Blogging began as a way to journal about our interests or thoughts. It has since evolved into a lucrative career for many. Blogging today is about making money doing or talking about activities or subjects by implementing various internet marketing techniques. Drive readers to your blog by article marketing to directories, and guest posting on other authority blogs that relate to your own. Implement affiliate marketing on your blog such as pay per click, banner ads, and sponsor advertising.
You can also add giveaways and contests to your blog to create a buzz and increase your readership. The cost to start your blogging business is often less than a tank of gas to purchase your domain name and to set up a web hosting provider. Many bloggers make a very nice income from just talking about what they are passionate about. Should you ever wish to retire from a blog you have created, you can always sell it and invest in another idea or passion.