How to Make Money as a Blogger

By | November 6, 2019

 

 

A lot of changes have occurred in the past couple of years as far as blogging is concerned. It’s been a while that I’ve wanted to post about blogging, and I know a lot of people are yet to know what’s new out there and the latest ways to make money as a blogger.

So, I decided to come up with this post to educate the novice and to sensitize everyone out there that is interested in making money from blogging that it’s the best venture to dive into. Blogging isn’t something you can start today and expect to become rich overnight with, not at all! That isn’t the case with blogging.

You can build a blog for 2-3 years before you may have to start making money from it. It depends on your commitment, dedication and willingness to speed up the growth of your blog – meaning, you can start making money from it within a year or even less.

Businesses use blogs to grow their activities rapidly in the business world as well as reach out to a wider audience of people, and it was reported in a study that businesses with blogs get 4 times more traffic than those without blogs. Potentially, blogging can let you grow your business better and faster than you can ever do without it.

Are you still a novice in the world of blogging, or perhaps you’ve recently started out a blog – which is currently in its developing mode? Don’t worry! Read this post down the page and get the basic ideas about running a blog ideally and making money as a blogger.

I started this blog recently and it’s hoped to turn into a passive income stream for me soonest. Note that I didn’t just create a blog and start waiting to become rich overnight without doing anything on it beforehand.

When it comes to establishing a sustainable passive income stream, it entails working hard upfront, and then you earn passively from that in a lifetime with little or no effort on your own part later. That’s passive income for you and blogging is the greatest way to achieve that in no distant time.

Before I dive into the latest techniques to make money as a blogger, let me refresh your memories of the two primary ways of making money as a blogger. While blogging has evolved over the years, the monetization process has experienced just little modification.

  1. Advertising: Advertising involves posting sponsored ads or product endorsements. Blogs put up adverts that relate to their niches.
  2. Indirect Revenue: Becoming a successful blogger implies growing your blog to become an authoritative figure in a particular specialty. When people find a blog exciting and captivating, they are bound to follow the blog. When your followers see you as an expert in a particular specialty, they are more likely to be interested in whatever relevant product you are selling regarding that specific industry.

 

3 Tips to Becoming a Successful Blogger

Blogging, if properly leveraged, can serve the same purpose as marketing in this digital age. According to Dalfonzo, “It’s a way for people to get to know who I am and how I work and then convert to clients.” Blogging creates an avenue for interaction and can also influence people’s opinions in terms of buying a product.

For your blog to influence people’s views here are three ways to gain their attentions and increase your blog audience:

 

Go Social

Yeah, it is time to go social. Christian Ronaldo earns more endorsing products via Instagram to playing soccer. Kylie Jenner also became the youngest billionaire at the age of 21. There are lots of other cosmetics and makeup companies out there, but social media gave Kylie Jenner an edge.

There are lots of brands looking for influencers to help promote their products, and this is an excellent opportunity for bloggers. You might not end up making millions or becoming the next billionaire, but you are bound to earn a decent income through brand endorsement.

According to a survey, 85 % of women are likely to purchase an item they have little or no idea about due to social media interactions. Some of the social media platforms anyone can leverage are Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram. Another advantage of going social is that social media can increase a blog audience.

Improve Video Skills

Currently, videos have a way of creating more engagement with the target audience. Blogging has always been a visual medium, and a great video would make a blog more engaging; the more engagement a blog receives, the better-earning opportunity.

Blogging Networks

A great way to be a successful blogger is by joining blogging networks. Blogging networks serve as a meeting ground for brands and bloggers. Brands connect with bloggers on this network. Another benefit of joining blogging networks is that they encourage the growth of bloggers through activities such as promotional opportunities, training, hangouts, and conferences.

It is imperative to note that most blogging networks expect blogs to have reached specific standards before considering joining them at all. You can find a list of blogging networks for your specialty with just a simple Google search or through conversations with other bloggers. It’s always crucial to review the guidelines of the network to find out if it is favorable before joining.

Blogging is a very dynamic venture, and as such, it is vital to run and maintain a flexible blog. Events are currently changing, and as a blogger, it is crucial to always embrace these changes.

People still want to be informed based on the latest trends, and as such, blogs should be ready always to have the current trend. This way, a blog maintains its audience and also attracts some new audiences.

 

conclusion

While considering making money as a blogger, you need to have the right mindset; otherwise, you may possibly give up on the way and call it a quit even when you’re nearest to success.

Every activity you perform in blogging counts significantly as part of what draws you closer to gigantic success. If you’ve published 300 quality blog posts, and yet you haven’t started getting tons of search engine traffic to that blog, your blog could experience a spark on search engine result pages (SERPs) on hitting the Publish button for your 301st blog post.

How would you have known that your blog will go skyrocketing on publishing just the very next post? That’s why you need to have the right mindset for blogging from the onset. One thing is that the way is real and the road is sure.

Keep on posting quality and informative articles. Keep on answering people’s questions on platforms like Quora.com, and the likes. Keep on posting to high PR online forums related to your specialty. Keep on commenting on authority blogs weekly. Keep on requesting comments to your personal blog every day. Keep on responding thoughtfully to comments left on your blog and become successful in the online world.

12 thoughts on “How to Make Money as a Blogger

  1. BEazzy Shifts

    Blogging is such an awesome hobby for me. I got to know about blogging some few years ago and I have fallen so much in love with blogging. It’s a medium to write articles on one’s passion, build on one’s skills, help people solve their problems and make cool cash as well. I have seen people making thousands of dollars off blogging.

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    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Beazzy shifts for visiting. As  a blogger, passion is very important for the journey to success.Thanks for writing and keep rolling!

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  2. Son

    Hello, great tips on how to make money as a blogger. I’ve been a blogger myself for about 3 years now and never really utilized social media. It’s only recently that I noticed that most successful blogs have social media pages that the idea clicked for me. Blogging networks is another thing I haven’t used but I’m going to look more into it. I think the idea of waiting 2-3 years to start making money will deter a lot of people from starting. Is it that the more posts you have the faster you’ll see success? If so then why not post 10 times a day and reach 300 posts in a month?

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    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Son for your visit ! I’m glad that you found the article helpful.

      To see faster results, it is advised to post regulary , but quality content. Great content will always attract people to your blog. 

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  3. Stephanie

    It is so important to have a plan when you’re running your own website. Sometimes we get too overwhelmed when it comes to content and/or traffic, that we stop giving in the necessary efforts your bussiness requires. Often times, we join this bussiness thinkinh we’ll get rich in a few weeks, but no, it domatter any work like that. It’s important to have realistic expectations. 

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    1. admin Post author

      Thanks  Stephanie for your visit! I agree with you, a plan is important to help run a website efficientlty.

      Passion and patience are also necessary for a successful blogger, but know that every effort put in blogging will produce results.

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  4. Boniface-AndroidBix

    Hello there,

    Thanks for that eye-opening article. 

    I’m a novice in blogging and have not started earning income from my blog. When I look at your list of suggested essentials, I find myself falling short of all 3- social media presence and influence, video skills, and blogger forums. I need to do a lot of work on these- especially in the forums as I’ve never joined any. 

    I agree with you that blogging is not for a get rich overnight attitude. It requires hard work and strategy. I’ll now improve those 3 areas as they’ll give me results in the future. They are some of the missing ingredients!

    Boniface from AndroidBix

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Boniface, thanks for your visit! i’m glad you found some useful tips in the article. Keep it up you will get there!

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  5. Barry Ovb

    Blogging is definitely a good way to make money online. Blogging may not be easy from the start. One has to stay focused and consistent. In blogging dedication is key, great content is king and SEO is very important too. Of course, social media is one of my favourite free source of traffic for my blog and I can even decide to use the paid version too.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Barry Ovb, thanks for visiting my website. I totally agree with you ,it’s possible to make money as a blogger as long as you focus on the quality of the content. I wish you success in your online venture!

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  6. Mr Biizy

    Thanks for this article. I love blogging and I just ventured into it some few years ago. I have now decided to create a musical website for music promotion etc. I already have a YouTube channel where I post music videos (I’m good at editing videos, one of my hobbies).

    Best regards!

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    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Mr Biizy for your visit, i’m so grateful. I wish you success in your online venture!

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