Nowadays it seems like everybody out there has their own blog. But what exactly is a blog? Simply put a blog is an online journal or diary. However, it is recommended that you don’t write about your personal life if you actually want to drive traffic to your site. Everything you write will be in chronological order on the main page. Most blogs are set up so you can organize and categorize what you write about. You can put the links to these different categories on the side of your page. Don’t worry about learning computer codes and how to design a webpage. There are many, many websites that you simply sign up and they’ll give you your own blog. They’ll provide you with all the tools you’ll need to write and organize what you write about.
When you’re ready to start writing your own blog remember to keep out the personal stuff if you want to drive traffic to you site. If your just writing a blog for fun, then go right ahead and make it your own personal journal. Really you can write about anything you want. It’s recommended that you choose one specific topic at first and write about that. When you start feeling more adventurous, add more categories and write about more things.
Blogs can be a good way to earn a little extra money also. One road you can take is to sign up for Google adsense and Google will put their ads on your blog. When people click on these websites that Google puts in place, you will get paid a small percentage. Another route to take when it comes to earning money is to become an affiliate. Affiliates are pretty much sales persons. You get paid a commission on whatever you sell. Almost every online store has an affiliate program. You can sign up for it and get the computer code you need to display their ad on your blog. When people read your blog they’ll see your affiliate website and there’s a chance with every reader that they might just buy something from that website. If you get enough traffic to your blog, this can be a substantial income.
Here is an example of a blog using Google Adsense: https://mschelble.paidtoblog.com/
Here is an example of a blog using affiliate advertising: https://theq.typepad.com/graygaia/
A final way to earn money from your blog is if it’s 90 days old and you’ve been writing it on a regular basis. If this applies to you, you can sign up at https://www.payu2blog.com/ or/and https://www.payperpost.com/. These two website are a data base of topics that people want you to write about. You can get paid $5-$150 per 200 word page that you write about. There are also other miscellaneous sites that pay you to blog. These require a membership fee and are usually the last option for many people looking to make money. None the less, I’ll tell you what a few of them are:
As you can see from the websites above, you can really write about anything on your blog. Gray Gaia is a good example of a very diverse blog. There is comedy, politics, photography, garden, health, etc. A lot of people have a lot of information that they’re just dying to tell other people and blogs are a great way of doing that. If you’re not sure what to write about
Some blogs cost money, but the fee is low. $100 for a year is on the higher end, but still affordable. The blogs that you have to pay for your website usually have more options. For instance you can add pictures, video clips, links and make your website more decorative rather than standard looking. There are plenty of websites on the internet that offer you a free blog. WordPress.com, paidtoblog.com, and blogger.com are good examples of these sites.
Blogs can be a great way to advertise a new business. You can journal what’s new with your business or store and advertise any sales or grand openings. In essence a blog is your own page. You can write about what you want and do what you want with the domain you buy or are given. You can use it to make money, or just to have fun writing. You can show people your art or just write short stories or poems. Have fun with it and personalize it, and try to think outside of the box.