It does take some study and some work. You will not become a millionaire overnight. Now that we have that cleared up let me reiterate that you can make money blogging. It might not be the same type of blogging that you are thinking of right now. How serious are you about making money blogging? You might have to adjust your thinking, your habits, and your schedule, but you can make a profit.
Here’s some ways to start a blog that won’t work very well.
- the willy-nilly-slap-something-up approach
- the kiss-up-to companies approach
- the controversial approach to get attention
- the fake-it-till-you-make-it approach
- the guilt-my-family-and-friends-into-reading approach.
While you are working on building traffic to your blog you can add affiliate links and become an affiliate marketer. You don’t have to have your own product to sell; you can sell an already finished product for a commission. You can also use your sidebar as a place for an ad network. They find the advertisers; you wait for the profit.
Just because anyone can start a blog for free does not mean that there isn’t a necessary skill set. The good news is that the necessary skills can be learned and developed by anyone with the will to learn. There are profitable bloggers of all age levels from middle school to senior citizens; and of all skill sets from drop-outs to college grads. Blogging is a good thing to know. Most websites have them and the skill of blogging is a marketable asset in and of itself.
Just doing what you can and hoping for the best will only get you so far. If you want your blog to make a profit then you need to study and learn the best way to do just that.
If you want to learn more about blogging, gaining more exposure in the blogosphere, building great relationships and incorporating new profit points into your content be sure to sign up for the Smart Blogging Skills 10 week course.
p.s. Kelly is doing a Group Coaching for the first time. Besides the ten weekly audios and printable curriculum lessons, you will be able to join Kelly for a live weekly Q & A session on Wednesday nights. This starts 30th March to June 1st 2011. There are no extra charges. You can pay $10 a week or $59 up front. You'll
be able to ask questions and get feedback every step of the way - at no extra cost.
The Group Coaching Bonus is only available once this year so be sure to take advantage of it!