I write a lot of product reviews here on my site. It’s not all I do, but there are tens of thousands of products in the make money online niche and people are interested in knowing if they’re any good before they spend their money on them. I don’t blame them; most of the products in this niche are scams of some sort, or they’re selling rehashed information that might have worked ten years ago but won’t help you make money now.
I go to a lot of trouble to make sure that my product reviews are accurate, and I rarely review a product for which I don’t have access to it. I want to see what it’s about before I tell my readers what they might be getting into. My traffic stats show that it’s the reviews that bring most of the visitors to my site. Funny thing though – my email suggests that a lot of these people aren’t reading the reviews at all.
One of the easiest ways to get started making money online is through blogging. You can find a topic or niche that you’re passionate about, write articles about it on a regular basis, and make money either through advertising on your site, such as Google Adsense, or by recommending products to your site visitors through affiliate marketing. The nice thing about this method is that it doesn’t require a lot of skill, and thousands of people are going to successfully make money blogging in 2016. Why not join them?
Of course, not everyone who throws up a quick Website is going to make money blogging in 2016, because there are a number of pitfalls that can hinder your success. Some are obvious and others are a little more subtle. Still, it helps to avoid the common mistakes if you can manage to avoid them. Keep in mind, too, that success will come in time. No blog has ever been successful from the start. It takes time to develop an audience and to find your niche. Read on for my suggestions about how to avoid common problems that might make it harder to make money blogging in 2016.
In previous posts, I’ve written a lot about the importance of blog content. Regardless of how you plan to monetize your Website or blog, the content is important. You want to create a site that has information that people will want to read, and ideally, information that people will want to share with their friends and family. The more people like what you have to say, the more likely they are to refer others to your site.
Blog content isn’t just important for keeping visitors happy. It’s also important for helping the search engines find your site. Search engines look over your blog content to see what your site is about, and based on that, they determine where to place your site’s pages and posts in their listings. Obviously, you want to get recognition from the search engines, as it’s the best way to get free traffic to your site. But what sort of blog content works best? Is long content always better than short content?