It is the Christmas season here again. That means that people are madly dashing around trying to buy gifts for everyone and still stay sane. For some people though, buying online is the best way to shop. I have 2 little children that I hate going toy shopping with. How can you keep something a surprise if they see it right? So, I love to go browsing online to read toy reviews, check out prices at various places, and then finally purchase an item whether it be from Amazon, eBay or Toys R Us.
If you are looking for a way to make money, starting a blog and promoting products you believe in can be a great way to earn income(especially around the holidays). While you can get started writing a free blog, there are many reasons why having your own website and domain is much better.
For some people though, they do not know where to start. Others buy every book they come across to help teach them but get lost somewhere between the pages or frustrated because the questions they do have are never answered. Some people do not have the time to take a course at school or the funding. But without knowing what you can do and what to avoid, how do you really get started?
The wonderful thing about blogging is that you can be almost any age. You can blog to just shares things with your friends, or you can get serious and blog for income. Many stay at home moms have found that blogging is a great way to make money for bills while saving on day care costs. But you must be diligent and invest your time to learn what needs to be done and then make a consistent effort to do something to drive in traffic each and every day. The competition is getting pretty fierce out there but there are so many different products and niches that I still believe there is money to be made by those who keep at it.
I read a book when I was first getting started about how to set up a blog/website and I found it extremely helpful. I would like to share it with you because it is proof that you can be any age as a blogger if you put in the effort. It takes time to get traffic but if you stick to it and keep trying new things, you will wake up one morning and see your traffic go from 100 people a day to 1000 and more. That is when you will start to see the money come in and it will all have been worth it.
How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day Job With My Blog
by: Bob Lotich
publisher: Rendren Publishing, published: 2010-08-01
sales rank: 10132
price: $2.88 (new), $3.50 (used)
Bob Lotich founded ChristianPF.com back in 2007 and after getting laid off in 2008 he took the leap into full-time blogging. Less than a year later he was earning more from his blog than his previous day-job.
While his results are not typical, this book covers all the steps he took to make money from his blog over that two-year period.
Who this book is written for:
* Those who want to get started blogging
* Those who are already blogging but aren’t making as much money as they’d like to.
Who this book is NOT written for:
* People looking for a get-rich-quick system that requires little effort.
* Experienced bloggers making over $1000/m (though the book will still probably be helpful, it isn’t written to this audience)
Some of the topics covered in the book:
* 4 Steps to Start Blogging in 10 minutes
* Blogging Basics
* How to setup a Self-Hosted Blog
* The importance of a Customizable WordPress theme
* 3 primary ways to earn from your blog
* How long does it take to make money from your blog?
* How to get traffic to your blog
* SEO Tips for bloggers
* How I increased Adsense earnings $1500/m in less than 3 months
* 7 helpful tools that made it all possible
Be sure to post a comment in the box below to let me know how you love blogging. I would love to check out your site.
Until next time, enjoy your holiday and if you need any help with niche ideas or places to find affiliate programs with good commission structures, just drop me a line.
To your success!