There are many ways to make money blogging as a beginner. As your blog will grow, you will find many more ideas to increase your income, but these below listed are good when you are in your initial phase of blogging. I know what you are thinking. Is it possible to make money blogging for beginners?
Yes, it is possible, but it is difficult and takes a lot of work to reach the point where you can make money with your blog.
Before making any money with your blog, you need to start one and build it to the point where you can have some traffic.
How to make money blogging for beginners
If you have started a blog, then you should start thinking of making some money. If you are still in the initial phase of making up your mind, read this; otherwise, you can jump to the next section to find out which is the right way to monetize your blog.
Make your mind to start a blog.
This is really important to make your mind to start a blog and take action. I think you will agree with me on this one as believing in yourself and taking the first step is the key to success in any area of life. Writing a blog is a life-changing experience for many people, and it is for me also.
You create a little online space for yourself where you share your ideas or the problems you faced and then solved. It gives you immense pleasure to help even those people you don’t know personally. I am so happy that I started a blog, and I always have some goal setting for my blog. You never know. It can be your best side-hustle.
I know what you would think that there are already gazillions of the blog, and how on earth would you be successful? Yes, there are already a lot of blogs, but there is only ONE YOU. Everybody is unique as well as different and have their own story and style to share. Most of the technical stuff is almost the same, but the way you explain that makes it different. You inject your personality into the words.
Pick a niche
You cannot just write anything and think of making an income. The goal of your blog should be to solve a problem people are facing. It could be related to money, weight loss, becoming healthy, becoming wealthy, achieving goals, Diy, or just name it. Here is a list of niches that can be profitable for your blog.
- Health and weight loss
- Financial freedom ( debt, investing, credit cards, making money, and more)
- Beauty and skincare
- Personal development
- Time management and beating procrastination
- Food and recipes
- Entertainment and music
- There are many niches to start a blog, but you should love the slot or should be able to enjoy what you write to be successful. Because you would be writing for many years.
⭐ Pro tip: If you want to start a blog, I highly recommend Bluehost for hosting as it is fast and very secure. It will allow you to begin your blog at a meager price with fantastic customer care service and high speed.
Brainstorm a domain name
Choose a domain name that you love and feel happy about. Registering your domain name is essential. You don’t want to run into any dispute regarding the brand name. It is best to use a credited service provider. I recommend using Siteground for registering your domain name. Choosing the domain name is just a first step in starting your blogging journey. Good luck with that. If I can do it, so can you.
Start with self-hosting
You can create a free blog, which is not a good idea and is not recommended. Your free blog name would be example.wordpress.com.
If you will have your blog hosted with a paid hosting plan, then it would be
Example.com/.net/.org whatever you will choose
♦For self-hosting, I recommend Bluehost to host your blog. Bluehost has a fantastic hosting plan, which is very good for new bloggers.
The free blog doesn’t look professional. You will have less control over your blog. So it is not recommended.
Support is always a must for people like me who are not very technical. It is easy to set up a blog, but sometimes you just get stuck at even small things. It could take a long time to figure out. But with the support, you can have answers in minutes.
And it takes just one step to install WordPress on Bluehost.
Choose a theme for your blog.
The theme you choose for your blog should be responsive and clean looking. There are plenty of themes, some of them are free, but you cannot have proper support with free themes.
If you get stuck somewhere with free themes, it is difficult to come out of that. But with the paid themes, you get excellent customer support, which you will definitely need if you get stuck somewhere.
I personally use Genesis, and I love it. Genesis themes are easy to customize. And they have themes for everyone. Easy to use, and they are also mobile responsive. And the great thing is that most of the designs are minimalist and clean looking.
⭐If you want to start a blog with the genesis theme, you can check Geneses themes here and choose one for your blog.
Let me guess, you have started a new self-hosted blog, and you are wondering how to make money. If you are with this, don’t miss the next part. Here you will find ideas to make money with your new blog. Without further ado, let us read more on how to make money with a new blog.
Let us find out how to make money blogging as a beginner.
1. Paid advertisements
This is the easiest and honestly a passive income idea to make money blogging for beginners. But as a new blogger, it is tough to have loads of traffic on your blog, which makes it difficult to earn good money from advertisements.
Even then, few dollars never hurt. Some bloggers advise not to have advertisements on your blog until you have a good following and page views. While some say that if you want advertisements on your blog, have it from the beginning; otherwise, your readers will feel annoyed if you all of a sudden start advertisements on your blog.
It is up to you whether you want to have ads on your blog or not, but when I read income reports of other bloggers, which includes income from ads, I really want to have that much income myself.
2. Affiliate Marketing
What is affiliate marketing?
Here the catch is that you should love that product, and it should solve your reader’s problem. It is in your best interest to promote only those products which add value to the lives of your readers.
To be successful with affiliate marketing, you should build trust with the readers so that when you recommend some product, they believe you. It is really a passive income idea where you can make good money from just one post and sending traffic to that blog post.
If you are new to affiliate marketing, you need to learn the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. To determine the basics and go deep into affiliate marketing, I recommend learning from Michelle’s course. Making sense of Affiliate Marketing will be a game-changer. This course is for beginners, which will teach you everything you need to start making money with Affiliate marketing.
⭐ If you really want to make money with affiliate marketing, go through Making sense of Affiliate Marketing and learn the basics as well as the deeper meaning of affiliate marketing.
3. Create digital products
This one is every blogger’s favorite way of making income. Know the pain point of your readers or survey them what problems they are facing and are looking for a solution. You can create a product to solve the problems they are encountering. This will let you sell your course quickly and also help the readers solve their problem (the win-win situation for both of you )
Amira from Aselfguru is making good income by selling her digital products to her readers. She is a new blogger who is earning a full-time income from her blog with her products. She is providing the right products which help bloggers with the legal aspects of blogging.
4. Offering services
While building a blog, you learn so many things and skills which you can use to earn some money by offering these to other bloggers who don’t have time.
I provide my Pinterest services to a few clients. This is also a great way of supplementing your income when you don’t have other consistent income streams from a blog.
Services which you can offer are
- Freelance writing services
- Virtual assistance services
- Social media management
- Graphic designs ( if you are good at it )
There are a lot more, and you know better about you.
5. Make money with Pinterest
I believe you have started your blog by now, and it is time to grow it. Pinterest is the gold mine for new bloggers. It helps in gaining some momentum to your blog and getting some traffic.
I get around 40,000 pageviews from Pinterest on my other blog. I am still working hard on getting more page views so that I will be able to make some ad income. And I will publish my income report as soon as I feel comfortable doing it.
Even then, thanks to Pinterest, I am still able to make some money from my blog. And I hope to make a full-time income at the end of the year. I am still happy with my salary because I don’t get much time, and there are so many things to do when you start a blog.
If you are like me and working on Pinterest to get more page views, these courses will help you in building your Pinterest presence.
Create a Pinterest account and convert it into a business account. If you really want to create an optimized account from the beginning, learn from the Pinterest ninja course. It is a great course that can help you in creating an excellent account from the start. During the course, you feel like Megan Johnson of Lovefamilylife is teaching each and every step so clearly and precisely.
⭐ ♦ Check how this course ‘Pinterest Ninja’ can help you get your Pinterest account set up the right way to start earning some money.
→There are many ways to make money on Pinterest with or without a blog. I have written a post on how to make money on Pinterest as a beginner. Check this post and see if it can help you to make money at the beginning of your blogging journey.
6. Sponsored posts
Sponsored posts: These are the posts when you write about a product and get paid for the post. I haven’t done it, but if you are keen on making some income from sponsored posts, go for it.
As a new blogger, any money which you earn through blogging motivates you to move forward; otherwise, it is a daily battle if whether you should continue blogging or leave it.
There are many ways to start earning money with the blog. For this, you need to start a blog and drive some traffic to your blog before making any money.
All the best wishes for your blogging journey and I hope that you will be able to make money from blogging soon.
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