So today I spent about two hours reading all kinds of blogs and what they do or suggest doing about monetizing a blog. First I haven’t even finished getting my blog noticed. I figure I will get a Twitter account, then Facebook, maybe a Linkedin. I already have these accounts and some pages going but under my Real Estate business so this will be somewhat of a learning curve. Then I will need to figure out the best way to monetize. There are numerous ads that I really don’t like, a few Affiliate programs, which don’t look too bad and then the ebook. Which of course, only helps if you have actually written an ebook! I am not really excited about putting a pile of ads for no reason on my blog, so I guess I will have to research this area a little more. If you think you are going to set up a blog and get it monetized immediately, you might want to think a little more. If you have something to actually sell, ie, an actual product, like a book, or an app, then it should (in my opinion) be pretty easy. Just start your blog, spend some time outlining what you are selling and link to your product.
This blog is not really something I can sell. This is simply general information about living life and some of the things I have encountered that I really wish someone had mentioned to me when I was younger! So in the interest of actual blogging, I will continue to update you on how to get this blog going. I have already posted about my initial experiences in setting up the blog. Now I am trying to tweak the appearance. One thing I have found is that even though it’s fun to put unusual background colors in your blog, the one constant of all the other blogs I have been reading was that they had White backgrounds. I’m sure there is a good reason, so I am going with white for the time being. Probably easier to read, but not as attractive. Now I have to figure out how to put Paypal on this blog. Yes, I already have a paypal account, but not sure if I can use it for this. Will let you know after I figure it out. I just want to add that I do tons of Research when I am interested in something and Nowhere have I found answers to the basic of questions!!! Obviously this is something I will be able to write about. After I figure it all out!