Can you make money blogging? You sure can! Is it easy? Not at all! Find out why!
Can You Make Money Blogging?
When asking the question, “can you make money blogging?” you have to remember that there is no guaranteed formula to earn money online. This is not a get rich quick scheme. While there are many methods to earn money on a blog, it’s success is up to you.
How much time and effort are you willing to invest?
I’ve seen many articles that glorify the business of blogging and aren’t 100% transparent about how it works. This is not to discourage you at all. I just want to be honest with you. It’s important to have realistic expectations.
Always aim high but understand what you’re aiming for!
There are wonderful opportunities to take charge of your life and work online. It can be 100% by blogging, perhaps you can offer services, act as a freelancer if you have a specific skill set, or start your own product. The sky’s the limit! You just have to get creative.
A blog can be the launching pad for bigger opportunities or it can become your career.
Do you want full-time income? You have to be ready to put in those full-time hours (and then some).
A traditional business model takes an average of three years before it starts turning a profit. THREE YEARS. Yes, that’s a long time but if you were opening up a retail store, restaurant, or other business – this is generally something you’d have to plan for when starting out.
When you’re blogging for money, that means you’re running a business. And just as with any traditional business, some succeed and some fail. It’s very important that you create a strong business model from day one.
So how do you maximize your chances of being a successful blogger? Start thinking about your blog as a business, make a plan, learn everything you can, and implement various strategies until you find the perfect formula that works for you.
There isn’t a right or wrong way to do things, and it’s never a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. So in the beginning, you want to ensure you try everything and learn as much about the business of blogging as you can.
Bloggers aren’t an overnight success. There is quite a learning curve involved. I know I’ve wasted so much time, money, and energy on things that just didn’t work.
It’s a natural part of the process. Don’t be discouraged if at first you don’t succeed!
There are so many benefits to blogging for a living. You can set your own hours, work at home or abroad, work on something you’re passionate about, and be your own boss.
Every full-time blogger has a different recipe to success. These are my observations from some of my favorite online influencers (and my other blog too):
- Sincerely Jules started her own product line
- Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily sells traditional advertising
- The Coveteur wins big with pay per click ads
- Michelle Phan gets huge sponsorships
- Travel Fashion Girl uses affiliates
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