Being a blogger myself, I have often wondered and dreamed about ways to monetize blogs...

Well, I came across a Wordpreneur article by Colleen Slater that gives an excellent suggestion for monetizing your blogging experience PLUS it gives a link to many other ways to turn your blog and blogging into a money tree! 

I had to share...especially since Colleen claims to make $15,000 per month blogging:

You hear about it all the time, people who blog for money. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?

I mean, what does it take? An Internet connection, a blog, and some opinions. Get up in the morning, flip the computer on, and start writing, right?

Eh, not so fast, bucky.

Let’s face it, if it were that simple, we’d all be doing it, right? That would be a quick fix to the high unemployment rates in the United States.

Even though it may take a few more steps than just writing on your blog, however, there are ways you can get paid for blogging. In fact, one way is to get paid for blogging for others.

One of the cardinal rules of the Internet is that “content is king,” so people put up blogs for their businesses. Unfortunately, they get put up, and nothing ever happens. They write a blog post or two, and then they get too busy. That’s where you come in. If you can write decently, you can provide the content for their sites.

By providing fresh, continuous content, their websites will be visited more often by the search engines — often with the result that their websites become more easily found by others. That means that they get their name out there more, more people find them — and more business should result.

If there’s an industry you know something about, you could find some websites with blogs which have been nearly abandoned. Inform the owner of the advantages of having fresh content on their blog and make them an offer to write for them. This is just one way that you can blog for money.

Colleen Slater says she makes over $15,000 a month as a blogger, and that there are many more ways to make money blogging than what’s described in this article. Discover her secret to automating your blog creation, content creation, link building and generating free traffic to easily dominate niche markets and skyrocket your income.

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