earn money by blogging

More bloggers are emerging everyday, inspired with success stories of bloggers who hit the big time and equipped with resources offering tips and guidelines they got from blogging gurus. Beginners start out hoping to see similar success in making money online. The question often faced by the typical blogger is whether or not it is really possible to earn by writing blogs and what are the most effective ways on how to do this.

Yes, there have been successful personalities on the Internet who are earning hundreds of thousands of dollars a tear in online revenues. Some of them have done so with blogging and online advertising. Basically, anyone can do the same but not everyone does. You have to understand the very nature of blogging and study the methods with how you can earn and you might just be the next blogging hotshot.

To earn by writing blogs, you must be willing to invest time and effort to doing what needs to be done and are interested in learning new things everyday. Even the richest bloggers of today have experienced problems and setbacks. The business requires a lot of hard work, perseverance, constant research, some talent, and a little bit of luck. If you think you fit these qualifications, you just might succeed in the world of blogging.

People can make money through blogging but the process, given that you are taking the right steps and following the right advice, takes time. For this reason alone, it is not recommended thought that you make blogging your sole source of income.

There are three ways with which bloggers can earn. The first one is through direct advertising with Google AdSense and marketing affiliates. This is the method of choice for beginners who have not established their online reputation yet. Earnings are slow for these methods so you have to learn how to master them and apply them with skill.

The second way is to earn by writing blogs. You can do freelance writing for blogging networks or you can start a blog and sell it. This is a trend growing in popularity nowadays. To be able to do freelance blogging, you need a website or some sample works to show potential clients that you can deliver according to their requirements. Looking for freelance sites and SEO communities can be a challenge in itself but once you find the service for you, work hard.

The third method is only applicable to people who have established their reputation in the blogging community. Once you are a respected blogger who has built a strong following, you can use your blogging fame to sell or promote products and even win lucrative projects like book writing or speaking gigs.

There might come a day when you can honestly day that you consistently earn by writing blog. Good for you. But so long as you are not, keep your day job.

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Let’s admit it: while blog writing is a good outlet for our emotions and everyday frustrations, it always helps when we know that people are reading our posts. Make that “people care about our posts and about us.” In the case of blogs for business, we need feedback to know what products are good and what are not. That is why we love it when other people leave feedbacks on our entries. To help you get more blog feedbacks, here’s a short list of practical ideas you can apply.

Respond. If someone leaves a feedback on your post, be sure to respond to that person. If the feedback is a simple smiley, reply with words like “glad you loved it.” If they leave a question, answer that question. Also, sometimes, it helps if you include their names in your feedback. Instead of responding with an “I agree with you” to a Jim’s feedback, say “I’m with you, Jim.” That’s a basic of blog writing.

Ask readers. This is simply writing blog posts that seek the advice or help from your readers. Blogs for business can do this by making polls. For example, your business is a restaurant. Post an entry saying you want to serve the best dessert for couple on Valentine’s Day. List around five choices of you best desserts and ask your readers what they like and why they like it. Instant feedback, instant traffic.

Find the best commenter. All of us have avid commenters, and sometimes these are the people who disagree with your posts! In blog writing, either people agree or disagree with you. It’s like all your girl friends agree that you should wait for your crush to approach you since you are a lady. Then comments a guy friend who says, “some boys like girls who are aggressive. If your crush is like them, you’re in trouble.” Good commenters spark more feedbacks and lengthen conversations. Determine who these bloggers are and then mention their hyperlinked names in one of your posts. Blog whether you agree or disagree with them and why, and expect them to leave feedbacks anew.

Stalk other bloggers. “Stalking” simply means reading their posts and leaving feedbacks as well. Leaving feedbacks on their pages means you read their posts. In return, they will “stalk” you too and you will get more blog feedbacks.

Be grateful. You can never be too thankful to your readers. If they say something, that probably means they read your post. Or at least the title of your blog post. Thank them for that. This is especially true for blogs for business. Clients and customers just love “thanks you’s” and compliments.

Writing blog posts that are ambiguous is also an effective way to get more blog feedbacks. Try posting “I knew it would happen. I really did. But I just wasn’t able to stop it” and ready your umbrella for a storm of feedbacks.

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