I may be a little biased, but blogging is great! It gives us an escape when we aren’t ready to deal with the outside world, it gives us something to do when we are bored, and it provides us with a lot of other benefits.
With so many bloggers out there making an income from their blog, you may feel like you can’t compete. The truth is, there’s room for everyone in the blogging sphere. With just a few well-practiced steps, your blog will start making money in no time.
Have you been thinking about starting your own money-making blog? Keep reading for four easy tips to help you make money blogging!
Choose a Profitable Niche for Your Blog
There’s one thing that really sets a successful blog apart from the rest. Having a niche! When you choose a specific niche for your blog you’ll have better luck attracting consistent readers. Posting well-written content related to what they’re interested in will help you build credibility. Building trust with your readers is the first step if you want to make money blogging. they’ll be the first ones to subscribe to your email list. They’ll also be willing to purchase products you sell or recommend.
If you can’t decide on a narrow niche, opt to create content that can fall into three or four categories under a general topic. Then you can break up each category into its own section. For example, let’s say you decided on starting a lifestyle blog. The content you create could fall under the following categories:
Be Consistent About Posting New Content
One of the very first things that you need to be doing if you want to make money with your blog is to post regularly. It might seem like a bit of a challenge to write a new post every few days. The solution? Developing a writing routine! Doing so can make it easier to create new content on a regular basis. By creating consistent content, you have the benefit of:
- Showing your readers you’re invested
- Keeps them interested in your blog
- Helps you connect with readers
- Builds credibility with your audience
Plus, the more blog posts you have the more chances you have to rank in a Google search and helps keep readers on your site. That doesn’t mean you have to post 1,500-word guides every time, though. Short, 300-word posts will suffice.
If you’re interested in learning more about using Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog, I recommend checking out the resources below.
Get A Little Help
The transition from a hobby blogger to a full-time blogger making an income can be rough. Getting outside help can make it a little bit easier, though. For example, some people utilize paid services to increase traffic and engagement on platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, whether employing bots or creating ads. Some also buy Reddit upvotes to encourage people to like and share their content. The social shares and traffic generated from these services can put you in a better position to apply to affiliate marketing programs.
This definitely isn’t for everyone and you should consider the type of traffic coming from these sources. Nobody likes to bombarded with spammy comments from bots!
A really great way to drive traffic to your blog while building your library of blog posts is guest posting. Create a page on your blog with guest post guidelines and ask fellow bloggers to write for your blog. This works in reverse as well. By offering to guest post on relevant blogs, you open yourself up to that blog’s followers and drive traffic back to your site. Even better, create a great opt-in freebie to that traffic to email subscribers!
Trying to make money blogging isn’t always easy. There will be days or weeks where you’re lacking inspiration and can’t seem to develop any new content. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone!
If and when it does happen, don’t let it discourage you. Results don’t happen overnight, but it will happen. You just need to be patient and give it some time.
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Katie Jenison is a freelance writer offering copywriting, blogging, and ghostwriting services. She works closely with home builders, remodelers, interior designers, real estate and property management professionals to help them create content marketing strategies, improve their digital presence, generate leads, and engage with their target audience. Katie also helps freelance writers and creative entrepreneurs pursue their dreams of working from home by providing tips and advice, business strategies, and writing tips on her blog, The Quiet Type. Download her free workbook, A Freelancer’s Guide to Setting Rates, here.