So you want to start a blog but you are not actually sure it is going to make money. Right? It definitely can and it is not going to take years to cut your first check if you have the right strategies in place.
In this article, we are going to talk about all the main factors that will help you earn your first money blogging. So, if you are reading this article, you are most probably interested in making money online by sharing information to the world by the means of a blog. This process is generically called “blogging”.
If you apply the right strategies and ascertain the need of knowledge people are ready to gain off the information you share on your blog, it can become a stable and full-time income source of money. It’s not easy and it’s not an overnight success. It does not happen quickly unless you are extremely lucky or you’ve got some really impressive connections.
The main two sources of income for your blog are sponsorships and ad revenues. Ad companies and sponsorship companies pay out on different cycles. So sometimes they pay out thirty days, sometimes forty-five days or even sixty days.
So, without further ado, let’s get into the details and key factors that can make a difference and decide the success of your blog.
1. Have a business mindset
Do not let under any circumstances someone make you feel guilty for making money online and wanting to make a profit from your blog. If that’s not the path for them or it does not feel right for them, they are playing a different ball game than you’re playing. Make sure you have a mindset of a businessman/woman. You want to provide some sort of value in some way and you want to make a profit off the information you offer. You are contributing to the world and maybe inspiring people or enriching them in some way, but you also want to make sure that the time that you invest is profitable.
2. Determine your niche but also listen to your audience
Start a blog by no more than 4-5 categories where you share the information in your area of competence. Talk about subjects that you master and on top of that ensure your readers really love what you share.
3. Just start the blog
Before effectively starting blogging, you must setup the domain name, the hosting, and the blog itself. It might look little messy at a first sight because sometimes the technical stuff is pretty much overwhelming. Fear of failure is the number one reason why many folks haven’t started a blog yet. Yes, you will be probably running into a few issues while setting up the stuff, but remember, there are scores of tutorials and videos that can actually help you solve out the issue. So, just embrace that fear and just start your blog. Unleash that wonderful boss that you are because you can really make a difference!
4. Make genuine connections with other bloggers
Bloggers support bloggers. Bloggers can really help each other with a learning curve when they start to blog, they inspire each other. Being close friends with some awesome bloggers can push you to the best businessman/woman you could possibly be. When you get part of a group of intelligent folks like driven businessmen or businesswomen who want to make a difference in the world and who support each other, incredible things can happen!
5. Write some 20-30 posts before any aggressive promotion
Even though this is optional, it is recommended having a good collection of posts before you start promoting your blog. Is this a point in time when you may want to start promoting your blog on social media platforms. The idea behind that is that when people start landing on your blog, if the content is great, people will come back over and over and you will have a solid audience and a valuable source of returning visitors.
6. Change what’s not working for you
You may want to change the strategies that are not working for you. If you assume to be very conscientious to find inspiration from other bloggers, you may find at times that those strategies are just not working for you; give yourself permission to change the strategies. Try something else. Even if that’s what everyone else is doing and it seems it is going to work, if you’ve really tried and you are just not seing results, you are your own rock star! Find something else that fits you.