Starting a Blog for Making Money Online

| February 26, 2017 | 48 Comments

Recently I wrote a extensive post on “how to blog successfully and make your blog popular” ,  and I received a quite a few questions from new bloggers, who are  just getting into the blogging game asking me “How do they make money and start with blogging“. [updated 16 November 2017]

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The short story  is, that you will need a “Australian WordPress hosting”  account and  a good “WordPress Design Theme” to truly blog with freedom attract your audience  and grow  your  traffic to your blog.

Making Money from blogging

Making money from blogs  is not easy today, it used to be easy at one part of time but now everybody  and their dog is in the game.

Today  the blogging world  is kinda saturated  with mom bloggers, business bloggers, fashion bloggers, travel bloggers and all sorta bloggers ( my dog is a princess bloggers).

So you pick any damn niche and you already got competition.

 

It’s a struggle to survive – if your already in the game 

What google says  about what a blog is – “A blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis” – I really like this simple and to the point definition.

 

Look and search everywhere, but there is no magic mantra or magic bullet  for a Sucessful Blog .

You should definitely get your blog a USP (unique selling point) to stay in the competition. If you get this right you will get blog viewers likes and  sharing of your content, which will surely get traffic coming back to you on a regular basis, + people subscribing to your email list and also people writing to your or commenting on your blog.

These all work in your favour and also help you rank in google search

Trust me  people commenting on your posts  on the blog  and contacting you via your contact me button is a sure sign of you becoming more popular ( or in some cases unpopular) in your bloggin journey

 

When you write quality interesting  content  better than most other blogs, have a professional looking  designed blog and you share  your top written content  in the right  social media channels and forums – Your blog will soon get  noticed and  be on its way to being successful.

 

If  all of this happens  a lot (people interacting , commenting , likes on facebook, sharing your posts) and more often, then your a blogging superstar so to speak and you don’t have to chase money, but the money will chase you sooner or later.  This hows people listen to you, want to interact  with you and you  have become bit of a infleuncer, and companies and brands love that.

This is a sure sign of achieving success and if you get all these above tips/hints correct and implement it, you will be  lucky and will surely succeed.

Success surely involves one important thing  in these times  and that is making authoritative and quality content  and getting the word spread  about that “Epic Content” you created to the  blogosphere  by getting it shared on social media ( twitter, facebook, Instagram, linked in)  and  also getting mentioned by people of note in that blog niche.

Today many people do outreach  to amplify their best content  and get it shared online  and this can  work for you as well. Outreach can be done by yourself or then  you can hire an agency to do it.

Influencer’s are kinda getting big right now on the Instagram platform. Some popular infleuncers get paid  quite well if they have a huge following and can earn even more than a full time job.

Blogging aint easy , so  Don’t expect Matt Mullenweg of wordpress or Matt cutts of google to help you out with this, as this a job that will have to be done by you – by doing the hard yards.

It involves churning out  regular awesome content,  sharing it on social media, doing proper SEO so that  it shines,  promoting it and updating it regularly to match what google search needs to keep it ranked high on their search engines.

My Post of

“The 3 Steps to Setting Up a Popular and Successful Blog”

just got published at dailyblogtips.com, so you might wanna check out this extensive post  to get some tips on – How to get a successful blog going!

3 steps to suucess in blogging

For People Looking to Start a blog

Luckily there are quite a few free platforms that help you start out on blogging  totally free and so you can start your blog without spending money.

Its not my recommended way of starting a blog  if your serious about it, but if your cash strapped  then you can take  advantage of  this method. 

Most successful bloggers would have used these free bloggin services at some part of time  or maybe even when they started their bogging journey.

But, if you can  afford a reasonable >>  $3.49 hosting a month for a brand new self hosted wordpress blog. I would rather recommend this as your starting platform for which you will 100 % ownership with no risk of ban or deletion of your website by google / tumblr /wordpress.com.

My recommended service for  a self hosted blog is  the wordpress software and the recommended service provider is Bluehost hosting. The WordPress CMS is recommended, because it is one of the most versatile website software which give you 100 % flexibility in design. It also has  awesome functionality that can be added if needed with heaps of plugins , WP themes and tutorials available online to  make it  just like any professional website. It is also one of the easiest to use blog/website software.

Bluehost hosting , I recommend because I have had blogs on their servers for ages and I trust them, besides they also have a 1 click install whihc is so easy to install a website- blog in minutes, just by following their install  prompts.

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A self hosted wordpress blog is a website that your run on your purchased hosting account and have full freedom over  this website.

Most hosting  companies provide a 1 click install nowadays  to get your self hosted blog set up easily.

 

Getting a self hosted wordpress blog will also avoid the hassle of moving your blog later on  which every free blogger does eventually.

Because for sure,  if you sign up with a free service like blogspot or tumblr or wordpress.com, you will move sooner or later  to a self hosted wordpress blog like most professional bloggers do – This normally happens when they realise the constraints and limitations of using a free blog service or getting a blog deleted for a policy violation.

But choosing what service you want to start with is totally upto you and so are below some free blogging hosts listed for you, if you decide to got the free blogging way.

  • WordPress.com ( from wordpress.org)

WordPress.org is one of  the largest self-hosted blogging tool and software in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. You can check out their features here  and get a free blog at wordpress.com

Get a free wordpress blog here

  • Blogger.com ( from Google)

Blogger is free blogging platform by google.com  with a host of features to make blogging as simple and effective as possible. You will need a google account  or gmail account or  then just create one for free when registering with blogger.com

Get a free Blogger blog here

  • Tumblr.com

Tumblr is a mini blogging or micro blogging service and  lets you effortlessly share anything, Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email.

Get a free Tumblr blog here

These three services  are free to use  and if you get real popular fast you will have the option of breaking out or branching out from their services  to  transfer your blog to a paid server. Most people when it is time  to upgrade move to self hosted wordpress platform with their own custom domain name.

As I said before , if you don’t want the hassle of moving hosts and blog  later when you get more traffic on your blog and start to earn some revenue, then I would recommend for you to sign up with Bluehost which is a reliable and affordable hosting company. Click here <– to get their updated hosting  price as of today.

Here are some videos I created below  of my digitalgrog youtube channel

Intro – Digital Grog Blog Video

 

Review of website –>  Hosting 2017 ( Best WordPress Host Providers)

Website Hosting 2017 Australia 

However just starting a blog is not sufficient to make money and the best way to ensure you are doing this the right way is to get the right training right from the start. This ensures that you dont have to waste time figuring things out and can start earning money quicker.

There are not many brick and mortar university courses that teach you how to earn money on-line  and the online courses that are available are for specific niches like social media marketing, web design and on-line marketing.

The on-line marketing course available in these universities go though the traditional approach and basic concepts of on-line marketing, but is often outdated as this subject matter changes rapidly.

It is best to take a course from a on-line marketing agency that is currently practising this in the market and that is why I recommend checking out either Affilorama By Mark ling or  click bank university .

Clickbank is one of the largest marketplace for digital products and has made many millionaires.

These courses, not only provide you training to earn money on-line as a affiliate (selling other peoples products through your blog/website) but also trains you for making and launching your own product and promoting it.

Some more Useful internet marketing courses

  1. Affilorama By Mark ling
  2. CB Passive income for 2017
Step by step Instructions to start a WordPress blog 

If you don’t have a blog yet and you are ready to get started today with a wordpress website, then you might want to check my tutorial post with step by step instructions  on starting a website over here –  http://www.digitalgrog.com.au/australia/starting-a-tech-blog-in-six-easy-steps/. This post will give you a step by step break down of how to start your own wordpress blog today with bluehost webhosting.

You can start by choosing a good domain name  with our domain checker tool below

More tools : Bluehost Domain Checker

How to make money with  a wordpress blog

No one is going to give away  all their secrets for this one. But i can atleast point you int he right direction. Here are some tried and tested methods to make money with your website.

Google Adsense

This is one method whihc needs the least  effort  to make some money, but will also pay  peanuts if you dont have much traffic  to your blog or if your  blog is in a  niche where you cant earn much.

 

Affiliate income

This is where many blogs earn top dollar, by promoting  products  in the niche they are bloggin about  to their audience.  Fashion bloggers can earn thousands of dollars promoting the right brands. Technology bloggers can earn thousands of dollars promoting technology and gadgets. Food bloggers can earn hundreds of dollars  promoting products in their niche.

I have seen  many people in all of  these mentioned niches doing  anywhere from $2,000 to $40,000 a month in revenue.

 

Ecommerce shop

This is a new trend where people are creating thier own products and selling on platforms like shopify – online shops.  They are many people not stock/products on hand, but selling stuff online and  getting it shipped directly to customers from vendors in china, while making a nice commission with no inventory, this is also called drop shipping.

 

Amazon Niche Websites (amazon affiliate)

This income stream has taken off in the last couple of years. They are bloggers who write articles on certain niches. example fishing lures.

The bloggers then have links to fishing products  from amazon on their website.  when a viewer purchase  a product from amazon, they earn a commission for advertising that product on their website and making a sale.

 

While all these methods are good, there is one basic  thing they need to make money – Qualified leads or  targeted traffic to your website.

If you are getting  the right people coming to your website  who are interested in your products, you will be making sales.

For this to happen -we come back to what I have said before – SEO for your website, awesome content on your site/shop or blog,  promotion on social media  by you or a hired agency will get you on your road to success, Goodluck!!

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JJay blogs on Technology related products ,websites, SEO, Social Media and blog promotion. JJay also writes articles for Stock market , Finance and business blogs and websites.

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