The world during covid-19 has changed. Many people are losing their full-time jobs. People are finding it very difficult to get a new job. In such a critical situation regarding jobs, internet is a great source of income in 2021 when life patterns are changing and technical world is undergoing a resolution. It is an opportunity to make a living online where a person can as much as he can. Internet usage has increased dramatically in recent times. People mostly use the internet to get the information about anything. You may have heard the people make money through blogging.
What is blogging?
Blogging is the collection of skills that one need to run and supervise a blog. It was started in 1994 when a blog was more of a personal diary that people shared online. With the passage of time it became a wonderful source of information. Blogging has become a strong source of income now-a-days and millions of bloggers are earning from blogging. You can imagine the importance of blogging with the following information:
- There are more than 570 million blog posts on internet.
- 7 million posts are being published every day ( THESE NUMBERS ARE CONTINUOUSLY GROWING)
- 1.8 billion Websites exist on the web.
- There are 31.7 million bloggers in USA.
How to start a blog
You can start a blog by following these simple steps:
- Select a niche for your blog
- Select a blogging platform
- Choose a domain name
- Start writing content
- Keep reading useful resources
- Publish your blog content
Here we will discuss these important steps in detail.
Select a niche for your blog
Your blog’s niche is a particular topic you will be targeting. Try to choose a topic you are passionate about. Make sure people search for the topic related to your niche. Here are some popular niches for blog posts:
- Health and fitness
- Business and marketing
- Personal Finance
You must choose a niche that has enough audience interest.
Select a blogging platform
The next step is to find a blogging site to start building your own blog. There is a wide selection of platforms with all kinds of different features. I recommend using Word Press blog software if you are serious about blogging because more than 70% bloggers are using word press. There are also other platforms that you can try.
Choose a domain name
Domain is the name by which you will be known online. It’s your blog’s unique address on the internet and people know about you with reference to your domain name. If someone know your domain name, he can simply type it into his browser’s address bar. Your domain name may be a niche specific or highly popular. If you don’t find an appropriate domain name, then you can choose one of suggested domain names from different websites.
Start writing content
The next thing you need to do is to start writing content about your niche. If your grammar is good and your style is different and unique then you can write a good content. In the beginning, you will face some difficulties but your will be corrected with the passage of time. Continuous practice will make you perfect. The thing you only need to do is that you don’t have to give up.
Keep reading useful resources
Starting a blog is your first step in blogging world but you have to learn more to be successful online and make money. You can read free guides published on different sites. You can read articles about your niche. You can also get help by watching video tutorials about your particular niche.
Publish your blog content
The most important step is to publish your blog content. You can publish your content as Posts or Pages. Before you begin publishing your blog posts make sure you fill in all the important static pages with content. Do not forget to check spellings and grammar.
Make money through blogging
Monetization is the process of translating your blog activity into earnings. You should keep in mind that blogging in not just about making money. It is about creating useful and unique content and writing blog post that will attract the attention of readers and make them come back for more. You will be able to build a significant list of followers and visitors to your blog after producing a good content for some time that will help you later to earn money.
A recent survey shows that about 49% bloggers are doing blogging as a full time job and 32% bloggers are doing blogging as a part-time job.
But how can you make money from blogging? There are many ways to make money from blogging from which to choose.
Here, some of these are mentioned below:
Run ads on your blog
Advertising can provide a healthy revenue for your online content of any type. In blogging advertisers pay to you to gain attention of your audience. You will be paid more if your site is more popular same as a newspaper with a large circulation. You can use a network such as Google AdSense, Mediavine and Adthrive. Google AdSense is the most popular network for advertisement. Mostly, bloggers earn money this way.
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance based marketing in which you include a link in your content to a product for sale on another website. When someone clicks the link given in your content, goes to affiliate’s site and buy the product, you can earn a commission on the sale. This can be a valuable revenue source if you have a significant audience.
Sale your product
You can also earn money through your blog by offering your products. These products may be physical or digital. Many bloggers establish an ecommerce business or create an online store and start selling products. Ecommerce is the emerging business technique and it is attracting the whole mainstream business community. Then they sell their products through their blog posts. You will need to set up a system for accepting payments. You can also write eBooks and sale them on Amazon.
Paid membership or subscriptions
If you have enough following that is eager to know more about your subject and a great creative content, a paid membership or subscription model is a good way to earn money. In this model readers pay a specific amount of money on regular basis (maybe monthly or annually). You can produce good revenue by collecting a membership fee.
Selling blogs (Blogs for sale)
If your blog is not directly tied to your name and mostly depend on ad revenue. You may sell your blog and earn a significant amount of money. The more traffic on your blog, the higher potential selling price.
How to get more traffic to your blog
You can get more traffic to your blog by following steps given below.
- Optimize your blog content for SEO
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process that a website owner use to get more traffic to his web page from search engine. About 53% of all traffic comes from organic search according to the modern studies. This number shows the importance of SEO friendly content. You will have to perform keyword optimization and add SEO Meta tags.
- Share your blog in different social media platform
By sharing your blog in different social media accounts, you can get more traffic. You can let your friends know about your blog through different social media platforms. This way can increase your audience. Some of most popular social media networks that bloggers use on a daily basis are Facebook Instagram and Twitter.
- Be active in your niche
Get active on relevant, famous blogs and social pages. You can contact with other bloggers within your niche through bloggers communities. You can help each other in spreading your content.
- Guest blogger
You can offer to write guest blog posts for another’s website. This is an excellent way to build an online presence. Be sure your content is directly related to your niche and your work goes on reputable sites. Guest blogging can help you to promote your blog as guest blog post is written with your domain name.
- Advertise your blog post on the web
Appropriate use of paid media can help you to gain attention before your organic traffic takes hold. Paid traffic avenues include Google Ad Wards and Facebook.
- Through coaching
If your blog is related to training services, you can earn money by setting up online courses and charging fee for them. You can give a link in your blog to register for your online course.
- Add social sharing buttons
- Write better titles
- Use incorporate keywords
- Add video in your blog
- Host webinars
- Site sponsorship
- Create a resource page
Keep one thing in your mind: your blog is like your own business in itself. It is not something that will generate results in a few months. It will take time and a lot of patience. But once it happens, it is the one of best jobs in the World. I hope you have learned enough to start blogging.
Wish you all the best!