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Hi, I’m Alison! I’m a full-time blogger. Join me as I find ways to make money, save money and grow my blog!

I’ve been making money online since 2006 and blogging is my favorite way to make money. I’m location independent – living in the beautiful English Lake District countryside and spending my spare time running and hiking

Mondays are a BREEZE! Work is so much better when you’re working for yourself. I get to choose my own hours and work wherever I want. This could be you…

Alison Wright

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From how-to guides to start a blog, to tips to make money and working from home.

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The Best Way To Make Money Online

If you’re looking to start a blog, grow your blog or find ways to make money online, then this is the place you need to be. I’ll give you tips on how to get started and show you all of the best money-making opportunities that are out there. You’ll never have a problem with ideas again! 

The first-ever Simply Hatch blog post was posted in 2018 and since then I’ve been helping people like yourself make their dreams come true by starting their own profitable blogs or finding work from home money-making ideas.

What is a blog?

A blog is simply a version of a website. It’s a content management system, organizing content in categories and posts. The posts are presented in a diary-like order with the latest post on the top of the pile.

Just like a website, a blog also has pages. These are typically used for information pages such as “About” or “Contact” pages. Pages are normally used for information that stays static – doesn’t change very often.

Historically blog posts have a shorter lifespan. They can be topical for a few days, weeks, or months before sinking to the bottom of the pile as a blogger produces fresh content.

This approach has changed as blogs try to win favor with Google. Currently by far the most important search engine, Google rewards updated content. Many blogs now produce evergreen content that stays relevant for a longer period and update their posts regularly.

Blogs are an easy way to grow an online presence. If you have a message to get out to the world, blogging is a way to deliver it. You can use a blog to grow your personal or professional brand. It’s a good way to become an expert in your field.

Search engines love content, especially new content, and this is where blogs excel. Adding a blog to a business website is an affordable way to generate traffic and promote your goods and services.

Blogging is increasingly seen as a way to make money in its own right. It’s possible to generate high levels of traffic and make a good income from advertising and affiliate sales. Even serious news sites are adopting this approach for their lifestyle posts.

Blogging topics

To get off to the right start with your new blog you need a good blogging topic. Will you start a niche blog or a lifestyle blog? Are you an expert in a particular field or are you passionate about a sport or hobby?

Some people want to blog about their own lives and share their experiences, while others blog to provide information. This could be travel advice, about personal finance, product reviews… there’s an endless list of good blogging topics.

In general, blogs that provide information for a sizeable audience work best, but there will always be exceptions. It also helps to blog about a topic you enjoy and can imagine writing about year after year.

These guides will help you avoid the pitfalls most new bloggers make:

Blog hosting and set-up topics

Most newbie bloggers have the elusion blogging is all about writing. I’ve had so many people tell me they’d love to have a blog but their writing isn’t very good.

Well, I’m about to shake up this theory. Writing is just one part of starting a blog. If you can write coherent sentences, you can start a successful blog.

Setting up your blog correctly with good hosting is just as important and one of the first decisions you’ll make is choosing your domain name.

There’s a lot of technology that goes into blogging. Fortunately, this hosting provider does all the hard work for you and makes it much easier to start your blog.

Content-creation topics

Content is the lifeblood of your blog. Without content, you have nothing to get your blog ranked on Google and nothing to promote on social media.

Your posts need to add value to your readers. This could be inspiring better lifestyles or providing essential information. Every time you write a post think about what’s in it for the reader. How will the reader benefit from reading this post and what are the takeaways.

The topic choice for a new blog needs to be realistic. You want to be writing posts you have a reasonable chance of ranking on the top page of Google search results. On any other page, your blog will be invisible.

Results won’t be immediate but choose your topics wisely, write content that’s better than your competitors and be patient.

The blogging process doesn’t stop when you’ve written your first blog post. You need to start promoting!

If you’ve selected a suitable post topic and writing a quality blog post, Google will hopefully send you some traffic. This could take anything from 3 months to over a year depending on your blog topic.

Tip: Google is skeptical of blogs that write about your money or your life topics such as health or making money. These types of blogs take a lot longer to rank as you need to build credibility.

Your immediate sources of traffic are social media, forums, and Facebook groups. Get promoting but just make sure you stick to any group rules.

I find this step interests the most people yet without traffic to your blog it’s very difficult to make money. You can make money with a small blog but it’s a lot easier if your traffic is 1000+ visitors a day.

Don’t be discouraged. You’ll find when the traffic on your blog starts to take off it can grow very quickly. Just make sure you’ve thought about how your blog will make money when you choose your blog topic.

These topics will help you plan your successful blog:

Extra resources to learn how to blog

Blogging is a continuous learning process. You learn the basics and start your blog. Once your blog’s set up and you’ve written your first few blog posts you’ll be keen to learn more.

Maybe you’ll want to start an email list to communicate with your readers. Perhaps you plan to write and sell an ebook or even create a course.

I’ve added some extra resources to this blog to help you find the blogging tools you need as you start to grow:

What Are You Waiting For?

Blogging is the ideal way to build an audience and share your thoughts and opinions online. It’s also a really affordable business you can start for less than $100!

It does take time to make money from blogging, but with hard work, some patience, plus the right knowledge and advice, most people are capable of building a full-time blogging business.

Simply Hatch is dedicated to helping you turn your dreams of becoming a full-time blogger into a reality. Get started now by downloading The 12 Month Blog Plan to become a successful full-time blogger!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn blogging?

Follow a blogging guide to set up your blog in 7 easy steps. Get started with an idea and a domain name, choose a hosting company and build your blog, learn how to use your blog, write your first post, select a theme and design your blog, promote your blog everywhere and learn how to make money.

How do bloggers get paid?

The two most popular ways bloggers make money are adverts, where bloggers are paid via ad networks per impression or per click, and affiliate marketing where payment is when a blog visitor clicks on a link for a recommended product and makes a purchase. Other ways of making money are sponsored posts, where a company pays for a post promoting their products, or creating and selling ebooks and courses.

Is it worth starting a blog in 2022?

YouTube videos may be extremely popular but a lot of people still enjoy reading blogs and search on Google for detailed answers to their questions. It’s a lot quicker to skim through a blog page to check it has the answer you’re looking for than watching a video. Blogs still have their place in 2022 and good blogs continue to earn a significant income.

What has replaced blogging?

Blogging has evolved rather than been replaced. All successful bloggers use social media and video streaming to their advantage as a means of driving traffic to their sites. Bloggers are always adaptable looking for new ways to grow traffic and build revenue.