Work from Home – Blogging
This is the 5th in my Work from Home series where I am showing some of the many different ways you can earn an income working from home. You can find the others at Work from Home, Work from Home – Internet Marketing and Work from Home – Affiliate Marketing and Work from Home – Network Marketing.
Now we are going to take a look at blogging. In this post I am going to discuss what a blog is and how you can make money by blogging.
So what is a blog anyway? There are countless bloggers (me included) that have written on different aspects of blogging but for anyone starting out you may still be wondering just what the heck a blog or blogging is. It is what you are reading right now. This is a blog and I am blogging as I write. Okay now you know 🙂
A blog is a type of website that is made up of a series of “posts” (like articles) with the most resent “post” or entry usually at the top of the landing or home page.
Blogs are usually written by one person with sometimes the occasional “guest blogger” contributing. A good blogger will update their posts regularly.
Blogs can be on a wide variety of topics from travel, spirituality, photography, sport and just about anything else you can think of.
If you saw the movie Julie & Julia you will have seen Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book. Julie Powell’ s blog was picked up my a publisher and turned into a book and later a movie.
Blogging communities have sprung up where bloggers support each other and share ideas. I have made some amazing friends around the world this way.
In my last post The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award where I was a recipient of this award I nominated 7 women bloggers who I believe are deserving of this award. I suggest you go over to that post and visit the blogs I nominated as well as the two women who nominated me. They are all great bloggers and have different styles.
Now that you know what a blog is it is time to look at how you can make money from blogging.
I have just given the example of Julie Powell and how she clearly made money. It is somewhat unlikely that most of us can expect to have our blog content turned into a movie with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep playing our characters. But it is good to have dreams isn’t it? 🙂
In the meantime let’s look at the ways most bloggers use to make money. I should also say there are many bloggers who do not make any money. I know people who have started blogs as hobbies with no intention of monetizing them. If you are looking to work from home though then making money will be important.
Work from Home – Blogging – some ways you can make money
- Sell affiliate products
- Sell your own products
- Sell your services or coaching
- Use your blog to build your audience and have people join your network marketing opportunity
- Sell advertising space (you will need to have a blog that generates enough traffic so this will not happen from day one)
- Build your email list which over time can be very lucrative
For me personally I have a blog as I wanted to brand myself online. I was told I needed a home and that my blog would be the “hub” of my activities. At the time I did not really understand what any of it meant but followed the advice. It took me a while to really figure out how to write and what to say. I think most of us have to find our feet.
There are as many different approaches and styles to blogging as there are topics to blog about. My advice to you if you choose to have a blog is be yourself and be consistent.
That wraps up Work from Home – Blogging, another post in my Work from Home series. Please leave me a comment below and let me know any additional ways you know of to make money from blogging. If you found this post of value please share it with your friends.
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