Blogger – How To Make Money As A Blogger
Blogger is an American social networking tool that allows multi-user blog hosting, where each user has their own blog which is updated automatically. Pyra Labs also developed it prior to being acquired by Google in 2002. Google hosts the blogs, which are accessible via a separate subdomain of blogspot. The blog software is written in Java and runs on Sun’s OpenOffice suite of programs. There are also other open source products that work quite well as blogging platforms.
One aspect of blogging that has received a lot of attention over the last few years has been online branding. Many bloggers began building a following with the aid of Twitter, YouTube, etc. and then used these sites to promote their business. Bloggers would write about their experience, products or services and even invite others to join in on their “joint venture”. This strategy paid off for those with big followings and for those who were willing to brand themselves as experts, thereby gaining credibility.
With Blogger, one place for bloggers to get started is by making a personal account. You can then add a link back to your site, so that you can receive traffic from those visiting your blog. Other personal accounts that are available to bloggers include: friends, family, coworkers, and other personal contacts. With these accounts, you can actually build up a fan base for yourself which makes blogging that much easier.
Blogger also provides its users with a blog design tool that helps them to make attractive, professional-looking blogs. You will need to have your own domain name to utilize this feature. After you have set up your personal account, you will need to register your blog with Blogger and create your first blog. It is important to have your own domain name for your blogging platform, as people will likely be interested in visiting your site if you use one that is familiar to them. The blog design tool makes it very easy to create a blog that closely resembles a website.
If you want to market and sell affiliate products or digital products over the Internet, it is a good idea to start a blog on the subject. To do this, you must first register an account with Blogger. Next, search for online courses on the same subjects that you wish to discuss on your blog. Look for ones that offer affiliate links or other ways for readers to buy the products through you. Register your blog with the online site so that you can place the links on your blog and earn commissions from sales made on the site.
Another way for bloggers to make money online is to write reviews about the things that you have reviewed previously. For example, if you are an avid fan of electric guitars, you could write about the best brands for beginners, intermediate players, and professionals. Review sites should not cost anything, but you will find that bloggers who make money by writing reviews make a lot of money using them. Some of the sites that allow you to place reviews for free include Consumer Reports, Angie’s List, J.G. Wise, Town and Country, Entrepreneur, and Consumers Union.