How to make money from home blogging

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How to make money from home blogging?

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Have you recently seen on television or read in the latest magazines how a heap of stay at home Mums are making their fortunes by blogging?

Well it is true!

It is becoming more and more common these days, where average normal Mums and Dads are making money from home by blogging and building online businesses.

Quite often these online businesses are developed in their spare time, and built up over time, eventually creating a full time income, and some are even making their fortunes.

The power and worldwide reach of the Internet has created these amazing opportunities, and the time to get started is right NOW!

What is blogging?

A blog is short for “web blog”. Wikipedia states that a blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). This is commonly called your blog roll.

Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject, others function as more personal online diaries, others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company.

A blog also allows comments to increase user interactivity and will have links imbedded in the text that can link to other articles you have written, other useful information, or even somewhere to make a purchase for something.

Blogs are usually updated on a regular basis and bloggers not only produce content to post on their blogs, but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers

In it’s simplest form, a blog is just a short article (maybe 500-2000 words) that informs the reader with some useful information.

How do you make money from blogging?

  • The most important thing to remember if you want to make money blogging, is to create valuable content.

Inform the reader about a particular subject with engaging, useful information.

Creating and writing content is time consuming, and it will take some time to start earning money.

That it is why you should start a blog about something you are interested in and preferably passionate about, so when it does take some time to earn a substantial income, you are still having fun in the process.

  • The next thing you should focus on is creating trust and building a following.

This all comes from creating informative content, and over time you will build authority and position yourself as an expert in your niche.

People buy from people that they know, like and trust.

  • Next is that you actually have to make some money.

Being an expert and having an enormous following is one thing, but it doesn’t pay the bills, so eventually you want to monetise your blog, and this can be done in several ways.

  1. Advertising – You can display banner ads on your site and when someone clicks on them, you make some money. By using an Ad network such as Google Adwords, when you have enough traffic coming to your site, you can make a lot of money in this way. Just make sure that the Ads complement your content.
  2. Selling physical products – Using a program like Amazon for example, you can set up a whole online shopfront and sell a range of products on any topic imaginable. You can also create your own physical products and sell them online.
  3. Selling digital products – Creating and selling downloadable digital products such as eBooks can be very profitable. Like-wise creating online courses and membership sites are where the really big boys hang out and make massive profits online, and all of these digital products can be sold from a humble little blog post.
  4. Affiliate marketing – This is my favourite way for people to get started to make money from home by blogging. You can actually link to other people’s products from your blog, and if they make a purchase, you make a commission. They have done all the hard work for you and all you have have to do is inform the reader about it. Affiliate marketing is actually what I believe to be the BEST way to start earning money online.

What do I need to start my own blog?

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All you really need to start a blog is a WordPress website, but to actually have success blogging there are a couple of other things that I believe are essential.

  • Tools – You need the right tools to do the job and as I just mentioned you need a WordPress website as they are definitely the simplest and easiest way to create a highly successful blog, and I know just the place where you can get a blog and somewhere to host it for free.
  • Training – The reason that it usually takes a lot of time for people to actually start making money from their blog is that they don’t know what they are doing. You wouldn’t start a new job without getting some on the job training, so why should creating a blog be any different? I also know where you can access some free world-class blog and online business training.
  • Support – Don’t try to do it all alone! To build a successful blog, it is so important to surround yourself with people that have already done it themselves and want to help, mentor and support you. You don’t need to re-invent the wheel.

So if you really want to learn how to make money from home blogging, I have an amazing opportunity for you, where you can access a free website, and a 10 lesson course where you will learn how to build a successful blog… and monetise it! $$$

You will also have access to a whole community of  bloggers and online business owners that have built their OWN successful blogs themselves, and you will also have the opportunity to have me mentor you personally, as you build your OWN online business blog.

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Personally, I believe that it is inevitable that blogging will become even more powerful in the future, with more people and businesses recognising the power of bloggers as online influencers.

Anyone can start a blog thanks to the simple (and often free) tools readily available online.

The question will likely become not, “Why should I start a blog?” but rather, “Why shouldn’t I start a blog?”

If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

To your success,

John W. Newman

Dream It… Believe It… Then Achieve It!

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  1. Blogging is like a hobby for most, for example, I feel good when I write. But the fact that we can make money from it is simply awesome.
    Not having to go to a 9-5 job and working from home offers such freedom. To do whatever we want, when we want it. No more schedules or bosses. What more could we ask for, really?

    • Yes, a lot of people don’t really take blogging that seriously, and as a result don’t make a lot of money out of it, or any at all.

      But if you treat it more like a business, it can very profitable, and you can still have a lot of fun with it at the same time!

      I must admit, I really enjoy writing my blog, but I also love it when a payment hits my Paypal account as well 🙂

      Thanks for your comment and feedback Aless!

  2. Hi John. I’ve read a lot of people who say that the best way to make money online is to create a digital product, either an ebook or ecourse. You create the product once and then there are no additional manufacturing costs as there are with physical products. I agree with you though, affiliate marketing is better. Let someone else do all the cwork of creating the digital product and you just promote it and earn the commission. A lot of times you can earn 50% commissions or more.

    • Thanks for your comment Ben,
      Creating your own digital products can be highly profitable, but affiliate marketing is where you should start.
      It is a lot easier to get started this way,especially with the right tools, training and support, and when you get more experience, you can branch out further.
      Affiliate marketing is certainly the way to go!
      Thanks again 🙂

  3. Hi Newmann,
    I found in your article all that I have read around the blogosphere as necessary for a blogger to make money, which means yours is a rounded article. What I would like to see you stress in the future is building a list and how to do it. This makes the difference between those who make the real money and those who gather the chicken change.

    Please, serve us more of such empowering articles. Thanks.

  4. Yes! Blogging about hobby and niche can never be underestimated. Blogging should be spontaneous much like indulging in a hobby, doing something we like. Once blogging has garnered a sizable following, web traffic will bring in the customers, referrals and sales. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Hi John,

    Really great and practical post. Blogging is a great way to start to make some side money that can turn into a full time job and even a passive income source.

    Learning how to make money from home blogging really isn’t that hard when you have the right resources. I used your recommendation Wealthy Affiliate and I couldn’t be happier with the results I achieved in their training program.

    Blogging is a great way to get started making money online and can turn into some serious money. Great advice.


  6. Hello John,

    You’ve made some really great points here and I know a few people that actually make money blogging from home and with affiliate marketing so I know it can be accomplished, but one thing I’d like to ask you is…

    …you stated that “Creating and writing content is time consuming, and it will take some time to start earning money”….so my question is:

    How much time does it take before beginning to earn money, and once someone starts earning from their blog, what kind of income could they expect or project to be receiving?

    Thank you for your help in advance!

    All The Best,
    Jeremy D. Wilson

    • Thanks for your comment Jeremy and excellent question.
      This is a question that I am often asked, and really it is “how long is a piece of string”
      Theoretically, you could write one blog post and instantly receive an affiliate payment, but this is rarely the case.

      In reality it all depends on the individual person.
      If you are willing to follow the training, focus, work consistently, ask for help when needed, you will have success eventually.

      Unfortunately, most people are NOT willing to do this, give up far too early and want to take the easy option. This is why people still fall for all the scams online!

      I always recommend that you should give yourself at least 12 months!
      Give yourself TIME to succeed online.
      Just think how many years it takes to get a University or College degree, THEN work your way up the ladder, but most people expect to get instant results online!

      Do NOW what MOST people won’t, to get what MOST people DON’T!

  7. Hi John,

    Dream It! Believe It! Then Achieve It! is what I live by.

    I am one of those stay at home moms that has recently started blogging and I absolutely love it. I am very good at the content creating but for me the hard part has been building a good following, but it is something that I am working on.

    I am also on the WA platform and find the support and training amazing.

    Thanks for this great post.


    • Thanks for your comment Vivia 🙂

      It is awesome to hear that you are taking control of your OWN financial destiny while you are a stay at home mom, and WA really is the best place to learn all the skills to make money while doing it!

      Best of luck 🙂

  8. Hi John,

    Blogging is a totally viable way to earn money with your hobby or passion and perhaps a subject matter that you are interested in.

    Simple to do and done right you could hit the jackpot. It is hard work though and it can be a long time before a site starts to earn some money. defo not the fast way to making money but a slow and steady way, that is consistent and no flash in the pan! Again you do have to know what you are doing, which is why good proper training is required for most people.

    • Yes Derek! The best thing about blogging is that it is not some sort of scam, and there is no outlandish promises of quick riches, BUT it is a very powerful way to earn a lot of money online over time!

      Yes, it does require some work and effort, but it is SO worth it when you have built a money-making online business blog that will stand the test of time!

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  9. Great article about blogging. It reminded me some good things I’ve forgoten. The best way to earn either from blog or from website is with affiliate marketing in my opinion. You can build a thriving business just by earning commissions on a regular basis – you only need to know 4 step :
    choosing a niche – building a website of blog – bringing traffic – and earning money!

    • Thanks Alexey!
      Yes, affiliate marketing is definitely the simplest way to start earning money online by blogging, and as you say, it is just a simple 4-step process to get started!
      Thanks for your comment 🙂

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