Making money online isn’t hard, but there is a definite learning curve to making money online. If you want to make money from a blog using ads and affiliate programs, you first have to learn about web hosting, purchasing a domain name, etc. Then you have to learn about way to monetize your blog. Luckily, there are a lot of great ways you can learn about online marketing and other related topics.
So, should you try to make money blogging? In my opinion, the answer is always “yes.” However, it’s not always that simple for everyone. Some people start blogging specifically to make money, while others start blogs just for fun. A lot of people only have a very hazy idea of how making money online actually works (remember when you didn’t know what an affiliate link or a pay per click ad was?), so some people start blogging and have no idea they can actually monetize the blog and make some money.
As you’ve probably figured out by now, there are affiliate programs for practically everything. Web hosting is no different. You can sign up to become a Hostgator affiliate and earn commissions when people sign up for web hosting through your link.
What Kind of Sites Should you use a Hostgator Affiliate Link On?
I think that multiple income streams are very important when working online. Working online gives you a lot more freedom than an office job working for someone else, and that includes the freedom to generate income from multiple places. You can create income for yourself using affiliate links, ads, referral programs, and offering your services to other people online too. However, having the freedom to basically do whatever you want can come with its own pitfalls as well. When you don’t have someone looking over your shoulder telling you what to do, you have to find your own balance.
Every blog post needs a picture. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with using several different pictures in a blog post. People like to see pictures, and it helps capture their attention for a longer period of time. So, as a blogger, where can you find pictures for your blog posts? I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 places for today’s entry.
I use Hostgator for all of my hosting, and I’ve been very happy with them. I know a lot of other online workers use Hostgator too, so for today’s entry I wanted to go through a quick tour of Hostgator’s cPanel, and briefly touch on all the cool things that you can do using it. It took me awhile after I stated blogging to really go through cPanel and figure out what I could do with my websites using it, so I figured I could save someone else the trouble.
As you’re probably aware of by now, getting traffic to your blog is essential if you want to make money blogging. Each and every strategy for making money blogging rides on having readers to click on your links, follow your ads, or purchase whatever product you are selling. No readers means no money! So it’s important to continue to implement strategies to get more traffic to your blog, even after you have a solid readership.
Generating multiple streams of income is really important when you’re working online. I think it’s so important that I’ve devoted several different blog entries to the different ways you can generate income with blogging, advertising, affiliate links, info products, and ebooks. Today, I want to talk a little bit about why you should be developing multiple streams of income, instead of just relying on one source.