I always say that making money online isn’t hard – but it requires hard work. Hard work like trying to find out the best way to do certain things and how to really expand, and succeed. If I had to start all over again I’d do a lot of things differently – and I mean a lot of things. But we all have to suffer our own setbacks to really appreciate how far we’ve come. (Or so I’m told at least;-) So here’s what I would do if I was completely new to making money online.

I also like to share my posts on a newer site that has gotten a lot of attention and is checked out by sponsors is Pinterest. Pinterest is an interesting site in that the posts are mostly pictures. I love posting my giveaway photos on Pinterest for my followers there to see. Pinterest sends out a report of new posts and also recommends weekly posts for others to follow. You will also be able to view statistics with their weekly report and how many followers from there you have gained and how many “re-pins” have been taken from your site. Re-pins are when another member of Pinterest copies your photo(s) to their page for their followers to see. This helps you gain more followers for your blog. I highly recommend Pinterest for sharing your blog posts, and also I find it a fun place to visit!

When your blog begins to attract a solid following, you might think ‘Now it the time to launch another blog.’ A word of caution: This is where ranking can get complicated.

Once you have made a new post, don’t forget to ping it! Pinging basically sends out an alert to various top blog directories around the Internet that your blog has received a new posting. This drives a steady stream of new visitors to your blog all the time.

If you post twice weekly that piece you ran two months ago is already starting to look a little stale even though the information is online blogs as current as today’s headlines.

Just putting your blog online is not enough. After all, there are many millions of blogs on the web right now, so unless your blog is on a high-traffic site, you may not get readers unless you advertise. You can easily advertise your blog without spending a cent by mentioning your blog in your emails and web pages or newsletters. You can also enter in online competitions – if your blog wins a prize you are more likely to get a constant flow of traffic to your blog. You can also ask ezines and other content providers to review your blog, which will also draw readers.

So if this is the first time you’ll ever make a blog for yourself, you don’t have to think twice. There are many free blog sites over the internet that you can possibly start with. Try to learn the ins and outs of blogging. After you have had the feel of it, you should be ready to get things working for you!