So many blog tips you see today pertain to the mechanics of blogging. I thought in this article we would get down to the basics and talk about how to blog for money.
There are basically two ways you can make money blogging.
1. You can create your own blogs and monetize them in various ways.
2. You can write blog articles for other blog owners and get paid for the writing you do.
So which is the best way to make money blogging?
If you are brand new starting out you may want to consider starting a blog of your own and practicing on yourself first. One benefit to this is you can develop your own style of writing.
You can also use your blog for sample articles that you can refer potential customers to. Assuming that you become a quality writer this should be helpful in attracting new customers.
Another benefit to starting your own blog and monetizing it is you can develop an ongoing income through repeat traffic. People that come to your blog will want to bookmark it and come back to see what you are up to.
Monetizing a blog is easy to do thanks to affiliate programs such as Google Adsense, Commission Junction, and ClickBank. These are three good sources for products to promote on your blog.
The Google Adsense program is a pay per click program which pays you when people click on ads. Commission Junction is one of the largest cost per action affiliate networks and is a good source for pay per lead programs. Click Bank is the largest digital information affiliate network in the world and a great source for information products.
The other way we mentioned is to write blog articles for other blog owners. The sky is the limit when creating income this way. There are millions of blogs sitting dormant right now because the owners can’t keep up with them.
Believe it or not finding quality blog writers is not easy to do. This gives you an opportunity to develop a handful of consistent customers who want to hang on to you if you do a good job for them.
You literally can make a full time income writing blog articles and the work is never boring.
In summary when we look at how to blog for money, whether you choose to do it for yourself, or write for other people becomes a personal choice. Many bloggers ultimately decide to do both and earn an outstanding income doing it.