Welcome to ProBlogger.net – a Blog that helps bloggers to add income streams to their blogs.
From Hobby to Profession
Back in 2002 I stumbled upon an article about ‘Blogging’. I didn’t know it at the time but that moment changed my life. I know that statements like that belong on those cheesy ‘buy my $1000 training program’ sites (don’t worry I’m not selling anything more than a book) but it is actually true.
Within 24 hours of reading the article I had started my own Blog – a personal blog where I’ve explored issues of Pop Culture, Spirituality and Blogging ever since. I’ve learned so much from the experience of that blog that I’ve since started many other blogs.
As my blogs have grown in popularity and have begun to generate income Blogging has grown from a hobby (some would say an obsession), to a part time job through to a fully fledged business in recent times. I have slowly built my blogging into a income source that has enabled me to dedicate more and more time to the medium to the point where I am currently a full time blogger – a ProBlogger.
This site is dedicated to helping other bloggers learn the skills of blogging, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium.
I started it in September 2004 mainly because I wanted to keep a record of what I was learning about blogging for money. Since then I’ve added well over 3500 articles, tips, tutorials and case studies to my archives here.
Since then I’ve also launched ProBlogger.com – a private community of bloggers who come together to collaborate, learn and grow their blogs in a walled forum area. There’s a small monthly subscription fee to help keep the site sustainable and to hire an administrator but also to keep the forum focused. You can learn more about ProBlogger.com in our launch post announcing this new community (we also have a ProBlogger.com Twitter account).
If you would like more information on ProBlogger please get in touch through my contact page.
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Buy my Book
Don’t worry – there’s no big dollar training program to buy…. but I do have a book. In 2008 I was approached by the publisher Wiley who asked me to write a book version of this blog. I joined with fellow blogger Chris Garrett and together we authored ProBlogger the Book. In short – it’s a condensed, updated and logically ordered version of this blog – specifically written for new bloggers (or those wanting to start blogging).
In 2009 I also released 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook. A resource for bloggers who want to kick start their blogs with a month long series of exercises. We’ve also since released the Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers and ProBlogger’s Guide to Your First Week of Blogging.
I hope you enjoy ProBlogger.
If you want to know more about ProBlogger then you might also find the ProBlogger FAQ page helpful.
Also useful if you’d like to comment on any posts at ProBlogger is the ProBlogger Comments Policy.