Pet Bloggers Characteristics
- Pet Bloggers must love animals.
- Pet bloggers must have/had or work with Pet(s)
So now that you know what it takes to become a pet blogger, let's look at step by step procedures to follow in creating your blog.
Steps To Begin Your Pet Blog
- You will need a website.
- You will need to purchase a domain name like, www.myownpetblog.com
- You will need this domain name to be hosted somewhere.
- You will need to plan a design and layout of your blog in your head.
- Learn Search Engine Optimization for your blog.
- Begin to write unique and engaging content.
Weebly offers domain name creation and allows you to even create a free website! My own pet blog is hosted on weebly. They have beautiful themes and templates available to create the best sites available.
You simply can't make enough money with a handful of people or no one at all visiting your blog. Traffic is essential and more so targeted traffic. Targeted traffic is when people do a deeper search through a search engine and end up on a site with detailed specifics of that search. So let's say your blog focuses on mating porcupines in southern Australia. If someone does that search by using the same set of keywords and end up on your blog, that is regarded as targeted traffic.
So now that you have built a following, you will need to start making money on your pet blog. You can do this by placing ads on your blog. There are many ad networks to choose from which offer contextual ads or ads relevant to your website content. One of the many talked about ad networks is Google's AdSense. You will need to sign up with Google to activate an AdSense account. They can deny or grant you access, whatever they choose. But I would suggest that before you do, ensure that you have a fully functioning blog online. The blog must have sufficient content to be called useful or informative. Your blog should be at least 6 month old. After you have met all this criteria, then you visit AdSense and sign up for an account. You will then get codes to be placed on your website to display ads. Each ad clicked by a unique visitor gives you money. There are other ad networks beside google like media.net, adcash, chitika etc.
3. Sell Your Own Product
If you want to make money pet blogging you can design and even sell your own product through your blog. Whether it be Shirts, Pins, dog clothes, dog collars etc. You can even create Ebooks and sell through your pet blog.
4. Sell Other Peoples Product
This is called affiliate marketing. You can sign up for an affiliate network and sell related products and earn a commission off your sales.
5. Get Your Pet Famous
If your pet becomes internet famous, large corporations may approach you to advertise their product on your blog which will be seen by your thousands or millions of followers. These followers spell revenue for them.
6. Blog On Other Blogs
One way to really drive traffic to you own blog is to do guest blogging on other blogs. How this helps is that you create a link back to your own blog which people will go to after reading your unique and interesting blog post.
Social Media Essential To Any Blog
Making money pet blogging is quite doable. But it will take determination and love for what you do. If you have the vim, vigor and vitality to begin this journey I encourage you. It is a journey that will allow you to grow in the pet world, meet like minded people and of course, make money doing what you love. Happy pet blogging.