Blogging is a major undertaking. It takes time, dedication, and flat out passion to keep a blog afloat. There is nothing wrong with deciding to monetize your blog when the time is right.
In fact, I recommend it.
Although the amount of money bloggers make varies wildly, making money from your blog is not rocket science. It does, however, require patience, diligence, passion, and a few skills :-).
Here are a few things you need to be doing as a blogger to get you started:
Build a better blog
First things first, if your blog sucks, you won’t make money from it. How do you know when your blog sucks?
Well, chances are, you aren’t making money from it, you aren’t receiving any feedback or positive feedback, and your only subscribers are you, your mom, and an old friend of yours from high school who thinks the fact the you started a blog is “cool”.
And let’s not even talk about those of you who don’t have subscribers. (Shaking a dissaproving finger at you).
For tips on building a better blog visit THIS tutorial.
Success in any profession or endeavor takes time and diligence. You can’t hit the ground running hard for two weeks and when you don’t see immediate results quit.
It took me a year before I saw a dime from my first blog. But that was because I didn’t know a thing, and I didn’t have the intention upon making money from it.
Wanna know how to make money with your blog? The key is patience and diligence.
And I genuinely want to help. What I write in my blog everyday is free, and I don’t expect anything in return. It’s just my passion, and I feel like I should share it.
Offer help to other bloggers when you can. Join a network where you can support others in their business.
When you give to others selflessly, they will be the ones there for you when you are ready to launch that product, or promote that article.
Share as much as you can, give as much as you can
Share good content and give credit where credit is due. If you share good info, then people will follow you and listen to you (it’s called influence).
Share your story and how you made it. Share your goals and your passions.
Sharing and giving to others in biz and personally will create bonds and build your network which is mportant if you want to succeed as a blogger.
Good marketing is so important to the success of any business. Marketing yourself is important to the success of a blog and online biz especially. If you have something worth selling, which I’m sure you do, don’t neglect marketing.
Need more? Sure. Check out my Make Money With YourBlogTutorial