Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Benefits of Blogging For Money

Even if you are new to the internet and internet marketing you have surely heard or read about the blogging craze that is happening on the internet. People blog for many reasons ranging from personal journal entries, political impetus, information aggregation, customer research and last but not least for money. Many people today are making a healthy income by using blogging as a means to develop income. If you are new to making money online or even if you are an experienced internet marketer there exists at this time an amazing window of opportunity for people to make money using blogs.

Let’s start by explaining why blogs are the latest craze in the internet world. In the not to distant past the only way someone could have “real estate” on the World Wide Web was to own a website. In order to create a website one either needed to learn how to use programs such as Dream Weaver to create a website or hire someone else to build it for you. Either way you would have to spend time and money to create a space on the web. Google and some other companies changed all of this when they made programs such as Blogger.com, making it easy for anyone to own a piece of “real estate” on the web. Even my off line father could get online and go to Blogger.com and create a blog for our family. If my father can create a blog, anyone can go onto the web and now create a space where they can generate revenue from the internet.

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Not only are blogs easy to set up and start but they are also loved by search engines due to their dynamic nature. Search engines understand that blogs are constantly being updated with new and pertinent information. They consider this to be time sensitive information so they visit and index a blog each time there is a new post. This makes it much easier for a blog to get listed in the search results which means more traffic for your blog.

If you aren’t using blogs to create money for you online, now is the time to act. Below I will explain just a couple of ways people are making money with blogs.

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Sell Advertisements on your Blog: This is probably the most common way to generate income from your blog. After you create a blog and post to it regularly your blog will start climbing up the search engine ranking bringing you traffic. If you place advertisements on your blog you will be able to capitalize on the advertisements. You can advertise using programs such as Googles Adsense. Google Adsense works especially well for niche blogs.

One way that you can pick a profitable subject to blog about is by doing some keyword research. First make a list of topics that you are interested in blogging about. With your list go to Overture’s BidTool and see what people are paying for ads based around your keyword. Pick your blog topic by finding the keyword with the highest bid amount. This will give you an idea of how much money you can make from your Adsense campaign on your blog.

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Help Others Sell Products: Affiliate programs allow you to become the middle man between a product and the customer. Look at affiliate directories such as Commision Junction and Clickbank to find products related to your blog that you can sell directly on your blog. Most affiliates pay a generous commission every time you sell one of their products. It’s very easy to refer people to an affiliate product on your blog and if you present it correctly you will be surprised at how many products you will sale.

Above I’ve listed only two ways you can start generating money from your blog but there are many other ways to use blogs to generate income and page ranking. The time to look into blogging is now. There is an open window of opportunity for the non-experienced and experienced internet marketer to make money using blogs.

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