Blogging can be a fun way to express yourself, to reach out to like-minded people and even try to make a bit of money. If you just blog for fun, it might be difficult to get any income or even drum up much interest, but finding a niche might do the trick.
Niche blogging simply means finding a topic or a category that will attract readers and followers. The topic doesn’t even need to be near and dear to you, you can learn about topics as you go.
However, you may have a topic already that people are interested in, and that is to your benefit. You will already be well on your way. Here are a few easy ways to make money blogging.
How to Make Money Blogging
There are a few ways people can actually make an income with their blogs, but you won’t likely become a millionaire overnight. But you may be able to blog your way out of your day job, and that is already a win.
Use it to sell your own company
If you have your own company, a start-up or small business, you can use your blog to sell your products or service. A blog can usually be connected to all of your other social media platforms, and that will allow you to reach a lot more people.
It’s a good idea to follow a lot of other blog writers who are within your same niche, as they will follow you, in turn.
You can review products for other companies and then link them to your blog. If your blog is for baking, for instance, you can contact companies who have products you use or want to use, and review them.
They send you the products and these reviews can be used on their site, and you can make money off the review each time someone clicks on it. The blog post will be on your site, and theirs.
You can include affiliate links on your blog. Like the reviewer link, it’s basically the same thing. You make a commission off the clicks on the link from your page. If your affiliate is selling new bakeware, you can include that in your baking blog and make money every time someone visits their site via yours.
You may have acquired a lot of followers for your baking blog. You can sell space on your blog to advertisers. You can seek them out, or if you have a lot of followers or maybe a ‘celebrity’ endorsement, they may come to you.
There are different ways to get paid for these. It could be a one time fee, there could be an ongoing monthly rate for ads, banners or a link or you could just mention them in your post.
Write what you Know
A good tip is to not just jump on some trending bandwagon because you think you will make money fast. You should pick a topic you know about, that will be popular with a certain group of people and not require a lot of research.
Take your time, build your base and enjoy the blog. Here are some more ideas on how to make money blogging.