Astronomy Blogs
A Great Make Money Online Blog Topic

Another great make money online blog idea is for Astronomy Blogs. When I did some research on this topic, I found that search demand is excellent this topic isn't too competitive. In fact, the number of searches each month is more than 16x the number of astronomy blogs available online. That's why I would recommend this as a great potential Blog Topic.

Ever Since I was little, I was fascinated by the night sky, the stars and the planets. Our galaxy is a mysterious place and we still don't know if we are the only ones out there. I loved to go out at night, find the different planets, our solar system, our Galaxy and the constellations. I would read books about the planets and stars and want to know all I could about this subject.

Do you have a passion for Astronomy?

If so, then this could be a great blog topic for you. The key to finding a topic or subject for our website or blog is to find something that we are really passionate about. When we write with passion and emotion it shows.

When we have passion for a subject, we will write top quality content. Our readers will feel our passion and appreciate the information they read.

Our readers will engage with us and refer friends to our website or blog. Some bloggers and websites will send people to our website through backlinks, these send more readers and increase our website's search engine ranking.

Should You Build a Blog or A Website There are a number of things to consider when setting out on this path of building an Astronomy Blog or a theme based website. One of the disadvantages of writing a BLOG is that the content is organized by the date and time that it was posted. When people search for information, they will see the results and then often see how old the information is. If it is too old, then they may not click on link to read the info.

I personally believe that a combination of having a theme based website with a blog attached is the best way to create a successful website. The main pages of your website will have relevant, evergreen information. That is, information that is relevant today, tomorrow and in 5 years from now. I am not suggesting that you shouldn't update some info, but it will generally be consistent. The moon will always be the moon. Earth will always be the third planet.

However, when news happens: Like when Pluto was downgraded from planet status, this info is time sensitive! Include a post about this event in your Blog! Here is an article that I found. It has an excellent discussion about the benefits of blogging, building a theme based website, the advantages and disadvantages, read Blog It or Build It.

There are 9 Elements of well Optimized Astronomy Blogs or Websites:

  1. Keyword Focused
  2. Use Paragraphs
  3. Stay Focused
  4. Monetize
  5. Tags
  6. Include Meta Tags & Description
  7. Include Calls to Action
  8. Encourage YouTube Video Comments & Submissions
  9. Edit & Review Before Publishing

For more detail about these 9 elements visit survival blog, I describe these in more detail here.

If you are passionate about this subject, then astronomy blogs can be a great make money online blog idea. To build and maintain a successful blog or website requires time and effort. If we are spending our time and effort, even if we completely love the topic, we might as well make money doing it!

How To Monetize Astromomy Blogs

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The first and most important step for earning cash and monetizing our webiste is having many visitors. We build visitors by providing quality content. Writing, with passion and getting our visitors to engage with us. The goal of monetization of our website or blog should be a long term goal, not a quick make money fast goal.

Promote Affilate Programs
After we succeed in attracting visitors and building a community on your blog or website, we can start to build affiliate programs. We should try the products and services ourselves.

If we promote something that is crap, then our visitors will quickly lose trust in us and stop coming to our website. By trying the products, we know the ins and outs, we can write with experience and this will get more clicks, and therefore more sales. Most important, we can give our honest recommendation!

If you are unsure which products and services to promote, then check out competing astronomy blogs. What are they promoting? Another thing to remember, is to always promote products and services related to your niche.

Astronomy blogs shouldn't necessarily be promoting baby clothes, find products related to astronomy!

Pay Per Click/ Pay Per Lead Advertising
Pay-per-click is one of the most common programs. If a viewer clicks on a certain link, they are directed to another websites. With the click we receive a small commission for each click.

Pay-per-lead is similar, with the exception that the viewer must also subscribe to the offer on the other website. If our reader goes to the other website, but doesn't provide his email and opt into the product or service, then we would receive no commission.

Google AdSense
Google AdSense is a pay-per-click advertising medium. You can sign up with Google Adsense and if you are accepted into the program, then you can include google ads on your website or blog. Every time a visitor clicks on the google ad, then you would receive a commission for the click.

When accepted into the Google Adsense program, it's really important to respect Googles rules. First of all you must have a privacy policy displayed so everyone can easily read it. Secondly, you must not click your own ads or ask friends or others to do it for you. Your site will be banned from AdSense.

Amazon is an excellent partner. Once your blog or website has good traffic and you have built up good quality content, then you should apply to promote Amazon products. Astonomy Blogs can benefit from Amazon because of the vast amount of products that are sold on Amazon that are related to this niche.

There are many books about astronomy, about the planets, our solar system, plenty of posters, telescopes, and the list goes on! This is definitely an excellent option for monetization!

If there were 3 important things to do to build a successful Blog or website and generate passive income, then I would suggest these:

  1. Write Quality Content
  2. Build links from other websites to your website
  3. Promote Quality Products & Services

Build Backlinks

We've talked about writing quality content and discussed a couple of ways to generate income, let's review building links back to our website.

Use Social Media
Social media will not bring income directly, but through social network websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, you can increase traffic to astronomy blogs.

If you place some social media buttons under every post, and a viewer likes it (that is, they press the like button or share button). This will share our website with all his friends which brings you more traffic.

Most people associate with people who like the same stuff, therefore through social media you can generate more targetted traffic of people who are interested in astronomy blogs.

Get involved with other Astonomy Blogs & Websites
As you research your subject and learn more about it, you can participate in discussions on other forums, blogs and websites. When you post your blog on these forums, you can include a like to your website or blog.

If you are offering quality comments and good information the owner of these blogs and websites will approve your comments and this will build backlinks to your website.

Post Articles to Article Directories
Another method to build backlinks is to post your articles on directories and forums. Be sure to build quality articles, but use keywords that aren't is as much demand. Save these keywords for your own website.

Every article directory will allow you to create a profile and your profile is included at the bottom of every article you post. This again, builds backlinks to your website and brings more visitors.

Post YouTube Videos
YouTube is more available that ever before, with smart phones and hand held technology. Posting YouTube videos and including them in your website have 2 great benefits:

  1. People will love to watch short videos, more people will spend more time on your site
  2. YouTube videos create a fantastic backlink to your website that brings more visitors!

This is a fantastic tool that doesn't require too much effort and generates huge returns.

If you show commitment to your astronomy blogs, you will have more and more visitors daily. By moderating the comments and questions each day, you will show your visitors that you are interested in building and maintaining a relationship with them. This builds a community, more people join and everything snowballs.

The more interesting your content is, the more traffic you will have. It's also important to be consistent in your posts. If you have to miss a couple of days and don't have an internet connection, schedule posts to go live during those times or ask someone to moderate your comments.

These are but a few ideas to help you to build successful astronomy blogs. What do you think?

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