Is it really possible to earn income from blogging? Seriously, can one actually make a good living from blogging? The answer to these questions is a big fat YES.
Okay, in this post I will basically tell you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about blogging. Currently, the internet is bursting at the seams with people claiming that you can make millions and millions of dollars through blogging – that is, if they purchase a particular product or service to help them rake-in the cash.
On the other hand, there are people who write about just how impossible it is to make money through blogging. Many of these writers even go on to say that anyone who claims to make money blogging full time is a cheat, a liar, scam artiste or is simply selling a product or service on the subject of making cash online.
Here some things that you need to know about making money from blogging:
It is Possible to Make Money Blogging
If you are patient, you will realize that you can make money from your blog. There are bloggers who started out small, and have gone on to become full time bloggers earning six figures monthly. Some bloggers even employ other people to work for them.
Some people start to earn money from their blog in as little as 5 months – thanks to the many monetizing opportunities available to bloggers in this internet age.
There is Actually no Single Way to Monetize Your Blog
Most of the successful bloggers out there are actually full time bloggers, and they monetize their blog differently. They do everything from selling ads, to selling e-books, to creating membership areas, to promoting offline businesses, to running affiliate programs, to marketing themselves as inspirational speakers, to even having publishing deals etc. Please know that many successful bloggers have a combination of several income streams.
There are several ways to monetize your blog:
- Selling ad space
- Provide virtual or physical products and/or services
- Affiliate marketing
There are NO Set Formulas!
The internet is filled with people selling “Quick Formulas” that will help you get rich in an instant…hmm, then pigs can fly!
When it comes to blogging, it is important that you do not get suckered into the whole “Get Rich” scheme that many people are selling out there. These so–called gurus claim to have the magic formula that will help you succeed as a blogger, if only you just follow a step by step guide in their e-book or special 3 in 1 CDs – yeah right.
There is simply no set FORMULA!
Every successful blogger you meet will tell you a different story of how they became successful. Well known bloggers have forged their own path to being where they are. The only thing that successful bloggers have in common is the fact that they remained “Persistent”.
Remember, each blogger has a different target audience, and every niche monetizes differently. You can learn from what other successful bloggers in your niche are doing and use it as a sort of guide to help you build your blog. It is important that you also forge your own path.
Several Niches Monetize
There is an erroneous belief among some people that the only those who blog about making money online are the only ones who earn a substantial revenue with their blogging activities.
This is far from the truth.
You can make money blogging about everyday topics such as relationships, parenting, career advancement, personal development.
A Lot of Bloggers Do Not Make a Full-time Living from Their Blogging Activities
Agreed, not everyone starts a blog with the sole aim of making money. As a matter of fact, some people choose to blog and pass on their wealth of knowledge without the thought of monetizing their blog. The number of bloggers who earn money from their blogging acti8vities is on the rise, but the truth is that most bloggers do not make much money from blogging.
Building Your Blog Takes Time
Yes, some people are raking in the cash with their blog, but it is important to understand that these bloggers have invested the time and effort to build their blog from scratch. 85 percent of successful bloggers have actually been blogging for a minimum of 4 years or longer, while others have been blogging for 3 years or less.
There are bloggers who have spent a whole year blogging without making a single cent and when they started monetizing their blog, they gradually started earning a few cents to turning their blogging activities to a full-time endeavor. It is possible to earn $10,000 per month with your blog, but you will need to ensure that you invest the time and the effort.
Please know that blogging for money is far from a get-rich-quick scheme. You will need to take some time to build your personal brand, earn the trust of your readers and build a good reputation. Even if you have been blogging for 4 or 5 years, this does not guarantee that you will earn a decent income.
Blogging is a Lot of Work
Longevity is far from being the main key to having a profitable blog. Most full-time bloggers display a common trait. They are people who do not wait for things to happen, they take swift action. Blogging and passivity are like oil and water, they do not mix!
Most make-money-through-blogging products talk about making passive income with blogging. There is a lot of work involved when it comes to building a profitable blog, so do not let someone fool you into thinking that you can make money from blogging passively.
It takes a lot of work to create content that people will want to read on a daily basis. So, you need to know what is happening in the community and also monitor the business side of your blog while you are at it.
As you now know, blogging takes a lot of work; the secret is building a blog that connects with your readers.