Blogging for Profit Techniques
People make money from blogging, I am not talking about extra income, no! I am talking about real six figures per month! These figures are projected to increase to all-time highs thanks to the number of people with an online activity that keeps on increasing. If you are reading this it means that you are interested in knowing how to blog for money. If you already own a blog then this is going to be an enlightening read, if you have never owned a blog before don’t worry because, by the time you get to the end of this piece, you will have everything you need to know in blogging for profits online.
One thing I will tell you right away is that blogging is now much easier than back in the days when it was first starting up. If you adhere to some basic simple blogging principles you will earn some money, if you go a tiny bit beyond the basic blogging principles you will earn a living! You see, there are a couple of reasons why I know you will succeed in your quest to blog for money:
- The fact that you know you can blog for money is a step in the right direction;
- The power of social media makes it much easier to drive traffic and build an audience;
- Content marketing is at an all-time high.
Now that you now know why I am confident about blogging I will go ahead and share with you some valuable tips on how to blog for money. I will even share some starting a blog tips to help the beginners find their way around the blogging world.
Taking charge of the narrative, guides to blogging for profit online
There is a common belief that blogging brings in passive income, meaning that one does not have to actively work to blog for money. That is very true if you are interested in just making some extra money. For those interested in making a good living out of blogging I will tell you this: you have to put in the work. It is not as much work as a regular job and most of the hard work is in the initial stage of your blogging career. After that, it’s mostly just blog maintenance and conditioning.
Whether you have a blog already or you are looking to start one, there are some steps that you have to take in order to produce a blog that pays.
From the beginning, your blog has to be well oriented and set up so it can be monetized. This means that you have to choose your niche wisely and stick to it. Many bloggers will tell you to choose a theme that interests you, they are very right. You will be writing and working on your blog content for a long time, you do not want to be disinterested somewhere along the line and lose all of your great work. In addition to picking a niche that highly interests you, I always advise people to do a niche research first. There are some highly saturated and competitive topics that make it difficult for you to get ahead. The trick is to avoid these topics and go with a less competitive area that interests you. This way you won’t need to work too hard to draw traffic and convert.
Most bloggers tend to find this out way too late when they have already invested time and resources in a saturated niche. Therefore, this is one of the best tips that I can ever give you: do a thorough niche research before committing, I call it my one and only blogging for dummies tip! The rest of the tips that we are going to discuss shortly apply to every blogger, old and new.
Everything you need to start a blog that makes money
Starting a blog tips
- Create a Blog
When you have decided on your niche and blog direction you will need to create a blog. Thanks to technology advancement, the technical side of creating a blog has never been simpler. There are many blogging platforms that bloggers can use, my preferred platform is WordPress but you can check other services to see which one works for you. For most of these platforms, all you need to get started is your domain or web address. You can register a domain for your blog online easily and very cheap, some of the leading domain registrars include GoDaddy, Namecheap, and Hostgator.
Equipped with a registered domain, you can then sign up with a blogging platform of your choice and voila you have a blog.
- Start creating content and make your first post
A blog is as valuable as its content, remember this when you create content and posts for your blog. Therefore, your priority, once you have created your blog, is to provide quality content that is helpful and engaging to the readers and visitors alike. People have to find your blog interesting, useful, informative and or exciting. That is the only way they will keep coming back to the blog and share your posts on social media.
So in this regard, your very first post should of the highest quality. The posts that follow on should also be incredibly good.
- Consistent blog updates
A high-quality blog is one that is updated with great content constantly. Consistency is key if you want to make money from blogging. Visitors will stop coming to your blog if they keep finding old posts. Why should someone come back to your blog to read the same article they read on their previous visit?
- Develop a strong network with influential bloggers online
While you continue to create and post quality content on your blog, you have to try to build genuine relationships with other influential bloggers online. These influential bloggers can be a big part of your support system, they can offer tips and advice, guest post on your blog, provide you with high-quality backlinks and much more. The best way to create such relationships is to follow authority blogs, participate in interesting discussions on posts and link up with other bloggers via social media. If well-cultivated, these relationships can be a boost in your quest in blogging for profits.
- Build authority
This will probably take longer to achieve but it’s the ultimate goal. When you reach that stage whereby other people recognize your reputation and authority you will begin to notice massive traffic coming to your website. Huge traffic means better conversion rates which lead to more earnings.
To build authority you have to focus on your niche, be active and constantly post high-quality content that is related to your niche. Branch out and increase your online presence by joining and participating on relevant topics on platforms like warrior forum, Quora etc. If you are knowledgeable on your subject, you will develop yourself a nice reputation and quality following.
- Monetize your blog
Now, this is probably the part you have been waiting for, it comes last because it is useless to monetize a blog without going through the above steps. You need to have a well-established blog in order to start making money. You also need to be reputable otherwise it won’t work.
There are various ways that can be used to make money from a blog, these include:
Advertising will probably give you a steady income but you have to have an excellent blog in order to attract advertisers. When you post good content and attract a good amount of traffic, you can approach business that offers services related to your niche. The concept is simple, the businesses will pay you to run their ads and banners on your blog. You can offer different advertising rates depending on the location of the ad. For example, an ad that appears on the top of the blog will cost more that the ads that appear at the bottom.
Most bloggers make money from their blogs by being affiliate marketers. As with advertising, when you decide to add affiliate marketing links on your blog make sure that they are in relation to the theme of the blog.
Adsense is an automated ads program offered by Google. All you have to do is sign up with Google Adsense, get approved and incorporate the code into your blog. Ads will begin to appear automatically and you earn money every time someone clicks on an ad. The only downside to this program is that you do not have absolute control over the type of ads that appear on your blog.
You can add digital and physical products for sale on your blog. These can be yours or you can sell for other people at a commission.
The Final word
Congratulations if you have made it this far, you now know how to blog for money. Now take everything your learned and apply it to your blog, with patience and decent work ethics you will make a good living from your blog.