Blogging for money is not rocket science; in fact, you could probably blog for money by blogging about rocket science.
It’s a straightforward proposition. You set up a blog about a topic in which you are interested and which you can make interesting for your readers; they read it, and you sell advertising based on the fact that you have an audience.
* How to Get Started Blogging For Money
Even if you know everything about everything, including rocket science, pick one topic about which you can write most interestingly and informatively as the topic for your first blog.
If you really want to make money blogging, you’ll eventually have to manage multiple blogs, but start with one until you are really comfortable with what you’re doing. The best way to get an audience who will remain loyal is to give them good material and keep it coming.
* Use WordPress to Set Up Your Blog
If you want to save yourself as much effort as possible in starting your blog, use WordPress, and use it to the maximum. WordPress has an amazingly friendly interface and is loaded with themes and plugins which you can use for free to make your blog visually appealing.
You can even embed videos from YouTube and other online video sites onto a WordPress blog with almost no effort, and that’s a terrific way to keep your audience engaged and returning for more.
* More Ways to Keep Your Visitors Coming Back
Keep your blog’s content up to date. Post on a regular schedule, so that your audience will know when to drop in for the latest.
And make sure your content offers something of value because people love to get something they can use without having to pay for it. Share your expertise, or let your readers know what sources you find helpful.
WordPress will let you make your blog easy to navigate so that any new visitors who like what they are reading can find your archives and get up to speed. And don’t be afraid to ask your readers to add your blog to their favorites list. Barring that, choose a name for your blog they will remember.
Post comments on blogs with topics related to yours, with a link to your blog to attract newcomers. With a large enough audience, you can attract advertisers who are willing to pay you to post their links or review their products on your blog.
* Turning Readers Into Customers
If your purpose in blogging for money is to generate customers for an existing business, keep posting credibly because trust is the key to turning readers into customers.
It will take time, and you shouldn’t expect to start selling right after you start blogging. Invite your readers to comment on your posts or add their own suggestions as to what they’d like to see from a business like yours, and if their suggestions make sense and can be implemented easily, do so and let them know that you’ve made the change.
That sort of service is almost irresistible!