There is a constant question of “how do I make money blogging,” and “is it even a real job?” The thing is, it can be if you know what you are doing. Nothing happens overnight, but it is well worth it to earn money each month from blogging.
Here is how to make money from a blog:
- Set up your blog
- Start creating useful content
- Get off your blog and start finding readers
- Build engagement with the readers that come
- Start making money from the readership you have through one or more of a variety of income streams
Now let’s break this down…
- Start a Blog
To make money blogging, you’re going to need to have a blog. I recommend using Weebly. This selection is a perfect platform to get your blog ready and started.
- Start Creating Useful Content
A blog is not a blog without content. The trick here is that you need useful content. It is about you, but your audience too. What about you makes you different and draws people in to want to know more? This discovery might take some time but ask for feedback on social media, etc. Find out what people respond well to in your topic(s).
Start by thinking about the type of reader you’d like to read your blog. Once you figure that out, you can start to plan content and targeting.
- Many Ways to Make Money Blogging
You can make money from blogging in so many different ways. You have to find out which methods are best for you. With so many options, finding what you want to offer and implementing it is key.
4. .Advertising Income
This choice is where I started. You have a monthly retainer, and it often runs in a similar matter as a magazine or newspaper sells ads. As your traffic and brand grow, you’ll find advertisers will be willing to pay to get exposure to your audience. I am not a huge fan of this for my audience, but for some, it works great.
5. Affiliate Income
Affiliate income is when you link to a product that is for sale on another site and when someone follows your link and ends up buying that product, you earn a commission on that sale. It’s simple and easy. Here are some of my favorite affiliates; ShareASale, Amazon, and BrandCycle.
6. Recurring Income
This choice is where readers pay a regular, recurring amount to access either premium content, a community area, some kind of service, tools, or coaching. This method is becoming more popular and fun. For example, if you are a food blogger, you can create a membership group of recipes for your audience and make money off of it. ‘
7. Promoting a Business/Influencer
This way has become extremely popular over the years. It basically means that you promote a product or service to your audience. You have to have an active and engaging audience; you do not always need to have a large following as long as it is engaging. It is one of the biggest ways I make money right now.
A common way that bloggers make money is offering services to readers. This choice can be anything from coaching and consulting, to writing or copywriting, design, training, or other freelance services.
These are just a few ways your blog can make you money, and it all depends on your audience as well. I would love to set up a time to chat with you to see how I can help you grow your blog.
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