Now that you have decided to start a blog, we are sure there must be a few questions about blogging which might have crossed your mind.
Well, today we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions that pops up in every beginner’s and newbie blogger’s mind.
So, let’s not waste more time and dive in right away.
1. What is Your Blogging Purpose?
The purpose of your blog is significant because it will reflect your future choices and defines the path for your blog.
Make sure you know your goal to start a blog from the beginning.
Below are some famous and the most common purposes to start a blog.
Most of the people start a blog –
- For Personal exposure,
- To Make money online,
- Express thoughts and opinions,
- Help people,
- Promote a business,
- Build a brand,
- Support another website,
- Create a personal connection with customers and subscribers,
- Market, promote, and sell products,
- Combination of the above reasons.
2. What to Blog About?
Choose a blogging niche carefully because it’s the same thing that will keep your interest alive even when it’s not working out and you want to give up.
You can choose anything to blog about. It could be a –
- Professional skills, and
- Anything else that gets you excited when talking about it.
3. How to Make Money With a Blog?
Before answering this question, we would like to tell you that there are no shortcuts or schemes such as “Get rich real quick” or “How I Made $$$ in Just XX Days”.
Every successful blog or business takes time, patience, and money.
So prepare yourself that –
- You’re not going to get popular and successful overnight,
- You might have to wait a little longer than you planned to earn money online,
- You have to invest some money in order to grow (Maybe a little, but you have to).
Now the question is, “how do beginner blogs make money?”.
There are tons of ways to make money online. Here are few of them that one can follow –
(a) Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is when you get a small referral commission for promoting products and services on your blog.
You can find a list of products on affiliate networks like –
(b) Display Ads
Placing ads on your blog is one of the oldest methods to earn money. You get paid every time a user clicks on the advertisement.
Some of the popular ad services are –
Recommended Read – Google Adsense takes some time to get approved. 12 Rules for Google Adsense Approval in 1 Day!
Till you get Adsense approval, you can place ads from other ad services which are considered as best Google Adsense alternatives.
(c) Sponsored Blog Posts
Many bloggers avoid placing ads on their websites and look for other monetization methods instead of ads.
And the simple reason for avoiding ads is to reduce the distraction for users while reading the content.
Another reason is that many users get annoyed or offended by ads.
That’s where sponsorships came in to save the day.
Sponsorship is when a company pays you to promote their product in front of your readers via a blog post.
It is similar to real-life sponsorships sports and TV sponsored advertisements.
(d) Write Paid Reviews
Just like sponsored posts, paid reviews are another alternative for ads.
The process of paid reviews is simple.
Unlike sponsored posts, you get to try out the product or service yourself for free, and then write a review on the basis of your experience.
And you will get paid for writing a review of a product by the company.
Either you can approach companies for paid reviews or they can approach you.
(e) Some Other Ways
Below are some other ways with which you can make money online from your blog –
- Online courses.
- Freelance Writing
- Coaching & Consulting
4. How Long Does it Take to Make Money as a Blogger?
Honestly, there’s no exact answer to this question.
It might take you a month, a year or more than that and it’s going to take a lot of hard work, time, and patience.
Plus it’s not just about earning money but earning a consistent livable income.
A lot of factors play a crucial role in making money –
- How often you’re posting
- Quality content
- Ways of promotion
- Many others.
Over To You
So, these are the top 4 questions that bother almost every beginner. We hope the above answers will help you out in some way or another.
If there’s a question that we forgot to cover in the post, let us hear it in the comments below.