Blogging for Dollars
Blogging for Dollars
Are you a thrill seeker who enjoys skydiving, skateboarding or mountain climbing? A car lover whose passion is learning everything you can about 1950s and 60s Chevrolets? Or perhaps a retiree who spends their days knitting and sewing?
No matter what your hobbies or interests, you can cash in on them by creating your own blog and selling ad space around it.
When they first came on the scene, blogs were simply Web pages people would go to when they wanted to read about things they were interested in, or share their opinions. Today, they've transformed from self-indulgent hobbies to flourishing revenue streams.
Real businesses with money to spend on advertising have come to realize they offer a great opportunity to reach the people who are likely to buy their products.
TechCrunch, a blog started by Michael Arrington, a 36-year-old entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, offers information about new technologies and companies. The blog has amassed such a following, it's pulling in ad revenue of $60,000 a month. The digital media news site, PaidContent.org, headquartered in the second bedroom of a Santa Monica apartment, is set to post an estimated $1 million in ad revenue this year. Fark.com, a site packed with sophomoric humor and run by a lone guy in Lexington, Ky., is on pace to become a multimillion dollar property.
Want to give blogging for dollars a try? You can learn everything you need to make a go of it with the help of the free BlogToolKit offered by the company by the same name.
It contains a collection of books that have all the information you need to get started. "Blogging Made Easy" offers step-by-step, easy to understand directions for creating a powerful blog that will attract readers. "Blog About This" offers insider secrets to never running out of content. In "Bloggers Guide to Profits" you'll discover the secret weapons that many Fortune 500 companies use to ensure that their blogging endeavors guarantee profits. "Building a Blog Empire" teaches you how to easily take your blog to the next level and generate some serious cash.
Also included in your free BlogToolKit are traffic and writing guide books that will help you boost your site traffic and write killer copy. In addition to your free books, you'll also receive all the tools needed to get your blog going. There is absolutely no technical experience required. The site is completely set up for you. Your BlogToolKit will automatically help you set up advertising offers on your blog in just a few easy steps. Then when people visit and read your blog, they will click on the ads and you will make money!
With overall Web advertising spending expected to grow by 50 percent to $23.6 trillion in 2010, it's certain more and more ad dollars will land on blogs. If you'd like a piece of the pie, click here to learn how to cash in.
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