I’ve found that in order to make some decent money with you blog, you need to have PR3 or higher. TheBlogIsMineDotCom only has PR1. It’s a damn shame too cause I have a lot of links pointing to this blog. The reason my PR is low is because i did a lot of paid plugs on this blog when I first started. Since this blog is all about everything, I will continue to do anything and everything to make money from it. This blog is sort of my main blog. But, I have a nice collection of other blogs that I use to squeeze some extra cash into my pocket. I’ve learned that the blogs become easier to monetize when you have a pagerank of 3.
When you first start a new blog, it is important to quickly put up a few posts right away. You should link to authority sites in those posts and include a lot of the keywords that you are trying for. Then, you need to build links to those blogs. Get links to the homepage and links to individual posts. Make sure that the proper anchoring text is used. Doing this should get you indexed by google and you should get some sort of PR during the next Google toolbar update.
It’s rather easy to get PR1 or PR2 on your blog. But, you will find that you won’t make that much with these blogs. You have to try to get PR3 if you want to consistently make money. So, now you have to dig a bit deeper. You now need to build up your PR1 and PR2 blogs to PR3 and PR4 or higher. This requires a lot of keyword links. This is time consuming and boring, but you need to do this.
Now you can ask yourself: “How Do I build links?” Well, there are a lot of ways to get links. You can leave comments on “Do follow” blogs for some links. You can also trade links in web forums with other noobies. Or you can buy links. If you have a lot of different sites, you can give links to yourself. You can even write lenses on squidoo or other content sites for links. If you have some sort of PR, you will find that it gets easier to get more links. It’s only hard in the beginning.
Once you have PR3 or higher on your blog, now you can go out and get some work. You can sell text links or blog reviews. People will pay for it cause of your Google juice. Your PR3 blog is now bankable. You will also get more paid plugging opportunities cause of your higher PR. If you worked your keywords properly, you should be getting search engine traffic. You should study the type of traffic you get and either set up affiliate links or adsense on your blog. This should add some nice passive income to blog. (NOTE: If you sell links, or do paid plugging, you can end up losing your PR. You have to balance it out or have a new set up PR blogs for the next update if you want to continue making money with you blogs.)
Anyway, the financial crisis has a lot of the retail giants scared. Black Friday is already here and it’s not even Thanks giving yet. Im’ma go out and get some Christmas presents for real cheap. Let what I wrote marinate. Have a goal of getting your blog to PR3 and you will see more cash flow into your pocket.