Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Making Money with Blogs

If you have not figured it out yet, Blogs are a good marketing tool. Blogs can also make you money. If you want to be see how much money a blog can make you, read this cnn article. Thanks to Dan Barker of Barker Software & Consulting for pointing it out to me. Before you think you are going to get rich with your blog, consider some things.
  • It takes a while to build an audience, unless you are Guy Kawasaki.
  • Millions of blogs are being created. The good thing is most will fizzle.
  • You have to enjoy writing every day, or pay someone else to.
  • While their are free blog sites, you should pay for one. I have been trapped here at blogger for a long time because I do not have the time to migrate.

Making a little money with blogs is not hard. Generating leads and speaking engagements with your blog is not hard. It does take time and you should keep in mind that the people in those articles are the exception. Start your blog because you love to write, you are passionate about the topic and you want to be seen as an expert on your topic in your industry. You might be making money with your blog in a year, but have realistic expectations in the beginning.