I don’t do gimmicks or get rich quick schemes. Just wanted to make that perfectly clear. If you think you can make money blogging with a WordPress blog overnight, then sorry I can’t help you.
As for how to make money with a WordPress blog in 48 hours, your chances are slim. Now it could be possible if you know what you’re doing, but the amount would be small. Tiny might be a better word and you probably won’t get your hands on the money until 6 weeks later.
So as I said. Not a get rich quick scheme.
That said, WordPress is still my favourite way to make money online.
The Right Mindset To Make Money With WordPress
You don’t need to be a terrific writer or a technical genius to make money blogging with WordPress. But you do need to be willing to learn and make the most of your skills.
Hate writing, keep it to a minimum and use your blog as a conduit for your videos and podcasts.
Struggle with tech? You can produce a blog like this one without any coding skills. You just need to be able to follow instructions and apply some dogged determination to get the job done.
My FREE start a blog guide will help:
Blogging isn’t for the fainthearted. If you’re going to be put off every time you hit a problem, maybe blogging isn’t for you.
The people making a full-time income from blogging have worked for it. They’ve worked hard. They didn’t just wake up one day with sand between their toes and a bank account full of money.
As my Gran used to say: “If it was that easy everyone would be rich”.
How Much Money Can You Make From WordPress?
I’d be really surprised if you could find an honest answer googling this question.
There are people making a tonne of money from blogging on WordPress and there are some people making no money at all.
Which of these two types of bloggers will be making the most noise about their earnings? Yep, you’ve guessed it, those 6 figure plus earners.
I’m going to come clean with you. My 7-figure income business I mention on my homepage was a business selling physical goods. I’m really proud of that income but I had to pay for goods, staff and premises out of my turnover.
Now making money from blogging has much lower overheads, (stuff you have to pay for), but those big ticket earners are a little coy about how much they spend on advertising. I guessing for some of at least, it’s a lot!
For most people, with enough time and some hard work, you can make a living out of blogging. You may add to your income with a blogging related services such as copy-writing, digital marketing…
It could be a good living. Will it be a 6-figure income with sun, sand and sangria? That’s down to you and a sprinkling of luck. I’d rather you kept your feet on the ground. Keep it real and aim for $500-$1000 first.
How To Make Money With A Blog For Beginners
My FREE start a blog guide will take you through all the basics of how to make money with a WordPress blog from hosting to tags, categories, plugins and the techy stuff that makes your blog function correctly.
Download the guide and find out:
How To Earn Money With WordPress
- How to choose the right blog topic.
- Build your blog.
- Your essential guide to WordPress.
- Write your first blog post.
- Your blog design and theme.
- Choose your email service.
- Start making money.
If you don’t start your blog, you’ll never make any money!
The Secret Of Getting Ahead Is Getting StartedMark Twain
How To Make Money Blogging With A WordPress Blog
To make money with a WordPress blog you have to go through all the start up and launch process, write your posts and discover how to attract traffic.
Good traffic is the essential ingredient to making money from your blog. It’s best to set your sights on an easy target when you first set up your blog.
Aim to make your first $100. Why? If you can make $100 you can make $1000. Your first $100 is often the hardest. It’s proof your blog idea actually works!
Start An Email List
It’s far easier to make money from a blog if you have the means to build relationships with your readers. The money is in the list.
By this I mean convincing people to sign up for your email list. It’s a way for reminding people to keep returning to your blog and reading your posts (and ultimately buying your recommended products).
It doesn’t mean spamming people. Oh no! You only want people to sign up for your list who are genuinely interested in your advice. Otherwise it’s a complete waste of time – for you and your readers.
That doesn’t mean everyone on your list is going to become a source of income, but they may become fans of your posts and share your words with their own followers. This will help to build your following of interested people.
Being helpful and growing your influence are the most important aims of your beginner blog. It’s a vital step before you dive in and start making money.
The Types Of Blogs That Make Money
The joy of blogging is the sheer variety of different types of blogs. You can literally blog about anything. But do you need to stick to a set list of topics to make money?
The usual list of money making topics is:
- How To Make Money
- Personal Finance
- Health & Fitness
- Beauty & Fashion
- Personal Development
It’s a limited list and really not that accurate. I’ve seen this list on a few blogs and it’s so restrictive! The first one, ‘How To Make Money’ is tough to write about unless you have some experience.
The rest of the topics are popular but the list is by no means complete. What about sewing or survival? Both are really successful blog topics.
How does parenting fit into this list? There are ton of parenting blogs and some of them make good money from blogging.
Your blog needs to fulfill a need.
If you’re a one person blogger, I figure the types of blogs that make money are ones that fulfill a need. That make be getting your child to eat peas, loosing a bit of weight or making a patchwork quilt.
Basically someone has a need and your blog provides the solution. The more essential the need – getting a date when you’re a 40 year old virgin, advice that works to run a three hour marathon, the greater the value attached to your topic.
It needs to be a popular topic.
There’s another factor that comes into play – popularity.
No-one is going to pay much for a bread making recipe. Does this mean bread making is a lousy money making blog topic? I doubt it. Pinterest has consistently high search traffic for bread making topics.
Advertising isn’t my favourite way of making money from a blog but for some topics it makes sense. If you hit a topic that generates huge amounts of traffic, advertising can be an easy passive income way to monetise your blog.
There’s no paint by numbers answer to picking a blog topic.
I still stand by my view that a money making blog needs to fulfill a need, must be reasonably popular and should be something you want to write about. It helps if you’re knowledgeable too.
It’s also important to have a clear idea of how you can make money for your blog topic.
Your niche doesn’t have to be narrow. Some blogs do well with a range of topics. BUT there’s always some link between these topics.
Know who you’re writing for.
Successful bloggers have a clear idea of who they’re writing for. You don’t see young fashion and tips for teething babies on the same blog. Or a blog about exotic travel next to a piece about where to find the cheapest burger.
It sounds obvious really yet it’s so easy to get wrong.
If you’ve made it through this post and downloaded the Start A Blog guide you’re well on your way to making money from your blog – congratulations.
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