Blogging for Freelance Income: Can You Still Make Money?

Blogging for Dollars

Is blogging dead? Not according to Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress. Mullenweg doesn’t think that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are competition.

You may be able to run a business of sorts on social media sites, however the challenge is that you’re building your creation on a foundation that someone else owns. Twitter’s tightening what it’s doing constantly. Each change in Twitter means that people who’ve built businesses there (developers, using Twitter’s API) suddenly find themselves without a business.

Indeed yes, you can still make money blogging. All you need is a good idea. Compared to starting other kinds of businesses, blogging is practically free.

A digression… Talking of good ideas, read this Techcrunch article about someone who made a million dollars with a book on how to start a hotdog cart business. Lovely story:-)

Not only can you start a blog with next to no money, it takes little time. As I pointed out in this blog post, Create a Blogging Business in 60 Minutes or Less:

“Brainstorm Your Blog’s Subject — 20 minutes

Make a list of your interests and experiences. Everyone’s an expert on something. Some mommy bloggers have turned their preoccupation with their families into lucrative businesses, for example.”

I created a slide deck on creating a business blog you may find useful too, when you’re thinking about creating a moneymaking blog:

Just do it… What have you go to lose?

I’ve never regretted any blog I started. I do regret the blogs I didn’t create. As I’ve pointed out before, you can experiment on blogs, testing ideas. For example, if you want to write a book, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, test your idea on a blog. If you get readers, your idea is viable. If you don’t get readers, then you’ve saved yourself months of work.

Sooner or later you WILL come up with a great idea for a blog, if you keep trying. A successful blog can make you a great deal of money, much more than you can make at a day job. And, just like any business, you can sell a successful blog.

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her Writing Genii website. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

About Angela Booth

Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her Writing Genii website. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

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