Blogging has become so popular after just a few years of being introduced online. Blogs have become havens for students, work at home moms, working professionals and now, even online and offline entrepreneurs. Blogging has really changed the world we live in. It made people become busier but with positive results. More earning opportunities became available because of it and it has given many individuals more freedom of their own time. More and more time is being spent online to connect with friends and family and for some, in order to earn a good side income. A few even do it full time and they do earn an income even higher than what they would get from a regular 8-hour day job.
Everyday, we hear in the news and read from the internet that some people became successful and made it big in the blogging world. Successful bloggers like the 13-year old Carl Ocab (he was 13 years old when he started to earn bigger figures from his blog), the filthy rich John Chow and the ever brilliant Showmoney are just some of them. So, how did they do it? What made them become so popular and finally, how did they earn what they are earning today?
The journey to being successful in blogging is not easy. However, when you start reaping the rewards, the opportunities are limitless. The journey is a combination of hard work, self-discipline, above average research, writing and marketing skills. If you are a beginner, there’s no need to worry as these skills can be studied and learned. There are so many blogs online giving tutorials and guiding every new blogger to the journey. You can also buy some ebooks that will teach you the step-by-step process to earning a good income online. Your writing also does not need to be excellent. If you are someone who can write articles with correct grammar and with straight english, you are ready to start. No strict rules are required for you to follow.
There are many ways to earn money online through blogging. If you don’t have a blog yet, you can always join revenue sharing blogging communities like Hubpages, Squidoo, Xomba, Senserely, PrintnPost, Google Knol and many others. There are so many of them online. In order to get a quick list of these revenue sharing sites, you can just type in google “revenue sharing blogging sites” or “paid to blog sites” and you will be given a list. It is a requirement in majority of these sites that you should have applied and accepted in the Google adsense program. Your publisher ID is needed to be submitted in order for the site to display ads on your pages under your own adsense ID. Once this is done, your ads will soon start appearing on your pages. You will earn money every time a visitor clicks on the ads. The whole advertising program is under Google adsense and payment will be paid to you by Google once you have accumulated $100. A check or payment in cash through Western Union will be sent to you at the end of the following month.
Earning money through blogging doesn’t happen overnight. It needs dedication, patience and hard work on your part. You have to work hard for it on the first six (6) months. Others hire content writers but they have to invest a little for the payment of the articles. There are many brilliant writers online selling articles at affordable rates. This will lessen your load. You can find them at the different marketplaces in the popular forums online. Articles usually start generating revenue after at least three months (3) up to at least six (6) months of being published online. Your blog has to have regular posting in this span of time so Google will index it faster. They love fresh and updated content. This will also attract more advertisers as they require blogs to be always active. You hubs at Hubpages usually gets indexed faster. This maybe because Hubpages is strict with the quality of their hubs. They don’t allow excessive advertising on the hubs and they are a spam-free community.
Blogging has helped many people earn a good part time or even full time income. It has helped pay some bills for many people and even help feed the family of those who are working full time. When you are new to it, there are still so many things to study and learn. Blogging though can easily be learned and earning a higher target income is possible. It has a bright future ahead as more people are now using the internet. Majority of businesses are already doing their transactions online. So, are you afraid that you might lose your job tomorrow or have you been retrenched from your job lately? Don’t lose hope. Blogging is one of the answers to your financial needs.