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Earn Money From Your Blog - Go Digital

Aug 21, 2008
I'll bet that like most people, you've got a blog. I'll raise that bet a little and speculate that if you've been blogging for any length of time, you have quite a few readers who are earning you - well, nothing. Have I won the bet? If you want to win too, you need to find a way to earn money from your blog. A really quick and simple solution is to turn it into a digital book.

Many novice bloggers have this notion that all you have to do is set up a blog and wait for the subscribers and money to roll in. A bit of experience teaches people that it takes a bit of time and consistent posting to build up a list that trusts you. After some time passes, most hit the point where they have a great list, but aren't seeing an income of any kind being generated as a result of all their posting.

If you're at this point, don't get too discouraged, there may be a payout for you yet.

While there are a few things you can do, turning your blog into an ebook may be the quickest way to see a return.

You have all the makings for successfully selling a digital product - trusting potentials and a niche subject that is already written in your posts. If the topic is one that you are passionate about and know well, your blog entries are probably interesting. You know they have value because you have loyal readers. People don't usually hang out at a blog that doesn't offer them anything.

By going digital, you are providing a service to your loyal supporters and drop-ins alike. Think of it as the home game version of your blog. Buyers have your info in a convenient, tidy package and they get to keep it.

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

- Use a nice, neat format. Keep it easy to read.

- Organize the information in a logical way, grouping subjects.

- Have a table of contents near the beginning to help readers find what they're looking for.

- Make it easy to download and email. Clients won't appreciate technical complications, or files that are too big.

- Use a proofreader (can't be stress enough!). Doesn't have to be a paid professional. Someone you know who has good grammar and spelling skills will do.

- Make it interesting to look at as well as read. Attract people to the content with visual interest.

- Use titles, subtitles, and sidebars where it makes sense to. People like to be able to read quick synopsis, and find what information they're looking for fast. Make it easy for them to do so.

- Add graphics or photos if it makes sense. No copyright infringement! You can equate this to putting pictures on the walls of your home. They add that extra touch.

- If you have the funds to invest in dressing up your ebook, you can have a nice cover and box designed especially for your product. There are several online companies that offer that service.

You don't have to have a lot of money to convert your blog to a digital product. If you have Word, you can save your finished document as a pdf file, and you'll be ready to go. After that, you only need to choose your selling method.

So, now I'll bet that you're going to earn money from your blog and go digital. Do I win? Try it at least once and see for yourself.
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Jonathan Hook offers free tips on how to make money with your blog at www.e-bloggers.com. Click now and start earning money with your blog
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