The number one reason most people want to start a blog nowadays is that they heard it was a lucrative way to bring in income. The tips below are great for how to start a blog and make money from it.
Lucrative, yes. Quick and easy, not necessarily. But it can be done and has been proven to work, time and time again. If you want to know how I earn a consistent $3,000 a month blogging, you can check that out here.
If you don’t already know, I started this mom and lifestyle blog just three years ago and was able to start earning income within six months.
Just like you, I desperately wanted to stay home with my kids, travel, and have the leisure of working where and when I wanted. I am thankful to say, that is finally happening now and I am so grateful that I started when I did.
Is Blogging Over Saturated?
When you start out, most people will tell you how saturated blogging currently is and all of the reasons why you shouldn’t waste your time.
The answer is no. Simply put, there IS room and money for everyone who enters the blogging world and takes it seriously.
How Long Does It Take To Make Money From Blogging?
Depending on your strategies, you can start making money right away. Please know that every blogging success story is different. Some people have more time to invest than others in the beginning. Some bloggers have prior blogging and social media experience and some simply luck up!
It is highly possible for you to make money blogging, but know that it takes time and it’s far from a ‘get rich quick’ scheme. Blogging takes dedication, strategy and patience.
Now that you have your blog set up, you are ready to start earning. Here are a few ways to start making money right away.
How To Make Money Blogging
Promote Affiliate Products:
Affiliate sales are the easiest way to gain revenue. Think about your favorite brands, the reasons you love them and how you heard about them.
It may have been through a friend. Maybe through a post on social media, or even an ad on the radio or TV. As a blogger, you are already a walking affiliate of your favorite brands.
When’s the last time someone asked where you bought your new jacket, or pair of shoes? Or who styled your hair? Or the name of the hotel you last vacationed in?
When you answer these questions, you are referring people to those brands. That’s all affiliate marketing is.
Depending on your niche, you can sign up for all sorts of affiliates to start making money blogging right away.
Sell Ad Space:
Every blog has a header and a sidebar. Selling ad space is a strategy that most bloggers start out with, being that it’s the most passive.
You can start making money with ads. Instead of pushing products, ads allow you to make passive income blogging by paying you each time the ad is seen. Most people start off with companies like Google Adsense and Ezoic.
Now that you’ve thought about becoming an affiliate, you can do the same thing for yourself. Most of us bloggers get started because we feel as if we’re an authority on a certain topic.
This could be fashion-related, blogging-related, parenting-related and so forth. Even if we aren’t blogging already, there’s something we’re all extremely good at, and could offer a service to help others succeed at it also.
Take fashion for example. You could offer online fashion consulting, or online fashion styling sessions.
There are tons of pregnancy bloggers that offer breastfeeding courses.
These are just a few examples. Offering a service is a great way to earn income from your blog.
Sell An Ebook:
As we mentioned above, offering services as a means to bring in income blogging – is a great way to bring in the cash.
Turn your expertise into an ebook and start earning money passively. Ebooks can range anywhere from $10 – $300, depending on the content. The great part about this is that you are in charge of how much it sells for.
You can also do this in the form of a recorded online course. Readers can sign up for exclusive access for a fee, saving you time and money in the long run.
As you gain traffic and readers, you can expect to receive lots of requests for sponsored content. This is where brands will ask if they can offer you money, in exchange for an article on your site.
You want to make sure these are products and/or services you already use so that you can write about them authentically to your audience. You’ll also want to make sure your sponsored posts are also relevant to your reader.
Become A Social Media Influencer:
If you’ve been following me for a while or skimmed through my article on how I earn $3,000 a month, then you’ll see how lucrative being social can be. Big and small brands can pay you to promote their products through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
There are lots of ways to earn an income blogging and these are just a few ways to get you started. The best way to set your blog up for success is to have a great strategy! Along with that, you need to show up every day – just like you would a full-time job.
There is so much potential to become a successful blogger. Good luck!