Everyone can make a blog these days but not a lot of us know how to actually turn it into a money-making machine.
For those of you who do not know, blogging is one of the best ways to make money online. Not only that but it can be a great passive income generator that works in tandem with your main job to help you earn a lot of money every month.
That being said, how exactly can you monetize your blog? Fortunately for you, I happen to have all the answers that you need. Follow these easy steps:
Build Your Own Blog
The very first thing that you need to do would be to create your blog. This is a no-brainer, but it has to be said just in case.
Now, there are many ways you can start creating your own blog, but what I would recommend is that you go to WordPress and build your blog from there.
WordPress is a content management system that allows any user to build their own websites that are aesthetically pleasing and highly-functional at that.
Of course, you also have the choice of either delving into custom web development or using a website builder. The choice is really up to you.
Choose a Niche
This is the first major stumbling block for many bloggers. A lot of people seem to think that you have to follow your passions when making money blogging but that is actually not the case. You have to think not as a hobby blogger but as business owner if you want to earn money online.
That being said, the best way to do this is to find the right niche that works for you. By ‘right niche’, I mean that you want to find a niche that has a very healthy market.
Here are some tips to help you find the right niche for you:
- Track Current Trends- Go to Twitter or any other social media platform and track the trendiest niches you can find. You must use the hashtag functionality to make it easier for you
- Do a Google Search- Why not use Google’s amazing search engine for this? The good thing is Google’s algorithm is near-flawless which means that the results that you will get are pretty much ones that have healthy competition (and therefore, healthy market)
- Study Your Competition- Jot down some niches that you want to tackle and find more about your competition on each one. The more competition that you have, the better the market will be
Now for the fun part. You want to create high-quality content so that you will drive more organic traffic to your blog. As your audience grows, you can now turn your blog into a money-making platform.
Two of the things that you can do is delve into affiliate marketing or create sponsored posts. Both of them are the same in terms of promoting a product or service, but they differ in the manner that they are done. Basically, both of them can help you earn money.
Promote Your Content on Social Media
Another way to drive more traffic to your blog is by going to social media and promote it from there. You do not want to just post a link to your blog on the said platform, however, but you want to promote your website by actually engaging with your target audience.
Whenever they want to learn more about you, then and only then, can you give the link to your blog.