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A Simple Guide: 10-Easy Step Solution To Making Money Blogging

How To Make Money Online Working From Home

By: Elizabeth Neal |

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The 10 Step Solution to Making Money Blogging was written to help those who want to
work from home and earn extra money.

We all want to know How to Make Money Online, and one of the best ways I have found is by creating
blogs. In this article, I intend to show you how you too can learn “How to Make Money Blogging”
by telling you how combining the techniques I have gathered from across the web help to make me
$$$ every day.

I am not trying to sell you my latest “Get Rich Quick” scheme because I don’t have one.
Each eBook you read will have a wealth of information within them which will, without a
doubt help you to discover the secrets of How to Make Money Online.

I am only going to tell you which ones out of the 100’s available you SHOULD
read if you too want to make lots of money.

I use a 10-Step Easy Guide to setting up and starting all of my blogs.

“Make Your Life A Masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.”
~Brian Tracy

I will give you a list of the top 10 resources later that I use and recommend to everyone who
is serious about making lots of money online. One of the vital aspects people seem to miss
out when they first get into blogging is the fact that their blog must contain information
that people want to read.

Many bloggers are looking through closed eyes in this regard and if you browse through 50 blogs
you will notice that most will tell you they know How to Make Money with Blogs when really all
they tell you is where they went on their vacation or how many cars they have or where they want
to go next year.

Are you ready to learn How to Make Money Blogging?

If the answer is YES then read on and start to make money with your blog. I am not here to tell
you how to write your blog, that is up to you, but what I am about to tell you is the 10 things
I use to make money on the internet.

You can choose to use these techniques or not, that is your prerogative. But, at least you will
know them.

Step 1 – Finding a Topic

Turn off your computer, grab a pen and some paper and sit somewhere you can relax but also
stay focused (if you are just starting out this step can be a pain because we all want to
know How to Make Money Online and we want to know how to make it NOW).

Think of a topic you are interested in and write it down (this helps because you will be more
committed to trying instead of giving up in a day or two) and also make sure it is something
other people are interested in too.

A couple of ways I use to think of a topic is by using MetaSpy to find out what people are
searching for, Ask IQ to find what is popular and VRE Toolbar to find out how many people
search for the topic (this is also useful later on to get traffic). You can also try out

Write down your top five keywords, you will want to use them later in your blog.

Step 2 – Create Your Blog

Find and create your blog online. I like to use Blogger but other popular Blog platforms
are WordPress and Movable Type. You can find all the help in the program you use to get
information when setting up the blog.

Create your content, make it original, and make it informative. This is one of the main keys
to learn How to Make Money with Blogs. You need to include the keywords you wrote down in
Step 1 in the content of your blog.

Try not to overuse these as it sends out bad signals to the search engines, and this is
100% not what you want.

You can also go here to check out how to get a blog started hassle free.
Start A Blog

Step 3 – Go To Google

Sign up for Google Adsense Click Here

A Tutorial Click Here

and insert the code in the margin of your blog.

(When using WordPress Platform you may have to install a plugin, go to plugins on the left hand
side of your dashboard and search for google adsense) You can customize your ads in many ways,
such as including text links or image links.

I prefer the text links only, as they are easier to blend in with your blog and don’t take the
focus away from the information. Google Adsense will probably not make you a millionaire but it
is an instant way of generating a small amount of money.

If you want to track where your visitors are coming from with regards to direct hits or from
search engine results then I would suggest you use Google Analytics and again you can get all
the help you need setting that up from within the program.
You will also want to add your URL to Google’s index.

Step 4 – Find Something to Sell

If you do not want to sell anything and are happy with the income Google Adsense is bringing
in then you can skip this step. If you want to maximize your income and truly learn How to
Make Money with Blogs, you will want to find an affiliate program to join.

A couple of affiliate programs I would suggest are ClickBank and Commission Junction.
You can sell anything from office furniture, pet supplies, movies and clothing to PC games,
Dieting tips and Audio software.

Whatever program you join will give you help to insert the code you will need to insert
into your blog, but be sure you do this correctly or you WILL NOT earn money from your visitors.

If you do not know how to edit HTML, W3Schools HTML tutorial is a great place to start.

Step 5 – Social Bookmarking

There is no better advertising than word of mouth, but the next best thing is “social bookmarking.”
You will want to make things easier for people to do this.

Social bookmarking sites I use and recommend are OnlyWire and SocialMarker and they are used for
people to share their bookmarks or websites that they have liked with other people in their
online community.

I would not suggest you add your own links to these services, but provide visitors to your
website the ability to do so.

Step 6 – Write an Article

Now the FUN part! Whether your blog is about a specific product, for example, a certain
MP3 Player you are promoting, or just about giving people information, I would suggest
you to write an article or a review of it.

Most article directories require articles of 500 words and over so I would use this as a
rule when writing to ensure your article is published.

Submit your article to any of the 100’s which are out there. I personally use a few of the
Top Article directories such as EzineArticles, Article Dashboard,, isnare and

I also use a nifty piece of software called Article Submitter which will submit your articles
to over 600 article directories, which saves you lots of time and leaves you to focus on writing
your blogs.

Step 7 – Ping The Hell Out Of It

Every time you add new information to your blog, you want to let the blog directories know about
it, this is known as pinging. Some Blog providers automatically send out pings when you update,
but to be on the safe side you will want to do this manually too. ONLY PING WHEN YOU UPDATE.

There are a couple of Ping sites I use which will send a ping to multiple blog directories at
the same time. PingMyBlog would be my first port of call and then if for some reason that site
is down I would use Ping-o-matic. Remember, to only ping when you update or you could get
blacklisted, and that is bad.

Step 8 – Yahoo! Answers and Forums

One of the easiest ways to get targeted visitors to your blog is to make use of the people you
want to target. I would suggest you sign up to at LEAST one forum in the topic you are writing about,
and do not just go straight in there and start posting comments for people to look at your blog,
they will not pay attention to it.

The secret is to add the link to your blog in your signature and actively become a member of the forum,
posting relevant topics and starting debates within them. The more you post, the more your link will
show, and if you provide someone with good info the chances are higher they will click your link.

Yahoo! Answers is along the same lines as forums but the beauty of this is it is viewed by thousands
of visitors each day. If you do not already have a Yahoo! account get one and then login and search for questions relating to the topic of your blog and answer them well.

You can then insert the link to your blog and as with the forums, if you answer well you may have
not only earned yourself a point or two on Yahoo!, but also earned a visitor to your blog.

Step 9 – Update Your Blog

This can be by several means, one is to add new reviews or content to your blog, and if you are
going to do this I suggest updating every couple of days. This helps to keep the search engines
happy as they love to see new and original content.

Another way of updating your blog and keeping the content fresh is to add RSS feeds to it. Make sure
the feeds are relevant to your blog and provide visitors with helpful information. Visitors to a
World of Warcraft blog do not want to read about feeds concerning knitting, or do they?

Step 10 – More, More, More

Repeat steps 1 – 10, this is the only way How to Make Money Blogging.

Step 11 – A Bonus Step

If you have your own product or newsletter, give your visitors an easy way to sign up to
receive updates or information. This helps you to contact the visitor again with more great
info or products you wish to sell.
How to Make Money Online is easy if you follow the above steps.
Some important things to remember so you do not get disheartened with your blog is the fact that
you will not become a millionaire overnight, it takes hard work and a lot of effort.

If you are really serious about learning How to Make Money with Blogs then stick with it and
eventually you will have an Ah-Ha moment. This is when things start to work and you think to
yourself Ah-Ha, that’s how they do it. Your moment could be sooner than you think.


1. Rob Benwell’s Blogging to The Bank 2.0
2. WordPress Goldmine
3. Rob Atherton’s Building A Blog Empire For Profit
4. The Blog Challenge
5. Hinge Marketing Magic
6. Blogging For Riches – Complete Video Tutorial
7. Social Bookmarking Demon
8. Adsense Inbox
9. WordPress SEO Sniper
10. RSS, Blogs and Syndication…

“It’s up to you to make your life. Take what you have and stack it up like a tower of teetering blocks. Build your dream around that.” – Cheryl Strayed

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Elizabeth Neal

Freelance Blogger



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