As I write this, there are millions of people blogging. Many of them dream of making money from their blog to supplement their current income to live a better life. Others want to replace their income so they can quite the job they hate. And a few dream of making more money than they ever could do what they are now for a living.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could start a blog writing about anything you want for a few minutes a day, and thousands of people would visit your blog and spend money that ends up in your pocket?
Well, I don’t want to burst your bubble… but most people are just not that interesting. That includes you and me!
So, the first thing you need to do is identify a topic for your blog that people are interested in reading about. And not just anybody, but people who spend money (preferably on the Internet). I can’t tell you how many blogs I’ve been on that don’t seem to have a purpose at all. And while the aimless ramblings of a complete stranger might be entertaining… I’m definitely not going to spend any money because of something they say.
The point I’m trying to make, is blogging for fun and blogging for profit are two completely different things. If you want to blog for fun, go for it. But if you want to get paid for your blogging, you need to narrow your focus onto one profitable topic.
Yes, creating a blog that makes you money takes a bit of planning. The topic needs to be researched. The blog need to be created to get the most out of both search engines and navigation by real humans. You need a publishing schedule. You need to PROMOTE your blog to get people to read it. And last but not least, you need to figure out HOW to make money from the visitors to your blog.
You need a plan!
But very few bloggers are actually following a PLAN to achieve their goals. And without a plan, most bloggers won’t come close to the money they want. A lot won’t even make a penny!
But don’t despair…
There is nothing magical about creating a blog that makes money. As a matter of fact, with an average intelligence, basic knowledge of the technical part of blogging and a strong work ethic, anyone can make money from blogging.
All you need is a plan!