How to Make Money Blogging: A Guide for Bloggers

If you are starting the blog from scratch with no friend, no traffic and no resource, I’m sure you will be wondering “is it really can make from this?”

Everybody wants to create passive income and this will only happen when you do it right. Whether you are spending your leisure time on blog or business blog, it is possible to create wealth. Unlike the get rich quick scheme, blogging takes time to be recognized by the readers.  Let’s start this and see how you can make a profit with your blog.

1.    Choose A Right Niche

Grab a pen and a piece of paper to write down 10 blog post ideas that you are passionate about. This exercise should be able to tell what is the best topic you enjoy to talk about.

The next step is to do market research to make sure that there is a big market for your topic. Let say you love traveling, search with Google Trends and type “traveling” to see if this topic has any interest and how many clicks on this topic.

If your topic seems to be too broad and there too many big authority websites to compete, you can pick a smaller niche. Scroll down on the Google search results page and pick the related search terms to test to see how many people search for this specific term every month. Analyze it with AdWords Keyword Planner.

Make sure your niche is profitable enough to monetize your blog and make a good profit. If people are willing to spend money on Google Ads to advertise on your niche, you are doing the right topic and keep it on.

2.    Sharpen Up Your Content Skills

As a blogger, you need to be good at writing skills and that’s the only reason for readers to continue to pay attention to your posts. If you have poor writing skills, it’s really hard to bring impact to the people. Writing daily will definitely improve your skills. Your 50th post surely much better than your first, agree? That’s the only way. So how are we going to make it every day?

Find out when is your best time and the best spot to write a post. Don’t just look at a blank paper and you won’t have any idea what write! Just write whatever comes to your mind whether it is a hobby, solution, movie, tips and it could be anything. The goal is to write and importantly is the deadline otherwise it will be taking ages to see your write up.

Just go ahead give yourself 30 minutes to write anything, just start it and make little tiny achieves first. You will get better over time by keeping these habits.

Do thing once at a time

Don’t edit while writing, this is because writing and editing are 2 very different processes which much be done one after another. Importantly is the ideas come first and edit comes later.

Make it easy to read

Most people don’t read word by word because they are lazy by default. There is nothing wrong with that and we must provide the conveniences for readers easy to understand the highlight of your content.

•    Create bulleted lists

•    Use “deep captions”

•     Embed appealing images

•    Use short paragraphs

•    Add relevant and helpful links

•     Use subheads etc

This is how you can improve your writing skills. This is also the way you can write faster and better every time.

This is how you can sharpen your writing skills. This way you can write better blog posts almost every time.

3.    Get Traffic to Your Blog

When coming to traffic, everybody wants to pay nothing and get everything, it sounds too good to be true. Everything has a price to pay in order to get a result whether it is a form of or another. Many people may ask, is there a magic way to turn the blog traffic in a short period of time? How to grow from 0 to 100 per day, 1000 per day and literally to millions or even more? There are some proven strategies that work and you may start using the right way to increase your blog traffic without spending any money.

Publish Quality Content

It should be made clear that publishing content online is no longer enough. Search engine will love the quality content and users will find interesting so that they are willing to share, like, comment, follow or even purchase the recommended products from your link. People will only do business with the one they love, know and trust.

What is so called high-quality content? To cut is short, it means original and unique that the exact content is not published on any other website or in other words, no copy and paste.

Transparency on the author, users can know who wrote the content but not by the name of “Admin” or “unknown”.

In addition, it needs to be shareable and this is one of the most important elements to go viral.

Stick to Schedule

Once you figure out how to make high-quality content, next is to make it a fixed schedule to publish. Readers love discipline authors. Consistency is a very important part to be successful in blogging and it is also the most difficult part for most of the people.

When you have a fixed schedule let say every Monday, it gives another incentive for users to re-visit your blog. Not to forget that SEO want to show users accurate information and pick your content even faster.

Promote your Content in Social Media

Don’t just stop at the “Publish” button at your post, that is just a beginning. The exciting step is to share to the world, people will not know if you don’t share it out!

If you have done this with the right strategy, you could have easily get thousand followers in social network websites. These are the people most likely to share and find interesting on your content, you need to update them your new post through the social media accounts.

4.    Optimize Your Blog for SEO

You need to take full advantage of the enormous marketing potential of your blog. This is the reason why some bloggers able to make thousands or millions in a month, they must be doing something very different in order to get the result that others don’t have.

Do Your Research

I think there is no need to persuade you that keyword research is essential for your blogging success.

You may use the tools below to find keywords that related to your topic and bring traffic to your site;

Utilize Keywords Throughout Your Content

Once you have all the details such as targeted audience, contents, it is important to place them into the search engine. Such as

•    Page Title

•    Meta Description

•    Subheadings

•    Images

•    Concluding paragraph

•    Anchor text (text you hyperlink to other related pages on your site)

•    Url

•    Social Media

•    Title tags 

Be careful not to fill your content with all the keywords, we are writing for human but not for the machine just for the sack of ranking. This is not smart and it will be penalized by Google.

Images. You could optimize with your images with keywords in filename whenever you upload the related photos, include your photos with rich description.

Encourage users to subscribe to your blog so that they can have instant notification of your new posts.

5.    Making Money with Affiliate Offers

You could even promote affiliate products on your blog post to earn extra profits.

The affiliate websites such as;

·         ShareASale Affiliates

·         Amazon Associates

·         eBay Partners

·         Shopify Affiliate Program

·         Clickbank

·         Rakuten Marketing Affiliates

·         Leadpages Partner Program

·         StudioPress Affiliate Website

·         CJ Affiliate Publisher’s Program

·         Bluehost Affiliate Program

·         ConvertKit Affiliate Program

·         MaxBounty Affiliate Network

·         Google AdSense

·         Tapgerine

·         Chitika Publishers Network

You can easily join any of those to promote products and if there is any buying customer from your link, you will earn the commission. You can write reviews about the recommended products to turn your hard work into profits.

Before you start promoting any product, you need to have concrete evidence and testimonial that are what people want to buy. Otherwise, you will not able to sell even a product to anyone.

Results don’t lie. If you promote a product with a good conversion rate, just repeat and keep moving. If it doesn’t, make an immediate change.

You can easily make $50-$100 daily through affiliate marketing. First of all, you will need a minimum of 200 daily visitors to your blog. After that, create an email autoresponder that sends email automatically after one subscribes to your blog. Send an email to subscribers for the first 7 days after he/she subscribes.

Once the email stuff is done, it’s time to convert them to a buyer. Send them a course or ebook which will teach the subscribers something that they want.

Example “The 7-day Tips How to make a Guaranteed $100”, if your blog is about losing weight, “How to Lose Weight in 7-Day Guaranteed”

The more attractive your headline is, the more attention will get and it means the more conversion rate you will get too!

You will need to help them make the process fast, win the trust and make money. When they trust you, they will definitely buy it.

Conclusion, is it possible for making money from blog? Absolutely, if you treat it as a business that needs time, passion, money and all the resources. You can turn your blog into passive income starting with a small amount of dollars and eventually lets you quit your fulltime job. First, you have to ask yourself, “what do you offer to achieve your goal?” You really have to study, practice and make better every time. If you love writing and sharing, I would say this is the best business for you. Not only is blogging can make money, but you can also connect with people around the world who have the same thoughts as you, teach them your best and exchange with a well-paid return.

What could be better than that?

Share and Enjoy !


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