I find it rather amazing at the very high percentage of blogs I am coming across that really think making money with a blog is very easy. While I will not argue a blog can have multiple streams of income with out proper exploitation just tossing up something without a lot of effort probably is not going to do a whole lot in the short or long term. This probably accounts for the majority of new blogs in many of the niches that I am participating in. While this type of competition really presents no challenge at all I feel I should take a day and cover a few basics for the beginning blogger who is blogging for profit more than anything.
Your blog is essentially going to end up being a reflection of who you are. Whether this is your online persona or your actual real life self is really up to you. You will ultimately get back what you put in and while you may be a newbie this still stands true. Along with all the other paradigm’s that reign true for blogging such as planning, deploying and maintaining a blog you will need to be extra vigilant as making your sole goal to make money will be difficult without focusing on the real details which makes most blogs survive and flourish.