Is it worth it to start a blog?
Are you looking for a way to make money from the comfort of your home?
Have you been thinking of starting a blog, but just wasn’t sure if it was worth it?
As I sit outside under the shade tree writing this blog post, I am surrounded by the sounds of nature.
Birds singing, the sound of water coming down from the waterfalls of my nearby goldfish ponds and a light cool summer morning breeze blowing in my face,
I realize how much freedom I have working from home as a blogger.
The freedom of working when and where I want, no boss to answer to, and not having to punch a time clock.
Sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it?
The truth is, it really can be.
I had wanted to start my own website for some time but I was hesitant, I was nervous, so I always had an excuse to put off getting started.
I wondered if it would be worth it? Would it cost alot of money to get started?
My answer is, “yes it was worth it, and no it didn’t cost alot of money to get started”
Do you have a passion and want to share it with the world? If you do, then why not start now by creating your own blog.
When you blog about something you are passionate about, it opens the door to connecting with people around the world who speak your language and share the same passions.
A question that alot of people ask is, how do you get paid for writing about something you are passionate about?
Believe it or not, it’s possible to turn blogging into a career.
Blogs can be about any topic, so whatever your passion is, there’s a good chance you can turn it into a profitable blog if you know what you are doing.
Write about something you love, if there is no passion your content will suffer, so find a topic you love and only write about that.
Also while writing about your passion, you must also provide something the public wants or your blog will never be a success.
Give people what they are looking for and offer real value to their web browsing experience.
4 ways to turn your blog into a money maker.
Display Ads Through Google AdSense.
Become an affiliate.
Sell digital products.
Sell ad space.
If you have a good bit of traffic on your blog, you can start using Google AdSense.
AdSense will match ads to your site based on your content and visitors.
When users click on an ad in your search results, you get a share of the ad revenue.
When you become an affiliate, you can promote a product or service an earn a commission whenever a sell is made.
If you prefer not to advertise other people’s products on your site, or maybe you are looking for another stream of income, you can consider selling digital products like,
- Apps, plugins, or themes
- Online Courses/workshops
Make sure that if you choose one of these avenues to make it relevant and useful to your readers.
Listen to your readers first, then create a digital product that will meet their needs.
A more reliable way to earn money from your blog is by selling advertising space.