My story of money-making blogging
I never thought I would reach a point where blogging would be my main source of income. In fact, like many others, I also thought that any reference to making money online was a scam
I think putting everything in one page so people can learn something and implement the monetization aspects they complete. My advice is that instead of jumping into them all at once, you need to explore each ad network and every method I mentioned one by one, and start from there to build a plan that works for you.
how do I make money with my blog…?
I am often asked how to make money blogging so want in this article to put some basic steps that I see most bloggers who make life from blogs go.
To earn money from a blog
- Set up your blog
- Start creating useful content
- Get out of your blog and start to find readers
- Build engagement with the readers who come
- Start earning money from the readership that you have through one or more of a variety of income sources
how to make money from a blog.
set up your blog
To make money blogging you need to have a blog. While this is quite clear it is also a stumbling block for many PreBloggers who come to blogging ideas with little or no technical background.
If it’s you – do not worry! It’s also my story and most bloggers start to feel a bit overwhelmed by the process of starting their blog.
If you need some help, I strongly recommend you check out my article How to Start a Blog where I’m doing the steps you need to take to get up and running. It’s not necessarily what you think!
2.Start creating useful content
A blog is not a blog without content, so once you’ve set up your blog, you need to focus on creating useful content. What you choose to create will depend on the topic that you decided to write about (in this note, most successful bloggers pay special attention to their blogs, whether it’s a niche or the demographic hat they’re writing to).
The key to creating content is to make it as useful as possible. The focus on creating content that somehow changes the lives of people will be the type of content that people will value most, and it will help people feel that they know, for example, and trust you – which is really important if you later want to make money from your blog.
3.Get out of your blog and start to find readers
When you create the most useful content that you possibly can, it is easy to become very insular with your focus and spend most of your time building your blog. Many bloggers have “build it and they will come mentality” with their blogging, but this is a bit of a trap.
If you want to make money from your blog, you need to focus not only on building a great blog, but also on leaving your blog and promoting it.
There are many ways to experiment with the growth of your blog community, which I wrote in previous blog posts and talked about in Podcasts about it (I continue reading and reading below), but it is important to go through all these strategies, not just after “Traffic” search, but for “readers”
Once you find out who you are hoping to read on your blog, ask yourself where this person can assemble on the Internet. Start by listing where they can be collected:
- Do they read specific blogs? List of the top 3
2. Do they participate in certain forums? List of the top 3
3. Do they listen to podcasts? List of the top 3
4. Do they participate in certain social networks? List of the top 3
5. What accounts do they perform in each of these social networks? List of the top 3
Each of the places that the reader can already collect has opportunities to develop a presence, either by leaving good comments, by offering a friend job or simply by helping them answer questions.
With this blog list, focus, podcasts, social media accounts in place you will have good spots to start hanging and creating value.
The key is to build a presence, to add value, to foster relationships – without taking into account spammy practices.
4.Build engagement with the readers who come
With a continued focus on creating great content and finding readers for your blog, you’ll notice that users are visiting your blog and dealing with your content.
At this point, you must focus on dealing with these readers and building a community.
Respond to comments, reach these readers personally and do everything you can to keep them coming back by creating a sticky blog.
Take care of the readers you already have, and you will find that they spread the word of your blog to you and help make your blog more readable.
With a committed reader, it is also much easier to make money.
5.What accounts do they perform in each of these social networks? List of the top 3
– the first four stages of launching a blog, creating content, searching for readers and interacting with these readers are important reasons that you really need to get before you can build a long-term income for your blog.
It’s impossible to avoid what we considered, it’s a lot of work, but if you do it well, you’ll be well-tuned and give yourself all the chances to earn money from your blog.
Using these basics, you are now ready to start making money from your blog, but you need to know that just because you created your blog, have content and made readers that money will not just automatically flow.
You need to continue working and experimenting to earn money from your blog.
I wrote a lot of articles here in ProBlogger on the topic of making money in blogs and will contact some of the following readings on the topic below, but let me share a few introductory words on this topic in the first place.
There are many ways to make Money with Blogging
One of the biggest misconceptions that I see bloggers about monetizing blogs is that they have to do this in one of several ways. The reality is that there are many ways to make money in blogs.
Several years ago I decided to sit down and list all the ways I saw bloggers making money from their blogs, and created this “money card” (click to enlarge).
Note: This cash map was updated in September 2016.
As you can see that there are many options that bloggers need to use their blogs.
Do not worry – although this map is in particular at first glance that there are a couple of key “flow” pressures of revenue streams that you would like to focus on the specific ones
1. Advertising revenue
Many bloggers start here. In many respects this model of making money in blogs does not differ from how a magazine or newspaper sells advertising. As your traffic and brand grow, you’ll find that advertisers will be willing to pay to gain access to your audience.
Although you need decent traffic for direct dealings with advertisers, there are ad networks (like Google AdSense) that act as an intermediary and allow smaller publishers to place ads on their blogs. This is the beginning of many bloggers (me too).
A recent study of ProBlogger readers found that affiliate promotion is the most common type of revenue our readers have.
To include it easiest – affiliate revenue is when you link to products sold on other websites (taking Amazon as an example) and if someone follows your link and eventually purchases the product, you earn a commission on the sale.
More than that, but this is another great place to start by collecting your blog as an affiliate program that is easy to sign up and if you have an engaged audience, you will find them following the recommendations you make on the product.
While not most bloggers, I noticed an increase in the number of bloggers making money by running events.
They range from major conferences and events, such as our ProBlogger conference, which attracts hundreds of bloggers every year, including small meetings for bloggers, where money is generated either by charging readers for a visit, or by finding a sponsor for the event.
Alternatively, online events or summits are becoming increasingly popular.
4. Recurring Income
Another rising revenue category that I see as more bloggers are experimenting are recurring revenue streams (sometimes called sustainability programs or membership programs).
This is where readers pay regular recurring amounts (usually every month or year) to access either the premium content, community area, some types of services, tools, construction (or combination of things).