Are You Ready to Start a Money-Making Blog?

April 27, 2020

Blogging, Lifestyle

Are you thinking about starting a blog? Maybe you even want it to be a full-time money-making business? Well, it’s not easy, but it is possible!

Anybody can make a blog to write a little bit here and there about whatever crosses your mind. But a blog that makes you money? That takes work and dedication.

So, are you ready to start a money-making blog? Keep reading to find out what you need to be a successful and profitable blogger.

Or if you already know you’re ready to get started creating your blog, check out my free ebook: Everything You Need to Start a Money-Making Blog! You can download it from my free resource library by joining my email list here.

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Writing and Storytelling Ability

Let’s get the obvious requirements for being a blogger out of the way. You need to be able to write. You don’t have to be the next Shakespeare, but you need to be able to at least use spellcheck and good grammar.

If grammar isn’t your strong suit, try Grammarly. It’s a free web extension that will check your grammar and spelling. I was pretty good at English grammar in school, and this app still catches tons of mistakes that I make and don’t even realize anything is wrong. It’s a great app, and it has saved me from publishing tons of embarrassing errors.

Check it out! It’s free!

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It takes a long time to make a profitable blog. I know that’s not what anybody wants to hear, but this is not a “get rich quick” thing. You may see the occasional post like “How I made $1000 in my first month of blogging!” That’s awesome and inspiring, but that’s not the norm.

I’m not saying it can’t be done. It most certainly can be done! But for most people, it takes a while. Maybe even years before you begin to see a profit.

What does this depend on? The amount of work you are willing to put in.

Hard work and perseverance are essential to creating a profitable blog. I know some of you have reasons why you can’t put everything into this right now. Maybe you are a parent and you can only work on your blog after the kids fall asleep. Or maybe you are like me, working a full-time job and you’re only able to do so much in your off time.

That’s okay.

It’s okay if you don’t make a million dollars in your first year of blogging. The important thing is that you enjoy it. I know that sounds cheesy, but if blogging becomes a chore, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it. If working on your blog and brainstorming ways to make it better becomes something you put off and dread doing, well then how is that better than that 9 to 5 job life you’re trying to get away from?

If you don’t want to post for a week because you have a lot on your plate, nobody is making you! All this is just to say, your blog will be as good as the amount of work you put in and no more. If you want your blog to be a profitable business, then you have to treat it like a business.

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Skill or Knowledge to Share

What do you want your blog to be about? If you want it to be a money-making blog, how is it going to provide you with income?

A conventional business makes money by selling a product or service. Your blog should be the same way. So what skill can you bring to the table to make your blog into a business?

You can sell products if that is something you know how to do. Even if you don’t know how to make a physical item, digital products are very profitable. For example, many bloggers sell online courses on literally any topic you can think of. That’s where your skills and knowledge come in. So what if you aren’t the most knowledgeable person in the world about the topic? As long as you are one step ahead of your readers, you have valuable knowledge to offer them.

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In addition, you don’t have to literally sell your knowledge within a digital product to make money! Let’s say you know a lot about photography. You could offer a course in photography as I mentioned before, or you could try a different stream of income. If you write blog posts filled with information about photography that people need and want to read, you will attract your ideal audience. As your audience reads your blog posts, you could be making money from ads. Or if you make a post about different cameras and photography gear that you like, you can make commissions through affiliate marketing. Those are just a few of the ways that you can make income from your blog without ever selling a product.

Putting Yourself Out There

No one is going to be able to find your blog if you don’t put it where people can see it. The internet is too big of a place for someone to randomly stumble across your blog and then you magically hit it big.

You need to use social media to get your work in front of people. I know it can be scary, and sometimes I don’t even like talking about my blog to people I know! But it’s the only way to grow.

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As scary as it might seem, you need to put yourself out there. But you can do it! If making money with your blog is something you really want to do, you’re going to have to drive people to your blog using Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media.

Do you think you have what it takes to start a money-making blog? Then go for it! You’ll never know how far you’ll go until you try.

Now comes the fun part: creating your blog! I’ve written a free ebook that tells you how to start a blog including everything you need to do before you hit publish. I also have a printable checklist with everything you need to do before you launch your blog! You can download the ebook and the checklist for free from my resource library. Just join my email list here!


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  1. Michael says:

    Hi Dear,
    Absolutely! This article breaks down the essentials of starting a money-making blog in a straightforward way. It’s the perfect resource for beginners looking to turn their passion into profit. Thanks for Sharing!

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