Most of us bloggers crave to make money blogging but the way we go about it is amiss, but listen, like making money doing any offline business, to generate income blogging, you have to follow success principles.
To many, how to start blogging is no longer an issue. They are able to set up their blogs and publish a few articles within a short time. But the real issue is to make money blogging.
Almost everywhere, you see these gurus and pro-bloggers showcasing their monthly income but I tell you, much is kept behind doors. They merely show you what they have made, not how they made it. Right this moment, I want to discuss the key thing you must do or the surefire way to make money blogging. This may not please you but you have to do it.
You must spend money to make money blogging.
Look, if you are sitting on the bench of the FREEs, be ready to pack your luggage back home like a disappointed 1900 business man with no hope. You can’t succeed in this business if you want everything for free.
There are some basic things I know you know you can’t get them free but I’m not concerned about them right now. Well, just to let you know I know them, you must buy a domain name and hosting account.
Baaaaa! I know some folks want to tell me hey Enstine I can do with mydomain.wordpress.com. If you are that type, you are off pitch. Go grab a domain name and hosting account from a professional web host like Hostgator before coming back here.
Spend money blogging to make money blogging
There is no successful business that has not gone through serious financial investment. I wonder why some bloggers think blogging is different.
How do you spend money in blogging to make money blogging?
1 – Buy premium templates or hire a designer for a custom theme: If you want to generate income from your blog, you must get a well designed theme. Stop searching the net for free templates. This will only keep you broke. I don’t spend 1 second on such blogs with poorly scrapped free templates.
Don’t get me wrong! I know there are lots of free themes that are good but ‘FREE’ should not be your ruler.
2 – Buy premium plugins: Truth is what most premium plugins can help you get, a lot of free plugins out there are able to get the same results. But there are lots of bad effects from using free stuffs. Generally, you don’t get updates and supports. That’s too bad when there is an attack. You may have no where to run to. Get the right plugins to help you generate income while you blog and keep your blog clean.
3 – Join professional communities: There are lots of blogging communities out there that can help push your blog up so fast. The good news is that most of them are paid. Yes, it is GOOD NEWS. Why? Because by paying, you get someone to work for you to get results. You also get to connect and network with other bloggers and drive traffic to your blogs.
Simple truth is, everyone I meet on paid platform like BlogEngage is serious. No one pays money to joke. They mean business. That’s why it’s crucial to associate with them. If you want to make money blogging, spend money on paid platforms.
4 – Spend money to drive traffic: There are lots of ways to spend money to drive traffic to your blog. One of the most effective of these is Cash Prize contests. My recent experience with this $75 Cash Prize Contest has completely brought a new phase to my blogging business. I didn’t know it until I published the contest. Just this contest alone brought over 1000 tweets and over 125 comments (excluding my replies) from contestants. This brought untold traffic and hooked me up with many like minded bloggers.
5 – Spend money to attend live blogging event: The advantages of attending live events and having physical contacts with other bloggers are unnumbered. Buy tickets and attend these knowledge packed events. Your investments can’t go in vain.
6 – Spend money to study: Listen, knowledge is power. I know you can get knowledge from free resources all over. But to make money blogging, there are lots of things you need to know only through paid tickets. Invest the money and be well positioned for success.
7 – Spend money to buy the tools: The fun is some bloggers don’t even have a computer and other necessary tools to keep them working. You really want a computer too for free?
8 – Build a list: One of the main excuses bloggers don’t build a list is that AWeber or some other autoresponder costs money. You need to spend money to make money blogging. AWeber is never going to be free for you. Start your investment today and start generating income blogging.
9 – Hire professional writers: I may not be the best writer but I have come across some horrible blog posts. Totally below average. If you can’t construct a full sentence without an error, it might not be your fault. We are all learning. If you really want to make money blogging, hire a professional writer to provide good contents for your blog
Do you really want to make blogging blogging from home? you have to start investing in your blog. Show your blog some love. Spend money and you will get money.
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