Start a Blog
What can one achieve with blogging? Can one earn a living through blogging? That’s what I asked myself since the thought of working from home danced in my head. I did my research and found out that blogging can make you thousands of dollars per month. Well, I had to try it. Blogging is my career and earns me a living working from home. Now you are interested. Let me guide you on how to make real money through blogging.
First, you have to find your inspiration or something that you are passionate about. I decided on several topics that I love and was knowledgeable in. Why do this? It will be easier for you as it was for me making money on a blog that interests you than trying topics that you are less informed about. Get a niche you’re passionate about and popular to entice visitors.
Secondly, host your blog and choose on your blogging platform. After I did that, I created original, unique and captivating content that I frequently update.
The next step I did was to market my blog through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Why did I do this? I had to advertise, create awareness and attract visitors to my blog. Moreover, I cross-linked to other bloggers and advertised articles that shared similar topics. I did all these to capture attention and attract more traffic to my blog.
With a well-established blog and consistent traffic, I applied some tips that helped me make more money from the blog.
I did not sell ads. Selling advertisements was striking, but I made more money by marketing affiliate and own products. For instance, Pat Flynn earns $55,000 commissions on average monthly from advertising Bluehost.
Create and offer premium membership with more attractive features. Why not charge for your services? I offer advanced content and services that induce people to sign for premium membership. This will earn that has more visitors than the others. What did I gain? It helped me save time used in writing content that attracted few visitors and increased subscriber growth as well as revenue. How did I build my audience? I had other people write long content. This helped me dedicate my time to managing my blog at first.
Lengthy content attracted more traffic than the short content. Blog visitors per hour increased and soon got more email subscriber requests who shared the content I published on my blog. I used webinars to develop my subscriber base. Doing webinars was effective and added on average 300 email subscribers hourly and made about $7,000 promoting a product. Finally, I urge people to avoid SEO for the first few months until relations with influence are well built and content is created. Start with services, then create products. I offered my services and earned around $8,000 in the first two months.
I created my products after one year feeling that I understood the problems people experienced and generated about $50,000 in two months in sales. Your audience is the most significant thing. The more the email list the higher the sales. For example, 20,000 email subscribers would result to $20,000 monthly in sales. Consider the tips and blogging can be your next career.