You have likely stumbled onto this article because you want to know if you can actually make money blogging, right? The short answer is yes you can. There is more to it and we will cover that below, but before we move on, how awesome would it be to stay home and write about the things you love while getting paid for it?
It does happen, but it does not come as easy as you may think that it does. In fact, to make money blogging, you need to be creative and you need to be patient. This is no overnight get-rich-quick scheme and it can take a few months or even a few years to see any income rolling into your account.
Ready to learn how you can make some additional money blogging? Okay, let’s go ahead and take a look now.
How much money can I make by Blogging?
It depends on how much traffic you can get and the business ‘value’ of your blog. A cooking recipes blog will have a different business value compared to a financial advice blog.
Here are some one or two person blogs that are making an awesome return:
You Need a Blog and a Topic
You cannot make money if you do not have a blog and you cannot have a blog if you do not have a topic. Now is the time to sit down and think about the topic of your blog and then brainstorm a name. If you love reptiles, then you could create a blog focused on their care and name it something such as: “The Reptilian Doctor.”
Provide Valuable Content
You need to make sure that you provide valuable content to your readers. If you simply throw together a blog post that has nothing to do with the topic of your blog and you offer no information about anything useful to your reader base, then your blog will not be successful.
You need to work hard to provide the BEST content you can. Content is king and will remain supreme. When you create content, make sure to also add in some visual content and authority links.
Build Your Reader Base
This part will take some time and you are unlikely to be an overnight sensation. You need to build your reader base. To do this, simply promote your blog, host parties online, hold a giveaway. You will need to work hard at this because no one knows who you are at this point and you need to prove to people that they will want to read what you have to say.
Here is the summary of the steps:
Things to Know About Making Money Blogging
There are some important things that you need to know about money and blogging. First, most of a blogger’s income does not come from the action of blogging itself. In fact, it comes from affiliate links and advertisements. In addition, it comes from e-books, courses, products, and speaking engagements.
Next, if you want to make a full-time income, you need to work more than full time and work hard at it too. Money does not come easy for a blogger, so you need to grind until you have a reader base and you see the money rolling on in.
Lastly, most bloggers have multiple income streams.
If you want to make money blogging, give it a try, but do remember that it does take a lot of work and patience and you should wait to quit your day job.