There are numerous sites now that will pay you to write blog posts. I have listed a few of the ones that I have either used or know of below. It is a relatively quick way to earn money, especially once you get the hang of it. If you enjoy writing, blogging and the world wide web, this just might be a new career, or at the very least, a way to make some extra cash.
Blogging for Cash
When you have your blog set up, it is a good idea to post quality content daily if possible to keep your readers interested and to attract new traffic. Once you have established a series of engaging posts, comprising an incredibly interesting new blog on the block, you will want to share all of this hard work with the world. This is where social networking comes in. Use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and any other social networking sites that will undoubtedly spread your blogging word. Be prepared to spend some time researching, reading, sharing, posting on other sites to potentially harvest some quality back-links and learning everything you can about new technologies that will improve the functionality of your blog. The more traffic you are getting the more that you can make blogging for cash.
There are now many ways to make money using your blogging and writing skills. Because so many businesses now have a blog, they typically outsource the blog maintenance to bloggers and freelance writers. ProBlogger and EHow are a few good ones, but you can also search for blogger jobs on most job boards and find results. They will typically want to see samples of your writing skills so be prepared to submit. For those of you who always wanted to be a news reporter check out Examiner.com. From what I hear, they pay well if you are willing to get out there and get the goods before anyone else. Being nosy and aggressive pays best!
As some Hubbers may know, it is not easy to get the volume of traffic you need at first to make money from your own blog. That’s where blogging networks come in, like HubPages, BlogParty and Blogit to name a few. They have much more traffic because of their notoriety, PR and because there is always fresh content being added which search engines crave. The networks are monetized by agencies like AdSense, Amazon, Kontera and Ebay. Even though you can usually use these same advertisers to monetize your own blog, you will not get the traffic and clicks that a blogging network does, so many prefer to post their content to a network. In addition, when writing for a blog network, you can use the support and guidance of the staff and other writers to boost confidence and share stories of success as a writer or blogger.
Another momey making site that seems to be making quite a name for itself recently is RedGage. It is a first-of-its-kind web site that pays people for their online content and monetizes their social activity. You can actually import your existing online content from your Blogs and Social Media Accounts with the click of a mouse. Sign up now: RedGage.com. Refer your friends, increase your earnings!
Another way to make money blogging is Affiliate Marketing. Once you have had your blog for awhile or you have a blog with a high volume of traffic then Affiliate Marketing may be a good option for you. Advertisors pay you to post a banner or link advertising their product or service and then you are paid a commision for each click through or other action as specified in the agreement. One thing to remember with Affiliate Marketing is that you will want to stick with products that fit well into the theme of your blog. If your blog is about natural products then you would probably do well placing a banner for organic bedding on your blog’s home page.
Finally, Sponsored Posts are possibly the most widespread way to make money blogging these days. After you set up your account and enter your blog’s title, url address and the main topic of the blog for approval, the site will typically email you with an advertisers requested action, for example: “Use 3 of the following keywords with these corresponding links to write a 2-3 paragraph post”. You have the option of accepting or rejecting the task, you can even request a higher pay-out amount if you feel that it is warranted. Many of these sites pay you with PayPal so if you don’t already have a PayPal account, it might be a good idea to set one up.