The first few months of blogging are really difficult and there are no get-rich-quick schemes. But the fact is, blogging can be one of your passive income streams if you take it seriously! Here are some practical steps you can take to earn a little bit of extra money from your brand new blog.
Work A Part-Time Job
I worked as a cleaner from 6 am to 10 am when I first got started. This helped me pay the bills and then left the afternoon free for blogging and online business. This can drastically reduce stress while you’re first getting set up.
Find Freelancing Work In Your Niche
If you are a blogger then chances are that you are pretty good at writing. Check out websites like Upwork.com, Freelancer.com or Fiverr to pick up some casual writing gigs. You can make decent money while practicing your craft, here are some websites where you can easily find such gigs:
Fiverr – Fiverr, is a global marketplace offering tasks and services online. Entrepreneurs and freelancers can use Fiverr to monetize their skills, talents, and resources. Customers in need of service can find and commission that service directly through the site.
Gigbucks– Gigbucks offers a free and easy to use platform for freelancers and talented people from all walks of life to offer their services priced from $5 to $50 buck per gig. What do you have that someone might be willing to pay up to 50 bucks for?
TaskArmy – Task Army is simply the best way to outsource skilled tasks online. You’ll get the work done without the hassle of the traditional outsourcing marketplaces. Or if you have specialty skills, especially geared toward internet marketing. You can also get paid doing task starting today.
Amazon – Amazon lets you sell back used items. You can sell used books of course. You can also sell electronics, DVDs, Computers, software’s, gaming systems and much more. You can use Amazon to sell any books that your write as well.
Craiglist – Craiglist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing for sale, personal services, local community, and events. You can find great deals on products you want to buy and certainly make good money selling stuff on this website.
Offer Alternative Service From Your Blog
Eventually, a blog can make money with things like affiliates and original products. But until then you might want to consider offering services like writing or coaching. If you are an expert in your field you might be able to really help some clients.
Take Your Online Skills To The “Real” World
There are millions of small businesses looking for help with their social media and web presence. You email such businesses with suggestions for how they can improve and then offer paid service to implement them on their behalf.
Build A Direct Sales Funnel To A Product
This more advanced method can yield results in a very quick timeframe. Essentially you pick a product that you love (it has to be in your niche), and then you mention it in massive, in-depth articles that really help people. You then promote those articles in guest posts and with other methods.
Grow That Mailing List
Your mailing list is your key to long-term blogging success. When you have a lot of email subscribers you can promote affiliates, launch products and get traffic to new posts. Try to avoid short-term money making opportunities if they impact on your ability to grow that mailing list. But one your start getting subscribers, don’t wait to start promoting useful products to them.
Making money with a blog takes time and a lot of planning. Make sure you have set goals and timelines and really ensure that everything you do on your blog works towards making it happen. To learn more about these strategies you can do further research on them.
This post was written by Marry Jojo of top10bestlist.com