Why You Should Motivate Yourself to Make a Blog? (This content is specifically for beginner)

There are many reasons to have a blog and the primary reason is to make money. But, it's not that simple. Your blog has to be very interesting, useful and neat.

Monetize your blog
Let's monetize your blog.

I would like to share with you the most effective ways of making money with a blog. So, it would be better to concentrate on considering how to attract a lot of readers and to make money from them.

Here are some successful bloggers that earn more than $100,000 a year :

There are other bloggers who earn multimillion dollars from their blogs such as Huffpost, Engadget, Copyblogger etc. But, as a beginner, how about you aim to get the first $50,000 from your blog in a year.


What niche do you want to choose?

Firstly, what would you like to talk about?

Choose one niche that would motivate you to make at least three posts per week. You can update your blog daily but you should aim for quality over quantity.

There are so many niches you can choose such as technology, food, fashion, parenting, investment, health, personal, pet, vehicle, travelling, planting, etc.

You should make it specific about your niche. If you choose technology, you should pick a smaller niche such as smartphone or camera. If you choose smartphone, you should focus on another smaller niche such as 5G phone, or phone's accessories, or pick only one brand phone (iPhone, Samsung, Sony, Oppo, Xiaomi, etc).

If you don't want to pick a specific niche, I suggest you to make a personal blog. In personal blog niche, you can write about your life, work, home, family, friends, etc. You can also share your opinions about any products or services in your blog.

After you decided what niche to choose, it's time for blogging.


How to make a blog?

It's easy to create a new blog. You can use any of these platform :

Blogger

Go to blogger.com and create your new blog. It's free but your blog's url would be like these : yourblog.blogspot.com

Give some effort to get your own domain from Namecheap. After that you can use Blogger as the host for your new domain.

Read here if you don't know how to host on Blogger.


Wordpress

Go to wordpress.com and create your new blog. It's free but your blog's url would be like these : yourblog.wordpress.com

Give some effort to get your own domain from Namecheap. After that you can use Wordpress as the host for your new domain.

Hosting your domain on Wordpress would cost you about $5 per month or get discount if you choose to pay bill yearly, about $35 per year.

Read here if you don't know how to host on Wordpress.


Tumblr

Go to tumblr.com and create your new blog. It's free but your blog's url would be like these : yourblog.tumblr.com

Give some effort to get your own domain from Namecheap. After that you can use Tumblr as the host for your new domain.

Read here if you don't know how to host on Tumblr


How to monetize your blog?

3 basic ways of monetizing your blog.

1. Selling

You can sell a physical product or digital product.

Physical product is like a smartphone, powerbank, earphones, shirt, soap, shoes, etc.

Digital product can be an e-book, app, online course, webinar, audio, video, etc.

What if you don't have your own products?

You can sell someone else's products on your site as an affiliate or dropship. You don't need to worry about the shipping, because it will be handled by the company which sells the products through the affiliate program or dropship program.

What is the difference between affiliate and dropship?

You get paid from affiliate when someone click on your affiliate link and make a purchase.

If you choose affiliate marketing, you should register any of these : 

Dropship is when someone buys from you at high price, you buy from the supplier at low price and the supplier will pack and deliver the goods to your customers using your name as the shipper.

High price - low price = your profit

If you choose dropship program to monetize your blog, check these out : 

You can also provide services to your client. But, not all services can be done entirely online.

The services that could be done entirely online are ghostwriting, copywriting, proofreading, graphics design, programming and etc.

The services that cannot be done entirely online are cleaning, plumber, car wash, babysitter, cat keeper, electrician and etc.

Additionally, you can sell your blog. Your blog price would be based on the revenue per year.

For example if your blog get $1000 from Adsense per month, your blog price is $1000 × 12 = $12,000.

The price of your blog could be lower or higher. It's up to you.

If you decides to sell your blog, you can sell it on marketplace such as flippa, empireflippers, or sell it by yourself without any online marketplace. Again, it's up to you.


2. Advertisements

The easiest way to monetize from your blog is to place ads on your blog. You get a small payment when a visitor clicks on the ad.

Consider one or two of these ads network for your blog.

2.1 Google Adsense

The most famous ads network in the world. You can see most blog owners use it. Go here to register as Google Adsense publisher


2.2 Media.net

Alternative to Google Adsense but with a more stricts requirements. Some of the requirements are your blog's content need to be in native English and the majority of traffics needs to come from US, UK and Canada. Go here to register as Media.net publisher


2.3 PropellerAds

The less strict ad network for you if Google Adsense and Media.net rejects your blog. The ads display on your blog would not be as good as Google Adsense or Media.net though. Go here to register as a PropellerAd publisher


3. Sponsored

Get paid by making an article about your client's products or services.

If your blog performs very well, your client (with a very big budget) might be intetested to give you a fully site sponsored. 


How to get a lot of traffics for your blog?

After creating a blog, you must get a lot of traffics to monetize it. Not just traffics but unique traffics.

2 basic ways of getting them.

1. Free

You can easily spread your blog for free on social media such as Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest etc.

You can also increase your blog's traffic by go to other people's blogs to write comments. But, do not comment on blog that do not provide a url placement section.

Alternatively you can check these out to get free traffics.


2. Paid

If using free methods is not effective, you can further increase the popularity of your blog by using paid advertising. You can use any of these :

Google Adwords

With Google Adwords, you’re in charge of your online advertising costs. Never pay more than your monthly budget cap, and you can stop any time. Google Adwords registration here


Microsoft Advertising (formerly Bing Ads)

Reach 681 million monthly unique searchers on the Microsoft Search Network (Comscore qSearch (custom), June 2021, Worldwide desktop traffic only) and 250 million unique users through native advertising on brand-safe experiences (Microsoft internal data). Connect on platforms and sites people use every day to get things done across work and life. Microsoft Advertising registeration here


Outbrain

Outbrain helps brands and agencies connect with one-third of the world's consumers engaging with content on the open web. Outbrain registeration here


Twitter Ads

Hundreds of millions of people use Twitter to discover what’s happening in the world. Twitter Ads can help you connect with them and achieve meaningful results. Twitter Ads registeration here


Reddit Ads

Reach influential communities talking about today’s most relevant content. Reddit Ads registeration here


Apart from using companies that provide advertising services, you can hire influencer to introduce your blog.

There are 4 types of influencers :

  1. Nano Influencer (1000 to 10,000 followers)
  2. Micro Influencer (10,000 to 100,000 followers)
  3. Macro Influencer (100,000 to 1,000,000 followers)
  4. Mega or Celebrity Influencer (more than 1,000,000 followers)

Search for something related to your blog niche in any social media. You can find influencers in Instagram, Youtube, Tiktok, etc. Hire someone who have more than 10,000 followers / subscribers but lower than 50,000 followers / subscribers.

Besides lower budget than macro-influencer, a micro-influencer serves more niche audiences and can be beneficial to your brand because they provide access to a small subset of a targeted demographic interested in your business.

You can read more about micro influencer is better than macro influencer here.


Conclusion

You must be ambitious about your blog by constantly writing new topics and make your blog reknowned.

So, set aside some time, come up with some interesting topics that you want to write about, and finally make a blog that will help you become a better content creator and will also make you money.

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