Why Should You Try Making Money From a Blog?
Simply put…blogging is one of the most effective and accessible ways to make real money online. Anyone can start a blog. And with a little monetization strategy, anyone can make money from those blogs as well. What stops most people from giving this a serious go is that there can be quite a steep learning curve to putting your own blog together correctly. However, with changes in technology, that is actually no longer an issue…but we’ll get back to that later. First of all to answer the question; why should you try making money from a blog…because it works.
But What Am I supposed to Write About?
Good question. Blogging always starts with content, but not everyone knows how to create compelling content right off the bat or knows what to write about. Thankfully though, blog content can literally be focused on just about anything you want. There isn’t one magic topic you have to write about to start earning from a blog. Write about what you know or are interested in.
There are billions of people going online everyday looking for answers, so there’s plenty of room for whatever you want to write about.
But How do I Actually Start Making Money From a Blog
Great targeted content brings in the traffic, monetization makes you the money. There are actually several ways to start making money from a blog. If you don’t outright have a product or service to sell then you can monetize your blog with advertizing. There are options like Amazon that place targeted ads on your blog and when your readers click on those ads and buy something, you get a cut.
Another great way to earn commissions is through affiliate products. There are tons of affiliate products out there and if you decide to build your blog the old fashioned way from scratch you will undoubtedly come across many useful tools that you would recommend to others anyway…might as well get paid for it right?
But Building a Blog From Scratch is Hard, Right?
If you want to really do this right you will need a self hosted WordPress blog. If you don’t know what that means, to be honest…you don’t want to 😉
But the good news is you don’t have to. There’s a blogging resource that I’ve found that completely takes the technical aspects of building a blog and earning income from it, out of the equation. I wish I had this tool when I first got started…boy do I.
Here’s a short list of things I had to learn, implement and pay for, that are already taken care of by this resource:
- Pay for my own domain.
- Pay for my own hosting.
- Learn how to install and configure WordPress.
- Research, test and purchase a premium WordPress theme.
- Learn how to manipulate that theme for functionality and aesthetics.
- Learn about, test, configure, and install over 50 different plugins (25 or so of which I still use).
- Research marketing techniques and spend hundreds of dollars on various tutorial programs.
- Learn more HTML than I care to know.
- Do damage control every time I update WordPress or my theme 🙁
- Do tons of SEO garbage to get Google to pay attention to me.
Now I do have a free 8-day training series that I put together that covers much of this and I encourage you to sign up for that because the knowledge is invaluable. But let’s be honest…who wants to do all that if they don’t have to? Answer?…No body.
If you are ready to start making money from a blog today, not six months to a year from now, I encourage you to take a good hard look at this resource…it’ll change your life, seriously.