Blogging as a Source of Income
Lots of people make money by blogging about their hobbies and interests. Many bloggers started their website as a hobby and ended up turning it into business. And many of those bloggers have since created courses to teach others how to start a money-making blog.
From all of this, one might think that blogging is an easy way to make money online, but that’s far from the truth. Yes, it’s fairly easy for someone who is relatively tech-savvy to start a blog. And if you enjoy writing and have the time to do so, it’s not difficult to regularly publish content on your blog. It’s not even too hard to come up with strategies for “monetizing” your blog with affiliate links, ads, and digital products.
But here’s the thing: the only way to make money by blogging is if people actually read your blog. And not just a few people…..a lot of people, on a regular basis.
Figuring out how to attract visitors to a blog is the hard part of blogging. It takes months and often years to build a steady stream of website traffic, and requires that the content you’re publishing is something people actually want to read. It requires hours of education and work to implement your education.
Blogging is neither a quick nor easy way to make money. It is a full-time career that requires dedication, patience, problem-solving skills, and the ability to self-direct and seek out your own education. It also involves a lot of time spent marketing rather than writing.
If you enjoy writing and are interested in making money by writing blog posts and articles about topics that interest you, I recommend that instead of starting a blog, you become a freelance writer. I’d be happy to discuss with you how to get started if you send me an email.
If, on the other hand, you understand that blogging as a business is a long-term commitment, you’re not dependent on blogging for immediate income, and you have an idea for blog content that you just know people would love…well, that’s how I started my own blog, and I would be happy to chat with you about that as well.
I also have some resources that might help:
TheBloggingAboutBloggingBlog.com – My website where I share blogging tips and tools
Troubleshoot Your Blog – An online course to help you find your direction as a blogger.
Blogging Business Review – A business consultation and website review with a personalized plan of action.