Welcome to BlogCogs.com, a blog about blogging for profit. My name is David Borrowdale and I’m a passionate blogger making money doing something I love. But more about me later. Right now I want to know about you.
I'm guessing you're one of two people: either you have a blog and are looking for ways to improve your monetization, or you don't have a blog and are looking for advice on starting one. You are both very welcome!
Do you dream of quitting your day job and becoming your own boss? How do you like the sound of blogging for a few hours a day and earning enough money from your efforts to live a comfortable or even luxurious life? Think it sounds too good to be true? It's not. Many people are doing just that right now.
Maybe you've already started a blog and are getting frustrated that your hard work is not paying off as well as you'd hoped. Despite your best efforts, are you still one of the faceless commuters engaged in the daily grind?
All you need is a little time and patience, a lot of dedication and determination, and someone to point you in the right direction, and soon you could be earning a full time living from your blog.
After running several successful blogs for many years and making a healthy profit, I decided it was time to pass on my knowledge and help others earn money from their blogs. And so BlogCogs.com, a blog about blogging, was born!
As you can probably tell from the homepage, I’m also a keen photographer and illustrate every post I write with gorgeous photographs from my own collection and others. You’ll find no dodgy stock photos of smiling executives here. It's a strong belief of mine that blogs should be both informative and beautiful.
Before I got into blogging, I completed a degree in genetics and a Ph.D. in developmental biology. Today, I'm more interested in the science of blogging. I also spent several years in academic publishing, honing my writing and editing skills.
When I'm not blogging, I'm an occasional runner and frequent beer drinker (I really should shift the ratio). Blogging gives me the freedom to spend more time with my wife and two children. Basically, I live, and love, the laptop life.
If you dream of earning a living from blogging and living the laptop life, Blog Cogs can help you turn that dream into reality.
Whatever your niche, Blog Cogs offers advice on marketing your blog, developing effective monetization strategies, writing blog posts with excellent search engine optimization, and using social media to promote your blog and interact with your readers. I'll show you how WordPress is the best content management system to use to build your blog and help you choose a web host and develop your blog from scratch. I'll also share with you some of the best blogging tips and tricks and life hacks to help you live an efficient and productive laptop life.
If you're new to blogging, learn how you can start blogging today with this WordPress tutorial. If you're a seasoned blogger, you'll find plenty of useful information too, like our reviews of the latest plugins, themes, and apps.
If you want it, you can do it. Just believe in your dreams.