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Maybe you’ve been going back and forth with yourself about if you should start a blog. It sounds like fun but you have no idea where to start.
I’ll be the first to admit, starting a blog is hard work, however, it was also one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
If you’ve been on the fence about starting a blog, let me be the one to convince you to pull the trigger and get started!
1. START A BLOG TO SHARE YOUR STORY
Some people start blogs to share their story such as;
- Weightloss journey (health and wellness blog)
- Mom expertise (mom blog)
- Workout journey (fitness blog)
- Mental health/ illness journey/ recovery
Some people use blogs as a diary or to track their own journey. It’s a great way to keep themselves accountable for their diets/workout routines. Or as an inspiration/ help for other people recovering from things like bad mental health or just having a new baby.
Of course, these are just some examples but it will help you get the idea.
2. START A BLOG FOR A HOBBY
Some people start hobby blogs, and they never really plan to make any money from it. Its a totally okay way to handle a blog!
In fact, lots of bloggers start out blogs just for sharing their passion with friends and family!
3. SHARE KNOWLEDGE OR EXPERTISE ON A TOPIC
A good way to make sure you are in blogging for the long run is by picking a topic you’re passionate about.
Picking something you can’t stop talking about will;
- Give you endless topics to write about
- The motivation and excitement to keep going
- The passion for your topic which will show through in your writing
It’s important that you don’t start a blog just because you want to make a quick buck. Because as I’ve said many times before blogging is not a “get rich quick scheme.” It’s a 3-part marathon, not a quick sprint race. There is so much that goes into blogging for profit!
4. START A BLOG TO MAKE MONEY
Did you know you can actually make money from blogging? When I found that out, I was so on board!
Don’t be fooled though, making money from blogging is not easy. However, it is doable!
-HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY BLOGGING?
There are a lot of ways you can make money blogging such as ads, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, and of course, making your own product.
The first way I recommend is putting ads on your site. This will be a good start to passive income. But, this will be a very slow income when you first start out since you have very little views.
If you’d like to know the best way to start making a significant income, I recommend affiliate marketing!
-WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING?
Affiliate marketing is when you recommend a product you have used to your readers. If someone clicks your special link and buys the product, you get a commission!
Affiliate marketing is more than just slapping links on your site and calling it a day, however.
You have to be dedicated for a long time. If you want to make this your full-time gig, you’ll need to treat it as a full-time job!
- You have to put in the hours, research, and hard work to make this work!
- You have to be prepared to work without profit for a while
- Be prepared to be your own boss. You have to motivate yourself because no one else will!
There are so many challenges that come from running a blog but if you’re prepared for everything, you can totally do it!
-WHERE CAN YOU LEARN HOW TO AFFILIATE MARKET?
There are many, many blogs out there that are dedicated to teaching new bloggers how to affiliate market. I would know, I’ve tried just about all of them! You’re welcome to try as well!
However, there is a lot of bad advice out there, which I learned quickly as well. Personally, reading all of the free resources out there didn’t help me very much! In fact, it may have confused me more!
That’s why I finally signed up for the course Mastering Sales With Ell! After going through her course and learning the methods, I made my very first affiliate sale in just two short months!
After a lot of unsuccessful marketing, I finally was able to make a sale! I will always recommend her course and if you want to get on the fast track to money-making, I suggest you try it out as well!
Do you think you have what it takes to start a blog? What are your blogging plans? Let me know in the comments below!