Given the opportunity, how would you like to make money? If you hadall the money you needed, what would you blog about? You should onlyblog about something you are passionate about, something you can make along term commitment too. Will you be happy blogging about your chosensubject in two, three or five years time?
Can You Update Your Blog Regularly?
If you cannot commit to a regular and consistent blogging schedulethen blogging is not for you. If you cannot post new material to yourblog on a regular basis, then to all intense and purposes the blog isdead. This is why you have to be passionate about your chosen niche.Ideally, you should update your blog at least once a day and never lessthan once a week.
A busy blog is a useful blog. While it’s important not to publishmeaningless posts which may bore your audience, it’s essential that youupdate your blog frequently. The best way to keep readers coming back is to always have something new (and meaningful) for them to see.
Who are Your Readers?
How many newspapers exist with zero readers? Publishing is a two-waystreet. Media publishing requires readers. There’s no point publishingif you don’t have readers. Conversely, readers will not come to yourblog unless you have something interesting to read. Publishing, be itnewspapers or blogging, is about forming relationships. There has to be a relationship between you and your blog, your blog and your chosen niche and the niche with your reader.
Get Your Own Domain Name
You could start blogging using free services such as Blogger.com,WordPress.com, HubPages and Ezine etc. but in the long term you reallyneed to get your own domain name and hosting package.
Having your own domain makes you look more professional and gives you full control over the services you can provide. Ad networks will alsotake you more seriously. Some ad networks will not even accept you ifyou do not have your own domain name and some advertisers will requireto view your website prior to accepting you.
If you do it right, having your own domain and web hosting will onlycost you a few Pounds/Dollars per month. At the time of writing,JustHost were running a special hosting offer of just 2 USD per monthwhich included a free domain name (DreamHost) is where this site is hosted). See my article, Where to register domain names, for my recommended hosting providers. Ultimately, web hosting will not cost you a penny because the income generated by your blog will more than offset the costs.
- It’s always better to get your domain name at the start. Youdefinitely do not want to build a blog, get lots of backlinks and greatpage rankings only to have to move it to its own domain name and have to start over.
Monetize Your Blog
Every heard the saying, “never put all your eggs in one basket”? When it comes to monetizing your blog, don’t stick to just one source. There are many methods for monetizing your pages, Google AdSense, banners,Infolinks, etc. Many blogs do rely on Google AdSense but I would notrecommend this approach.
- Some blogs have so much advertising it’s difficult to follow theactual content. Don’t do this or your readers will never return.
Blogging Only for Money!
If the only reason your blogging is to get rich, you will probablyfail. Sorry. Despite what you read in the newspapers, magazines and hype online it takes a lot of effort to make money blogging. Most monetizedblogs make less than 100 USD per month. If the only reason your blogging is to get rich, you will probably fail.
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Have you noticed how social networking has “taken off”? One of themost unique aspects of blogging is its social impact. It’s essentialyour blog welcomes readers and invites them to join a two-wayconversation. Show your readers that you value them. A blog’s successdepends on your readers.
If you think running a blog is a “static” experience, think again.Everyday there are new things to learn. Everyday there are new toolsavailable to bloggers to improve your readers enjoyment. As you developyour blog, take the time to research the new tools and features. Younever know when a new tool will roll out that can make your life easieror enhance your readers’ experiences.
Important: your blog should be an extension of you, your company andyour brand. Infuse your personality into your blog and adopt aconsistent tone for your posts. Talk to your readers like the friendsthey are.
People don’t read blogs to get the news, they have newspaper and TVfor that. People read blogs to get opinions and advice, so don’t writelike a reporter. Blog like you’re having a conversation with a friendand, as with a friend, be considerate of the other person opinion.Everyone has their own views on life.