First, you need to know one very simple fact about Internet Marketing (blogging included). Your niche matters. You absolutely need to pick the right niche. When choosing a niche for a blog, the profitability of that niche should not be your main focus. The blog that you choose to do, that specific niche, needs to have a lot of content associated with it. It should be a niche that you are familiar with, that you have a bit of passion for. The niche you know and like is the best niche. What we are telling you is true - ignore people that would contradict this. Never pick something that you don't want to write about. It should be something that is easy for you, that flows naturally.
The Internet has gotten so advanced that most blogs can be set up in under thirty seconds. If you are a new blogger, don't worry! The technical stuff is not something you need to know. You might want to learn about the technical side, but it's not necessary. It is convenient to have this knowledge, especially if you are setting up your own blogs and something goes wrong. If you want more control over what you're doing, gain the knowledge to do so. Techy info is usually helpful if you have your own website on a hosting account that you own.
Do not get too worn down. Nobody reaches tremendous blog success in just one night. No matter what anybody tells you, you cannot slap up a blog one night and expect to have made hundreds of dollars by the next night. No matter which website you have, this is still true. Inaction does not create a fortune. The idea that this is even possible is a lie that was made up by people who are hoping that you will send your money to them. It's important that you be ready to do real work regularly. Practice patience. Be persistent. Keep going even when you think it's boring. In the long run the hard work that you put into your blog is what will get you where you want to go.
There are all sorts of things that you have to know before you dive into the blogosphere expecting to earn money. Internet Marketers from all over the world have dived in blind and then completely failed once things didn't go as had been planned. The best way to keep it from happening for you is to make sure that you educate yourself. Use these hints to get an easier start.