You’ve probably heard of a blog, short for weblog. Maybe you have a few favorite blogs that you read – or perhaps you’ve already started a blog. For some blogs are just an online journal where you can document your thoughts, your kid’s milestones, and rant occasionally about things that matter to you. But did you know that you can make money from your blog? There are several ways to earn money blogging. First let’s start about the types of blogs you might consider launching.
Start a review blog – Who doesn’t love to dish about what they love and hate about products? You can make money with this kind of blog in several ways: selling advertising, Google AdSense, and marketing other people’s products for a commission. For everything you need to know about starting a review blog, go here.
Start a natural mom blog – Love to talk about breastfeeding, natural birth, cloth diapers, gentle discipline, homeschooling, natural health, nutrition and other topics near and dear to natural moms? The natural mom business guide will teach you everything you need to know to launch and market your very own natural family business. You can also grab a copy of the Natural Mom Blogging Guide, free!
Crafty? If crochet, knitting, embroidery, painting and such are your forte’, why not showcase your passion with a craft blog? This article on how to make money with a craft blog will tell you more.
Advantages of Blogs
One advantage of making money with a blog is how easy they are to create. Even if you’ve never built a website, you can publish to a blog. They use super easy “what you see is what you get” html editors. That means that if you’ve written an email and used bold or italic text, you can publish to a blog!
Another advantage is the social nature of blogging. Other bloggers will link to you without you asking them or paying them, if your content is good. Be yourself, and stand for something. Let your personality shine through, and don’t be afraid to be opinionated! Your audience will find you faster and you’ll find yourself with an eager reader base if you inject a strong opinion every once in awhile.