People love blogging for a variety of dissimilar reasons. For some people, blogging is a mere hobby. Others enjoy blogging because it lets them express their personal opinions. There is also a group of bloggers who blog to make some money. 99% of bloggers do not earn anything by blogging. At the same time, there are professional bloggers who make tons of money by simply launching their blogs. Almost every blogger want to monetize his blog. However, it is necessary to state that blogging is not the best way to make money online. This activity is very meticulous and time-consuming. Every professional blogger will tell you that if you want some fast money, blogging is the worst solution in your situation.
Nevertheless, we already know some famous bloggers who have proved that blogging may be extremely profitable. For example, Pat Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome. His regular monthly revenue is not less than 150 K dollars. Matthew Kepnes, the owner of NomadicMatt is also one of the richest bloggers in the world. There is no need to give you all the names of famous and popular bloggers. They have proved that blogging can be a very profitable activity. Therefore, almost every blogger strives to monetize his blog.
In this post, I am going to give you some tips that will help you make your blog a money-spinning machine.
1) CHOOSE A PROFITABLE NICHE
It is clear that your blog has to sell something in order to give you revenue. There is no other way to make money by blogging is your website does not sell anything. It does not matter whether you sell your own products or the products of your affiliate partners, your web resource should sell. If you choose a single niche, your blog will attract people who are mostly interested in that niche. It is more probable that the items related to your niche will be sold very well on your website. I mean it does not make any sense to sell car accessories on the blog dedicated to medicine. Books will be sold very well on the blogs that write about reading, literature, and books. If you launch a fashion blog, you can successfully sell any types of clothes on your website. There are definitely some types of products that are sold the best on the Internet. Items that have some relation to online business, web development, web hosting, programming, different web applications and software are best-selling online products. It is very unlike that a person will buy furniture through the Internet. When buying such huge and expensive items, offline shopping is more convenient. Thus, you need to choose a profitable niche that will let you make successful sales through your blog. I write about online business, travel, personal development, and sex. Online business is one of the best money-spinning niches in the online sphere. Therefore, I have chosen this niche. Travel is not less money-making than the online business niche. More than 90% of air tickets and hotels are booked and bought online. Thus, travel is a very good niche if you want to make good money by blogging. However, these areas are too competitive and you will need to work very hard in order to monetize your blog.
Choose a good niche that can potentially bring you nice online sales.
2) BE PATIENT
This is the most important advice I want to give you. Patience is the necessary quality to be successful in blogging. Making business by blogging is utterly difficult. Do not expect to make money very soon. If you have huge financial assets, you can make money by blogging very soon. Web traffic is the most important factor that lets bloggers monetize their blogs. What are the main sources of web traffic? On most cases, bloggers get visitors from search engines and social networks. You can have some web traffic from social networks right now. You need to merely share your posts, and you will see people coming to your website. However, do not assume that this option will drive tons of people to your blog. If you share at least 10 posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and StumbleUpon, you may receive maximally 200 visitors. They will read your posts and forget about your website very soon. Search engine traffic is better, however, it will take at least three months until people start finding your blog in search engines.
Web traffic is essential for blog monetization purposes. Be patient. If you want some quick financial results, I’d suggest you make an online trade. Blogging is not the fastest money-spinning activity. Prepare yourself for a hard work and dedication. Keep in mind that blogging is a very time-consuming and meticulous movement. You might spend a whole day writing your posts, and in the end of your day, you will end up with 4 or 5 good articles. Your blog needs to have some good content in order to be monetized. For that, you will spend a lot of your time.
80% of bloggers fail in the beginning because they expect very prompt results. They make hard work by preparing their content, in the result; they do not see any desired outcomes. The traffic their blogs get is very small, people are unaware of their blogs, and therefore, they are unable to make any money by their blogging activity. After that, they start thinking that their work is absolutely useless. These things make them give up blogging.
If you look at famous bloggers, you will see that all of them have been blogging for at least 5 years. Their success was not immediate. Most of them were not blogging to make money. At first, blogging was their hobby. After some time, it started giving them good money.
Be patient, keep writing, and remember that blogging is not the fastest money-spinning business.
3) WRITE PROMOTIONAL CONTENT
First of all, you should provide your readers with high-quality content. What does “high-quality” mean? Your writing should be 100% original. Do not hope to copy some ready material and paste it on your blog. This blogging style will merely ruin your blog. Do not afraid of spending hours of your daily time to write your posts. Content is the most important part of your blogging business. If you generate a good content, you have more chances to monetize your blog.
Apart from that, you should write promotional content. I also do it very often . Write good articles sharing your own experience regarding a product or a service you have used. Insert your affiliate links in your posts. New bloggers make a common mistake. They forget about the main niche of their blogs and start emphasizing their efforts at writing promotional articles. It is wrong. I hope you won’t follow their path. Readers love exciting materials, and therefore, they will never stick to the blog that is dedicated to promotions. Write promotional content from time to time. 85% of your writing should cover your blog niche. You can spend remaining 15% to write promotional material.
4) DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG
As I have already mentioned before, web traffic is crucial for the success of your blog. The bloggers, who make huge money by blogging, have millions of people visiting their blogs every month. Your blog does not need to be ideal in order to be a money-spinning website. Web traffic is more important than anything else. Use every possible tool to drive as much traffic as you can. Make a good SEO for your blog, use Social Media Marketing, advertise and promote your blog on other famous and popular websites.
Follow these tips, and one day, your blog will become a money-spinning machine.