Learn how to make money blogging in 2019. Here is the best guide for beginners on everything you need to do to start earning an income from your blog.
Your blog is your platform online to share your interests and passions with your readers. A few readers can turn into a huge community who enjoys following you and your content.
It is true that nowadays thousands of bloggers make money from their websites. A couple of hundred even make a full living income from them and were able to quit their regular jobs.
Some people might think that it is “unfulfilling” to turning a passion into a profit but the truth is that it is not the case with blogging.
When you are making money from your WordPress blog you are receiving retribution from the hard work you have put into your blog posts.
I’m going to share with you my full guide on how to make money with a blog in 2019.
Step 1. Start a Blog
First of all, you need to have a blog running online. If you already have a blog you can go to Step 2.
If you are just getting started I recommend you to take a look at my Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners on blogging.
It covers everything you need to know to launch your blog in less than an hour. Remember that you can also contact me in case you have any question on any step of the process.
Step 2. Create Awesome Content
Something that I love about creating WordPress blogs is that you do not need to worry at all about coding or digital design.
You can just install a theme and start writing your content the same way you would do it in any text document.
An important part of being successful in earning money from your blog is sharing great content with your audience.
Do not worry. You do not have to be an excellent writer or create written masterpieces as articles. Just be sincere with what you are sharing and always focus on helping others.
Write your articles as if you were giving advice to a close friend. That is what I always do.
After you have created a few blog posts with helpful content for your readers. You will be able to continue to the next step on this guide.
Step 3. Create a Following
The best and most helpful content in the world is worth nothing if there is nobody to read it.
You need to bring readers to your blog so they will share your blog posts with their friends. This is going to increase your following and readership.
Here are a few ways you can bring more readers to your blog:
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
- Email Marketing
- Guest Posting
- YouTube Videos
When people see that you are sharing great content they will come back. Once you have an established readership and your blog gets more visitors day by day, you will be ready for the next step monetizing your blog.
Step 4. Make Money From Blogging
Finally, we have reached the part on how to make money off your blog.
There are different methods you can use to start earning an income online. I’m going to list the best ones you can use as a beginner so you can pick the one that fits the best to your needs:
Pay Per Click Advertisement
You are familiar with the banners online. Squares with an offer of a product or a service that is not always related to the article.
This is one of the top ways to earn money as a blogger in 2019. They are probably the easiest method to install if you want to generate an income from your blog.
AdSense is by far the most popular platform of this type of advertisement. You register to their website, copy and paste the code they give you in your blog and you are done.
You will start earning an income from the visitors who click on the advertisement. Also, you can get paid a small amount for every thousand viewers you have in your advertisement.
The downside of this method is that the banners are kind of ugly and may be annoying for your readers. It is also one of the money making methods who returns the least amount of money.
On the other side, it is definitely the easiest method to use and it is great as you can see how your WordPress blog starts earning money in less than 48 hours.
This is a method of making money online that will take a little bit more of time and effort but it is worth it.
Affiliates share content or reviews of products and companies gives them a link. Each time a sale is made from the bloggers link they get paid a commission.
This method works the best when you already have a considerable following and readers trust you.
If you always share your honest opinion with your readers, they will trust you and listen to you each time you have a new different product for them.
You can promote physical or digital products. Usually, the physical products have higher commissions but they are a little bit more difficult to sell compared to digital ones.
- One example of a physical product affiliate is the Amazon Associates Program where you can promote any Amazon product on your website.
- Clickbank is the most popular example of an affiliate program with digital products. Probably the best way to get started making money as a beginner.
The part I like about affiliate marketing is that you do not have to worry about anything making the sale. You do not have to store the products, handling transactions or even giving support. All you is share links and receive payments.
This method actually has a learning curve until you learn how to promote products without sounding like a commercial. But it is a great place to start before continuing with the next method to get paid as a blogger.
Selling Your Own Product
I’m not going to lie to you. This is the money making method that will take more effort than the others. But it is also the way that will make you much more money in comparison.
It is a lot of work because you first need to create the product (physical or digital), find a way to handle transactions and even provide customer support to keep your audience happy.
It is great to start if you already have a product and you want to use your blog as a way to promote it.
In case you have not created your product yet, I suggest you consult with your audience and make a survey to find out what they want.
You will get paid as a blogger each time you make a sale from your product. This time you will not have to pay any commission except for the transaction fees.
I recommend you to only use this method once you have practiced with affiliate marketing. Consider this as the next step on making money online with your blog.
Remember that it might take a while for your blog to start making money if you are just starting out. Do not get discouraged if you do not see those numbers go up as fast as you would like.
Use your earnings as a motivation and as goals to break month by month. Once you receive your first payment I guarantee you that you will feel a huge boost of energy.
I remember how excited I was when I received my first check from my websites. All the effort I put into my blog paid out and I knew at that moment that I wanted to keep doing it for the rest of my life.
Even if you are not planning on leaving your day job, it is a great idea to have a little extra income every month just by sharing what you love in your blog.