In today’s world, the internet is filled with blogs. For example, if you search for a topic on any search engine, you will get countless results. Most of them can be termed as blogs or blog posts.
So the main question that might be arising in your mind is, ”Can you really make money blogging?” And the answer is “Yes!”. Most of the blogs out there that you read make money to keep providing information to you and vice-versa.
What do you mean by a Blog?
A blog is an article or a post on the webpage, addressing any particular topic and providing relevant information on the same. The blog websites generally have a specific niche or may have numerous sections. A good blog, alongside written content may also contain pictures, animated gifs, and other relevant materials.
These blogs may either be handled and updated by individuals or by a group of people. They update the blog posts as frequently as possible to keep the audience engaged.
How to start a blog of your own?
You can start a blog very easily. The following steps will help you.
- Picking a niche: Picking a niche is an essential step to start your own blog. There are a lot of different types of blogs that make money. Your niche is generally a topic on which you have a thorough knowledge or something that piques your interest. For example: music.
- Creating a website: Initially it is advisable to sign-up on a free website that is devoted to creation, so that you can test out your blog and eventually buy a domain if it works. Some of these websites are Blogger(by Google), Tumblr, WordPress and Wix.
- Designing: To make your blog look attractive you must design it appropriately. This is an ongoing process but there are some readymade templates on the websites that you can make use of.
- Posting: Choose a topic according to your niche and write something that you want to share with other people. After writing, the exciting part is to publish your first blog post. A tip: post as frequently as possible but make sure that you post in equal intervals.
What are the ways in which bloggers earn?
- Affiliate Marketing: Affiliate marketing is a marketing tool that you can use to make money from your blogs. Give relevant links of different products in your blogs and you can earn a commision from the sale of the product.
- Adsense: Google’s adsense is a good tool to make money. When you sign-up for this program, advertisements will be displayed in your blogs and you can earn a commission when a person clicks on the ad.
- Selling private advertisements: You can see certain spaces of your blogs where different advertisements can be displayed. The ad rates will be the highest in this case.
These are some of the ways on how do bloggers make money. There are other ways too.
Although a blog website will not make you rich like Richie Rich, but after a time it may be enough to support you and your family. So yes, you can make a decent living off blogging.