Blogs Can Make Money

Do you know anyone who earns money just by staying at home in front of their computers? More and more people are hyped by this growing online business. Wikipedia defined blog or weblog as a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or videos. However, it is only recently that blogs have evolved to a home-based business, which gives significant revenue to its blogger.




How do we start money blogging? All you need to have is a computer and reliable access to the internet to make a good start. Here are a few steps for a successful money blogging.

The first step is to find a blogging platform. There are a lot of websites that will allow you to host your own blog. If you are a little more technical and is willing to exert more time and effort, making your own website is always a choice. Here are some of the websites that host free blogs: Blogger.com, LiveJournal.com, Wordpress.com, Blog.com. You can always check your favorite search engine for more companies for your blogging preference.

Once you have decided on a platform, the next thing to think about is your "niche" market or your target audience. Try to think about the last time you searched the internet about something that interest you. It may be something that you might be interested to learn more about or something that just made you curious. Definitely, you were brought to a certain website and that is an established fact. People check internet to get information and if you can provide that information to your target market, then you already have an audience. This traffic generated is what will give you profit. It is very important that what you have is interesting so as to retain the attention of your audience.

Next thing to do is to make sure that you post a new blog regularly. You may choose to update it every day or posting 3-4 times in a week isn't bad too. It is very important to take note that if you can keep your target audience interested in your weblog, they will keep on coming back. They may even promote it to their friends and this will make your blog more popular and earning. A very good marketing strategy is posting your blog links to sites, which covers a lot of network. People might try to check it out. It is now up to the contents of your blog if you can retain their interest to make them read more and stay in your site longer because this is where money is made.

The next smart move to make is get ads on your site. Google Adsense or Yahoo Marketing is just 2 ad companies that you can get in starting in this business. Once you have enough readers, continue blogging cause there is a very big possibility that your readers might check on the links of the ads and this is where profits will come in.