One of the things that comes up in searches online about how to make money online, is starting a blog. But in a world where so many people are starting a blog, having a blog isn’t necessarily anything special, or even going to be a way to earn money. It is all about what you do with your blog that can help you to earn the big bucks. There is money out there to be made, as it is the future for online marketing and SEO. But what are the things that you should be doing in order to take it from a small hobby into a blog that earns? Here are some bits of advice to help.
Write Good Content
First thing’s first, the content that you create is what is going to be key. Whether it is funny anecdotes of your life, tips and tutorials, or chapters of book you are writing, it needs to be good. That is what keeps people coming back for more. And when you have people coming back for more, it will be the times that brands and businesses want to work with you. You know the movie The Martian featuring Matt Damon? That was a book that started out as a blog, with a chapter written each week. People kept coming back for more, including movie producers. So you never know where it can take you.
Have an Online Store
Having an online store and offering something to the people of the internet can be a good way to make money. If you think about it, there is so much potential, as you could technically be selling to anyone in the world (unless you are selling something local). You could have things that you make and sell, source and sell, or you could put together your own subscription boxes, much like Birchbox, for instance. But choosing something that people want will help you to take it to the next level.
Use Affiliate Links
When you have a blog and a certain level of readership, you can join many affiliate links schemes from Amazon to Zara. This means that if you post about something and link to the product, using your affiliate code, you can earn money from the sale if someone purchases it. To be effective in this you need to use these kinds of codes quite a lot, so it works best for bloggers that cover things like beauty, fashion, or homeware, as these are all pretty visual blogs where people see something and then want to buy it.
Up Your Instagram Game
Not only can having a blog generate an income for you, having a stellar social media profile can as well. There will be brands that will pay you for a feature on your Instagram feed or to try out their product. Most of the time the numbers help, but it is all about interaction. If you have an engaged audience, then that can have more value than large numbers that don’t interact.