To be able to start blogging for profit does not mean that you have to have the skills of a professional writer. If you have an interest, a hobby or a subject of expertise and you can type, then you can get some blogging sites up and start profiting online.
Some people would advise you to get as many blogs up and running as possible. They will tell you that way, you will be able to cover a wider range of topics or pull in a greater number of followers. The danger with this is spreading yourself too thin. When you are just starting, concentrate on a single blog only. Get it established before diversifying to other subjects and more blogs.
You have a choice of which CMS (content management system) to use for your blogsite. WordPress is a very common one and is the one I personally use. I find that you have more control over the look and feel to your blog, as well as being able to optimize it better for the search engines if you host it yourself. If this all sounds too complicated, it is easy enough to find someone to set up your blog for you.
Making money with your blog can be done in different ways. Blogging for profit is a bit of a catchphrase with many people not really understanding where the profit bit comes in.
Blogging basically comes down to creating a website that is regularly updated with posts about a specific subject. People interested in that subject will visit the blog. To make money from the blog, you have to monetize it.
Monetizing your blog can be done in a variety of ways. There are several ways to do this, depending on your own method of making money online. You could sign up to affiliate programs for products related to your subject. That way, you would include a link or banner to a certain product and when a visitor makes a purchase through your link, you get a commission.
Another way could be to sign up for Google Adsense. If you haven’t heard of it you will definitely have seen it. These are the paid Google ads you see on the right hand side of Google results pages or on many websites. When you sign up, you are agreeing to display relevant ads on your site. You will earn a commission whenever these ads are clicked.
One other way of blogging for profit is by having an existing business already in place. In this case, you would have links pointing to your own business and your blog acts as the first point of contact for someone with an interest in what you do.