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Start a Blog for Money

Blogging for Profit

I strongly believe that everyone has to take advantage of the opportunity that blogging offers. Some People would often jump into blogging straight away without even understanding what blogging really is.

In this article, I hope I could in some way, get you started to blog.

There are tons of reasons why people might want to start a blog. Finding all the reasons would be next to impossible.

After all, there are over 150,000,000 blogs out there and I bet everybody has a different answer to the “why do you blog?” question.

In this section, I am going to cover some of the best reasons to why you should start blogging today and hopefully get you to decide if blogging really is for you. There are 4 main types of blog and these are:

  • 1. Company blogs – blogs run by a company who are selling a product or service to people. Most of the time, These types of blogs are made to give product/service updates to their customer and usually created to build good relationships with them. A good example of a company blog is the Google Blog which ranks 10th most popular blog in the world (according to technorati)
  • 2. Personal Blogs – these types of blogs are more like an ‘online diary’ where you write updates about your life, post some of your cat’s pictures and share those updates to the world. (pretty much like how twitter and Facebook are being used today.)
  • 3. Blogs that Provide Value – blogs that are usually started by a single person and often run by one. These are blogs that talks about informative subjects and specific expertise. I.e. Problogger for blogging advice, Copy blogger for Copywriting, SEObook for SEO tips
  • 4. Automated / fake blogs – these are types of blogs that I wouldn’t recommend but they do deserve a mention since there are literally millions of them out there. Automated blogs are blogs that were setup to scrape other blog’s content. Basically, all they do is steal content from other sites and post it on their blogs automatically by using an Autoblogging software. the owners of these sites makes hundreds of these and even if each one only makes $5 a month, they can make a tidy profit out of it.

Blogs that provide value is written with an ‘underline’ because that’s the type of blog which I recommend you build.

So if you’re looking for a way to make money out of creating a spammy auto blog that steals content from others, this article is not for you and you may be better off searching for a guide about it on one of those black hat forums.

But if you’re here to provide value (and make money while doing it at least), Then this article may just what have everything that you’ll need to answer the – ‘Why should I start a blog?’ question.

These are the 4 main types of blogs and the reason for creating them includes:

Profit

Money is always a Good Motivator and I can’t hide the fact that most bloggers starts a blog for the sole intention of profiting from it. In fact, (Although it doesn’t sound great) I wouldn’t be into blogging today if I didn’t know that I can make money out of it.

Note: blogging only for money is the last thing you would want to do. Providing Value should be your number one priority and That’s something you should always keep in mind.

below are some examples of successful blogs who were able to make their authors – Millionaires:

1. Johnchow.com – Blog by John chow is a blog that earns over $40,000 per month.

2. Mashable.com – blog owned by Pete Cashmore that’s focused on the social media news. it was said on a recent interview that mashable is now earning over $200,000 worth of monthly income.

3. Problogger.net – Darren rowse the author of Problogger, has never revealed his exact earnings but judging to the numbers of his subscribers and his alexa stats, A good $45,000 per month calculation maybe enough to say that his earning this big every month.

of course, These blogs had been online for a long time and each of the owners had put hard work and effort to get to where they are today. (by the way, if you wish to see more blogs that makes money, you can easily do so by searching on your favorite search engine: “Top Money Making Blogs in the world”)

While Having a $40,000 monthly earning sounds cool, I would still advise you to target a more realistic earning first. $5,000 is a reasonable income to target and there are thousands of blogs out there who earns this much. After you’ve reached that point though, the sky really is the limit.

Showcase your expertise

Blogs will always be a good chance to get you noticed as a Photographer, Designer,Guitar tutor, or even a Food Lover who writes about food. No matter what chosen field you’re in, blogging is always a great way to get you known.

When you blog, you’re providing value and providing value means you’re showcasing your expertise to the world. All thanks to blogging, I had been able to share my knowledge about making money online to a quality number of people including *you* – and that’s a good example of how powerful blogging can really be. You get the chance to Establish yourself.

Ease of use

Before blogging had ever existed, it would had been impossible for a regular Joe to start his own website. He would have to pay a lot of money to some web designer before everything could be set up. But since blog Softwares and CMS (content management Softwares) were born, life had never been so much easier for someone (including me) to build a website.

Today, anyone who could type in a keyboard could literally post content online. Content that does not only comes in Text form, but also in Video, Image – you name it. They can all be easily added with basic computer skills.

Those are basically the major reasons that I think about every time I see someone blogging. Hopefully, This would get you motivated to start blogging today.

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Start a Blog – Where should I start?

Start a blog

You have probably thought about starting a blog before, but you have questions.

In this article, I will help you understand what it takes to start a blog, and why you should have one.

What is a blog?

A blog is short for “web log” which can be perceived as money things, but was originally intended to be a personal online journal.

Since those days, many things have changed, and the people simply using blogs as merely a personal journal are few and far between.

That is because the benefits of having a blog that appeals to the masses can be very lucrative although time consuming and tedious.

Where should I start?

Almost everybody looking to start a blog needs to know what to do from square one.

First things first, everybody needs a web hosting company.

A web host stores files remotely in storage devices known as servers. Once somebody visits your web page, those files are released to the viewer.

This way, the owner of the website does not have to store files on their own computer. More on web hosting can be seen in other articles that I have written.

Pick a topic that you are passionate about.

For example, if you are passionate about travel, or cooking, you should consider starting a blog dedicated to just that.

The reason I say choose something that you are passionate about is because the first few months of owning a blog can be very lonely.

It is important that what you are writing about doesn’t take a lot out of you.

Once you have your topic that you want to write about, you must choose a domain name. Since there are so many domain names taken, you must think of an original name that has at least something to do with your topic.

You can check domain name availability at several places such as Namecheap. An example of a domain name is justhost.com.

They specialize in web hosting, and you can tell that just by their name.

Types of blogs

Almost every company out there has a blog, because it is great for business.

Companies will write articles about their company or industry, which will help increase the amount of traffic related to their website.

On the other hand, there are individuals who have blogs, just to get their ideas out there.

Professional blogs are usually not listed on the home page of the website.

In most cases, there is a separate page within the website where the blog is located. This way, viewers wont get confused about what the websites original intention is.

If there is an oil company that has a website, in most cases, going to their front page will not show a blog. It will be located in another part of the website.

Individual blogs usually have the blog on the home page. A good example is Paris Hilton, which is a celebrity gossip blog.

If your main intention is to get your ideas out there for the world to see, having the blog on the main page is your best bet.

Most individuals who write blogs choose this method over any other method out there.

WordPress

WordPress is the most common form of blog developing with personal blogs and even professional websites.

WordPress has become wildly popular because of its ease of use, and because you don’t need to know programming in order to use it.

Before signing up for a web hosting service, make sure that they allow a free installation of WordPress. Everything can be done with a few clicks of the mouse, and you can have your website up and running in a day. This is very appealing to people who have busy schedules, because in one weekend, you can have your website started and ready to lure in customers.

Gaining Attention:

The best way to get attention to your blog is to write, write, write. The more content that your website has, the more valuable it is to search engines.

It is common knowledge that Google indexes your web page based on how much content it has among with a large degree of other factors.

Make sure that your blog posts are related to the category that you are looking to get into search engines for.

For example, if you have a cooking blog, it wouldn’t be a good idea to write about politics or sports. This may confuse Google or other search engines to believe that your website is not authentic.

Other things your can do is submit your blog posts to social bookmarking sites such as Digg and Stumbleupon.

This will increase traffic to your site as well as give viewers the chance to share with others.

Should I start a blog?

Absolutely! Starting a blog is not that difficult and can get your ideas out there to the masses and maybe make you a few bucks.

If you have a business, starting a blog can be a major influence on who your customers are.If you are an individual who has a hobby that you would like to share with the world, starting a blog is the perfect start to getting your ideas out there, and meeting with similar ideas.

 

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