Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

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A lot of people out there start blogs to make money.

I’m not going to lie, when I started this website, I didn’t do it as a hobby, I did it as a way to make an extra income.

And honestly, it’s been one of the greatest things I  did. 

Whether you’re a small blogger like me or a big business that it’s trying to make extra money, blogging is definitely the way to go. 

But there is one thing you should know, making money with blogging isn’t easy.

It’s complicated, it’s hard, it takes a lot of time, but it’s so worth it.

I know you’re probably wondering now “can you really make money blogging?” and honestly, you can.

The great thing about blogging is that there is no limit to how much you can earn and make!

That means you can make up even a 7-figure income per year with blogging.

And I know a lot of bloggers who did.

They are now full-time bloggers and invest in different blogs and have different businesses all thanks to their first blog.

I personally love blogging, not only because of money but because it’s a great thing to do, even when you’re tired.

Even though blogging is something that I enjoy genuinely, my blogging journey wasn’t all rainbows and roses.

It was full of ups and downs, full of tears and joy. I only learned what blogging really is, and what my audience really want, after a series of trial and error. 

But now, I finally know what I’m doing, and I’m finally making a little bit of money.

How? That’s what I’m going to show you through this article. But before Ido, we need to clear out some basics.

Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

The short answer is yes.

But, in order to learn how you can make money with blogging, you’ll first have to learn what blogging is. 

Blogging can seem exceptionally easy for writers, but writing isn’t the only thing you should be worried about.

Creating Quality Content

“content is king” 

That is the thing I keep telling myself every time I’m writing a blog post. It’s easy to write anything and everything and post it, but that’s not how blogging works.

You first need to create quality content. If your content is not good, then no one would want to stay on your website.

That’s why you should spend extra time reading and re-reading your blog post a lot of time before you post it.

After every time you read it, you’ll find ways to improve it. On and on and on, until you’re happy with what you have.

Write Topics People Actually Want

As important as quality content is, quality topics are important too. If you choose topics that no one wants to read about or look at, then you won’t get any views or traffic. 

I believe that’s quite clear.

If you want to read about apples and the person you’re following posts about oranges, then you won’t read what they posted.

So, do a little bit of research -I mean a lot- and find the topics that your audience really likes.

Then translate that topic into a beautiful blog post with a great title and a great meta description.

That way you’ll be able to attract visitors simply by using the title. 

Promoting 

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say this again. I believe that blogging is 50% writing 50% marketing.

Yes, your writing skills might be something out of this world, but without promotion, your blog might not rank at all.

That’s why you should concentrate on two main channels that you need to use when starting out. 

You can concentrate on Google & Twitter, Twitter & Facebook, Instagram & Google, or anything else.

I personally concentrated on Pinterest & Google. And all I got to say is that it worked for me.

Once you start bringing the traffic necessary to make money, you’ll no longer wonder “can you really make money blogging”.

So make sure to choose the right channels in order to promote your content.

What are the channels you’re thinking about? Leave your answer in the comments.

How To Make Money Blogging 

Now it’s time to dive in the real business & real talk, how can you really make money with blogging? 

There are a lot of ways you can make money with blogging, but I’m going to cover the most basic & common ones.

After you use these ways, you can get creative and find another one yourself. 

Freelance Blogging

If you love writing or have a thing for writing, then freelance blogging can actually be a great way to make money for you. 

You can start offering your services as a writer or a blogger to write blog posts for other people. That’s what I personally do if you take a look at my website.

I use my blogging & writing skills as a way to get approached by clients who want me to write for them.

It has worked for me since day one, and it’s still working. I charge up to $500 per blog post, and sometimes, even more, depending on the topic.

Ads

Ads are a great way to make money blogging as well. You can display ads on your website and make money depending on how many people will see your website.

The best way to make money from ads is to go for Mediavine.

Mediavine is an ad company that pays very well their collaborators when they display their ads.

But, you’ll have to at least have 25000 sessions on your blog each month. That can be hard to achieve for new bloggers, but it’s not impossible.

Sponsored Posts

Sponsored blog posts are a great way to make money honestly. And it’s one of bloggers’ favorite ways to make an income.

Why? Because it’s easy. You don’t have to do anything extra. You just write a simple blog post that is paid by a brand, and you simply talk about them.

Even the entirety of the blog post isn’t about them, you’ll find yourself talking about the brand for just a couple of lines and that’s about it.

That’s why I personally prefer sponsored blog posts.

Sell Courses/Products/Services

If you’ve got extra information that you’re keeping for yourself and will only give away for some money, then you can start selling courses.

But that can only happen after you raise a large following and audience that trusts you and will buy products from you. 

If not, then you can offer products or services that you know you’re good at. You can offer to tutor if you’re an education blog, marketing services if you have a marketing blog, counselling if you have a financial blog, and so on.

It depends on what your niche is, and what you want to do. So, what do you want to do?

All About Can You Really Make Money Blogging? 

I have been there and I have asked the same question over and over.

Every time I met with a blogger all I could think was “can you really make money blogging?”.

And although I didn’t ask them all that question, they did hint that it was possible to make money blogging.

Years later, I’ve finally found out that it’s true, and that is possible to make money from the premises of your own home.

That is why I decide to share today my main tips about how to make money blogging.

I personally love sponsored posts & freelance blogging. What about you? 

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