If you’re interested in learning to get paid to blog, this is a great first step!
There are so many ways to get paid to blog, you simply need to be aware of the options and choose one (or two, or three…). You could get paid to write blog posts for other people, start your own niche or affiliate marketing blog, or simply find ways to monetize your own personal blog.
Get Paid To Blog For Other People: Perhaps the easiest and most guaranteed method of getting paid to blog is to blog for other people or companies. There are always blogging jobs listed on Craigslist, and ProBlogger has a blogging job board hosted on his website. Blogging jobs can be found in many other places as well, you just need to look.
You’ll want to have a professional looking personal blog that you can use as a sample when applying to professional blogging jobs. You can use any of the methods below for this, if you don’t already have one.
Build A Niche Site: You can make money blogging by choosing one subject, or several related subjects to stick to. If you enjoy, say, rock climbing, a blog about rock climbing including your own experiences, advice, and news on rock climbing, mountains, and rock climbing gear could do quite well. You could monetize this with advertising, or find affiliate programs that match your theme. You could also build products to sell to those who follow your blog, such as e-books on the subject, e-courses, or even physical products if you’re skilled in that area.
Get Paid To Blog With Page Views: There are a number of websites that will set up a blog for you on their site, and who will pay you for the page views you receive. Among them are Today.Com which pays $2 per 1000 page views, and AddsYou.com which pays $1.75 per 1000 page views. This is not a good way to make a lot of money blogging, but it’s a great way to get started if you’re new to blogging, or simply don’t want to deal with anything but writing the content.
Monetize Your Personal Blog: It’s true that stories about your cat FiFi will probably not make you rich. However, you can always include advertising from affiliate programs onto a personal site. Friends who read your blog may want to help support you by making purchases through your ads. Google has made recent changes to their advertising program that tracks what your visitors are interested in and shows appropriate ads to them. And you can even use PayPal’s donate button to ask visitors to send you money.
This article only covers the basics, but the more you learn, the more opportunities you can find to get paid to blog.