All successful blogs started from something small – much like many businesses. If you are just starting your blog and you want to eventually monetize it, you should probably start with one basic question: what is your blog going to be about?

Way back when it all started, a blog functioned much like a diary did. Much like people wrote down their thoughts in their paper journals, bloggers started to write down their thoughts online and shared them with the rest of the world who were connected to the Internet. Today, blogs have come a long way. Many blogs are not like personal journals anymore (though there is still a proliferation of these blogs). In fact, many blogs today focus on specific topics. These blogs are called niche blogs. As the name implies, niche blogs target a specific niche and stay focused on it.

So if you are going to start a blog, what sort of blog is best for monetization purposes? I suppose it really depends on what your ultimate aim is. For example, you just want to make a little extra money on the side. Perhaps for this purpose, you can make your own personal blog which does not really focus on one particular topic. This kind of blog can still make money through pay per post web sites. (We’ll talk about this more later on.)

Many experts suggest, however, that you figure out a specific niche that you want to focus on. They agree that niche blogs are the way to go if you want to really monetize your blog seriously.

In the next post, let us take a look at how to start a niche blog.

Originally posted on July 26, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

Bloggers, Monetization

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