Do you make money blogging? Yes, and if you want to earn a living online, you need a website.
If you are considering starting a blog, you are in the right place.
Learning how to earn money in blogging, with the right motivation and dedication is rewarding and will lead to profits. Creating a website is affordable, can be done at your own pace, and will open a host of new possibilities for you.
The 3 top ways make money online with a blog or website are:
1. Sell your own products or services
2. Sell advertisement space
3. Sell other people’s products
You can sell your own physical products, such as crafts or artwork. Sell your own digital products, such as how to ebooks and downloads. Or, market your services as a coach or freelancer.
You can also sell advertisement space on your website or blog after it is established and you have gained some traffic. For example, banner ads like you see on viral video or entertainment websites.
In addition, you can sell other people’s products using affiliate marketing. For example, you can create a website and write product reviews for Amazon products as an affiliate and make a commission when people buy from them. This is done by creating a niche website.
How to Earn Money in Blogging
Here are some things to do to get started:
Become a student of blogging. Read blogs as a blogger. You will need to consider writing techniques and what type of website or blog you want to build. Learn to use an analytical eye when looking at websites.
Do you like the author’s writing style? Is the layout reader friendly? Is it cluttered with too many ads and graphics that slow your computer down? What websites do you visit often and why do you like them?
Decide what your blog will be about. Maybe you already have an idea what subject you want to blog about and could refine it a little. Research your interests and determine who your customers will be. What is your specialty?
Whatever the subject, your main goal must be to inspire and help other people. Blog with good intentions using your chosen niche. Not just for profits. Your niche needs to be something that inspires you.
A dedicated blogger is constantly working on their website and adding content so make sure you have a genuine interest in your niche so you will enjoy it, and that you can imagine yourself writing about it long term.
Follow a program. Mentorship and training are vitally important. There is a lot of free information on the Internet about how to earn money in blogging and many products and systems out there for sale. It can quickly become overwhelming.
I chose to become a member of Wealthy Affiliate. Read my article What About Wealthy Affiliate? and do your research. I am so glad I found this program. If you are motivated, learn what you need to about them and get started. At Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn how to earn money in blogging.
Choose a domain name. The domain name is your website address name. There are some things to consider before you buy a domain name, but domain names are generally inexpensive so if you need to change your website name, just be sure to do it before your website is established. You can start considering possible domain names once you have settled on a niche. Begin your search at NameCheap.
Choose a website host. A website hosting service provides the space on the Internet where your website content is stored and is made available to be accessed on the world wide web. Your website host can be the same service that hosts your domain name or it can be a different provider. Website hosting is included in the premium membership at Wealthy Affiliate.
Start with the right platform which is WordPress. Other blogging platforms are fine for personal or supplemental blogs, but if you want to build a business online, you need to learn WordPress.
Many bloggers have regretted starting with other platforms like Blogger because they later found it necessary to move their website to WordPress. There is work involved and time spent they could have saved had they started with WordPress in the first place.
Wealthy Affiliate built their website hosting platform on WordPress. It is called SiteRubix. This website was built using it. It is excellent for building and testing websites and provides countless upgraded free WordPress themes. Full access and web hosting are provided with a Wealthy Affiliate premium membership.
Also, see How to Make Money with a Website.
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