How to Make Money Blogging Even For Beginners
This post is going to cover how to make money blogging, aimed at beginners. But we will truthfully cover the basics and the how to get it done. There are many reasons people want to start a blog. For some it is to write about their passion and share their feelings with an audience. For others it is to be a platform for sharing information they have with other people because they feel that they have something worth while to share.Still others have a strong desire to help people, so they build a caring and sharing platform. Finally some people want to blog in order to make money.
All good reasons for blogging. all these reasons are the very reason you can type whatever it is you want to know into Google and Google can come up with your answer. Somebody out there has written about most anything you can think of.
This post is going to focus on the actual HOW to make money blogging. There are many bloggers that plan to make money. And many of them do. There is plenty of room for many more bloggers looking to make money. There really is no limit to what can be accomplished. So don’t be intimidated by numbers. To make money blogging for beginner or anyone else is a very doable position to be in. There are just a few things required to get started. So let’s start there.
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- 1 How to Make Money Blogging Even For Beginners
- 2 What Will You Blog About?
- 3 So What is Key to Writing a Successful Money Making Blog?
- 4 A Great Place To Start – Learn Your Craft
- 5 Basic Necessities Required in Accomplishing How to Make Money Blogging
- 6 You Must Have Traffic – Get Your Audience to Come to Your Site
- 7 What about Social Medial? Does it play into how to make money blogging?
- 8 You’re Equipped and Ready Now Get Out There and Do This Thing!
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What Will You Blog About?
Of course you have to figure out what you are going to write about. Who will your audience be? What problem do you want to solve for your readers?
Some people will tell you to find your passion then write about it. Sort of like Field of Dreams, if you build it they will come. Well that is NOT true. Oh yes, you can write about your passion, no doubt. you can write all day and twice on Sunday. But let’s clarify. We are talking about Blogging for money, so in order to make money you have to have someone to sell to. And the people you will sell to is your audience. And how do you get that audience? You write about what your perceived audience wants to read. So obviously the trick is to figure out your perceived audience and what they want to read.
Well there are many ways to test the waters in the how to make money blogging arena and make your decisions. One Idea is to go to Amazon and find out what is selling best and then read the questions people ask about those products. What are they wanting to know.
Another idea is to read the headlines on magazines on any topic. Don’t limit yourself. Successful magazines follow the trends, keep their finger on the pulse of economy. What people are interested in. And they are not going to spend their advertising budgets on stuff no one is interested in. Get the point? If no one is interested, why write about it.
So What is Key to Writing a Successful Money Making Blog?
I wish when I started out I was given this one piece of information. It would have saved me years of wasted time and disappointment and disillusionment. And what’s worse it is so simple. Ready…?
Writing a successful money making blog means you have to remove your ego. Yep, that’s it. It doesn’t matter what you think you know. It doesn’t matter how much knowledge you have on any topic. It doesn’t matter what you do every day in your job or how good you are at it. It doesn’t matter who you know. What matters is only one thing. Is their an audience for what you want to write about? So figure that one thing out first and you will have a successful blog that really makes money.
Now I’ve given you the stripped down version of a decision making process to get started. But what I would recommend first off is to take a course on blogging. There are many good courses out there, there are also many worthless courses. Trust me, I took plenty of the worthless ones. What worked for me was to find people successful in their fields and see what they do. Read what they write, and learn.The Course that will get you the most bang for your buck is this Start a Blog Boot Camp by Lena Gott (Whatmommydoes.com). It just might make things easier for you and it will definitely teach you how to make money blogging.
A Great Place To Start – Learn Your Craft
There are several ways to make money with your blog, but unfortunately it is not a matter of just wishing for it. You Must learn your craft. For instance, you may wish to place ads on your blog, Google Adsense, Mediavine, Adthrive are all good companies that will pay you money. But of course, you much have traffic to get the numbers to get paid. More on traffic in a moment.
Affiliate marketing is an exceptional way to make money. Find a product or products that you want to promote and write an article about it, promote it and you’ve made money…well not exactly. There is quite a bit more that than. But it is very doable.
You can also create our own product and sell it. Again, you need traffic and you need know how. What do people want or need. What problem would you be solving or them with this product. Know those answers before you create the product. There is nothing as painful as creating the perfect beautiful product. Spend hours, days, weeks on it and yet no one is interested. It is just like deciding what to write about. Know your audience and remember to remove your ego. So don’t waste that time and heartache. Do it right from the beginning. Know your audience, this is the key to how to make money blogging, without it you will have a much more difficult time figuring this blogging thing out.
Here is a course that is geared toward how to make money blogging for beginners. It tells you like it is and it is the course I recommend to get started with blogging and affiliate marketing. It is called Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers – Everything You’re Missing. by Carly Campbell (mommyonpurpose.com)The course is very comprehensive but very understandable. It doesn’t dumb down anything but you will leave the course with direction and a good direction to follow. I recommend this course. I took it and it helped me and I am not a beginner.
A word on affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is you selling someone else’s product and getting paid a commission. Like an Amazon product that you put on your website with a link back to the product. Someone purchases a product through your link and Amazon pays you a commission. Are you going to get rich with affiliate marketing? You could, many people are making a living at it. Are you going to get rich fast. No. Period. There is some finesse to affiliate marketing, you don’t just slap a product on your page and people clammer to it to make their purchase. Although many will tell you that’s how it works. Learn the right way, it is a great way to begin making money online. And many people do great at it. Carly’s course, will not only teach you about beginning a blog but all about affiliate marketing. Then you will have a chance at success when you get going.
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Basic Necessities Required in Accomplishing How to Make Money Blogging
Now there are some basic things you need now that you know your audience and what you are going to write about. In order to continue in the quest of how to make money blogging, you need a place to write. A website. That entails a couple of things. You need web hosting, a place that will give you your presence online. The place that I buy my online web hosting is Siteground. A few reasons, I researched them and found a great amount of positive reviews. I listened to what reputable people had to say about multiple different web hosts and I talked to their customer service, making sure they were approachable and willing to work with me. Siteground came out on top and I use then and wholeheartedly recommend them. You should check them out for yourself and make your decision.
You will also need your URL or domain name A URL is your website identity. It is what you type into the address bar to get to your site. So www.your URL.com. There are several sites to buy a domain name from, I’ve used two of them. Namecheap.com and Godaddy.com. Both of them are very good and very reasonable priced. You should not pay more than around $15 a year for a domain. You can also buy a domain from most web-hosting sites. But I am of the opinion not to purchase from the same place you host. That was advice given to me years ago by someone I trust and it has always worked for me. So no science behind that, just something that has worked. Take it or leave it.
Once you have your domain name and your hosting. You will set up your WordPress blog through your web-host. Siteground makes that very easy for you and will even help you with it. But it is truly just a few clicks of the mouse. Then you can log into your new blog and get started building your new web presence.
You Must Have Traffic – Get Your Audience to Come to Your Site
The first way is by knowing your audience. What do they want? When they go to Google and type in what they are searching for, what is it they typed? This is key, well, wow, that’s simple right? No!! not simple, unless you have the right tools. There are tools that help you get this information. And tells you how to understand what you are seeing. And more importantly if the information that you discovered is something that you have a chance of winning with. Remember, big companies are out there competing for the same audience you are. So you don’t want to go toe to toe with Amazon. But go for it with Joe Schmo, you can win with the right SEO and good keywords. huh??
SEO- Search Engine Optimization, Keywords- what people type into Google to find what they are looking forward.
SEO can be learned from Google themselves, or you can learn from Courses that people offer, but like any other course you must be sure you are taking the right one, so choose wisely. Also there is a plugin for your website called Yoast SEO, and it has a free and paid version. The free version is excellent and in my opinion all you need. It will guide you as you write your posts to help you with your SEO. Yoast also offers a free beginner SEO course that will teach you all the basics which is really everything you need to get started and get started well. So take a look at the Yoast free SEO course
Keywords can also be obtained from Google, they have a free Adwords keyword tool that is very useful. Or you can rent dedicated keyword tools that do the keyword research for you and give you a green light for the keywords that have the least amount of competition. Which means you have a chance at ranking on the first page of Google. The keyword tool that I use and that had done well for me is a tool called Jaaxy. –They offer a free trial period to see if you like it and then a paid program.
When you combine Jaaxy with what you can learn from Google you will now have a great chance to rank high in Google and be found by your Audience. Just a word of reality, not everything you write with the best SEO and the best Keywords is going to rank well and be found by your audience. It just isn’t going to happen. But chances are most of your stuff will and you’ll do better than most and better than all who don’t bother with SEO and keywords.
And when you decide what you want to write about and you have your keyword, type it into Google and see what you competition is. If the first page is filled up with the big dogs like Amazon, and there is no room for you, then rethink your keyword. and try again. Remember, get your ego out of the way and go with what will work for you. Keywords are free and you can search till you find with competition you can beat.
What about Social Medial? Does it play into how to make money blogging?
Social media is a giant for traffic if used correctly. For instance, Pinterest the monster site for gaining traffic quickly is completely misunderstood. It is definitely not a social platform. it is a visual search engine. If you persist in thinking of it as a social site and taking your valuable time to comment on every pin and continue to treat it like a playground you will not be successful on this platform. If you are serious about how to make money blogging, you’ve got to get this right.
So how about learning everything you need to be successful in the arena of massive traffic to your site because you did it right. The first course I would recommend is another course by Carly Campbell. It is going to teach you what you need to know to get started with Pinterest and the best manual pinning strategy you will ever need. It is amazing to see your traffic significantly increase just because you tweaked what you are doing. I took this course after I had been pinning a very long time, and it made a major difference for me. Please check this one out, its entitled Pinteresting Strategies.
Another expert at Pinterest strategies is Jennifer Ledbetter, Go ahead, Google her. her middle name should be Pinterest, and she is known online as PotPieGirl for more than 10 years. She is a key person to know in learning how to make money blogging. She is also the most technological geek I know. She is not satisfied with the knowledge she must know the why and she has made it her business to teach us all the why right along with her. Here eBook Pinterest Success Strategies -will change your world. You may think why do you need this course when you just took Carly’s Campbell course. Because it is two different people telling you two different ways to do the same thing. Do you get how you are going to take something away very important from each person’s technique? You are going to take away your technique. You are going to continue to develop what works for you. Are you techie? Are you a manual pinner? Do you want to use a tool to schedule your pins? You have to figure this out. These people will help you. And we aren’t finished yet?
Advanced Pinterest Strategy Tips by PotPieGirl is the follow up to her Success Strategies. Just a few more tips she learned. She never stops testing and learning and tweaking and then sharing with us.
But the granddaddy of them all is her truly advanced and filled with techno geek information, the nitty gritty, the get down and dirty. You will never believe what this does for you latest Pinterest course, PIMP, yep, you read it. Pinterest Improvement Plan. this one will knock your socks off. And yes I have done every single one of them. and I loved them all. You have to decide what you need and want. Just do everything you can to lean everything you can. You will never regret it.
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You’re Equipped and Ready Now Get Out There and Do This Thing!
So,how do you feel about how to make money blogging? By now you should be on your feet, you have your web-hosting, you chose your domain name, You set up your WordPress blog, you’ve learned about SEO, Google, Pinterest and Keywords. You’ve taken a few key courses. So, now you are ready to start creating your content. Write for your reader. Not for yourself and not to toot your own horn. You want to provide a service. You want to solve a problem, offer a solution. Find blogs of people that are writing what you want to write that are on page one of Google for the keywords you are interested in and see what they are doing. Do not copy them. Just learn from them. Write, promote, rinse and repeat. You’ve got this! Now go forth and conquer.
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