In short, yes; you can really make a living by blogging. But, you’re not going to make a fortune overnight and it takes patience as well as an understanding of the changing marketplace.
Despite the financial happening in excess of 10 years ago the economy is still struggling to fully recover. In short it is common for men and women to be looking for alternative ways to earn money. This is why so many people are now starting online businesses. You may be surprised to realize that approximately 540,000 people become new business owners every month!
That’s the reason why you need to take the right steps to make a living by blogging; it’s probably not in the way you’re thinking. The great thing about blogging is that anyone can do it; students, retirees or mums looking to improve the quality of life for all their family.
It’s time to learn the secret to making a living by bogging.
The key to making money from your blog is to have a following. This will effectively create a customer base. But, in the majority of cases this is a gradual process that will take 2 or 3 years; sometimes longer.
If you are going to write about something for 2 or 3 years without a financial reward you need to be passionate about your subject.
Having a niche subject is advantageous but the key is passion for your subject; this will help you to keep writing posts and building the all important customer base.
It’s worth noting that you can boost the traffic to your site (potential customers) by using Pay Per Click advertising; this improves customer flow but you still need to create the blog information and product / service.
Avoid Ads & Sponsorships
This used to be the key to making money from any blog but you will always be limited by the number of visitors to your site. In addition you’ll be spending a lot of time and effort promoting your blog just to drive the customer away from your site through an ad or sponsorship.
Instead you need to focus on what your brand is and what it is that you are offering to others. You will be spending a lot of your time promoting your blog. When they arrive on your page, they need to see a relevant product that they can buy; your product.
The great thing about this is that you don’t need a huge following to start selling items and every happy customer will potentially recommend your site to others.
Get The Landing Right
You need to have new blogs on your page several times a week. This will help your site to be rated high in the search engines and boost traffic.
However, while you need to create good content it is also important to think about your landing page. A good landing page will be optimized to meet your specific needs.
This will ensure every visitor gets the information they seek, wants to stay on your page and ultimately purchases your product, service or goes through to your affiliate link.
It takes time to build the customer base and the right blog site; but it is worth it when you start making a living from it.