Believe it or not, there are still many ways to make a great part-time income. There’s affiliate marketing, creating E-books, creating an online store, selling items on Ebay, Adsense, Pay Per Click, Blogging and quite a few others not mentioned here. The easiest and cheapest way to get your feet wet is to start a blog, get traffic to that blog and then monetize your blog. To start you need a blog, You can get a blog free from sites like:
Blogsome – a WordPress based blog site with plenty of themes, although some of them seem old and plain looking.
Smoothlaunch – this blog site is geared towards afiliiate marketers. plenty of plug-ins such as mp3 players, social bookmarking plug-ins.
WordPress – One of the better blog sites on the net. WordPress loads very fast and has tons of plug-ins available. You can host your blog on their site or point an existing domain to WordPress.com
Blogger – A great blog site that is probably one of the easiest to get up and running. Your reading from one.
Next you need to get some traffic to your web blog. I used a great eBook that I just purchased called Easy Blog Traffic. With this package I received Blog Traffic Videos and Ebooks that showed me how to get other blogs to link to me, how to get visitors by adding tools to my blog and most importantly how to get people to subscribe to my blog. With this information my blog went from 5 views a day to over 100 a day in 2 days, and the numbers keep going up. The videos were especially helpful as I really like having the different methods used in getting more visitors to my blog showed to me in clear concise easy to understand steps. The Ebooks are chock full of really great and thoughtful ideas and methods on getting traffic to your blog. One of the Ebooks “Blog Profit Machine for beginners” had some great insider tips like, How to create your own unique blogging personality and stand out from the thousands of other bloggers and how to make search engines love your blogs using on-page search engine optimization. The secret to making money with a blog is to get people to read your blog and to do that you need traffic, and lots of it. Easy Blog Traffic was so helpful and insightful that I purchased the rights to resell it.
Last but definitely not least, you need to monetize your blog. There are many ways you can make money with your blog, but you do not want to overdo it. You can use Adsense, eBay Auctions, Pay Per Click advertising, place ads on your blog and even sell your blog posts. Which will work for you depends solely on you and your readers and the type of blog you are writing. AdSense ads do very well, but really do not make you much money unless you have thousands of new readers checking your blog out on a daily basis. eBay auction items can be lucrative if you are writing about material things like maybe Televisions, Home Theatre or maybe a blog about video games. If books are your forte and you like to read and recommend books to your readers maybe an affiliate link to amazon.com can work for you. Any way you get the idea, there are many ways to make money with your blog you just need to find what works for you and your readers. Easy Blog Traffic helped me build a great blog, bring readers to this blog and showed me how to make money from my blog, and I think it will work for you too.