May 22, 2009

Now I understand how to make money from blogging...Part 1

I was told once that you can make money from blogging. Money in terms of some money for you to live by if you really work hard enough or money enough for you to buy some groceries. Some even claim to have been millionaires and even some are called pro-bloggers meaning they are professional bloggers who make a living by blogging. I was also told that blogging is not just a fad in Malaysia as the urban legend has it, blogging was the reason why the old government was brought down on its knee until the last Prime Minister decided to call it a day as his predecessor used blogs to attack him and changed him with a person who seems to have got his endorsement. That was how big blogging has been in Malaysia.

Then in September 2008, I joined the so-called bloggers. Within a month, I managed to win prizes, freebies and meet new people. It was a whole new horizon for me who is well-known among my friends to be a know-it-all. In blogging, I know nothing. I thought by just having a blog, people will come and read it. Ha ha... Yeah, right. It need work and a lot of know-how. Mind you, I never have a mentor or anything except this one guy whom I was working with to develop a website for Selangor Bar, Eddie Law, who owns a blog and a website, eLawyer, which is basically his livelihood. 

From him, I got to know about aggregators such as Project Petaling Street and Negaraku!. Both are local to Malaysia. Then I get to start to know pinger sites such as Pingler and Ping-O-Matic. They gained me traffic that I crave. One year before I started my blog, in 2007, I had joind the bandwagon as a subscriber of Facebook and of course, for close friends, they get my personal attention of me duplicating my blog there as notes. It get feed into the system and I gained more readership. I actually have to manage 2 comments section, here and on Facebook. 

Then I discovered real traffic accumulater such as Blogexplosion, Entrecard and Easy Hits 4 U which are all uber aggregator which will bring you traffics but not necessarily readers. And they may not be local. But, please don't let that be a hinder to you as you get to meet new friends and new ideas and even better community. If you decide to join any of what I have mentioned above, which buttons you can find at the right side of this blog or down below, you can improve your PageRank. What you need to do to gain real traffic is to interact with the other members which is in the thousands through the forum at all these great sites.

(This was supposed to be a one post subject but it became too long. This is just on how I gained traffic only but tomorrow, it will be about how I gained money through various means as an amateur blogger)


en_me said...

salam.. thanx for d info..

Femmepower said...

hi!there are more ways than one for you to earn online. you can monetize your blog by writing paid posts,displaying ads,referring advertisers to programs that pay bloggers,etc. i do all these without compromising the content of my blog (
you can also earn by clicking ads.i joined neobux,click their ads and earn.not something to make u rich but it pays.

be careful in joining other programs that promise you big amount of money over a short period of time.they could be scams.

Anonymous said...

Hi I just stopped by to drop on your Entrecard and wanted to let you know that you have been added to Blog Angel's All Above the Crease Drop List . I created the list because I was sick of wasting time trying to find people's Ecards. You and everyone on the list has their Entrecards in an easy to find location. Stop by and check it out.

c0co said...

hi ^^ hmm just wanna to ask more bout the had just signed up...and what isit for actually?^^~*

Ratty said...

Great post. You are actually doing a service for some who are less experienced at blogging. I went for the first several months when I hoped for even one visitor a day. I finally discovered a few of the things you mention, like Entrecard, and I began to learn from there. I get pretty good traffic now. Facebook is something I haven't tried yet though.

Daisy said...

Yep. The perfect post! Very well said. *cheers*


And to answer c0co's question for kruel, easyhits is like blogexplosion, only you make a few cents extra. And if you are always online, in time you really earn from it. Currently, I have about earned 30$ from it. Bigger than what I earn from Google's adsense for the same period.

kruel74 said...

en-me - Your welcome. Read Part 2 and 3 too

Femmepower - This Part 1 is more on aggregator, Part 2 and 3 are about making money

Blogangel - Thanks. Will visit it

Coco - Read Daisy's explanation but I will stop by your blog to explain a bit

Ratty - You are actually my idol. For Adgitize that you have, you need to do some dropping too to make it work

Daisy - Thanks for the explanation Daisy. Still waiting for my banner to make it more rewarding ;) but I understand ur time constraint

c0co said...

thx daisy and kruel a lot!!!!*-*

by the way kruel , do you means i need to read blogs from bloggers who had registered themselves in Easyhits4u to earn? and what's about the banner? can i use the banner which i using currently on my blog??Thanks=D~*

kruel74 said...

Yes, you must surf not necessarily read as most of those registered with Easy Hits4U are websites. You can use your current banner but it must follow the required size as listed in Easyhits4U

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