If you happen to be sitting on your couch watching TV and wondering how you can be more productive and make more money, then this guide is for you. If you recall, we actually did a guide on making money online, one way was to make money by blogging. This guide will focus primarily on blogging, what we offer to help you, and some general tips and tricks to maximizing your success. Strap in; it’s time for blogging!
What is Blogging?
Blogging is closely related to writing a book. You write articles online about whatever you want, and it can be fiction or non-fiction. Usually, bloggers write reviews or teach skills that other people are interested in. However, there is nothing wrong with writing a really great fictional story that grows over time. If there is an audience for it, there can be a blog for it. Some of our customers are bloggers. Some examples of our customer blogs are listed below:
How to Start a Blog?
To make money by blogging, you need to start a blog first. There are a lot of ways to get started. You could build your own website from scratch using a website builder or your own coding skills. This allows you the most control over the site’s design and how you want to funnel your users to the blog content. You can also use a blogging solution called WordPress. This post focuses on setting up WordPress using our state-of-the-art managed WordPress solution. Before we dive in, the very first thing you should do is get a domain name if you haven’t already. A domain name is what users will put in the address bar to get to your site. You can use any domain registrar, including us, to register a domain. After obtaining a domain, check out our 10-minutes to WordPress guide to get set up in 10 minutes or less.
Make Money By Blogging
After you have spent money to get set up, where does making money come into play? Good question. Bloggers make money in three typical ways:
- Google AdSense
- Crowd Support (Patreon)
- Merchandise Sales
The most obvious statement we can make here is that you should do all three to make the most out of your revenue streams. The easiest of the three listed is getting on Patreon. Patreon is a site for content creators where supporters can sign up for subscriptions and get rewards for supporting content creators. The second option most pursue is Google AdSense.
One money-making service is AdSense. AdSense is when you allow Google to display ads on your site, and you get money for clicks. The difficult thing about AdSense is that there is no clear path to getting accepted. Signing up is easy, but Google does not provide a checklist to get accepted into the program. You can learn more about AdSense from Google’s blog here.
Lastly, there is the selling of merchandise. This is as simple as creating a storefront using many sites that users can buy from. You see a lot of Twitch streamers with these types of storefronts, and you may be wondering how to get started. We have included a list of storefronts that you can sign up for to help get merchandise to your community quickly. Put together; these are great ways to Make Money By Blogging!