We all talk about making money online blogging and you may be thinking, “Ugh! How dull and boring. Why would anyone want to do that?” But “blogging” or “running a website” is merely the vehicle for your business. It’s your way of establishing a presence online. You can make money online doing anything you want.
If you’re going to make money online then you have to have a place to hang your shingle so people can find you. A doctor or a plumber or a lawyer doesn’t just sit at home waiting for people to call. He has an office and he advertises his location with a big sign. If he does work out of his home he at least has a shingle hanging outside to let people know about his business.
On the Internet, your office location is your domain name but you still have to put something on that piece of property to identify yourself and your business. And for most people, the easiest and best solution is a blog. Blogs are easy for even a beginner to set up and they attract lots of search engine traffic. So if you want to make money online you have to start with a blog, but after that you’re free to do whatever you want.
At first glance those blogs you’ve seen might look like it would be a pretty dull and boring business, just sitting there typing out little stories or articles every day. But behind the scenes, each of those bloggers is running some type of money-making business.
Some bloggers focus on providing engaging articles to attract thousands of readers every day and all that traffic makes their blog attractive to advertisers, so they make money selling ad space. Other bloggers might use that traffic to promote a products and earn commissions from the manufacturers.
But more and more bloggers are promoting their own products with their blogs. Authors use blogs to promote their self-published books. Crafters use blogs to promote their handmade jewelry, fashions, wedding stationery and art projects. Gardeners use blogs to promote their heirloom seeds. The possibilities are endless.
Service providers use blogs to promote their offline businesses – plumbers, auto mechanics, lawyers, dentists, chiropractors, physicians, landscapers and every other service you can imagine can be found blogging away on the Internet.
There are even bloggers who blog about their online services – writers who provide articles and content for other bloggers, designers who create custom blogs, and graphic artists who create logos, blog graphics and infographics.
Teenagers use blogs to promote their after school dog walking business or their paper route or their weekend lawn mowing service. Some just start a blog to talk about their hobbies and suddenly they have all this traffic they don’t know what to do with so they start selling ad space.
You really can make money online doing anything you want. That blog or website is just your online storefront or office space. So if you’ve been putting it off because you think blogging is just boring and dull, don’t worry. You can do anything you want inside your own blog.
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