Before you start blogging, take a moment and as yourself. Why are you starting blogging? The reason can be quite obvious for a lot of people and it would be quite frankly Money!! But even that to happen, you should find a soul in your creation.
Finding the right inspiration and selecting the appropriate niche according to that is the foundation of all successful bloggers.
Let me emphasize this point much clearly!!
Starting a New Blog
Want anything to connect, like a message or an idea? Want to keep your fans and followers updated on what’s the latest with your brand? Would you like to explain how your service or product functions, and why people would buy it?
Bloggers can be very influential and it is estimated that Around 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages each month. There are about 70 million posts that WordPress users publish each month. 77 million new blog comments are generated monthly by the readers.
This can be from a range as trivial as “How to make a paper boat” to “How to be a successful entrepreneur”.
Let me put this in a way that makes more sense “ Bloggers are specialists in the actual world, who help fill the gap where higher education leaves a hole.”
Now talking about Money. Never think blogging will be an overnight success path to making money. Like any resource, it needs proper nurture and hard work and infinite research.
To make it a legitimate success, two things you have to keep in your mind :
The first being the ultimate “Patience” and the other being “Self – Discipline”. At least with my experience, these are the two things that will help you nurture your blogging career.
Now the main source of Inspiration.
How much Bloggers make?
As per the details mentioned in financialsamurai.com, people who are serious about blogging can make the following :
|Year 1||$1,000 – $10,000|
|Year 2||$10,000 – $30,0000|
|Year 3||$30,000 – $500,000|
|Year 4||$50,000 – $100,000|
|Year 5||$100,000 – $250,000|
|Year 6||$150,000 – $350,000|
|Year 7||$200,000 – $500,000|
|Year 8||$300,000 – $600,000|
|Year 9||$400,000 – $8,000,000|
|Year 10||$500,000 – $1,000,000+|
Now ain’t that inspiring ??
Of course!!, the opinion can vary. It is not always about money. Not everything is about money. But who doesn’t care about little money alongside something which you love doing?
So the next question !!
How to Start Blogging?
Select a Profitable Niche
Selecting your blog niche is the foundation of your entire blogging career. After your daily life, you may decide to start a blog but it’s better to have a particular focus. Holding on to a niche and regularly producing content catering for readers interested in that subject will help the blog establish a reputation in that field.
Some of the common profitable niches are: Entertainment, Travel, Technology, Sports, Fashion and beauty, food, finance, etc.
Hosting and Selecting a domain
- Choosing your hosting plan. Various websites like Godaddy, Hostgator, etc will have different hosting options with different configurations.
- It’s up to you to choose which suits you in accordance with your business or blog.
The next step is to select your Domain name. Now this is quite important. The Domain name will be your official URL and how you will be represented to the world of readers.
- Its always better to end your URL with “.com” ending.
- Name your domain which is simple and catchy. Basically easy to remember.
- And absolutely stay away from numbers, dashes, and other kiddish stuff. The idea is to look more professional.
Select the hosting period – this again depends upon your intentions and ambitions. Let me know in the comment section if you want me to write a detailed article on this.
Traffic to Blog
This is the ultimate thing. Nothing is gonna matter unless people are reading your blog. Reader’s love for our blog and content is our bread and butter. There is no other way around. So unless you bring in traffic and people start recognising your work and writing, there is no way to earn money. New bloggers should emphasize Pinterest and SEO. Growing YouTube and Instagram channels is also a successful strategy for traffic building.
Networking and sharing time with individuals in the same niche as your blog is a perfect way to bring in traffic. Over time, followers can share your content, in the long run bringing in even more traffic.
Now comes the part that actually matters: How to make money?
Top Ways to Earn Money
Make Money With Affiliate Marketing
To know more about Affiliate Marketing, please read this: Affiliate Marketing.
They are different sites to get you started. Affiliate marketing is the best way to make money since a wide range of items can be marketed. There’s an affiliate program in just about every famous store like Walmart, Flipkart, Amazon, and others.
Websites like Digistore24 and Clickbank are easy ways to earn money through their Affiliate Partnership programs.
To get started into the world of opportunities around Affiliate Marketing and Work from home , you can try this book by John Crestani.
Google Adsense is a simple way to use your blog to make money. All you need to do is add a Google script to your website and start ads. Any time a user clicks on the ad you’ll get paid. These are also known as CPC advertising.
Now the question arises!! What is CPC??
Let me rephrase it in simpler words :
The cost-per-click (CPC) is the amount that you receive every time a user clicks on the ad. The advertiser decides the CPC for each ad; some advertisers may be prepared to pay more per click than others, depending on what they are advertising.
Sell Ads Directly
Google AdSense is easy to set up but there are small amounts of money you can receive. Every click to win ad may vary. It can be more lucrative to sell banner ad space directly on your website. You are negotiating the price and terms on your own instead of having to rely on an intermediary who takes a cut in the money.
Using a plugin to handle WordPress ads may also make the process easier. We recommend using AdSanity, it helps you to monitor both your own ads and Google AdSense.
Let’s Sum it Up :
Do you have it what it takes to move forward in the arena of blogging? If yes, read the remaining.
Do you have the patience and research-oriented mind?
Do you have the right mentality to venture into this?
End of the day, it just sums up into three main things :
Books that I Referred and Got Inspired by: