You may not have started blogging with the idea of making money. But with some blog promotion and good SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies, you can easily increase the views on your blog which, if you set up your website with ads, can lead to profits.
In order to make money by publishing articles online, people have to actually go to your website. Simply writing good or even excellent content is not enough. Marketing your blog can be a difficult task. This article contains some steps that you can take in order to increase the amount of interest in your blog.
If you already have a business, then creating a blog is a must to help promote whatever it is you are selling. Many websites offer free blogging platforms that can be used to interact with your visitors. Blogs are fairly easy to set up and it can get more people to pay attention to your business and website.
As mentioned above, actually getting people to read your blog and visit your website is the key to making any money online. Each blog post you make should follow some simple rules. First, depending on what you are writing about, you should identify one or two keywords and use them in your blog post title, first sentence in your post, another couple of times in your post, and then again as a focus keyphrase in your SEO blog manager. You also want to include images that also have alt attributes using your keywords. These rules will help each of your posts rank better on search engines.
You will want to create accounts with Google Adsense and either some related affiliate marketers or perhaps one overall affiliate company which offers many advertisers, like Commission Junction. These will allow you to select different types of ads to put on your website in order to make money. It is also a good idea to use a plugin that can rotate ads and embed them into your blog posts.
With there being so many different people on-line, you want to make sure that your advertisements are being viewed by the correct target audience. For instance, if you blog about finance, then adding a bunch of travel affiliate ads won’t make a lot of sense. You should instead target affiliate companies that are related to your blog’s niche. For Adsense, you won’t have to worry about ad content as Google will automatically serve the most appropriate ads for your visitors.
After you have been writing a while, you are sure to have developed a body of work—many, many articles and posts, both on your own website and perhaps submitted to article directories or used as guest blogging posts. If you have a lot of articles on a single topic, try combining them into an ebook. You can most likely splice them together without much effort and creating an ebook isn’t a hard task at all. Best of all, you can then sell that ebook and have profits coming from that, as well as, the individual articles.
Your ebook becomes a portfolio of sorts, a collection of all the articles you have written on certain topics. You do not want it to be too small, so wait until you have amassed a large number of posts on each topic. You can use this to show off your writing skills and sell it to people looking for article collections.
You should inform your audience about your ebooks. Add an e-commerce plugin to your website and sign up to be able to collect money through Paypal and Stripe, so you have options as to different means of payments, including accepting credit cards. If you are not able to accept credit card payments you could lose many possible sales. There are also third party sites you can sell through, but they all charge a fee.
Making money with a blog takes consistent effort but can be very rewarding. Stick to your schedule, keep up with your posts, and above all, have fun!