If you are interested in blogging for an income, what are you going to need to do? Well, there is more than you might think. Here is our simple plan to make an income through blogging.

First, two popular misconceptions:

1) It is easy to set up and anyone can do it and start making lots of easy money tomorrow.

2) You need a high page rank website with lots of traffic to make the best income.

In fact, the truth is somewhere in the middle. And I will explain why and where it is during this article.

Through my experience, you need a bit of everything. A blog with a low, or no, page rank is only going to attract low value offers. Maybe $1.50 per 100 word article. At the same time, a high page rank blog might attract offers of $30 per article, but there will be a lot less offers.

Many advertisers believe that the best value comes from lots of cheap adverts, whilst others prefer a few expensive offers. I won’t go into which I think is best here.

But this means that if you only have 1 low page rank blog you are going to need lots of work to make an income, whilst a better ranking blog might not need so much work, but there is not as much out there.

So, to earn an income through blogging, you need not one but many blogs. You need to set-up and create a handful of them and again, spread over several niches to attract most interest. Whilst a lot of advertisers do not care about matching themes, you might as a blogger with a well ranked site. By having different themes, not only does it make the work more interesting, but you are increasing your chances of attracting work all of the time and spreading the workload.

What are the steps then to a successful blogging income?

First, set-up a few blogs. Think through a few niches that you are interested in and can write about. Again, this is not the place for discussing how to set them up!

Next, start writing. To attract advertisers you should really aim to write at least one, maybe even two or three, non paid posts for every paid post you write. Also, it is a requirement of some systems that the blog has been live for 90 days and has 20 posts before you can join anyway.

Now, start submitting some articles to article directories and as guest blogs. This increases the number of links into your site, something that many advertisers will judge you on before selecting blogs.

When you are writing and especially when you are submitting articles, favour at first a few of your blogs. Concentrate on one or two of them so that these blogs start to gain more of a page rank than the others. These become your high ranking blogs. As the ranking on these blogs improves, bring in more new blogs and concentrate some writing on these.

Your aim is a spread of blogs through niches and ranking. That is the best preparation for plenty of income through blogging.

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