Blogs which attract lots of readers need frequent updates, so blogs are word-eating monsters. Writers who write for the most popular blogs generate an amazing amount of material, anywhere from two to ten or more blog posts (short articles, which may consist of anywhere from twenty to several hundred words) each and every day. This means that every blog needs writers, and because blogs are becoming so popular with Web sites, many businesses and publications are actively looking for freelance writers who know how to blog.
Become an affiliate. Companies are always seeking individuals to sell their product or service online. As an affiliate you can market these products and services on your blog or website. You will place a banner or link which is provided by the company on your blog or website. Every sale that is generated from your website will earn you a commission (usually 5-20%). You would be surprised by the number of companies that offer an affiliate program. Many fortune 100 and 500 companies have affiliate programs that pay extremely well.
Websites are more expensive to create and maintain than Follow my blog. Unless you are skilled with using HTML code, understand CSS scripts and how to use FTP, you will no doubt have to hire a webmaster to take care of these things for you. This of course costs money. Any future changes will also incur additional costs which could make owning a website less attractive for many.
Warrior Forum often has posters who list online blogs with dofollow links enabled. You may have to search around a bit, but they’re there. The problem here is the same problems as numbers 1 and 2 above – namely these blogs get ambushed with spam and the dofollow is changed to nofollow quickly.
If you already have a website, adding a blog can help you get more visitors who are interested in you because you will be writing about your area of expertise. And since the search engines love websites that are tightly focused and updated often, your site can move up quickly in the search rankings.
There are many people who make a full time income promoting affiliate products through their blogs. However, if you want to make money by blogging you need to be prepared to commit yourself to posting content regularly, keeping your blog updated and promoting your blog.
You must be consistent! A blog that makes money isn’t something that you can just throw up and then ignore for a week or a month. You must be consistent and update a lot so that people keep coming back and your traffic stays where it needs to be.