Blogging and Money

J at | Computers and Internet | Monday, November 10th, 2008

Many of my friends have been asking me how they can blog and make money online. So instead of talking until I’m hoarse, I will just post my answers on this blog so that they (and you) can read and learn. Are you ready? This should be quite exciting…

First of all, there are many ways to make money online:

  • Sell advertising space (i.e., AdSense)
  • Sell your own products or services
  • Sell the products of other mechants (affiliate marketing, referral commissions)

Those are the major areas, but the thing you have to keep in mind is this: Your success depends on your ability to communicate online. By communicate, we specifically mean this:

You have to be able to write.

No, you do not need to be a novelist, but you do need to have a basic grasp of spelling and grammar, as well as the ability to be understood by your readers. If you want to earn money online, you will need to write for people who are able to buy things online.

Now that makes a lot of sense, right? If you publish useful pages that will be appreciated by people who have no intention, or are not able to purchase online, how exactly will you make money, right? How will you attract paying advertisers, if your website is unable to attract paying customers?

In other words, if you want to blog and make money online, you must make a list of the things you are passionate about. Go ahead and write down the topics that you know a lot about of, or which you are willing to learn about. Not just lightly learn, but topics you are willing to truly study and absorb to the point that you become an expert in that area.

Then once you’ve come up with a list of 5 topics, write beside each topic the kind of person who will be interested in reading what you have to say.

Done? Okay… now go down the list of persons (or person-types), and ask yourself which of those people are able and willing to spend money online. Once you’ve found that, you have also found a profitable topic that you can write about.

When I say write, I mean write as if you’re just talking with one friend. I do not mean write an essay about, okay? You probably can tell right away if a blog post is just an essay, or is something written by a person who is trying to truly teach another.

Until the next blog post, please go make your lists. As in, right now. Yes, please take action.


  1. nice info girl…i hope you can convinced your friends now in blogging. :)

    Comment by Snow — November 10, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

  2. Thanks, sis! Convincing is a struggle… lots of people are allergic to writing kasi. :-)

    Comment by J at — November 11, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

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