Wahm Blogs: Blogs are here to stay, and many Wahms are taking advantage of the trend. Many work at home moms choose blogs to make money. It is easy to set up a blog, they are also relatively easy to update. When you compare blogs to other types of websites this is especially true. Within just a few minutes, you can set up a professional looking blog for free and start your Wahm blogging business.
A blog is a website that looks sort of like a journal and is easy to update. Make an entry at least once a week, the newest entries appearing at the top. Entries are normally short articles of 200 to 500 words. Readers use a blog reading program to visit the blog or read new entries. Readers can also comment on entries and provide links between their own blogs and your blog.
With blogs, the opportunities are wide open. Choosing a blog topic is as easy as looking at your own life for inspiration. There are blogs about everything from celebrity news to bathroom cleaning tips. Check if people are interested in your possible blog topic, before you start a blog, do some research on the Internet. Your topic doesn’t have to be popular, but it does have to have a dedicated group of people who are interested in the topic.
Make sure to stay within a fairly small “niche when picking a topic.” The term niche is used to describe a group of people who have a similar interest. There are big niches – like working at home – and small niches – like tips for training your cat to sit on the toilet. Try to find a happy medium between a popular topic and a niche interest so your blog has plenty of readers. Some topics, like working at home or parenting, are too broad and have too much competition for readers.
A free blogging platform, like www, can be used to set up your blog.blogger.www or com.wordpress.com. There are also a half dozen others to choose from. Use the blogging platform to make your first entry into your blog, it will walk you through it.
It’s time to monetize your blog when you’ve made a few entries into your blog. This means you’ll be making specific changes to your blog in order to make money. To gain income from a blog you can use a contextual advertising program, like Google Adsense or Chitika, it is one of the most populair ways. Contextual advertising pays you for each time a reader clicks on one of the advertising links on your page. The advertising program will scan your blog entries for keywords, and then place advertising on your page that relates to your page content.
For instance, the ads next to the article will have to do with Sesame street if you are writing an article about the program because you have a blog on children’s television. They might be links to shopping for Sesame Street items, or an ad for vintage Sesame Street collectables selling on ebay.