Tips and Tools: How to Make Money on Your Blog

It’s a new dawn – the Age of the Blog

The age of the blog

The next few posts are dedicated to blogging.  How to, why, where, and of course how to make money from your blog.

5 top reasons for having a blog:

  1. To express yourself
  2. To connect with people
  3. To help others
  4. To share your passion
  5. To make  extra money

 You have heard it repeatedly:

 ”You have so much to say and you say it so well, you should start a blog!”

 ”You are always recommending something that just saves me so much time, energy, searching (continue and fill in the blank) you should really start a blog”

Yes, you should!

If you are sharing information with friends today, and they have named you as someone they can rely on for trustworthy advice tips, why not build a blog around it?

Everyone has a Passion

Blog with Passion

Passion is probably the best part of the equation for a successful blog. What are you passionate about? When you share your passion with others and write fresh content about it, similar-thinking people will find you and will appreciate your words. (This doesn’t mean that you don’t have to promote your blog, because you do.)

Blog Platforms and Names

We are not going to get into details here, (there are experts in the field flooding the net with excellent information) but WordPress comes highly recommended by the top bloggers and brands. The open-source platform will provide you with everything that you need for your blog. The forums are great and other WordPress users are eager to help when help is needed.

What’s in a Name?

Your domain name is your name! Don’t forget it! Choosing the right domain name is similar to naming your firstborn! (OK, I’m exaggerating, but it’s important.) Some of the most common guidelines for choosing a domain name are as follows:

The .com domain is the most popular but today you see more and more usage of .li, .am, .me, even .tv -it all depends on if the rest of the URL matches the suffix.

Easy – make it easy to say, easy to hear and type, and, most important, easy to remember!

Spelling: make sure it is easy to spell – The average person doesn’t have the same spelling skills as the winner of the 8th grade spelling bee.

Writing a Blog is a Commitment

Are you ready to commit? How much of a commitment? Most people would say that as long as you are creating fresh amazing content on a regular basis, that is enough. But what is a “regular basis”? Is it every day, twice a week, once a week, or less? Every day – great! Twice a week works. As you become more comfortable, writing the words will flow and you will be able to write more. Working with an editorial calendar will make your life even easier. It is vital to have an editorial calendar to keep your content consistent and relevant. Here are some excellent tools and templates for calendars:

How To Make Money from Your Blog

The next post will be on promoting your blog and monetizing your blog. Here is something to start thinking about, Adwords, and affiliate links. Sounds complicated? Check out this WordPress plugin, affiliate marketing made easy!

The PalTip WordPress Plugin is the easiest and fastest way to convert your links to affiliate links, earning you money. Download the PalTip Plugin today! Please share your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter and Facebook , we are always there!

7 thoughts on “Tips and Tools: How to Make Money on Your Blog

  1. Thanks for the mention in your post! I have successfully used a Google calendar to set up blog editorial calendars for over 27 blogs this year. By knowing ahead of time what your focus will be, blogging becomes easier to manage. It’s a great way to collaborate with other writers and clients as well.

    All the Best,
    Tess

    • Thank you for the information on Google Calendars. Once you have your calendar in place it is so much easier to find the right information about the product/service you are blogging about online. PalTip has made it easy to make money from your review/recommendation blog posts with a simple WordPress Plugin. You can download it here. Tess – Please try it out and we would appreciate your feedback!
      Have a great weekend.
      Shari

  2. I thank you for the information. I must say, that it is very informative. I would like to know just how to get started myself on this thing called blogging. I am in awe of the people that are making the extra money from it. I too, would like to make a living at blogging. I’d be very appreciative if someone could please, help me with this thought. I will look forward to hearing from someoe on this matter. Again, thank you very much for this information.
    Sincerely,
    Teresa

  3. Pingback: Monetizing Your Blog | PalTip Blog Series: How To Blog

  4. Pingback: Blogging Tools: How to Find What to Write About - PalTip Blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>