There are thousands of blogs online and most of them are owned by individuals and not companies.

And most of these bloggers are earning money from their blogs.

The way they do it is they write great content and then attract people to their blog to read it.

These people are also good writers. They can write coherent and interesting and entertaining blog posts.

So first and foremost you need to be a writer if you want to run a popular, profit-making blog.

It also helps if you have something to sell which can be items you make yourself, or products that you buy and sell online.

Once you know what you want to sell, then you need to write blog posts that relate to these items.

But selling your own products isn’t the only way to earn money from a blog.

You can make money even if you have nothing at all to sell, although having your own things will make a big difference.

There are three different ways to make money from your blog/website:

– Advertising (PPC or paid)

– Affiliate Sales

– Your Own Product Sales

But none of this matters until you get enough visitors to your site.

That’s because it’s all a numbers game.

What this means is that if you have 100 visitors coming to your blog every day and 5% of them do something to earn you money (click on an ad, buy an affiliate product or one of your own products), then you’d have a much higher income if you were getting 1,000 visitors a day instead of 100 because you’d be earning money from 50 people instead of 5.

And there are two ways to increase the number of visitors to your site:

– Write Great content

– Do More/Better Marketing

First you not only need great content, but plenty of it. No one wants to visit a site that lacks quality/useful information.

You also need to market your site to let more people know it’s there.

Most bloggers use social media sites like Twitter or Facebook and set up their blog posts to be automatically posted to these sites every time a new one is uploaded.

So once you know what it is that you want to blog about and what you want to sell, then you can get started.

And even if you don’t have products of your own to sell, you can still make money from advertising and affiliate sales.

So all you need to do now is get online and get started.

Source by Ruth Barringham