How do I make money with a Blog? That was the first question that I asked when I was first introduced to the concept of a “web-log”. I’ve spent the last couple of years, through trial and error, answering that very question.
Simple rule #1
All that a blog really is is CONTENT…and content has value because there are hundreds of millions of people a day searching for ANSWERS to their questions or solutions to their problems. I produce content about once a month, and I try to deliver that content as answers to questions. I consider myself the average joe, and when I google, I ask a questions. For Example: “What is a good pizza recipe?”
Simple rule #2
It is OK to include advertisements and sponsors near your content! Google is so good at delivery of relevant advertisments, including adsense ads on your site actually ENHANCES your readers experiences by making it even easier for them to find what they need.
Simple Ruly #3
Blogging must be fun before it will be profitable. From day one I was excited about the challenge of making money online! With the skills that you can acquire online, come economic meltdowns or high water, it is truly possible to make a darn good living by providing content and selling “value” on the Internet…not that is fun to me.
Simple Rule #4
Keep evolving your online strategy. I believe that the best blog is the one that gets your “feet wet” to the world of online revenue. For me, this blog has led to full blown e-commerce, iPhone applications, distribution businesses, and my newest venture into the service world of Local Logic. The world wide web is changing daily, and it is critical to stay on top of the wave!