How To Start Your Own Blog To Make Money in 2020?
Why you should start a self-hosted blog?
There are lots of free blogging platforms you can start your blog on but if you are serious about making money blogging you should invest in a self-hosted website.
Because you are actually losing money by blogging on a free platform.
Not literally. No one is actually taking your money.
But you are missing out on a lotof opportunities so, metaphorically speaking, you are losing money.
A lot of money!
You see, most free blogging platforms don’t allow you to monetize your blog (or if they do, it’s very limited).
So making money on a free platform is very hard (almost impossible).
Another thing is that, by having a self-hosted blog, you are telling companies that you are serious about blogging, they are more likely to work with you and take your blog seriously.
But, isn’t a self-hosted blog expensive?
Starting a self-hosted blog can be expensive depending on the web hosting company you use and the plan you choose BUT it’s actually a lot cheaper than you think!
That’s less than most drinks at Starbucks…
So by buying ONE Starbucks drink LESS a month you can start your own self-hosted blog.
That doesn’t sound so bad, does it?!
Plus imagine how many drinks you’ll be able to buy once you start making money from your blog…
Ready to give up (one cup of) coffee and start your self-hosted blog?
This step-by-step guide will show you how!
What legal pages do I need on my blog to start making money?
- Disclaimer (including Disclosures) page
- Terms and Conditions page
How to make money with blogging in 2020?
Now comes the part you’ve been waiting for!
How do I make money blogging?
There are lots of different ways you can make money from your blog.
The ones we’re gonna talk about are:
- affiliate marketing
- sponsored posts
- selling your own products or services
You can also make money blogging by displaying ads on your blog.
That is the easiest way as it doesn’t require any actual work, unlike other ways where you have to write posts.
Sounds like the dream, doesn’t it?
But the thing with making money with ads is that you need to have a lot of pageviews to make any real money.
That’s why I would recommend to wait and grow your traffic first, and then apply to one of premium ad networks like Mediavine.
But if you don’t want to wait here are some ad networks that accept new bloggers
- Google Adsense
Another way to make money blogging is with sponsored posts.
A sponsored post is a post you are paid to publish on your blog.
You can write it yourself or it can be written by a company that is paying you.
How much should you charge for a sponsored post?
There are so many things that go into the price, from how many pageviews you get a month, to the number of email subscribers and followers you have, the time it takes to create the post, the promotion of the post and so many other things.
There is no one shoe fits all!
But what I will say is, do not go under $75 no matter how small your blog is!
Don’t sell yourself short!
Just because your blog is small don’t neglect all the work and time it takes to create a post!
Selling your own products or services
And lastly, you can make money blogging by selling your own products or offering services.
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