There are ways of making money online with blogs. The method you’ve probably seen on most blogs is to host ads, such as with Google Adsense. You let Google put their ads on your site and get paid when people click on the ads. These get mixed reviews. Some say they make a lot this way, but many people don’t report much income. Since they are free to ad to your site, it doesn’t hurt to try.

Make a plan and put it in writing. We decided who was in control of what, sort of a damage control action plan. Even if the guy who was in control of online reviews had to get with another manager before making a response, there was a plan so that we could respond quickly. It’s too much to think the owner can keep a watch on everything. So delegate that responsibility to one or more managers so that you can make a response fast. We had one guy in charge of online reputation, and another in control of offline reputation.

You would be shocked how many people write make money watch my streams. Make money online is an interesting topic and everyone who makes money online has an opinion about how to do. Unfortunately, it is a very crowded niche. I have had more success by building smaller blogs talking about subjects that are far less interesting. For instance, my best performing blog is about gluten free living — a topic that, for me, is fairly uninteresting. But, I have found that there are a lot less competing blogs in the gluten niche.

Updating your blog is very simple. You don’t need to learn any complex web programming languages at all. For as long as you know how you way around the internet, you can certainly create blogs. And the more blogs you have and the more frequent you update them, the better marketing position your product gets. And that’s basically how you can earn through blogging.

Keyword-rich, that is. Blogs are a great way to generate keyword-rich content, especially if you update your blogs each day. In fact, for some smaller businesses, blogs make more sense than hard-to-create web pages. Blog software makes creating a blog almost automatic while the spiders on search engines seem to favour high-quality and often updated keyword-rich blogs.

Blogs started coming into the general public’s awareness with a large number of political blogs written during the 2004 U.S. Presidential election campaign. Because of this, you may think blogging is part journalism and part political commentary, and therefore not of interest to you or the advancement of your business.

Some of you may have heard of the legendary Google sandbox, sometimes called, “The Goggle Sandbox Effect.” What happens is that newly listed sites rank well for about two to three weeks, then suddenly drop off the radar screen. These new sites are placed in a type of probational sandbox, away from the “real” sites.

What I had thought was the worse thing to happen turned out to be the best thing. Had Google not sandboxed me, I probably never would have discovered the awesome marketing power of blogs!