Hey there, I want to teach you the right strategies to earn passive income online through blogging.
You want to start a blog that generates passive income, you followed a guide and you failed, ouch. Sorry, that happened.
But it happened because:
There are millions of blogs out there and only a few of them make good money. So the owners cannot teach you what they haven’t experience.
And you are yet to read this ‘How to start a blog’ article that will not leave any stone unturned.
The good news is:
I and other notable blogging experts want to teach you the strategies of starting a blog and earn passive income from it.
To add to my voice, I consulted 4 other successful bloggers from different niches.
Thanks to these people below who agreed to contribute to the success of this piece:
My name is Enstine Muki from Douala in Cameroon. I am a Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, pro blogger and Serial Entrepreneur.
My name is Nikola Roza. I’m a full-time freelance writer with a passion for link building. I also dabble in everything SEO, and use it as a tool to achieve my ultimate goal- passive income and ultimate freedom. I blog at nikolaroza.com
Minuca Elena is a Freelance writer specialized in creating expert roundups. I provide quality content, bring huge traffic and backlinks. I also connect bloggers with influencers.
Kari is a freelance writer and blogger at Best Friend Reviews.
The plain truth is starting a blog is quite simple. But a couple of things must be dealt with before anything else begins. A wrong foundation could lead to a quick collapse of your new blogging business.
A Little About What Happened To Me?
I made a mistake with my former blog.
I started a blog back then in 2007. I started on blogger platform. I don’t have blogging knowledge then. Believe this, I don’t even know how to do proper keyword research. But starting a blog seemed like a good idea at the time
I started with that attitude of “do it and don’t worry about the money”. Well, that philosophy still works, but, it won’t work for you if blogging is going to be your next big-time business.
Something unexpected happened.
After seven months with about 83 contents (not any quality contents like the one you are reading now, but quite good), the blog was generating 4000-5000 daily pageviews.
I enjoyed seeing the hits flow then.
But I made a mistake, I did not monetize the blog which could have made me some good money. So, I ran the blog for one year without earning a penny. What else? The domain expired. Oh gosh.
After some time and extensive research, the reality was dawn on me, which is:
I knew too little about blogging then.
“Holy crap”, I said!
I felt like having the earth on my hand.
But that is a feeling I’d never want to go through again and I suggest anyone reading this does not too.
Enough of the shit about me.
What am I driving at? Before you can earn a living from blogging, you must know how to run it as a business and run it as such. You’ve got to be equipped with strategies that work.
You might ask: “Do bloggers make money?” Yes, bloggers make money. A lot of money.
How to Start a Blog That Makes Money
You’ve decided to start a blog? That’s good. Here are some home works we need to do:
- We need to find a profitable online niche
- We need to learn how to hunt for profitable keywords in a niche
- We need to choose a domain name…a good one
- We need to decide on a blogging platform…important
- We need to choose a hosting provider…a reliable one
And then we learn the type of contents you should be publishing and how to monetize your blog.
How to Find a Profitable Online Niche
I want to start a blog, where do I start from? Is there still hope? Can I still join the millionaire bloggers? Yes, you can. Just that it’s too late to start an online business now without proper research.
It’s a bad idea to blog about everything under the sun these days. Yep, you may be able to write about everything, but that is not necessary. Don’t just work hard, work intelligently.
When it comes to choosing a blog niche, you often get advice from people like:
Follow your passion…nothing beats it.
Find a niche you are passionate about and go for it.
To me, the right advice is…
Go for a niche that makes money if you are really serious about earning passive income from blogging.
You can choose a niche out of passion if you want to help others make money and get left behind.
Don’t do that…
…This is what you should do.
Go for a niche that helps you and others make money. I mean, a niche that improves you and your audience.
If you can teach people how to save money they will listen.
So here we go. I want to prove my words by showing you these profitable online niches you can go into. Niches that almost all money making blogs fall into.
- Money (Business, Employment, Investing, Gambling etc).
- Personal Finance (how to Make Money, Frugal Living, Investing etc).
- Health & Fitness (Medical Conditions, Diet & Weight Loss, Addictions etc).
- Dating & Relationships (Sex, Love, Family, Marriage, etc)
- General Interest (Hobbies, Skills, Activities and Interests etc).
- Religion & Spirituality (Belief).
There is this fact others often fail to tell you and that is:
You can make money with almost any niche…
Of course, that’s true.
Some niches are quite EASY to make money from. With few contents and a few audience, you can start making money.
These are the niches you should go into.
I wouldn’t want to believe you want to deliberately go into a niche that will take you years to work on before you can make a penny.
How to Find Profitable Keywords in Your Niche
I always end up with crappy keywords anytime I tried to come up with SEO keywords without using a keyword research tool. The reason is quite straightforward – I have to use a tool for this because my brain just won’t know or see the words and phrases people are using when talking online.
And as a niche site owner myself, the best I can do is to hunt for profitable niche keywords.
I want my new niche site to be a huge success so I will be proud of it.
But, success comes at a cost. A huge one, often times.
This means I have to invest…
…on long tail keyword research tools.
But the good news is, there’s a lot of tools online you can use to uncover valuable keywords and most of them are free.
But before we start;
Grab a notebook and pen right now.
Or open a word document.
Then let’s get the ball rolling for your new niche site keywords.
I promise this won’t take us the whole day.
And the end result is worth it because you will end up having a valuable list of profitable keywords to shoot out your first few contents.
Are you ready to find your next list of profitable keywords?
We will start with the search engine giant – Google.
1) Google Auto-Complete
When you go to Google’s homepage and you start typing your query, wait a few seconds, Google starts to automatically fill in what it thinks you want to know.
The idea is to help users search faster and get the information they need quicker.
Again, as a niche marketer, there is two goldmines here for you:
- Auto-complete shows you what phrases your target audience most commonly searches for online.
- Auto-complete shows your phrases Google perceives to be some of the most profitable keywords from an AdWords perspective.
Below is an image depicting what, for example, auto-complete shows when you start typing in Avast Affiliate.
Here’s what you get when you start typing in Avast affiliate:
From the image above, we can see that most searchers want to learn Avast affiliate program.
Note: Bing and yahoo auto-complete works the same way too.
2) Google Search Result Related
After you finished typing in your keyword, and Google delivers the result, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see what other long-tail keywords people are using.
…This is one in-depth long tail keywords research techniques many people are not using.
Hey, you have to change your search query if the related searches start showing keywords that are no longer related to your niche.
This is one of the best long tail keyword research tools online. What I like most about Ubersuggest is it’s classification of keywords: whether the keyword is for SEO or PPC. Again, you are free to use it as many times as you want.
Head straight to Ubbersuggest homepage, type in your seed keyword and wait for thousands of keyword suggestions.
Enter your seed keyword and that man down there (has been waiting for you) will suggest content ideas for you in seconds.
I don’t have to reinvent the wheel, NicheHacks effort to publish a great piece on “38 Places to Find the Best Keywords in Your Niche” is worth your time.
Keyword Difficulty Level to Target
One of the mistakes many bloggers make is thinking their new blog will start receiving tons of traffic within a month or two. That’s a good thinking but here’s the problem…there are tons of bloggers in your niche who has worked hard to maintain a name. Blogs like SearchEngineLand.com and SearchEngineJournal.com in the SEO niche. These blogs are brimming with high metrics like high DA, high PA, high DR, high PR and tons of backlinks.
Can you just beat that in a month or two? I don’t think so!
In fact, there are a year old blogs that are still not generating 1000 monthly page views.
Though, some bloggers claimed their blogs started generating thousands of page views within their first two months, awesome.
That is possible but:
- The chance is very slim and;
- It heavily depends on the niche and;
- The skills and hard work the blogger brings on board
However, irrespective of your niche, my modest advice is this:
Since you are starting a new blog, go for keywords that you can easily rank for. Keywords that meet the below requirements
- Long tail keyword. 3+ words
- Keyword difficulty between 26-36
- Monthly search volume between 100-500
- That is not found in your competitor’s meta description and URL…use “allintitle:keyword name” in Google search to find out.
With few social signals and backlinks, you can easily rank for these type of keywords.
Choosing a Domain Name and Hosting
Once you’ve decided what to blog on and you have your first list of keywords, congrats.
It’s time to decide on a domain name. That’s what leads people to your blog. In short, that’s the entrance to your business online.
Domain names have become cheap and with name extension diversification, it’s becoming easy to find an easy to pronounce name. If you can’t find a dot com, you can go for a dot something else. Just make sure the domain is easy to spell and it correlates with your niche.
A heads up…
….grab a pen and a notebook and try to brainstorm names using your keywords as inspiration source.
Then start checking for their availability through a domain name registration website.
Don’t add numbers to your chosen domains name since these domains with numbers look like they are going to be used for Private Blog Networks (PBNs). Google will be staring at you like.
Once you have a name, the next challenge will be to choose a host.
This is not an easy decision to make.
Because you want a host that is fast, reliable, secure and supportive of your site.
On the other hand, those are the qualities that come almost exclusively with premium hosting providers, those that cost an arm and a leg and more.
I’ll speak from my experience. I use Namecheap for my niche blog and am very happy. I had no problems with them whatsoever.
For their hosting, you can start with a basic plan.
But as your blog start getting a lot of hits (that your current plan cannot handle), you’ll have to switch to a better plan, and by better I mean- faster
How important is hosting speed?
Site speed is a ranking factor, albeit a small one.
As a beginning blogger, you shouldn’t worry too much about mega plan hosting (from the beginning)
Because new sites don’t get a lot of traffic.
Those sites are fast when they’re empty and speed become an issue only when visitors come, and especially when there are many of them at the same time.
At that time it is wise to switch to a mega plan so it doesn’t impede your progress in the future.
Why It Is Difficult to Choose the Right Hosting Company
One of the toughest things to deal with these days is choosing a web hosting company. This is because the industry is growing and many hosting services are popping up here and there.
The first thing to consider while choosing a web hosting company for your website is technology. There are different servers running on different technologies. If your website is programmed in ASP and you go ahead and buy a purely PHP server, you will be jumping into hot waters.
The next thing to consider is customer reviews. If the company has excellent customer service and equipment of high performance, you are certainly going to hear their customers singing their praise.
Poor services will trigger bad reviews and that’s a bad signal. Keep away from such.
Price is a factor but I don’t want it to be considered first point. Cheap services are laying down performance for cents. You pay cheap but your website is constantly offline or getting hacked. Is that what you want?
While it’s good to choose a service that fits your budget, you should not over emphasis on the price tag.
Your other hosting requirements count as well. Apart from the technical factor which I discussed above, consider the nature of your business. If you foresee huge volumes of traffic to your site (which is why you are reading this piece), don’t just buy any service without considering if their servers are robust enough to stand the traffic.
Choosing a Blogging Platform
There are hundreds of blogging platforms out there. Self-hosted WordPress happens to be the best blogging platform at the moment. There are many factors that come together to make it the winner: flexibility, scalability, active community, etc.
Almost every hosting provider have WordPress as a one-click install. So, installing WordPress is like a breeze.
How to Install WordPress
The video below will teach you how to install WordPress in cPanel Namecheap hosting.
I forgot to draw your attention to something: a little advice on how your blog layout should be.
Your blog need to look decent, not cluttered like an angry face. Navigation should be easy. Fonts should be good to the eyes and consistent. Same goes for colors.
Go for a premium theme if you can afford one. Most premium themes are clean and SEO optimized.
Content Types to Publish
If someone is in a travel niche that person would obviously publish great looking images. The kind that makes you wanna jump up at your screen because it looks so vivid and you desperately want to go there.
If you’re in a cookie-baking niche, then you’d publish mouth-watering recipes for sure. Actually, recipes wouldn’t be mouthwatering, but the accompanying images would.
And you know your post hit the mark when it causes the stomach to grumble… the stomach that is already full to the brim.
I just want to mention that blog posts (basically- words) should be the primary type of content you need to publish.
For two reasons:
Words = keywords. More (high-quality) posts and pages you publish, more targeted traffic you can get.
Blog posts can be excellent carriers for other types of content. Things like:
- Interactive elements
You name it- it can be embedded in your post.
Long blog posts with videos are very great for reducing bounce rate. ‘How-to’ articles attract lots of clicks too because your audience knows these type of contents are easy to consume.
Make your content stand out by enhancing it any way you can. infographics accompanied by few contents are powerful too.
So, write more words (2500+ words) this time. We are not in the year 2006 when 500 words content can get you to Google’s first page.
If you want to fight for Google’s first page this time, you need to write a more compelling content. By a compelling content – I mean:
The type of content people wants to read to the end.
The type of content people wants to share with their friends and family.
Of course, nobody wants to share what is not good with their friends. It damages their reputation.
Focus on writing to address your audience problems and needs. In short, write and publish a post they can’t live without;
It’s a recipe for success.
How and Where To Promote Your Contents
In five words:
Promotion is critical for success.
Yet so many beginner bloggers don’t do it, probably because they are ashamed of being judged, or think they don’t have something worthy to share. Why publish then?
It’s one thing to create content. It’s another to promote your content.
Without a proper promotion strategy, you may end up being the only reader of your works, which is a bad thing.
The first content promotion strategy I recommend is your content quality. If you produce poor quality content, everything else will fall apart.
Secondly, do not neglect SEO. Optimize your content and website for search engine friendliness. SEO traffic converts quite well. Driving traffic from SEO will surely help in your business growth.
Make a conscious decision to publish great contents on your blog. And decide to do rigorous content promotion.
Why all of this?
You want to see how people react to your content so you can have feedback and know what to improve.
In this blog, I am using a method which I termed as the 60/40 RULE.
I devote 40% of my time writing and publishing. The other 60% is for promoting my contents. I promote each and every piece of my contents like crazy.
Here’s my recommendation to help in your content promotion:
1) Social media
Share your posts on social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit and StumbleUpon. The list can go on.
Before I forget, check out how I taught others how to get immense traffic from Reddit in 2018.
2) Emailing influencers saying you mentioned them in your post
The below template can work pretty well. You just have to modify it to suit what you want.
Hi influencer name,
I just wanted to write you and say that I have been an admirer of yours for about six months now, maybe more. I must confess that incomeobstacle.com is really doing great. I am really impressed with your opinions and ideas. I now read your blog almost every day and you have become a sort of role model for me in the Blogging community over all.
Also, I recently published a new post titled “blog post name and URL here” and I linked to one of your post: “blog post name and URL here”. I thought I would let you know.
Well, if you wouldn’t mind looking at my site and giving me your opinions. I will really appreciate that.
3) Syndicate your content
There are many content syndication platforms out there that are a huge tool for promotion. Constantly sharing your content on Medium.com, snoop.it, bizsugar.com, etc. will gradually grow your audience. While sharing, be sure to be actively voting/liking or commenting on other content. This will make you stand out.
4) Guest post
Guest posting is a huge content promotion strategy. When you publish on other blogs, you take your content out there and expand your reach. While this has a positive SEO effect, it helps your brand and connects you with other content producers.
5) Comment on niche blogs
Blog commenting is a nice way to connect with other content producers and bring your content to their audience. When readers begin noticing you in the comment section of other blogs, they will definitely come to check you out
You have to promote your content like your life depends on it.
Ways to Make Money From A Blog
There are many ways to make money from a blog. But the first thing is to focus on building an active blog. Your blog is your marketplace. The more active it is, the more money you can make.
Here are my favorite methods:
1 – Affiliate marketing
It goes like this- You promote products of others and when people (that went through your link) buy- you get a commission. Sweet, right? Well, the concept is simple but the process has many nuances to it.
There is a lot to be learned when it comes to Affiliate Marketing.
You have to know:
- How to get traffic (preferably organic traffic),
- How to choose and promote only good products,
- How to write good copy that entices and converts,
- How to wait for your work to pay off (without biting your fingers off with frustration)
It’s tough, I won’t lie.
It’s worth it, I promise.
2 – Sell space on your blog
If your blog is getting some amount of daily readers, you are going to be able to sell some of your space to advertisers. However, for new blogs, you may find it hard to break through this method.
There are platforms out there that are able to connect you with advertisers. While it may not be easy to get accepted on these platforms, you can start off by letting your readers know you are opened to banner ads. A simple way to do this is by creating an Advertise Here page on your blog. Like on your blog header, sidebar and footer.
3 – Accept sponsored content
Product owners and companies are on a serious look out for opportunities to spread the word about their products. They are ready to pay you a certain amount (depending on the popularity of your blog) for you to write about their products/services on your blog. Though sponsored posting is a whole business that requires you going through a learning curve, it’s something you should consider monetizing your blog
4 – Sell your own services
If you have your own product or service, your blog should be one of the places to sell them. Offer a coaching program to teach your readers some skills. Not only will that help you generate income, it will help your blog grow through recommendations from your students.
5 – Google AdSense
This is putting ads on your site. When people click- you earn… pennies, nickles, and dimes. There are many alternatives out there but this happens to be the most stable and trusted platform for contextual advertising.
6 – Freelance writing
This is where most of my income comes from. I write for local and international clients and I make good money. I charge per word or per hour.
Freelance writing is a decent work and you can earn a lot, but it takes a while before you can charge premium prices, and also you’re still basically trading your time for money. And I’m sure you’d agree with me that the whole point of blogging is to become the master of your time through earning passive income.
There are many ways bloggers make money blogging. Here is an in-depth post on 15 ways bloggers make money blogging.
If you treat blogging as a business, you will make money. If you don’t, you won’t.
So how long does it take to make money with a business?
Broadly speaking, making money from a blog is a two-step process.
- Getting traffic and
- Converting traffic
First, you need traffic. Before you have it you can’t earn a cent online- period.
And if you’re doing SEO (like you should-it’s free) it takes A LOT of time.
Let’s assume you get some traffic but not a lot.
With AdSense, it is enough to get 50 visitors per day and you can earn a few dollars per month.
Sad, isn’t it?
I don’t recommend wasting time with AdSense, because it is best suited for huge websites with millions of visitors.
According to Nikola Roza, one of the indispensable contributor to this content. He is open enough to share his experience from freelance writing.
2 – Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing takes time to kick in because it is dependent on traffic and how well you convert your visitors.
I’d say you need about 5000 unique visitors per month to be able to make a few hundred dollars. That is not bad at all, because it’s just the beginning. And you know the saying: “every beginning is hard”.
Affiliate marketing is a lot like sowing seeds. You sow them, forget about it (because you have money problems) and when you’ve almost forgotten about it, your work bears fruit. First just a little bit, but if you return and tend to your “field”, then it quickly starts giving more and more.
There is really no defined time on how long it takes to make money off blogging. But with hard work and consistency, you’ll start getting hints on the time you may receive your first paycheck.
So, the point is, blogging is a business. Every business needs investment and time is a serious factor. It may take as long as one is not serious. There is actually no formula. There is no universal time measurement. It all depends on how you treat blogging and how you build your community.
Some bloggers make money on their first day. Others blog for months before ever seeing a cent from blogging. However, the time it takes may largely depend on your money making strategies. We know there are many ways bloggers make money but all of this depends on the size and activeness of your niche.
But why are some bloggers making money so early?
It’s this. To make money, targeted traffic is a requirement. Some bloggers have a huge following on social media or even offline before starting their blogs.
This means they can easily drive traffic to their blogs from their existing communities. And that makes it easy for them to monetize from day one.
But for those with no previous exposure, it could take more time to build a following. Constantly publishing, Optimizing for search engines and getting social media followers, joining communities and groups, etc. This is a gradual process that could take months to years.
So some bloggers are able to make money from blogging from day one while others may take more time depending on where they are coming from and content promotion strategies.
In any case, I recommend focusing on building an active community. Once that is done, making money from blogging would be easy and your income will grow with time.
You’ve been enjoying every bit of the content right? Just again, here comes more invaluable contributions to some objectives of this content.
Here we go.
Question: How to start a blog in 2018
Answer: Building a site is pretty easy even if you are not a techie person. Pick a domain name (this can be your name dot com, or one or two keywords important in your niche.
Choose a quality hosting, install WordPress, then get a pretty theme. Premium themes are better and you can customize them more. The next step is to install the plugins that you need, like Yoast SEO, a social sharing plugin (I use Social warfare), a plugin that compresses images like ShortPixel etc.
Add a contact page, an about me page, and a blog section.
After that start writing and publishing in-depth articles. Before deciding a topic, do keyword research and search for medium tail keywords that your target audience is searching for and for which you could rank without needing lots of backlinks.
Answer: Starting a blog is just a matter of finding the right domain name, hosting company, and idea. If you have an interest or passion, you can blog about it and find success through it.
It’s really important to do things honestly now. I used to see people start blogs that were using spammy techniques to make money – and they did make money for a while – but that type of tactic won’t work anymore. You need to be committed to posting quality content, building relationships, and providing value whether it be through honest reviews or interesting content.
Question: What are the ways to make money from a blog?
Answer: There are many ways to earn money with a blog. Some are direct ways other indirect. Here are a few examples:
1. You can create digital products like eBooks or video courses and promote them through your blog.
2. You can have an eCommerce site and sell physical products on it.
3. You can become an affiliate and sell products from Amazon. For this, you should write in-depth reviews of the products you recommend.
4. You can make a few dollars with Adsense (although I wouldn’t recommend you to make it your main income source because you need a lot of traffic to earn a decent amount).
5. You can use your site to promote your digital services. There are a lot of things that you could do, like offering content marketing services, SEO, web design, social media marketing etc.
6. You could also use your site to sell get more clients for offline services, the way therapists, lawyers, plumbers do.
As you can see, there are many ways of earning money online. You have to pick something that you are good at and focus on growing your business. Build your brand, always over deliver and build relationships with influencers from your niche.
Answer: My top 3 ways of making money from my blogs include:
Affiliate income – For me, this is what I strive for. This is especially true on my review site. I review products that I’ve tried and have an opinion about, and I include an affiliate link to those products. But, beyond reviews, if you can find a product that is in line with what you are talking about in your blog post or on your blog in general, then you can easily put up banners that will earn you money.
AdSense – I find that this isn’t the biggest earner, but it can earn you money. One of my sites was getting about 100,000 visitors per month and only earning about $100 from AdSense when I sold it. I probably could have done more to make sure my ads were placed properly to increase my income, but I didn’t.
Selling the blog – I’ve used Flippa to sell a few of my blogs and have made some good money doing this. Of course, you need to have a blog that is already making some money and has some traffic, and it has to have a lot of potential in order to flip it and make some money.
There are plenty of other ad sites out there, and, of course, there are brand deals. But, I haven’t explored these ways of making money yet.
Question: How long it takes to make money through blogging?
Answer: It depends a lot on your skills and your experience. Every journey is different. For some, it may take a few years, for others a couple of months. It’s better to have a regular job when you start blogging because it will take you a while to reach the level where you can support yourself only from what you earn online. It also depends on the country where you live. In countries like US and UK, it may take a few years to start earning enough money online to quit your day job. But in countries from Eastern Europe or Asia, it is easier because the expenses are lower.
Also, it makes a big difference if you live in your own home or with rent, if you are married and have a family to support or you are on your own.
So, I can’t tell you exactly how much time it will take you to support yourself only from your blogging income. It is all up to you. Start your online business and work hard to grow it.
Also, do not put all your eggs in one single basket. It is wise to have multiple income streams and to work white hat. You do not want to grow your site by using shady techniques that will get your site penalized by Google and then lose everything that you built.
Another tip is to avoid “the shinning object” syndrome. Many new bloggers always get excited by new ways of earning money so they abandon what they started to chase a new niche. Remember that the big money that you see at top internet marketers is not the average income that regular blogger earn. Also, you can’t compare someone that worked for years to reach a certain level with a person that is just starting out.
Answer: It really depends on your niche, what you are writing about, and how you are trying to make money. With my review site, it didn’t take long at all because I was writing about products that people need reviews on before they purchase. By including my affiliate link at the end of the review, it’s likely that they will click out on that link once they decide that they are ready to buy the product thanks to the review.
With other sites, where there is a lot of competition for keywords, it’s much harder to start earning money. There is a ton of potential to earn money, but first you need to build up a blog that gets found and is followed by people who are hungry to learn more and get their problems solved.
In fact, I would say that the more you solve people’s problems on your blog, the quicker you can earn money. This is because you will get more interest in your blog and the methods you use to make money. For instance, people will be more willing to click out on a product you recommend if it is going to solve a problem that you addressed in an article they landed on. They landed there because they wanted to solve a problem, so giving them an opportunity to do so will be enticing to them. I know it would be for me!
If you plan to flip your blog, I’ve seen people create amazing blogs and sell them for thousands of dollars within months of creation. But, you need to have a solid foundation of content, some traffic, and some obvious potential in order to be successful doing that. If you can find the right formula for creating blogs with potential, that could be your money maker.
Question: What type of contents attract clicks?
Answer: The type of content you publish is only limited by your imagination. I’ve found that the best type of content is:
Reviews – People are always looking for honest reviews on products. Even small products or services can be reviewed and get a good reaction. I once reviewed a magazine that I read, and I thought no one would be looking for a review on it, but it turned out to be one of my most popular posts. Because no one had written a review about the magazine, it shot strait up in the search engines and I received a lot of interest in it.
Lists – Listing out places, sites, reasons, tips, people, and anything else is a great idea for content. People like lists. You can include a variety of things in a list and give people a lot of ideas or takeaways from the post, which makes it really great for engagement.
Answers – Some of my most popular posts have been simply answering a question that I find online or on my blog. These posts usually get the most interaction on my blogs because they are an opinion post and other people have similar or different opinions that they want to share.
I currently make money as I speak. I make money from freelance writing. I got three of my clients through my blog. This content is a wealthy foundation for those about to start a blogging business. If you follow the strategies here, there is no reason why you can’t make money blogging.