I guess right now you are ready to venture to the world of blogging, let’s proceed to one of the most expected of common bloggers from their blog; making profit from blogs.
But if you think that making profits from blogs is simple as breathing then you got it wrong, making profit from blogs take a lot of work and effort my friend, it takes time.
Before I venture into making profits from blogs, I applied for a debit card in our local bank that has VISA so I could link it to Paypal [You will need this ofcourse, Where will you take your blog profit then? But you can also try other transactions]
Second, I borrowed ample money to start up so I could place Ads on my WordPress blog, I encountered a mistake before when I just got a domainblabla.wordpress.com and yet I placed HMTL/Texts on my Widgets regarding Affiliates then boom, my blog suddenly removed from the server due to conditions and all those rules and regulations. [Read the rules and regulations first, learn from my mistakes LOL]
So I applied for a Plan and a Domain at WordAds then WP automates ads according to your blog content. If you’re thinking you will be spending out cash just for a start-up then you’re a bit selfish =) there are some things we need to give so we could take something back, and it’s the Law of Equivalent Rate [Well, it’s according to an Anime Full Metal Alchemist and it definitely works in the real world]
If you’re planning on making profits from blogs you could search for them but most of the bloggers out there use the following:
- WordAds: I use these =) not because I endorsed it or sucking someone’s thumb but I started with WordPress and I am comfortable with it and it’s features (You can see you stats, earnings and things alike.)
- Google Adsense: I tried applying for Google Adsense before but it needs some requirements and a review and it takes time, you can venture here and Google has a nice SEO if you ask me but I’ll stick to WP =)
- Amazon Affiliate Programs: You can choose several Programs in different categories that match your Blog, As I have said if you are on Book Reviews you can sell Kindles, Bundles and Books from Amazon. =)
- Commission Junction: CJ is an affiliate marketing place where you can also choose what items and stuffs you want to sell on you blog and it has commissions based on purchases, to tell you honestly I have an account in CJ but I’m not that well versed in this field. But I could advise you to read their “How it Works” =) Same principles that apply with Amazon.
There are lots of Affiliate Programs but mind you gentlemen and ladies, Place Ads according to your Blog content. You can’t just place Basketball Jerseys on your Blog and you’re content is all about Gardening, like who the hell does that?
Actually the word blog came to existence as an alternative for a diary and since we are already in the world of fast pacing technology it moved along with the pace.
So you don’t have to worry about your grammar just like your diary and it is not like your term paper that will be checked by your professor or an article that will be proof read by your editor in chief.
It is your blog and it is yours, so you are the master of it. But be mindful of your words, blogs reflects on the person creating it. You would be thinking I am an expert in articles or write ups, you’re definitely wrong. I just want to convey what things I am interested in and I am fond of teaching other people what I know.
Going back, don’t be conscious on your grammar. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t use peculiar words here; you just need to say what you want to say in a very simple method that all of us understand. Why? The reason why people search the internet is because they cannot thoroughly understand what a book tries to explain or what the hell is there teacher speaking in front of them, so they search for easier understanding of things.
The hell with grammars and just type what your mind dictates.
Since we’ve already talked about types of blogs and how to differentiate them, we can now proceed on choosing a topic.
Based on your type of blog you can choose any topic. (Note: It’s better for you to blog about a topic which you know alot about or you have passion in it than nothing at all)
If you’re a Nurse definitely you can’t blog about finance or buildings, Like Duh! You could but the credibility isn’t there and we’ll talk about credibility on the next chapter.
Let’s say you are a computer studies student, You can’t just blog about the world of computer it’s just vast. Narrow it down my friend, you can focus on Computer Programming, then in Computer Programming you can concentrate on a specific Language like C++ or Java. Narrow what’s broad and from there widen your knowledge.
Trying to decide on what type of blog you are creating? Well most of the bloggers have two types of blog. You will either choose between being an informative and a persuasive one.
Let’s not waste our time and let’s differentiate where you will be lining up with your blog.
First, what is an informative blog? The types of blogs are the ones you commonly see and most of them are blogs related to information dissemination, like the Unveiling of iPhone7 or the return of Nokia to smartphone industry. It gives facts about the topic which you would like your readers to know.
The content of informative blogs usually had an opening followed by the body and ofcourse the conclusion, there should always be a conclusion ladies and gentlemen. If these makes things complicated you might want to visit my blog regarding ABC of blogging.
While the persuasive blogging on the other hand is a bit tricky and sometimes it bends into being informative but you can see some difference between the two, most of the persuasive blogs are the so-called “call to action” blogs, these are the ones publicized by outsourced press blogs, individuals who provide social works and even nature lovers out there but most of the time these are based according to the writers own opinion about the topic unlike informative which give facts.
There is a bit of discrepancy between the two, persuasive blogs encourage their readers to do something after reading their blog or a question to be answered through action based on how the writer persuades his readers. One of which are election bloggers, “Why do we need to vote for Clinton?” so like informative it will provide some details about her then the writers own opinion about it and at the end of the blog there is a call to action “So, will you or will you not vote for her? The future of our country lies on your hands”.
So basically these are the two types you’ll be considering when creating a blog.
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Have you ever tried to speak in public but you can’t keep track on what you are trying to convey? As if your brain is overflowing with ideas so your words are mixed up and ended up as a failure?
The same thing goes to writing, when writing a content or Blog, see to it you are still within the scope of your topic and the whole content should not go beyond the supposed discussion.
Regardless of what topic you will be creating, there are three points you need to consider in delivering your thoughts. And these are the ABCs of Blogging.
A for Attention:
This portion is the opening of your content. In other writing you may compare this to an introduction. You may start this portion with a background on what you’re trying to convey regarding your topic or you could also ask a question that will be answered on the later part of your content.
B for Body:
This area contains the entire content of your topic; you will be discussing your thought here which is relevant to your Attention. There are several types of content writing but let’s stick first on the basics so you could build your foundation before proceeding to succeeding topics.
NOTE: Your body needs to support the Attention you relayed and these needs to sustain the message from you Attention or answer the question which you asked from the beginning.
C for Conclusion:
Definitely, in this area, just like the word itself, it wraps up everything from start to finish. In here you’ll summarize your main points which you mentioned prior to conclusion. As such, keep these are brief and concise since this will be the ending.
In addition, parting with your readers could either encourage them to act according to your message or you could ask them again the same question you asked from the beginning of you content.