There are plenty of blogs that focus on the “make money blogging” space. Some are better than others, and generally a good way to detect quality is to look for those that preach that it’s hard work to make money blogging, that it usually takes a long time, and the foundation almost always comes from high quality content churned out and then properly promoted over a long period of time.
Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger has long been one of my favorites, and that’s because of the supportive and friendly spirit of its content and community, as well as Darren’s overall take on blogging as a professional business. A few recent ProBlogger articles have particularly drawn my attention.
And here’s helpful news for money-seeking blogs who use the popular Blogger platform: Google and Amazon Partner Up to Integrate Amazon Associates Program into Blogger Blogs. One of the more interesting things about this news is that Google-owned Blogger is now openly promoting a non-Google advertising product. And since many bloggers use both Google Adsense and the Amazon Affiliate program as a bedrock of their money-making strategy, the move makes a lot of sense.
Even though the blogging game is highly competitive, it’s also fun and challenging and changing all the time. Bloggers are forging new business models out of online publishing, with the result that the best of the best online writers and self-promoters are able to live la vida blogger full time.
For a lot more information about professional blogging in 2009, check out Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere report.
(this post originally appeared on Technorati)