Blogging and Google Adsense
Blogging is another great way to earn extra cash online. If you are not familiar of what a blog is, I will give a sources definition of a blog. ‘A frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and Web links.’ Source: marketingterms.com
You can create a blog with any of the following sites: Blogger, WordPress, Livejournal, Typepad, etc. Once you have created a blog, you can earn money by increasing traffic to your blog by using Google Adsense, which is an advertising application run by Google. You can sign up for a Google account and once your account has been approved by Google, you can begin utilizing Adsense ads. When placing ads in your blog, make sure you place them in the right location. This will enable you to receive the most exposure for your ads.
The main thing you need to do is have content worth reading in your blog. The key to making decent money with Adsense is your ability to target profitable keywords corresponding to the worthwhile content of your blog or website. You could also join a social blogging community such as Blog Catalog, Livejournal and Bloghub, to name a few. When I joined one of these blogging communities, I noticed an increase in traffic as well as support and helpful tips. You could also connect with other bloggers through Facebook and Twitter.
Ways you can increase traffic to your blogs is by submitting your blog’s url to search engines, submit your posts to social bookmarking sites, and update your blog with useful content. You should also utilize rss feeds, which is a great marketing tool.
Exchanging links with fellow bloggers or websites is a popular way to gain direct traffic but remember to link exchange with sites that have a similar audience to your own. Targeted links from related sites would help you get targeted traffic. What is very important is to build your traffic on one blog before you create other blogs.
I continue to search for ways to monetize my blog by building quality content. It takes time for your blog to grow. To profit, you have to be knowledgeable about your content, dedicated, and persistent. With this in mind, you will see an increase every month. Google Adsense does work and is an interesting way to make money.