Wondering how do you make money from blogging? Well truth be told, you can make money blogging about anything. We’ll tell you how and show you how you can get started absolutely free!
Blogging is a great way for anyone to make money online. The beauty of the internet is that you can blog about anything. It matters not, what the topic is really. You can blog about sports, entertainment, recipes, motivation, inspiration, absolutely anything or any other area of interest you may have.
The key though is blogging about something that you have an interest in or something that your are passionate about. In this post I’ll share with you the things you need to do to start blogging and make money.
How To Make Money Blogging About Anything
It starts with a website. You need to have a platform where you can share your knowledge. Since you need to have a website, here are the three simple steps you need to follow before you begin blogging about anything:
- Select your area of interest: This can be your passion (or niche), whatever it is you think you would be interested in blogging about.
- Choose a domain name: That is simply a name for your site.
- Set up your free website: Check out the video to see how easy it is to set up your free website, using these three simple steps.
Once you have built your website, then you need to get it up and running. The video tutorial below shows you how to do exactly that.
Once your website is up and running, you can start blogging. So I’ve shared with you how easy it is to get started but I also want to share with you some of the challenges and how you can overcome these challenges. Cool?
First things first, keep in mind this is your blog and if you intend to make money with it, then there are a few things you need to do to make it successful. In making your blog a success, here are a few challenges below you might encounter.
Two Blogging Challenges You May Encounter
The challenge of writing:
If you don’t like writing this can be a challenge. But you can overcome that by simply making the effort to write or you can outsource the content. Other people have found themselves in that situation but even so, they try.
There are two factors that encourage them to try despite the fact that they may not be good at it. One is the fact that they love what they are blogging about and two, it provides the opportunity for them to make money online.
You can always get a done for you website with content so you can focus on making money quicker.
Finding Ideas to Write About
It’s a good idea to keep current and fresh content on your blog or website. Sometimes finding new ideas to write about can be a challenge if you are a beginner. But that’s an easy fix.
Here’s what you do if you are ever at a loss for content ideas. You can generate more ideas from your blog, use Google’s Alphabet Technique, Google Trends, or use a keyword tool. These are just a few options. But they are options that can provide ideas that will keep you busy creating content for your blog for quite a while.
How to Make Money with Your Blog
Okay, so you have your blog up and running. The question to address now is how do you actually go about making money with your blog. In other words, how do you monetize your site? Well a simple an effective way to do this, is by joining affiliate programs that would compliment your blog.
Lots of companies have affiliate programs. For example, Amazon.com, Wayfair, and a host of other comapnies, have affiliate program. Affiliate programs actually help these companies increase their sales. But it also allows bloggers to earn money as well.
Make Money Blogging About Anything – How it works
Once you join an affiliate program, you’ll get your own unique affiliate link. Use your unique affiliate link to refer others to the company and earn a commission when they purchase a product via your website or blog. It really is that simple.
For example, if you are blogging about sports, then you can access sports affiliate programs and include the links on your site. Affiliate programs are often free to join. I use the word often because there are some that charge you a fee. They might be a few, but I’d stay away from them all the same.
How to Find an Affiliate Program
Finding a complimentary affiliate program for your website is easy. Simply type in what you are looking for and affiliate program. For example, type in the words “sports + affiliate program.”
Check out the results and select the ones that you are interested in. Complete the sign up process for the program or programs you want to join, and insert your unique affiliate link on your website.
Making Your Blog a Success
The process is simple. It’s recommended that you blog frequently to facilitate posts and site rankings. Joining a few forums as well as promotions can also be very helpful in this respect.
You want to get rankings so that visitors would come to your site, read your posts, as well as click on the affiliate links and purchase or sign up for something. Remember that’s how you would earn a commission.
Once you have visitors (traffic) to you blog, you have a business on your hands. So you have to think accordingly. You became an entrepreneur with your blog, so that’s the kind of mindset you need to have to make your blog successful. As such, you should also do a bit of promotion and you can use social media to do that.
Let’s just do a basic review concerning what I’ve shared with you in this post thus far.
- The three basic steps to set up/build your website
- How to get the site you built up and running
- How to overcome the challenge of writing
- Finding ideas for your blog
- Finding and selecting affiliate programs to compliment your blog
- Promote your blog by generating traffic by blogging frequently and using social media
- Make money when visitors click on your affiliate links
What else would you need to make money blogging?
A keyword tool that would allow you to do effective keyword research as well as give you information concerning your competitors. My recommendation for that is Jaaxy 2.0.
Jaaxy does not only help you find keywords and its estimated traffic, but it also gives you competition analysis so you can see what your competition is doing and so much more. To learn more about Jaaxy and how to use it for free you can click here.
My final words to you
Blogging is a great way to make money online and to ensure your blogging venture becomes a success, especially if this is new territory for you, you want to make sure you get the right training, tools, and the help and support you need to do exactly that. That being said, I’d like to introduce you to the online community from which I get all of the above including help and support 24/7.
Some of the tools available to you would include 2 free websites and hosting, a keyword tool, free lessons to get you started and all the way to achieving success with content creation and so much more.
I hope this post has provided you with some insight into the world of blogging and how you can make a success of it. Please feel free to leave me a comment or if you have any questions, I’d be happy to address them for you. Additionally, you can always touch base with me inside the community as I would be happy to help you get your blog started for free, so that you can start making money.
To your success always