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Blogging!<br />Can be Used for::<br />Side Jobs: Instead of a full blown career, blogging can be used as a part-time job.<br />Careers: many people sell advertising space on their blogs and make a salary doing it.<br />Activism: bloggers use their opinions on issues to call people to action.<br />Therapy: Blogging can be very therapeutic even if you’re making money doing it.<br />
BLOGGING AS A CAREER<br />People Make Money Blogging…But Just How Many Are There?<br />We are a nation of 20 million bloggers with over 1.7 million blogging as their career!<br />There are more career bloggers in the United States than there are lawyers.<br />
Blogging for a company can earn from $45,000-$90,000. Some who make over $200,000 work 50-60 hrs a week!<br /><ul><li>It takes about 100,000 unique visitors per month to generate $75,000 a year.
A good post will generate between $75 -$200 and some bloggers serve as “spokesbloggers” for products and are paid to blog about them</li></ul>How Much Can You Make Blogging?<br />
Create Your Own Website:<br /><ul><li>This is the best way to really make $$$
Choose a theme, there are many websites that provide you with easily customizable themes!</li></ul>Starting Your Blog<br />Choose a Platform to Spring off of!<br />There are many platforms such as Blogspot, Wordpress, Blogger and more!<br />These Platforms provide structure and a “ready made” page to start with.<br />
Getting Your Blog “Out There”<br /><ul><li>Link Your Blog to Other Sites:
Most sites allow you to put an RSS feed on your own page such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…
Just asking someone to read your blog can help!</li></li></ul><li>Lure in some Advertisers<br />Have an Identifiable Market!<br />Make sure the people you are writing for are a specific group of people.<br />Promptly Respond to Inquiries<br /><ul><li>Answer back to people in a timely fashion, be professional if you want this to be your job.</li></ul>Make Sure Your Audience has Potential Advertisers<br /><ul><li>Some topics aren’t of interest to enough people, make sure yours is.</li></li></ul><li>Keep Your Blog Current<br />Keep Up With What You’re Blogging About:<br /><ul><li> News, Fashion, Literature, Celebrities- know your stuff!
Don’t narrow your subject matter down so much that you lose readers, they bring in $$$
Write early and write often-when news breaks it’s time to post a blog!</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Most bloggers join with a few other bloggers to create sites that generate revenue.</li></ul>Some Blogs That Make $$$<br />ProBlogger.com<br />Boingboing.net<br /><ul><li>Launched January, 2000
$2,000-$3,000 for banner ads sold-over $1 million per year
2.6 million page views in a month.</li></ul>Perez Hilton<br /><ul><li>Launched September, 2004