Blogging has its roots in the simplicity of journal keeping. Early blogs were kept simply to share one’s life with a small audience of selected viewers, or the entire world. Presently, blogging is often pursued as a money making venture. And many bloggers do make money from their work. The question is, how much? Certainly some very talented and lucky bloggers have made a small fortune with their work. Others make just a few extra dollars a week. Still others make a tidy sum offering as much as full time or part time work. But how is it done? How can someone make money through blogging?
A popular blog is seen by advertisers as an ideal opportunity for product placement. A blog with many followers can have several companies paying for their products to be endorsed online.
A talented and knowledgable blogger may want to consider publishing eBooks. They can be advertised through the blog itself, and can fetch a tidy sum if the sales are even just mediocre. Bloggers are writers anyway, so publishing books online is only a logical next step.
A traditional way to make money with blogging, selling ad space will bring some income. Banner ads work well here, if there are enough followers to warrant businesses choosing to buy ad space on the blog.
This can continue to monetize a blog repeatedly. These go further than the pay-per-click; they earn the blogger a percentage on goods and services purchased through their site advertisements. Look especially to Amazon Affiliate Program, where the earnings may be higher.
Market Own Products
Depending on the genre the blog is about, there may be products of their own making a blogger could sell. Self printing stationary products, innovative products of their own design, technical or online services and handmade products are a few examples.
Using the blogosphere to earn some extra money is definitely doable. Earning large amounts of money is also possible, and it isn’t impossible to have a blog make someone financially solvent. It takes the right blog and the right blogger at the right time to hit the blogging big time, and there’s no telling what that will be. Those who are successful stick with the topics they know and work diligently. Know the niche, cater to the needs of the followers, and work the business of blogging.