According to facts published by Writtent, around 7 million people publish blogs on blogging websites and 12 million write blogs using their social network profiles. If this hasn’t convinced you yet about whether writing blogs can make money for you or not, you should know that more than 80% of US online consumers trust information and advice provided on blogs. Too many, isn’t it?
Blogging or covering a topic requires a lot of time and creativity. If done well, it can drive a lot of traffic to your website or blog, which ultimately means you can monetize it. Blog Ambitions listed the top 5 types of blogs searched for on Google, which included fashion blogs, with 40,500 monthly searches, followed by food blogs, beauty blogs, travel blogs and music blogs. These are the key areas where people are seeking advice. However, as a blogger working from home, you need to maintain multiple streams of income such as through advertising, affiliate marketing, digital products, physical products and services, mainly through your blogs.
Three Major Types of Blogging to Make Money
- Review Products:
When you write product review, you choose a sure shot way to making money. On the website or blog, you review a particular type of product from a particular category. For example, you can talk about beauty products and mention all about skin products, for instance, including their quality, price, consistency, feel and more. The best part is that you don’t need to try most of the products you are reviewing. People visiting your blog will be those who are interested in making a purchase and just want to know whether they should or not. After they are convinced, they’ll most probably hit an online store to buy the product. Online retailers like Amazon will pay you a commission for every such visit, even if they buy a different product than the one reviewed on your blog. The trick here is to review more products and create more content to get the reader’s attention.
- Expert Advice:
In this type of blog, you basically talk about something you are an expert on. It could be anything; however, you should have updated knowledge on it. One important thing to remember here is that the narrower is the topic, the better will be the content. In expert blogs, other than making money similar to product reviews, you get the opportunity of e-mail marketing. For this, you need to sign up on sites that allow you to capture people’s email addresses. In e-mail marketing, you send advertisements, make business requests, solicit sales and more, which becomes your source of hassle-free long-term income. Expand your reach by writing high quality guest posts for similar niche blogs.
- Narrate Your Personal Experience:
These easy blogs are the most popular, especially when you are thinking of making money from blog writing at home. In these blogs, which are centered on a particular topic, you share your journey with the world, hence intensive research will not be required. There is no need to position yourself as an expert. Just be yourself and open your heart to your readers, and people interested in that topic will like your style. Eventually you’ll create an email list, to which you can send mails promoting products related to the topic in question.
After your blog gains fame against readers, you can launch a product or service, such as books, e-books, e-courses, physical products, speaking gigs, etc., for your readers and email subscribers.
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