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Why do you want to start a blog?
Some people just start a blog for fun…that’s okay but this site’s not for you. Simply Hatch is about helping people with blogging 101 guides to start a blog and make money. If you want to post for your friends, use a blog to talk about yourself or promote your favorite cause, that’s fine but I can’t help you.
Starting a blog is a serious business. It’s one of the fastest businesses to start, you can run it as a side hustle, but not everyone is successful. You have to be focused on the goal of making money.
Your blog needs to be helpful. It needs to be targeted at the questions your readers or potential readers are asking. You need to write posts that will pop up in search results.
It’s no good thinking “I’ll just write about a topic that interests me, I’m sure my readers will like it”. You need to know your readers are actively searching for a post just like the one you’re writing.
Many bloggers find this hard to get their head round. They write great posts but no-one’s searching for the topics they’re writing about. A blog has to have an audience.
Fulfill a need, solve a problem or provide information. Target your post at your audience. That way you’ll get results.
What does it take to become a full-time blogger?
Making money from blogging isn’t difficult. There I’ve said it. I should have told you I’m a total genius, big myself up and impress you. Well it’s not true. I just happen to be really stubborn. I’ve kept working away over the years finding out what works and what doesn’t. Taking the knocks and learning from them.
That’s what making money online is really all about. You try things out, test if it works, change things, test again. All along the way slowly building up your online presence.
I’ve come across some really simple sites making a huge amount of money. Granted it’s taken them quite a few years to get to that level but it’s proof blogging doesn’t have to be difficult.
I found one site the other day which just has post after post of How-to guides. In this case it’s mainly “How to decorate a pumpkin” or “How to make Christmas tree decorations”. Really simple posts with a few snaps taken on a smart phone for illustration.
The homepage is just filled with the latest posts. There’s a brief About page and that’s all there is to it. A really simple lifestyle blog aimed at homemakers. Does it make money? Oh yes! This blog has 475,000 pageviews/month. That’s a good income from advertising!
My own lifestyle blog earns a very healthy side income from 125,000+ pageviews/month and I reached this level of traffic in just 18 months.
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