How does the idea to write a blog for free about something you like, work from home or wherever you want, and on top of that make some money, sounds to you?
Many people won’t believe it, but, you can live off your blog. You can live a fineeee life, trust me.
It may sound impractical at first, and people will wonder how the hell can you write a blog (for free!) and make money too???
Some even say it’s impossible to write a blog and make money.
Well, they (naysayers) thought the same for writing books, or writing music, or magazines.
Those people who believed in the possibility, they are wealthy people today, and not just financially wealthy, but in every other aspect as well.
They have a chance to do something they love (write a blog) make money too.
It sounds like a perfect formula! 🙂
I’ve realized that anyone can learn how to write a blog (for free!) and make money. All you need is someone to show you.
Like in the real world, the online world is full of business opportunities. You can size them if you are willing to pay attention and follow some proven steps.
I have a proven formula right here, right in front of you.
So let’s skip the foreword, and let’s explain how to write a blog for free and make money in steps.
Here’s How To Write a Blog for Free and Make Money!
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Alright! Let’ get this thing rolling. Are you ready to start a blog for free? I bet you are. 🙂 Let’s go!
1.) Choose an Interest
If you want to write a blog (for free!), the first and most critical step is to decide on your topic.
In other words, you have to have a filed of interest, something you are passionate about, or you have a head full of knowledge about the specific field that you can blog about.
In the blogging business, we call it a niche.
For some people their blog niche is an automotive word; for others, it is dating, for the third, it is cooking, and so on.
You see, even the little passion for something is enough to start a blog.
Word of caution. Don’t get disappointed if you are not an expert in the field. You’ll become one if you stay consistent.
In blogging business, as in every other business, the small spark can light a forest fire, a little snowball can start an avalanche.
In other words, you can, and you will learn a lot more along the way once you start writing your blog.
2.) Create a Website (Blog)
At this point, you will have to create a website which will then be turned into your personal blog.
Unfortunately, many people get discouraged after they begin and then they realize they have no clue how to build a blog.
Fortunately, there are many places online where you can create and host your blog for small money.
You can try websites such as:
- Website builder
However, there is only one small issue with all of the above.
They don’t provide you with training on how to write a blog.
You will get all the necessary tools, but no knowledge. Because of this lack, this is the turning point for the majority of enthusiastic new bloggers.
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Once you setup your blog, you will have to start writing. In other words, you will have to start blogging.
It is simple.
All you have to do at this point is to share your knowledge with the world as you would share with a friend.
Again, you don’t have to be an expert in English literature to be successful at blogging.
If you know how to communicate verbally by mouth, you will learn how to communicate by writing.
Now, after you choose your interest (niche), you have your website ready, and the first content is there. The next step is the one which will open a way to make some money.
3.) Get Traffic on Your Blog
Your blog has no value to anyone except you if you don’t attract some visitors to your site.
There are a few proven ways how to get traffic to your blog.
a) Free, Organic Traffic
The first option takes time and work, but eventually, it will yield a nice amount of traffic to your blog.
You have to write a few blog posts to get the attention of Google and other search engines.
Around 30 very well written and helpful blog posts can get you started.
As your blog grows more and more content, and your website matures, your site will get high rankings in search engines.
Hopefully, page one of Google’s search, which leads to a massive amount of natural, organic traffic to your blog!
This method is as simple as it sounds. But you will have to be diligent and patient to get results.
However, if you are impatient and you want traffic to your blog straight away, you can pay for it.
By the way, that’s something that I highly don’t recommend, but it could work.
b) Paid Traffic
This particular method is not rewarding regarding satisfaction after a lot of hard work, but it is gratifying concerning traffic count.
It is straightforward.
After you have a piece of content on your website published and ready for readers, you can run a paid ad campaign.
For example, you can pay Google to immediately show your blog to potential readers when they search for something related to your niche.
Alternatively, you can run paid ad campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and others.
This method is expensive, and it is not recommended for beginner bloggers because it can cost you a lot of money to reach your readers.
Moreover, your money could go to waste if you don’t have enough experience with paying for traffic.
So, my advice is to stick with the free stuff until you grow confidence and your audience.
Once you learn how to write a blog, you have some foot traffic coming and growing; it is time for the part where you are going to put some value on your words.
Here’s how to write a blog (for free!) and make money!
4.) Make Money
There are 50+ different ways to monetize your blog! Unbelievable, right?!
The following two are the most popular and the easiest ways to make money from your blog.
a) Using affiliate links
The affiliate link is a connection between your blog and merchant of a specific product or service that’s related to your niche.
You can use your blog to promote (market) other people’s products or services to make money while you blog about your hobby or something else you are passionate about.
All you need to do is:
- join one or more affiliate programs in your respected niche
- find products you like or even have used
- copy your affiliate link for that product
- paste it anywhere in your blog!
It’s that simple! So if you are going to blog about books, you can join Amazon, for example, and market all the books you have read.
You can also join other affiliate programs to search for products to market on your blog. Copy and paste the affiliate link anywhere in your blog and make money.
Here are more affiliate programs that you can join:
- Commission Junction
Or, you can do this. Type in the name of your niche in Google followed by a keyword “affiliate program,” hit enter, and browse for countless affiliate programs.
You see, writing a blog and making money is fun!
b) Selling advertisement space
There is another good way to make money from your blog.
You can get paid for ads on your site. That’s a method that’s being used by many bloggers to earn a nice passive income on the side.
The best way to do so is to join the Google Ad Sense program.
Google pays you to use selected space on your website to run advertisements. Every time a visitor clicks on an ad displayed at your blog, you will get paid by Google.
Between those two, I prefer affiliate marketing more.
You see, affiliate marketing is a simple concept. It is a rewarding and exciting way to make money from your blog. And not to mention, it’s more lucrative.
Meaning, you can make more money from your blog with affiliate marketing.
If you ever purchased and used any product or service related to your niche, you can try to get some of that investment back.
All you have to do is write a review of a product or service, post it on your blog for free, and get ranked on Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Other people who are searching for a review of that very same product or service will click on your blog. If happy with your article, they will use your affiliate link and purchase the product or service.
Or you can simply write a blog post like this, and put your link anywhere in the text. It’s a win-win situation.
There are many more exciting ways to make money from your blog.
I wish I have enough time to share them here, but I don’t.
These two are more than enough to make serious money from your blog!
5.) Repeat the Process
The last step is self-explanatory.
Once you go over four steps that are described so far, repeat all you have learned to master the skill. Write on your blog like crazy and watch what will happen. 🙂
After you get the grip around blogging it’s going to be easy to scale it or to create another one.
As I was saying to my friend who was interested in learning more about how to write a blog, once your imagination gets the process, your mind is going to run wild.
Start a Blog, Work Online, Work from Home
Together with the fact that you can make money while writing a blog, there are many more benefits from blogging career.
One of the primary benefits and my favourite is freedom.
You see, as long as you have your laptop and a stable internet connection, you can run your blog from anywhere!
It’s soo good that it’s starting to be a worldwide movement. Everyone wants to be a blogger these days.
Unfortunately, not so many people succeed in trying.
A lot of people start a blog with massive enthusiasm. However, after some time the bubble bursts and they give up.
To prevent that from happening to you, here are a few keys you need to write a blog and make money out.
1.) Be openminded
It is a whole new world to you, so keep your eyes and ears wide open, and your mouth closed. Listen to others who know more than you do.
2.) Be diligent
No one is going to do the job for you except you! Don’t just daydream about having a successful blog, work for it!
3.) Be patient
The success will not come after a first blog post, not even after thirty-first. It will arrive at one point as long as you don’t lose your patience.
4.) Be willing to fail
There will be failures down the road. If you let it get into your heart, you will most certainly stay at the place. Try to learn from every failure. Use it as a lesson, so next time you start a blog, you can do it better.
5.) Learn how to say no
If you want to make money for a blog, you will have to say NO to many things that can take you away from what you want. The world won’t get you at the beginning, so stay low, say no, and show them your success.
Before you go.
I want to demonstrate everything you have read so far.
If you allow? 🙂
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12 thoughts on “How to Write a Blog for Free and Make Money – Simple Way!”
Wow! I must say this is so informative.
As a blogger myself, finding the right place to learn the basics of blogging is always a challenging search.
But, this article explained it so well to the point that I completely forgot it is something I already do, that was just how enthralled I was with it.
I believe anyone new to the online, blogging, and affiliate marketing world would find their guide, answers, and solutions from this post.
I am so glad I read through it and will be leaving with my share of the five must-have keys ( Openmindedness, Diligence, Willingness to fail, Patience, and Learning to say NO) you left us all.
Hi Tohin, thank you for leaving your comment. I appreciate it.
From time to time I have to remind myself to go over some basic stuff that I wrote to keep in mind how simple things are the best. As you advance in any business you tend to collect more and more knowledge and experience. The same is with blogging. People start a blog well by following these five steps, but somehow end up writing about something totally different. It’s easy to forget the fundamentals and get carried away.
Writing a blog is not so hard when you commit yourself to master the skill. I’m happy that you find my advice useful!
All the best,
I just started signing up for affiliate programs last week. I’ve heard mixed reviews for Amazon’s affiliate program, what are your thoughts? Amazon wouldn’t be my only affiliate, but since I have Amazon Prime and may have a slight Amazon obsession, it makes sense for me to use them as an affiliate. I’m just unsure since some people seem to have negative reviews of their affiliate program.
Hi Missy, I would suggest you go with Amazon if you are their loyal customer. It makes a whole lot of sense to me. Go with whatever feels the best in your mind. My Amazon check came in without any problems from Seattle, and I live in Dublin.
Just remember this, please. Build your site and get some traffic first. After you have a steady stream of traffic join an Amazon affiliate program to get your credential. Then, start linking from your site to Amazon.
You see, they have a rule. Once you are signed up, you’ll have to make three qualified sales to start your account, and keep getting sales to keep your streak alive. Otherwise, if you don’t ‘bring anything’ regularly, they will terminate your associate account.
On the other hand, with Wealthy Affiliate is not the case. WA doesn’t put any pressure on you to sell anything until you learn the business first.
The ideal thing in your case would be starting your site at WA and working on traffic for at least six months within our community. Then, monetize your site with Amazon products if you an obsession with them. 🙂
I hope I helped a little.
Just wanted to chip in with something crazy that does happen in the blogging industry and is quite a mind bender – it certainly was for me!
Once your site is well established, talking a fair bit of traffic say 2,000 sessions daily and strong regular following people will and most certainly do (I personally confirm 100%) pay good money to you to write/create articles on your site!.
Talking $100+ for 1,500-word article!
Not only a case of writing a blog for free and generating revenue from it – it can in time be a case of “get paid for having a (well established) Blog!”
Take Dan Rouse of Pro Blogger, one of the most famous blogs about blogging out there – most of the content is generated by people other than Mr. Rouse himself and have paid him for the privilege of writing on his established site.
I have to say that you have made my day even better than it was haha! Awesome information, bro. So, let’s say you build a well-established blog, such as the one you have described, people will pay you to write for you?!
I salute you for sharing this with me and the rest of the people who can read this. This stuff is amazing. I am in it for a while, but every day I find out more and more information like this. Wonderful news.
All the best to you, Derek!
Firstly thank you Ivan for you ever educational post you provide us. This information is wealth.
Wow I am also curious about people paying you to write on your post.
This has motivated me too.
Hi Thabo, your welcome! Yeah, it’s pretty information to learn. It makes you wonder how far this blogging thing can go. I am still under the influence as well. However, it’s not about the money. It’s about that you can actually create a company or a whole writers community around your blog. That’s awesome!
Great post on such an awesome opportunity. It’s so informative and I like how you have it laid it to make understandable!
Hi Shiloh, thank you for taking the time to comment on my post. Much appreciated. I hope it helped you to see the opportunity the way I see it.
I am a newbie trying to start a blog and I would like to earn from it. So I find your post very helpful. One of my biggest struggle is to get traffic to my website. I didn’t know that Pinterest was so powerful. I definitely need to post there more often. If I pay for traffic, how much can I expect?
Hi Carol, thank you for finding my post!
Traffic is everyone’s problem at the beginning. However, once you do your work and start getting organic traffic, you will drop a huge boulder off your shoulders. Working on getting traffic means non-stop work if you want to see it happen. Even when it happens, it says that you have to continue with excellent work; otherwise, it will stop if you stop. Wealthy Affiliate can help to get traffic on your site very fast.
Here is a good article on how to start getting traffic on your site.
Post regularly on Pinterest for a month or two (2+pins per day), and you can have a fair amount of free traffic from there.
Furthermore, if you want to pay for traffic from Pinterest, you can do so as well. You can promote a selected pin for 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 100 dollars per day. For $10 daily you can have roughly 40 clicks on your site. If only one person out of those fouthy decides to listen to your advice and follow you, it means that you are already in profit. If you promote carefully, make your pin attractive and call to action, you can make a good number of sales per day. Those $10 can make a good return daily. I am still experimenting with this method, so I am just projecting for now.
If you want to contact me after a month or two, I will have more details to share with you.