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How to Start a Blogging Empire

written by: Lisa Lambson•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 6/30/2011

Beginning a blogging empire is not as difficult as one may think. By following a few simple steps you can find a niche topic and add some content and begin making money blogging.

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    A Blogging Empire

    There is a new outlet when it comes to making money blogging on the internet. The world of blogging seems to have proven that it is here to stay and that there is a reasonable opportunity to actually build your own blogging empire. The best part about blogging is that most people really enjoy it. This is one of the main reasons that people are making money blogging. It is crucial when blogging that you choose a functional niche topic for you. Choose something that you are passionate about and it will show and it will draw the income to you easily.

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    Finding Your First Niche Topic

    When you are choosing the topic in hopes of starting a blogging empire, you need to find a topic that you can remain enthusiastic about. You will be writing and researching about this topic a great deal if you want your blogging empire to succeed. In addition, you should research your topic ideas using some kind of keyword research tool such as Wordtracker. Perform searches for keyword phrases that you are passionate about and look for some keywords and keyword phrases that are somewhat middle ground. Keyword phrases that have huge numbers are going to be extremely competitive markets that are difficult to break into. Numbers that are too low may not be able to invoke enough interest to generate a profitable blogging empire.

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    Adding Content

    Once you have selected your topic, you need to either set your blog up on your own or hire someone that can do it for you. When the blog is set up and ready to go, you need to fill it with high quality, original content. The better your content is, the faster your blog will grow into a true blogging empire and begin to earn you some income. When people begin to make comments on your blog, you must respond to them. The community atmosphere can make or break a blogging empire. You should be available and engaging.

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    Making Money Blogging

    Making money with your blogging empire can happen in a variety of ways. You can use Google Ad sense on your blog and other affiliate programs that relate to your niche topic. You can offer advice and services through your blog, find advertisers or create your own products and information items that relate to your niche topic. As your community grows, people will begin to link back to your blog. This can boost your traffic and therefore your earnings a great deal. In addition, there are many other ways to market your blog. Obviously, you should submit your blog to the search engines, but you can also utilize article marketing, becoming part of topic related communities and make the investment of time to build up your own social networking profiles and share with your friends. Increase the size of your blogging empire by adding additional blogs in various niche topics that you can link to each other and cross promote.