How to Earn Money from Blogging

How to earn money from blogging
A question as old as time (well, as old as the internet) is how do I make money from blogging?
When the internet was first invented I truly believe that even the inventors didn’t realise its true potential. I’m sure they thought it would be used by governments and the military but if only they realised how huge and powerful the internet could be! I mean how else would we watch cats trying to jump from one thing to another or find the most ultimate fail compilations known to man?
Not being able to do this just doesn’t bare thinking about, I know.
Another phenomenon the internet has given us is blogging. For those of you who are unsure what a blog is, a blog in a whole is basically a website but with a more personal touch and writing a blog post is basically writing an article or for some, a journal entry.
People blog about pretty much anything: holidays/traveling, food, weight loss, exercise, you name it -people blog about it.
A question a lot of wannabe bloggers want to know is: How do I make money from blogging? And that’s a question I hope to answer for you today. 

First Things First, you can’t make money from blogging without a blog.


Seems obvious doesn’t it, but you’d be surprised how many people ask how they can make money from blogging before they’ve even written a word. So just for a moment, lets go back to basics.

Choose your blogging platform.

There are some fantastic free blogging platforms out there so it’s really just a case of picking the best one for you. 


Here’s a few to get you started: 



Content

Once you’ve chosen your platform you’ll need to have a think about your content. Your content not only needs to be unique in its own way, it needs to stand out to the right audience.
So what’s your niche and who are your audience?
The truth is, there are thousands of blogs out there so if you’re serious about blogging to make money you need to have a sit down and a serious think about what you’re going to write about.
Quality is key.

The questions you need to ask yourself are:
Has it been done before?
If it has, how can I make my content unique?
Once you’ve answered these questions it’s time for you to get to blogging!

What now?

Okay, so you’ve chosen your platform, you’ve made your content unique to your audience and you’ve published your first blog post. What now? 

A lot of people think that once their blog is live on the internet that that’s it and suddenly they will gain millions of views and miraculously earn thousands of pounds/dollars over night. I’m sorry to be the one to burst your bubble but the cut throat blogging industry doesn’t quite work like that. 

Before you can even think about making money from blogging you’ll need to build a following. As mentioned before, there are thousands of blogs out there so you need to give people a reason to click on yours. 

First step is advertising.
Share your posts via social media eg. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram to start letting people know that your blog is out there. 
If you’re serious, you can even go to the extent of paid advertising via social media which is a great way to get your blog known to an audience other than your friends and family.
Google offers some great advertising opportunities through Adwords

Once you’ve gained a following you’ll be ready to move on to the next step and start making money from your blog.

Advertising ON your blog.
The way 99% of bloggers make money through blogging is through advertisements.
The first thing you need to do is decide which advertising platform is best for you. 

Here’s a few to take a look at:




I cannot stress this enough: READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF YOUR CHOSEN COMPANY. Each of them have certain criteria your blog needs to hit so make sure your blog hits that criteria before trying to apply or else your just going to end up disappointed.

Okay, so you’ve created and published your blog, you’ve let the world know it’s out there and have been accepted by your chosen advertising company. It’s incredible how many people think that that’s it. Wannabe bloggers… it’s only just begun. 

If you truly want your blog to be a success, persistence is key. 

I recommend aiming for at least 1 or 2 blog posts per week to keep your content fresh. 

Share every post and encourage friends, family and followers to like and share as well. 

Once you have a number of posts, to keep your traffic on the up and up re-share old posts, not everybody would have seen them the first time around so don’t just dump them in the blog post scrap yard!

If you follow these steps the sky is the limit. 

Persistence and commitment are a bloggers key words so keep them in mind!

Happy blogging guys.

P.S. There are also a lot of other factors to take into consideration with blogging eg. SEO, research etc. We'll be doing a post going into more detail about blogging very soon so remember to follow this blog so you don't miss it!

4 comments:

  1. Lots of good information here for new bloggers and seasoned bloggers wanting to take their blogs to the next step. Thanks for sharing it!

    Diane Lynn
    http://www.thegratitudeletters.com/

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    1. Thank you for your comment Diane, really happy you enjoyed it.
      :)

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