Profitable Blogging in a Rough Economy

When you think about all of the work at home options that have emerged online, blogging is perhaps the best for many reasons. Lots of folks have discovered blogging as a way to make money from home. With the depressed state of the economy, no wonder profitable blogging has become an effective weapon against the global recession.

Can you believe then, that despite the fact that blogging for profit can make a huge difference in a family’s income, there are people who think that you have to be a computer whiz or a teenager to get into blogging? Think about all of the opportunities these folks are missing out on. It’s crazy!

Let’s set the record straight then. Blogging does not require a Master’s Degree in computer design or any other technical expertise. All you really need is a simple, basic knowledge of the internet, that’s it. If you already own a computer and have internet access then you have the start-up materials covered. Wow, easy, huh? There are a couple other components that are good to have for a successful blog: the desire to make money and persistence.

So, now that we’ve determined that blogging isn’t hard and that anyone can do it, perhaps today is the day for you to start blogging and making some money. As previously mentioned, the economy stinks right now and everyone can use some extra cash. But don’t think that just because you’ve published a post on a brand new blog you’ll start raking in the bucks, nope, don’t work that way. That’s where the ‘persistence’ part of the deal comes into play. You have to work at it, and for awhile, with no guarantees that you’ll be rich. That’s how just about any money making endeavor works though. Think about it.

If starting a blog still sounds like a good idea, then you’ll need to figure out what to blog about. What areas are you interested in? The theme of your blog can make a difference in how well your blog goes over with readers and how much traffic you’ll get. Thus, how much money you’ll make.

Once you’ve decided on a theme or niche, you’ll need to name your blog based on that theme. Next, find a blogging platform or service. WordPress is a great option and very popular and easy to use. There are tons of great blog themes to choose from with many widgets and plugins to make your blog more interesting and monetized.

After finding your platform and theme, the fun part starts. What do blogs need most of all to attract readers? Content of course. Articles based on the theme. Your blog content is what will make or break your blog. It’s the content that the search engines will gobble up and give to the people out there searching for information. If you’re promoting a particular type of product, your content will be what causes folks to buy. You can write your own articles or find reprint or private label articles to publish on your blog.

Profitable blogging is a great way to supplement your income or for many, replace their job and create a home based business. It all depends on how much you want to put into your blog and the niche you select to market to. If you haven’t started a blog yet, then find a good platform such as WordPress, a good niche or theme that you’re interested in and start writing today!

Sherry Frewerd publishes family niche content on lots of blogs.

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