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Engage Your Audience
Being an excellent writer doesn’t necessarily translate into being an excellent blogger.
Being an excellent writer doesn’t necessarily translate into being an excellent blogger. Blogging has it’s own very definite style, it tends to be a lot more casual and conversational than academic or informational writingTweet This
Finding your voice is so important when you’re writing a blog, while you will be putting important information out there which people want to read, it should engage the reader and be worded in a way that’s interesting while still being easy to understand. Play around with your writing and language- you could look up vocabulary words with sentences to make sure you’re writing in the best possible way. And finally, read more blogs. This is invaluable and will quickly teach you the kind of style that successful blogs are written in. It’s important to not simply mirror or copy what you see, but it’s absolutely fine for them to teach and inspire you in your own work. Nail this, and you’ll build a loyal readership of people who enjoy what you have to say. This keeps them coming back week in week out, which is exactly what you need if you want to make a career from your
Monetize Your Site
There are plenty of ways bloggers can monetize their sites these days, and having a couple of different things in place can help to keep the cash flow coming in. Google Adsense, for example, will pay a small amount each time someone visits your site or clicks on one of your ads. It’s free to set up, and you can adjust the sizes of the ads so that they blend in well with your template. You could sign up with a couple of different affiliate programs, where you place ads in your sidebar or links within your post, and again get a small amount of money if someone clicks on them. While these aren’t huge earners by themselves (unless you’re getting a lot of traffic), they can add up and give you a nice little payout every couple of months.
Most of the money you will be earning as a blogger will be from sponsors. Companies will contact you and suggest adding a link to their company in a
You can improve your chances of being contacted by having a professional-looking