How to Start a Successful Blog – Utilize Satellite Internet or Any Broadband Technology to Make Money
Writing a blog can be fun but it doesn’t have to stop there. Anyone with access to high speed internet can now write about what they love and make money doing so. It used to be that only those who lived in populated areas had access to reliable internet but now even those in rural areas can connect via satellite internet. By following a few simple tips, you can set up a blog and make money in a matter of months.
First, you need to pick the topic of your blog. There are many types of successful blogs, from sites that focus on cooking to sites that review the latest technologies. Choose something that you personally know about and care about – it will come across in your writing. Be specific when you decide on a topic. It’s OK to branch out and add occasionally varying topics but you should always know who your audience is and what they’re looking for.
Next you’ll focus on the look of your blog. If your blog is for professionals, such as blog about consulting, it should have a corporate, professional feel. Likewise, if it’s a site giving advice to new mothers, then it should have a fun and whimsical feel. If you’re not sure you can set up a professional looking blog, consider hiring a freelance graphic designer to set up the framework for you.
Once you’ve set up your blog and made a few posts, it’s time to get followers. The easiest way to do so is to network online. Find blogs that are similar to yours or blogs that have a similar audience. Begin commenting on posts –always leaving thoughtful and relevant comments – and close your comments with a link to your blog. Blog owners and readers won’t appreciate you blatantly advertising on their site. On the other hand, if you engage in useful discussion, then others will be likely to click on your link and check out your blog.
When you’ve built up a relationship with a popular blogger, carefully broach the subject of guest blogging. This is where they allow you to make a post to their blog with links back to your own. The post you write should be relevant to the blog you’re guest posting on. You may also have popular bloggers guest post on your site, as their readers will be likely to follow them to you.
Social networking is an important tool as well. Set up a Twitter and Facebook account for your blog. You should post a link every time you post an update to your blog – but that shouldn’t be all you post! Find relevant blog posts, articles or products that your readers will be interested in. Never post the entirety of your blogs on Facebook. Post just a teaser with a link back to your blog.
There are two main ways to monetize your blog. One is to use a site like Google Ad Sense that discretely places ads on your blog. You get money every time someone clicks on an ad. Another option is to find your own specific advertisers. If you’ve built up a strong following and have thousands of views on your posts, then advertisers may be willing to pay you to place an ad on your site or to mention them in a specific post. For example, you may find that internet service providers in New York are willing to advertise on a blog about technology or communication.
Above all, remember that blogging is supposed to be fun! Even though you’re trying to derive an income from it, your readers will know if it’s all about the money. If you pick a subject you’re passionate about, update your blog regularly and follow the above tips, you could be making money in just a few months.