Blogs were originally only meant to be ‘Web Logs’, or personal journals for members of on-line communities to stay in touch, sort of like ‘underground news media’. But, it didn’t take long for net-repreneurs (internet entrepreneurs) to catch on to their popularity and to find ways to use them to make money. The human mind is infinitely creative and nothing really stays the same.
And so I grrrrrrrrrr to myself, tear out my hair, and continue to blog. Yes I duplicate stuff that is on my business site, and articles I submit for submission, and I ad links to my own writing especially when it is published professionally.
Businesses fail, because they don’t follow a blueprint for success. Businesses also succeed, because they follow a blueprint for success. Bloggers succeed, because they follow a blueprint for success, and they also fail because they don’t follow a blueprint.
So I remain with my hand raised on “hating Like and follow my blog“. And I fully admit I continue to blog. The lesson that I have learned is that no web technology should be ignored when it becomes mainstay. If you are serious about adding credibility to your business then setting up a blog should also be part of the plan.
Where does the money come in? Well that will come in time. My favorite source of income from blogging is from Google’s AdSense program. To join AdSense signup for an account and then place code into your blog posts. The code then appears as an ad once posted. When users click the ad, you make money. The price you make per click varies each time but can sometimes be more then just a few bucks. It all depends on the market/niche your blog falls into. See Google’s AdSense will pull ads relating to the content on your website.
With blogs, size doesn’t always matter. If a blog has thousands and thousands of readers, that doesn’t mean it’ll be a slam dunk for you. Look at the comments section of the blog to see if people are actually providing feedback.
Nevertheless, other bloggers can also suggest books written by fellow bloggers and receive an affiliate payment. As a result of how do blogs make money, marketers are paid among 33%-50% to recommend books and products written by other bloggers.