One of the most important things for me was learning how to make money blogging from home. I knew that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom – actually, a work-at-home mom – so that I could do the school drop-off and pick-up, have dinner on the table, and stay on top of the household stuff all while bringing a solid income.
I knew that income blogging – a real, honest-to-goodness online business – was the solution for me.
Fast-forward over 10 years and I’m loving my “job.” I make money by blogging at home in my pajamas. Well, yoga pants, anyway.
But I don’t just blog about anything. I don’t just journal or share my opinions or talk about my life. I blog strategically, as a business, and I want to help you do the same.
On this blog so far, I’ve covered how to start a blog to make money, how to choose a blogging niche, and even how to monetize your blog. Pick just about any post on this site and you’ll get tips for how to make money blogging from home.
But I wanted to take it a step further and give you more than just my real-world experience. I want to share the success stories of other income bloggers.
Real Bloggers Show You How to Make Money Blogging from Home
So I reached out to my network and put out an invitation for bloggers making over $1,000 a month to share their stories, their experience, and their tips, showcasing how they built their business and how you can, too.
Why $1,000 a month?
Because that’s a very doable income goal and creating a new income stream of at least $1,000 can go a long way toward helping to pay the bills, cover lifestyle expenses, or even contribute to entertainment so you can have more fun.
PLUS, if you can make $1,000 you can double or triple it. Even blog your way to a 5-figure monthly income.
How to Make Money by Blogging – The Formula for Success
Here’s how to make money blogging from home:
- Research a niche you’re passionate about; choose one that has good monetization potential
- Choose a domain, get hosting, and launch your blog on WordPress
- Develop a plan for your blog’s structure and content
- Create high-value content that solves a problem (or problems) and converts readers into sales
- Incorporate long-tail keywords that give you an edge in the search engines – Jaaxy is a great tool!
- Practice good on-page SEO and interlink your posts
- Develop a high-quality presence on social media – hang out where your audience is!
- Implement monetization – place ads, promote affiliate products, create your own digital products, etc.
I guarantee that it is that simple. However, each step of the process has its own nuances and it’s important to get each step right.
Unfortunately, it is very easy to overlook some things, effectively causing self-doubt and frustration in the process. But implement a good strategy and you will succeed.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be featuring real bloggers making real money – at least $1,000 a month from their blog.
Not just from services or freelance work, but from the content they share on their blog.
I specify this because of the misleading income reports floating around stating that brand-new blogs are making thousands of dollars a month, including income from undisclosed services or “clients.”
I don’t know about you, but when I see that, I just shake my head. That’s hardly helping anyone build a business, let alone helping them feel that they can learn how to make money blogging from home, too.
So I hope you’ll follow along. I hope you’ll let me know what you think. And I hope you’ll learn something from these amazing business owners!
As always, remember you can connect with me in my blogging mastermind group, where you’ll learn a lot from others building their online businesses.