When it comes to blogging there are so many ways to do it. As a daily journal, talking about what you do and who you are. Using it as a space to explore ideas and share your life. Some start a blog with the sole purpose of making big money. You can always combine the two. And it’s not that difficult to turn your online space into a little money maker. Most blogs start because the writer has a niche that they are interested in. It might be parenting, it could be healthy eating, it could be business. Whatever it is, you can use that to generate income.
If you already have a blog, then you are well on your way. If not check out some online guides to starting your own WordPress website. In a matter of minutes, you can have a beautiful site and start writing content.
Once you have a blog set up, or perhaps just taking a look through the one you already write, you can think about the direction you’d like to take it. You can create content specifically for your audience. Become a valuable resource for people to return to over and over. Hook up product links to an affiliate link network so you can generate an income every time someone purchases something you have recommended.
Reputable affiliate marketing platforms are Amazon, Share-A-Sale, and Clickbank. Take a look and see what products they offer that you can either create content based around or weave into content you had already planned. If you use affiliate links be sure that you are disclosing as such to your readers.
Reach out to brands and mention the pieces that you are working on and see if they would like to be involved and either pay for a link mention or gift you some products to be included.
Your mailing list will be one of your biggest money makers. In each mailout talk about products you are loving so that people can click through, and view the products and perhaps even buy them too.
The more you write in your chosen niche, the more trust you will build with your readers. The more they trust you, the more likely they are to make purchases of the products that you recommend.
Brands, PR firms and SEO companies will likely approach you to ask about having their products or links featured without you needing to chase them first. You can set your own prices and work as you see fit for your own space. Adding in Google Adsense will also give you a running income from visitors who wouldn’t need to buy, but just the impressions will count.
OFten blogs can be used as supporting materials when applying for online part times jobs too. It will give recruiters an idea of your tone and writing ability, as well as how you manage your social media, growth and work ethic.
Your blog can be the portal to all of your online money making, and it will all come from something that you loved to do.
This is a collaborative post.