This article essentially set out to highlight that blogger for a living or as a career is actually possible.
If you have probably realized, the number of blogs available on the virtual world of Internet is so many times more than what we are having a year ago and the figure is still increasing exponentially. Well, apart from being able to air your views, blog served as a very powerful tool to disseminate your contents, work and even photographs. Blogs started out with people sharing their photographs, which they had taken when they were travelling or even downloaded somewhere else on the Internet. With the increasing trend of information needs as well as the increase in the number of Internet users world wide, Information has in fact become a form of commodity.
As information becoming more in demand, it’s worth money in terms of affiliation marketing. Blogs with information are starting to behave like a “shop” earning money when people goes into this virtual “shop”. As more and more people started to realize that earning by just blogging is possible, more opportunities were created and this industry has been expanding tremendously.
How do you earn by blogging?
There are actually many ways to earn by maintaining a blog or blogs. I can tell you, full time bloggers maintain more than 10 blogs and I will tell you why. As each blog behaves like a “brick and mortar”, each possesses individual characteristic and themes. So each of such sites are open to searches upon keywords that are relevant to the sites, which in turn generates traffic. Traffic means visitors directed to your sites from either live links or searches. How to attract visitors would be a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) matter. More sites actually mean more online presences or ground for money making.
Here are some of the simplified ways to earn by blogging:
Get Paid to Blog
Basically, bloggers will blog about various sites introducing their services in the form of review or article. The salient keywords are usually expected to be “linked” and these hyperlinked words are termed as “anchor texts”. Example of some get paid to blog sites are Smorty, Blogvertise and Blogitive. A task of such is being paid from $5 – $12. Very lucrative business in terms of the amount of efforts required.
In a simpler term, you post an advertisement banners, hyper-links or even a pop-up advertisements in your blog waiting to be disseminated to your target visitors. The payments are usually calculated based on PPM, which means pay per 1000 impressions. You get unique impressions by visitors and you get paid. The amount is really little if your blog is unable to bring in massive traffic. Examples of such affiliate-marketing providers are Google Adsense and AdBrite.
I am sure many people are aware of sites like Paid to click, Paid to Write and so on. These sites are very lucrative in terms of the amount of money able to be generated just by referring members to join as your down-lines. Having a blog means that you have a chance in this very competitive world of Internet to refer a member to be your down-line. It takes some time if your site is not those, which are able to attract thousands of traffic a day. But referrals will come, but in a slower manner.
How do people make a living out of blogging?
Now you understand what are the ways that bloggers are able to make money, so that makes earning a possibility. Full-time bloggers usually have more than 10 blogs as I had earlier mentioned. They joined as many get paid to blog sites as possible and earn these stable incomes. Concurrently, they are typically expert in SEO applications, which made their blogs relatively popular in terms of traffic counts. With good traffic, it generally means that there will be stable stream of income from Adsense and what have you. With the referrals they have got by aggressive marketing and promoting their pages, more profit can be expected. Most full time bloggers apply the article marketing approach. Article marketing is using article sites or gets paid to write sites to promote their sites or pages. With that article page, it is further promoted with social bookmarking sites that form a strategically Internet marketing loop which is a very effective way to gain visitors to both the article pages and the blogs. With that in mind, page views generated in article pages are also able to generate profit, which really expand the number of income sources for a full time bloggers significantly.
So after going through this article, would you want to blog for a living or take it as just a hobby? It’s all up to you at the end of the day.