Thursday, April 15, 2021

Making money from your blog

 In this article you will find information about the following:

  • Marketing your blog

  • Making money on your blog 

  • Advertising products and services

  • Blogs that will pay you for writing

  • Linking your blog to your business website


Google Trends Content Marketing

How To Promote Your Blog: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

1. Site optimization

  • Make your blog site easy to read and easy for search engines to find.
  • Link to material on other sites as well as linking to related articles in your own blog
  • Find and fix any broken links.
  • Use an analytics tool to see how many people are viewing your website 

2. Content planning and research

  • Know what you're writing about and who you are writing for.
  • Find keywords that represent your blog and sort them into topics.
  • Decide on the topics and do research for articles in your blog.

 3. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • Put your keyword at the beginning of your title.
  • Use short URLS that include the keyword.
  • Use meta descriptions that induce curiosity.
  • Include the keywords in headings and paragraphs.
  • Pictures should be compressed but at least 600px wide. Include Alt text.

4. Encourage sharing of content

 5. Promoting your blog

6. Leverage content 

  • Save your content on websites of lists and collections, like Flipboard,,,, and Pearl Trees.
  • Use a content aggregator which puts content from other websites in one place. Examples of aggregators are Alltop, AffDaily, Blog Engage, WP Clipboard and WP News Desk.
  • Republish your blog in third-party websites like Medium and LinkedIn.
  • Turn the content of your blog into another format like an infographic, a video, a podcast or a Slideshare presentation.

7. Relationship marketing 

  • Influencer marketing involves connecting with and asking individuals that influence your target audience. 
  • Mention influencers in your posts.
  • Interview an influencer blogger.
  • Invite influential bloggers to contribute to your blog.
  • Form content partnerships, guest blogging, or backlink acquisition. How to write better outreach emails. 
  • Use guest bloggers to promote your blog.
  • Comment on top blogs in your niche and get others to comment in your blog. 

8. Paid marketing

  • Pay for advertising on social media that reaches your audience.  
  • Reddit is one of the biggest online communities, with an estimated 17 million monthly users. Its advertising costs are cheaper than traditional social sites.
  • Put advertising at the end of articles presented as: “You May Like”, “Recommended For You” or “Promoted Stories”.
  • Search advertising places advertisements in search engine results.

9. Measure your blog promotion. 


25 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog

 Forbes Magazine lists 25 ways to make money from your blog. 

  1.  Create a business directory.
  2. Promote an affiliate product.
  3. Sell ad space.
  4. Offer services.
  5. Offer consulting services.
  6. Write sponsored posts.
  7. Offer coaching services.
  8. Host webinars.
  9. Host sponsored contests or giveaways.
  10. Teach an online course.
  11. Create a private community.
  12. Write an ebook.
  13. Sponsored social content.
  14. Sell premium content.
  15. Sponsor a site.
  16. Sell merchandise.
  17. Sell templates.
  18. Create a job board.
  19. Create a private bootcamp to help audience accomplish a specific goal.
  20. Write tutorials.
  21. Offer expertise as a speaker or presenter,
  22. Add affiliate links.
  23. Provide product reviews for a fee.
  24. Dropship products.
  25. Create a resource page.

 How to get Earnings Per Click (EPC)

What is ADSENSE?

Google AdSense - Earn Money From Website Monetization


Top 50 List of Get Paid to Blog Sites 2021

This article discusses blog sites that will pay you for writing content for their blogs.

Add A Blog To An Existing Or A New Website

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Creating a blog to market your business or share your ideas

 Step 1. Choose from a list of "best free blog sites" for a simple, easy to use platform.

Ten Best Free Blogging Sites 


Step 2. Choose a name for your blog.

  1. Choose your niche.
  2. Search for available domain names.
  3. Research your competitors.
  4. Take a look at your company, business, or topic.
  5. Try to choose a name that describes your blog as effectively as possible.
  6. Ask friends, family members, or associates for assistance on choosing your blog name.
  7. Make sure that you purchase the domain as soon as possible or sign up for it through a free blog site as soon as you choose your blog name.
  8. Google keyword tool is another powerful tool to use to search for blog name.
Step 3. Setting up your platform, choosing a theme, format and start blogging.

  • Do a web search for instructions  for the blog platform you have chosen.

How to create a free blog using blogger


Sign Up for a Google Account

If you don't have a google account, you will need to sign up for Gmail or another google product.


Sign in to your Blogger Account

At SIGN IN using your Google account login.


Choose a Blogger Profile

When you first sign in yo Blogger, you will be asked to set up your profile.


Create your blog

In the blogger dashboard, choose “New blog” or “CREATE NEW BLOG” option to start your blog creation.


Choose your blog title, address and theme

Enter your blog name, address, and then pick a theme. Then click the ” Create blog” button to finish your initial blog setup. You can change/modify your setup later if you want to.


Launch your blog

Now that your blog is live,  you are ready to start blogging. You can check it by clicking the “View Blog” link, or you can visit directly by typing your blog address (URL) at any web browser.

Step 4. How to buy a unique blog name.

How to buy a domain

Choose from more than 300 domain endings. Get 24/7 Google support from real humans.


  • Marketing your blog
  • Making money on your blog
  • Blogs that will pay you for writing
  • Linking your blog to your business website

Smoking versus COVID deaths

I just watched my grandson online in a concert. They all wore masks and were socially distanced. When they stopped blowing their horns they quickly brought their masks up to cover their mouths and noses.  How sad that they are being forced to do these things when the number of deaths from COVID among their age group are almost non-existent. To the week ending April 3, 2021 only 300 deaths from ages 0-18 years. (If you are sick or your immunity is compromised, stay home.) 

Source: CDC. (2021, April 7). Provisional COVID-19 deaths: Focus on ages 0-18 years.


Cigarettes and Death

Cigarette smoking causes about one of every five deaths in the United States each year. Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause the following:

  • More than 480,000 deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
  • 278,544 deaths annually among men (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
  • 201,773 deaths annually among women (including deaths from secondhand smoke)

Cigarette smoking causes premature death:

  • Life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers.
  • Quitting smoking before the age of 40 reduces the risk of dying from smoking-related disease by about 90%.

Secondhand Smoke and Death

Exposure to secondhand smoke causes an estimated 41,000 deaths each year among adults in the United States:

  • Secondhand smoke causes 7,333 annual deaths from lung cancer.
  • Secondhand smoke causes 33,951 annual deaths from heart disease.

Source: CDC. (2020, April 28). Tobacco related deaths. 

 Next week I will post an article about COVID and suicides. Did you know that in Japan more people committed suicide in the month of October than deaths in the whole year from COVID-19.

Here is the source: 

WAVE3 News. (2020, December 4). Study reveals increased suicide rates across U.S.