This really is the million dollar question when it comes to blogging. Can you really make money? Like, enough to make a living? Each year millions of blogs go up, but only a handful of them will succeed in actually making some sort of income. In truth, many of them probably aren't even interested in making money. But out of the ones that are, not all will succeed. Why is that? It’s been said many, many times that blogging is a great money-making opportunity. What isn’t often mentioned is what it takes to get there. I asked prominent bloggers to answer the very question: “Can you really make money blogging?” and asked them to share the best tip they have for anyone wanting to make a living blogging. Check out what they said.
“I've been making money from blogging for a few years now. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be able to leave my job and focus on blogging full-time. I could have left my job a lot sooner but there are no guarantee’s with blogging. It takes time to earn money, so it’s well worth building up your blogging income on the side before you go full-time. My tip is below: Offer a service – The quickest way to make money from blogging is by offering a service. If you’re not sure what you can offer – freelance writing. Think about it, if you can write blog posts for yourself, chances are that someone would pay you to write for them.”
“The one tip is to be really specific. For example, having goals are extremely important. Bloggers need to understand who they are targeting and how the information will be useful for them. The topic chosen for blogging must be for that one type of people and providing value / solutions to solve the problem. Of course, this means affiliate sales.”
“Oh yes, can you ever make money blogging. Here's the trick; don't spend your energies on trying to get money, because money doesn't pay you money. People pay you money. If you create stunningly in-depth, targeted content for people and you connect with people who're leaders in your niche you better believe that people will send you money for your eBooks, services and whatever you happen to be selling. I run prospering freelance writing and blog coaching businesses and I've sold quite a few eBooks too. My Blogging from Paradise brand has taken off and I've made a nice coin blogging because I devoted my energies to creating and connecting. I didn't sully my intent by focusing my energy on making money, because money is a thing, an inanimate object, and money can't send you money. Money responds to both the depth of value you provide to your blogging audience, as well as to the number and quality of your online connections. I'm writing these words from Ubud, Bali. Life is good. My online fortunes changed a long time ago when I stopped trying to make money blogging and I started providing something useful and helpful to folks - for free, through my blog - and when I connected with blogging leaders. As I connected with more high rollers and created really in-depth blog posts the money flowed my way, but it only happened after I focused my energies on creating and connecting. I had to purify my intent and I also had to do a better job detaching from outcomes - money-wise, traffic-wise - but that detaching certainly didn't hurt me.”
"I have to say that I don't believe in a one quick way to make money online, but you definitively can make money blogging as long as you work hard. If something doesn't work, try harder and don't give up. Your main focus should be on quality engaging content, proper keyword research and a nice web design. That should be a good starting point."
“The answer is Yes. If you choose a niche that you are knowledgeable in, and the niche is of your interest, you can easily write for hours and socialize online. After all this it takes 18 to 24 months to make it a profitable business. I’ve experienced sticking to one micro niche topic is the key to success in full time online advertising through blogging.”
The answer is a resounding yes! You can make money. Especially if you know what you’re doing.
[/starlist] Now to you: What do you think? Can people really make a living blogging? If so, what’s your best tip?