If you’ve never thought about blogging before you might be wondering what’s the big attraction. What’s so great about blogging? There are lots of people just like you who asked the same question. And now they’re making big chunks of change from blogging.
What’s So Great About Blogging?
Everybody’s an expert at something. Maybe you know the stats for every major league ball player who’s ever taken the field. Maybe you know every Oscar winner since the very first Academy Awards Ceremony, or you can interpret ancient hieroglyphs or you know how to take a ’57 Chevy apart and put it back together again.
No matter how obscure your knowledge, there’s something you’re really good at, and there’s someone out there who would love to hear your story.
In the 21st Century everybody’s mobile. We’re always busy, always commuting between work, home and our favorite play-space, and most people don’t live anywhere near their closest friends and family members. We form thin friendships with people we work with or people we meet online or at the local pub, but when you really want to share some exciting information, who do you turn to?
Chances are, you only have one or two people nearby who care about you enough to let you ramble on about the World Series or the upcoming Oscars. What attracts most people to blogging is the idea that they can “talk” about anything they want, and attract an audience of thousands who hang on their every word.
How Do You Make Big Chunks Of Change From Blogging?
There are about as many different ways to earn money blogging as there are blogs, but here are some basics so you have something to think about:
Content ads: This is probably one of the easiest ways to make money with a blog because you don’t have to worry about marketing or promoting a product. If you’re blogging for the sheer fun of blogging and you’ve heard you can make a few bucks while you’re at it, this is the best place to start.
Content ads are blocks of ads that are controlled by advertising networks. The best example is Google Adsense. You simply create a Google account, and go to adsense.google.com, and follow the step-by-step directions.
What makes Adsense and similar programs so easy is that you, the blogger, don’t have to have any special skills or knowledge to be successful. You also don’t need to worry about choosing which ads to promote because Google does all that for you based on they topic of your blog.
And set-up is easy-peasey – you just copy the code that Google gives you and paste it on your blog. The ads automatically show up and automatically rotate, and you earn a nice chunk of change when your visitors click on those ads looking for more information. You can, if you choose, simply set it and forget about it.
If you decide you really like the idea of making money with your blog, there are steps you can take to improve your Adsense earnings or, if you really want to take the plunge, you can become an affiliate marketer and use your blog to promote products.
Eventually, you’ll start making even more money and you may decide you want to turn this into a full-time, long-term business venture. At that point you have dozens of options including promoting your own products and services, creating blogs, and joining blogging networks to help grow your business.
A lot of new bloggers are attracted to blogging just because it’s fun to get online, socialize and share their expertise. And once they figure out they can make a nice chunk of change at it, blogging becomes even more fun.
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