Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How a Beginner can Make Money Blogging.

Since I started blogging, I've really grown to love it, so much so that I'm beginning to wonder about making an income from it. I've gotten selected by a couple of blog carnivals (see that Adoption Journey Blog Carnival at Making Of A Mom and Carnival of Real Estate ), earned a few new subscribers, but I want to go bigger!

I have read several posts lately by professional bloggers about how they earn their income. While I appreciate that they reveal their sources, most require developing a steady stream of traffic. Obviously earning GoogleAd income requires having visitors click on ads, but even joining an ad network like BlogHer or signing up for sponsored reviews at Review Me require a minimum traffic level.

So what does a beginning blogger do to earn an income while building traffic?

One option I found is Suite 101, which offers revenue share for writing articles. I just signed up and my first article on staging a home for sale during the holidays is under review, so I'll let you know how it goes. Performancing also posts paying jobs for bloggers. Sometimes the pay is only a link back to your site and fodder for your resume, so read carefully. I also signed up at eHow , another site similar to Suite 101, but I haven't decided yet whether it is better to attack one such site full out or spread my talent across several sites : )

If you have any other suggestions you'd like to share, please do so in the comments.


Cheryl Wray said...

I spotted you from Momwriters and was interested in your topic here.

I am a freelancer also (magazines and newspapers) but I'm also a Blog Addict. I post everyday, have a real steady stream of visitors and commenters, and just love doing it. So I would love to find out how to make money from it too. If you come up with any enlightening ideas,let me know! :-)

Queeny said...

Thanks for the tips. I could use a little extra cash for the holidays.

Alix said...

Found you from Nablopomo - that's really interesting. I'll be returning to see how you get one with everything and may give it a whirl myself!

Christine said...

Just so you know, BlogHer doesn't have a minimum hits to be accepted (unless that's changed since I joined a few months ago).

Good luck!