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Writing has always been a form of art. In ancient times it was used as a way of expression. But with the invention of the internet, it is not only great storytellers and poets that writing can support but also common people like you and me. Now there are many great options like ad copywriting, content writing, blogging, etc. to choose from. Today we are going to focus on blogging and how to earn from it.
What is Blogging?
A blog is anything self-published on the internet by an individual. It can be anything like essays, photos, videos, etc. A text blog can be of many types like personal, professional, educational, etc. One can start his or her blog by first creating a website. The steps of starting a blog are listed below:-
- Create a website from tools like WordPress or blogger .com
- Design a beautiful layout, it might not be perfect at first but don’t worry.
- Choose a blog name, topic, and site tagline.
- Promote it on social media and social networks.
- Start writing: remember good content is the key.
Now that we have cleared what is a blog and how you can start one let us move on to how you can earn from one.
How to earn from a blog?
- Increase viewership –
The most basic step to start getting paid is to increase traffic to your site. This is true because of the following 3 reasons:-
i) Get paid based on viewers on websites like medium.com
ii)Increases payment by advertisements
iii) Increase blog value
A few steps to increase viewership are
i) Ace SEO
ii) Promote on social media
iii) Write quality content
Once your viewers have increased, try the following step.
- Premium posts
So instead of publishing all the posts for free, one is publishing some posts in a hidden category. The viewer will have to pay a certain fee to unlock access to all posts. This is a great way to increase revenue.
Advertising is the most paying option of all and the best part is it requires minimal effort. If used correctly, advertising can easily pay around 10,000$ per month. But it also has some downsides like ads draw out the beauty and authenticity of your site. They are annoying and if one goes overboard he/she might irritate the readers resulting in loss of viewership.
- Guest Blogging
Guest blogging or guest posting is writing for another individual’s/company’s website. The main aim is to a) get paid b) attract traffic back to our site. The average cost of an article is anything from 50-5000 dollars. But guest posting isn’t that easy it requires an insane amount of hard work. For example, sometimes only one out of 50 pitches you pitch get accepted.
Blogging is a slow and hard process. The money takes a lot of time to come in. But one thing is for sure: in the end, it is all worth it. The most important part is to just start. Learn from the mistakes and keep upgrading ourselves.