The key to making money blogging is to consistently create content for your website. Without a constant stream of interesting content, no one will want to visit your website and click on your ads or buy your products. If you don’t already have your blog setup on a hosting account you’ll need to do this if you want to monetize it. Easy Site Starter’s tutorial on how to create a blog has step by step instructions to guide you through the whole process.
While creating content for your blog may seem easy at first, over time the process becomes more and more difficult. If you want to be a success at blogging, you must become a master of creating and finding new and interesting content. You will need to create a situation where every day you have as many new ideas to choose from as possible. If you create great content you will find that readers will visit your website every day just to catch up on your new content. Here are 3 quick ways to generate new content for your blog.
- Use Google Alerts and PlanningIf you are a Gmail user, you can sign in to Google and then do a search in Google News for the primary keywords your blog is based around. At the bottom of the search page is a link so that you can set up Google Alerts to either email you when there is news about your keywords, or you can view the results in Google Reader. Read the articles featured in the alerts and use them as raw material for your own blog posts. The easiest method of accomplishing this is to take several points from the articles you have read and create an outline for your own article from these points. In other words, plan your article BEFORE you start trying to write it. Once you have an outline, it takes much less time to fill out the details around that framework. If you are working with sufficiently popular keywords, then this method will provide content for you every day.
- Use Private Label Rights MaterialPrivate label rights material is content that is written to be sold to many buyers who will all use that same content as the framework for their own articles, blog posts and even information products. Using private label rights, usually referred to as PLR, from reputable writers is an excellent way to save research time. Often, researching your topic is the most time consuming part of the web content production process. Purchasing PLR gives you all your research, well organized and in one handy place. The trick to using PLR effectively is to master the art of rewriting the material and making it fresh and exclusive to your website. Once again, reading the material thoroughly and then creating an outline first is one of the most efficient ways to do this.
- All guest posting
I know that at first the idea of letting someone else post on your blog and potentially link to their own website sounds dangerous, but the fact is that this is a prime way to add variety to your blog and increase interest. You will be amazed at the great content you get for the price of a single link to another website.
Creating content quickly and consistently is the path to success in blogging. The more content you produce, the more likely it is that you will hit on that magic combination that creates a stream of passive income from your blog.