How to Make Money From Blogs in Your Spare Time
To begin to make money from blogs you need to start looking at blogging as a business. Whether you have a blog that you created as a hobby, or whether you have specifically created a blog for money and marketing reasons, you can easily monetize your blog to supply a steady stream of part time income.
There are two main mechanisms that will drive traffic and income to your blog. These are the first two factors to start with so that you can make money blogging. Both of these methods work very well for the majority of blogs.
The first method is to publish articles to your blog. A regular stream of content appearing on your blog keeps it active and 'fresh' for search engines. You can make your blog posts about a variety of topics. They can be informational or educational, about yourself or your business, or they can promote a product or service.
The second method to make money from blogs is to create an email newsletter. By including an opt-in facility on your blog, which collects a list of subscribers, you can build a targeted list of potential customers.
You invite your readers to enter their first name and email address into the opt-in box, which then gives you permission to send them your newsletter. You then contact your subscribers on a regular basis (weekly, fortnightly, monthly) providing them with educational content, tips and special announcements about any new products on the market.
If you combine these two methods and implement them the right way, then you will begin to substantially grow traffic and make money from blogs.