The reason why most of the search engines keep the blogs ranked high as they provide the newest and most relevant content on just about any online topic. Starting a blog is still one of the easiest ways to start an online business with very little out of pocket cost and you can even get a free blog offered by many online services. Even though there are many people that have personal blogs, you can make income online blogging that I will talk about more in the following paragraph below.
One of the most underused ways to monetize a blog is to ask readers for donations. If you developed a loyal following and are providing highly searched information on your blog that is hard to monetize, you can ask your readers for donations. Your readers will be highly likely to donate as the information that you are providing them with could be very hard to find somewhere else. For example, you can save people a lot of time, money and energy providing reviews of products that they are considering to purchase. You can provide in detail, your experiences or success/failure with any given product.
Many people will be grateful for your information and will support you by donating in order to keep your blog going. You can easily add a PayPal “donate” button to your blog to enable your readers to contribute. You have nothing to lose by doing this and it would provide an avenue for your readers to show you their appreciation by donating money if they think that information you provide is valuable to them.