Move over social networking sites. There is a trend which seems to have taken over the internet world by storm. “Have Net, Will Blog” seems to be the new mantra of the netizens. The last five years have witnessed a sudden surge in the number of users who blog online. Right from posting about their private lives to pondering over life’s musings, people are blogging about just anything and everything. However, the scope of internet goes beyond blogging about your private life. You can earn money online too.
Blogging, initially started as a practice of online diary, today serves multiple functions. The best part about blogging is the fact that it allows each and every individual to exercise their freedom of speech, which is surely fast becoming a rarity in today’s world. Blogging is considered the ideal way in which one can promote their products, websites, events, writing skills, bond with like minded people, stay updated with latest trends and learn about latest happening all over the world. However, a lot of people who blog well and are able to make their blog popular can benefit in ways more than one. Apart from the increased fan following and dedicated readers, they also stand a chance to earn some extra cash via their blogs.
Here are three simple steps in which one can earn extra money via blogging:
1) Choose Classy Content – The most important pre requisite to generate money online is to have steady traffic to one’s site. This can be made possible only if an individual writes well and posts only premium content on his website. One of the easiest ways to write good content is to pick up any current popular topic, product, issue and research well about it. Then try to fuse this research with your own thoughts and perspective and post it online. Remember, people will visit your blog regularly only if it features good content.
2) Affiliate Programs – this is the latest buzz word in the blogosphere. Individuals who have even a limited amount of readership or those who do not have very classy content posted on their blog can benefit from it too. It is advisable to feature only those ads which are related to the content posted online in order to increase their relevance. Another great trick to increase traffic to blog is by interspersing the content with selected keywords at regular intervals in order to ensure search engine optimization of your blog.
3) Advertisements – there are a lot of companies which would be more than willing to place their ad on your blog, provided it is immensely popular. There is no harm in benefiting from such ads which will make your blog popular and help you earn a buck or two in the process too.