Hey 🙂 How’s everyone out there ?
First of all, I apologize for being Irregular. From the past two months, I was busy regarding promotions and advertisements of GraspMyGizmo.
As always, I try to give the best possible solutions through my articles and since due to distraction few months ago, I didn’t wanted to give or suggest any false or confused opinion.
During it’s promotion, I met many new and smart people who have step forward to support the Start-Up and I’m extremely glad for this honour !
A Big Thank You To All 🙂
One question which I have been asked several times during my meetings with people is that “Can I Choose Blogging As Career ?“ and so, I decided to launch a blog post regarding the query which would help many other people like them.
But before we start, here I have assembled all the contents of this blog at one place which will help you in further navigation.
- What Is Blogging ?
- Can I Earn Money Through Blogging ?
- How Can I earn Through Blogging ?
- How Much Can I Earn Through Blogging ?
- Should I Go For Full Time Or Part Time Blogging ?
- How Can I Get Started ?
Years back in 90’s and 80’s people were not having jobs, In fact there were no jobs. Here, I am remembering an incidence which my father told me some years back.
The story goes like this :
Once my father was stepping out from the river after having a bath and in the meanwhile he saw some exams were being conducted in open. He was caught there and the authorities forced him to write the exam paper. Just after an hour, results were declared and he got a job 🙂 How Interesting !
As time passed, jobs and businesses were created and a large portion of people got employed and In the present scenario, there are vast career opportunities among which one of them is BLOGGING.
WHAT IS BLOGGING ?
Let me tell you a bit about blogging.
Blogging is relatively a new field yet quite old. If you google the term Blogging, you will be getting various respective answers.
Talking in a layman’s language: Blogging simply means writing on some topic on a website or blog.
You may choose any topic or niche to write on but make sure to stick to that particular niche. Frequent changing in niches/subjects will distract your visitor as well as advertisers.
For example: You selected a Health niche and you are covering most of the health guides.
When a visitor lands on your website, he checks out some other health guides too. In that case he collides with some sports or technology or fashion news articles on the website, he surely hits the back button because it is not what he came for.
Sticking to a particular niche is must and it will definitely help and support you in the longer run.
CAN I EARN MONEY THROUGH BLOGGING ?
Yes, you can and not because I’m saying because the world is saying. Bloggers have revealed their income reports and it is proved.
This is one of the questions somewhere we all have in our veins and yes we should definitely have this because nothing is done without a reason.
Blogging is business and it too needs some time to get establish. Just like every other business it includes investment, profit, loss, risk, patience, knowledge and dedication.
The best thing about Blogging is that you are the kingpin. Being your own boss you can fix your working hours, sleeping hours, earning hours, eating hours and many many more.
HOW CAN I EARN THROUGH BLOGGING ?
There are unlimited sources but here I will outline only some of the important, popular and best ways of earning through blogging and also I will cover each and every topic individually in my upcoming articles.
Here, It Goes:
1. Google Ad-sense
Being the first choice, It is the most popular platform among bloggers/publishers for earning online.
After signing up and getting approved from Google, Ad-sense gives you few line of codes which you need to paste on your website and when done successfully, within a couple of minutes it starts displaying advertisements.
Whenever a visitor lands on your website, watches the ad or clicks on it, you get paid. and you must be knowing that Google, being the search engine giant, reported that their 95% of revenue comes from Ad-sense.
2. Direct Advertisement
Next in our picture, comes another popular way of earning online. As the name says Direct Advertisement, which means advertisers will contact you directly for placing ads over your website and it all depends upon your blog’s popularity and reader base.
Being a publisher, you have the full right to accept or decline the offer based on your choices.
The best part here is that you don’t have to share your amount with third parties like Google ad-sense and Ad Marketplace.
You get paid the full amount you have charged from the advertiser.
3. Ad Marketplace
Marketplace basically means a place where a group of publishers, advertisers and big agencies work together. Since, all of them are at the same place, It makes easier for publishers to get their advertisers and vice versa.
Ad Marketplace inherits all the processes and functions of Direct advertisement with just a little difference that Ad Marketplace, being a third party serves advertiser and charges 10-20% percent of what the the publisher is about to receive from the advertiser.
Some of the popular Ad Marketplaces which I need to mention are BuySellAds, BlogAds and AdClerks.
4. Affiliate Marketing
This is not a new form of marketing. It is prevailing since ages but it’s popularity has grown tremendously in past five to seven years.
It is a form of marketing where you recommend someone’s or a companies product to some other person through your own unique referral link and if that person buys that product using your unique link, you make a commission out of sale.
You should know that most bloggers have reported 75% of their income from Affiliate Marketing and you can guess how powerful it is.
Affiliate Marketing is more of a skill with a combination of right tactics. If you implement it wrong, you are not gonna earn a penny.
5. Sponsored Content
Here comes our sponsored content or paid content. Let’s say you run a popular blog with millions of reader base and subscribers.
Depending on your popularity and your field, you are approached from various companies to review and write an article featuring their product.
In my case, I won’t and don’t review any product unless and until I use it personally. If it has benefited me and is worth using, I will review it to my readers else not.
You are free to negotiate, set your own prices and also reject the offer if you feel that it’s not worth featuring.
6. Selling Digital Goods
This is one of the most popular from of earning money.
Bloggers who have gain experience and have expertise in their field, tend to launch and sell their own e-books as well as other digital goods through their own blog by setting their own prices.
HOW MUCH CAN I EARN THROUGH BLOGGING?
According to system, You are paid only for your expertise.
Money is endless when it comes to blogging but only then, when you are quite experienced in your relative field.
Business Insider has generated a report of Indian bloggers who are earning millions and millions just through a medium called blogging.
Here, I have placed a link to their report. Make sure to check out their various ways of earning which will inspire and motivate you too.
SHOULD I GO FOR FULL TIME OR PART TIME BLOGGING ?
It’s your business and It’s totally based up to your choice but I would suggest you to opt for part time at beginning.
This is because at first you need to develop and polish your writing and grammatical skills.
You have to make sure that you stick to a particular writing style. After you have started earning good amount of money, you know what you need to do.
HOW CAN I GET STARTED ?
Getting started is easy.
There are many free and trending platforms available like blogspot, WordPress.com, type-pad, tumblr etc.
You can launch your next blog quickly in couple of minutes using these platforms. Since these are free platforms, you are restricted from doing many things of your choice.
They are good if you just want to try your hands out to know how stuffs work.
If you are planning to get started with some minimum investments by setting up your own self hosted blog, then WordPress.org is the best platform available as of now with powering more than 23% of the web.
Moreover, I will see you in my next article or may be next video! Can’t say ! So, till then lots of love and enjoy !
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