Blogging is a hobby or a job for so many people because of how versatile it can be. It allows you to connect with others, share knowledge and experiences, and just have fun if you’re somebody that likes to write and create. But how can you turn the hobby into income, or how can you boost already beginning revenue from your blog? Let’s get into some tips on how to start your blog if you haven’t already, and then how to turn that into making money.

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Brainstorm

Before making a blog, you’ll need some ideas and content. If you already know what topic you want to write about, that’s perfect! But if not, research niches that you already know about or like to see what other blogs are out there on it. Think of what domain name you may want, how you can create or buy the images for setup, etc.

Creating Your Blog

You’ll need a few basic steps to create a blog if you haven’t already. Once you have a domain you’ll need hosting and to purchase the domain so that you have rights to it. There are many options out there for this, so do your research and choose what’s best for you. Then start experimenting with setup, widgets, and so on!

Make It Attractive

When it comes to making money, you need an audience. To have an audience, you will need an attractive site that brings in and keeps traffic. This means customizing your site setup as far as colors and setup, but also means being sure to keep your content engaging and to the point.

Get Social Sharing

If you don’t have it already, social media sharing for readers to share your content as well as social media accounts to spread your blog when you post new things. Get widgets for social sharing, be sure to have Pinterest images for your articles, and share when you post something new. It goes a long way.

Get Comfortable

Before you expand into newer concepts and marketing, get comfortable with these first steps. Be sure you’re used to and know how to make good content that is readable and attractive, make sure everything on your site is working okay, use share functions, and so on. This will make sure you can really keep any extra readers.

Create Community

Now you want to have a community, which can come in many forms. Either gain more followers on your social media for upped interaction and community interaction or try something different like mailing lists and even Facebook groups. There are so many methods you can try to get a community going.

Put Yourself Into This

Just half effort may get you some results, but it will be so much better if you put your own voice, creativity, and energy in. You can do “about the author” on your blog, including some of your life on the page’s social media, do reviews of products you love that fit the niche, and so much else!

Expand Income

One main way you’ll make income through blogging is via affiliate programs or AdSense. But you can also have your own shop attached to your blog, selling skills like freelance writing, doing pay reviews, and even more. You can expand infinitely with something to sell or some creativity that can help you find more revenue streams.

Are you ready to try blogging out for yourself? Or to try some of these ideas on your existing website to make some income? It can be incredibly uplifting and rewarding to be able to turn this idea into something that actually makes you income for buying new things, helping out around the house, or even turning it into a business venture in your future. With time and dedication, anybody can truly master the concept of how to start a blog and make money, and you’ll get better at it with each effort!

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