The straight forward question I would love every blogger to answer after reading this blog post is “can you make money with your blog?”. If you never thought about this before, I am sure you would have a conviction after reading to the very end of the last line of this article. So put on your seat belts, remain focused and avoid anything capable of distracting you while you read.
A lot of bloggers are just doing blogging for the fun of it. Some are into the business because someone else has shared his testimony as to what he was able to achieve financially with his blog. In a nutshell, those guys are here to experiment; they want to see if what they were told was true. They are not too sure if they got the right information. They are also not sure whether it is really possible to make money with your blog.
Blogging keeps attracting a lot of people who are even convinced within themselves they are not good bloggers. They adopt every unthinkable survival tactic like content scraping, plagiarism, blackhat techniques, keyword stuffing, etc. to fit in and try to make a living in the blogosphere. Unfortunately they forget the fact that whatever you do in the wrong way would fade away sooner or later.
Why are you desperate to make money with your blog?
The economic hardship, coupled with the high unemployment rate has made a lot of people become desperate to survive at all cost. The fact blogging has become popular in recent years and has turned several people into millionaires has made everyone feel it is a place to make decent money, with or without hard work.
Come to think of it, it is not every blogger that made money online that actually made such money through the “whitehat” method. Some made theirs the other way round. Their own testimonies have not really helped matters. However, with Google’s frequent change of algorithm, hard times await those bloggers who want to earn decent money without total commitment.
How do you make money with your blog?
Having looked at both sides of making money, it’s time for us to get down to real business. So sit up properly because the plane is about to ascend into higher altitude (lol). You want to earn some passive income and take care of your numerous financial responsibilities, right? Then let’s look at how you can build your money earning empire from scratch to the top:
1. Blog about your passion: Did I say it is possible to make money with your blog? Yes, I did! To start with, passion is critical to your financial success. To be able to start and then remain committed and focused, it is important to blog about your passion. Hard times would certainly come during the formative years of your blog, but it is the passion you have in your chosen niche that would keep you going. It is the passion that would keep the true blogger writing without being frustrated when the money does not come as expected. Passion would provide the impetus, the desire, the motivation and the inspiration to keep going.
The Rules of Passion
The rules of passion to observe here include:
i.Be passionate about your niche.
ii.Never blog about what you have no passion for.
iii. Add passion to your writing tone and style.
iv. Accept all temporary setbacks with passion.
v. Treat your blog readers with passion.
vi.Answer all questions with passion and vigour.
If you add passion to every aspect of your blogging, the sky would be the starting point of your blogging success.
2. Blog regularly: You are in the process of building a financial empire with blogging. The money is not going to come immediately. The potential to make money is already there. The money is locked up in your content; the more you write content and provide lucrative business ideas, the closer the money comes to you. The regularity of your writing and the quality of the content would bring the cash out faster than expected. So update regularly with the whole of your heart.
If you blog about a particular topic and it brings you a thousand visitors, don’t sit back to pop champagne. Never rest on your oars because failure to continue with the updates would make the visitors dry up in no distant time and return you to the status quo. Forget about money for now. No Google Adsense, no affiliate products, no e-books or anything else should be promoted on this blog yet.
Observe the following rules here:
i. Blog regularly