To make money online by blogging, you must know how to monetize your blogs to the fullest and to get most profit out of your blogs with the least work. Here are 5 proven ways to do that.

Choose an Online Directory that is established and reputable and features hotels where you intend to travel. Check carefully with the better business bureau and online look at articles and forums whether there are any problems with the Online Hotel Directory and if it is well liked.

The age of hype is over and if you are looking at a blog with flashy cars, houses and blink blinks surely its a tell tale sign its a blog of hype and nothing else. Always scan the content to see if its newsworthy stuff.

Just putting your blog online is not enough. After all, there are many millions of blogs on the web right now, so unless your blog is on a high-traffic site, you may not get readers unless you advertise. You can easily advertise your blog without spending a cent by mentioning your blog in your emails and web pages or newsletters. You can also enter in online competitions – if your blog wins a prize you are more likely to get a constant flow of traffic to your blog. You can also ask ezines and other content providers to review your blog, which will also draw readers.

Get Content. Pretend you’ve never read that “content is king” or that you need to “consistently add content” to your website. It’s bull. You don’t need lots of content. You just need enough unique content with links pointing towards it that the online blogs search engines trust you. You don’t need more than 50 articles so long as the articles are longer than 500 words.

Very carefully select your blog categories. This strongly depends on the blogging software you use, but at some point your posts will get archived into categories. This is a very powerful feature, because it’s like having a subdirectory or a subdomain on your website containing text about the same (sub)topic. You therefore should select your categories carefully.

I still hate blogging. But life is not full of doing only those things we like. Use your blog if you are serious about promoting your business. And use your blog if you want to promote yourself. Don’t expect a million hits a minute but don’t be surprised if your blog turns out to be a positive addition to your web presence. I certainly was and continue to be amazed at the results.