Yesterday, Anisha asked how to make money blogging and different ways to make money from website at Why not blogging as career in India?
I even bought a domain name and spent a few days designing the look of my to-be-blog, but sadly the page is still stuck on “Under Construction”..
And if you could give some insight into these “several business models without ads” that’d be great too
If someone is serious about making money blogging, then its has to be approached as a business. You can start a blog for hobby, but when you realize there is potential to make money blogging, then its not hobby anymore.
Difference is that you are going to earn by doing what you love.
Lets looks at different ways you can make money blogging.
- Ad Networks (Adsense)
- Specialized Ad Networks
- Direct Ad Sales
- Pay Per post
- Selling Text Links (not recommended)
- Newsletter Ads
- Lead Generation
- Product Sales
- Membership Sites
- Premium contents
- Book Deal
- Software Applications
- Buying and Selling Blogs
- Finding jobs using your blogging expertise
- Build Online Reputation
Blogging is a platform that can open up several opportunities to make money.
Google Adsene is easiest to get started. There are several other ad networks.
How to get started
First step is to start a blog.
You can use free blogging platforms like Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, etc.
For those who don’t know, WordPress is a blogging platform (HSB is running on WordPress).
With WordPress, you don’t need to know coding skills. Everything is automated. Without touching any HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, you can ran a blog.
If you are really serious, then you should create a domain name and web hosting. It doesn’t cost a lot these days to host a website.
Even if you don’t plan of making serious money, its an additional skill to have.
Web Hosting Expense?
- Domain Registration Cost ($10 per year)
- Web Hosting Cost
Happy Schools blog is hosted at KnownHost. They are very good and their hosting plan starts at $25 per month.
For first time bloggers, you don’t have to spent $25 per month.
But, you can certainly spent $2.92 per month right?
I recommend A Small Orange shared hosting plan. It costs only $2.92 per month with amazing support.
Above all they have one click WordPress install.
After you create an account with them, with a click of a button, you will have WordPress blog installed automatically. No coding or technical setup is required.
As listed above, Affiliate income is one way to make money from blogging.
This is perfect example of an affiliate income. KnownHost and Small Orange links are affiliates links. If you like my recommendation and sign-up for the service through the link above, I will get a small referral fee.
Why affiliate marketing works?
I have used few other hosting companies and read reviews about 30+ hosting companies. Most of folks reading this page will be first time bloggers. I understand you need and level of support is required for you to host your first website/blog.
If you were to find a hosting company, you have to spend time to read the reviews and understand the pros and cons. Now, I have save you time by recommending the best product for your need. If you guys trust what I have said then you are going to sign-up for Small Orange.
Now, you get the idea about making money from blogging.
Now, you know different ways to make money from blogging. Yesterday we discussed about pros and cons about blogging as career.
I have answered how to get started with blogging. What else do you like to know about making money online?