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10 Step Solution To Make Money Blogging

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First, we all want to know How to Make Money Online, and one of the best ways I have found is by creating blogs. In this article, I intend to show you how you, too, can learn How to Make Money Blogging by telling you how combining the techniques I have gathered across the web helps make me $$$ every day. Secondly, I am not trying to sell you my latest "Get Rich Quick" scheme because I don't have one. Each eBook you read will have a wealth of information, which will, without a doubt, help you discover the secrets of How to Make Money Online. I am only going to tell you which ones out of the 100s available you SHOULD read if you too want to make lots of money.

I use a 10-step guide to setting up and starting all of my blogs.

I will give you a list of the top 10 resources later that I use and recommend to everyone serious about making lots of money online. One of the vital aspects people seem to miss when they first get into blogging is that their blog must contain information that people want to read.

Many bloggers are looking through closed eyes in this regard, and if you browse through 50 blogs, you will notice that most will tell you they know How to Make Money with Blogs when all they tell you is where they went on their vacation or how many cars they have.

Are you ready to learn How to Make Money Blogging?

If the answer is YES, read on and start making money with your blog. I am not here to tell you how to write your blog; that's up to you, but I am about to say the ten things I use to make money on the internet. You can choose to use these techniques or not; that's your prerogative.

Step 1 - Finding a Topic

Turn off your computer, grab a pen and some paper and sit somewhere you can relax but also stay focused (if you are starting, this step can be a pain because we all want to know How to Make Money Online, and we want to know how to make it NOW). Think of a topic you are interested in and write it down (this helps because you will be more committed to trying instead of giving up in a day or two) and also make sure it is something other people are interested in. A couple of ways I use to think of a topic is by using MetaSpy to find out what people are searching for, Ask IQ to find what's popular, and VRE Toolbar to find out how many people search for the topic (this is also useful later on to get traffic). Please write down your top five keywords; you will want to use them later in your blog.

Step 2 - Create Your Blog

Find and create your blog online. I like to use Blogger, but other popular Blog platforms are WordPress and Movable Type. You can find all the help in the program you use to get information when setting up the blog. Create your content, make it original, and make it informative. This is one of the primary keys to learning How to Make Money with Blogs. You need to include the keywords you wrote down in Step 1 in your blog's content. Try not to overuse these as it sends out wrong signals to the search engines, which is 100% not what you want.

Step 3 - Go Google

Sign up for Google Adsense and insert the code in the margin of your blog. You can customize your ads in many ways, including text or image links. I prefer the text links only, as they are easier to blend in with your blog and don't take the focus away from the information. Google Adsense will probably not make you a millionaire, but it is an instant way of generating a small amount of money.

If you want to track where your visitors are coming from regarding direct hits or search engine results, then I su, suggest you use Google Analytics, and again you can get all the help you need setting that up from within the program.

You will also want to add your URL to Google's index.

Step 4 - Find Something to Sell

You can skip this step if you don't want to sell anything and are happy with the income Google Adsense is bringing in. If you want to maximize your revenue and genuinely learn How to Make Money with Blogs, you will want to find an affiliate program to join. A couple of affiliate programs I would suggest are ClickBank and Commission Junction. You can sell anything from office furniture, pet supplies, movies, and clothing to PC games, Dieting tips, and Audio software.

Whatever program you join will help you insert the code you need to insert into your blog, but be sure you do this correctly, or you WILL NOT earn money from your visitors. If you do not know how to edit HTML, the W3Schools HTML tutorial is a great place to start.

Step 5 - Social Bookmarking

There is no better advertising than word of mouth, but the next best thing is social bookmarking. You will want to make things easier for people to do this. Social bookmarking sites I use and recommend are OnlyWire, and SocialMarker and they are used for people to share their bookmarks or websites that they have liked with other people in their online community.

I would not suggest you add your links to these services but provide visitors to your website the ability to do so.

Step 6 - Write an Article

Whether your blog is about a specific product, for example, a particular MP3 Player you are promoting, or just about giving people information, I suggest you write an article or a review. Most article directories require articles of 500 words and over, so I would use this as a rule when registering to ensure your article is published.

Submit your article to any of the 100s which are out there. I use a few Top Article directories such as EzineArticles, Article Dashboard, Amazines.com, snare, and SearchWarp. I also use a nifty piece of software called Article Submitter which will submit your articles to over 600 article directories, which saves you lots of time and leaves you to focus on writing your blogs.

Step 7 - Ping The Hell Out Of It

Every time you add new information to your blog, you want to let the blog directories know about it, known as pinging. Some Blog providers automatically send out pings when you update, but to be on the safe side, you will want to do this manually too. ONLY PING WHEN YOU UPDATE.

There are a couple of Ping sites I use which will send a ping to multiple blog directories at the same time. PingMyBlog would be my first port of call, and then if for some reason that site is down, I would use Ping-o-Matic. Remember to only ping when you update, or you could get blocked, which is terrible.

Step 8 - Yahoo! Answers and Forums

One of the easiest ways to get targeted visitors to your blog is to use the people you want to target. I would suggest you sign up to at LEAST one forum on the topic you are writing about, and don't just go in there and start posting comments for people to look at your blog; they won't.

The secret is to add the link to your blog in your signature and actively become a member of the forum, posting relevant topics and starting debates within them. The more you post, the more your link will show, and if you provide someone with good info, the chances are higher that they will click your link.

Yahoo! Answers is along the same lines as forums, but the beauty of this is it's viewed by thousands of visitors daily. If you don't already have a Yahoo! account, get one, and then log in and search for questions relating to the topic of your blog and answer them well. You can then insert the link to your blog, and as with the forums, if you answer well, you may have not only earned yourself a point or two on Yahoo! but also earned a visitor to your blog.

Step 9 - Update Your Blog

This can be done by several means, one is to add new reviews or content to your blog, and if you are going to do this, I suggest updating every couple of days. This helps to keep the search engines happy as they love to see new and original content.

Another way to update your blog and keep the content fresh is to add RSS feeds. Ensure the feeds are relevant to your blog and provide visitors with helpful information. Visitors to a World of Warcraft blog don't want to read feeds about knitting, or do they?

Step 10 - More, More, More

Repeat steps 1 - 10; this is the only way How to Make Money Blogging.

Step 11 - A Bonus Step

If you have your product or newsletter, give your visitors an easy way to sign up to receive updates or information. This helps you to contact the visitor again with more great info or products you wish to sell.

How to Make Money Online is easy if you follow the above steps.

Some vital thing to remember so you don't get disheartened with your blog is that you will not become a millionaire overnight; it takes hard work and a lot of effort. If you are serious about learning How to Make Money with Blogs, stick with it, and eventually, you will have an Ah-Ha moment. This is when things start to work, and you think, Ah-Ha, that's how they do it. Your moment could be sooner than you think.


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My Top 10 resources I've used and recommend are:

1. Rob Benwell's Blogging to The Bank 2.0
2. WordPress Goldmine
3. Rob Atherton's Building A Blog Empire For Profit
4. The Blog Challenge
5. Hinge Marketing Magic
6. Blogging For Riches - Complete Video Tutorial
7. Social Bookmarking Demon
8. Adsense Inbox
9. WordPress SEO Sniper
10. RSS, Blogs, and Syndication...






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