Article by Kathy Hendershot-Hurd
If you decide you want to Make Money Blogging, you need to know that make money blogging is fundamentally different than blogging for authority.
Here are the basics you need to know before you begin.
The first and most obvious difference between make money blogging and blogging for authority is the frequency of your blog posts.
If you are blogging for authority, then once you have twenty or more posts, missing a day, a week or even a month of posting won’t “hurt” your blog.
On the other hand, if you’re wanting to Make Money Blogging, missing a day of posting is like missing a day of work. Missing a day won’t kill you… but missing a week might…. and missing a month surely will kill your blog.
If you’re wondering how professional bloggers arrange to go on vacation… well the answers vary.
Some employ “guest” bloggers… someone who blogs in their place. Sometimes these guest bloggers are paid, other times they perform the duty without monetary compensation in order to boost their own blog’s readership.
Some bloggers take their computer with them on vacation and continue to blog.
Other bloggers will use the “edit timepost” feature on Word Press and create the entries in advance of their vacation. Then, each day it APPEARS that the blogger is there creating the posts. Bloggers who use this method must also take their computer along with them to manage and respond to linking posts, trackbacks and comments.
If you want to make money blogging, you’ll need to be posting every day – perhaps two or three times a day.
The second difference between make money blogging and authority blogging is how you choose to get make money from your blog.
There are many options to “monetizing” your blog and many professional bloggers utilize a combination of many different streams of income. Those options include:
1. Affiliate marketing programs 2. Displaying Network Ads 3. Displaying Direct Ads 4. Accepting sponsorship 5. Paid reviews
Another option to make money blogging is to apply for a job where someone pays you to blog on an established site. Many positions of this nature want to see evidence of your ability to blog and attract an audience, so in order to land one of these gigs, you probably need a relatively successful blog.
Many people use their blogs to establish themselves as authorities on a particular subject. Other people start blogging with the desire to earn a living wage from their blog. A lot of successful blogs started out as authority blogs and “blossomed” into make money blogging blogs.
About the Author
Kathy Hendershot-Hurd is the COE (Chief of Everything) at Virtual Impax http://virtualimpax.com and author of Beyond the Niche http://beyondnichemarketing.com.
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