If you want it to be, blogging can be a really fun and enjoyable activity.  There are millions of people who have discovered the wonders of blogs and they are currently utilizing this platform as an enjoyable way to sharing ideas, experiences and expressing their own views and opinions on current events. Just think about how much fun you have talking to friends about topics of interest… think of blogging as the same idea. Instead of talking directly to your friends about things that you find interesting… you are expressing your views to millions of people!

The question that most new bloggers have is “how do we make this pleasurable hobby profitable as well?” There are many ways you can profit from blogging. There are bloggers earning six figures a year simply talking about things that interest them:) A blog can be the platform for you to share your own special expertise with the rest of the world.  It really doesn’t matter what your passion is, I guarantee that there are a ton of people out there who have the same interests as you! You’ll quickly find that many of these people will be interested in your talents and expertise which you’ll be sharing on your blog! For example, if you are a painter who specializes in portraits, having a blog is an excellent way to gain exposure for your painting business.

Because most people are blogging for some type of monetary gains, the first thing you’ll want to do is to deliver a string of passionate posts.  In a nut shell, make sure that you have enough material to blog on or write about and do it passionately with feeling and enthusiasm.  People can easily distinguish between random ramblings of a half-baked blogger who is doing it for the purpose of getting words to pages and one who is absolutely passionate about his writings. The search engines are very much aware of this too! Big reason why certain blogs show up on the first page of Google and others never get found. Writing “real” content is the only way you can get the attention of your visitors and make them come back again and again.  The blogosphere is full of related posts on similar topics and people want to be entertained when they read your posts so be sure to deliver the message with full-impact if you want them coming back again.

One of the most important aspects of blogging is consistency. It’s so important to make sure that you blog on regular basis. If you come up with sporadic excellent posts, your visitors will not have a regular routine for them to visit and most likely they will tend to lose interest over a period of time. It’s a good idea to set up a regular time to blog each day. I usually do this right after work or right before bed. I would suggest setting up a schedule for yourself.  And no matter how inclined you feel to pursue other things… make sure you blog everyday! It will pay off in the end! Being disciplined in the beginning will ensure your success. I just started using this really cool WordPress pluigin to help me write content for my blog.

The last tip I can give you to help you get started making money blogging is to find the best way to monetize your blog.  There are plenty of ways you can do this but you don’t want to spam your post or blog platform with these money-making ads or you will turn off your visitors fast.  So be sure to select only two or three that you really like and test it out on your blog for a week or two.  If your offers aren’t delivering results then its a good idea to consider changing them. Even after you have established yourself as a regular blogger and you have a nice group of followers, it’s still necessary to continue blogging on a regular basis. It takes a while to build a following but you’ll lose those followers rather quickly if you start to slack off. keep working at it!