There are millions of blogs on the internet which beg the question, “Can you make a living as a blogger?” The short answer is, yes, you can absolutely make a living as a blogger.
However, there are different variables that determine the success of each blogger.
The truth to the matter is, some bloggers would never survive on their blog income alone. While others are prospering from their fruits of labor.
Unlike a job where you get paid based on an hourly wage or a salary. The income of a blogger can be unpredictable.
The good news is, your income potential is far greater as a blogger since your blog can help generate income while you’re away.
That’s why I consider a blog to be a semi-passive income. First, you have to invest your time and energy into creating content. But your blog will continue to work for you even if you’re on vacation.
Asking how much money a blogger makes is an understandable question, yet it can also discourage you from trying. There’s one thing I can say for sure is, if you don’t try, you’re never going to succeed.
I’d rather fail trying than not trying at all.
In this article, I am going to provide you with tips on how to maximize your earning potential as a blogger.
But on a serious note, you can make anywhere from $0.00 to hundreds or even millions of dollars as a blogger. It all depends on you.
A Few Things To Consider Before We Get Started
What kind of blog are you running and what is your niche? Popular topics generally get more traffic which leads to higher earning potential.
How frequently do you update your website and produce new content? Remember, Google and other search engines love fresh new content.
Some Tips To Help You As A Blogger
Are you utilizing keywords with low competition (long-tail keywords generally have lower competition, but less search volume) and at the same time are your contents unique and high quality?
Take note of the results because anything with a high search volume is generally popular and competitive at the same time.
Example: If your niche website is about firefighter training, chances are, you won’t receive as much traffic as someone promoting baby clothes. Baby clothes will always be in higher demand compared to firefighter training.
Research the products and services that you can promote. Let’s use firefighter training as an example again.
Chances are, you won’t make as much money promoting firefighter training programs compared to say baby clothes.
Baby clothes will always be in higher demand with more products to offer compared to firefighter training.
Look around for similar niche websites like yours and see how much traffic they get by using tools like SEMrush. Such websites usually offer statistics like how much traffic the website generates.
Are you utilizing your resources to promote your new website? For example, Social media is a free and effective way to promote your new website.
While promoting your website, did you take the time to captivate your potential viewers with great titles and visuals?
Don’t let competition scare you. Affiliate marketing is very competitive at this point. You can still earn a lucrative income even if you start now!
The competitive topics are generally where you can earn the most money, but it’s search terms are hard to rank for in the beginning.
Let’s use Smart Affiliate Hub for example. My niche is how to make money online. This is a highly competitive niche, but also one of the most commonly searched term.
Who doesn’t want to make money online while working from home? Who wants to work a typical 9 to 5 job? Let’s face it, most people dislike their regular day job.
What I did: I started by producing more content targeting low competition keywords and generating articles focused on commonly asked questions when it comes to how to make money online.
If you do this with your niche website, you can still be able to rank high for highly competitive niches, while being a newer website.
How Long Does It Take To Make Money Blogging?
I am going to give you a straightforward answer. It will take a long time depending on your niche and how often you update and add content to your website. It also depends on how much time you put into networking and promoting on social media.
Are you looking to make a part-time supplemental income? or Full-time income? If you are looking to spend less than 4 hours a day on your website. You can probably make a decent part-time income, but even that takes a bit of time.
The basic rule of thumb, the more you put in, the more you get out!
My Biggest Tip to You
Stop focusing too much on the money in the beginning. Trust me, you will get frustrated when you are not generating the money you expected.
Most bloggers apply for AdSense to start monetizing their blogs! Check out my article on AdSense by Clicking Here.
However, I’m going to ask you not to. It’s counterproductive to send your hard-earned traffic away from your blog just to earn a few dollars.
You should be focusing on building a readership in the beginning.
If you are new, give yourself 3 to 6 months before generating some decent income. The reason why is because your website has no authority and it takes time to establish that.
You are competing with thousands of competitors with many more starting as we speak. You need to fully prepare yourself to even stand a chance.
The only way you can do that is by focusing on your viewers, content, and helping people. Forget about the money because that will come after.
If you would like to learn how to start a blog, please check out my course on How To Start A Blog For Affiliate Marketing.
I hope this was helpful! If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below and I will try my best to help you out.☺