Hey friends, this is your girl. Abie, welcome back to another episode of make money online in 2021. If you’re new welcome, this is a series that I’ll be doing all throughout December, where I will be sharing with you 25 different ways that you can make money from home.
This next coming year today, we are going to be diving into blogging and throughout this series, I’m having not one but three giveaways going on for three Amazon gift cards. So be sure to stick around to the answer, you can find out how you can be one of the three lucky winners. And also I am offering 25% off strategy calls with me. For those of you that are getting started in the business, or need help with growing your current business, I will include the link below. When you click on it, you will get an automatic discount or you can input the code call 25 when you check out on my website.
How To Start A Blog Blogging
So this series is based on a free download. I created earlier this year that people seem to download a lot and liked. So I decided to just go ahead and expand on it and give more details on the 25 different work from home business ideas. I listed that download will also be linked below if you want to grab a copy to follow along or to skip ahead.
So if you’ve seen any of my content before, you know, I like to break things down into smaller pieces that are just easier to digest, easier to understand. So today I will be going over what blogging is, how you can actually make money as a blogger, the pros and the cons of blogging, how you can get started as a blogger, the cost of getting started some tips for success. And also if I have any resources that I feel will help you out, I will link them in the description box below how you can make money. As a blogger. Blogging is actually a really good side hustle or side income for people. And some people actually use blogging as their full-time business. The way bloggers make money is similar to how YouTube makes money.
I did a video on that previously I’ll link that video if you want to check it out, but there are three main ways that you can make money as a blogger one through AdSense, through Google ads. So those are the ads that you see that pop-up. When you go onto someone’s blog a second way that you can make money as a blogger is by promoting products. If you are an affiliate, which I also did a video on affiliate marketing. So I’ll link that video also, but if you have products that you gained a commission from, you can actually link those products in your blog or do reviews on them that way, when people click on it, you get your commission for it, a third way that you can make money blogging, which is probably the most lucrative way to make money is by selling your own products or your own services. So that could be digital products.
your own platform
It can be physical products, or it can be like a business service or any other type of service. Especially if you have a website, you can go ahead and just attach your blog on it, or just be pretty easy to actually get that up and going. So getting into the pros of blogging, one of the main pros of blogging is that it is going to be on your own site. So it’s going to be your own platform.
You get to own it. So it’s not like Instagram or Facebook or even YouTube where you don’t own the platform. You can easily be banned, especially on Instagram. A lot of people get a shadow ban on Facebook. If you comment too many times or message people too many times, you get banned with blogging. You are completely in control because you own your own website. You own your domain. Another pro of blogging is that blog posts tend to have a much longer lifespan. So you can create a blog post today and five years down the line.
monetize your blog
You can still be making money from that blog post. So they definitely have a much longer lifespan as compared to social media posts, where that might have like a 24 or 48-hour lifespan. And then people won’t see it again until, you know unless they go like searching for it. But as far as on their feed, it just doesn’t live as long as a blog post. And as I mentioned earlier, the different ways that you can make money blogging, there are many ways that you can monetize your blog.
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So it’s, you don’t just have to depend on ad sets. Just like, as I discussed in YouTube, you have different ways that you can make money, different avenues. So some of the cons of blogging, so one con is that it does require some writing skill. If you are not a great writer, you can definitely hire someone to write your blog posts. But at the same time, you want to, especially if your blog, your blog is going to be somewhat of like a lifestyle type blog, you want it to be in your voice still.
But if you have a business, like if you’re selling a certain product and you just want to attach a blog to your website, because you know, that’s going to help it with SEO, then you can definitely hire someone that can just do the writing for you. And you don’t have to worry about it. But if you are going into blogging as a business for yourself and blogging is going to be your business, then you want to make sure you have your own voice.
So either you’ll need your own writing skills. And that’s just making sure you’re good with grammar. And that it makes sense when people are reading it or you can hire someone and they can either proofread for you or they write it for you. You just try to make sure that they do it with your voice. Another con with blogging is that it takes a lot of time for it, for your blog posts to actually be seen by people and to be recognized by search engines. Like I mentioned, how it has a longer life span, it also takes a little bit longer for it to start showing up for Google to start recognizing it.
monetizing in different ways
So that is one con with blog posts, but you have to have a long-term goal with it. So you’re not going to post something. And then all of a sudden everybody’s finding you on Google unless you’re running ads to that specific post. But yeah, it’s going to take some time and a little bit of patience for you to start seeing some traction on your blog posts. And then another con is if you are going to be relying on AdSense to make money, it is going to take some time to actually see some income come from that, unless you are going to be monetizing in different ways.
So with, with promoting other products, or if you are going to be selling your own products or services, then you can see some income come in. But yeah, if you are going to rely on AdSense, it’s going to take some time to actually build up some income from it. So it might just become a side hustle in that point. Okay. So before I get into how you can get started with blogging, I do want to take a comedic break and share with you the riddle that I want you to answer in the comments below.
This has something to do with the giveaway. So what do you get when you mix a Christmas tree with an iPad, take your best guess below. Let me know what you think the ground to the end, I’ll go over more details of the giveaway. Okay. So how to get started with blogging. So first you do need a topic that you’re going to blog on. You want to come up with something that is really good and something that you are actually interested in. When you come up with your topic, you also want to do research just to kind of see if people are looking into that topic and how much traffic you could possibly get coming to your site.
Otherwise, if you’re just doing it for as a hobby and not looking to make money from it, then you don’t have to worry about that research part. But since this is how to make money online, you definitely want to do the research on your topic that you want to write about, just to make sure that you are going to, it is going to be worth your time in that there is some potential there.
ready to start your blog
So next you will need a domain name so you can buy a domain from Google domains. Go, daddy is a big one. There are a lot of places that you can buy domains for pretty cheap. So you want it. Once you come up with your topic, you want to search to make sure that the domain is available and then buy it. Even if you’re not ready to start your blog right away, you can go ahead and buy the domain.
You can get a domain as cheap as like 12, $10 or something and save it. So that way, when you’re ready to use it, you can go ahead and use it. And then after that, you are going to need a host, a place to actually host your blog posts. So one of the bigger channels that people post their blogs are the bigger channels for blogging is WordPress. WordPress is where you can actually create a website, but most people use it for blogging.
some photos on your blog
There are other sites that you can use, but if you’re going to go with WordPress, you’ll also need a host. What houses like your content? So SiteGround is one. I use SiteGround and WordPress, but I know a lot of people use blue host as well. So you’re going to have to look into the host and that’s going to cost. That’s probably what will cost you the most. You can pay for it monthly for as low as like three or $4, or you can pay for yearly. The next thing is you are going to need some photos on your blog.
I mean, you can write your blog post and have no photos. I see people do that all the time, but I do think it’s good to have different dimensions of your posts. So having photos and having videos and having, you know, links, all that I think is good to have. So, so you can use a camera or you can use your phone to get some good photos or good videos. If you’re going to post those on your blog. The next thing I would say is to list your ideas that you want to create posts. So if you have a list that you can go off of, it just kind of makes it a little bit easier. Once you start writing your blog posts. So create your list, get your ideas out of what you want to write about and have that ready.
So you can start on the next step, which is to actually create your blog post, to write your blog posts and to share them to start posting and sharing them to people, get it out there. And the sooner you start doing it, the better, because remember we talked about how long it takes for your blog posts to show up. So start writing and just get it out there. So the cost for getting started with blogging, we touched on this a little bit.
You’re pretty much just going to have costs for your domain and then also for the blog hosting. So it’s really actually, and then if you’re going to buy a camera, of course, then that is going to cost you, but it really isn’t very expensive to get started with blogging. So some tips for success with blogging, the first tip I would say is to name your blog wisely. So once you come up with your topic, you want to have your topic somewhat in your domain. So that way it’s just kind of easier to be found. It helps with SEO.
And then also it’s going to make it easier for people to remember your domain and to find you, you just want to name it wisely and make sure that the domain has something to do with what you’re posting about. I have a blog, but my blog is mainly just like attached to my website. So mine is actually just Abby camara.com. So it’s not, I don’t have a specific blog topic, but if you are just going into blogging specifically, then you want to make sure you have it. Have a good domain that falls in line with what you’re blogging about. The next tip I would say is to research what people are searching about.
If you have watched any of my videos previously in the series, I always seem to include research because research, even though it’s not that fun, it’s actually like really important are going to actually try and make money doing something. You need to research, find out what people are actually searching for.
So if you have your topic, say, if you’re doing a blog about motherhood, then you want to find out what people want to know about motherhood is it are people having trouble with teething, finding out what they need to feed their baby at a certain age. You want to research it. And there are tools that you can use. One of them is ARS. I believe that’s how you say it. There’s like SEMrush is one other one that I’ve used that I can’t think of the name right now. I’m having a brain fart, but I will put it on the screen. Once I remember you can even use tools like Google’s keyword planner, which is really good because you’re getting it.
Yeah. From the source right there. Google will tell you, this is what people are searching for. This is how many searches are happening per month. This is how hard it is to rank the competition. Is it highs at medium? Is it low? This is a hardest for your article to rank on Google. So that is a good free one to use. The other ones I mentioned before do come at a cost. The next tip I would say is to be consistent. So if you are going to be posting one blog a week or whatever it is, if it’s two blogs a week blog posts a week, try to stay on that schedule and just continue posting. Because from what I’ve read, everything that I’ve read is that Google takes that into play.
So if you want your blog to have authority and to rank higher in search results, you want to be consistently posting and consistently adding content to it and updating it because that helps you out a lot with the search engines. And then one final tip. If you want to make money, blogging do not depend on AdSense. So, which is the ads that Google will put on your blog posts.
You want to sell your own stuff, whether you are selling physical products or you’re selling digital products, or if you are just promoting other people’s stuff, if you’re just solely doing affiliate marketing, which is great as well, incorporate other ways that you can actually make income from your blog.