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How To Start and Make Money Blogging

How To Start and Make Money Blogging
June 26, 2017

How To Start and Make Money Blogging

Jun 26, 2017
Rajesh Kumar
Rajesh is a Digital Marketing Professional.

The world of internet is growing rapidly and has become an integral part of our lives. On an average, there are 3.5 billion users accessing the internet for information. If your are planning to be part of this fast growing market, with your blogs and make money from it, then you need to come up with stunning blogs and trending topics to outshine. If you manage to create a content that attracts audience to your blog, over a period of time, you can even make money when you are asleep. Social media experts say, “Content is the King”. You need to create a quality content which is useful for your readers to make decisions so that they come back to your blogging site again. Along with quality content writing, there has to be consistency in producing fresh content on a regular basis for you to make money through blogging.

Starting Your Own Blog

Finding your Niche/topic for Your Blog

Research is the best way you to find out what your topic would be and the one that would give will rank better on Google’s search list. While picking a topic for your blog, consider those in which you are passionate about. In hurry to make money, most bloggers pick topics that are not their area of interest and fail due to lack of passion and commitment to produce content on a consistent basis

Selecting Domain Name

Domain name is the face of your brand and it plays an important role in Google ranking. Using relevant keywords in the domain name will increase the chances of you being found by the search engines. It is necessary that your domain name is short not exceeding 15 characters and simple for your readers to remember your site easily. There are many online portals like GoDaddy which will help you decide with domain names for your blogging site.

Blogging Platforms and Web Hosting

Selecting a blogging platform is very essential part of your blog because the platform you choose will decide the look and feel of your page. There are many blogging platforms out there like Wordpress, Blogger, Drupal, and Joomla etc. The most commonly used blogging platform is Wordpress. WordPress is well known Content Management System because of its user friendly features. A self-hosted WordPress blog (WordPress.org) is the thing that you require to make money blogging. Once you have purchased your domain name, you have to purchase a good web hosting. Your files will be stored in web hosting server. You can then with few simple steps can integrate your domain name and your web hosting with your Wordpress account, then you are ready to go.

Designing Your Blog

Being said WordPress is user friendly, it is very simple to use just play with all the functions which are available in WordPress dashboard. Based on your topic, you can select the theme for your website, add pages, add images to your blogs and many more. You can even track your SEO rating and readability of your content by installing Yoast (SEO PlugIn) to your site. Akismet is another important plugin that checks your comments and contact form submissions against their global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can we track the no:of people visiting your blog by Google Analytics for WordPress.

Creating Quality Content

Now the actual work begins - Creating content for your blog. There is lot of stuff on the internet that available for free. If you want to make money from your blogs, you need to produce content that is unique and that attracts your audience to spend more time on your blog over others. For instance, assuming you are hosting a technical blog where you write about new technologies, gadgets and products performances that’s trending up in your local and global market. So the people who would be visiting your site would be those who either want to know more about the technology or those who are purchasing a gadget or a mobile device and need a customer review. You need to make sure that you are giving proper information to readers by explaining its features and uniqueness of of the product. If anyone buys through your blog you will make money by commission. Go through Google Analytics to find out which are the topic that interest your readers more and publish content that will keep them engaged to your blog.

Sharing on Social Media

Social media plays an active role to drive traffic to your websites if you produce great content. Create an account for your blog on all social media channel like Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook etc to drive traffic to your website. Suppose you create a Facebook page for your blog, you can easily share your content on the Facebook page. Also you can participate in the group discussions that happen in Facebook communities will help you increase your brand visibility. Also when people see you participating in different discussions, and providing genuine solutions, they will start building a trust and will explore more about your brand. Along with Facebook, online platforms like Quora can also be used to initiate a new discussion or participate in already existing ones by answering the question which is related to your topic and attaching website link in the signature. In this way, you are creating your brand visibility along with promoting your brand and driving traffic to your website.

Make Money Through Blog

Once you are getting decent traffic and having good quality content of 30-40 articles in your blog you can start thinking of making money online in different ways. Once you create a brand recognition to your blog, you open doors for many possibilities to earn money online through your blog. Let’s discuss a few.

Advertising

Display advertising is the most primary step that most of the choose. You need to apply for Google Adsense. Google team will review your website and if your content is good quality and followed all terms and conditions of Google Adsense. they will provide sharing revenue by showing ads on your blog. Along with Google, you can explore for more ad networks that host ads related on the website related to your where blogs.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is the process of selling goods on the commission to make money online. Again let’s take the example of technology blog. Suppose you publish an article reviewing mobile phones under 30k. People looking for similar post will come to your blog where you can provide the statistics along with a link that would navigate them to the site from where they can buy the mobile device. If the visitor buys the phone you will get the commission on product price. Some of the popular Affiliate programs are Amazon affiliate program, Clickbank affiliate program, Shareasale affiliate program, Flipkart affiliate program. Just go to their website and join the affiliate program and you are done.

Selling E-books

One of the best way to make money blogging is by selling ebooks on related topics of your niche. If you are really creating quality content, your readers will definitely purchase your ebook. You would have to do enough research and incest time to produce a quality and unique content that your users would love to buy.

Selling Your Own Products or Services

If you are a product base or service based company, you can recommend your readers to buy your product or engage with services based on their interest. But with all this, you need to remember that if you try to be too salesy, your customer might not be much interested in your brand. Try to portray yourself in a way where they would want to know more about you.

Bottom-line

Commercial Blogging needs a standard pattern while developing. A proper research must be followed by a process of naming the blog with an appropriate keyword. Developing powerful content and image selection are equally important. Establishing the brand is the untold objective in the blogging. The next and the foremost thing in blogging is making money which is the ultimate goal for every blogger on internet.

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