Blogging For Money – Keep Them Wanting More


Blogging for money is not rocket science; in fact, you could probably blog for money by blogging about rocket science.

It’s a straightforward proposition. You set up a blog about a topic in which you are interested and which you can make interesting for your readers; they read it; and you sell advertising based on the fact that you have an audience.

* How to Get Started Blogging For Money

Even if you know everything about everything, including rocket science, pick one topic about which you can write most interestingly and informatively as the topic for your first blog.

If you really want to make money blogging, you’ll eventually have to manage multiple blogs, but start with one until you are really comfortable with what you’re doing. The best way to get an audience who will remain loyal is to give them good material and keep it coming.

* Use WordPress to Set Up Your Blog

If you want to save yourself as much effort as possible in starting your blog, use WordPress and use it to the maximum. WordPress has an amazingly friendly interface and is loaded with themes and plugins which you can use for free to make your blog visually appealing.

You can even embed videos from You Tube and other online video sites onto a WordPress blog with almost no effort, and that’s a terrific way to keep your audience engaged and returning for more.

* More Ways to Keep Your Visitors Coming Back

Keep you blog’s content up to date. Post on a regular schedule, so that your audience will know when to drop in for the latest.

And make sure your content offers something of value, because people love to get something they can use without having to pay for it. Share your expertise, or let your readers know what sources you find helpful.

WordPress will let you make your blog easy to navigate, so that any new visitors who like what they are reading can find your archives and get up to speed. And don’t be afraid to ask your readers to add your blog to their favorites list. Barring that, choose a name for your blog they will remember.

Post comments on blogs with topics related to yours, with a link to your blog to attract newcomers. With a large enough audience, you can attract advertisers who are willing to pay you to post their links or review their products on your blog.

* Turning Readers Into Customers

If your purpose in blogging for money is to generate customers for an existing business, keep posting credibly because trust is the key in turning readers into customers.

It will take time and you shouldn’t expect to start selling right after you start blogging. Invite your readers to comment on your posts or add their own suggestions as to what they’d like to see from a business like yours, and if their suggestions make sense and can be implemented easily, do so and let them know that you’ve made the change.

That sort of service is almost irresistible!

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Are You Using These WordPress Plugins That Will Monetize Your Blog And Generate Web Site Traffic?


Did you know there is a new open source community project underway called the WordPress Plugin Database, located at, which is a user-friendly web site with about 2,500 WordPress plugins and counting?

“The WordPress Plugin Database is a categorized list of WordPress plugins, complemented by a WordPress Plugin Manager that allows one-click installs,” say the database developers. “For users, provides a browseable list of plugins, and RSS feeds you can subscribe to in order to get notified of new plugins and updates. For developers, makes it easy to publicize your plugin and keep users informed of new versions.”

As for us everyday non-developer WordPress fanatics who are constantly searching for cool new plugins to make our site attract visitors and earn some money, the WordPress Plugin Database is populated with plugins that can help generate web site traffic to your blog, sell your ebooks, share web site links, podcast your message, offer a public forum for returning visitors, and fight spam in the process.

Below is a short list of free plugins I discovered in this new database that can drive traffic to your blog, sell terrific products, and keep visitors on your site for a while – the perfect monetization strategy for every blogging entrepreneur.

Would you like to add a Public Forum to your blog? Simple Forum is a free plugin that is described as a “simple and straightforward forum that does the sort of stuff a forum is supposed to.” Simple Forum currently has 71 features you can use to develop a growing community of returning visitors who are encouraged to speak to each other, and who share common interests with you, the brilliant blog owner and forum manager expert. Search engine spiders love the fresh content provided by a community forum. Simple Forum can support your forum member’s comments in 17 languages:

Would you like to monetize your blog by selling your products and services with a WordPress shopping cart? The free WP eCommerce Lite shopping cart plugin is described as “an industrial strength, elegant, easy to use, fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online.” You can upgrade to the eCommerce Gold plugin for just $15. If you don’t have any products to sell, you can set up this shopping cart to sell products offered by,, and so on:

Reciprocal link directories create backlinks to your site that helps improve your site’s search engine ranking, and most shared link directories are not free. Plus, most blogs don’t offer a shared link directory. The free WP Link Directory is described as “the first and the only one link directory plugin on the Internet for WordPress admin to store and maintain a set of links in classified categories.” This link directory plugin can match your blog theme:

Podcasting is a web site traffic generation phenomenon that has seen over 6 million people download MP3 podcasts. That’s not including the millions of people who prefer to listen without downloading. Here’s an idea. Why not record your blog articles as a podcast, and then submit your articles to podcast directories? Even if you don’t like the sound of your voice, there are software programs online that you can use to speak your written words with a more pleasing sound.

PodPress is a free plugin described as “a dream plugin for Podcasters using WordPress,” and “a full-blown Podcasters Plugin for WordPress.” With Podpress, you can post a podcast along with your article for visitors to download, or listen to without downloading. Why not interview an expert in your niche by telephone, and post your conversation as a podcast with your article?

And finally, every high-traffic blogger would love to find a way to eliminate spam. Spam Karma 2 (SK2) is a free spam fighting plugin developed by the WordPress Plugin Directory guys. SK2 is described as “an anti-spam plugin for the WordPress blogging platform. It is meant to stop all forms of automated blog spam effortlessly, while remaining as unobtrusive as possible to regular commenters.”

By the way, don’t forget to upgrade your WordPress blog to the latest 2.3 version released in September of 2007. WordPress 2.3 offers new article keyword tagging features, which means improved search engine ranking and more web site traffic for you: