What is a blog? This is the same question that has been lingering in virtually all make money forums I have visited in recent time. In this article I will tell you what a blog is and how you can start a profitable business online with a blog.

A blog is an online journal or dairy where people record their every day experiences about life events. A blog could be maintained by any one, provided you can update it frequently with relevant content. The good thing about a blog is that search engine loves them due to the frequency of contents they receive.

Unlike a traditional website which requires the knowledge of an HTML code and other skills to get started, with a blog you do not need all that kind of techie stuff. Anyone can actually start a blog especially with the different platforms available on the internet today.

The two most popular blogging platforms are wordpress and blogger, while blogger.com is a free platform, wordress.org avails you the opportunity to start a blog with paid platform. The one you choose depends on what you want to achieve in your blogging adventure.

The art of setting up a blog and consistently adding content to it is known as blogging. Blogging is a science that involves the human mind and everything it entails. You can start a blog on virtually any issues in life, as a matter of fact; anything concerning human activities is worth blogging about.

The aim of a blogger is to grasp the attention of his readers and provide them valuable information that will be helpful to them. When a visitor to a blog gets what he wants, he will keep coming back for more updates. The key word here is to make your blog interesting and loaded with valuable information on the topic you are blogging about.

Before you start blogging make sure you have a theme or topic you would like to focus on. For instance, if your theme is to blog about “women as home makers”, your focus here is on women and everything that will make her a perfect home maker.

The next thing you would want to do here is to make sure you do a proper research on your chosen theme or topic. This is to ensure that you always get the right information to post on your blog. Once you have established yourself as an expert in your chosen niche, then you will be amazed at the number of followers you will get on a daily basis. Ordinarily visitors to your blog will keep coming back for more valuable information.

Now that we have established that people will keep visiting your blog once you have valuable content posted therein. You need to also know how to make money with your blog, while there are several ways to achieve this; I will be showing you a few which I have been using for quite a long time now.

One of the most effective ways to make money with your blog is by selling other peoples products. This is also known as affiliate marketing. It works in such a way that you will market or promote products or services that are related to your chosen theme or topic. By so doing, you can recommend such products or services to your loyal visitors who by now would have established a relationship with you. You make money when your visitors buy through your affiliate link. Usually under this type of arrangement, a certain percentage is paid to you for your effort.

Another good way to make money with your blog is by selling advert space on it. Once your blog becomes very popular and receives lots of visitors, you can decide to sell advert space to big organizations that will pay you huge amount of money to have their banners on your blog. You could bill them per day or per month depending on how popular your blog becomes.

You can sell your own products or services on your blog. This is by far the most lucrative way to make money with your blog. While publishing valuable contents on your blog, people will respect you and take to your advice or recommendation on related issues. By so doing you can also present your products or services to your visitors as a solution to that which they seek.

I have talked extensively about blogging and how you can make money online with it. I now leave it to you to make your decision.

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