The Fastest Way to Make Money Blogging for Beginners
Hey, friend! I am so happy you’re here to learn about blogging. I know blogging has been around for a while, and for good reason! It is a money-maker for your biz that almost works like magic. And if you go about creating a blog the right way, you’ll soon be on your way to the fastest way to make money blogging for beginners. Doesn’t that sound great? But, what exactly is the “right way” to blog? That’s what we’re going to cover in this post. Let’s get started.
Is blogging dead? This question has been thrown around for a while now. And while blogging is definitely not what it used to be, it is alive now more than ever! If starting a blog completely overwhelms you, don’t worry. I am here for you every step of the way. If you have heard that you should start a blog by other influencers you follow, but have no idea where to start. This is exactly where you need to be.
I’ll cover the best place to start a blog, plus some must-haves for your blog posts in order to make the most money in each one. And there’s a secret at the end of this post, so don’t miss out on that!! Alright, let’s jump into the fastest way to make money blogging for beginners.
The Best Place to Start a Blog
There are tons of choices out there for you to start a blog. But let’s cut to the chase–WordPress is the best place for you to build a blog because it is ranked #1 in SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This means WordPress has the best plugins and features compared to its competitors so you’re able to show up at the top of Google searches (and Pinterest too).
You know how you do a Google search for something and literally, millions of results pop up? We want you to be at the top of that huge list of search results. And SEO is how you will get there. WordPress comes with a plug-in that ranks your SEO and will let you know when you’ve covered all your bases. It even tells you what things need to be changed/updated in order to make your post more SEO friendly. This is such a game changer! And it’s super easy to navigate through as well–very beginner blogger friendly.
However, while WordPress is the best place to build a blog, it’s not the prettiest place to build an entire website. I HIGHLY recommend Showit. Showit is where I’ve built my website and I am able to run my blog on WordPress and then connect it to Showit. So while I’m covering all my SEO needs through WordPress, I still get to have a beautifully designed website through Showit.
Showit is the easiest place you will ever build a website. And I know you will fall in love with the finished product. Seriously, you will never have a more beautiful website and one that flows so nicely for your customers to move through it and buy your products. Click HERE to learn more about Showit and why I love it so much. Or, if you’re ready to jump in and commit, click HERE to sign up and get your first month free on me! You can even hire my team if you want the website transformation without all the work!
OK, I know that was a lot of invites, but I just want to make sure you’re aware of all the opportunities I have for you! I’m all about helping a sister out with her biz.
What Makes You the Money in your Blog Posts
My absolute favorite thing about blogging is how it can make you money while you sleep (or while you are away enjoying some quality family time). Once you publish your blog posts, the money starts rolling in all on its own. That is if you set it up with the “money makers” in each blog post. There are several ways to make money through blogging, but I want to focus on 3 of them.
Blog Money Maker #1: Affiliate Links
Affiliate links are a super easy way you can start making money right away. Affiliate links are basically you using a particular link to a product you are advertising, so you get a part of the commission when someone buys it through your link.
I recommend signing up for an affiliate account through LTK and Amazon. It’s super simple to set up your account on both of these websites. And both allow you to organize your products into different categories or folders. This feature will help when you want to quickly refer back to certain products and link them in your blog posts.
Once you have your affiliate account(s) set up, it’s a super quick process for you to copy and paste your affiliate link into your blog posts. When they are linked in your posts, people reading them will click on your links and hopefully buy the products. You will then get a commission because you influenced that person to buy the product. Pretty cool, right?
If anything, it’s amazing to me how we can now make money this way! What a cool opportunity we have to make money in an almost effortless way!
Blog Money Maker #2: Ad Revenue
You get ad revenue from having a high amount of page views. And you get lots of page views from having powerful headlines and flawless SEO. The powerful headlines make people want to click on your post to read more and your SEO is what gets your post seen in the first place (as we talked about earlier). I have some secrets up my sleeve that I’ll share with you for both of these things. These are definitely skills you can learn and then create powerful blog posts every single time!
And the best part about generating ad revenue is that you can create one blog post and it can literally make you money for years and years. Blog posts are evergreen content which is a really powerful tool to help build you a long-lasting business. Producing evergreen content is a secret weapon every small biz owner should have.
For example, a post on Instagram or TikTok will last MAYBE 1-2 days. It will always fall between the cracks of all the other content getting published every day. But a blog post lasts for YEARS because it can be searched for on two of the three main search engines (Google and Pinterest) no matter how long ago it was published. The more content you can produce like this, where it’s making money all on its own without hardly any management, is what you want.
Blog Money Maker #3: Call to Actions
You should ALWAYS end every single blog post with a call to action. And it’s even better if that call to action is one that will make you money. This is such an easy way to help generate more income. For example, your call to action could be to buy one of your products that relates to what you talked about in your post (wink, wink). Or it could be to sign up for your email list which will get them a freebie you’re offering. And then your email marketing will take them on a journey to buy one of your products. (Click here to learn more about this email marketing journey idea.)
It’s true that your readers will not buy into your call-to-actions every single time, but there’s no risk to having the option out there for more people to find it and buy into what you’re selling! And do not worry about coming off too “salesy.” If they clicked on your blog post, they want your content. They want to know what you’re offering. And your product could be what solves their problem. And that’s exactly what you want to happen every single time. Solving your customers’ problems through your products is how you cultivate a loyal customer base and a thriving business.
The Fastest Way to Make Money Blogging for Beginners
If you’re new to blogging–or even new to this whole small business owner thing–I am here for you. I am full of tips and tricks that I love sharing to help you! After building my business from the ground up and turning it into a 6-figure business, I’ve made it my mission to serve people just like you who are wanting to start a business but lacking the skills to get where you want to go.
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