WHAT IS BLOGGING?
Blogging is the sharing of ideas, opinions and thoughts on a website you own. On your blog you can write about the things that are of interest to you.
For example, you may have an interest in things like fashion, cars, cosmetics, cats, dogs, movies, parenting, career advice, product reviews, etc. Your blog could be centered around one of those topics.
Blogging could be a way for you to make a career and earn money from your writing. Whatever your interest may be, you may want to think about making money from it by blogging online.
There are tons of blogs on the internet. However, there are always things to write about. You can get ideas about topics by visiting websites like ehow.com, ask.com, Yahoo, etc.
As a blogger, you could work full-time or part-time. And you would be working for yourself.
MAKING MONEY BLOGGING
Now you are probably asking, “How can I make money with this.” “How do I actually make money blogging online?” On your website you could post links and banners to your own products or products of others by utilizing affiliate marketing.
Most bloggers are involved with affiliate marketing. There are a lot of free affiliate marketing programs online. Some of the affiliate programs you may want to look into are Amazon, ClickBank, Commission Junction or Shareasale. You can also do a Google search on Affiliate Marketing. There you will find a lot of companies offering free affiliate programs.
I like affiliate marketing programs that have at least a 30-day “cookies” program. In Affiliate Marketing, “Cookies” is the referral period for which you get credit. For example, if someone clicks on one of your links and puts something in their cart, a 30-day cookie program means they have up to 30 days to proceed with that order for you to earn a commission on it.
Always check the terms and conditions for the affiliate program you are considering.
The income can vary. There are some people who make thousands per month and some who don’t make much money at all. It depends on the work you put into your blog, your marketing efforts, you niche, your affiliate programs, etc.
You will want to continuously educate yourself about blogging. You will want to continuously educate yourself by reading books and articles on blogging. On Pinterest, there are numerous online marketing articles that you may find very useful.
Also, share your website on social media websites daily.
GETTING STARTED AS A BLOGGER
If you want to make money blogging online, you will need a website. You can do a search online for creating a website or click on the link above.