All of us have a hobby that sometimes we don’t even think that can give us a means of income just by doing it. Some of these include crafting, cooking and of course, writing.  

My hobby is blogging! Among the above-mentioned hobbies, I think blogging is one of the least expensive ones. Just by staying at home, this gives me a chance to do my own thing. I love to right. My passion for it traces back to when I was younger. I used to write different kinds of stories on my laptop for others to read. Sometimes, I even unknowingly spend my whole free time doing it. Little did I know that in just doing what I enjoy also can also be profitable. And, yes! I am actually earning a lot by continuously doing what I am passionate about. 

There are many ways in how you can earn in blogging. You can start by setting a theme. For instance, if you are a traveler, then you can use your experiences to give some tips and advice to people on how to best maximize their time traveling abroad. For movie lovers, you can simply provide reviews on the latest movie you’ve watched. Products’ reviews are also a popular blog content especially among those newly launched in the market. If you are into real estates then why not provide a list of companies that buy homes for cash, and tips or advice to people wanting to sell their properties. There are lots of things you can about as long as you are passionate about it. There is no excuse for not finding one unless you don’t really want to pursue it. 

As for me, I’ve learned the theme I want for my blog through reading and researching. It is also through this that I learned about how you’re going to make money. You may want to take the same path too to be well-guided in your pursuit of an income in your hobby. You can learn about what is in demand, and start there. Who knows? Your blog may be the next big thing in the market. Like me, all that is left to do is to keep on pursuing and improving your topics and your writing style. I have been blogging for several years now and never in my dreams, I see myself stopping anytime soon. 

Blogging isn’t just a hobby that you can earn money from. It also benefits us in numerous ways. One example is that through blogging we are able to meet other people. People have different opinions and unique perspective in life so it’s hard to find one like you if you won’t explore. In my years of blogging I’ve met a lot of people living in different places, different countries with the same passion like me. Even if you can’t really see each other personally, the sharing of stories is always a good way to jumpstart a camaraderie.  

In blogging, you will gain more knowledge by researching. Whatever topic want to write about, you reading other articles can help you. This will be your foundation in coming up with topics after topics that can be interesting to your readers. This will make whatever you write effective too.  

If you are business minded or you have a business as well, blogging is a perfect way to endorse your products. But, don’t ever try blogging if you are not into it or you just want to earn money from it because surely you wouldn’t last. Choose only a hobby that you love and makes you happy. 

Do you just love sharing your thoughts online? Are you maintaining a blog?

marketing and blogging

If so, are you well aware that your simple hobby can turn into an awesome moneymaker? Yes, blogging which you do on your spare time and even serves as your stress relief can definitely help you earn a lot of money. The great thing about it is that you can do it anywhere – in the comfort of your bedroom, in your awesome glass garage door in Tulsa, or in your favorite café. No matter where you are, as long as you have your computer with you, or even a smart phone or tablet and wifi, you are sorted.

To start converting your blog into a moneymaker, here are some things that you should consider:

1. Establish your brand.

When you start your blog, think about what you want it to be. If you are already an established blogger, with followers and a good online reputation, then that is already a good start. If not, then do your best to clean up your writing; define exactly what your niche is – say you are writing about travel, food, mom tips etc. This is important in order for you to position your blog and for your readers/followers to understand what it is all about.

Understand different revenue generation methods.

There are various ways for you to earn from your blog. The important thing is for you to go through all of these revenue generation methods, study them and determine what works for you. Among the most popular ways to earn from blogs include:

2. Joining affiliate programs

There are various affiliate programs that are offered by different online retailers such as Amazon.com or BN.com. The key here is research. You have to understand how each affiliate program works so you definitely have to read up. Note that affiliate programs usually work by putting advertisements on your website. However, you will only get paid when a visitor to your website actually clicks on an ad and purchases something.

3. Ad placements

You can also market ad spaces on your blog. This only happens usually when your website gets enough traffic and great content. Brands will pay you a specific amount to get their ads on your blog site and some will even pay you on a per-click basis especially if you subscribe to Google AdSense, Tribal Fusion, Value Click Media and the like.

4. Merchandising

You can promote different merchandise on your website and have it printed. This is usually a good way for artistic types to earn from their blogs.

5. Other money-making schemes

Of course there are various other ways to earn from your blog, you can hold contests in partnership with other brands, write promotional articles, reviews and so on. The important thing to remember is to keep up with the trends.

6. Always be a professional.

Of course we all want to earn. Some people even resort to negative tactics and schemes in order to do so. My advice, don’t. This will create a negative backlash on you. Just maintain professionalism at all times.

blogging and content

You might have come across the catchphrase “content is king” several times in your blogging research. No matter how tired you are of hearing about it over and over again, content continues to be the primary consideration of all bloggers.

Great blog content is important for several reasons. Foremost of this is the fact that it is content which drives traffic. And traffic is definitely important in marketing your blog and earning from it.

So how do you ensure that you have great content? Here are some tips:

1. Your content must always be original.
Google penalizes websites that engage in plagiarism. If you copy content from other websites, your blog will always be at the bottom of search results, all because of Google’s algorithm updates. As much as possible, come up with original ideas and concepts. Those who are researching online are always looking for the next best trends.

2. Spark people’s interest

Create engaging, interesting headlines. This is what will drive visitors to your site. Headlines are important because sometimes this is what most visitors will read when they get to your blog. So make sure that it is engaging enough to get them interested to read your post and stay in your blog. If they do, they are more likely to click ads posted on your website.

3. Use actionable and engaging content

Do not be afraid to ask people to engage with your blog. Make sure that you use content that leads to conversions or make them debate or comment on your articles. This enables you to also rank better.

4. Add images and videos

It has been noted that videos and images increase the amount of time visitors spend on a particular blog site. Make sure that these added graphics enhance the value of your content.

Are you now ready to create more content? Keep checking this page for more tips.