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Can You Earn Cash As A Blogger

Updated on August 30, 2013

Buy A Domain Name

In today's day and age, one of the first thing a blogger should do is have a name for their blog, and not one of those free sub-domains. Bloggers want to look somewhat professional, and this means that they should buy their own domain name. Bloggers should take the time to choose a domain name that best represents what they will be blogging about. Try not to worry to much about choosing a domain name that is considered a good keyword. Just make sure that the domain name represents your blog, and you do not choose a name that is long. Keep it short, sweet and straight to the point.

There are a lot of different places where you can purchase a domain name from, but depending on where you buy it from, you should expect to spend between $7-$20 on a domain name. It seems that the average price of a domain name is around the $10-$15 mark.

Choose A Niche

Most successful bloggers seem to choose a niche and establish themselves as experts in that niche. If you want to make money as a blogger, then you may want to take note of what other successful bloggers seem to be doing, and one of them is being an expert blogger in a chosen niche.

Once you have chosen a niche you will want to become an expert on it, if you are not already. This means that you need to do research, research and more research when you post to your blog. The more of an expert you become, the more of a readership you will build up. When you have a good sized readership, then you have a better chance at making your blog profitable.

Add Videos

When we say add videos, we do not mean go to YouTube, find videos and then place them on your blog. If you want to increase your chances of making money on your blog, then consider posting your own videos. You don't need to be a professional video creator or editor to do this. Simply create a video discussing a topic that is within your chosen niche, and then upload it right to your blog. When you add your own videos that you have created, then it makes your blog look better and it helps you gain more exposure.

Post Fresh Content

It does not matter what type of blog you have, you will want to post fresh content because everyone loves fresh content. Even Google seems to like fresh content, but don't write fresh content for Google and other search engines. Instead, write fresh content for your readers. Fresh content does not necessarily mean that you should publish new content every single day, or even a few times per day. Instead, try to update your blog with fresh content at least three times per week, maybe four times. This should be enough to keep your blog dated and keep readers coming back for more content.

Promote On Social Media Sites

Don't forget about promoting your blog. If you want to be a successful blogger who makes money with their blog, then you will want to do some form of promotion. One of the best ways to promote your blog is via social media sites such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube to name just a few. There are literally hundreds of different social media websites where you can turn to when you want to promote your blog. The more you promote it to the right people on these social media sites, the better your chances are that you will make money with your blog.

Monetize Your Blog

Lets not forget about monetizing your blog. There are different ways to make money from your blog, but the most popular ways to do so is by placing ads on your blog via an ad serving platform such as Google Adsense. You can also earn some cash as an affiliate, where you make a commission selling other peoples' products, or you can even make some money by selling your own products via your blog. These are just some of the most popular ways bloggers monetize their blogs. There are quite a few more ways, but these tend to be the most popular among bloggers.

Blogging for profits is not easy, but then again it is not impossible. Good luck to all.

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    • AlexK2009 profile image

      AlexK2009 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Interesting. However I note a lot of apparently successful blogs are subdomains, for example of Wordpress or Blogspot, so perhaps it is not vital to have your own domain.

      For myself I would want a site with a blog but as far as I can tell I cannot have both on most providers.

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      Shelley Watson 

      5 years ago

      Very interesting read Scoop. The only place I have made money is on HubPages. Going to give the full time thing a go next year. Voted up, interesting and useful.

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