Blogging for extra money

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Vickie46, May 17, 2010.

  1. Vickie46

    Vickie46 DIS Veteran

    Sep 26, 2000
    Anyone do this? Where do I begin? I know its not get rich quick... just curious about it.. any advice or any info..

  2. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

    Oct 29, 2006
    I don't make any money from mine (haven't been trying to though) but my understanding from bloggers that do is that you pretty much have to do it because you like to do it...and any money is just a bonus.
  3. debbiedana

    debbiedana DIS Veteran

    Dec 8, 2003
    I'm interested in the answer as well.
  4. Eventer98

    Eventer98 DIS Veteran

    Jul 13, 2006
    I do a lot of surveys for extra money...can you pass on info to get started on this?
  5. amichaell

    amichaell Mouseketeer

    Apr 15, 2010
    I'm assuming you are considering setting up advertising? If so:

    1. You'll need to spend some time researching the various methods of making money, such as using Google's Adsense. There are lots of them out there, so spend some time on this.

    2. Understand the best method of displaying your advertisements in regards to color scheme, location, text, etc. There is actually a science to it from what research I did a year back. It is much more involved than just slapping it in some random location.

    3. Figure out how you will attract an audience. Advertising? Search engines?

    4. Do you have anything interesting to say? You'll need a large steady audience to even begin earning a dime.

    5. Will you use an existing blog service or host your own domain? I don't know the costs of using an existing blog service, though if you plan to host your own you'll need to purchase a domain name and hosting services.

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