Many posts about how to make money blogging have been published here.
However, we’ve rarely had an article about how to save money blogging.
One reason many bloggers don’t self-host relates to the concerns over mounting blogging expenses.
In this post, guest author Muhammad Shoaib explains how you can save money blogging as well as make money blogging in 2018.
How to Make and Save Money Blogging in 2018
by Muhammad Shoaib
Let’s be real over here, who does not like to have loads of money in their pockets? The blogging industry has helped people make millions of dollars. Yes, you read it right, people have been making a fortune, just by blogging. Now, if you are just getting started, you need to get all the things just right. It can get tricky at times while choosing the direction for your blog.
Before you get started, be very sure about the goals and content for your blog. Do not be scared to take significant steps and make innovations in your work. Every successful blogger was a starter once, but the world does not have to know that. The key point is that your work should show your confidence and passion.
Here are some points which will help you a lot if you are just trying out blogging for the first time and even if you have already started and have no luck.
Choosing the platform
If you are trying out your luck for the first time, you might think of adopting free platforms. These platforms are of no good with very few features offered, and many blogs with a huge following are deleted without any reason. You might be thinking of starting your blog in Blogger, but when you realize that its features are limited, you will have to switch to WordPress. The most reliable free platform is “WordPress.com”. It provides some wonderful features. Arrange the appearance of your blog with thousands of free themes. Wanna learn more? Just watch this video to get started. This guy will help you to choose the right platform and set up your blog in just 15 minutes.
[Host blogger’s comment: Medium is another free, popular blogging platform.
Choosing the right niche
Niche is the topic for your blog. This is the most fundamental move you are going to make. Give your thoughts some time. Examine your interests and then make the decision. For example, if you have an interest in fashion, then go for a fashion blog. Due to your passion for the topic, you will not feel like the writing is work. Also, you will be able to learn something new every day. Choose the topic where you think you can grow and make progress every passing day.
If you are confused about choosing between two are more topics, you can also go with multi-niche blogs. Single niche blogs are highly recommended and make their way up to the top faster than multi-niche blogs. It helps followers to be clear about whether they want to follow or not and if the blog has anything that interests them or not. Suppose you run a fashion and food blog, now the follower sees the food-related post and starts to follow you; what’s next is that they are going to be disappointed when they keep seeing unrelated posts. This kind of behavior is a turn-off and decreases the traffic. If you are a beginner, start by choosing a single niche. Give your followers a clear image. Once you have increased traffic, you can always include more niches.
Multi-niche has its benefits; you have loads of content to post. You can always bring variations by combining the two niches.
[Host Blogger’s Comments: When others approach you to offer you monetization opportunities, it’s easier to make money blogging if have a single niche. My post 18 Ways You Can Have One of the Most Popular Blogs explains how I was able to monetize without having to find ways to make money blogging. I have a single niche. The post explains how the brands found me.
A friend of mine has a lifestyle blog full of many topics. However, among all her various topics, she consistently publishes recipes. She’s only been able to monetize her recipe posts.
Have all the right information you are going to need. Research your platform and niche as well. Do as much research about your niche as you can. Jot the information down and see how you are going to bring innovation to it. Spread your ideas out and see if there are daily updates in the required area.
[Host blogger’s comments: If you want to make money blogging, there should be interest in your topic. Who will you try to market your products and services to if you don’t have any readers? Typing your blogging niche into Google Trends. This site will let you know for certain if there’s interest in your blogging topic. Google Trends is free to use.]
Web hosting is something that will make your blog available for people to see all the time. There are many web hosting companies but some of them are so bad they will make your blog go downhill. Before choosing the web hosting company, search well. You can save money blogging by choosing a less expensive web host. However, some of them may cost less but are of no use, and in case of any problem, you will not have any backup. Also, the wrong choice can make browsing much slower for you.
If you have carefully read all the things given above, bravo! You are good to go.
Host Blogger’s Comments:
You can make money blogging by doing research so you can pick a popular niche.
You can save money blogging by blogging at a free site or choosing a cheaper, but reliable, web host.
If you can save money as well as make it, you’ll be ahead. If you spend all you make, you’ll have no profits to show for your efforts. Hopefully, this post offered some helpful tips to save money blogging as well as make money blogging.
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