If your blog was not making money last year, perhaps this year could be your year of breakthrough.
How can one make money blogging?
I will help you answer the questions below:-
1. Take your blog as a business
Not all bloggers take their blog as a business. If you truly depend on your blog to pay bills, then you will drop that attitude of taking your blog as a hobby.
2. Have the passion
This is as easy as committing to your blog. Love what you are blogging about and I assure you are on the way to making money from your blog.
3. Stay focused
If you are that type that is managing several blogs so you can diversify your income source, I say to you stop building blogs empire. First focus on growing one blog and make money from it before moving to the next.
4. Do away with free things
Now you want to frown. Yes! You heard me. Do away with free things. Take your blog to a more professional level, start paying for quality. Most of you are using a free blogging platform to blog such as Blogspot.
I have a question for you? Can you decide to vacant or resume your blog anytime you like? Knowing full well you are paying for your web-hosting and domain name?
I guess the answer is No, especially when you are the sole proprietor of the blog and definitely want to put effort so you can make money from it in other to pay for your blog bill.
Paying for some essential stuff for my blog has really helped me in some way to make money from my blog.
5. Blog frequently
This is as easy as keeping your blog readers with fresh updates consigning your blog. Blogging frequently will make readers want to revisit your blog again.
Have you ever is this old formula:
One of such way to get traffic is by blogging frequently.
6. Posts Quality
While you are blogging frequently, make sure you provide quality.
7. Build an email List
There is a saying that “the cash is always in the list”. I found this to be very true.
Start building your list today. Put in a subscribe email form on your blog just like mine to get subscribers….
The quickest way to increase your subscriber is by offering them something free. An example is an eBook.
8. Sell to your email list
Like I said there is always cash on the list. Start selling to your email list today. You can begin my emailing them something they might be interested in and are willing to pay. I can assure you if you have an email list of let’s say 5000 subscribe at least 10 will responds.
9. Build authority and credibility
The secret to every successful blog is its readers. Your blog readers are the key to unlocking your blog potential to make money. If your blog is on technology, build an authority. Let your blog readers know your blog is the Go-To-Blog When it comes to technology. Let’s your readers trust you enough even to the extent of parting away with their money just to know more about your blog, attend your seminars and buy your products and services.
It will be a lot easier to sell to your email subscribers when you are an authority in your niche and your subscribers trust you enough.
10. Guest posting
Start guest posting on popular blogs in your niche to gain exposure.
11. Be social media active.
12. Have an easy to navigate blog
Practicing all these points will lead to the ultimate objective, which is making money from your blog.
Your comments are appreciated!!!