How to Make Money Blogging Even If You Are A Beginner
Making money blogging is not easy as most people say. It’s even harder to make money blogging if you are a newbie to online world. Without having any connections or loyal readership, you can’t make passive income from your websites.
Here are few proven ways to make money blogging even if you are a beginner.
How to make money blogging in 2014?
Start building an email list
There’s a reason why I suggested you to build an email list before talking about different money making methods. Email list is the new currency. It is all about building trust and telling your audience what your site is and who you are.
You can’t convince online people to buy stuff from you without having a relationship. You need to build trust to make money online. There’s no other better way to build trust than building an email list.
Observe any successful online marketer who is making a living from online, you will notice one thing, email list. Every top blogger recommends you to build an email list because they all know the importance of having an email list.
Email list is not only useful for building trust, but it also helps you to
- Drive more traffic (targeted audience who are interested in buying your products)
- Build specific audience
- Increase your conversion rates
- Make more sales
Choose a better auto responder for building your email list (I use and recommend GetResponse, it’s great, cheap and reliable). Offer a freebie like eBook, plugin or a theme to quickly boost your email subscribers.
Once you have a good list of subscribers on your email lists, you can then start pitching your subscribers about the services you offer.
It can be anything ranging from freelance writing to designing logos. If you are really good at writing for others, there’s plethora of opportunities for you to make money by paying gigs. You just have to create a strong portfolio to attract more clients (read high paying clients).
Having a website boosts your freelance career, it doesn’t matter which freelance services you offer. You have to attract targeted audience to turn them into your paying clients.
Fiverr is great but having your own website helps you make more money
Fiverr is a really good website to make money online by offering your services for $5. People do stuff for $5 (anything from writing articles to making a video for your business) on Fiverr.
If you want to make money online almost instantly, then Fiverr is undoubtedly a great way to start your journey. But in the long run, if you want to make a passive income, Fiverr is not for you.
It’s always better to build a website from scratch, start producing articles to drive more traffic, then monetize with that traffic.
Make money by selling affiliate products
Sign up for the best affiliate programs in your industry to make money from affiliate marketing. You first have to figure out what the top bloggers in your niche are selling from their websites, also observe which type of affiliate programs they are promoting.
And don’t forget to write honest reviews on the affiliate products that you promote. Use proper links and show them in prominent places to give it more visibility to make more sales.
Note: As I said above, having an email list increases your affiliate product sales. You don’t have to post new articles on your blogs whenever an offer is introduces on your products, just write a convincing newsletter and send it to your blog subscribers.
Become a virtual assistant
Online businesses are growing rapidly and majority people are searching for different ways to get things done by investing less. This is the reason why the demand for virtual assistants is only becoming higher and higher.
A virtual assistant is someone who (virtually) works from anywhere to manage others works. You can earn easily an average of $20 per hour depending upon the work. You just have to search for the right clients to get the right work for your mindset that doesn’t eat your brain and give you extra income for your wages. It’s a great way to start making money as a blogger even if you are a beginner.
Write an eBook and sell
Amazon often claims they are making a lot of money by selling eBooks. It shows the demand for the eBooks in this digital era. If you are really passionate about your area of choice, you can brainstorm few eBook ideas.
Make sure to spend quality time on research and writing, you will be creating an awesome eBook for your readers that helps you make passive income overtime. You don’t have to be a guru in your niche to create eBooks that sell.
Just be passionate about your topics, write genuine content that helps your audience, and market properly to reach wider audience. You will make enough eBook sales that can help you keep going to make more money blogging.
Ah! How can I finish this post on making money blogging without suggesting Google AdSense? AdSense is one of the best ways to make money from your website traffic.
The great thing about making money from AdSense is you don’t have to be a guru in any topic, just focus on writing content for your websites, drive more traffic and you will be making decent income from Google AdSense each and every month.
By positioning the ads well, you can boost your AdSense earnings. Make sure to use relevant keywords to drive quality traffic to your websites to increase your AdSense income.
In a nutshell: Making money online is not different than making money offline. You have to be patient to make money, and you can’t get anything if you won’t invest online. Invest on creating a website and making it popular, and you will see the results no matter what. By using the methods mentioned above will certainly help you get started making money blogging even if you are a beginner. Just make sure to follow one by one instead of focusing your efforts on all of them at once.
What are your thoughts? What are the other methods that help you make money blogging when you were a newbie?