Did you know that in February 2011, there were over 156 million public blogs in existence on the internet? That was a lot of people who had a lot to say! Now, we imagine that the figure has grown exponentially. It wasn’t a lucrative career at first, but in 2012, there were 31 million bloggers in the United States alone – with eight percent of those bloggers being able to sustain their families from their blogging income.
Of course, blogging does allow people a certain sense of freedom in their lives. With a laptop, bloggers can work from anywhere. Whether it be home, the local coffee shop or a hotel, bloggers aren’t constrained to any particular office.
There are many ways to setup a blog for monetizing. Once you’ve gotten some unique content on your site and have the hosting, content management system and layout all worked out, you can focus on how you can make money online. You can use various ad companies, such as Google Adsense, Technorati or Infolinks.
We cannot stress the importance of updating your blog often. In addition, instead of having news of the moment, you can also use evergreen content in your weekly or monthly routine.
The difference in blogging now and in 2011 is that there are more readers, blogging is more prevalent as a career and people are reaching wider audiences. In addition, content management systems are easier to use and website hosting has become much cheaper.
What is your blogging strategy? Where do you blog from? What differences do you see in blogging between 2011 and the present?