A Beginner’s Guide to Making Money from Your Own Blog

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Money from Your Own Blog

Blogging can be a very lucrative way to make money. If you happen to do everything right, then you can actually make some $$$$ per month. However, it is vital that you consider professional advice and avoid using unorthodox methods that will mess up your blogging activities. To begin with, it is all about strategy and you stick with money making methods that work. Otherwise, you will end up wasting your time and money. This said, here are some advice for you to have in mind as a beginner blogger who wants to make money fast.

Making money online through blogging

Get your own domain

It if you are thinking of making money blogging, you must have a blog of your own. While you can create a blog on WordPress or Blogger for free, it is important that you have your own domain to brand yourself. Don't forget to put a contact page, RSS-feed, and subscribe widget to begin with. At the end of the day, having a mailing list is something that can help you break even with minimal effort. In fact, with a good mailing list, the possibility of making $1000 are always pretty high.

Write great content

If you have great content before officially launching your blog, then it is likely that you will get readers in a short time. Of course, this also depends on specific strategy you use to launch your blog. In regard to number of posts to be published, make it a point to do at least 5 or 6 posts per week. This will help you buffer against risks associated with not posting. Overall, most search engines tend to rank high blogs that are frequently publishing content. Importantly, cross link all the published posts in order to make it easy for search engine spiders and readers to find your blog.

Focus on specific niche

As a beginner blogger, you need to focus on specific niche that is interesting and you are good with. Also, ensure that the message is timely, easy to understand and follow. If you can keep it simple, the better it is for you. Remember, your first impression matters a lot, and anything that is unique and adds value will definitely help you. Thereafter, you can start participating in relevant forums and trying to make reasonable comments - desist from advertising.

Try guest posting

The one thing that can guarantee you success in the first month is creating a reputation and trying to be a leader and authority in your niche. In this case, you can as well start guest posting so that you do not only send traffic to your site, but also help people know you better. In fact, with guest posting, it becomes pretty easy for people to subscribe to your email list. Furthermore, it exposes you to where people whom you are of the same kind tend to gather. This strategy can also be used in the long run to get relevant and consistent traffic.

Sell products

If you want to make money in the first month as a blogger, you must have a product that you are willing to sell. The fact is that you will have a few followers on your first month, but you need to leverage this with sale of products. Preferably, one product that you are sure can bring in some money without compromising your recently attained reputation. As a word of advice, ensure that your product is sellable in all ways. In this case, ensure that you do some research before making a choice on what kind of product you are going to sell to your list and audience.

Get endorsements

As stated before, making money through blogging is all about strategy. Relating with other bloggers and those who are an authority in your niche is always very beneficial. Overall, you will be able to tap into their audiences, and people will get to know about you. If you can manage to get someone who can endorse your product, do not hesitate to ask him/her to do it for you. If you had prepared an eBook, the better.

Become an affiliate

There are many sites that offer affiliate programs to bloggers. If you can find affiliate programs that are related to your niche, much better. It is really easy to sign up to become an affiliate. You'll then be given a unique affiliate link that you can use to track sales / commission from your blog. According to survey, most bloggers get their earnings from being an affiliate.

Consider putting ads

Google Adsense is one of the most popular ad machines you can find over the net. Although the earnings from ad placements are not really high, you can still earn from it. So why not try? The key is to write great content to drive relevant traffic to your site, and the money will follow.

The best thing is that blogging for money is more of an entrepreneurial journey, of which has to be treated with caution. As a beginner, understanding the psychology of selling to solve a problem is what you should focus on at all times. The better part of it is that there are numerous resources out there that can help you get the best out of your venture. As a beginner blogger, avoid being overly “salesy” as people really hate being targets. Instead, try to be friendly, educative, and offer valid information that is related to your niche - be practical! It goes without saying that if you follow the above mentioned steps, you will be able to earn money from blogging in no time.

About the Author Kaila Sharlene

I am a freelance web designer, web developer and SEO specialist – one of the “Top Rated” web designers on Upwork. Living a digital nomad lifestyle, our family loves to explore the outdoors together while doing some freelance jobs in between. Know more about our family adventures at wyattmaktrav.com – named after my son Wyatt Maktrav.

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