How to start blogging for money

How to start blogging for money

Imagine being able to make an income online from blogging, can you do it? of course you can make a full time income from blogging the question that I’m going to answer for you is how to start blogging for money.

I’m also going to cover how to pick a profitable niche blog, how to set your blog, what is the best way to blog and how to promote your blog.

Why blogging?

Blogging is a simple way to drive people to your blog content by using keywords that are being typed into the search engines to create valuable content that will keep people coming back for more every time you write a new blog post. These are followers of your blog, so the aim is to build a large following for your niche blog.

By building out your blog you will attract more people, the more people that come to your blog the better the chance you have of making money if they click on affiliate product links within your blog.

blog imageWhat is a niche blog?

A niche blog is a blog that is dedicated to one particular part of a niche market, for example take the fashion industry, it’s a massive industry so if you were to focus on the fashion industry and write a weekly blog around that you could choose to write about women’s fashion.

Can you see how women’s fashion is a niche part of the fashion industry, in this example you would use every available keyword to write about women’s fashion blog. Before you start your blog, here are some questions that you need to ask yourself;

What should I blog about?

What do I know about this niche blog?

Is this a profitable niche to blog in?

How will I make money from this blog?

How will I promote this blog?

Who is my target market?

What should you blog about?

I am a great believer in writing about things that are important to me, subjects that I know something about, in that way writing a blog to make money is so much easier.

Writing can become a chore if you aren’t really interested in the subject that you are writing about, for example I would be totally useless at writing about video gaming machines because I don’t have a clue about that area.

Blog ideas imagePick a subject that is interesting to you

Pick a subject that is interesting to you, there are millions of ideas for blogging that you can find on the internet for example you could look at these:

  • How to get rid of belly fat
  • How to become a rock star
  • How to be a great mother
  • How to parent your children
  • How to create a great garden
  • How to sow the best flowers
  • How to become confident
  • How to find the perfect partner
  • How to manage your money
  • How to be good at maths
  • How to learn computing
  • How to write for money
  • How to become successful
  • How to play guitar
  • How to make money at affiliate marketing

As you can see there are millions of niches that you can explore until you find the perfect niche and then you learn how to start blogging for money.

Is this a profitable niche blog?

Spending time finding the right niche blog for you is the most important part of the process, sometimes people overlook this and end up writing a blog that doesn’t make any money.

Be careful in your choice you need to pick a niche that isn’t too competitive but that there is demand for, a niche where your blog will make an impact and can be monetized easily.

Your niche blog could be written about a hobby that you have, it could be around whatever you do for a living, or it could be about a fantastic product that you have just bought like a new car or a new lawnmower.

Get a pen and paper and write down as many ideas for a niche blog that you can think about, maybe about 10 ideas would be great to start.



My friend Ivelina has produced a fantastic video, it isn’t very long but it covers all the steps that you need to do to make money blogging.

market research how to start blogging for moneyDo your market research

The next step is to do your market research, fortunately these days it’s very easy to find out if a niche blog is worth pursuing or not, here is what you do, let’s say that you want to write a blog about making cakes and you need to know if it is worthwhile and what the competition is.

Open Google trends

Open Google trends and type making cakes into the search bar, you will see the results like how many monthly searches, has the interest in the topic been stable over the last few years, is the graph going upwards instead of downwards. If you can see that this niche is one that is going in the right direction then you can consider it for your blog, go to your second choice and repeat the procedure.

Is this a profitable niche blog to be in?

How to find out if your niche blog is a profitable one, go onto Google and type in some of the keywords associated with your blog, are brands or businesses spending money on advertising in your niche blog area,

Look at the first four websites that come up, if you see a paid ad sign then there is a good chance that your niche blog can be profitable.

make money blogging imageHow will I make money from this blog?

Any successful blog makes money in a variety of ways, the key to making money from a blog is first and foremost you need to build a blog following so you need to start off in the right way. Once you have a large amount of people reading your blog and remember this is the internet so conceivably you could have millions of people reading your content.

Is this going to be easy? probably not but if you choose your niche blog wisely, do your market research then with the right training on how to set up a blog for success then there is no reason that you can’t be successful.

Once you have gained visitors to your blog you can monetize it by adding google AdSense, google AdSense is an easy way to earn money from your blog once accepted into the program all you have to do is place a code on your blog. Google then show relevant ads to your blog visitors if they purchase a product you get paid a commission.

Another way to monetize your blog is to become an Amazon affiliate, when you are accepted into this program you will need to make three sales in the first 6 months, the beauty of the Amazon affiliates program is you can sell any of the millions of products that they have for sale and earn a commission.

The beauty of the program is that you don’t have to do anything else other than advertise products from the Amazon site on your blog.

How do you set up a blog for success?

Now that you have found a potentially profitable niche you need to get started on writing exceptional, engaging, thoughtful content that makes your blog stand out from your competitors. You will need to write consistently and stick to a schedule, use a blog structure that makes it easy for your blog readers to digest your content in bite sized chunks.

Question markHow long will it take to be successful?

Blogging for a living is a project that when you begin it will feel like you are going nowhere for a while until the search engines start to notice how good your blog content is and reward you with fist page results, first page results mean that you will be making money from your blog. 

Blogging for money is like building a house, it’s a brick by brick work in progress, once you have built your niche blog they will come in their thousands. No one knows how long it will take to build a successful however if you look at some of the top bloggers in the world today and their earnings you will see what is possible

How much money can you make from blogging?

The thing to remember about blogging for money is that once you start you need to keep going until you are making enough money for your needs, how much money can you make from blogging?

Some of the top bloggers are making between $0.01 cent to $o.10 cents per page view across affiliate links and display ads, so if you reach for a target of 1,000 people viewing your blog pages per month, conceivably you could make between $10 and $100 per month.

If you set your target higher to say 100,000-page views per month you have the potential to multiply your online income form, you blog by 100 meaning an income of $1,000 to $10,000 per month.

Is this achievable?

It is achievable if you are turning out consistent, engaging valuable content that makes your readers trust what you have to say, when that happens you become an authority blogger in your chosen blog niche. After that the sky is the limit once you stick to the fundamental tasks that make a great blog.

conclusion image how to start blogging for moneyConclusion

My advice on how to start blogging for money is pick a blog niche that you feel comfortable with, pick a niche that you know something about, pick a profitable niche using the steps outlined, write consistently, write quality engaging content, once you start keep going don’t stop, stay positive and keep the faith!!


33 thoughts on “How to start blogging for money

  1. Hello again, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. Sometimes ago when I decided to go into blogging I had so many challenges and it felt like there was no hope. I learnt from some trainings and I was taught some of these things. Now I can be proud of myself. Thank you 

  2. Hello there,thanks for this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.inhave thought of going into blogging this year 2020 but I didn’t know how to go about it but your article has really helped me now I can start blogging for money immediately

  3. Hey, I found your guide is very useful for me to know more about blogging. I started blogging few years ago and now getting awesome results from my blog. My content ranked in google and we got enough traffic on our website from search engines. Niche selection plays an important role. Choose your niche in which you can write as many post as you can. I am working in ever green niche. Your post is very helpful for everyone.

  4. This was a great article. I’m just starting off with my own blog, so this was very beneficial to me. This is my first time hearing about google trends. I use jaaxy for all my key word research, but it sounds like google trends would be a very useful to use also. As for a beginner blogger, how often should I be putting out articles a week? Is 2 per week a good start?

  5. Thank you for this clean guidance! I had no idea about Google Trends and will definitely use this as a resource for choosing my niche! It is hard for me to come up with ideas that do not seem too overdone, so I think this will be very helpful. Your step-by-step approach to picking and starting a blog in your niche is very helpful, easy to read, and informative. Thanks again!

  6. Wow! Thank you very much for this wonderful article! I became very interested in making money online from blogging. Because, to be honest, I am very fed up with the 9 to 5 work that I’m currently living. I really want to resign. Maybe, the way you suggest (blogging), I will try to do. 

    Tonight, I will start thinking about a niche for my blog and also think of ways to benefit the niche I have for the audience. But, do you have any suggestions about what kind of niche that is good? Or do I just type randomly some keywords on Google Search? Or any website/ platform that I can use to find the niche?


  7. It is not too easy to start blogging for money but the yield will be awesome at the end of the day when the business start to blossom.

    The main thing after all is to create a marketable niche for yourself, many marketers wonder why they don’t immediately get the results of their blogs.

    I think this article is informative enough and it will really go a long way in helping people to plan on how to create and manage a blog effectively

  8. Its obvious you do know what you’re writing about. I’d like to point out the importance of starting a blog on a passionate subject. Now that goes without saying, every blog that is started off the perspective of an interest may not always be lucrative. 

    So I believe it is important to do your market research as you recommended to find out if your blog idea has the potential to become a reliable income source.

    Nice of you to share.

  9. Hi, I think it’s important when you start blogging to find something that you find it easy to talk about. Consistency is the number one thing because you want your site to have authority, and get indexed. you are going to have to learn about you’re Niche, and study it, and if you do not enjoy it and are passionate about it, then it will feel like hard work and you will likely quit over the the long-term.

  10. Wow. I really enjoyed reading your article with full of informative explanation and such an amazing opportunity for us.

    When i starting to think about making money online my first choice was to promote different products and earn some passive income by commissions I never thought of making a blog because I didn’t know where to start and I never found the topic to write about. I always thought that those who have a blog are very creative people and they just like to write a lot. Reading your article I realized that it is not so and that anyone can have a blog, and everything can start with a passion. I will definitely create a blog and try to do everything I can to turn it into my business. Because I am a premium member on Wealthy Affiliate, here I have all the support and training’s to create a blog.

    Thanks again for this and wish you all the best! 

  11. It isn’t too simple to even consider starting blogging for cash however the yield will be magnificent toward the day’s end when the business begin to bloom. The primary concern after all is to make an attractive specialty for yourself, numerous advertisers wonder why they don’t promptly get the consequences of their sites. I figure this article is sufficiently enlightening and it will truly go far in helping individuals to anticipate how to make and deal with a blog successfully

  12. Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article . There are many ways you can make money online
      First you need to know the way to make money .This is how you can make money from a blog . Until you got this article, I didn’t know how to create a blog and how to earn from it. Your article taught me how to reset a blog, find out the best ways and how to promote the blog. Now I’m creating a blog like this and I hope I get good results .And I hope that with your article I can make it attractive to everyone from my blog that no one will feel bored but very small but very rewarding..And to say that I am working in affiliate marketing and getting a good response. I hope my other friends like me will get a lot of feedback followed by this article. 

  13. You’ve really written well on how to start blogging for money. You’ve pointed out what beginners have to know before blogging.

    Having a profitable targeted niche is something that every person starting online needs to know else will just end up blogging for nothing. Of cause we want to be rewarded for our effort. So we need to know what we’re passionate about and in turns put money on our table.

    Making money blogging is quite achievable when anyone is ready to work hard and keep writing quality engaging contents. It all start from small.

  14. Hiya Fintan

    Thank you for your easy to follow article about how to make money with a blog. I found it easy to understand, well researched and very informative. I have bookmarked your site for future reference and I will be coming back often. 

    Where do I find Google trends as I’ve already started my blog but I didn’t do that research step? Thank you for providing me with something I can use for my business, krs PurpleLioness 

  15. This is a very comprehensive and well structured post on how to start blogging for money. I am planning to venture into 3 different niches but I want to settle with the make money online niche because I have been making research for some years now on how to make money online. So I think I have a great knowledge of this niche and I can do really well in it. Then I will include music lyrics and promote music courses along side with Google Ads, PPL and others.


  16. I use Google Trends all the time to search for blogging topics and it’s a great tool because you can see if something is a fad or a trend by looking at the timeline. Targeting something with upward and on-going trends alongside low competition keywords will increase the chances of getting ranked and be relevant at the same time. 

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