Where to start when blogging for a living
Yesterday I announced I wanted to start blogging for a living. As soon as I published the article I found myself wondering what steps I would need to take to have a realistic look at what I need to successfully accomplish this.
Some could say I asked myself a general question such as where I should start if I want to make a living from online blogging. So many things go through my head when this question is being raised. I thought I would post these main concerns below and approach them as we move forward.
For me this is one of the largest concerns when making a living from blogging online. I’ll be the first to admit that blogging without traffic will not bring you money. What happens is traffic eventually converts into sales. This can be from ads linking to third party products, affiliates or Google ads.
Realistically if I want to earn a living from online I have to find a way to increase my traffic by a minimum of 300 percent. Right now from all of my websites I’m averaging 600 USD a month income. The majority of this income is coming from blogengage a social community I own from bloggers.
What I have to do is find out how I can increase my traffic and I think by blogging everyday and meeting new people this could be a positive start. Right now my goal is to increase my online presence and increase the overall traffic being sent to my websites.
Where is my money going to come from. Will I start looking at other options when is comes to generating an online income? I will admit this is the hardest part to making money online. Finding offers that convert into cash has proven difficult for me in the past. Especially when it’s been here on my personal blog.
I have tons of programs to use this is not the issue. My main concern in converting these programs into sales. Making money with blogging is extremely tough. You have to have some sort of product or service to offer your visitors. It’s very rare bloggers create a enough income from search engine traffic and Google ads. My plan is to find new and exciting programs to share with my readers.
I’ve also contemplated how I was going to create all new fresh and original content on my blog. Even more important information that is beneficial to my readers. I’ll safely assume the majority of my readers are going to be bloggers seeing I will be marketing in blog communities.
The majority of my content will be related to my blogging experiences over the past three years and to date. I will share my failures and success over the past three years. I will also blog about making money opportunities that I wish to share with my readers.
I have struggled in the past with being consistent on both the blog engage community blog and here on my personal blog. One of my main goals is to provide consistency with my blogging. I plan on writing Monday to Friday here on my blog. By far this will be the most valuable key to my online blogging success. In terms of building relationships this is what brings my readers here and that’s my daily written content.
Debt and Cost of Living
Perhaps this should had been on the top of the list but none the less here it is. The sad reality is my cost of living out weighs my online income substantially. From the cost of living, food, etc to car and OSAP payments I find myself rather living from paycheck to paycheck. There’s no way at this current stage in my life I could ever quite my day job to start blogging for a living.
Feedback and Discussions
Do currently blog for a living? If so how often do you blog on your blog? Do you generate the majority of income from affiliate or is it from google Ads? What’s your thoughts on my current to do list? have I missed some vital ingredients to successful blogging?
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