This is Part 2 in a series on How Bloggers Earn Money.
I forgot to mention something important in my last post that I want to emphasize here. Implementing any or all of these ideas won’t get you anywhere if you don’t create good content. Whatever niche you choose, you HAVE to give your readers info they want to hear. And in a quality way. How this is done may vary from blogger to blogger, but you HAVE to write and write consistently.
And you can’t just write and hope “they” will come, they being your anticipated traffic. It takes a [...]
When I tell people I have an online publishing company, they stare blankly at me. So then I explain, “I’m a blogger.” And inevitably they ask, “You can actually make money doing that? Man, I should start a blog.”
I very quickly tell them it is NOT a get-rich-deal, that it takes a lot of time, work and sheer determination. I tell them I have been learning and working at it for 2 and a half years. I don’t want to discourage them, but I don’t want to mislead them either.
Since people always want to know, bloggers and and non-bloggers [...]
One of the challenges we face as bloggers is writer’s block. Not knowing what to write about. There are several steps to help you overcome your block and get you merrily writing away.
1. Build an editorial calendar. Using an editorial calendar will help you plan and know what you are writing when. You can use Google calendar, or a WordPress plugin that will build you an editorial calendar.
2. The next thing is to consider if you want to create or participate in a weekly meme. A meme is a blog prompt that is suggested by a large number of [...]
When starting a new blog, there is SO much to consider. In this post I will talk about the different options for platforms for blogging. The 3 most popular platforms for blogging are a Blogger blog, a WordPress.com blog or a WordPress self-hosted blog.
Platform is a personal choice. You will have to decide based upon the goals of your blog, your budget, and your technical ability. Each platform has its pros and cons.
Blogger (or Blogspot)
Blogger is via your Google account. There are some really awesome design features, but Blogger also has lots of limitations. Earlier this year [...]
Setting up a blog is a fairly easy thing to get started. However, there are so many resources available to you that it can be overwhelming. Before beginning writing, or building, you should ask yourself some questions and do some pre-work.
1. Before you do anything else, what are your reasons WHY for publishing a blog. What is the purpose for the blog? Is it going to be just for fun or a business blog?
2. What objectives or outcomes or goals do you want from your blog? Many don’t necessarily start their blog as a business, but if [...]
The blogging world has been flooded over the past few years, now everybody and their mother has a blog. And with a blog comes some responsibility. Granted, it depends on what your purpose for your blog is. If it is just a journal of family life for friends and family the pressure may not be as great. However, once you begin blogging for money, in whatever capacity, or for your readership, you feel an obligation to DO certain things. On a regular basis. Like write posts!
Many times that pressure actually comes from expectations we have imposed on ourselves and [...]