That’s not because it’s inherently difficult to make money blogging. Quite the opposite: websites can be extremely profitable.
Instead, it’s because most blogs either aren’t designed for earning income (eg: personal blogs, many company blogs, etc) or because the blog owner hasn’t taken the effort to learn how.
If you’re in the latter group, this post is for you. I’ll show you how to make money blogging in just a few short steps.
The Basics of How To Make Money Blogging
Many people think that the only way to make money blogging is to drive yourself crazy trying to earn a few pennies for every page you write.
The truth is it’s sooo much easier than that, if you follow these rules.
You Need to Have A Good Niche
Firstly, it starts with the niche.
No one wants to know what you had for breakfast, or how long you had to wait at that stoplight on the way to the mall.
You need to be writing about something that has market value. Fortunately, there are a ton of opportunities out there you can start with. Click here to learn about online opportunities, or here for a list of niche ideas.
You Need to Help People
Once you have a good niche, you need to focus on helping people, first and foremost, not selling random products.
Figure out where the pain points are in your readers’ lives, and then figure out how to help them work through them. Sometimes that’s a product recommendation, sometimes it isn’t.
As a blogger, you’re not trying to sell at every step of the way. You’re there to provide your professional opinion and help the reader weigh the facts for himself.
You Need to Understand Your Market and Basic SEO
Finally, you do need to know the basics of what’s going on in your market as well as some basic SEO.
That means you need to spend time investing in yourself and your own education. A few hours a week to start will make a world of difference in how you think about your blog, and you’ll start to see more opportunities to make money blogging in no time.