Everyone is looking for a way to make money online. One of the easiest ways is blogging. Blogging won't make you rich but it can create a substantial monthly income, and the best part, is that if you do it correctly, you will have recurring monthly income, that only has the opportunity to grow, the more time you invest into it.
So how do you start a blog? Well first things, first. You need to figure out what you want to write about. You should be able to devote at least 3-5 hours per week blogging - the more the better. Make sure that your content is relevant and that you are offering informative and relevant information to your readers. The more you write, the more google will start to rank you. As you continue to write, you'll need to start figuring out a way in which to make income.
But we aren't yet there. Ok, so you want to start a blog - the first thing you need is a blog site. One of the easiest ways to start is using Bluehost. Bluehost offers hosting but also integrates Wordpress - once you sign up for Bluehost (which is as little as $3/month), you will need to set up the Wordpress plugin to get your blog set up. Next you'll need a domain name. Make sure your domain has the keyword of the topic your blog will be about - that will allow your ranking in Google to increase over time.
Once you've picked a topic, the next thing you'll want to do is figure out ways to monetize your site. The first and easiest way is to use affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing allows you to market other people's products and/or services and receive commissions anytime someone purchases anything via your website/blog. Personally I use ShareASale. I like ShareASale because it's easy to start and easy to find merchants to work with. From there all you need to do is find appropriate merchants that align with what you're talking about.
There are other ways to earn affiliate income, including Google AdSense, and Amazon Affiliates. Once you start with the 3 mentioned above you can search online for other companies looking for affiliates. This is one of the easiest and most challenging ways to make money online but for avid writers, this is a really cool way to try and achieve residual income. It's a fun project - try it out and if you need help let us know!