Have you been scouring the web looking for legit info on how to make money blogging online?
There are a plethora of places out there that will provide you with this info but is it legit or are you getting funneled into another scam?
I’m not sure about you guys, but before I found the proper training I found myself falling for a multitude of scams so I know how you must feel about now.
Over the past few weeks, I have received a fair amount of emails from my loyal audience asking me how I got my start in the blogging world and how long it took before I earned my first dollar online.
Within the following post, I’ll be breaking this info down for you and giving you a step by step walkthrough on how I have done this and showing you how you can follow in my footsteps and replicate my success.
Sound like a plan?
I’ll also be giving you guys some insight into how much I have earned in the 5 years that I have been doing this as well as few of the most common scams for you to avoid when you’re first getting started.
Without any further unnecessary chatter from me, I’ll be getting right into things here and showing you how all of this works.
Let’s get started, shall we?
What Exactly Is Blogging?
Before I get started sharing my story of how I got involved in the wonderful world of blogging I would like to first offer you guys some insight into how all of this works so that you’ll have a better understanding of it all.
You may or may not have heard this term being thrown around from time to time but you may not be sure exactly what it is, so allow me to clear the air for you.
Blogging is nothing more than communicating with other people who share some of the same interests as you and helping them out.
How can you help these people out you may ask?
You can achieve this by writing thoughtful and informative blog posts on topics that people are actively searching for.
Are you guys following me so far or have I lost you already?
Allow me to go a little more in detail and show you what I’m talking about to clear up any confusion.
Let’s say that I happen to be a huge fan of video games (Which I am) and have been playing video games my entire life (Which I have)
If I wanted to start a blog about video games I would need to follow these steps in order which I’ll be listing for you guys below.
I would first need to narrow this down to something more specific than just video games as this is entirely too broad.
For this particular example, I have decided to go with gaming headsets as I feel like this is much more targeted and it will be much easier to find my targeted audience by narrowing this down to a specific sector of the massive video games niche.
Are you guys following me so far?
Once I narrowed this down to gaming headsets, there are a variety of content strategies that were available to me and I’ll be listing these for you guys in the next section so I encourage you guys to continue reading.
A Variety Of Ways For You To Approach This
After you have narrowed down your niche to a more targeted audience your next step will be to come up with some type of content strategy so that you keep your readers engaged and interested in the topic at hand.
Here are just a few of the many different types of content you could write to keep your audience engaged
- Product Reviews
- How to types of posts
- List post (top 10 gaming headsets in 2018)
- Informative posts
- Motivational posts
- Trending topics type of posts
Depending on the type of niche that you decide to go with will determine whether these content strategies would be relevant in your case or not.
However, as you can see there is an abundance of ways that you can go about this and the sky is the limit in terms of how far you can go with this and how big you decide to grow your blog.
Another type of post that just now popped into my head that people are actively searching for on a daily basis is question and answer posts.
People type questions into Google or other search engines looking for answers to the many questions that they type in on a daily basis.
How does Q & A posts fit into this equation you may be wondering?
In order for you to gain some insight into what type of questions people are asking you need to have some type of keyword tool that measures this data.
Where can I find such a tool that does all of this Scott?
I’m glad you asked and I’ll be revealing this in the next section so I encourage you guys to stick around and continue reading.
How Does It Work & What Will You Need To Get Started?
Now that you know a little more about what blogging is all about it’s time for you to discover how this works and what you’ll need to get started.
The easiest way to explain how this whole blogging thing works and how you’ll make money with it is by taking a hobby or passion of yours and turning it into a profitable business in the online world.
To do this, it will require a few basic items and you’ll have the unique opportunity to get started for free.
Here are a few key items that you’ll need before you jump into the blogging industry
- A hobby or interest of yours
- An idea of what kind of website you would like to build
- Either a free website builder or your own domain name
- The right training platform that shows you the proper way to build a website in 2019 & beyond
- A reliable keyword tool that will provide you with data of what people are typing into the search engines
- The ability to want to work hard and understand that this is in no way a get rich quick scheme
- The right mindset
Besides the training platform, the keyword tool, and the domain name, (which is highly recommended), the rest of these things would need to come from inside you.
If you don’t have any hobbies or have many things that you feel passionate enough to share with the world and you’re looking to cash in on the next get rich quick scheme then you’ll want to pass on this opportunity as I don’t feel like it would be a good fit for you.
However, if you are the type of person who has several hobbies and you’re willing to put in the time and hard work that’s required to be successful here then you may want to check this out for yourself to see how it can benefit you.
How Can You Make Money Blogging?
Once you have determined your niche (a topic of interest) it’s time for you to find some relevant products that you would like to promote to get some revenue flowing into your new blogging business.
This is done through something called affiliate marketing where you’ll need to apply to be an affiliate for various online merchants that sell products/ services that are in the niche that your new blogging site is based on.
Once your affiliate application is approved you’ll be given a personalized and unique link called an affiliate link.
You’ll need to place this link towards the end of your product reviews and on other relevant pages on your site.
When people find your site in the search engines, click on your site and read what you have to say, they will then be presented with a link where they can receive more information on the product as well as purchasing info as well.
This will then plant a cookie in their browser and if they make a purchase or put anything in their shopping cart you’ll receive a commission for each potential customer you bring their way.
However, as I said earlier, this can take quite some time to get to the point where you’re making sales on a consistent basis but it’s definitely worth it in the long run.
After I was finally able to wrap my head around this whole affiliate marketing blogging business and understand what I needed to do to become successful here I was able to make my first sale within 4 months.
Fast forward 6 months later and I was earning a 4 digit income and was finally able to kick my 9 to 5 to the curb and focus on building my online empire to the moon and back.
I’ll be going more into detail on how much I earned over a 5 year period as well as my personal results here in a few minutes.
How Will You Start Your Blogging Adventure?
There are literally millions of potential niches that you can pick from to start your blogging adventure.
It doesn’t matter if you’re into perfecting your golf swing or passionate about helping other people lose weight and eat healthier.
There is something for everyone in the online space if you’re willing to work hard at it and learn a new skill that could potentially change your life for the better.
Did you guys know that there are currently 3.75 billion searches performed on a daily basis from Google alone?
Not to mention Bing/ Yahoo and the many other search engines that are out there.
As you can see the potential here is massive and no matter what path you decide to go down when starting your blogging adventure, you won’t find any shortage of people who are searching for answers.
What are you guys passionate about or what kinds of hobbies do you have?
Also, what could you see yourself writing about for the next 3 or 4 years without running out of ideas or getting bored with it?
Let me know about it in the comments below!!
Do we have a deal?
How Much Have My Blogs Earned Me Over The Past 5+ Years?
When I first started out here back in 2013 I had no idea what I was doing and how I was going to make money with a website.
However, I quickly realized the potential with this opportunity so I wasted very little time getting started going through the training and putting my ideas into action.
Like I’ve said several times, it took me 4 months of consistent hard work, taking action and asking questions whenever I had them.
After the 4 month, I was finally able to start seeing some monetary results as this is when I made my first sale and it literally felt like I had won the lottery.
I’ll be listing detailed screenshots of how much I was able to earn from multiple affiliate programs so make sure you’re paying attention because this is something that you won’t want to miss out on.
I have also made close to $15K from a variety of other affiliate programs in the online space but weren’t able to get the proper screenshots as I have for my #1 recommendation for building a business online that you see pictured above.
The purpose of the screenshot above is to show you guys what is possible if you’re willing to think long term and you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty and learn a new skill.
When I sit back and think that words that I typed into my computer over the past 5+ years have earned me well over 90 thousand dollars it literally blows my mind.
Even though it did take me a little longer than it did other people to catch on and wrap my head around everything I needed to know to make this work, but it was well worth it in the end.
If you are teachable and have the patients and drive to be successful here then I would love to work with you and share my secrets with you on how I was able to learn all of this and put it into action.
Ready To Get Your Career Started As A Blogger?
If you have made it this far into this post then obviously I have piqued your interest and you would like more information about how you can get your blogging career started.
Is this correct?
If so then you’re going to want to pay close attention to the info I’m about to share with you guys today.
Ever since I discovered blogging and affiliate marketing back in 2013 and got to the point where I was earning consistent revenue from it I have wanted to share this information with as many people as I possibly can.
Where did I learn everything I know today and get my blogs to earn me upwards of $90- $100K in only 5 short years?
Well, I didn’t think you guys would ever ask but now that you have I’ll be letting the cat out of the bag below LOL!!
The place that has shown me the proper way to start a blog based on a hobby or interest and turn it into a thriving and profitable business in the online space is Wealthy Affiliate.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie who has no idea how to turn a computer on or someone who has a decent amount of knowledge about technology and would like to utilize these skills to earn you some money, Wealthy Affiliate can definitely help you out and show you how to achieve this.
Over the years I have worked with hundreds of people on a 1 on 1 basis and have shown them how to make lots of money online and I would love to help you out and share my knowledge with you guys as well.
They make it super affordable for you to get started by offering their Free Starter Membership which has everything you need to get your website up and running and live on the world wide web.
Not to mention, I’ll be there to help you out each and every step of the way and answer any questions you may have as you’re first getting started.
Also, everything that I listed earlier in this post is available at WA all under 1 roof so there is no need to sign up for multiple products or services like you would with other so called opportunities.
I can totally relate to how it feels to be a newbie to this as I was in the same situation just 6 years ago so I know how you must feel about now and I’m here to tell you that these feelings are completely normal.
Anyways I really hope this detailed blog post has given you guys some insight into the wonderful and massive world of blogging and has provided you with all the info needed to get your career started today.
Questions, comments, or feedback you would like to give me?
Please feel free to leave them for me in the comments below and I’ll reply back to you with a detailed reply.
Until next time
~Your Friend, Scott~