If you are thinking of starting a blog to make money there are a few things you should think about first. Be sure you pick a topic you enjoy and like. So many bloggers get started by just writing about their everday lives or rambling in general. It is kind of like the website thing where people feel if they just put up a website people will find it and they will make money. If you don't have an interesting topic who will want to visit? Luckily, humans have a wide range of interests and you can find all kinds of interesting topics. Take a look at other blogs and see what interests you and go from there. Use keywords in your posts when you are blogging. Keywords will help people find you in the search engines. Exchange links with other relevant sites. Random exchanges won't do you much good. Read the terms of service for your affiliate companies. I am always amazed at how many people sign up to use adsense and then complain when they get kicked out because they were using autosurf programs or other content based advertising. Of course they don't know WHY they were booted but if you read the terms it becomes pretty clear. Promote! Find message boards that deal with your topics and become active. Don't just throw out random posts that tell about your site. Actually spend the time to be involved with the community. Have fun. This is the most important of all. If you aren't having fun you won't stick with it.
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