How Kids and Teens Can Start a Free Blog to Write What They Want and Earn Money While Having Fun!
Blogging for money has become one of the hottest jobs around, and teens and kids everywhere are jumping on this bandwagon. If you haven’t thought about blogging to earn money, you should. Right NOW. It’s a very good idea; and free to start. Are you a 12, 13, 14, or 15 year old kid who wants to become a blogger and turn it into a JOB?
What Is Blogging and How Does a Kid Blog? What Does a Kid Blog About?
Blogging is the art of releasing your words into posts, day by day by day. You can write about anything, anything and everything. As your traffic grows, so does your earnings. No matter what is on your mind, BLOG about it! You simply write an entry, much like you would a facebook status. However, it’s a little bit longer. It’s ideal to have at least 200 words in your blog post; sites like www.wordpress.com are blogging sites that have a built in word counter. You give your post a name, write, then publish! Of course you should include photos and videos, as a big wall of text can be pretty boring. The best idea is to blog about things you love, or have done, experienced, or felt.
20 Blog Post Ideas Every Kid Should Write About On Their Teen Life Blogs
- Favorite Band
- What life is like as a [insert age here] year old
- Your favorite food
- The coolest place to hang out
- What you think about different subjects in school
- Your pets
- Sports that you play
- Your hobbies
- Your fears and how you deal with them
- The first time you fell in love
- The most embarrassing moment of your life
- The coolest thing that has ever happened to you
- What annoys you the most
- What you like about your best friends
- What you want to be when you grow up
- Talk about your favorite electronic devices and why you love them
- Your favorite recipe
- Your favorite celebrity
- The places you’ve traveled to
- The biggest role model in your life
How Often Should Kids Blog, and What Are The Most Important Things to Remember When Running A Teen Blog?
If you are blogging, I recommend making at least 1 post per week.
Many bloggers tend to make a post every single day, which is probably the smarter way to go. This gives your blog many more pages, giving
you a better chance of getting more traffic. This means that if you blog every day for 1 year, you could have 365 posts! Never forget to respond to the people who comment on your blog or leave you fan mail. THESE are your readers, supporters, and friends. They are the ones who will make earning money from your blog VERY possible.
Where Can You Get Safe Photos to Use On a Blog? Avoiding Legal Trouble Is Important!
The last thing anyone wants is to face legal trouble due to an image on his or her blog. Instead of using copyrighted images, blogging with creative commons images is the way to go. Grabbing photos from Google images is very dangerous, as it is a form of stealing. When you steal a photographer’s photograph, they have the ability to take legal action against the blog and the owner. This could cost the blog owner thousands of dollars in royalties! Therefore, everyone can see that stealing images is an incredibly bad idea.
If you decide to avoid using others’ images all together, there is the option to take all of the photos yourself. This way, you own them all! Photographs need to be relevant to the post, so keep this in mind. Becoming an artistic photographer is a great job; it could earn money in addition to providing photos for the blog!
How Do Kids Actually Make Money with Blogging?
This is probably the question you have been waiting all night for: and here is the answer! There are literally dozens of ways to make money from a blog. You can use advertising sites, such as AdSense, with the help of a parent. You simply paste their code into your site, and it displays an ad. You can even offer to link to someone else’s blog to send them some traffic to become discovered. You can also offer to review struggling artists’ music, artwork, films, and more on your blog. Perhaps you could even sell things, even crafts that you kids can make at home! There’s a wide variety of ways for 13, 14, and 15 year olds to make money through blogging networks. But, many of those ways will require parental consent. Please check with your parents when signing up for different advertising sites, as they will need your very, VERY personal information in order to pay you. However, once your parents get it set up you are good to go!!!