Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ideas to Make Money Through Blogging

Digital Assets - Increasing numbers of bloggers have been developing other digital assets to support and add income streams to their blogs.

Blog Network Opportunities - with the rise in popularity of Blog Networks - bloggers are also being offered with more places to earn an income from their blogging - by writing for and with others. While it might be hard to get a writing gig with one of the bigger networks - there are plenty who are always asking for new bloggers to join and who are willing to pay bloggers using a variety of payment models. For more results go to While there are distinct advantages of blogging for you - blogging for an established network who will handle a lot of the set up/promotion/admin/SEO etc have its advantages also. More and more bloggers are combining writing for themselves on their own blogs with taking on blog network blogs as additional income streams.

Business Blog Writing Opportunities - as blogging has risen in its profile as a medium more and more businesses are starting blogs. Many of these companies have internal staff take on blogging duties - but an increasing number of them are hiring specialist bloggers to come on and run their blogs. Check out Bloggers for Hire if you’re looking for this type of work.

Non Blogging Writing Opportunities - Also becoming more common are bloggers being hired to write in non blogging mediums? There is a rise of bloggers as published book authors - this is to the extent that one blogger.

Consulting and Speaking - While it has been popular for recognized consultants to add blogs to their businesses we’re also starting to see bloggers with no consulting background able to make money by charging readers for their time in consulting scenarios BECAUSE of the profile that their blogs have built them. Blogging has the ability to establish people as experts on niche topics and we all know the value of being perceived as an expert.

Flipping Blogs - Also more common in 2005 was the practice of ‘Blog Flipping’ - or marketing of blogs. This has happened both on a personal blog level (I can think of about 20 blogs that sold this year) but also on a network level (the most obvious of these being the 8 figure sale of Weblogs Inc to AOL).

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