If you’ve always wanted to make some extra money online, blogging is an excellent way. The start up cost is very small and all you need is a computer or a smart phone and an Internet connection. Even if you don’t have your own Internet service at home, you can go to the nearest business or location that offers free public wifi. Your local library provides free computer and Internet use as well. Blogging is a very popular way of making some extra money without the hassle of many business startup costs and methods.
You can start blogging for free using a free blogging site such as wordpress or blogger. Use these for starters and to get some good practice and exposure when you are learning how to blog. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to have full control of your blog so that you can truly monetize it. Having your own blog will allow you to have the domain name that you want and not have to be held to the terms and restrictions of a free blog website. For instance, if you are an expert in dog training, you’ll want to buy a domain name that tells what you’re blogging about and what you’re giving tips and advice about. Your blog site’s domain name may be something like XABCYdogtrainer.com (just a sample name that I made up here but you get the point.) Having stated all this, you can continue using free blogging websites along with your paid site if you wish. There’s really no rules as far as this goes.
It costs about $20 a year or less to have your own blog. That’s nothing compared to what you spend at Starbucks each month! Now before you start blogging away, choose a subject or topic that you love and know a lot about. If you are a great soccer player then soccer will be something you might want to blog about. Common sense tells you that if you’re not into cooking then don’t try to blog about the art of baking. Blog about what you’re passionate about. The writings will be more exciting and easier to produce as well as of more interest to your readers.
There really are no rules about how long your blogs should be. Just make sure that you search for hot topics in the subject that you are blogging about and use some keywords. (See Wikipedia if you’re not sure what “keywords” are and/or do a Google search.) After you’ve typed out your short article, be sure to choose a catching heading and then announce it to the world using social media. Use your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts to get it out in front of online visitors and readers.
So you’ve followed along with me this far and are still looking for the “How to make money blogging” part? Well, you can use Google AdSense to generate income from visitors who check out your blogs. This is an extremely popular and easy way to make money blogging. You can also search for companies that will pay for each blog that you post based on certain subjects.
While you’re blogging and using the methods just mentioned, you are learning how to become a great blogger and once this happens you can go to sites such as http://www.freelancer.com and look for jobs that need bloggers. Place your bid or put in your proposal and start blogging on a full time basis or get paid at higher rates or in addition to what you’re making using these various blogging tips.