Don’t your eyes shine bright every time the idea of working from home crosses your mind? It’s like getting paid by doing your job in your pajamas. All day! But as endearing as it may sound, you still have to put a lot of effort to earn money. Nothing comes easy, anyway.
Almost everybody knows a thing or two that blogging can get you paid. But the question is, How?
- MOTIVATE YOURSELF AND START PREPPING
Arm yourself with the basic things a blogger needs before you throw yourself in the blogging jungle.
Man up on your writing skills, visit and read a lot of blogs, engage in conversations with other bloggers. You can also read some blogging books, and learn the do’s and don’ts of blogging best practices.
- LEARN A THING OR TWO ABOUT BLOGGING TOOLS
It’s not that important that you got some coding expertise and web design. It’s pretty much alright that you at least understand how posting a blog works. And how to use WordPress, Blogspot, Blogger, and so on and to do AdWords services.
- COMING UP WITH YOUR BLOG CONTENT
Okay, you already have your writing skills and blogging knowledge with you. Next thing you need is content you would want to write about.
You would want to come up with something that would sell. An attractive and interesting content, so readers always check your blog for updates. Be it the traveling type of blog, a beauty blog, an art blog, and so on. It’s true that you would have to do a bit of curating and show your artistic side with your chosen content.
You have to make it as great as possible to get a brand’s attention. These are other companies that look for bloggers that can sell with influence. They will serve as your source of income. According to an expert, bloggers whose opinions are their target market attract brands.
- PROMOTING YOUR BLOG THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Many paid bloggers promote his or her posts through social media profiles. There are a lot of social media websites so brush up on your social media knowledge and skills first.
Web marketing agencies can also help you with this. These agencies are experts when it comes to promoting businesses, including blogs.
- WAYS TO GET PAID FOR BLOGGING
Yes, There are many ways to earn money by blogging. Here’s some:
One of the easiest ways to make money on a blog is to sell advertising. Marketers pay you for ads that would appear on your web page. A series of bidding is usually done by you and the marketers to determine the price of the ads.
Affiliate marketing is how bloggers get paid when customers buy a product they recommend. This is the usual thing we see whenever a celebrity or a hot shot blogger posts something on Instagram. If you check out their captions, they would tell you to use a specific code when buying the product to get a discount. Sounds great right?
This may be the easiest and most common way to gain profit for bloggers. Sponsored content is when a company sends you free products or give you free services. This is in exchange for a blog post about a product or service they gave you.
So, you’re not going to get paid for just staying at home. You would still have to exert a lot of effort in running a blog before you collect money from it. But it’s going to be easy if you put your mind to it like what the old folks say!