It is almost a certainty that in today's connected world, you would have either heard of people making money from their blogs or might have even met a person or who are raking it in by truckloads.
Obviously, the thought must have crossed your mind as well - can you do it also?
Brief answer is - Yes
But it is hard work. Very hard work. Do not get seduced by the claims that you can have an autopilot system working for you.
Essentially, the requirements of a successful blog can be reduced to the following:
- Are you trustworthy in the eyes of the people?
- Do you have the solutions that the public at large is searching for?
- Do you have a product or service to sell to your market?
Keep your eye on to these three essential requirements. Rest is merely technical even though very important.
Please refer to the resource below for more information.
The concept of starting a blog and making money seems like an easy one but it’s actually much harder than most people think. Don’t get me wrong, it’s dead simple to start a blog of your own and ad content… but then what. With millions of blogs out there and many of them already much larger and in direction competition with you, why would anyone want to visit your blog over another one that is already established?
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The technical requirements are:
- Create a blog.
- Find free stuff to offer.
- Get some products to sell.
- Have a mailing list in place.
- Build your social network.
Once you successfully implement all of the aforementioned strategies, over a period of time, say, 3 to 6 months, you will notice traffic coming to your website.
It will take about 2 to 3 years of regular hard work and updating your website/blog with unique content on a regular basis (one article a day, if possible).
So find a niche in which you have some passion, put up a website for it.