People tell you that you talk too much. You like to share your opinion about anything and everything. You enjoy debates, discussions, politics, and any other means by which you can get your word out there. So, you discovered blogging where you can opine about anything that comes to mind, and people can choose to either read it or not. Did you know, though, that your thoughts, opinions, and what some might refer to as blab can actually make you money online? Blogging can actually be used as a form of advertisement, or it can showcase other items in ads within your site, and both are opportunities to make money.
If you are already blogging because you enjoy sharing your opinion or sounding off to the public in regard to political or social issues, you should seek out opportunities to get paid to do so. There are several sites that will pay posters to either opine on a public forum, inviting responses from interested parties and ultimately gaining members or to blog, a service for which subscribers will pay so that they can read what you have to say. Some sites pay per post (and usually limit the number of posts allowed per pay period), while others pay on a weekly basis, requiring a minimum number of posts and responses per week. Check into the terms and conditions of these prior to signing up with them.
Another way to make money online through blogging is to advertise on your site. If you have established a regular blog on your own website, you should use this as an opportunity to earn money by advertising for others. You can sign up with an affiliate service, which will match the topics of your site with specific products or services advertised by various other members of the affiliate service who wish to advertise. You will take these ads and use them to build links from your blog site to the site advertised. Every time someone clicks on one of these links, it is recorded by the affiliate service, and the advertiser is charged a nominal fee. You receive a percentage of the fees collected from links posted and followed on your site. This pay-per-click service is a hassle-free way to earn a little money on the side. What simpler way to earn money than to keep up with a journal or blog site that allows you to tell the world what you think or feel?
Blogging is such a simple way to maintain a small, steady income, and it is especially useful for teens, who tend to build such sites anyway. They can use the pay-per-click services or the paid blog and forum posting sites to fund their entertainment, including trips to the movies with friends, lunches at school, and even gas for their transportation. Earning their own money, especially through internet business, will teach them responsibility and set them up for future successful enterprising.