If you are a hobby blogger and are seeing an income report like the one I publish on my blog monthly, you may find yourself wondering what the difference is between your blog and other blogs that are making money. The point here is, if you have decent writing skills, you can build an online career out of this skill in various ways. If you have created a blog, and that get significant traffic then you are already an accomplished writer. If your blog is followed by thousands and visited by loyal readers, again and again, your blog is also evolving into a brand.
Because once your blog becomes popular or earn decent traffic, there are dozens of ways to monetize it, which makes it possible for you to earn through multiple sources.
How Much Will You Earn from Blogging?
I know this is the first question you have in your mind. If you want to run your own blog, the annual income may differ based on the traffic, quality of the blog, and the way it is monetized. For example, if a blog is using ads as well as affiliate marketing to earn money, it can earn more money than those who are using only ads.
According to the statistics provided by one research, the average salary of the bloggers is around 30k per year. This is when you work as a blogger for a company.
Some bloggers earn nothing, but there are also successful bloggers who earn even more than 150k a year.
Guide To Start Successful Career for Blogging
Read about any successful blogger, and the story is almost the same. Most started blogging as a hobby and later quit their jobs to turn to blog into a full-time career.
If you know how to write quality content, blogging is very easy for you.
#1 Decide Topic First
You need to brainstorm and look into the different factors before deciding about a specific industry or niche to write about. You not only have to look at things that interest you, but also the current competition. This is why it is important to write about stuff that has low competition. The higher you rank on the search engines, the more traffic you get, and the more money you earn.
This is one of the most important things when you want to use blogging to earn money.
Ask yourself – can you do a better or at least similar job? Do you have enough time to compete with such top blogs? For example, if you want to write about beauty tips, you have to look into already popular or top-ranked beauty blogs.
#2 Get Online Is The Second
There are many numbers of the platform designed specifically for this purpose to start an easy blog and it is very inexpensive. In addition, almost all of these platforms offer free themes as well as paid versions, so you can begin without even spending a penny. The most popular blogging platforms are WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Wix, and Weebly.
Just sign-in, use a free theme and publish your first post.
#3 Now Write Continue
Write in-depth and detailed blog posts about the niche you are writing about. Just make sure, your blog posts reflect your passion for writing and the topic.
Offer great value to readers, and turn them loyal followers of your blog. Build traffic using social media platforms, email marketing, and anything else you can think of. The more content you publish on your blog, the better it is.
Here are some quick ways to make money out of your blog:
- Use Ads (PPC, dynamic ads, text link ads, video ads, etc.).
- Sell your own soft products like ebooks.
- Affiliate marketing.
- Allow paid guest posts.
- Sell your own services as the writer, content marketer, digital marketing expert, etc.
- Write guide and tutorials for the paid subscription.
Offer online course.
- Even run a crowdfunding campaign for your future goals.
- Allow surveys and polls on your blog from other companies.