It’s weird. My talented wife is listening to the audio book of Zelda Fitzgerald’s autobiography and it struck me. There was a power in the written word, and that power enabled those dedicated to the crafting of words a life of luxury.
The question that came to mind after thinking about that topic. Can writing and publishing your words on a blog in an age of content creation still craft you a life of (even modest) luxury?
There’s this idea that blogging is a fantastic way for stay at home parents to make a living. Not only that, it’s a job where no two days are ever the same. You write your opinions, give people tips and advice, review items and sometimes you can turn to your blog to vent after having a bad day. Other people may relate to your post and offer some moral support.
So. After some digging, asking around, and analysis I have come to the conclusion that while content is being produced at a prodigious rate, there is just as much a growing trend of information consumption!
How Can I Tell You You Can Make Money Online & NOT Sound Like A Scam?
This is work. It’s hard. It’s not overnight. It’s LONG-TERM. If you’re not going to stick to your guns you will fail.
Still want tostart monetizing your blog?
Then you’ve come to the right place. Here are a handful of ideas that, with patience, turn your blog into a full time career.
If you haven’t got a blog yet, here’s some help for how you can start a blog.
Assuming you already have a blog, the first thing you need to do is check out your social media accounts. They’re the tentacles of your octopus, the infantry to your armor, the scouts to your invading army.
You need to use them and post regularly. Want a primer on how to use social media, try my OPEN approach. Promote your blog posts on each account, and make sure for Pinterest that you’re making eye pleasing pins. Following algorithm rules for each social media platform will make the world of difference
This will be your strategy:
- Create good content. No. Really. GOOD content. There’s no point trying to get people to your blog if the content is no good to them. Offering advice and how-tos are typically very popular blog posts.
- Make sure you have an eye catching title. Try and make it unusual so that people will click out of curiosity.
- SEO – Blogger Outreach Best Practices – How To Write A Guest Blog Post For SEO (search engine optimization) is really important for driving people to your blog. When you’re adding tags and categories to your blog post, make sure you’re using a set keyword. This way, you’re more likely to have Google index your pages. This means you will appear higher in Google.
- Create a call to action at the end of your blog post. This will encourage users to either keep an eye on your social media accounts or return to your blog.
To monetize your blog is a little harder, but totally doable. The first thing you should do is get Google Adsense running on your blog. You earn a small amount from each visit and slightly more each time someone clicks through an advert. Unless you’re getting thousands of views a day you probably won’t see loads of profit from it, but it’s a great place to start.
Another way to make money from your blog is via affiliate links. This is when you display a link to a product, and if someone clicks through your link and buys that product, you will receive commission on this. Most bloggers choose this because they can pick products that relate to their blog and encourage people to visit the site.
A great way of making money is through sponsored posts. Companies will pay you to display something of theirs that will link back to their website. These are usually pre-written blog posts, but can be widgets or maybe even just a link that they want you to include.
You should also create a page that prospective clients can visit to find out how they would go about hiring you to work for them.
Check out all of the other ways you can make money with your blog.
If you follow these tips, you’ll begin to notice your income rise. The harder you work at it, the more you will earn. The best thing is, there are no limits on how much you can earn!