Starting Residual Income From Online Blogging
Blogs making money
Sorry for the delay between articles, but I have been doing more research on residual income and one of the items that keeps coming up on list after list is blogging.
I am very confused about exactly how content creators get paid, as well as marketing your blog once you have got it set up.
For those of you who have never attempted a blog, or may not understand exactly how users make money from their blogs, typically the ways to make money are fairly simple.
Traffic is the key and the most obvious way to make income, the more people that are viewing your blog, the more possibilities there are for a reader to click on a link along the side. The ad's along the sides are typically specific for the content of the blog/page. Once a reader clicks on an ad (and sometimes they have to purchase something for revenue to count). The blogger will receive a portion of the sale for trafficking the sale.
Ideally, if your blog becomes viable, you would then be able to reach out to companies and say, I have a blog with 500,000 readers a day. I would like to do (whatever you are requesting) companies would be more inclined to listen and work out a deal.
The other way that bloggers make money is straight up using their codes for companies. What this means is if I have a link to funnel users to purchase a specific product, I would receive a cut of every sale for anyone who uses my link to purchase the project. This is more of a direct process.
If I have a a cooking blog, and I write an article about how much I love my pots and pans, I could post a link to my pots and pans for sale on Amazon, anyone who purchases the pots and pans through my link, actually gets me a cut of the sale.
In the beginning
I have been using the internet long enough, I do remember when blogs were first starting out and it seemed like everyone had a blog. From content that was super specific, to people who used blogs as a type of online journal / diary. When these first started out, sure I totally understand how people made money off of these, to an extent. Find a niche that has a huge following and constantly update with new information. Blogs were the front runners to sites that are popular now, like Twitch and Youtube. As the market became swarmed though, and it seems like everyone has at least one blog... how can you break through to find a solid niche today. Is it even possible to start a blog today and still be successful, or has that ship already sailed and it's time to find a new idea?
The transformation of Blogging
I love to cook, so I would have to say that by far the most frequently visited blogs for me are blogs with recipes and these blogs have cult followings. Anything entertainment wise though for myself has been moved to Youtube and Twitch. I personally think that blogging is a thing of the past, and if you don't have your own unique niche or a "fan base" already, then it's possibly too late to get in on blogging. Between Social Media's and other outlets that are available, Blogging served it's purpose but has fallen by the wayside.
I would be curious to hear from readers 1.) If they do still read blogs 2.) What the blogs cover. (Leave comments below)
What's the future
History shows us, the way to become successful is to be one of the front runners of new technology, no matter if it was blogging, Youtube, Twitch and whatever platforms are coming up next. But the truth of the matter is it's simple supply and demand.
I have no idea what the platform of the future may be, but I wish that I did.
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