In today’s Daily Dish, I answer the question Can You Make Money Blogging? and how to be successful online…. here’s a quick recap (and oh yeah – PLEASE Comment BELOW!!):
Can I Make Money Blogging?
Simply, YES YOU CAN! Blogging is not only one of the easiest ways to express yourself online and network online, but make money online. Blogging continues to grow and with tools such as WordPress, even non-techy types can easily get their views out. What is also a great tool to express yourself (such as WordPress) has turned some people into full time bloggers. People are blogging about anything… sports, Kim Kardashian, their dog, or even why they hate diets. You can write about anything.
How to Make Money Blogging
Ok, so I can blog about anything I want, but how do I make money? There a few ways… one way is with affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an easy way to make money online. Once you develop a following of people online, you can then tell the people that follow you about products you use or think your audience would like (of course, you can become an affiliate for say, electric dog polishers, but if your blog is about cooking, I don’t think you will be that successul!). While you may not make a million dollars over night, this income can be rather nice.
Services like Google Adwords can help drive traffic to your site and also make money by embedding advertisement blocks throughout your site. Now make sure you don’t place advertising blocks all over the place! Keeping your blog clean and fresh will help with the user experience.
I forgot these two in the video and just remembered then…
Donation – Have a donation link to something like PayPal and people who enjoy your content and the effort you make can leave you something (think of it as a tip jar).
Your Products – If you sell your own products, then highlight them on your blog! Ask your readers to support you and buy your products, and maybe ask them to spread the word about your products!
Set up Your Blog For Online Success
There are a few routes to go to help start your blogging online success – hosted or self. By having a self created website, you control everything. You can pick your own url, your own Content Management System (CMS), just about anything you want. If you are looking for help in this, contact me or check out this WordPress video tutorial series.
Another suggestion, if you are doing the hosted website to make money online, is to use hosted blogging such as the Empower Network which has 100% commissions. Besides having everything set up for you, it pays commissions daily, has multiple bloggers blogging (which keeps the content fresh), and has a high Alexa score (I can go deeper into that stuff, but that’s for another discussion).
If you want more information on becoming success online and making money online, please fill out the form below or contact me at (469) 232-7466. I look forward to working with you to gain your financial freedom!
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