Sometimes, people ask me how they can earn money online. Of course, I earn my money online, so I should be able to help others do that too, right? Well, not always. Not everybody is the same, and we all how our own little differences.
My initial reaction to that question is to start out by blogging. Write interesting articles that people will enjoy reading. Put some ads on your site, sit back, and the money will start rolling in. Well, I guess you don’t get to sit back much because you must keep on writing for this to work. If you put 3 or 4 articles online and stop, pretty soon people will stop coming to your site. I mean, even if people love your writing and find it informative, they can only read it so many times before becoming bored! So, keep writing! Don’t expect that the first day that you post your first article people will instantly start beating down your door to read you! It doesn’t work that way. You might have to write for 6 months before you get a single comment on your site. Don’t give up! Most people can’t ride out those lonely days when nobody is visiting their site.
Make sure you follow the tips I gave you yesterday. Those tips will help you get visitors and readers. But, it still takes time. Don’t make it hard to read what you write. What do I mean by that? Well, make sure that you spell the words right. Sure, we all make mistakes, but for the most part, you can eliminate misspelled words. Don’t write in all CAPITAL LETTERS- it is hard on your reader’s eyes. Make sure that what you write makes sense! I know some bloggers who write articles which, I must confess, I can’t understand! Make sure that this is not you. It’s much better if you write in a simple way that most people can understand and comprehend than to insert all the fancy words that you know (and some that you don’t) to try and impress somebody. If you write like that, people won’t come back. Make reading your pieces pleasurable, not a job.
Try to focus on a single topic on your blog. For example, if you have a blog where one day you write about dentist visits, the next day you write about choosing a new car, the next day you write about your trip to the beach, and the next day you write about your new cat, it will be hard to get visitors. Oh sure, your friends and family might come and read that if they have nothing else to do, but people you don’t know won’t come to visit your site regularly. Why? Because they are not interested in most of the things you write about. Choose a topic, and stick to it! You like going to the beach, OK, no problem. If you write about the beach, people who like the beach will read your blog. But, if you start sticking in stories about new cars, why would the beach lovers come back to read that? The answer is – they won’t. With a scattering of topics, you can never build up a loyal readership, and thus it will be hard to make money.
Keep in mind… it’s OK if you enjoy the beach, and you like new cars! You know why? Because there are no laws that limit the number of blogs that you have! You can have a Beach Blog and a Car Blog! That way, the Car lovers will come to your Car Blog, and the Beach lovers will come to your Beach Blog. Know what… the people who like both Beaches and Cars will subscribe to both! Now, isn’t that a revelation?
These are just a few of the guidelines that you should keep in mind when starting up your blog or website! Do you have more ideas? Why not leave a comment and share it with all of us?