One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “how do you actually make money with a blog?” There really are so many different ways, and I want to show you that it is possible for YOU to make money blogging too! The best part….it’s totally up to you how much time you put into your blog, and how much you want to make!
1. Love what you are doing..
If you start a fashion blog, but don’t have a passion for fashion..I can almost guarantee that you won’t make hardly anything from that blog. The best part of blogging is it is a way to make money doing something that you love. If you are writing about things that excite you and make you happy then your readers will feel that, they will be more inclined to read what you have to say, and return for more! So figure out what you love!
2. Google Ads
This is a quick and easy way to start making money from your blog. It’s easy to sign up and use, and every time someone clicks on your ads..you get paid! Visit Google Adsense to get started.
3. Market Your Blog
You need to get LOTS of followers on your social media accounts. Pin the articles on pinterest, share them on facebook and instagram. The more traffic you can get to your blog and website the better!
4. Make Your Blog Pleasing to the Eye
Mess around with different ideas, layouts, color schemes, etc. Visit other blogs that seem popular and notice what they do. If your blog is messy and hard to read then it doesn’t matter how amazing the article is….readers will exit out as quickly as they got there.
5. Affiliate Marketing
You can make a lot of money through affiliate links on your site, and there are SO many different affiliates out there I’m almost positive you can find some that will work with your blog. One simple example is Amazon. You set up an account, and put links to products on Amazon articles into your articles, and each time someone buys something from your link you get paid a % of the total! It’s definitely worth it to take some time, and research different affiliates and find some that will work best for you.
6. Write Posts Regularly
The more traffic you have, the more money you will make. So write at least a few posts a week, and make sure to pin those posts on pinterest. Get your name out there, so people want to click on the article even more when they see that you are the one who wrote it!
7. Don’t Let Old Posts Get Lost
It doesn’t matter if a post is 2 years old, you can still get people to read it! So go through your old posts, and re-pin them, or post them on Facebook or Twitter often to keep more and more people clicking to your blog!
8. Link Your Articles
Have links throughout your articles to other similar articles on your site. Make sure that you are advertising your posts on your blog, so when a reader comes they want to stay…instead of just reading the one article that got them there.
9. Create an Email List
You know that link that pops up on blogs…it’s easy to click out of, but it’s also easy to add your email if you like what you see! When you get people on the email list you can inform them of new and exciting things on your blog, and get lots of return readers!
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