Blogging To The Bank – Is Blogging Your Key To Making Money Online?
I am going to bet that you are not one of the richest people in the world. As a matter of fact, you are probably an average guy or gal who works 40+ hours a week (making money for someone else) and when all the bills are paid, you have very little left to show for it. How do I know this? This describes just about everyone who starts trying to make money online. Therefore, it goes without saying that you would probably be very excited if you had a way to start cashing in without any money down and with no start-up costs. One way to start doing exactly this is to start writing a blog.
Why Blogging Is A Good Idea
Writing a blog is one of the best ways you can get started making money online because you get two things that are very important in my opinion.
- You get an outlet for posting affiliate links on the web without resorting to Pay Per Click campaigns, which can become very expensive, very quickly.
- Blogs are easier to create than webpages because you do not have to bother with or learn HTML.
The best part about blogging is that there are so many blog sites out there that are free for anyone to use. In the same way that GeoCities gives out free webpages, there are many sites that are turning to giving out free blogs, such as Blogger.com . Using these free blogging services, you could easily have 40-50 money making pages for free.
Why Blogs Get More Traffic
One of the most difficult parts of making money online is actually getting people to visit your website. Lots of people have tried and failed but never learned how to get traffic to their website. The secret is actually very simple. You need to get listed in the search engines. The problem is that most search engines will favor listing you more if they find you on their own. So it quickly becomes a chicken vs. the egg situation. You need to get the search engines to visit you, but you can not submit to them because of the potential penalties. The great thing about blogging sites is that they are already being crawled by the search engines so you will automatically get listed. Blogs using RSS feeds can be listed even quicker in most cases.
Your First Money Stream
One way to make money with blogs is to sign up for Google Adsense. This is a block of advertisements that you show for Google and they pay you every time someone clicks on one of the ads. The best part about this is that it often captures the visitors that were not going to buy anything through your site anyway.
The Power Of Reviews
One of the more popular ways to start earning a paycheck is to promote affiliate products. It is a well-known fact that products on the internet sell better not through advertisements, but by reviews and word of mouth. Just think back to the last time you bought a book from Amazon. Did you buy it because it had good reviews? You sure did. The nice thing about blogs is that they are all just opinions posted by ordinary people, and because of this, blogs can be an incredible selling machine just waiting to be released.
What Should You Write About?
I often get asked what is the best topic to write about in a blog. The answer is simple. You should only write about topics that you know something about, otherwise people will detect that you are not being sincere. Pick a topic that you know lots about, and start writing a little bit each day about your topic. The best format could be anything, but think about teaching something to your readers. Make your blog a series of lessons, presented one per day or one per week. This will keep your visitors coming back every, and every time they come back you've got another opportunity to make a sale to them.
An Army Of One
Have you ever heard the phrase "There's power in numbers"? This is especially true for making money online. Most successful online marketers know that when you strike upon an idea that makes you $ 20 per day, if you do that idea 20 times, you should now be making $ 400 dollars per day. Therefore it goes without saying that if you have one blog that makes you money, you should make more of them. However, there is a certain way to do this successfully, and if you do it wrong your blog will get get banned by either the blogging site, or worse, by the search engines.
Rob Benwell's Blogging to the Bank eBook shows you how to do it the right way which will save you the time, money and frustration of trying to figure it out on your own. I've got additional information on this eBook on my main website, listed below.
Your Possibilities Are Endless
Overall, there are many ways that you could make money on the internet, but many of them will take more time, energy and money than the average person has to spend on them. Blogs are definitely one of the newest and most effective ways to earn you some cash without taking more than you than it provides. Hopefully, I've opened your eyes to an easier, cheaper way for making money online.