Many people now-a-days are looking for ways to make money. And many are wondering specifically about blogging. Can you make money with blogging? How quickly can you make money, and how much can you make? How do you make money with blogging?
All these questions and more we’ll take a look at with this article. Making money online isn’t that hard, and it’s even easier when you do it through blogging.
In the end we’ll see that in the long run, making money online isn’t something that is hard to do, nor is it something that people should be afraid to get into and try out. So here we go into seeing how to make money online for dummies!
What Exactly Is Blogging?
When you ‘blog’, you write about a certain topic that you like and continue to write things about that topic that interest you and your readers.
Blogging is something that has become more popular in this day and age, with many sites allowing to host your content for free. It’s become an easy way to keep up in touch with friends and family, and share how and what you are doing in life.
Blogging for money is a little different from normal blogging. The reason is that for most ‘normal’ bloggers, you blog about your life. With blogging for money, you want to choose a topic that you are very passionate about, and one that you can write and write about, because that is what you’ll be doing.
So maybe it’s a hobby like coin or stamp collection. Maybe it’s a passion, like religion or philosophy. Or it’s one of the arts or sciences that you enjoy. Whatever it is, make sure it is something you enjoy.
I keep on saying something that you enjoy because some people will try to pick something that may seem like you can make a lot of money writing about, but when they don’t see results quickly (in a month or two) they start to lose interest in that specific topic, and in the end don’t make any money with blogging.
So choose something you enjoy!
So How Do You Make Money?
So you’ve found something you want to write about and that you enjoy. For example, let’s just pretend that you choose religion, and are specifically going to write about men and women of that particular faith.
There are two main ways that you can make money with blogging. One is running relevant ads on your website so that those who come to your blog will see those ads, click on them, and you will make some money. The other way is through being an affiliate.
Being an affiliate is the main way most bloggers do it.
What it means to be an affiliate is basically you tell people about a certain product or service, and if they buy it through you, then you usually make a commission anywhere from 4% to 40% of what they spent on that certain product.
So if you are blogging about religion, and are talking about a particular person from that faith, at the end of the article, you can link to a book about that person, and if someone buys it, you’ll make some money.
How Much Money Can You Make?
Many people want to know the answer to that question, but the real question is, how much do you want to make? If you want to make 10K a month, and you put in the work and effort, then you’ll make 10K a month. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these articles:
These people worked for what they wanted, and they got it in the end. And 10K isn’t a magical number. If you want to make only 2K a month, or 100K a month, as long as you keep on working at it, and don’t quit, you can make that much.
How Long Does It Take To Make Money?
Once again, another question must be asked to learn that question. How much time are you willing to put in to it? If you’re working on it part-time, you’ll usually start seeing results in around 6 months. If you’re working on it full-time, you should see results in 3 months or less.
The results may not be great, but with each month, your earnings will get larger and larger, and you’ll soon be on your way to be making that certain amount you want to make.
Typically, a site will take no longer than 2 years to reach it’s full potential.
Now I know, some of you are thinking that two years is a long time. But let’s put that into perspective: most people go to college or university for about 4 years to earn their degrees.
What’s the difference?
Well, if you worked on your own blog for 4 years, you would end up having your own business, where you can work anywhere you want to, at any time. You also wouldn’t have any debt and probably would have quite a bit saved up, assuming you weren’t living too extravagantly.
On the flip side, if you went to university, you would have a degree, no business or job, and probably have quite a bit of debt that you had acquired.
The point I’m trying to show you is that two years isn’t that long of a time period that most people think it is. It is long in the sense that you will be working full-time and sometimes not see any potential to what your doing, but if you stick to it, you’ll come out with a greater outcome in the end.
No Longer A Dummy
We started this blog by saying this was going to show how to make money online for dummies. But as you read this, hopefully you’ve learned some stuff and want to continue to learn more about what I’ve discussed above.
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You’ll learn how to get people to your blog, how to become an affiliate with businesses, and get some great tools that you can use to be a more effective blogger.
Also, joining will allow you to come into contact with me, where I can personally help guide you into this new realm of making money with blogging.
Hope to hear from you soon!