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Blogging For Profit

Everyday more and more people are coming to the realization that blogging has enormous potential. Every search engine out there craves fresh content and blogs are where it’s at for fresh content. Blogs usually are updated frequently they give the search engines what they want, in return these blogs receive a higher rank on the internet with search engines, which leads to plenty of free website traffic, everybody is the winner. This can be blogging for profit. In the event that you would like to get started running a blog for profit there are several basic principles you'll want to take into account to get the most from this valuable potential.

Here are a few points to keep in mind as you set up your blogging for profit business:

Finding the right blog platform

There are numerous places that you can pick from to start your blog to do blogging for profit, and you must choose what makes the best platform. The three top contenders are Weebly, Wordpress and Blogger. The most popular one and the most recommended is Wordpress. It doesn't matter too much which one you choose, just find the software that you feel the most comfortable using.

Cautions

Avoid using the free versions of Blogger, Weebly or Wordpress services. You will not 'own' anything on your blog, so you must abide by the terms of service (TOS) for whatever blogging site you used. Those TOS can change without notice, and if you have a profitable site, and it doesn't abide by the new TOS, then POOF! Your blog will be gone, and there isn't a thing you can do about it, because you didn't own it to begin with. While that doesn't happen very often, you shouldn’t have to take that risk. I know how difficult it is to begin with to start out forking out cash for a blog/website, but if you intend on having it be a blogging for profit site, you should cover your arse.

Possible Costs

Buying a domain name can be as cheap as $6.50, for that amount you will own that domain for at least one year with the option of renewing it for the same price in most cases when that year is up. So you see, blogging for profit will cost you some investment, but at least you know you are safe. You can get it hosted for as little as around $4 a month. These are really minimal expenses when you think about it. You will OWN your domain and blog/website, and can pretty much choose anything at all to do on that site baring pornographic things. Most hosts do not want anything to do with pornography, so you will have to do a little searching for a host if you want to go into the adult niche. If you do decide to invest into your own domain and host, it will be well worth the investment, and you will have that sense of security as well so that when you start blogging for profit, you are safe.

How you will make a profit

In order to start blogging for profit and to actually start making money from your blog, or what they call monetizing your blog, there are a few ways you can go about doing this. The most popular for blogs is Google Adsense. The other is with Affiliate Marketing.

1. Google Adsense is free, and all you have to do is sign up, they 'watch' your blog/website, and most likely you will be accepted. Google Adsense will then place ads on your site that have a similar topic as your blog/website and when someone buys something from that AdSense ad, then you get a commission, and sometimes this is even residual income depending on what it was that someone bought. This is only very lucrative when you have a huge amount of traffic from your blog, and you have people buying from those side bar Adsense ads. It's pretty nice when you think about it. You are getting paid easy money to do something you were already doing - blogging!

2. Affiliate Marketing is when you promote a product or service on your website with a link to a purchase page. This is a very unique link called a hoplink. That code embedded into your own personal link or hoplink will be what will earn you a commission if someone buys from that link. Most people believe that combining both affiliate marketing and using Google Adsense is the way to go if you are into blogging for profit. It can earn you quite a steady stream of income with growth possibility very strong if you keep up with your blog/website.

So to conclude this, blogging for profit can be the easiest and most profitable ways to earn a living at home online. You can learn the basics with many courses offered all over the internet nowadays, some even for free! You could be on your way to earning an income in no time!


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