How to make money as a blogger
You see blogs everywhere and even as a follower of some of them, but you often do think the time spent must be appreciated on monetary terms after some time, because popular thinking about blogging is expecting a reasonable amount of time and effort to make this profitable due on the interest this generates, so advertisers WILL approach you sooner or later. As matter of fact, you think they will get in touch with you. Wrong. You have to develop something interesting and likable in order to make your blog a way to show a profit online on three simple steps:
- Interlacing subjects:
You write. You have a talent well identified and several points of view. But you are not a “character” everyone wants to know all about. So discard the idea of making a blog about you and life from your personal point of view. YOU HAVE TO APPLY THIS personal point of view to a subject that sells. A really interesting one that captivates the eye on people and advertisers. The developing as a “character” will arise eventually due to the voice you give to your blog. Let this be a personal reflection applied to a particular subject.
So, if you are willing to show a profit out of your blog, you have to think about place advertisement on it, get to know which subjects could be making your blogging experience more profitable, and suiting your talents to make money blogging.
Try to apply your talent writing on a topic you love. Travelling, lifestyle, food, leisure and free time, nightlife, parenting… every subject has its own charm, audience and advertisers, so, if you think about blogging your everyday life and profiting out of your experiences, you might not be succeeding, unless you are dealing with an aspect of everyday life, an original approach and focus that will make masses attracted. And when you attract masses, be sure you blog will be attractive enough for advertisers. As an example, you can be just another regular mom blogging about your babies OR you can blog about how you deal with your university career and the raising of your kids. Now you have a focus on a subject of general interests and you have a leitmotiv for your blog.
Now you are ready to attract other parents dealing with this same subjects and you have a blog with possibilities to approach university ads, baby caring services and baby products to make a busy mom’s life easier.
Have you thought about that?
- Carpentry subjects:
The design of your blog must be understandable. How many times have you checked out on blogs constructed on messy backgrounds, java effects and tacky designs? Well, you have an example of a what not to do on a blog. If it’s not clean, recognizable and looks serious, no one will try to invest in that. So think the design of your blog the soberest way, giving it a professional presence that will make a company think as suitable to spend some cash for advertising in your blog.
The pictures on your blog must be appealing, great quality ones, adequate for your posts, and as well, if those are not original, try to give credits to the author. Eventually, when you get some fame, you would not want to be spending your profits paying copyright debts over this very common mistake bloggers do not talk about. So try to be smart. If you are willing to make money out of blogging, think about the legal matters involved. You could be writing original posts, but the image gallery will make those efforts and profits worth nothing. Remember: what you put online, is really difficult to totally delete, so try to not mess up!
Some knowledge will not hurt you. In order to make a profitable career blogging, you must develop some basic knowledge in order to make your blog really optimized and prone to get some clicks and new followers. Things as Meta description, simply defined as the description of your blogs on the searching tools, will make a difference between professional and amateur bloggers advertisers will not look at. Take a crash course on this subject and try to get some SEO knowledge for your blog, in order to make your posts be hip and adequate to be viral.
Developing viral content is easier than you think when you develop an audience, but you can start creating this kind of content from the very beginning. An advice I give it to you, is to keep up with the blog leitmotiv and pull out some interesting content as responses or even detractions full of your thoughts on respectful ways, about the general opinion about the theme you blog about. Everybody will want to read about a sustained natural detractor instead the same over and over. And let’s face it, persons are prone to follow the general opinions, but what if you are the one to speak about a different side of a subject everyone talks about? Try to be respectful, even funny if the subject allows it, you are developing an online personality through your blog. And in order to bloom monetary interests out of it, you must remember, no brands, advertisers and products will want to be linked to insolent, impolite and even polemical bloggers.
Your blog is your brand. If a brand tries to have a clean image, your blog has to make it in order to be profitable. Do not use obscenities to express yourself. Try to avoid controversialist rude approaches. Advisers won’t want their products to be related to that.
Making people visit your blog is the heaviest part of carpentry subjects. You have to be patient and very constant. Begin spreading the word on your social networks, sharing your own content, and approaching your friends and contacts. Give it some exposure. Talk about something interesting, and link your blog to its own social networks.
Why not finding out about other more famous bloggers and contact them to cooperate and make yours even more approachable/visible? Several bloggers are very prone to make friends and help them by allowing them to write in their blogs in order to join audiences. You can get even more benefits approaching to a public in case you are not very known.
You are now in the way to make money out of blogging.
- Money subject.
Now you have everything sorted out. Interlacing and carpentry. So, it’s time to make your blog a source of incomes. So, why don’t you affiliate it to a brand? That would be exciting, but if you are thinking advertisers are going to reach you, you are wrong. You HAVE to reach for them, and you can begin on a website as affiliatewindow.com which offers as service for bloggers in order to offer their readers to a product or service in exchange for a commission on the sale.
Create content that sells products, as reviews or even mention how this product helped you in your everyday life, in order to get clicks from your readers and obtain profits. Remember being aware about the possibilities to make advertisement on your blog, because some blog sites do not allow to do that.
You also can add banners, but let’s face it, NOBODY looks at them, so you have to create something even better to make publicity and also get money out of blogging, you can contact brands and let them know about your blog, you can collaborate on other blogs in order to promote yours and get some readers and advertisers, but you have to be wise and approach a target on your posts, according to the products you want to promote. Rent that space and offer it contacting the advertisers or the brand. Directly, try not to be afraid, if you are developing quality work and offer them your certain number of followers and exposure, you will be prone to be eligible to advertise.
You can work as an advertiser as and a publisher. To be a publisher means to have total control of your blog as a domain site, not a supported one, so when you open your blog, try to make it on a platform that allows you to launch and then buy the domain name of your blog when you get launched to fame as a blogger.
Practical advice to earn money from your blog
*Sign in to an affiliates program ( like CJ) that allows you to earn referral fees when visitors to your blog click on ads.
*Check on Google Adsense. You can register and begin blogging and earning.
*Put a donate button for your blog. Donations from supporters are such an interesting way to keep your blog alive and cooperating. You never know.
*Be proactive. Try to push up a little bit and explore subjects for your blog. Give the picked subject a spin, and begin as usual big brands begin: be humble and simple. Keep real expectations and approach the passion. The advertisement will show up if you make it show up.
Remember: There are not irrelevant subjects, there are irrelevant bloggers!