How to Create a Blog That Generates Income
Are you tired of working on something you don’t love? Well, why not generate an income through blogging.
Step #1: You need to pick a niche. The niche should be something you are passionate about or else you will eventually quit.
Blogging doesn’t generate income fast, it can take 6 to 12 months. Hence you should be passionate about the subject you are blogging on.
You can also use Google Trends to see if your niche is small or big.
Step #2: Sign up for hosting. Bluehost is usually the easiest one to get started with as it has a one click “WordPress” install. Once you install WordPress, you can then select a free design.
Step #3: Sart writing content. Make sure you are writing content that people want to read. If no one wants to read your content you won’t do well. So before you start writing, come up with topic ideas and ask others what they think.
When writing your content make sure you create an appealing headline. 8 out of 10 people will read your headline, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest of your content.
If you are wondering how to create an appealing headline, check out the Copyblogger headline formula.
Step #4: Outline your content before you start writing. Think of your high school English class. From the introduction to the conclusion to the body, outline your content.
A few more tips to follow are that paragraphs shouldn’t be longer than 5 or 6 lines, you are using the words “you” and “I” as well as including subheadings. This makes your content skimmable and more enjoyable to read.
Make sure you ask a question at the end of your conclusion as this will help encourage comments.
Step #5: Link out to other blogs. When you are writing content you have to link out to other people to cite your sources. This ensures your content is credible.
Step #6: Write 1 to 3 times a week. Being consistent is important or else your blog won’t grow. Try to blog 3 times a week if you have the time.
Step #7: Get readers back to your blog. You can use the free tools Hello Bar and Subscribers. These two tools will get people coming back to your blog on a regular basis.
This will make it easier to monetize in the future.
Step #8: Monetize your blog. You have multiple options when it comes to making money. You can try Google AdSense, which is ads Google puts on your blog.
You can test out affiliate links through Clickbank. In which you get paid every time you promote someone else’s products or services and you drive a sale.
You can create your own products or services. From things like selling clothes if you have a fashion blog to creating an ebook around a pain point your readers are facing the possibilities are endless.
Or you can do all three if you would like. And that’s how you generate income from blogging.