How to Make Money blogging
Make Money Blogging
Every single day, hundreds upon hundreds of blogs are started and release to the Internet population. Some make money blogging, while some do not. Some are intended to make money but never earn a cent. So, why so many you may ask? Well, there are lots of reasons.
For personal release, to feel like you are sharing your knowledge with others, to increase your exposure or your websites exposure. Or, for creating informative content with the intention on earning cash for your work. How can we do this? I am here to give you basic concepts and some of the fundamental issues that come from trying to make income through blogging.
One of the biggest hurdles as a blogger, you will encounter, it to actually be noticed. Like I said, there are hundreds of new blogs published every single day, on any topic you could possibly imagine. I have seen some blogs about some very obscure topics. Blogs that I could not even fathom how they get any traffic what so ever. But, I found them, if I found them that means others have. And if others have that means there is a chance that they too could be earning money from their blog.
There are so many blogs out there, because, they are easy. It takes minutes to set up, and all you have to do from then on is add your content. Now this is where it starts to get tricky. See, the internet is over saturated with information on almost all topics. The more popular a topic, or as we will start calling it, a Keyword is, the more sites there will be in your competition. And too much competition is not a positive thing for a blogger trying to make money, who will be using a free site like blogger. This is where Niche marketing comes in. The goal is to start blogs on topics that get searched through google everyday. Maybe a couple thousand times a month. But has no real strong competition. Meaning other sites that turn up for this keyword do not have a Page rank that is too high. Basically anything over a page rank of 4 will be very tough for a free blogger to overcome. It can be done, but it's not where you will want to start. Because in order to get real traffic you are going to have to hit the first two pages of Google for your topic.
I would recommend downloading Googles' toolbar. This will show you other sites page ranking so you can gauge your competition. Also, use Googles' Adwords Keyword Tool to do your keyword research, It will tell you how many times a month the keyword is searched.
Once you have your keyword or words figured out, you will want to start your blog. In this hub I am not going to go into details on how to start a blog, you can find that on one of my other hubs. But there are certain settings you will want to make sure are set up properly, so you will want to read that. And for making money with blogs, you will want to go to the Monetize blog and set up a Adsense account. Adsense is going to be the money maker for you. This will populate your blog with Google ads. And for every click you get from your ads, google will pay you. Not a bad deal. Not as easy to actually get clicks, but, they will come with time.
Now, start writing. You are going to want to try to add content every day. 400 words or more per post. And you are going to want your keywords to appear in your posts at least a couple of times. This is very important if you want to make money blogging, see, I just added my keywords. Within your posts you will occasionally want to highlight your keywords. Sometime link keywords to other posts on your blog, sometimes make the text bigger and sometimes just leave it be. But make sure they are in there and also make sure they show up in your first paragraph.
Now that you are generating content. You will want to start creating awareness of your blog. Awareness is key if you truly want to make money blogging. There are several things you can do. The first thing I would do, is search for other blogs in the same niche as you and start commenting on their blogs, and in your comment, make sure you are getting a backlink that drives traffic back to your blog. Maybe add them to your favorites, this also creates another place for viewers to click to find out more about you.
Another way you can use to get more exposure is to write content for sites like Ehow, and Helium or Associated Content and Squidoo. Even here at Hubpages. All of these sites have high pagerank and are high traffic sites. This will give you traffic also.
The point here is, start creating BACKLINKS. These are a couple of examples, but other ways are to answer questions on forums and provide backlinks to your site there, you can also submit your site to social networks like Digg and Technorati. Social network sites are a great place to start generating traffic. Problem with this traffic is it is not always focused to the topic you are talking about, and it seems to me to generate much less Google ad clicks. The key really is the backlinks that are generated by adding to these types of sites.
So, these are the basics for starting to earn cash through blogging. Patience is a must here. You will not be noticed over night, you may not be noticed in a month. And there is always the possibility you will never be noticed. All I can tell you is to keep trying, keep finding ways to try to make money online, because there are many options out there that are just waiting to be explored. Good luck to all!