The right people offering their advice on how to make money from your blog will lead you through all the tried, tested and traditional methods of selling advertising space – acting as an affiliate for other web sites, Google Adsense, linking and more. All are necessary and worthwhile but before any of these ideas are able to bear fruit you must get traffic to your blog.
You can have the most beautiful blog page in the world full of ads and links but if nobody gets to see it the whole effort is worthless. Due to the sheer number of blogs being written around the world every day it is only reasonable to expect that the vast majority of these go unread. The secret therefore has to be how to get people to your blog in the first place. Once they’re there it is up to you to have written your blog in such a way that it will keep your visitors engaged.
Your blog headline will have covered the subject matter sufficiently to draw your readers’ attention to the content. From there on you have to hold their interest right through to the end. Once enlightened by the new information you have imparted, your blog will encourage your reader subscribe to future blog posts, or at least bookmark your site for future reference. If you can get enough people to do this you will be successful. [Read more…]