Friday, September 30, 2011

How to Earn Full Time Income Blogging

How to Earn Full Time Income Blogging

You may already have a blog and want to know how to really start earning full time income from it. What is the big secret? What is the key? The truth is, it takes a while to earn full time income blogging. It does not happen over night. One of the biggest mistakes I see bloggers make is giving up to soon. I started blogging on the side. I may have put just an hour into it a day. I have also made tons of mistakes along the way. One of the best tips I can give is to keep learning. If you stay committed you have a great chance to earn full time income just from blogging.

A little about me:
I started out with pennies barely trickling in. I started many different blogs here at Blogger. Some I could tell were not getting me anywhere and some are doing good. For a while, I was stuck at $100 a month. That was when I had Blogging on the back burner and was not adding any new articles. I was happy and needed to spend my time making instant income and not residual. When we got back onto our feet with our finances I started back up with blogging. I was putting in about 2 to 3 hours a day and since then, my earnings have kept growing.

Keep in mind my Google Adsense payments include my blogs and YouTube videos, but I just recently became monetized with YouTube, so most of the earnings are just from my blogs. Last month I brought in just over $2400.

How to Earn Full Time Income Blogging, Tip 1
Write as much as you can in the beginning. You need a good library of articles before you really see money. Do not get discouraged. Write for 2 or more months faithfully before you give up or choose another subject.

How to Earn Full Time Income Blogging, Tip 2
Keywords, Title and Labels
You want the search engines to understand what your blog or article is about. Make sure your title is also a label. Make sure you repeat those words throughout the blog often.

How to Earn Full Time Income Blogging, Tip 3
You will not earn any money blogging if no one reads your posts! Tweet each post after you write it, add the url to Bing and Google, Digg it and promote at Shetoldme. Share your blog posts on Facebook.

Click here to add url to Bing

Click Here to add your url to Google!

How to Earn Full Time Income Blogging, Tip 4

Do not put all of your eggs in one basket. Create different Blog subjects!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quit Your Day Job and Earn Full Time Income From Home

Quit Your Day Job and Earn Full Time Income From Home

The truth is I earn full time income from home. I did not actually quit a day job, I was an at home Mom prior to earning full time income from home. This took a load off of my spouses back and the best part, I get to make my own hours and although my kids are now older teens, I can be here whenever they need me.

Let me show you how to quit your day job and like so many of us.... earn full time income from home.

For starters, do not expect to become rich overnight. It is just not a realistic goal. Earning full time income will take time. So for now, do not yet quit your full time job, just be patient.

Where I earn my income from:
I have been a seller and trading assistant on Ebay now for many years. This remains to be great income. I also earn money from blogging. Last month, just from my Google Adsense I earned over $2000. This included my blogs and my YouTube Videos. I earn minimal monthly income at Zazzle. That usually ranges from $50 to $150 a month.

In the past, I have earned income from Ehow, Associated Content and even Lulu. Ehow went under and occasionally I will get a check at Lulu for a few E-books I wrote.

In order to quit your day job and earn full time income from home, you must be willing to try many things. I never put all my eggs in one basket. I have failed at more sites than I succeeded at.

Blogging is a great way to earn money, you can read some of my other posts to see how I do that. Other legitimate sites that pay for writing are Bukisa, Demand Studios (parent company of Ehow), The Examiner and Associated Content. Demand and The Examiner require you to fill out an application and then you may or may not get hired. They both pay well.

I spend little time uploaded art and pictures to Zazzle but love making money there. Perhaps if I put more time in there, earnings would go up. It is a super fun place to make money! It is residual.

In closing, do as I did and start at a few sites. Start slow and let your library or work build. Give your self set goals and accomplish them. Who knows where you can be in 6 months. My YouTube library consisted of just 10 videos. To my surprise I received an email out of the blue that I had enough views to be monetized.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Make Money Blogging

I started blogging almost 2 years ago. I began making nothing. Seriously, the first 6 months, pennies trickled in. I put blogging on the back burner many times. When I came back to it I tried different subjects. I started earning about $100 a month and was happy with that. So at this point in my story, I have several blogs. I even earn money at Google Adsense from YouTube. This past February I felt like I learned alot writing at Ehow, Mahalo and some other sites. I felt like starting to blog again would be a fabulous idea. To make along story short, from then until now, earnings seemed to double every month. (With exception to this current month, but that is a different story.) Last month I made over $2000 blogging.

I feel like I finally "get it." I know what I did wrong, what I did right and I have learned the biggest reasons why people do not make money blogging.

Let me share my thoughts!

Make money blogging, tip #1!
People give up too soon. Blogging takes times and earnings are residual. If you expect to see a ton of money overnight, think again. My best advice is give yourself a schedule. Write 2 new blogs or articles a day. Keep with it for atleast 3 months before giving up. Be patient. This is key!

Make sure people can find what you write in your blog!
The search engines have no idea what your blog or article is about. Your title and labels are important. Plus you will want to use those same few words many times throughout your blog. For example, you see my title The 5 Biggest Reasons People Do Not Make Money Blogging. I used those words throughout often and as a label. The search engines understand what this is about and can include appropriate ads. Update. Things have changed a bit. These days it is important to use other closely related keywords. For this post, you see my title. Instead of repeating, I find other words to use like blog, cash, write and so on.

Get your blog out their and rake in some cash!
No visitors. If people are not reading your blog, you will never earn any money. Use Twitter, Tweet each post, post on Facebook, Digg, Shetoldme and you can even add the url to search engines like Google and Bing.
Click here to add url to Bing

Click Here to add your url to Google!

Make money blogging by finding the right subject
Relying on one subject that is not working, not a great idea. You have your Blogger account set up. Did you know you can start a new blog there. If one subject is not working after many months, try something else. If you get discouraged, set it on the back burner. Come back to it when you are full of new ideas.

Get your creative juices flowing and start blogging with positive energy

Not enough things to write about. When you plan your blog, be sure you choose a subject that there is plenty to write about. If you run out of ideas after two weeks, you are in trouble.

If you get just one thing from this advice, wonderful. I have been learning for the past couple years on how to make money online. I am now happily earning full time income from many sources. I tried many things and failed more than I succeeded. Although I wish I could have learned all about blogging in the first article I read, years ago, I am happy to have finally gotten where I needed to be. Learn all you can and even to this day I know there is still so much more for me to learn.

Good luck and happy blogging!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The biggest mistakes people make blogging

The biggest mistakes people make blogging

I do consider myself a successful blogger. I was stuck at $100 a month for months. I decided that was all I would ever make blogging, so I would just not write anymore and collect the money every month.

I earn money at several places on the internet. When one of the biggest sites I earned money at went under, I turned back to blogging. That was less than a year ago. I went from $100 a month, to earnings of $2400 which I earned last month. This was all in less than a year.

I have learned alot about blogging. Finally everything came together in my mind. I see what mistakes I have made, and hope to share so you do not make the same biggest mistakes as I did.

The biggest mistakes people make blogging #1

People want money quick these days. That is usually not going to happen with blogging. You need patience. Write as much as you can the first few months, then maintain. Once you have built a nice library of blog posts continue blogging once a day, twice a day. Just come up with a schedule and stick to it.

The biggest mistakes people make blogging #2
One of the biggest mistakes people make when starting out blogging is not repeating your "main words" or topic. In other words, this blog is called "The biggest mistakes people make blogging." I have it as my blog title, mentioned many times through the blog and have it as a label. This way the robots in internet land understand what my blog is about and people can find my articles.

The biggest mistakes people make blogging #3

People planning or hoping to make money blogging often forget to get the blog out there! After I write a post, I tweet it, share it on Facebook, add it to Digg and Shetoldme. I also add it to the search engines link Google and Bing.

Click here to add url to Bing

Click Here to add your url to Google!

One of the last mistakes people make blogging is giving up after a topic does not work. I have many different blogs at blogger. Some do well and some I have only written a few dozen posts and then stopped. Will you make tons of money on any blog you have just started, no. Pennies trickle in at first. I do not like to put my eggs in one basket. If I am making not a cent after many posts, that is a sign to me that subject may not be any good.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

How Can I Make Money by Blogging?

A few days ago I was thinking back to when I wanted to start blogging. I had two kids and wanted to know how to make money from home. The problem was, I had no idea how to start. So, I sat with the idea for a long time and did nothing. One day my spouse was talking to a coworker that claimed he made decent money blogging. He called me on the phone and allowed me to ask his friend many questions. That night I started my blog. Our conversation only lasted about ten minutes and I certainly did not learn everything, but I learned how to atleast start blogging.

I decided to write this blog to those of you who ask How Can I Make Money by Blogging? I will keep this easy, simple and just explain how to start!

You CAN make money from blogging!
Before we begin, I thought it would be interesting for me to share how much money I make blogging. I started out just making pennies and writing alot. I kept with it and wrote about 4 articles a day for about 4 or 5 months and then was making about $100 a month. We ran into financial hard times, as my husband was out of work for a while, so I put blogging on hold. I was just not making enough money to keep blogging. So I worked other online jobs and continued to see the $100 a month, without doing a thing. This past February I was able to get back to blogging and decided to blog about three articles every single day. By March I doubled my income and was at $200. In April I was at almost $500. In may blogging I made just over $1000. In June the money I made blogging was just over $2000. And July I had $2500 blogging!

Where and how to start!
Find a site to blog at, I write at Blogger. Now brainstorm and come up with a niche. A niche is a topic you want to write about. It is best to chose a topic not many other people are blogging about. You also want to find a subject that you will be able to blog about for months to come. You do not want to run out of ideas after 10 posts. Now that you have your blogging idea, set up your Blogger account. It is very simple, costs no money and they literally walk you through every step of the way. You get paid when people or visitors click on your ads. The ads will appear around or to the sides and top of each of your blogs. These come from Google Adsense and Blogger places the ads for you.

Patience at first and just write
I am not going to go over every last tip. Will leave that for another post, this post is How Can I Make Money by Blogging?  I want the beginner, like I once was, know how to start blogging. But I will share some things you may need to know. Blog often and do not get discouraged in the beginning. This is why many people fail at blogging. Had I not restarted back up in February I would have had no idea on how much money I could truly make.

Keywords and similar ways to say the same thing 
Your title and key words are important! Be sure to include your title, as you can see I did, many times throughout your article. You also want to include words that are similarly related.  This will help the search engines understand what your blog is about. VERY IMPORTANT. A mistake I made in the beginning was writing improper. I thought in a blog you were supposed to write like you were talking to a friend. No, write proper English so your visitors find you professional and want to keep reading.

How Can I Make Money by Blogging- what to write about!
At Blogger you can have many different blogs, all with different topics. I have about ten different blogs all with different subjects. This way you will be able to see what works and what does not. The key to making money blogging is getting traffic. You will see at the bottom of each blog you can post it to Google Buzz, share your blogging on Twitter, Facebook and even email it to friends. I also copy the url at the top of the page. That is the http: and add my url to Google and Bing!

Click here to add url to Bing

Click Here to add your url to Google!

Hope this How to Start Making Money Blogging article will help you get your foot in the door and get started to your new life, hopefully working from home!

Friday, July 2, 2010

The DOWNSIDE- Ways to make money online

The DOWNSIDE- Ways to make money online
Well, I must say I am very discouraged with online sites. Ehow was a great site to make money online until they pulled the carpet under our feet. I was very disappointed at first, that we could no longer write new "How To's" but was happy to see what we did write we can still make money on. Although the amount went down, I still can count on a check for $65 a month and I have not written in 6 months.

Zazzle is still pretty good. I have not made any new products and I make money every month, about $50 a month.

The past 3 months I have turned my focuses to Mahalo. (That is why I have not been blogging.) I seen great potential to REALLY MAKE MONEY ONLINE there! The second month I made $325, and this is my third month and payout looks like about $825. I was answering questions, asking questions, managing pages I wrote (about 100!) and was on the Guru team. Once again the rug has been pulled from under me. Just as I found a legitimate way to really make big bucks (I had figured I would have been up to $2000 a month in 6 months or less)  Mahalo changed. But we do NOT get to keep the pages we wrote. They all have been taking from us, so no more adsense earnings on them. I feel cheated and so discouraged. How can Mahalo do this? They have hired just 50 Guide managers to manage all the pages people wrote and to make new pages. They will get paid $1000 to $1500 a month. Of course I did not get picked. There were hundreds of applicants and little spots, I am too new, the veterans got the spots. The pay for the rest of us on questions and answers can not be cashed out, you can buy a gift card period. I have been waiting for the big LOTTERY. I spent the past 3 months writing and working at Mahalo 13 hours a day. I gave my heart, sweat and tears, and it is gone. So who gets all the adsense earnings from the pages we and I wrote? Mahalo, of course. If that is not stealing, I do not know what is.

The DOWNSIDE- Ways to make money online
I wrote this article, just blogging my feelings. I am now doing well at blogging since I have put alot more energy and time into it. I guess I finally learned the tricks of the trade.

So, back to trying the blog again. It has not paid in the past, we shall see.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Starting Your Own Blog

Starting Your Own Blog

Starting your own blog can be exciting. The truth is there is money to be made, but it takes time.

I am creating this blog with the beginner in mind. If you are brand new to blogging, this is the perfect place to start.

Starting Your Own Blog- What is the purpose of a blog?
The purpose of a blog is to create pages on a particular subject, you know about and give as much quality information as you can. Include your personal thoughts and allow your readers to really connect with you. The other purpose in starting your own blog is to make money, get rich perhaps..... lol, funny, but true!

Starting Your Own Blog- Where to create a blog
You can create your Blog here at Blogger, which is a very reputable site. There are many other legitimate sites to start your own blog, as well. Sign up is free and never a cost to you.

Starting Your Own Blog- How do you get paid?
Once you create your Blog at Blogger, you will notice they will allow you to automatically put Google AdSense ads up around your blog. If you do not have a Google AdSense account, they help you with that, as well. When someone clicks on an ad on your blog, you get paid.

You can take this a step further and sign up as an Affiliate with Amazon and or Clickbank, again for free, and put their ads around your blog, as well.

Starting Your Own Blog- Choose a Topic
It is best to create a "Niche Topic" which means a specific topic for your blog. For example, your blog may be about "Hand Stamping and Creating Cards" and in this blog you can post as often as you would like. The more posts, the better. Within that subject you may post about "Supplies Needed to Stamp Cards" and the next post may be "Making Birthday cards."

At Blogger you can create many different Blogs in your one account. So keep each Blog subject specific.

Starting Your Own Blog- Getting Traffic, the Basics
Not only do you want a good quality blog with lots of information, but you want your site found by being ranked well in the search engines. This topic is an article in it's own, but I will share the basics.

First, never stop learning. Learn as much as you can about SEO, Blogging in general, Getting traffic to your site and promoting.

Choose your keywords. At Blogger they will ask your keywords after you write your blog. They call it labels. Now you want to make sure your keywords are in the Title and many times through the articles without getting spammy. This is the major key to getting your article found.

Starting Your Own Blog- Choosing Good keywords
The key is to find searched keywords, that pay well per click and there is not alot of articles written about the particular subject. You can use Google Keyword Tool Click Here for Google Keyword Free tool to find keywords. Put your keyword in and hit submit. Next you will see below and to the right "Choose Columns to Display" click "Show estimated average cpc" this will give you a good idea on what keywords pay better than others. It also shows how many times those words were searched in the past month

Take this a step further and personally search your keywords. Do many pages come up? You want to find keywords that do NOT have alot written already, so YOUR blog comes up higher ranked in the search engines.

Starting Your Own Blog- Promote
Find your Url to each post you make in your blog by clicking "File" and then "Properties" and then you will see your Url. You can go to to Google and Bing and hand submit your url. You can also promote your own blog by submitting each post at Digg or Shetoldme (both are free and great ways to promote articles or blog posts)  Click here for SHETOLDME 

Starting Your Own Blog
Starting your own blog sounds a bit complicated, but it is not. You do not need to worry about every thing I have mentioned here, at first. Take it one step at a time and feel free to come back and visit my blog anytime. Starting your blog and setting it up is easy. It is making money on your blog that can be a bit more difficult. As I mentioned, give it time, write as much as you can, and keep learning as much as you can.