How do you Create a Blog and Make Money?
I get a lot of people who tell me they want to create a blog and make money but they don’t understand the first thing about what it takes to do that.
You can start a blog but if you don’t know how bloggers make money, you’re putting your cart before the horse.
If you want to create a blog and make money you need to take the time to actually learn how bloggers make money with their blogs so that you can have some direction.
Blogging for money is actually a very good way to make money online from home but it’s a business, and like any business, you need to understand how it works in order to make money. It’s not a difficult business but there are things to learn before starting a blog if you want to make money with it.
Anyone can start a blog, not anyone can make money with it!
I don’t say that to be conceited or rude at all, the truth is that it takes someone who is willing to take it seriously and invest the time in learning the ropes first. Yes, blogs are fun, they are great for hobbies but it takes knowledge to learn how to create a blog and make money with it.
So How Do Bloggers Make Money with a Blog?
Bloggers like myself make money with affiliate marketing and ad revenue; the majority being from affiliate marketing. I know affiliate marketing might sound like a sleazy word, but I promise you it’s nothing like that. Affiliate marketing is as easy as slipping links in your blog post to things that readers might want more information on. Yes, that image says $52,000 😉 I take this stuff seriously.
Ad revenue is another great way to make money with a blog but it takes some real traffic before you can start earning with it, that’s why I like affiliate marketing – you can make money quicker.
Ad revenue can be a very good source of income once you have an established blog, I use Adsense myself and I love it. Ad revenue is free money as far as I’m concerned but again, it takes time to build that up. Affiliate marketing is much faster.
Creating a blog that makes money with affiliate marketing and ad revenue takes guidance because there’s a learning curve. No one is perfect at their job on Day 1 right? The same is true with blogging; you will get better over time, but with the right guidance you can at least get headed in the right direction. If you want to make a blog that makes money you have to know the basics.
Creating a Blog that Makes Money Takes:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Unique, Quality Content
Basic Computer Skills – You don’t have to be a tech or anything!
A “No Quit” Attitude
What do I use all this for?
Keyword research gives me the words and phrases people are searching for so that I know what words to target in my blog posts. Keyword research tells me whether or not there is a market for something.
Search Engine Optimization is important because you have to get found in search engines and the only way to do that is to optimize your page with the keywords you found.
Learning Keyword Research and SEO is vital to your success in blogging because you want to be found by more than just other bloggers and people on social media. There’s a whole search engine world out there looking for you, but you have to target them 😉
Creating, unique quality content is crucial to your blogging success. The good news is that no one else can be you – so you have an advantage 😉
Basic computers skills are required. You don’t have to be a technical genius or anything, you’ll learn a lot as you go. When I first started blogging things like HTML and WordPress were VERY scary to me; now they are just a part of blogging to make money.
Don’t freak out if you don’t know how to make a blog or anything like that, there is a ton of help available at your fingertips. Don’t let technical challenges hold you back, if you are reading this article, you are obviously using basic computer skills right now.
A “No Quit” attitude is the greatest thing you can have when you want to create a blog and make money with it. There are going to be learning challenges along the way but victory is yours if you have a “no quit” attitude. The best bloggers in our Mastermind group are the ones that didn’t give up; they played THE LONG GAME.
You CAN Create a Blog and Make Money with It!
I earn a full-time living that supports my family of five with blogging and affiliate marketing. I’m not some special rare success story, I’m just someone who decided to dedicate herself to creating a blog that makes money and I didn’t quit. It was slow to go at first, I had some big challenges along the way – but I never gave up and now I’m reaping the rewards.