People ask over, and over (and over again). Can you really make money doing “this” can you really get paid to blog?
Yes. Yes, you can get paid to blog. If you are clever, and work hard, and are easy to get along with . . .I believe you can.
How does this whole thing work?
Sometimes I get paid to blog about products or services. I always write honestly, and only work with companies that fit my values and ideals, but yes, they do pay me.
By making a bit of money off of those things, it lets me share more of my story with you, and spend time researching and sharing posts that I don’t get paid for!
Ads on your blog aren’t the only way to get paid to blog. One way, is by realizing that just because you are a blogger, that doesn’t mean your BLOG is your best asset. This is the main reason I switched to calling myself an INFLUENCER. I use various platforms and assets to broadcast messages that create conversation and encourage my followers/readers to learn more about a product.
So, what assets do I have, and WHAT do they actually DO, and how do they help me get paid to blog?
Everyone wants to know how to make money from home, doing “moderate” hours of pleasant work (especially when it involves baking cookies/doing crafts/parenting our kids).
And bloggers, some of them anyway, have found a great way to do it.
But in every article I have read about a blogger’s income, the same numbers keep coming up. Most bloggers who come out with their income numbers make between $1500 & $2000 a month mostly from digital ads, affiliate links and sponsored posts.
So, how does one make a blog monetized? Without doing the hard sell? There is a science to it, and as we all know, there is no QUICK CASH method of business that will create a stable and lasting opportunity. Here are 10 quick tips to creating a monetized blog and a stable business.
- Understand who is paying you.
- Create your content plan.
- Grow your following.
- Be clear about what your products are, what do you sell?
- Get experience.
- Be nice and work hard.
- Be different.
- Learn how to write a pitch email.
- Increase your assets.
- Be professional, rock those campaigns.
One of our jobs as bloggers is to serve up sponsored content from the position of a trusted advisor. And to do this well, we have to seamlessly incorporate sponsored post content into our regular programming, without pissing off our readers.
It’s no use if you are getting paid to blog, but you lose all of your followers because your readers feel like you are “tricking them.
Probably the MOST important step of all in blogging for money is to start treating what you do as a business.
Being professional is more than just having the right invoicing platform, it is in the way you communicate, your ability to deliver what it needed and in the timeframe required. So how does one make the switch from “hobbyist” mentality to “business-minded”?
Start by valuing yourself and your service. Understand (and believe) that there IS a value you bring to the industry, and that there is a reason that people purchase the services and products from influencers like yourself.
By starting to wear a bit of confidence in your abilities, your language should start to change during your conversations and by “walking the walk” eventually you will start to believe in yourself.
Today can be the start of a whole new approach to your blog or website. Today you can start by sitting down and logging on and looking at your assets as a source of pride, and of income. If that is what you want, then go! You always have support!
As well, start showing up to “work” in the mornings. Create a plan of what you want to accomplish, and stick to it. Do NOT let facebook distract you, and get your work completed. While your job may be a tonne of fun, remember that you are not here to play, but just to smile while you work. Blogging for money may end up being a passive income, but at the beginning you need to put the time and effort into it to create a stable foundation.
Creating a blog, finding a way to make it a business, having a place to ask questions and get support, all of that can be difficult to find. New bloggers enter the scene and don’t know where the groups are, or who is sharing the information they need, or what the “unwritten” rules of the industry actually are.
I have just started into my fourth year of offering blogger coaching, workshops and support. I have learned along the way the right amount of information to share, and the best way to use our limited time to achieve our goals the most efficiently. I have learned from coaching over 300 bloggers and small businesses in the last 3 years that each of us has unique goals for how we want our business to run, and that while there are some similarities, as entrepreneurs, we each have the opportunity to define our own rules.