As bloggers, we definitely have the intention to be successful in our blogging career so as to generate revenue out form it. If you can make your blog successful, then there are various ways of making money blogging. Advertisements are definitely the most important source of income for any blogger. Though there are many unconventional ways to earn money blogging, but advertisement remains the biggest source of income for any blogger till date.
But does every blogger becomes successful in their blogging career and are able to make money from blogging? No, the answer is a BIG NO. There are thousands of blogs taking birth every single day, with the hope that someday they will also become successful and popular enough to monetize it. But statistics say that only 5-10% are able to achieve their dream of having a highly paying blog and other’s fail only because they dont know the basic things they should remember if they really want to make money from blogging.
In this article, I am going to show you 5 basic yet the most important things you must remember if you want to make money with a blog. Blogging is your passion and your dream, dont play with it, start taking it seriously right from this moment.
1) Find Your Niche Wisely
Inspite of being the most important factor for any blogger to remember before starting a blog, it is also the most important factor to remember if you truly want to monetize your blog. I have covered a detailed step-by-step guide on finding a perfect niche for your blog, a few days ago. You must consider this with utmost importance if you want to make real profit out from your blog for a long-term.
Though in my previous article on niche, I told that every niche is profitable if and only if your are best at it. So don’t worry about chossing a worng niche that will not pay you. But consider to be the best at it and it is only possible if you have passion, interest and devotion to your niche. Proper knowledge about your niche and knowing the right way to present your knowledge is although a very important aspect in making money blogging.
Finding a niche for your blog is a very important decision in blogging and you must not make a mistake in it. It is an as important decision as your father took while admitting you to your first school. Here, imagine yourself to be your blog and your niche to be your school. If you are not admitted to the right school then your entire educational career will be ruined, same for your blog.
2) Deliver The Best Possible Content To Your Readers
Advertisements is in some way directly proportional to traffic and authority. Any advertiser before giving an advertisement to your site will see how much traffic it earns and its authority as a blog in search engine’s eyes. To make this possible you must deliver the best quality content possible to your readers. Quality content is the key to make money from blogging. Respect and give value to each and every visitor and they will value you too by becoming you loyal reader.
You can grab your advertiser’s eyes with a great Alexa Rank, Page Rank, Compete Rank, e.t.c and this is possible only if you deliver great quality content to your readers. Remember, Content is Always King. If you really want to earn money blogging, don’t dare to deceive your readers by delivering low quality content. Don’t write article’s just for the sake of writing. Always remember quality should be your first priority over anything.
3) Don’t Start Monetizing From Day One Of Your Blog
This is a very important thing that you must remember, if you want to make money with a blog. If you start putting advertisements on your blog form day one. Then advertiser’s and visitors, both, will think that your main focus is on earning money and nothing else. Don’t let this happen as this can prove to be a huge blow to your blog.
At least for the first 6-8 months, don’t think about earning money from your blog in any way. Just concentrate on building the authority and reputation of your blog among readers. There is no rule as for how much time you should not concentrate on earning money after starting your blog. But don’t think of money until you have a descent Alexa Rank, Page Rank, Compete rank, Subscribers and reputation among your readers. When you have achieved some or all of these criteria’s then consider to submit your blog to some advertiser’s.
4) Start Building Your Authority and Brand
Advertiser’s always love to advertise on site’s that have a brand value and authority. So start building your authority among both readers and search engine’s from today. The key to gain authority is to deliver great quality content to your readers. Think about your readers before writing a single article, and your readers will also think about you.
Try to brand your blog. Try to make something unique about your blog that other’s in your niche don’t have. Make your blog attractive to your readers which in turn will also attract advertiser’s. This is just what you want. You will see offers from various advertiser’s waiting in your inbox. Direct deals. No brokerage. Just in the professional way.
5) Hard Work. Patience. Determination
Making money blogging is not at all difficult if you abide by these golden rules. Many people keep money in their first preference and land up in earning nothing. Remember one thing, if you want to make money from blogging, don’t jsut think about it from the beginning of your blogging career. Invest your hard work, time, dedication and love to work. It will definitely pay you in the right time.
Nothing can replace hard work, dedication, determination and love for your work. I have seen many of my friends who started blogging, and could have been very successful blogger’s, but they failed only because they kept money as their main motivation. Money is itself a great way to motivate anyone to blog. But it doesn’t happen in long term. Making money blogging can be simple enough if you keep it that way, and do your work properly without looking at the results a very single day.
Share your blogging venture with us, and tell us how these 5 Golden Tips have helped you in making money with your blog?