Blogging is one of the most common activities on the internet, almost as universal and widespread as email. Over 45% of the people who use the internet have had a blog at one point of time or the other. Blogging, with its simplicity and directness, makes is a very popular way to reach out and express your opinion to an audience.
Because they are so easy to create, manage, and maintain, blogs are a great way to make money on the internet. You can start off by making your blog on your own domain and hosting it on a server, or you can choose the easier route and get a free blog at a service like WordPress (WordPress.com) or Blogger (Blogger.com). While the former allows more control, independence and branding, the latter is easy to operate and set-up.
You can make money by writing an article on a subject of your choice, or on a subject that is related to whatever product you want to sell. For instance, if you are selling an e-book on weight loss, your article will be on a subject related to health and fitness. You can then submit this article at an article directory, while simultaneously posting a copy at your own blog. Because of the backlinks and traffic through the article directory, your blog will rank higher for your keyword and you can gain some additional traffic that can be converted into customers.
With blogs, you get interactivity. Not only can others comment on your blog, you can post comments on others blogs too. You can use this feature to your advantage by making comments linking back to your blog post on others blogs. Just make sure that the comments you submit are relevant to the blog and add to the discussion.
Distributing your articles simultaneously through blogs and article directories is a great way to make some serious cash on the internet.
John has been writing online for over 3 years. His latest blog is about Florida state health insurance