Veteran bloggers know all too well that its possible to make money in blogging. As a matter of fact, a lot of professional bloggers who have been in the ‘business’ for several years now surely have a story or two on how they made a serious amount of dough just by publishing high quality blog posts on an interesting niche.
You only have to scour the web for such awe-inspiring success stories to have the courage to try your luck. But, if you’re just a newbie or someone who still have a lot of things to learn about successful blogging, then you may want to read on to find out how you could easily monetize your very own blog site. Read on:
Finding your blog’s niche is hard, but will be worth all the troubles once you start making money out of it – Image source
1. Pick an interesting niche. Most professional bloggers would readily tell you that you won’t go far in the whole blog monetization business if you don’t have a specific niche to work on. This is pretty much the same as with lawyers who specialize in specific areas of litigation: having a specific niche of particular interest to a lot of readers is one surefire way to build a loyal following and to increase site traffic.
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2. Work out in increasing your site’s traffic. As any seasoned blogger would tell you, there are several time-tested ways in generating and increasing site traffic. Such tricks include link exchange/back linking, guest blogging, forum posting, advertising promotion, publishing high quality content, and the like. Always remember that only blogs that generate heavy traffic can make some serious money in the long run; hence, do everything you possibly can to ensure that your blog site gets consistent heavy traffic.
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3. Sign up for ‘income generators’. Aside from organic traffic, you may want to enroll your site in tested online income generators such as Google Adsense, text link ads, Chitika, BidVertiser, pay-per-clicks, affiliate marketing, donations, and the like. There are a lot of ways on how you could generate both active and passive incomes through your blog—you only have to have initiative.
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4. Post only high quality web content. Now, with Google Panda acting as Big Brother watching your every move, you’d be wise staying away from plagiarized and sloppily-written web content. With nothing but fresh, high quality, and up-to-date content gracing your site, you’d surely generate the traffic and loyal following that you’ve always dreamed of. Most importantly, Google will reward you with high SERP rank, which, of course, means heavy traffic and some big revenues for your site.
Keep in mind that the whole blogging business is no walk in the park. Hence, you have to make it a point to always stay on top of the pack to ensure a continuous flow of cash from your blog site. As they say, no guts, no glory…!