17 Bright Ideas to Start Earning Money with Blogging

17 Bright Ideas to Start Earning Money with Blogging

Ever though about earning money with blogging? While blogging used to be a hobby, and while older generations may not see it as a ‘real’ job, there is serious money just waiting to be made online. Bloggers all over the world are earning a better living than they would in traditional employment by harnessing their talents and passions and blogging full-time. However, starting a blog doesn’t automatically send money rushing into your bank account, as it takes time and effort just to drive traffic to your site. The following 17 bright ideas explain how you can start earning money with blogging.

  • 1

    Make Sure Your Blog is Interesting to Others - While a blog is personal, it should fall into a broader, popular category. Even if you become more niche as time goes on, your blog genre should be appealing in order to gain readers to begin with.

  • 2

    Decide If Your Blog Will be Personal - For many people, special interest, travel, or political blogs are written in the third person, and while they aren’t anonymous, they’re not overly personal. However, personal blogs read like diaries – they’re popular and can garner a loyal following, but be aware that you’ll end up sharing a lot with your viewers.

  • 3

    Be Original - While your general category needs to be popular, you should have your own angle and spin on it – you need to stand apart from the thousands of other blogs and bloggers.

  • 4

    Do Your Research - Look at other successful blogs from people who make a living from their work. Get ideas, tips and tricks from people already succeeding in the job you want for inspiration.

  • 5

    Use Online Research Tools When you’re looking into potential blog posts, you can use Buzzsumo tool to see what’s popular and searched for in your niche.

  • 6

    Get New Skills - Most successful bloggers are also able to add beautiful photos or engaging videos to their posts – mastering these skills and adding them to your blog can help drive traffic and increase your popularity.

  • 7

    Use Keyword Planners - A keyword planner helps make sure that your blog posts will reach your audience and be easy to find. Without good keywords, your posts will just be lost and fade into the background of search results, so use Google Keyword Planner or Wordstream tool to succeed.

  • 8

    Make Sure Your Title Reflects Your Personality - While you’re writing within a general genre, your title should reflect your own individual spin on the category, while still making sure it’s clear what the category actually is.

  • 9

    Get Sponsored - Offer your services to businesses who want products promoted. It’s a great way to get paid for writing, and if a post proves to be popular, you can start charging more for sponsored posts, or reap the rewards in advertising money.

  • 1

    Make Sure Your Blog is Interesting to Others - While a blog is personal, it should fall into a broader, popular category. Even if you become more niche as time goes on, your blog genre should be appealing in order to gain readers to begin with.

  • 2

    Decide If Your Blog Will be Personal - For many people, special interest, travel, or political blogs are written in the third person, and while they aren’t anonymous, they’re not overly personal. However, personal blogs read like diaries – they’re popular and can garner a loyal following, but be aware that you’ll end up sharing a lot with your viewers.

  • 3

    Be Original - While your general category needs to be popular, you should have your own angle and spin on it – you need to stand apart from the thousands of other blogs and bloggers.

  • 4

    Do Your Research - Look at other successful blogs from people who make a living from their work. Get ideas, tips and tricks from people already succeeding in the job you want for inspiration.

  • 5

    Use Online Research Tools When you’re looking into potential blog posts, you can use Buzzsumo tool to see what’s popular and searched for in your niche.

  • 6

    Get New Skills - Most successful bloggers are also able to add beautiful photos or engaging videos to their posts – mastering these skills and adding them to your blog can help drive traffic and increase your popularity.

  • 7

    Use Keyword Planners - A keyword planner helps make sure that your blog posts will reach your audience and be easy to find. Without good keywords, your posts will just be lost and fade into the background of search results, so use Google Keyword Planner or Wordstream tool to succeed.

  • 8

    Make Sure Your Title Reflects Your Personality - While you’re writing within a general genre, your title should reflect your own individual spin on the category, while still making sure it’s clear what the category actually is.

  • 9

    Get Sponsored - Offer your services to businesses who want products promoted. It’s a great way to get paid for writing, and if a post proves to be popular, you can start charging more for sponsored posts, or reap the rewards in advertising money.

  • 10

    Use Online Writing Tools - While coming up with a title, headlines, or even content, the online writing and editing tools such as Essayroo or Bigassignments can provide really useful insight.

  • 11

    Be Satisfied With Design - No matter how good your content is, to be noticed and remembered your blog will also have to look great.

  • 12

    Use Social Media to Your Advantage - Social media is where you’ll get most of your followers, and see the most returns from direct marketing, so it’s worth spending a lot of time cultivating a great online profile across relevant platforms. When creating or managing your social media campaign, use Buffer or Australian Help to compose and distribute your posts effectively.

  • 13

    Make Guest Appearances on Other Blogs -You look more reliable and trustworthy, plus can gain followers by appealing to a whole new audience.

  • 14

    Make Sure Your Posts Can Be Scanned - Layout is incredibly important. If your posts are just line after line of text, your readers will soon leave the page. Use subtitles, short paragraphs, and short sentences as well as gifs and images in order to keep your reader entertained.

  • 15

    Optimize Every Post for SEO - Yoast is the best way to stay on top of SEO and make sure your posts appear at the top of search engine results to drive traffic your way.

  • 16

    Host Giveaways - This is one of the best ways to drive traffic your way and gain email subscriptions and repeat visitors, plus as you only need to give one thing away, it’s relatively low cost.

  • 17

    Create Paid Content - Once you’re a success, you can really capitalizing by selling t-shirts, tote bags, e-books or online courses selling the secrets to your success.  Monetizing a blog is hard work, but following the above tips helps keep things nice and simple, and soon you’ll see the benefits in your bank balance.  

    • Gloria Kopp is a digital marketer and an elearning consultant at Academized. Besides, Now she is a regular contributor to such websites as Engadget, Huffingtonpost, Boom Essays,  etc. Check her articles on Studydemic."

  • 10

    Use Online Writing Tools - While coming up with a title, headlines, or even content, the online writing and editing tools such as Essayroo or Bigassignments can provide really useful insight.

  • 11

    Be Satisfied With Design - No matter how good your content is, to be noticed and remembered your blog will also have to look great.

  • 12

    Use Social Media to Your Advantage - Social media is where you’ll get most of your followers, and see the most returns from direct marketing, so it’s worth spending a lot of time cultivating a great online profile across relevant platforms. When creating or managing your social media campaign, use Buffer or Australian Help to compose and distribute your posts effectively.

  • 13

    Make Guest Appearances on Other Blogs -You look more reliable and trustworthy, plus can gain followers by appealing to a whole new audience.

  • 14

    Make Sure Your Posts Can Be Scanned - Layout is incredibly important. If your posts are just line after line of text, your readers will soon leave the page. Use subtitles, short paragraphs, and short sentences as well as gifs and images in order to keep your reader entertained.

  • 15

    Optimize Every Post for SEO - Yoast is the best way to stay on top of SEO and make sure your posts appear at the top of search engine results to drive traffic your way.

  • 16

    Host Giveaways - This is one of the best ways to drive traffic your way and gain email subscriptions and repeat visitors, plus as you only need to give one thing away, it’s relatively low cost.

  • 17

    Create Paid Content - Once you’re a success, you can really capitalizing by selling t-shirts, tote bags, e-books or online courses selling the secrets to your success.  Monetizing a blog is hard work, but following the above tips helps keep things nice and simple, and soon you’ll see the benefits in your bank balance.  

    • Gloria Kopp is a digital marketer and an elearning consultant at Academized. Besides, Now she is a regular contributor to such websites as Engadget, Huffingtonpost, Boom Essays,  etc. Check her articles on Studydemic."

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