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My final presentation on Blogging as your career!

My final presentation on Blogging as your career!

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  • 1. Blogging!
    Can be Used for::
    Side Jobs: Instead of a full blown career, blogging can be used as a part-time job.
    Careers: many people sell advertising space on their blogs and make a salary doing it.
    Activism: bloggers use their opinions on issues to call people to action.
    Therapy: Blogging can be very therapeutic even if you’re making money doing it.
  • 2. BLOGGING AS A CAREER
    People Make Money Blogging…But Just How Many Are There?
    We are a nation of 20 million bloggers with over 1.7 million blogging as their career!
    There are more career bloggers in the United States than there are lawyers.
  • 3. Blogging for a company can earn from $45,000-$90,000. Some who make over $200,000 work 50-60 hrs a week!
    • It takes about 100,000 unique visitors per month to generate $75,000 a year.
    • 4. A good post will generate between $75 -$200 and some bloggers serve as “spokesbloggers” for products and are paid to blog about them
    How Much Can You Make Blogging?
  • 5. Create Your Own Website:
    • This is the best way to really make $$$
    • 6. Buy your own domain name (GoDaddy.com, etc…)
    • 7. Choose a host (dreamhost, bluehost, etc…)
    • 8. Choose a theme, there are many websites that provide you with easily customizable themes!
    Starting Your Blog
    Choose a Platform to Spring off of!
    There are many platforms such as Blogspot, Wordpress, Blogger and more!
    These Platforms provide structure and a “ready made” page to start with.
  • 9. Getting Your Blog “Out There”
    • Link Your Blog to Other Sites:
    • 10. Most sites allow you to put an RSS feed on your own page such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…
    • 11. Tell Your Friends!
    • 12. Use a business card.
    • 13. Just asking someone to read your blog can help!
  • Lure in some Advertisers
    Have an Identifiable Market!
    Make sure the people you are writing for are a specific group of people.
    Promptly Respond to Inquiries
    • Answer back to people in a timely fashion, be professional if you want this to be your job.
    Make Sure Your Audience has Potential Advertisers
    • Some topics aren’t of interest to enough people, make sure yours is.
  • Keep Your Blog Current
    Keep Up With What You’re Blogging About:
    • News, Fashion, Literature, Celebrities- know your stuff!
    • 14. Don’t narrow your subject matter down so much that you lose readers, they bring in $$$
    • 15. Write early and write often-when news breaks it’s time to post a blog!
    • Most bloggers join with a few other bloggers to create sites that generate revenue.
    Some Blogs That Make $$$
    ProBlogger.com
    Boingboing.net
    • Launched January, 2000
    • 16. $2,000-$3,000 for banner ads sold-over $1 million per year
    • 17. 2.6 million page views in a month.
    Perez Hilton
    • Launched September, 2004
    • 18. 4 million unique visitors a day
    • 19. 24 posts on average a day
    • 20. $111,000 a month based on ads
    I can has cheezburger
    • Launched January, 2007
    • 21. $500-$1,500 a week through BlogAds
    • 22. $5,600 per month
  • Does Blogging Make a Good Career
    • A Blog can help you get a job or promotion
    • 23. No job stability…if you lose popularity you lose your job
    • 24. One bad post can kill you no matter how good you were before
    • 25. You can get your voice heard and get paid for it
    • 26. It can be done anywhere you get internet service
  • Sources
    • America’s Newest Profession: Bloggers for Hire.
    • 27. How to Attract Advertisers to Your Blog.
    • 28. Keeping Your Website Current- Three Ways to Maintain Your Blog Site.
    • 29. The Pros and Cons of Blogging for Your Career.
    • 30. 10 Ways to Make Money BECAUSE of Your Blog.
    • 31. How to Make Money with a Blog.
    • 32. Map: Welcome to the Blogosphere.
    • 33. Make Money Blogging: Top Bloggers and How Much they Earn.
    • 34. Yes, Some Blogs are Profitable.