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How To Make Money Blogging
Guest Post by Christine Holland
Imagine quitting your job, traveling the world, and living life on your own terms. To most people, this seems like an impossible fantasy, but it’s completely possible when you start a successful blog.
Whether you just want to learn how to make extra cash using the Internet or want to become a full-time blogger, following the information in this article will be vital to your success.
There are millions of blogs out there and only a small percentage of them make any money at all. There are three simple reasons for bloggers don’t make a significant amount of money:
The 3 Secrets of How To Make Money Blogging
1. Their topic sucks
You can create a blog about anything. If you don’t care about making money, talking about subjects that people don’t care about is okay, but you will never make significant money from your blog.
In order to make money, you need to blog about a topic that people care deeply about. Your blog should provide valuable information that people would gladly pay for. It’s the only way to build and audience and the only way to sell a product (or other people’s products through affiliate marketing).
2. They are not an authority on their topic
No one will care about your blog if you only “talk the talk” rather than “walk the walk.” If you aren’t credible, no one will care what you have to say. If you have a bodybuilding blog, you better have an incredible body. If you teach others how to make money online, you should have already made a good amount of money through the Internet.
If you aren’t an authority on your topic, people won’t listen to you. They don’t just care about your journey. They care about the valuable information that you can provide from your own experience. You must be an authority on the topic you blog about if you want to make money blogging.
3. They don’t take blogging seriously
If you want to learn how to make money blogging, you need to treat it like a business. If you treat it like a hobby you won’t get anywhere. Luckily for you, most people treat it like a hobby. Their blogs will be here and gone in a minute. If you treat your blog like a real business, you will rise above 99.9 percent of other bloggers pretty quickly.
The secrets of how to make money blogging are to choose a topic that readers will pay for the information, where you can be an authority on that topic, and take your blog seriously. Put out great content regularly, engage in social media consistenly and you will start to build a following.
Once you have built a decent following, you can start monetizing your blog. So how do bloggers make money? The answer, more often than not, isn’t “advertising.” Most bloggers make the majority of their income from either their own product or from the commission that they receive from other products.
Follow the secrets of blogging, build a following, then promote either your own product or someone else’s. Now that’s how you make money blogging.