Essential Step – Make Money Blogging

An Essential Step Is To Decide HOW You Will Make Money

Make money blogging

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Make Money Blogging

A great way to earn money on line is to start your own website and start blogging. Yes, that’s right.  You can Make Money Blogging from home!

An essential step – make money blogging is to pick a topic that you already know a lot about.

The two best choices are 1) Your current / most recent industry that you were working in.

2) a favorite hobby / sport or interest that you have that you really enjoy talking about or spending time with.

Think about your answer here, because you will be spending a lot of time talking about and offering solutions or products in this niche. So you can see it’s really important that you pick a topic that you are willing to spend some time on.

Some of the most successful bloggers on the internet post fresh content on this niche topic daily, and have done for years and years.  This is one of the most dependable ways to build up a database of loyal followers who will trust your every recommendation.

So really pause here and think about a topic that you would be prepared to talk about day in, day out over many years.

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starting a blog about cooking could make you some money

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What is it that you really enjoy doing?

  • Is it cooking?
  • Is it eating out at restaurants?
  • Is it kids and parenting?
  • Is it sport or sports that your kids play?
  • Is it knitting?
  • Is it cars?
  • Is it homebrew beer?

You can see now how hobbys actually work really well here because people have a natural desire and curiosity to do more with their hobbies because they actually “love” doing these things.

Having this natural curiosity and desire to learn more about your chosen niche will definitely put you in a great place on the internet.

For more tips on how to get started choose a great niche, please feel free to look at other articles at Wealthy Affiliate, such as “A Niche is a Group Of People Looking For Stuff”.

The main thing to remember though is that you need to be passionate about SOLVING YOUR READERS PROBLEMS and but you don’t actually have to be the “guru” in the niche itself.

This is an excellent distinction to remember because some people feel like they need to know 100% of a topic before they can start writing about it – and this is simply NOT TRUE.

You simply have to have a genuine curiosity about the niche and be willing to help your viewers solve any problems that come up, and over time, this will make you an excellent Authority on your given topic.

In very simple terms we can split the internet into two different groups.

Group 1 is looking for information ONLY and

Group 2 is looking to buy products/services to solve their problem.

Many people create a website in a niche that is very hard to make money and they often wonder if it is “them” or the “audience” that is the problem.

Making Money from Group 1

What's your making money idea?

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If you would like to create a website offering information only, that’s OK.  Many, many, many websites on the internet are information only.  If you write quality content on a topic (niche) that you enjoy then over time and if enough people refer people to your website then you have the potential to build up enough traffic to make some money.

An example of website content using this format might be a parenting website where a child has a problem (for example Autism) and other like-minded parents offer comments / suggestions around what is working well for them with the aim of helping other parents help their Autistic children lead a better life.

An example of how to make money using this information based method might be by using Google Adsense. Here you would get paid “pennies” each time a visitor comes to your website and views your information and then glances at the Google Adsense ad.  The key with making money this way is a having a HUGE amount of traffic.

Making Money from Group 2

lots of people buy and sell things online to make money

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The internet has more and more people looking for products and services to solve their problems. People are getting more and more comfortable purchasing products/services online and then having them delivered to their homes.

It certainly is possible to have a website totally dedicated to performing product reviews and then making money every time someone clicks a link (a cookie) and then goes on to buy a product from your recommendation. An example website would be https://www.top10great.com/ where people type in what they are thinking about purchasing and someone (normally a blogger) gives them advice on which products perform better. The viewer then clicks on a product they like and if they ultimately purchase the item, then the Blogger gets a commission on the sale. This type of commission based sales opportunity is called an “Affiliate Program”.

This is an INCREDIBLEY popular form of internet marketing. This is because the blogger only needs to figure out how to drive traffic to these goods / services in order to make money.  The blogger does NOT have to create the product or talk with manufacture or hold any inventory. It’s just commission based on actual sales made.

The largest Affiliate Marketing Program in the world is called Amazon Associates Affiliates Program.

Please click here for more information.

Amazon is a great way to make money online.

Amazon Inc Logo. Source Wikipedia, Amazon Inc

 

 

 

 

In order to get paid referral commission via this program you have to be registered with Amazon. After registering you will be given your unique “cookie” which is the tracking mechanism through which you get paid.  Please click here if you would like to apply to join.  This link will take you to the Amazon Associates Login page. Click here.

Combining Groups 1 and Group 2

Another way to make money on line is by combining both of these two groups.  Here you would create a website based on offering quality information regarding your chosen niche (eg Children with Autism) and every now and again (eg every 5th post) that you write you discuss a product / service that you have come across that could be really good for your target audience.  An example would be “autism fidget toys” to help children.  You could do a product review on this item, and then if someone clicks the link to purchase the item via Amazon then the “cookie” is activated and you get a referral commission. An example of this for the childs Autism website would be a product review on a “fidget Spinner” and then a picture and a link to purchase it from Amazon.   The link (cookie) could either be inside the text such as ATESSON Fidget Spinner Toy Ultra Durable Stainless Steel Bearing High Speed 2-5 Min Spins Precision Brass Material Hand spinner EDC ADHD Focus Anxiety Stress Relief Boredom Killing Time Toys

or it might be as a graphic such as

 

The Next Step. Choosing a Domain Name

Which domain name will you pick to make money?

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After you have chosen a hobby or a topic that you have a natural curiosity about or know a bit about already, you are ready for the next step.  Choosing a Domain Name.

There are a few things to consider before deciding on a domain name, for more information, please feel free to read by blog post called “Essential Step – Choosing a Domain Name”.

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4 thoughts on “Essential Step – Make Money Blogging”

  1. Glenys,
    Your post provides a lot of great information. It is hard just starting an online business and you laid out the steps very nicely. You are right, there are many ways to earn money doing a blog. Choosing a domain name is very important. I wish I would have known more before I chose my domain name. Thanks for the helpful post!
    Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa
      Thank you for visiting our website today. I really appreciate that. Thank you also for sharing some of your knowledge and experience with the group.
      Yes, like you when I first started out I did not understand the importance of a great domain name. There are many ways to earn money online. I am glad that you seem to have found something that works for you.
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  2. Great article, Glenys.
    You are so right. There are many opportunities in our world today and some of them you don’t even have to leave your house. All you need is the desire to take action, a computer, and a good internet connection – and you can start. Thanks for the suggestions and tips and much success to you.
    Michelle

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate that.
      Thank you also for agreeing that yes, there really are lots and lots of different opportunities in the world today to make money – some of them you don’t even have to leave your house.
      I agree the key ingredients are to take action, with a computer and a good internet connection and Woosh!! the sky is the limit.
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