Choose Something You Know and Love
This is so, so important. You need be consistent with your blog and your writing, there’s a lot that goes into a blog including photography, marketing, editing and managing multiple social media platforms, you will only want to keep up with blogging if you are passionate about the subject you are writing about. Don’t just start a a blog to earn money as it will take YEARS until you are earning a large amount. Follow your passion rather than money.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Why do I read the blogs I read? What do they do well that draws me in and keeps me coming back? Chances are if your reading blogs on a particular subject that should highlight your interests and guide you on what kind of content you want. For example, if your always reading beauty blogs – beauty’s the one!
- What is something that no one out there is doing? Why? – Here’s the difficult part, if I use beauty as an example there are SO many beauty bloggers. So try and find a different angle on the content. Has this idea been done before? Is this niche saturated? If so, how could you do this differently?
- Who do you want to help? Always think about your audience if you want to retain them as consistent readers – this is really important as you need to be adding value to keep your readers coming back.
Monetizing and finding a gap in the Market
The bad news? The blogging market is saturated. The good news? Every industry is. As i keep repeating do not start a blog purely to earn money, you won’t last. It isn’t easy to earn money in this industry, but importantly, it is possible. It’s hard to get into any worthwhile industry. Do you realise how hard it is to be a lawyer? A dancer? An athlete? Everything worth having doesn’t come easy.
So now you have hopefully picked your niche, lets delve into how you can get that moneyyy!
There our multiple ways to monetize your blog, i have’t delved into this yet, but as I work in digital marketing i know well how these works, and they do and CAN work if you work hard enough:
TOP 5 WAYS TO EARN MONEY THROUGH YOUR BLOG
- Pay Per Click Advertising.
- Affiliate links
- Advertising Widgets. …
- Advertising Space. …
- Affiliate marketing.
If you would like me to go into more detail about the 5 ways above let me know in the comments section.