If you’ve got a supercharged blog, filled with original and popular content, a constant stream of highly engaged visitors, inbound links up the wazoo and regular stumblers and diggers, you’re halfway towards being a pro blogger. Professional blogging can mean generating money from your own blog or being paid to write for others. Affiliate marketing is about advertising other people’s products on your blog and getting a commission every time your readers buy. While both offer varying income levels, the act of going commercial can damage the reputation of your blog – so going pro should be handled carefully! The most common ways to make money from blogging are:
• Putting ads on your blog (there are lots of different kinds)
• RSS feed ads
• Affiliate marketing
• Pay per post guest blogging
• Paid product reviews
• Selling links from high PR pages
• Selling blog merchandise
• Leveraging the blog to secure guest blogging or writing opportunities
• Ebook sales
Setup costs: 10/10 – if you have a computer, you’re all set up and ready to go. You will have a few small overheads such as hosting and URL registration but your costs can be very low.
Setup time: 4/10 – This job takes talent and hard work – if you don’t love it, you won’t be successful. Building a loyal fan base can take years so don’t expect overnight success.
Flexibility: 10/10 – although you’ll need to post and manage ads regularly, it’s all on your clock.
Income: 4/10 – If you’re good it can be great, if you’re average, you won’t make much money at all. This is one of the riskier options for start ups.
There is a whole world of work at home options for mums! Don’t settle for terrible conditions or pay just so you can work at home with your family! Choose a work at home option that takes you from mum to work at home superwoman!
About the Author: Dana Flannery is a crazy busy work at home mum who will never work for someone else again! Check out her Website Marketing and Marriage Celebrant Brisbane pages or visit her Facebook Online Marketing page.
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