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These days, we live in the golden generation being able to make money from home. I am sure you may have heard all the wonderful stories of individuals traveling the world while making money from remote locations and it’s tough not to feel envious. Stories of people making a million dollars in “one week” should be taken with a pinch of salt and should set your alarm bells ringing. However, it is fair to say more people than ever are now making a living online and a lot of them are doing this by blogging. In this article we are going to be covering the question, “What is Blogging?” and the 5 steps needed for you to start your online journey to making cash online.
Step 1: Choose Your Niche
If you wish to prevent the most common mistake in the very first step, forget the cash and the ‘most profitable specific niches’ for a minute. If you actually wish to find out how to make money online blogging, think of your enthusiasm and the subjects you might gladly talk about every day for the next period of your life.
Later on, we’re going to reveal how you can make money, however, this can not happen if you do not enjoy your specific niche. It is best to start with subjects you take pleasure in, prior to investigating prospective readerships and whether there’s an audience to target.
Step 2: Start A Blog
You may think these 3 words make it sound simple, however, beginning a blog site truly does not have to be as challenging as it used to be. With a number of programs and platforms simply waiting to assist, you can begin a blog site with your own domain while selecting from a variety of blog site designs.
As long as you select the style that matches your specific niche, you can have an expert blog site set up in no time.
A quick note on this step 2, we highly recommend having your own domain name instead of running your blog site through a third-party service otherwise you are not completely in control. Instead of having a blog site through WordPress, host the blog site yourself and set up WordPress as a plug-in. With different self-starter platforms to assist you through the process, it truly does not need to be challenging. In fact, you can build a website in 30 seconds completely FREE using the SiteRubix platform. Enter a name for your free website below and click Build it Now! You will be amazed at how easy it is!
Step 3: Start Writing
When your blog site foundations are in place, your next step will be to begin writing your content and this is going to be the best method to draw in visitors to your website. In the early stages, feel free to experiment and express yourself in a way that feels comfy to you. Sometimes, in the early stages bloggers sound too formal (and boring!) so have fun with it and experiment with your writing style in the early days
Keep in mind people who come to your blog probably have an opportunity to read about your niche on countless other websites, so what will draw them to your blog and keep them on your blog? It is your character, if you can inform them while making them smile, you will soon develop a strong following.
Step 4: Have An Online Presence
As the last step before we begin talking about how to make money online blogging, you need to have an online presence. By this, we mean to do more than just posting you on your blog, open up your Social Media channels. With this in mind make sure to be active on the same platforms as your potential readers. If your average readers are not on a particular platform you would be wasting your time and effort being on that platform.
Once in a while, post your most current article on the platform however invest your time interacting with the community, being active in specialized groups that match your specific niche, and respond to any questions that may come your way. As you begin to build a following on more than one platform, you’re viewed as a leader in the specific niche and this will just get more powerful as time goes on.
It can also be beneficial to work with other blogs in your niche by doing guest posts on each other’s blogs. This will make both the blogs look more valuable and you will have access to new readers. At the same time, you should be producing top quality content (with SEO), on a regular schedule, on your own blog site.
Step 5: Make Some Money
Finally, we reach the peak of online blogging. If you would like to know the secret of how to generate income online blogging, it’s that you can’t simply brush over the first 4 steps and expect to generate income. Opening up online income channels is just the tip of the iceberg because all the hard work and long nights under the surface are building solid foundations for the success of your business.
Once you have built up a following and you have many people visiting your site daily making money then is the easy part and you have opportunities to make money in the following ways:
Selling Products – If you have an idea for a product to sell in your niche get in touch with a manufacturer and make it happen. If the idea of a physical product does not appeal to you how about compiling your knowledge into an easy eBook? This could be anything from a guide, information booklet, or step-by-step information on how to do something. The best part of this is that you can continue to make money long after it’s written and published.
Advertise Products – Once you have built up enough readers you could be approached by companies to advertise their products on your site. Basically, they’ll pay you for an advertising area on your blog site or they’ll pay you to test an item and write a review about that item. If you decide to choose this path, make sure you check the quality of the item thoroughly and you are happy to connect your name to the item and the brand.
Affiliate Marketing – With websites like Amazon using an affiliate marketing program, you can promote the products on behalf of the brand name and make a commission for any reader who uses your affiliate link to purchase the items. Again, we advise you to check all items and put your stamp of approval on them but this is a fantastic method to make money. Very quickly you can develop a good working relationship with companies in your specific niche and the best part is that you don’t have the headaches of stocking products, shipping products to customers, or providing customer service.
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Run Competitions – Although less common, this is, in fact, an excellent way to enhance your site, get a buzz around your brand name, and earn money all at the very same time. As long as the prize is worth winning, many brand-new individuals will see your social media channels and your site. By the end, even a few of the losers will buy the item due to the fact that they’ve developed the idea of owning it.
In order to update all readers of brand-new endeavors or projects, we suggest running a subscriber list in addition to using SEO in your content. After this, you can generate income in various methods consisting of:
- Software application
- Printable Items
- Job Boards
- Podcast Advertising
- Newsletter Advertising
- Sponsored ads
- And Many More …
With this, you should by now have the answer to the question, “What Is Blogging About?” and how to make money online blogging so we want to wish you the very best of luck for this year and beyond!
If you have any questions or wish to leave your own individual experience with blogging, leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you!
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10 Comments on “What Is Blogging About? Complete Guide”
Thank you for all this information. I always thought that blogging was very difficult to manage and get it running since it seemed very boring. Probably I never considered the fact of choosing a niche that I have a passion for.
For a beginner, which method of earning income do you suggest?
Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.
Wish you the best.
Hi Andrea, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
Andrea earning money from your blog is actually the easy part. With Blogging, all you have to do is keep providing valuable, entertaining content to build up a following and once you have a good number of site visitors then you can monetize your site easily using any of the methods I talked about in the article.
The challenging part is working on your blog for a period of 1-5 years to build up a large following. This is the reason we always advise select a niche you are passionate about as this will keep you going when you face tough times. If you keep going and building your blog content you will be sure to achieve good success online.
Keep going! Wish you much success!
People are starting to realize that money can be made online. In my eternal quest for independence, I ran into blogging. Many people still think that blogging is a waste of time. I really enjoy doing it, even though I haven’t made a single dime yet. I have been learning a lot and it’s not easy, but I don’t want to give up just yet.
Thanks for writing this up and explaining it in such a simple manner. I look forward to reading more from you.
Hi Enrique, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
Enrique online business or offline business both take time and much effort, so keep going and mentally allow 1-5 years to see good success.
Check back again for more tips and tricks to build your online business.
Wish you much success!
I have always heard the term blog but never really understood what it meant or how it works. When you say you have to choose a niche what does that mean a niche? Also how do you just talk about it do you have to do this every day or like just once a month? If I were to do this is the help at that Wealthy place good or is this just one of them scam things? Ok but anyway great info and I am looking into this right now. Thank you for the great info and good luck to you.
Hi Douglas, thank you for dropping in and taking the time to comment.
A niche denotes or relates to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population. Basically, a subset of a larger market with its own particular needs which may be different from the larger market. For instance, within the ladies market for shoes, there are many different niches. Shoes for nurses, shoes for vegans, shoes for plus-sized women. These are all niche markets within the women’s shoe market.
As for how often you write posts and talk about it my answer would be as often as you can. The more you blog about it the quicker your success will be. For example, we used to write an article once a week but now we write one every day and site traffic is increasing that much faster.
As for the training and business-building platform Wealthy Affiliate, you ask if it’s good or a scam. Before getting involved and making Wealthy Affiliate our #1 recommended program I did very thorough research before putting my name and reputation to it. In my opinion of being online for more than 10 years, I have found WA to be one of the best legitimate training platform on the internet currently.
What we love about WA is that people can start with a FREE Wealthy Affiliate Starter Membership and check out the complete platform to see if it’s right for them before parting with any of their hard-earned cash.
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Having a niche that you are passionate about makes the work of blogging a thing that you look forward to each day. You try to find out how you can help people with the same passion. If you try to blog about things to make money, you will tire of the subject very quickly and fail.
I like how you put this as the first step, it will make or break most people who try to make money online by blogging.
When a person starts blogging, how often should they put new material out to their readers to keep them engaged?
Hi John, thank you for dropping in and taking the time to comment.
When you start an online business your focus should be to actively build your online business for 1-3 years minimum. This is why selecting a niche you are passionate about is very important as your passion will keep you going when you don’t feel like it!
As for how often you should put up new material I would as often as you can without burning yourself out. Keep your focus of 1-3 years minimum so I would say once a day or once every two days for a solid 1-3 years should build you good following and once you have a good following making money from your site is actually the easy part!
Wish you much success!
Blogging is a great opportunity to earn extra revenue without contributing in it a lot of money. Engage your reading audience with magnificent content!
Hello, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
You are right, you can make money with blogging if you create content that engages your readers and you build up a good following.