Productive Social Media – Do What You Love and Get Paid for It, Thanks to Social Media

Forums, blogs, viral videos, podcasts, wikis–all these are forms of communication through which people share information and opinion for educational and entertainment purposes. However, some people have managed to make more out of these forms of social media. For people with enough foresight, they know that this is an opportunity for earning money while sharing what they know.Take a look at blogs. What started out as a simple online version of a personal diary led to an industry of its own. Popular blogs have turned into moneymaking machines thanks to ads and banners that generate income from clicks and impressions. Owners of these blogs are fortunate enough to be able to write about what they love while incurring a significant income from what they do.And how about viral videos? Because of the popularity of video-sharing sites, many people have been elevated to celebrity status even without appearing on TV. Internet celebrities are as well known as mainstream celebrities. They’re also earning money from their fame. Also, careers launched online before they are launched in a traditional manner are increasing in number, as illustrated by the number of bands releasing music in sites such as MySpace before a recording company sits up and pays attention.Forums and message boards flourish from sponsorships from major companies. If you are active in at least one major forum, surely you have noticed that frequent promos featuring commercial products and services are part of the layout of these message boards. Because of sponsors, form maintainers are able to keep membership free of charge. They even earn extra income on top of it all, too.If you’re interested in earning through one or two forms of social media, it’s still not too late to jump the bandwagon. As long as you have fresh ideas you can bring on the table, the market is never too saturated.