How to Make Money Blogging
Every blogger has this question; “how do I make money blogging?” I wanted to know how people are growing there cash flows to business for blogs using easy to follow methods. Lets be clear, its funning righting online, but bills must be paid. My hobby was art. I loved doing things artistically, and so I started designing tile work with an artistic flair. I love when a job I see in my mind turns into the vision I had for success. In the business of tile I can teach others. In the business for blogs success, I am still learning. For now, I am a student of the process for blogs success. I love what I do; but it has to pay the bills too. So I appreciate the guest blog from Tiffany Gantt of ApronAddicts.com
I know many bloggers have the same questions. Many people want to help but not all know how to direct that path. Tiffany give advice for blogs to do this the right way. I’m thankful that this post is totally unique content for turning your hobby into a profitable home business. This post is for blogs whom want to grow their business with clear plan for home business success.
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Turn your hobby into a profitable home business
You might think of professional blogging as a dream job only intended for a lucky few; but it’s easier than it looks to grow and monetize a modest personal or hobby blog into a successful small business. There are already plenty of blog posts explaining AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, etc., so we’ll focus on getting your blog noticed and read, so that any monetization strategy can be profitable.
Ideally, you want your blog to have a theme: some specific niche that isn’t already filled by big names. If you’re trying to create a general humor blog, for instance, you’ll have to compete for ranking with giants like Cracked and College Humor, and at best, your blog will be doomed to wander page 7 or 8 on Google for all eternity; but if you can narrow it down to some niche topic, you’ve got a good shot at making the first page and getting clicks.
Before you commit to any theme, take a look at Google rankings for words related to your topic. First, you want to make sure that your topic is commonly searched—if hardly anyone is Googling your topic, it’ll be tougher to drum up traffic. Second, take a look at your competition on page 1 of the Google rankings. If you’re competing with other small blogs with about your level of interest and investment, you can move forward; otherwise you might want to narrow down or modify your theme. Above all, though, you need to find something that you love to write (and read) about, do your homework, and start hammering away at it.
If you’re already an engaging writer, this part is easy. A large block of unadorned text might be fairly easy to get through in a book or magazine, but people read online content differently, and you need to incorporate a few simple style tricks to convert your content into a digestible online format. You’ll notice that these tricks are almost universally applied by big professional content providers:
Before you start pulling traffic from search engines, you need to catch readers clicking through from other sites. Find successful bloggers who share your interests, and offer to guest post on their sites. You’ll have to sacrifice good content for your own blog (most blogs require unique content in their guest posts), but don’t be afraid to commit high-quality work—it’s a small investment that will pay big dividends in establishing your online reputation.
At the bottom of each guest post, you can include a signature with a link to your site, which will draw users and get your site noticed by search engines. If you provide solid content in your guest posts and build good relationships with your fellow bloggers, you can invite them to start swapping links to your content in their posts and driving more traffic to your site. Ultimately, these networks of links are what will get people reading your blog, clicking your ads, and earning you money.
Tiffany Gantt is a staff writer for ApronAddicts.com, a website dedicated to the love of cooking and looking good while you do it! You can often find her getting creative in the kitchen as she whips up something yummy in one of her flirty, color coordinated aprons.
Now, I’m not an affiliate for ApronAdditcts.com. Tiffany has been a kind enough to provide this to help the community. I’m thankful for her input. I personally wanted the advice to simply answer the question I asked. To find out more about how Tiffany helped a client get this success, please visit Tiffany at ApronAdditcs.com.
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