Some people just don't realize it, but yes, it’s true! You can really make money online using your blog. Initially people started blogging just as a hobby and to put their thoughts or experiences in the form of a diary.
Slowly and gradually, many bloggers discovered that blogging is a great medium to generate part time income and even a full time living can be made.
As long as you enjoy writing and you have a passion for a topic on which you can write, blogging can definitely help you make money. All you need is a computer with connection to internet and a platform for blogging. Blogging to earn money is a great way for anyone who is interested in almost any niche topic.
Getting a platform for blogging is not as difficult as it sounds. There are many websites that are ready to host your blog for free. You can check out Blogger.com, WordPress.com or Blog.com to create a free blog.
However, I would recommend you not to go for these free-blogs. They come with loads of restrictions and don’t look professional.Also read: How to create a blog.
You should create a self-hosted WordPress blog under a domain name that you own. It will cost you few bucks but definitely worth it.
We also spoke about niche topic. Let's understand what’s that. Here is the Wikipedia definition:
A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focusing.
Before you start a blog, you must choose a specific topic of interest and target a niche market. By doing that, you are focusing a group of people who might be interested in the posts that you are going to write on your blog. So, on your blog, you will focus on the articles and information related to that niche only.
You need to blog regularly in order to keep people coming back to your blog. Once you start getting good traffic to your blog, you can begin to make money from your blog.
You can put some ads on your blog. If the visitors click on those ads, you will get paid. This is the basic concept for making money from a blog. However, there are many more ways of making money from blogging and we will have a detailed look in our next post.
Are you ready to start a blog? Create your own blog by following the step-by-step and easy to follow guide on BloggingStudio.com. If you want to just focus on the main business, that is, content writing, you can outsource the technical stuff to a WordPress Installation Service provider.