Blogging

ID-10048657Is it really possible to make money from blogging? If you want to spend more time engaged in your hobbies and passions, blogging is a perfect way to make it pay. You do not need to be a professional writer either, but just have a good working knowledge of your subject matter. Being passionate also helps a lot. Pay attention to your writing style so that it is at least semi-professional and, at very least, readable.

Remember that with blogging, content is king.

All things being equal, the blogs with the most relevant, original and useful content will rise to the top. The top blogs have a bigger and more fanatical readership, as well as more web traffic from the search engines. Web traffic is what will make your blog a successful money-making machine that will generate a passive income, even while you sleep.

There is a lot to be said about blogging. From sharing travel adventures to political agendas, a blog can be an easy way for anyone with limited technical skill to have their own web page and convey their message to the world. The technology is cheap, and often free, and more user-friendly than ever. This has levelled the playing field to the point that anyone can join in and run a really great blog.

Blogs are convenient and easy to set up and run, because someone else has done all the hard work behind the scenes. All you need to do is decide your subject matter, find a template that looks good – many are free while the better ones cost a little bit, customise the look by changing colour options and adding pictures. Then simply start writing and uploading content.

Blog content can be feature articles, short articles, simple image or video posts, reviews, quick posts, or any multimedia that can be uploaded. As long as it is relevant and interesting, your readership will love it. Try to encourage comments to your posts, because the more interaction you get, the more fanatical your readership will become, which means they will subscribe to your RSS feed and keep coming back for more. They will also start to recommend your blog posts to other internet users.

Perhaps you are wondering how to make money from blogging. There are a number of ways, such as selling your own products or generating third-party advertising revenue. The most popular and effective way is affiliate marketing, which is recommending products which will pay you a commission when blog visitors purchase them. Always do affiliate marketing in good conscience, which means recommending products because you genuinely believe in them, not just to make money. You need to keep the respect of your readers, which you will risk by being over-zealous in your selling. Try to recommend products that your blog readers really want and need. No selling is required when you present people with products that they already want.

It is important to blog consistently to keep your readers engaged, while continually gaining more readers. The search engines also favour websites that have continually changing and updating content. The best thing to do is start. Don’t be overwhelmed, just do your first post and then try to do at least one a week. Fairly soon you will have a blog loaded with a lot of great, original content.

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About Ola Agbaimoni

Known as "The Business Detective" due to her "Sherlock Holmes" like problem solving abilities, Ola works in partnership with her sister Carole Pyke, The Business Bard. Together they run Eélan Media, a new type of Business growth agency offering a forensic approach to business and a creative approach to marketing. As well as being an expert in business planning, training and development, Ola is also a certified coach, NLP practitioner; an accomplished author, speaker and presenter.

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