It is great that you have your blog up and running. You have carefully researched what you are going to be writing about and in general, what you are promoting or selling. You have taken the time to even modify your background pages to where they are most attractive and appealing. So how do you turn that everyday blog into cash in your pocket? You have heard the joke about the blog, the link and the snippet walking into a bar, haven't you? No? Okay so it is not actually a joke but it does bring up an important aspect of blogging for profit. That important aspect is that the three must work together in order for you to get the traffic that you need to make money. You can make money either through affiliate advertising or you can make money by promoting a product you are producing or even a service that you are offering. The choice in what you blog about is really up to you. And there are some general rules about blogging that you may have already heard about but it never hurts to cover your bases again. You want to write informative content that is 100% unique. That means no copying and pasting from other websites. That is plagiarism and will get your blog or article banned from many websites and article directories. That is NOT what you want at all. The next tip is to make sure the links on your blog are working properly. No one likes a 404 error message that the page cannot be found. So make sure your blog is attractive, well written and has working links. Next up is getting links out on the Internet that are ranked high enough for people to visit. When a person does a search for a particular product or service on Google, the links show up in the order of popularity or page rank. You want to make sure your links are at least in the top ten. If you can get them in the top five then it is even better. The more visitors you get through your links the more money you will make. But in order to get those links on there you may need to write what is known as snippets. Snippets are brief, usually 100 word paragraphs that summarize what your blog and product is that you are promoting. There are blogging services you can use to get those snippets out there along with generating back links to your pages. This is incredibly helpful in getting you the page rankings that you need if you want to start making money by blogging. One of the newest products to hit the market is actually debuting in October of 2010. It is called Blog Blueprint and it will help you boost your blog rankings (and traffic) immensely. Best of all, the entire Blog Blueprint tools and system is heavily based on 'smart' automation. What is 'smart' automation you ask? Get all the details right here: "TRAFFIC GETTING BLOG FORMULA"