How To Start A Blogging Business – That Makes Money

I want to be honest with you. It’s not easy to make money with blogging. But, here’s some good news: It’s possible to make money with blogging and anyone can do it—including you! The truth is that something awesome has been going on in the internet world right now. People of different ages and from walks of life are blogging and using it to run an online business.

How To Start A Blogging BuisinessYou may think, “How can I make money with the help of mere text and images published online for the world to see?” Or maybe, “Who would want to read my work when I don’t even know how to write?” But believe it or not, many of the most successful bloggers in the world today used to have those same thoughts. Just look at where they are right now. That’s the power of blogging!

I’m not saying that blogging will automatically make you an instant millionaire, but if you are patient and committed, that wouldn’t be possible. In this post, I’m going to teach you how to start a blogging business with a few practical steps.

Brainstorm Ideas For Your Blog

The first step to starting a blogging business is to generate an idea. Don’t worry that your idea won’t be unique. No idea is truly unique after all. But even if your idea isn’t unique, the good thing is that you are unique, your experiences are unique, and you can present them in your own unique way.

When I talk about ideas, what I’m really referring to is niche. And when it comes to choosing a niche, you have two primary things to consider. The first thing is to ask yourself what you really love doing. I’m talking about your passion. Of course, you can blog about anything, but if you choose a niche you’re not in love with, it will show in your blog, particularly in your writing.

Whatever niche you end up choosing, make sure that it’s something you are naturally curious about. Make sure that it’s something you are interested in, or if possible, something you are obsessed about. If not, you will quickly run out of ideas. Worst, you won’t be able to create content in a manner consistent enough to build an audience.

If you need help with choosing a niche, I suggest you sign up FREE with Wealthy Affiliate, a company that’s been helping people succeed online for fifteen years now. They provide training on how to start an online business, and one of the first things they teach is how to pick the best niche based on your passion and knowledge.

How To Start A Blogging Business- Blogging For Dollars And SenseI mentioned that there are two things you need to consider when choosing a niche. Let’s go to the second one, which is finding out if there are other people who would also be interested in the same thing you’re interested in. This process involves a simple Google search. Let’s say you want to create a blog about creating useful stuff out of recycled materials. What you can do is type in a keyword like “useful things from recycled materials.” You’ll be surprised that there are 105,000,000 results for this specific keyword.

Decide On A Platform

Once you’ve decided on a niche, your next move would be to decide on which platform to use for your blog. This is a crucial decision, because the wrong platform may make things a little more difficult for you to succeed online. When it comes to platforms, there are many sites you can choose from, with WordPress being one of them.

The good thing about WordPress is that it’s consistent and is actually used by 75 million active websites today. If you want to use WordPress, you also need to decide whether you’d go for WordPress.com or WordPress.org. Many beginners opt for the former because it’s easy to set up. With this option, however, your domain name will look like this: www.myawesomeblog.wordpress.com.

If you wish to run a self-hosted blog, then go for WordPress.org instead. It’s also easy to use, although you might need to have more knowledge about how to use WordPress when it comes to the initial setup. Keep in mind that both these options are free. And of course, hosting and domain registration will cost you.

I mentioned about Wealthy Affiliate earlier, but have I told you that signing up with them will automatically get you two free websites? They may not be as popular or sophisticated as WordPress, but I assure you that they are profit-ready and are very easy and quick to set up. In just a few minutes, you can already start blogging. To get your two free websites from Wealthy Affiliate, go to this link right now.

Create Quality Content That Offers Value To People

How To Start A Blogging Business - Creating Quality Content

Here’s the fun part of blogging! After choosing which platform to use and after setting up your website and optimizing it, it’s time for you to create your first content! Don’t worry if you don’t know what to write yet. Everyone starts by asking questions’ and you should, too. What excites you? What stirs passion in you? Ask yourself such questions’, and at the same time, ask yourself, too, what things excite your audience.

Another question to ask is what common challenges your readers go through. One of the reasons people read articles and blogs online is because they’re looking for answers to problems.

“How do I fix the toilet?” “What color of tile should I use for my new room?” “Where can I buy cheap car parts online?”

These are just some questions’ internet users ask, and they are usually directed at a particular problem they have. That said, when planning what content to write, consider these common problems people have to deal with regularly. In this sense, blogging is partly about solving people’s problems and adding value to people’s lives.

Speaking of value, you want to make sure that you deliver high-quality content all the time. If you picked a niche based on your interest, then you won’t have a lot of a hard time crafting awesome write-ups.

But then blogging is not all about sharing your passion. You may be genuine and authentic, but if your content is not SEO-optimized, it’s not going to reach the people you want to reach. This is where learning about SEO comes in. I’m not going to go into details about SEO here, but my point is that you need proper training about SEO if you want to succeed in blogging.

Consider Various Proven Ways To Make Money With Blogging

The best thing about blogging is that sky’s the limit as to how you want to make money with it. If you’re blogging to promote a business, then that’s already a good start. Aside from that, there are hundreds of other ways you can use blogging to make money.

The most common way and one that’s been utilized ever since blogging became popular is Google AdSense. All you need to do is add a script to your website provided by Google and start displaying ads on your page. Every time a user clicks on an ad, you will get paid.

Blogging Is A Very Profiitable BusinessSome bloggers do not use this approach and use sponsored posts instead. This works basically the same as in TV shows where you get paid by representing a particular brand. With this approach, you simply approach companies to negotiate a deal. To be successful with this one, however, you need to have good traffic stats to show companies first. You can also write reviews. This is similar to sponsored posts, but this time, you get to try a certain product for free and then write a review about that product.

And there’s affiliate marketing. This is probably one of the best ways to make money with blogging. Affiliate marketing works with you recommending a product or service to your followers with the use of a tracking link. The approach is also similar to doing Google AdSense, sponsorship, and paid reviews. This time, you get a referral commission for every successful sale a company makes through your blog, with your commission depending on the affiliate program you’ve signed up with.

Conclusion

I hope this helped answered the question on how to start a blogging business. The way I see it, affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to build an online business with your blog. But while its concept is simple, it requires that you have adequate knowledge about it for you to succeed. With that, I recommend you get yourself trained by Wealthy Affiliate first before you consider doing it with your blog.

Wealthy Affiliate provides a series of training on the basics of affiliate marketing and SEO. You’ll also get to learn in detail much of the things I have mentioned in this post. In fact, I’ve learned how to start a blogging business through my training with Wealthy Affiliate.

That’s right. I have been with Wealthy Affiliate for years now, and I owe much of my online success to them. I want to share my success with you, too, so if you’re ready to embark on a journey of online business success, click this link and create your free account with Wealthy Affiliate now!

If you have any questions’ about this bold or specifically blogging as a business please feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can. In the interim visit our website at www.TheSeniorAffiliate.com for more money making articles with blogging.

12 thoughts on “How To Start A Blogging Business – That Makes Money”

  1. at the beginning of every job, the most important thing is to have a good idea and have people who will know how to help, and that is good mentors. if you learn from someone who has already gone through that experience then you are the most protected from all the mistakes because the mentor is the one who knows what awaits you along the way. It is the same in the online business, if there is someone to show us the right way, the time until the online acquisition of money is shortened.

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    • Thank you for reading my post and taking additional time to leave us your feed back about  How To Start A Blogging Business – That Makes Money. Your are 100% correct in saying learn from people that have already found what works and what doesn’t so you don’t make the same mistakes and you will start seeing a profit much sooner than later. If you have any questions about this post feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you in 24 hours or less.

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  2. What is the biggest motivation for people to write a blog? Of course it’s not easy to make money by writing a blog so easily. In addition to creativity and a sense of something like that, you must have a good role model and support primarily from a mentor.

    This post shows all the benefits of how much your life will change for the better if you become a good blogger.

    Thank you

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    • Hi Olveir

      Thanks so much for taking time to read my post and leave us your valuable feedback which helps us understand what our readers are looking for online. If you have any questions about the post or specifically blogging feel free contact me and ‘ll get back to you within 24 hours or less.

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  3. What really matters in online business is the first few steps you took before going into it, it’s my believe that all businesses requirea you to learn a little about itin order to be able to get through easily. Starting a blogging business is really easy having this kind of information you’ve provided, it’ll be very resourceful.

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    • Hi Bruce

      Thank you so much for taking time to read this post and leaving us your feedback which is very helpful in letting us know what you are readers are looking for in products and services. If you have any questions about  How To Start A Blogging Business – That Makes Money or actually setting up your website feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours or less.

      I Wish You All The Best Of Success,

      Richard

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  4. Knowing what you want to be doing on your blog and identifying with it right from the start before even penning anything down would really make the whole journey worthy and interesting in all. I really value all you have shared here and it really makes a lot of sense. Thank you so much for sharing all you have in here. Thumbs up to you for this

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    • Hi Nath

      Thank you for taking the time to read my png post and leaving us your feedback. Your comments are very important to us as they give us an indicator as to what are readers are looking for in products and services. If you have any questions about  How To Start A Blogging Business – That Makes Money or a specific blogging questions, feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you quickly.

      The Best Of Blogging Success,

      Richard

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  5. The joy of blogging is that it involves you speaking your mind on a topic that you are very passionate about and its also a great way to earn money legit. Your article is very helpful as it will be a perfect introductory course for people who are looking to start a blog but have no idea how to go about it. They will really learn a lot from reading it. 

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    • Thank you for reading my post and leaving us your feedback about How To Start A Blogging Business – That Makes Money. I tried to cover all the bases of being a blogger without complicating it or sugar coating it giving people the impression that success would happen overnight. Like any other business it takes time to establish trust. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours or less.

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  6. Hello Richard, it’s really not easy to start an online business and I have really been really serious about anything that has to do with an online business. Wealthy affiliate is a nice place to learn and I really have been having an issue on how to pick a niche and I could really make use of some assistance from them. 

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    • Hi Justin

      Thank you for reading my post and also take the additional time to leave me your valuable feedback about How To Start A Blogging Business – That Makes Money. My advice is that when you are searching for a niche, before you say to yourself, “This Is It This Is What I Want To Be My Niche” make sure there is a market for it, in other words don’t be blogging about something that you are the only one that thinks it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

      Do some keyword with Jaxxy and also use the alphabet soup method with Google Instant by keying in one word of the time of your niche and what what other have been searching for. Google instant is a great tool for seeking out a niche to work in. Between Jaxxy and Google instant you will have more than enough information to help you decide on the best niche market for you.

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