Blogs are here to stay, and many Wahms are taking advantage of the trend. Making money with blogs is a popular choice for many work at home moms. Setting up blogs is simple and updating is relatively easy. When you compare blogs to other types of websites this is especially true. Within just a few minutes, you can set up a professional looking blog for free and start your Wahm blogging business.
A blog is an easy to update website that looks sort of like a journal. Make an entry at least once a week, the newest entries appearing at the top. Normally entries are short articles of 200 to 500 words. Readers use a blog reading program to visit the blog or read new entries. Readers can also comment on entries and provide links between their own blogs and your blog.
With blogs, the opportunities are wide open. Choosing a blog topic is as easy as looking at your own life for inspiration. There are blogs about every topic, from gardening to make-up to celebrity news. Do some research on the Internet to investigate if people are interested in the blog topic you have in mind, before you actually start it. If you have a dedicated group of people who are interested in your topic, it doesn’t have to be a popular one.
Make sure to stay within a fairly small “niche when picking a topic.” The term niche is used to describe a group of people who have a similar interest. There are big niches – like working at home – and small niches – like tips for training your cat to sit on the toilet. A happy medium between a popular topic and a niche interest will help your blog get plenty of readers. Some topics, like working at home or parenting, are too broad and have too much competition for readers.
You can use a free blogging platform like www to set up your blog.blogger.www or com.wordpress.com. There are also a half dozen others to choose from. Use the blogging platform to make your first entry into your blog, it will walk you through it.
It’s time to monetize your blog when you’ve made a few entries into your blog. This means you’ll be making specific changes to your blog in order to make money. Use Google Adsense or Chitika, contextual advertising programs, it is one of the most popular ways to gain income from a blog. Contextual advertising pays you for each time a reader clicks on one of the advertising links on your page. To place advertising on your page that relates to your page content, the advertising program will scan your blog entries for keywords.
For example, if you have a blog on children’s television and write an article about Sesame Street, the ads appearing next to that article will have to do with that program. They might be links to shopping for Sesame Street items, or an ad for vintage Sesame Street collectibles selling on ebay.