How you too can start a blog that earns $10,000 or more per month and what it will require to get there!
How does earning $10,000 per month blogging sound to you?
If like us, the blogging bug has hit you too and you’re wondering how to start a successful blog, then we’re sure you’ve read and researched a lot of different online sources. You’ve no doubt already stumbled upon tons of ‘how-to-blog’ sites that proclaim to earn over $10K per month or more. Or even more impressive, some that claim to have done so in only 3 months!
Now, we have to state upfront, you can absolutely make this amount of money, or more, from your blogging passion. It’s definitely do-able and not some pie-in-the-sky type of dream.
So, it’s no wonder that so many people jump at the chance to get in on the action and launch their newbie blogs, hoping for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that so many blogs fail within the first year. We’re not going to lie; blogging is hard work guys! We’ve been there, through the ups and downs, the tears and the joy, and we’ve learnt a thing or two along the way.
That’s not saying that it cannot be done. It absolutely can and that’s why we want to help you!
To give you the best shot possible at creating an amazingly successful blogging career and so you too can enjoy the freedom and sense of accomplishment that come with running an established blog that your audience loves and engages with!
In this post, we want to get real with you and tell you exactly what it’ll take for you to establish and grow your blog to earn a stagger $10,000 OR MORE!
1. Have a clearly defined blogging niche and strategy
Let’s face it, blogs today are big business and rightfully so. As such, we cannot stress the importance of treating your blog as a business enough.
When we first started blogging, we were so excited to get started that we dove right in, diving headfirst into the deep-end, without first understanding and defining why we were jumping into the pool in the first place.
Neglecting to set out a clear blogging strategy is something we’ve seen many new, and even some established bloggers do time and time again.
Clearly defining your blogging niche and business strategy upfront is probably the most important and useful thing you can do right out the gate and will certainly improve your chances of success.
What are you going to blog about? What are you passionate about? Who’s your audience? What type of questions are they going to ask? How will you reach them? How can you add value? What do you bring to the table to solve their problems? What methods of monetization will you use in your blogging business?
These are just some of the pertinent questions you need to ask yourself before you start anything blogging related.
Having a clear starting point will enable you to blog with confidence and a clear mission from the start. So, take the time to flesh out a proper blogging business plan and strategy, hone in on your voice and message and then only leap into action.
2. Stay focused on your vision and goals
We’re going to take a minute here and tell you the honest upfront truth, blogging is no overnight success story. Sure! You do get exceptions where bloggers manage to pull a rabbit out the hat and start earning insane amounts of money in a few short months.
Perhaps they had a viral post or a viral pin on Pinterest, or perhaps it wasn’t their first rodeo and were able to implement and get their blog up to speed in record time.
Honestly, though these are few and far between and the quicker you accept that blogging success is a longer-term goal, the quicker you’ll spare yourself the ups and downs and disappointments.
Don’t get me wrong, we’re not saying it isn’t possible to reach success in a short amount of time, with a lot of hard work, dedication and consistency.
Now, let me be clear, we’re not saying any of this to be negative, to dissuade you or to bring you down. No, we say this because we truly care about your blogging success.
We’ve been there and hoped our blog would go viral too in record time. But alas, it never did and only started picking up after our first year of consistent blogging. In fact, most bloggers take anywhere between a year to 3 years to reach a level at which they can start blogging full-time.
Of course, if you’re an established blogger that’s amassed a world of blogging knowledge already, then we’re confident you can do this in no time at all.
But if you’re a newbie blogger who still has to learn and grow within your own blogging journey, it is super important that you stay focused on your vision for your blog and set yourself realistic goals.
Being consistent and keeping your eye on the prize and what you’d like to achieve will go a long way towards blogging success.
4. Don’t be shy to invest in your business
When we started out, we also didn’t have thousands and thousands of dollars at our disposal to invest in our blog. And yes, it is discouraging when you see blogging courses run into the hundreds of dollars.
Will they be effective and worth the investment, most often than not, yes, they probably will!
Now, again, we’re not saying you have to fork out all your hard-earned cash and starve for months on end whilst getting your blog off the ground.
But we realised soon enough that a little investment can go a long way! It is possible to set your own blog for under $350 for a full year!
If that number sounds too high, then hear us out!
We believe in investing, even a small amount, to ensure we have proper hosting, have a good lightweight and mobile-friendly theme and have just the basic tools at our disposal to get our new blog off the ground.
Getting these basics right at the onset of your blogging journey will spare you the headache of having to go back and fix it all down the line, which will probably cost you more money in the end.
We also highly recommend you consider investing in a few blogging courses to help you learn the ins and outs of blogging, SEO, Pinterest traffic and more.
Honestly, would you consider starting any other business without ever investing first? Why would blogging be any different?
If you’re serious about turning your blog into a full-time business, then don’t be shy to invest in your blogging business!
5. Never stop learning and adapting
Along our blogging journey, we have learnt so much already. In fact, we’re still learning!
I think this is why we love it so much, it’s a challenge, ever-changing and just when you think you’ve got it nailed down, something new pops up.
As they say, the only constant is change.
If you’re starting out on your blogging journey, be mindful that you’ll be challenged, will need to adapt to changes in the environment and will have to always keep learning in order to help grow and manage your blogging business.
So, don’t be shy to sign up for a Pinterest course if you haven’t already mastered how to boost your traffic with Pinterest. Or sign up for an SEO course if you’re not yet comfortable with all things SEO-related.
To this day, we’re still discovering new facets to blogging that we never even knew existed. It’s an exciting and challenging world and certainly keeps you on your toes, but hey, that’s part of the fun, right?!
6. Be consistent and add real value
We believe consistency and value will be two of the biggest factors in determining your blogging success.
Well, consistency in publishing new valuable and informative content, that is. You see, when you launch a new blog you still need to establish a loyal and engaged following, as well as prove to Google and the search engine gods that your blog is the real deal.
You may or may not have heard of Google’s sandbox. What many SEO experts believe is that Google will ‘place your blog in the sandbox’ for a period of time, essentially filtering out new websites until they’ve aged for a certain time period.
Whether this sandbox actually exists is open to speculation. But what many established bloggers will confirm is that it does take time, sometimes several months, for your site to build credibility and ranking.
Being consistent in posting say two to three new posts per week is a great start. This shows the search engines that there’s consistent and new content on your site.
Saying this though, it’s vitally important that this new content also adds real value to your audience and following. Don’t ever compromise value for the sake of consistency.
Not only will Google love you for it, your audience will too!
Yes, you too can start and grow a blog into a successful and profitable business that can earn in excess of $10,000 per month! No matter your skill level, you too can succeed at the business of blogging.
By following our advice in this post, you’ll have every chance of success.
So, what are you waiting for?
Get started on defining your blogging strategy, stay focused on your vision and goals, get it set up right from the start, invest in your blogging business, never stop learning and above all else, be consistent and add real value to your audience!
Doing all of this will go a very long way in ensuring a flourishing and successful blogging business!