How To Make Money From Blogging
Aiden Sookdin, Author, The Minimum Wage Millionaire, 23 Feb. 2016
Many people are asking themselves: Can I really make money from blogging? The answer is âYes, you canâ, but only after months of hard work. Blogging is not the right solution for those who want to make easy money and you definitely shouldnât start blogging if youâre not truly passionate about writing. If youâre blogging only for the money, your chances of success are rather slim.
How do you get started with blogging? At first, you can develop your blog using a free blogging platform. The most popular free blogging platforms are WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Tumblr.com, Blogetery.com, and Blog.com. It’s best to start using a free platform at first, if you have no previous blogging experience, and when you start making real money from blogging, you can buy a domain name and find a web hosting company.
You need to make your blog look appealing and attractive for visitors, so make sure to add a creative theme, related to your industry.
How can you make money from blogging?
First of all, you can start making money using Google AdSense, but only once your blog has consistent traffic. This means that Google will display ads related to your posts and you and Google will get paid when a reader clicks on one of the ads. The commission you receive from Google will depend on how much the advertisers are paying for the ads. The higher the competition in your particular niche, the more money you can earn from AdWords.
Another way to make money using your blog is through affiliate programs. There are plenty of such programs you can find online, but it’s best to choose an affiliate program for products or services you like and can honestly recommend. Don’t display ads that have no relation to your blog or industry. If you’re writing about healthy foods and diets, then you should choose an affiliate program in the same niche. Keep in mind that you need substantial traffic on your blog to start generating sales from affiliate programs.
How else can you make money from blogging? By displaying CPM (cost per impression) ads, which can be added to the Google AdSense ads. When you sign up for a CPM program, you will get paid when the ad is displayed 1000 times, it doesn’t matter how many clicks the ad receives or how many people buy the product which is advertised. CPM rates vary depending on various factors, but again, this program works only when you have consistent high traffic on your blog.
Remember that building a successful and profitable blog requires a great deal of patience and perseverance, so don’t expect instant results, or you’ll be easily disappointed. A lot of long hours have to be put in if you want to your blog to start attracting visitors. When trying to attract visitors, don’t forget about social media, guest posting, getting involved in blog communities and forums, and posting your content on article submission sites, as well as implementing some solid SEO strategies.