Blogging is big business nowadays. There are hundreds of bloggers around the world raking in thousands from their blog – so how do they do it? We don’t want to bore you to death about the things you probably already know (like how to set up a blog). So, we’ve put together seven quick and easy tricks to kick start the money making.
1. Visual Appeal
It’s all very well putting together a blog and posting content, but people aren’t going to stick around if they don’t like the look of it. People are picky when it comes to the sites they choose to spend time on, so meet their needs! Making your blog visually appealing doesn’t have to cost a fortune as there are plenty of cheap – or free – templates on the market. Spend a little bit of time creating a good looking blog and the visitors will come rolling in.
2. High-Quality Content
One of the best ways to get more visitors and more profits is by creating high-quality content. If you’re filling your visually appealing blog with drivel, then nobody is going to be interested. Make sure that your content is written well, has an interesting point of view, and is engaging. Tick all these boxes and watch your traffic numbers rise.
Search engine optimisation is the perfect way to keep visitors coming in, months after a post has gone live. Try creating evergreen content that Google will want to rank highly for certain keywords. In-depth articles and guides are the perfect way to create long lasting content. Also, consider the SEO of your website as a whole.
4. Promoting Your Blog
You can’t just post high-quality content and hope for the visitors to come, you need to get out there and make a name for yourself. If you don’t know how to promote your blog then it’s time to do some research. SEO (see above), social media, networking opportunities; these are all perfect ways to promote your new blog.
One of the most popular ways for bloggers to make money is through Google AdSense. This could be because it is also one of the easiest ways for bloggers to make money, too! All you need to do is sign up for an account, place the code in your site, and then watch the money fill up your bank account. Don’t bother with AdSense until you’ve followed the tips above, however.
6. Affiliate Links
If you look at any of the most profitable blogs on the internet, you’ll see that they all have one thing in common. They promote affiliate links. Again, this isn’t something you should be doing until you’ve followed all of the tips above. You should have a steady stream of visitors before you begin monetising. Affiliate links are easy to use and can make you far more money than AdSense.
7. Be Patient
A lot of people think that making money from blogging will happen overnight. It won’t. Keep creating quality content and build up those regular visitors first. Only once you’re established should you venture into the different money making avenues. It may take some time, but when you get your first payout it will all be worth it.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to work your way through this list and see how easy it can be to make money from blogging. Make sure you let us know how you get on!