Can you make money Blogging? That's a question that a lot of people would like to have answered. My guess is that hundreds of bloggers would like to know the answer ... not counting all those who may be considering blogging as a source of income.
Anyone who has been poking around the Internet for a while will know that blogging is a very popular pastime on the net and many will have been offered the 'realization of all their financial dreams through blogging'. There is no doubt that there are some people who make money from blogging, but I wonder if some of the people who are promising to show you how to blog to make money, are actually successful bloggers, or if they make their money by selling advice.
Why am I interested? Well, recently I saw something that made me sit up and take notice. But first, let me explain that I have been blogging for nine months and have made no money at all from blogging. It all started nine months ago, when my wife and I set up this blog to record our experiences on our overseas holiday. It was mainly for our own benefit, to record our adventures and display our photographs, and to let our family and a few friends know what we were doing on our trip.
It worked quite well, and we were able to keep track of our experiences and we were amazed that so many of our family members and friends actually read our blogs. Since our return I have continued to write occasional blogs about things that interest me, without any set plan, or with any prospect of making money from my blog. I suspect that most bloggers are like me in that respect.
The thing that made me take notice was a small banner advertisement on a bookshop website that caught my attention. I very rarely click on banners, and never on those annoying ones that move to attract your attention, but this one worked on me. It said, Start Your Own Money Making Blog Today", so I clicked on it, cautiously expecting the usual buy, buy, buy demands, but what I was offered was a course of ten free videos showing how to set up a blog, absolutely free.
As you and I know, there's no such thing as a free lunch. I thought that there had to be a catch somewhere, but as far as I could tell there was none. The videos give clear, easy to understand and complete instruction on how to set up your blog and they are backed up by a downloadable ebook, also free, that explains how you can make money from blogging. There is more than enough information to get you well and truly started, in fact, Yaro Starak, the author, holds nothing back and you can get your blog set up and making money without further assistance.