Before we discuss how to create a new blog let us first understand what is a blog? A blog is an online diary that can be for a business or pleasure. Many people nowadays make part-time or even full-time salaries by blogging. Let’s find out how you can create a blog, maintain and monetize it.
There are many free resources and tools available online that can help you to start your own blog. You can either choose free service or register a domain and start from scratch. Let us now discuss step by step process to create a blog.
The first step is to select a niche market. Spend good time in selecting a niche, the topic should be of your keen interest and you must have experience in it. Once the first step is finalized, think about the text that will make your new blog unique and attractive.
Once the blog is created, register it in web directories and social bookmarking, this way you will get some attraction. These services will help you to get indexed in search engines and help you to drive traffic to your blog. You can comment on other blogs and leave your blog link there. It will help you to build traffic to your blog. Once you have enough material to read and your blog is indexed in search engines, you can really start to monetize your blog and start earning some money.
To earn from your blog, create an account on Google Adsense. Apply google ads on your blog when someone click on those ads you will get revenue from google. Google has a minimum payoff limit of $ 100 once your balance reaches to $100 you will get the money.
To maintain good standing follow Google’s TOS (terms of service) and never click on your advertisement. If you do so it may result in discontinuance of your account and your money may be forfeited.
There are many sites that will pay you for specific advertisement and post on your blog (refer list at the end of this article). Apply to other websites that pay you for posts, you will get a flat fee for writing a specific advertisement and link into your blog. See recommended sites listed at the end of the article.
Join affiliate programs at amazon or chikita that offer fee to advertise on your blog. There are many other affiliate marketing programs that allow you to monetize the blog and you can earn based on click through rates.
If you want people to come back to your side you should keep it fresh and updated. Add new post on a regular basis so that readers may come back to your site and might click the ads.
You can increase your earning potential by paying for advertising but we recommend doing this after you start earning from your blog so that you can pay from the earnings and not from your own pocket. You can also trade banners and links with other pro bloggers.
Ask your friends to look at your blog and point out the problems they face in searching etc. or any difficulty due to layout. Advertisements should be blended in your blog so that it becomes less obvious.