This is the big fat question if you’re thinking of starting a blog. Do you believe all the hype that you can make money blogging? Or is it just… hype?
There are some serious claims around making huge sums of money from the internet. Maybe some of these claims are true. But before you get too excited dreaming about fast cars and 5-star hotels, I’m here to give you a reality check…
Make Money Blogging – Is It Still Possible?
Some of the people making money blogging would like you to believe they just got lucky… stumbled upon the solution. By presenting themselves as “just an ordinary Joe” it’s easier for them to sell high priced courses for their “secret formula” to make lots of money.
Maybe these people did get lucky! But it was more than luck that contributed to their success. Without dropping names (yeah I know, I’m a spoilsport), the top bloggers I’ve observed have a lot in common. They’re mainly educated, driven “Type A” personalities and capable of learning from their mistakes.
They also have the right money mindset. Most of them learnt early on that to make money you had to be prepared to spend a little. These bloggers invested in knowledge and in the tools they needed to grow their blogs.
Will Most People Find It Too Hard To Make Money Blogging?
No way! It’s just that you can’t expect miracles! Blogging is a side hustle where the amount of effort you put in equates to how much money you can make. It’s just that to be successful, you have to go about blogging the right way.
What do I mean by the right way? Keeping your blog focused on your chosen niche, realising it’s going to take time and effort to build your blog, promoting your blog effectively and making sure it has a means of making money.
Can You Really Make Money Blogging?
It’s important to be realistic. In many ways how much money you can make from blogging will depend on your skill set. Forget the “I made $103,000 last month” headlines. Most new bloggers can earn around $500 – $1000 per month if they take a money making approach.
This means putting in some effort. Finding a niche where you can write with authority (something you’re knowledgeable or passionate about). Promoting your blog through social media and setting up a way of converting traffic into income. (The majority of bloggers resort to adverts, BUT adverts need a lot of traffic to make money, it’s not the best choice on Day 1).
I’m not here to put you off blogging. It’s a terrific way of making extra money from home or driving traffic to an existing business. I just want to be clear that the big headline money takes a lot of hard work…
If you’re willing to put in the time and learn how to go about blogging the right way, it’s possible to build up a decent side income from blogging. Enough to pay for a good holiday every year or upgrade your car.
Making a tonne of money from blogging will take a lot more effort. That doesn’t mean it’s not possible, but it won’t be easy. For me, it’s been worth it. I’ve been making money online since 2001. I was at home when my son was growing up and I love being my own boss!
Reality check over! Ready to give blogging a go? Take the next step and read my post How To Start A Blog in 2019 (The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide)