Should you be writing a niche blog? Or a multi-niche blog? the answer is yes to both questions. You can do either of the two. Why? A niche blog is targetted that is great if you have a specific skill, talent or hobby anything that you are surely passionate about.
But if you have so much to offer, or have so many things you like, a lifestyle blog would Always be a good choice. I have to say this was one thing that I regret the most for many years. I should’ve just started a long time ago, I should’ve just…
Let me emphasize that it’s not true that you can’t make money with a multi-niche blog and that only targetted niche blog can only make money. Wrong!
The reason why I wasn’t able to start a blog because I have many things I like so much. , I’m scared, I thought it will cost big bucks to start a blog. I was so wrong.
1. Setup Your Blog.
Why? If you are planning to use a free hosting blog. Don’t. Just don’t. Unless you don’t want a money-making blog.
Why is this so important? Google only ranks blog posts from blogs with a reliable hosting site with a unique domain name. Ad networks and Affiliates won’t accept you if you will use a free blogging site. Be smart so start right.
Simply because It’s reliable, easy to use, and it will only cost you about $3.95/monthly.
Another important thing is choosing the right theme. Nowadays you have to take note that readers are mostly using cellphones when surfing the net. So your theme should be 100% responsive. It means that it’s mobile-friendly.
from Elegant themes
which is perfect for non-techy people just like me. It’s drag and drop sit’s’e pretty easy to setup. As well as amazingly beautiful and of course responsive. Very Ideal for beginners.
2. Write blog posts-
Before you officially market your blog and start promoting. Write at least 20-30 blog posts in advance. This will help you prepare for the months to come. You can just post them once or twice a week. This will help you to focus more on marketing your blog and other blogging essentials.
And when you write. Write what readers would want to read. If you are a fashion blogger. Don’t just write about your favorite shoes, clothes. ( although that’s fine if you’re writing a review post) Write something very helpful.
Like “Best Fall outfits on a tight budget”. Remember to be able to get readers, Think as a reader. What would I Google about? What would fashion readers would google about this season, this month, etc.
When you do that. You’ll start to grow followers, readers. More readers mean more traffic. You now officially own a money-making blog.
3. Create a Pinterest account-
Start with Pinterest before you start promoting in any other social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Why?
-It’s a FREE way to get traffic to your blog
-You can see your traffic increase faster than any other social networking sites.
-It’s easier than you think. Let me help you how you can make awesome pins. Pins that Pinterest loves.
-Your Pinterest pins last longer than Facebook. Posts. Although you can store your pics on FB the lifespan of it getting seen on newsfeed is only 24 hours. Pinterest pins are evergreen it lasts for months and months as long as someone saves it can be seen.
-It will surely help you monetize your blog in many aspects.
4. Drive traffic to your blog.
Now that your blog is all set up. We need the traffic now ASAP. And because you are new you have to get those posts in front of the right people. There are many ways to drive traffic to your blog. But better start with these two: Social Media and Mailing List.
Automate your pinning. This is the reason why I ask you to create a Pinterest account. You are a busy person, It’s not all the time you can pin every single day. That’s why Tailwind
is this most reliable Pin scheduler that will automatically double your traffic.
Especially if you are starting a new blog. It’s like “set and forget” You just need an hour or two to schedule a whole month of pins. Start scheduling here
You can also subscribe to get my free Pinterest traffic course on how you can skyrocket your traffic.
4. Start A Mailing list
When you go to a blog they often ask you to subscribe. And readers subscribe when they are interested in what you can offer/help/guide them. This is one of the essentials of blogging. Two reasons: TRAFFIC and MONEY.
Traffic- Mailing list
will help you get those readers to come back to your blog. You have to take note that not all first-time readers would want to go back to your blog. Not all readers would remember your blog. (Tons of blogs all over the internet) Emails can remind them of you.
Money- And because these are targetted people that subscribe to you. They are more likely to buy something you offer. This is how you can get sales with little traffic or even a small following of your blog. You can start with Mailerlite
This is what I use. It’s noob-friendly and very easy to use. This is perfect for beginners and not techy like me.
5. Monetize your blog-
Sign up for Adsense. If you are a new blogger. This is the first stage of how you can make money with your blog. Through ads. Adsense, however, wanted a blog that is more than just a month and with worth-reading posts. Google doesn’t want to put ads on site that they think is not legitimate and will just vanish after a month or two.
Sign up for an affiliate program, It’s where you promote someone else’s product, service, etc by linking with them by writing a review or placing an ad to your site. This is one way to make money with little traffic and following. Make sure that you only promote products that you used, tried, loved, and or trust.
As your blog grow, you can apply for other networks and affiliates. This will help you earn more and start monetizing your blog.
Don’t forget my 3 P’s
Prayers, Passion, and Patience-
I don’t know about you guys but I believe that prayers move mountains. And I’m a walking proof of that. So yes start better start praying. We all need that back up from above.
Passion and patience are a combination of a successful blog. We all want to make money. That’s the reality. But you have to be determined and passionate about what you do.
Blogging is just like a job. If you got hired and you work hard, loved your job you will soon reap your success with promotions or salary increase.
But if you take your job for granted, go to work late, stop growing and learning with the company, etc. You will see your career going down the toilet.
It’s the same when you start a blog. When you work patiently, passionately and with prayers. You’ll definitely hit a home run.