn feed, or many other options.

When they click on that they can add your blog to their personal feed page. Then every time you add a new post they are alerted on their yahoo page that you have posted AND it even shows the topic of the post and how long ago it was posted.

This is one of the best resources I’ve found in keeping people coming back to your blog. They can subscribe to it so easily and they will be automatically updated whenever you have posted. It’s pretty easy to add an RSS feed to your blog. The resource I personally use is at http://www.feedburner.com

Watch Out Blogging World – Here I Come!

Now, see how simple this really can be? You can make money with a blog, gain exposure for another business or websites, can build yourself as an expert on a certain topic, can create a blog for free, get it listed for free and start an RSS feed for free! Now get out there and start blogging.

It’s Easy to Make Money at Home Using a Blog

The reason for writing this article is twofold. First, to get people to create blogs and secondly to let them know that they can have fun and earn money from the internet managing them too.

Before creating my blog, I knew the medium only as a means for people to share ideas with others. Never did I suspect it could also be used to win money on the internet. I believe there are many people like me out there wondering how to come across money-making opportunities, quite unaware that it is only a mouse click away.

In fact, I am a broker but now I needed a business in which I would combine my three interests of writing, travelling and doing business to make big money on the internet.

Google internet search turned out several results. The first one promised to help me create a website and get lots of money online too. I wasn’t thrilled because I wanted a “regular” business with a supplier. But that part about earning lots of money online hooked me. So I read on. When they demanded payment for the program, I became suspicious. This is because of all those scams on the net. But the guarantee they gave made me decide to give them a try. And I have not regretted ever since.

The program helped me in detailed step-by-step instructions to create a blog centred on the resources (mainly free) to create a blog and on home and online business opportunities. I was pleasantly surprised to find not only many internet money maker programs which are legitimate but also which work.

Since I had done business before, writing and posting business articles on the blog about it proved not only easy but also great fun. This went to prove the adage that one should best write about what one knows. And one thing I knew very well as a broker was promoting a business on Business to Business (B2B) sites. I wrote about it explaining what a B2B site was, where one could find them, how to join, how much they cost (if one decided on the paid option), then listed B2B sites that I use.

Another advice to writers is that with research one could write authoritatively about a subject. This is what I did concerning how to win money on the internet. I had been hooked by an article concerning forty under thirty youths who had become millionaires on the internet. Using their stories I shared with readers ways to open the door to riches on the internet and directed them to sites where they could do so.

But how could readers accede to the treasure-troves of the internet if they didn’t know how to create (free) an income-generating blog (or have one created for them at a manageable cost) and gain money online? Therefore I shared with them useful ideas in this regard as well as links to money making companies on the internet.

So, you decided to create a blog and make huge money online? Good. Resources to do so are largely available and inexpensive too.

Top 10 Internet Business Reasons to Start a Blog and Make Money

Blogging is one of the most powerful internet marketing favorite topics. There are a lot of topics about what is blogging, why you should start blogging, how a blog can make money for you and advice on how to promote your blog. Wikipedia mentions that a blog is a website with regular entries that may contain video, graphics, and may be either personal or corporate. So as many blogs are corporate then they can be a great platform to start an internet business. We will present our top 10 reasons to blog and start your own internet business.

1. A blog can be an interactive communication platform for marketing Many blogs do not rely on text but provide also videos, music, polls, quizzes, photos, contests. Plus reviews of products and comments make the blogging experience an interactive one. Being interactive people tend to spend more time online and by offering free stuff such as videos or reports you can test and apply many internet marketing techniques such as building a list to promote your current and future products.

2. Blogging is a hot trend and odds are it will keep being hot for a long time Trends in any market come and go. But hot trends are the ones that like in trading can be very profitable assuming you are on the right side. Technorati often considered the major blog search engine tracks millions of blogs and more weblogs are added with a non stoppable momentum daily. So ask yourself is it smart to not to be part in a major social and internet business trend?

3. Easy to launch it on the web There are many blog platforms but blogger and wordpress are the most known. Despite the numerous procedures from legal to financing a real business requires for its setup, a blog can be online within a day or even hours. And with so many free information on the internet to help you answer your questions you do not need any specific technical requirements to worry about how to make your first post or idea visible online.

4. Quick at its use Once you get some brainstorming ideas or new offers or just want to express your latest thoughts within a few moments you can publish anything on the internet, review it, delete it or expand it and start a conversation. And why limit yourself to a few posts when at a single day you can publish and blog as many times as you want different ideas that would take days or weeks to reach your potential customers via traditional not online ways of marketing?

5. Cheap and even free business With a very low budget of less than 100 US Dollars you can get a one year hosting and the choice of branding your own domain for branding reasons or for seo purposes. Competition works in your favour as most hosting providers provide discounts for more than one year registration and providing services. Some even offer free hosting but in exchange show ads and if you are not concerned about that then you can even have an online presence for free!

6. Going global Why limit your business within national borders when you can have customers from multiple continents and nations? You may not want or be afraid to go global marketing but if you do you will see that possibilities of being profitable and making money expand at a very high speed.

7. Become an expert or an authority, a guru maybe? Going global marketing at some point you maybe considered the best leader in your market despite the fact offering services or goods. Lets say you are a marketing expert then people will tend to trust you and that means only one thing, making money online easier. Same rules apply to your products if they get good reviews again guess where online.

8. Economic crisis or booming economy a home business that is flexible Why work 9 to 5, Monday to Friday for a whole life? You can make money blogging starting your ideal home business. Get rid of formal clothes or business body language and work as much and when you want from the comfort of your home. Plus save money in fuel, renting, parking and many more.

9. Individuality and customization One of the most powerful things about blogging is that with additional but optional cost you can customize your own settings and preferences about the appearance of your internet business and your own pulse. Many web designers offer premium templates for your blog or may even design a unique theme for your blog according to your needs and desires. Apart from seo and top rankings that will help you make money online you can show your own unique character and voice with a slogan, theme and business ideas that will set you apart from most other blogs.

10. Make money, the primary reason for blogging Last but not least make money blogging. You can make money blogging being an artist, a singer, a web developer, a stock analyst, a marketer, you name it. Plus once you get high traffic advertisers will knock at your blog and pay you for showing ads or promoting their products. Cross marketing maybe the most efficient mean of expanding your ways to make money blogging.

So here are ten top ways to make money blogging and start making your blog a real internet business. This list maybe reviewed or expanded but it is a start to motivate you and start blogging under an internet business concept.