Blogging online is very popular nowadays, but then again, what isn’t when it comes to making money online right? How can you make money online blogging though?
Don’t you have to constantly write, where is the money in that? You can’t buy someones words right? These may be questions you have when it comes to blogging.
Are these questions that you might have, and not knowing the answers have maybe left you thinking that you want to try blogging, but not if you can’t make money from it
What Exactly Is Blogging
So, what is blogging? Are you just creating a website and writing about anything and everything? Do you just write about one thing? That would get boring I bet, wouldn’t you think?
The word blog in the dictionary means to add new material to or regularly update a blog
- write about (an event, situation,topic etc.) in a blog
The blog style has really changed since it started back in 1994. In the beginning it was more like and online diary or journal. Then things started to change.
People figured out that they could actually share anything and communicate it to others. This was when blogging really begin. Enjoy this short introduction to blogging video.
Now you can blog about your cat or your dog, maybe even dog training or known health problems in cats. Have you traveled around you country or other countries and have stories you would like to share? Yes, you can create a blog on that.
Blogging is basically relaying quality and useful information to an audience (readers). Your content will be how you help your readers.
You are providing them with helpful information that they are searching for. Most bloggers choose and audience they want to help because they already have a niche (something you are passionate or knowledgeable about, a hobby or something you want to learn more about).
What To Blog About
They have chosen this niche because they are usually very passionate about it and want to help others. Being passionate about your niche gives you the upper hand when creating quality content.
Blogging means you can write about almost ANYTHING, travel, food, animals, crafts, how to’s, meal planning for dieters, classic car collecting, and the list is never ending. Pick your niche and pick your audience and start blogging. Simple right?
It isn’t as hard as you may think, but there are steps to take to become a blogger. Having great titles will draw your readers in. Raising their curiosity will make them want to click on your post and read further.
Don’t let this confuse you. It may seem like a lot of steps to take, if you haven’t done it before. If you decide to actually become a bloggers, you will look back and say “why didn’t I do it sooner”.
Being successful at it, for more than a year takes commitment as you have to continue to write. You can’t just start making money and then stop blogging.
Do I Need A Website
Thanks to the internet providing us with endless information on everything you can think of, everything that is on the internet, is on a website.
Whether it is a company website that was already built by their IT, or a small business owner who created it themselves on a paid platform.
Having it built for you, can cost you some money, and please don’t fall for scams saying “make mega bucks on free website we built for you”. It is not the truth and you will lose some serious money.
You do need a website in order to have a place to design your blogs to appeal to your readers eyes. Think about reading a book. Would you want to read something that has no pictures?
Your eyes don’t. They like that visual effect. Don’t you tend to get tired of reading something with no pictures? I do.
You will also need a domain (more like a parking space for your website).
This can also get tricky. If you already have experience in blogging, you must be just seeing what others are saying on this topic, or maybe you want to make sure there is not something better for you out there.
Either way I want you to know what is involved and I want to ensure you don’t just take off wanting to get started and run into a financial mishap.
Not only will you need a website, a domain, a host for your domain and security for it, you might even need some training as well.
What Level Are You On
Most of us have a general idea about what blogging is or what bloggers do anyway, right. They write stuff. Some of us may even be subscribed to a blogger or two.
Maybe that is when you started thinking about becoming a blogger. What level are you on, just means, how much information do you know about blogging and what it might cost you to actually start your own blog?
For those who may have a better understand about being a blogger, do you know exactly how you will monetize your site? Do you already have a website started?
Those of you who are just starting to research the idea, do you think you are comfortable just finding somewhere to build a website and start blogging?
This question pertains to either or, do you know the proper way of writing your titles or taglines? Are you able to find the best keywords for your blogs?
What about getting traffic? Where would you start when you have your site ready and want to attract visitors and get traffic flowing to your site.
These are just a few questions that will help you see what is involved in blogging, and I am sure you already knew some of them, or maybe even all of those that I just spoke about. It isn’t as difficult how it may seem though. Honest.
Where Should You Start As A Beginner
We have discussed what you might need, so where do you start, where do you go first? Can you get everything in one place, is it expensive?
You need to choose the right blogging platform. This will be where you create your content. You can check out WordPress (the best platform around) and not have to worry about building you website by having to use codes. I also get it free.
I use them myself and it is so much easier than the other platforms, that aren’t user-friendly, or designed for beginners. I didn’t have to manually install WordPress either like on other programs.
Manually installing WordPress requires you to know how to use Zip folders/files, php files as well as software. I am not good with that, which is why I am where I am. A much simpler platform. WordPress can cost $4 to $25 a month
You can go to GoDaddy, NameJet.com (I do not use them, they are just a couple I know of) etc to purchase a domain name. I get everything I need at one place.
For a domain name you want to be careful when choosing it, as well as where you buy it from. You want something short, easy to remember, and don’t use any special characters or numbers. A domain name typically cost $10-$12 per year.
You need someone to host your newly purchased domain you need someone to host if for you. A quite popular one that I hear a lot about is HostGator. The lowest package available here is $2.64 a month with one domain.
Jaaxy has many features that will help you not only find the best keywords, but also allows you to use the alphabet soup technique, site rank, brainstorm as well as save your keywords to a list. You can get 30 free searches.
After you free searches, Jaaxy will be $49 a month. However, you can get Jaaxy free (lite version which has everything you need), by becoming a member of this amazing platform that I use.
I have Jaaxy lite and it does everything I need it to do and then some. Even if you were to decide to use the same platform, and decided to join, you will definitely see that you are saving money, getting a more beneficial platform easy to use, and you have everything RIGHT there.
How Does Blogging Earn Money
Blogging isn’t just to write about what you enjoy in life or about your knowledge about something. Blogging can earn you a substantial income when done the proper way.
This will be where the tools we have touched on will be helping you in making your business one that can earn you money. Targeting the right keyword, (and quality content), will help in getting traffic to your post and on the first page of Google.
You will be able to find affiliates that fit your niche and apply for affiliate links. If you sell affiliate products then you receive a commission. You can promote as many products as you like as long as they fit your niche.
There are so many ways especially with the amount of products out there hat can be promoted as well as a never ending cycle of niches. You just have to find your own niche and start from there.
Come Give It A Try- Beginner Or Expert
Whether you are new or not, you don’t have to go at it alone in order to start your own online blogging business. I can take you to where you will be taught everything you need to know as well as all the tools to build you business.
If you watched the introduction video above it showed headers, and footers as well as being able to add media, menus and many other tools to enhance your readers experience. They are all avilable, as well as learning how to add them.
You will even be able to try it completely free, and get two free domains. You never have to upgrade unless you want to. You will receive the first 10 lessons completely free.
Even the best blogger will learn something new here, or at least be able to refresh themselves on marketing. You should always look forward to learning.
You will not find a platform that can walk you step by step trough getting your own business set up. You aren’t setting it up for someone else, you are doing it for yourself. Design your own logo, you can even do it for free.
No time limit on getting through the training, you do it on your own pace, and whatever time of day you want to so it. Need help? There is always someone available to help you anytime, day or night.
You will have everything you need all in one place, and no upsells to deal with either, no trickery. The only think you might buy (other than going premium) will be a domain. The 2 free ones are sub domains, you won’t actually own them.
But if you go premium, you get 25 free domains and you can have 25 purchased domains, hosted there. You will have full access to WrodPress, no coding involved. You can have your site up in seconds (minus the content).
It will be YOUR own business. This amazing platform was created in order to help others like yourself to benefit from what has led the owners to their success.
Not a get rich quick, let me take your money and say see ya kind of scam. But real peolpe sharing their knowledge with you in step by step lessons with vidoes as well.
When they set out on their journey to create this platform, they had you in mind. Someone who deserves the chance to build their own online business correctly without charging you an outrageous amount of money yet giving you the best training, support and tools to help you succeed.
Start your blog today by clicking here. You have nothing to loose and your own business and knowledge to gain.
I hope to see you on the blogger side.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, I would love to hear them.
I love to respond.
Wishing you the best in all you do,