Years ago nobody had heard of a blog and I must say that not everyone knows what a blog is yet. When I say that I blog I still get questioning looks regularly.

What is blogging? However, blogging is more integrated and you see more and more people blogging.

Because it’s fun, but also because you can earn extra money with it. Not many people know that you can really earn money with it.

Many people think that you can earn a small amount and there are also people who still have no idea that you can earn a lot of money with it.

What is a blog?

What is a blog?

I can tell you a lot about blogging, but if you don’t know exactly what a blog is you will never start blogging.

If you are new into making an online business and want to make money blogging you definitely need to know the basics. So let’s start by telling you what a blog is.

In the dictionary you will find this definition:

A weblog or blog is a personal diary on a website that is kept regularly, sometimes several times a day. Usually these are texts that appear in chronological order. The author, also known as a blogger, actually provides a log of information that he wants to communicate to his audience, the visitors to his weblog. Usually this concerns text, but sometimes also photos (a photo blog), video (vlog) or audio (podcast). Weblogs often offer their readers the option to post comments (anonymously or otherwise) below the posts or leave a comment.

It is the personal or specialized character that makes weblogs interesting for visitors. For the blogger on the other hand, a weblog provides a platform for expressing an opinion or passion that one has and to make money with it through advertisements or sponsoring.

In simple words now: You are on a blog now! This is a blog and what you are reading on this page is a blogpost. It is written content. You can create content in different ways. It’s how you want to get your information to your audience. You can do that for instance with a blog, a video, a podcast, an image or an email.

A blog is an important part of a website. Here you can share much information and by sharing more content the searchengine will show your website to audience who search with  the keywords you are using.

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What is blogging?

Blogging means that you are adding new blogposts to your website/weblog.

In my opinion blogging is fun, amazing, relaxing, addictive and for me a form of expression.

The most greatest part of blogging is that there are no rules. You make your own rules.

Nobody tells you to blog every day. You can blog whenever you want to blog.

Nobody tells you where to blog about. It’s all up to you.

Nobody tells you how small or how long the blogpost must be.

A blogger is it’s own boss!

What is a blog used for?

Like I said: A blogger is it’s own boss!

You decide where you use your blog for.

You can use it for:

  • Personal stories/journals
  • Creative expression
  • Learning and coaching your audience your specialty
  • Selling products
  • Promoting products(Affiliate) 

What is a blog and what is a website?

A website is where your audience come to and on the website they can find your blog with your blogposts. Every website doesn’t necessary have to have a blog. 

I want to start blogging, but what should I blog about?

That’s a common question that every starting blogger asks them self.

It depend on what your goal is with your blog. What is the main reason your want to start blogging?

Are you doing it for fun or do you want to make money?

Most bloggers are creative persons. I’m also one of them. You want to share your passion with like minded people. You want to meet other creative people and connect.

You can blog about anything. It’s up to you to decide.

What is a good blog?

You start blogging to connect with your audience, so it is the connection that you make in your ow unique way with your readers.

The numbers of how many visitors you have, how long your blogpost is or how many pageviews you have is not important. It’s the way you connect and get your audience to come back for next visit at a new blogpost.

If you have a short blogpost with huge information that many people want you can make more money then with a large blogpost. Everything is possible. After some experience you can tell what works to make money and what doesn’t for you and your blog.

Do you want to know how to write a good blogpost? Check this blogpost!

How do you make money from blogging?

There are several ways to earn money while blogging.

  • You can put ads on your blog (Google Adsense)
  • Recomment products on your blog(Amazon products)
  • Selling products from other companies(with affiliate marketing)
  • Selling your own digital or fysical products.

I recommend to do one thing first and when your set that up you can go to the next one.

Try things out so you can determine what suites you best.

I explain these methods in this blogpost: 6 Ways you can make money from blogging.

 

Goodluck!

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