How To Start A Blog & Make Money w/o Investment

How to Start a Blog and Make Money without Investment
Starting a blog means that you're going to soon going to be reaching out to a whole new audience of people. Instead of just thinking thoughts in your head, you'll be expressing them and sharing them with the world. For many people, this mean a whole lot of up-front expenses. It doesn't have to be that way thought - what are the ways you can use your blogging to make money without making any investment?

Blog for Businesses
One of the best ways to make money is to get hired by a business to promote its products. You might be paid per blog post, or you might go into a revenue sharing program. In a revenue sharing program, you would receive a percentage of the profits that are garnered as a result of your blog. Be sure to know and understand the model you are using before signing up for the job.

Blog for Friends

Do you have a friend who is trying to sell cakes, blankets, sweaters or other items for commercial purposes? The two of you could team up. Of course, she is going to be the one who is investing in the raw materials to make these products, so you'll just have to blog about them and intrigue people to want to purchase them. When a sale is made based off of your blog, you can receive some of the profits. Work out the specifics before hand.

Advertisements Make Money
Look around on the Internet for companies that want you to put their advertisements on your blog. When people click on these advertisements, you have the potential to make money. In some cases, you might only make money if the person actually decides to purchase the product or utilize the service. In other instances, you may be able to make money each time a person clicks on one of the ads. Again, it is always wise to understand the specifics of the program before you start putting the ads on your blog so that you know exactly what to expect.

Your Own Goods

Perhaps you have your own storefront, and you might make some of your own goods as well. If you're looking for a method of advertising your own products, blogging can be a fantastic idea. You can put a link for the blog up on the Facebook page where you advertise your products so that people know to head over there. By using a blog, you can really engage the customer and show your audience that you really do consider the feedback and suggestions they have to provide you. If you are planning to spend money on raw materials anyway, it will not cost you any more to make a blog.

Naturally, when you are looking to avoid spending money, you need to find websites that allow for free blogging. Some of the sites will charge you a small fee, and you may decide that it is worth it for the extra features. However, you can also find plenty of platforms that are free of charge.

Nicki Forbes writes about web starts ups, social media and online commerce. 



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