Over the past few years people have found new and ever more creative ways to make money online: bitcoin farming, online stores, advertising and, most importantly, blogging, are the main sources of online income for people worldwide.
Blogging your creativity
Blogging has revolutionized the lives of millions of people, from the people who write them to the people who read them regularly. These days there is a blog dedicated to just about anything, and bloggers have become famous as sports stars.
How exactly do I start a blog?
It’s best to start from the beginning. Start by making your own blog, choosing a theme and interface, and think of something interesting that will get people’s attention and make them read your content. The most important aspect of a great blogger is creativity, and to make it in the blogging world you’re going to have to think outside the box. Your blog can be about travelling, cooking, music, movies… just about anything really.
The next step is writing. Thinking about the content of your blog is the most critical aspect of blogging. To make money you need people, and to attract them you need to write something interesting that grabs their attention and makes them come back. This is the hardest part of the process and takes time and practice, so don’t beat yourself up if you’re not great at it from the get go. If you’re writing a review type blog, which focuses on travelling and reviewing hotels, or food, for example, then it is a good idea to read through some of the more popular blogs and taking a look at the way they’re doing reviews and what it is that makes people read them. Just remember that every critic started out at the bottom.
If you’ve got your writing laid out, you need to get the word out about your blog. The sad thing is that quality content alone won’t bring enough people to make serious revenue, so you have to make connections with other bloggers, advertisers, forums, etc. and make them refer to your blog.
How to make money from your blog
There are numerous ways to make money with your blog, and it’s important to be diverse. There is no one single way to make money, so you will need to find multiple sources of income. Small amounts of money from multiple income streams all eventually add up, and this is the way that most bloggers make their money. Relying on a single source of income is often non-profitable and highly risky.
A thing most bloggers do is display ads. These are typically placed at the side or bottom of your blog. You need to choose ads which relate to the content of your blog and will be of interest to your readers. If the ads are of interest, they’ll generate many clicks and in turn make you more money. If you connect with an ad network, you can do this quickly and painlessly. A similar thing to this is writing sponsored posts. Sponsored posts are a great way to get some extra cash, but try to keep them to a minimum so you don’t turn off your readers.
You can also use your blog for affiliate marketing. Advertise someone else’s product on your blog, and every time a customer buys their product, you get a share of the cash. Easy money!
If your blog is about celebrities, travelling, music, etc. then you can add a sort of VIP feature in which readers pay for a kind of behind the scenes look at some of your articles, reviews and even a meet-up with you if you get popular.
What most people don’t realize is that bloggers often aren’t just bloggers, but writers, painters and artists themselves. Your blog is the best platform to promote and sell your product, art or anything you want to promote. Selling books, eBooks, songs, videos, physical products, etc. is a great way to make money and promote your blog. You can even start your own business, for example as a web designer or photo editor and showcase your skills on your blog, thus making people hire you. The possibilities are endless.
There is no one simple step to earning money from a blog, but if you’ve got the creativity and are willing to put in the required time and effort, who knows, maybe you’ll be flying over to another part of the world and reviewing a hotel, all expenses paid.