Progress…

Today I have been encouraged by a few “likes” of yesterday’s post, one new follower and even a couple of comments – thank you!

So the research began… I asked Mr Google “How to make money through blogging.” Well, as you can imagine, Mr G directed me to hundreds of sites – most of them foreign, which actually is fine being connected to the world-wide-web. And what did I find? Words and phrases like “affiliate links”, “native advertising”, “sponsored content”, “brand ambassador”, and so on. Oh gosh… so much more reading and research…

Now I am a loyal kiwi (New Zealander, for anyone over the seas reading this) so I added “New Zealand” to my search to localise my reading somewhat.  This narrowed the numbers down to two or three I chose to delve into deeper. And yay! I found just what I was looking for… a “Stuff” article “How to make money from your blog” dated just a couple of months ago.  The author said that (and I am not quoting as I don’t want to be accused of plagiarism) the enjoyment of blogging should not come primarily from making money – exactly my motivation. If I make money that will be a bonus to the fun of writing a blog regularly and having folk, like you, reading my rambles. I actually printed three pages of hints, comments and tips and will spend some time digesting these and considering what may work for me.

The first tip I make note of is “Be authentic” (Dictionary definition: of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.) Now that suits me fine because I think I would find it difficult to be anything less than genuine. Which means you can believe whatever I write – the way I see it!

I will add more tips from said “Stuff” article as I continue my quest for riches…

Just before I closed Mr Google I noticed a site (NZ) “Making Money…” and thought “aha, this could lead somewhere…” Admittedly it digressed from my goal of “making money though blogging” but I now have a list of five different but possible avenues to increase my income. I will also keep you updated on these (probably under another tag) if they produce any results.

So, as I close this little epistle, I am quite excited about where this venture will lead me…

 

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2 thoughts on “Progress…

  1. Was that on my bucket list?? I think to write and publish a book is and I guess this is a means to that end! Actually, I have written the books – children’s books…just need to find an artist and the best publishing options…

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