Everyone knows what a blog is, and many people have the skill and talent to write well enough to create a blog people want to read. It’s a great way to earn a little extra money from home, but many people don’t know how to do that, which means they’re blogging for no particular reason other than their own enjoyment. If you’ve always wanted to start a blog, but aren’t sure where to start, here are a few simple tips to help you earn a little money from home.
One of the best ways to make money blogging at home is with affiliate programs. These programs make it simple to blog from home and make some money in the process. What you want is for people to click on your affiliate links and when they make a purchase you receive a percentage of the sale. There are plenty of affiliate networks out there, but one of the best for a new blogger is Share A Sale. Once you open up a Share a Sale account, apply to the affiliate programs that are similar to the content that you are blogging about. So if you are a food blogger, you might look for affiliate programs for kitchen supply sites or even photography sites.
Like Other Blogs
It’s easy to begin to like other blogs and follow them. When you make good, quality comments on other blogs, you bring attention to your own blog and make people want to read more of what you have to say. It’s simple; but remember to comment nicely and appropriately and to add a link to your own blog to each comment. Above all else, make sure you are providing value with your comments. Don’t simply spam a comment section, participate in the discussion.
Advertise Your Blogs
You can’t make money if you don’t have traffic to click on your ads and affiliate links, so you need to advertise. There are plenty of places where you can buy traffic, but the best are Google Adwords, Facebook, Bing, Taboola, Outbrain, Revcontent, and Content.ad.
You can’t start a blog and expect to make money on it quickly and efficiently if you’re not writing regularly. This usually means you need to write several times per week, but a daily blog is always a good idea. Just make sure your content is interesting and makes a good point.
It’s not going to make you money, per say, but it’s going to help you. You aren’t making any money from your blog if you can’t spell or use proper grammar or punctuation. Make sure you are writing interesting, unique and well-written content or your other efforts are going to be for nothing.
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