A Money Making Blog...

What You Need To Know To Have A Money-Making Blog

There are a few basics that you need to have on your side if you are thinking of making money out of your blog. If you like to start a blog today it is like purely an online private diary – or maybe not so private, that doesn’t really need you to be equipped with any great web savviness. However, if you are looking at how to make money out of it, there are a few things that you need to know. So let’s take a look at them.

You need to know how to handle HTML and CSS. You need to put up your blog and you need to manage it – no, not just manage it but manage it well if you need to get anywhere. This does not mean that only programmers can handle blogs – far from it - but it does mean that you have to learn all the tools that will help you run a successful blog. You also need to be familiar with RSS feeds and syndication as well as feed aggregators, trackbacks and pings. You need to be able to operate the software for blog publishing well.

There’s more. You also need to familiarize yourself with SEO which is search engine optimization as well page rank and social bookmarking. You have to go out there and be comfortable with affiliate programs and how Adsense works as well as knowing how to keep track of traffic statistics. Of course, knowing PHP or other scripts as well a podcasting is also an advantage.

You might begin to wonder if you will have to go to school again to learn all of this. Fortunately, anyone with an above average intelligence can find places in the web where you can learn most of what you need. There are tutorials, videos to show you how and articles that number thousands written on each of these.

You also need to know how to manage e-commerce so you need to open accounts, manage shopping carts and make sure the financial aspects are well looked after. You really have to look at your blog right from the first step and guide it through the vast world of the web so you start earning money.

Becoming a member of a forum that deals with webmasters and their issues also helps. You get to learn a lot by just reading and if ever you have as problem, you’ll find that people on the Internet are very helpful. It is awfully tough to go it on your own and the chances of getting stuck and frustrated are ever-present when you are learning. That is why it feels great to have a helping hand, never mind that it is a stranger you have never met.

Just keep in mind that it is not just hard work but the ones who pay great attention to every detail that come up winners on the internet.