A blog is a website or personal blog, posted on the Internet consisting of informal, often personal, diary-style text posts. Most blogs have one purpose, to share one’s thoughts and experiences, often in the form of a daily or weekly journal. Posts are usually displayed in reverse chronological order, with the latest post appearing at the top, followed by older posts. In some cases, blogs are used as an outlet for political debate, with one blogger posting from opposing sides of a given issue. Others simply provide a personal view of one’s life.
There are a number of ways to make money through blogging. Google AdSense allows advertisers to place relevant ads on individual blog pages and then pay each time someone clicks on the ad. Some bloggers create AdSense-themed blogs and allow other users to click on these to benefit from the ads. Others have built large blogs into lucrative business ventures, by monetizing their writing. Many bloggers have become millionaires from blogging, although this depends on their specific niche and the popularity of their blog.
There are many other ways to make money through blogging, through selling advertising space or products, or by selling your own products. Many blogs also include links to outside sites that sell products related to the topic of the blog. Bloggers can find other bloggers who have sales blogs and promote affiliate products to their readers by including those links on their blogs. Bloggers can also use PayPal, Google Checkout, or their credit card to receive payment for goods purchased from outside sites. Finally, bloggers can earn money by allowing advertising on their blogs. Some companies allow advertisers to display their ads on blog pages, while others provide a payment for each click, such as Google Adsense.