It is true what they, you can earn money from the Internet and one of the many ways to do that is by maintaining a blog. What is a blog? It's basically an information website that revolves around a certain topic.
In the past, blog used to a “selfie” website where people talked basically about themselves. These days, however, as an income-generation platform, it should revolved around a certain topic where there are people who are willing to buy related products for.
Nonetheless, just because blogs need to revolve around a certain topic, it doesn't mean they are boring. To the contrary, the best way to earn from your blog is to generate a following, but you can only do that if you write something interesting and useful. Also, you should build a blog in evergreen industries like health and food.
As an example, you can build a blog around sculpting six-pack abs. If you have enough visitors and you offer content that is valuable, you can easily sell videos, books and physical products that will help your readers mold their bodies. Search on Google for products which match the content on your blog and then check if they have an affiliate program that you can sign up for. Other than affiliate programs, you can also sign up for Google ads and get paid whenever somebody clicks on an ad on your website.
However, to get from point A to point B, that is, from nothing to how many dollars in sales, you need to promote or market your blog.
You can also utilize your social networks on Facebook by asking your online friends to talk about your web blog on their own Facebook walls. Any one of the things stated previously can help tell others regarding your blog.
Another is to make your web blog get ranked on the search engines for its most relevant keyword phrases. You can hire a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) specialist or you can do SEO yourself, but it's not something we recommend if you're an absolute newbie.
There are only two kinds of blogs: free blogs and self-hosted blogs. The free ones are those that are hosted on Wordpress or Blogger. A self-hosted blog, on the other hand, is hosted on paid hosting companies like Blogger and Wordpress. You need to purchase a domain before you can sign up for web hosting service. If you aren't willing to spend twenty dollars on a domain name and pay for hosting every month, then go ahead create a new account on the free blogging platforms and create a blog following that.
However, you should establish a target date for when you will change your free blog to a self-hosted one. While you'll find nothing inherently wrong with free blogs, they aren't your property and there is telling when those companies will close your blog because you're in (real or imagined) violation of their Terms And Conditions. It's happened to bloggers before and it may occur again.