There are hundreds of ways on how to make money online. And as the internet continues to grow and evolve, even more opportunities are born almost everyday. Of all these ways on how to earn an income online, there are of course those that works the best. Those that were proven to really work. Those that can really make you money online. One of these is blogging. It is quite common nowadays to hear or read about bloggers earning their full incomes from their blogs. Some make six-figure incomes from their blogs alone. If they can, surely you can as well.
Before anything else, what exactly is a blog? In the simplest of terms a blog is the online version of a journal or diary. If you however want to make money online via your blog, you need to keep away from the “diary factor”. It is of course okay to blog about what you ate in a restaurant or what you did on vacation but monetizing such a type of blog will be very difficult. The best way to earn income from a blog is via niche-blogging. Ask any professional blogger and he or she will tell you the same thing. Niche-blogging is simply picking a niche, a certain topic or a theme then make that theme as the overall focus of your blog.
Here are some tips on how to start and build your niche blog.
1) The very first thing you need to do of course is research on what niche your blog will belong to. This is very important because you are not the only blogger out there. There are millions of other bloggers currently floating around the blogosphere. How do you pick a niche anyway? Well, you have to consider a lot of factors. First, the niche must not be very saturated. The “make money online” niche for instance is a saturated niche. There are already hundreds of popular and established blogs in this niche so picking it will be a mistake. The general rule is to pick a niche where there is less competition.
2) Once you decided on a niche, it’s time you set up the blog. Choose a domain name that is related to your niche. Make the design of the blog simple and uncluttered. And most of all, have it optimized for the search engines so that it can be easily found by people via searches.
3) Spend as much time as possible marketing your blog. There are a lot of tools and resources online that you can use. These include online article directories, social media sites and free online classified ads. You can buy ads if you have the budget for it.
4) Monetize your blog using a variety of ways. As the saying goes: “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” Sell advertising spaces on your blog. Apply to ad programs like AdSense and have them serve you relevant ads. Promote and sell affiliate products on your blog. If you have your own products or services to offer, you can sell them directly on your blog.