You want to make money blogging right? Sure you want to, cause if you don’t want to, then this is the right time to stop reading. This post will guide you on how to start a blog, how to write and how to monetize your blog and promote it.
I’m sure you must have seen people who started blogging and made nothing from it, or, if I’m right you may have started a blog at some point in time only to discovered that it was pointless as no money was coming in. Then you are in luck because today you will learn why people who started blogging failed and how you can stand out and make good money online.
For anyone to be able to make money blogging, they must be able to solve a problem, the interesting thing with a blog is that you can solve hundreds of problems with one blog! Just look for a problem, research on the solution, blog about it, add a way to get money off it, share your blog on social media groups that may have that problem and boom.
Now you have to continue reading because if you stop here, I assure you that you will get confused. So, first things first…..
What is a Blog? How do I write my blog post?
According to the Oxford dictionary, a blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
A blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.Oxford dictionary
There you have, the number one reason why people read blogs- ‘it’s conversational’. So when writing your blog, structure your words as if you are talking to a friend or someone who needs help, don’t be too formal, just let it flow. This takes me to the next important question
Who reads blogs?
This quesion may sound vague, but believe me, it may be the difference between a succeful blog and a failled one. Stay with me, i will explain.
When a marketer goes out with a product, the first thing he will ask his self is, who is my target market? It will be senseless for a shoe marketer to go to a street where people who don’t have legs live and hope to make big money from there. Make sense rigth?
So when starting your blog or before you start writing, your first question should be, ‘who will read my post?’ get the answer to the question and then write for the people you decide should be your audience, they are your target market, they will make you money, don’t forget that.
Now that you know what a blog is and who reads them, let’s take a look at how to monetize your blog and make money off it.
Sign up for Google Adword
This is the most popular of the ways to monetize your blog, you must have a blog already before signing up for an account, google pays you per view or per impression meaning, the number of times the ads were shown to your visitors. The payout (
Sign up as an affiliate marketer for products
This is where the easy money is, but depends on what you choose to market or write about. In affiliate marketing, you will be given a link when you sign up for any of them, this link will be used to track your sales or other activity that you do with the link. Some popular affiliate websites that Nigerians can join include Maxbounty.com and Jumia.com
A quick example of how affiliate marketing work; say you sign up to sell a beauty product that cost ₦ 17000 and you get a 10% commission anytime you make a sale, This means that you will get ₦ 1700 on every product sold through your link. that easy. Now Imagine selling 100 of which product in a month, how much will you make?
You may also choose to sell your own product and keep 100% of the profit which is good or you can run an ecommerce website, click here to read more about running your ecommerce website.
Yes, you have to write, or maybe not totally. Like I mention before, blogging is about solving a problem in an informal way. There are steps to follow if you want to write a good blog and they are….
- Identify a problem.
- Research on the topic, read other blogs and magazine if possible, get a unique solution to the problem.
- List the solutions in bullet points, this will help your write-up flow well.
- Start writing, make sure your English is good, use the app Grammarly if you must to correct sentences.
- Don’t forget to include relevant pictures in your post to catch attention.
After writing, share, share your post on Facebook, LinkedIn, Nairaland, Twitter, share everywhere, also on groups and other forums that may need your solution. You can opt-in for paid social media ads once a while if you sell your product or an affiliate product.
There you have it if you will like to start your blog or build a website, contact us today to set one up for you and give you tips on how you can make money with it, fast. Chat with us using the button on the left of this screen or click here to request for a service from us.