For some people, knowing how to start a blog business is as easy as falling off a bicycle. For others, it seems like some kind of impossible task. Well, let me assure you, it isn't impossible. In fact, if you completed the section, How to Blog you already know how to create blogs and have your first blog. Now, we are going to turn that blog into the first part of your blog empire.
Your blog business will be started by the time you finish this page; that is, we will give you a step-by-step guide to follow. If you follow each step as you read it, you will have your own internet blog business at no cost and with no strings attached.
If you still have your doubts, or if you haven't read How to Blog and Business Fear , read them now. They will open in a separate window and I'll be waiting right here.
You should have a blog in a niche where you intend to operate your blog business. Here, we first will help you to get started with your first entry or article. Then we will help you to "monetize" your blog (make money). How? We are going to help you to become an "affiliate marketer" by becoming an affiliate of Amazon.com. Aftet that, we'll show another money making strategy.
Let's get started.
Your blog should be made up of several articles about your topic. On your first page, you want to introduce yourself and your blog; something like this.
Hi. My name is Tim and I'm here to help you learn how to cook fish like a professional. Today I'll give you a few pointers and walk you through a really delicious recipe.
In future articles, you will see how easy it is to buy really fresh fish and turn it into a gourmet delight. You will also find out how easy it is to scale a fish, to fillet a fish, to serve fish and even how to catch fish. Be prepared to become the fish expert in your neighborhood or in you family.
Now, before we start, you need to know that fish needs to be stored properly so it won't make you or your guests sick. our next article will cover fish safety.
Here is a quick but tasty recipe for you to try. Blah, blah, blah.
After you finish that nice, informative article, you might want to mention that you just read this great little book about raising fresh fish in your own back yard (with your Amazon link). That was just an off the wall example. Use your creativity. If you need help with creativity, read our article on Visualization (see navigation bar on the left side of this page.)
Remind them to bookmark your blog so they can come back for more tasty tidbits.
Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest ways to start making money on the internet. Thousands of companies want you to advertise (or mention) their products. They will pay you for any sale they make from your effort. We are suggesting Amazon for you blog business at the beginning, only because they make it easy for you to learn. Later you can investigate places like clickbank.com.
When you click the link at the end of this paragraph, you will see another browser page open and you will be at Amazon's affiliate program start page. It will explain things like links, banners and widgets. Don't worry about all of them now. When you get started, you will only use one link for one product or book that interests you.
For now, when you get there, just click the "Get Started Tour" button. It will give you some basics and help you become an affiliate. Don't forget to save your account name and password somewhere.
By the way, they will ask for your web page – give then your blog's url.
Finally, Amazon will show you how to pick products to sell. Find some book or tool or something else related to your niche that you can say something nice about.
When you finish, come back here and you'll get help writing you first blog page, complete with an advertisement.
Ready? CLICK THIS LINK
At this point, you should have your blog business started with a blog and an Amazon affiliate account. There are thousands of other merchants that would be happy to let you become an affiliate. There's plenty of time for that, after you get used to the process.
Up above, we promised to show you another maney-making strategy for your blog business. Here it is.
Do you see some Google ads at the bottom of this article? Well, if you sign up for Google AdSense, they will put ads onto your blog (or web site). Every time someone clicks an add, you will get paid. You will get a percentage (usually 50% or more) of whatever the advertiser pays Google; it could get you anywhere from a few cents to a few dollars per click, depending on the value of your keywords.
You will need traffic to your blogs or web sites. Here are three keys for your success:
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