Ever wondered how to earn money blogging? I have, as I know many of you have. This appears to be a mystery for a lot of us. It appears the more we try to figure out the answers the more allusive they become. So hopefully today we are going to peel away some of the puzzle and clear up a few things in order to start to make money from blogging.
Of course, there are other skills that you can leverage, but they are usually much more complicated, like redesigning websites, writing iPhone applications, writing CSS and HTML codes, and other crazy stuff.
How long will it take you? It depends on your experience and really only you can answer that question. How long will it take you to put together a product? Digital products are the easiest to move because there doesn’t have to be any overhead. If you write an eBook or create software yourself, you can sell as many copies as you want online without having to pay any overhead at all. No print costs. No manufacturer costs. No distribution costs.
Once you have your niche selected you should put up a web site. This is your online store front so people in your niche can find you. There are many web site solutions if you don’t know how to do it yourself. One good option is to use a WordPress blog for your web site. The search engines love till bloggen blogs and you will be able to get more free traffic faster with a blog.
Link to other WordPress blogs from your blog when you discover a great article. The blogosphere is a community, not a dog-eat-dog competition. Most bloggers value their relationships with other bloggers, and appreciate it when another blogger writes an article about something great on their blog. Be generous of spirit and it’s likely that the blogger you wrote about will link back to you with a comment as well.
People who come to read the other blog will read the comments and if your’s is interesting they may follow your link or click on your name. Either way, this will produce much more traffic for you than simply sticking to your own blog.
If you click on WordPress Import and find your blog import button reading ‘Set Authors’ and you want to import newly added blog posts from blogger, go to the bottom of the import page and click ‘Reset Importer’. No blog posts will be lost. It will just reset your blog importer to import more blog posts. Clicking the ‘Clear All Information’ will delete all your posts, so don’t do that.