To many people who don't fully understand the whole concept of blogging, the thought of accessing Google's cash via an online diary may seem a pretty remote prospect. What they don't realize is that today blogging is serious business and can provide the potential for people to stop the daily grind of going to work in an office, factory, shop or other routine day job and to work from home.
So how do they do this, well first of all you need to research exactly what it is that blogging is all about. It means understanding the different types of blog platforms that are available, how revenue can be made from blogs and how to use search engine optimization to drive traffic to your blogs so that you can cash in on the many ways of earning money through blogging.
Ideally you will identify a niche market that no one else has yet spotted and make it the subject of your blog. If you don't manage that, then at the very least make sure you pick a subject for each of your blogs and stick to it so that you can remain focused, even political blogs have their audiences and if you can provide the information they are looking for they will visit your blog.
We also know politicians are busy people that have to appeal to the wider public and canvass their support. So as they are usually busy filling in their expense claims they will very often consider employing third parties to maintain and update their blog portfolios. This is another way of earning money from blogging, being paid by a third party for blogging on their behalf; and not only politicians require this service.
This would not be my favored way of earning money from a blog, if you are doing all the work you may as well earn from that effort directly and ideally increase the value of your blog in the process.
So as an aside, using a third party domain, such as the Google blogs for instance, are fine under certain circumstances, but having your own domain name and promoting that is in my opinion a better option; because you get to add value to something you own. Rather like fitting a new kitchen in a rented home versus fitting a new kitchen in a home you own yourself.
There are lots of other ways of earning from your own blog, using Google AdSense to get Google cash is probably one of the most popular. You sign up with Google and they place adverts on your blog that relate to the subject you have written about, hence the need to stay on a subject, when the add is clicked on you make a small commission, this method is called pay per click.
Joining affiliate programs is another way, plenty of affiliate programs out there that will be happy to let you market their products and pay you a commission if you send a buyer to their websites, in this case you only get paid if they buy something, this method is called pay per action.
Some people write useful information and guidelines and create ebooks that they sell on their blogs or alternatively they may have products or services that they sell using their blog as the marketing tool. This is called direct marketing and either sends you to their business website or as is often the case these days the blog is set up as their only online presence and the products are made available directly from the blog.
You will have to work for this income however and don't let anyone tell you making money online is easy. In addition to knowing the business, which can mean a big learning curve, you have to constantly and regularly update your blogs; that's why search engines like them, because they are a constant source of fresh contents. Unlike many websites that have a tendency to become a little static in nature.