If you have a blog and are looking to make a profit from it then
it is imperative that you get it to the point where it is
attracting lots of traffic. You can have the most attractive
offers in the world to monetize your blog, but if you don't get
the right volume of traffic, you are not going to make
With the above in mind, if you are intending to make money from
your blog, your first priority has to be to make your blog as
popular as you can by taking every opportunity you can to grow
How do you go about this? Well, as a first step, it is vitally
important that you know the demographic of your target readership
- if you don't know this, you won't be able to consistently write
in the correct way to capture and keep your target audience.
Ideally, you should be writing on a subject that is of interest
to you - always supposing, of course, that you have interests in
areas that are popular and where people are proven to spend
If you hope to make money blogging then you are going to have to
update your blog with fresh content on a regular basis - this
will certainly be a lot easier if you are writing on a subject
that you know and love.
You don't have to be the greatest writer in the world to make
money from blogging, but you do need to be writing in a style
that attracts and keeps the attention of your readership -
popular blogs are never boring - if you don't entertain the
people who come to your blog, you'll not develop a fanbase of the
size needed to sustain a decent blogging income.
So, just how do you drive traffic to your blog? Getting links
back to your blog from other Websites is what you need to focus
on. You can do this in various ways such as finding forums about
the topic of your blog, joining in with the conversations and
putting a link back to your blog in your forum signature. Writing
articles and submitting them to a few of the top article
directories putting a link back to your blog in your resource box
is another good way to drive traffic.
You can monetize your blog with affiliate programs related to the
subject matter and contextual advertising programs.
If you have a blog where you regularly post interesting and
topical content in a popular subject area, where you promote
attractive, related products and services and spend time building
traffic on a regular basis, there's absolutely no reason why you
cannot earn money from your blogging.