Career in Blogging - A Guide to Make Money from Blogging

Have you heard about blogging? Do you know you can make money from blogging & make it a full time a career?

If no, then blogging is a way to write your ideas, experiences, knowledge, thoughts etc. on your website, promote it & make money from ways like Google AdSense, affiliate marketing etc.

If yes, then you have a large company with you because people know how much money you can make from blogging.

Some people work on their blog sparingly and make enough to pay for groceries & utility bills. Others work hard and consistently and make more than most people make doing their full-time job.

Either way, there are many people that are interested in making money with their blog. Apparently if you found my article, then you are interested in this venture as well.

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How to Make Money Blogging

If you want to earn an income from your blog, then you should follow my 10 steps below. I will give you in order, the way I would go about setting up a new blog and monetizing it.

1. Think about 3 of your Areas of Interest (fitness, computing, health, recipes, etc.)

If you are going to create a blog that you plan on working on daily, then you will want a niche that interests you.

write your interest

I do not want to write about women’s makeup and I would be bored of it halfway through my first blog post.

That is why I started blogging about making money online, career tips & government jobs. These are my areas of interest and I have no problem creating new content everyday.

2. Do Niche Research and Narrow it Down

This is a problem I always have. I always want to write about everything (kind of like I do on this blog) and to everyone. Niche Research

Well, this is actually the biggest mistake that bloggers make. You should start narrow until you start getting website traffic, and then you should widen your niche.

Start first with getting some traffic from a small target market and work off that over time.

3. Find 1 main keyword and 5-10 related keywords for your niche

find keywords You should be focusing on one long-tail keyword. An example of a long-tail keyword would be something like ‘hair loss products for young men.’

This is something people will type into Google, and there is definitely a market there. If you just go after ‘hair loss’ you will find it harder to get website traffic unless you put in twice the amount of work.

4. Set-up your blog using WordPress and get Hosting for it

You do not have to pick a domain name or get hosting right away. However, if you are  serious about blogging then you will want to pay for hosting through a provider because it helps in the long run. godaddy wordpress

I recommend going over to GoDaddy right now and signing up to the least expensive WordPress hosting account. They will give you a great discount & a free domain name with your purchase.

If you purchase a non-WordPress hosting then you can set-up WordPress on it right away from GoDaddy dashboard.

I always say to go with Paid hosting because your website will load faster, you will avoid downtime, and you will find more options when it comes to your blog.

5. Pick a Domain Name similar to your main keyword + Google Analytics

If you go the route I said above, then you want to have a main keyword you are targeting with your domain name. exact match domain

If you cannot get an exact match domain name, then just look to get something similar. For example, if you might want to try or

Just go for something descriptive because more people will click from Google search results and you will have keywords right in your domain name.

I recommend you start using Google Analytics with your blog right away. You want to track your traffic and your visitor trends. It also helps to understand how you rank in search engines and some areas of improvement.

6. Post 1 article every day or alternate day that targets keywords

Great bloggers always update their blogs. They keep up with current trends and find ways to create content for their website visitors. post articles

There is a rule of thumb that you should update your blog at a minimum of every other day. Personally, I believe you should update your blog at least once daily.

This tells search engines that there is always new information plus you can get more pages to rank if you have more content.

7. Connect with other bloggers through comments, contacting, and guest blogging

There are other people in the same shoes as you. They probably have a blog in a niche that is similar to yours and they are looking for traffic and social connections. connect with bloggers

One of the best things to do is comment on other blogs. You can usually get a back link and sometimes the website owner will communicate with you and reply to your comment.

Another option is to create 3-5 blog articles and try to post them around various blogs. This is called guest blogging and it has become the new form of article marketing.

What you want to do is search in Google: “your niche” + “write for us” or to continue with the example I am using, “hair loss” + “write for us” in order to find guest blogs.

You will find more blogs than you could ever write articles for. What you usually get to do with a guest post is have 1 link back to your website.

These are not only good for SEO, but also getting targeted traffic to your website. You could actually set-up a passive source of targeted traffic with your guest blogs.

8. Create social profiles

Blogs these days are actually treated like a business. This is why you should have social profiles on websites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. social profiles

Depending on your niche, you will want to focus on certain social networks because you want to find your target market.

For example, there are more women on Pinterest and many of the popular pins are about recipes, crafts, fitness, gadgets, pets, and humor.

A blog like mine about Internet marketing and SEO does not fit in with Pinterest that well so I do not spend my time there. Instead, I focus on my Google+ profile, Facebook, and Twitter account.

9. Start an Email List

Once you start getting traffic, you will want to start an email list. An email list is a large list of your subscribers that you consistently send out offers, freebies, and information to. email list

You can update your subscribers every time you update your blog and try to sell a product launch several times a month.

The reason you want to create an email list is because ‘The money is in the List.’ If you can get thousands of subscribers who see you as a loyal and authoritative figure, then you can easily make a passive income just from your email list.

10. Monetize your Blog

I have saved this step for last for a reason. Those who focus on monetizing their blog right away are not seeing the big picture. monetize your blog

Your ultimate goal is to provide your website visitors with unique and quality information. If you are not doing this then you should not focus on making money from your visitors.

I think you should wait until you are getting at least 30-50 unique visitors per day. Then, you can focus on monetizing your blog and making money from visitors.

5 Advanced Blogging Tips

1. Write Authority Articles for Authority Keywords

If you want to rank for something like ‘make money online’ or ‘hair loss products’ then you will need to put in a lot of effort. authority content

When it comes to long-tail keywords, you can get away with writing a 600-800 words article, optimizing it, and getting it to rank in search engines.

However, if you want to rank for an authority keyword then you will need some link bait content. You will probably need to write an article that is upwards of 1,500 words and full of good information.

You want to make sure you separate out your information with the use of headers as well. Segment your article because no one is going to sit and read a ton of text without format. You can also look to create a ’100 ways to’ type of blog post.

2. Use CommentLuv to find Other Blogs for Commenting

One of the best, fastest, and easiest methods to get back links is through manual blog commenting.

There are thousands of blogs that will accept your comments as long as you leave behind a real comment of quality about the page you are on. comment links

Remember to avoid spamming because your comment will never be published. So read the article and leave behind 3 sentences about your thoughts and how it helped you. Always thank the blogger for their time and information.

Knowing this is half the battle, the other part comes from knowing what blogs to comment on. This is where CommentLuv comes into play.

CommentLuv is a WordPress plugin that is enabled on many WordPress blogs, and it allows you to leave behind a link for one of your 10 most recent articles.

So not only do you usually get a link to your website in the comment, but also a targeted link to one of your articles.

3. Guest Blog Everywhere

Guest blogging has been VERY popular in 2012 and it has moved right into 2016. But it only works if you do it in safe way.Guest Blog

After Google update on guest blogging, its difficult to get fast ranking through this method & if you make a mistake, it can give negative impact.

To search guest blogging sites, you can go to Google and type in “Your Niche” + “Write for Us” or something of that nature. Either way, you will find more blogs to write for than articles you can feasibly write.

My recommendation is to write 3-5 quality 1000 words articles. Once you have them, contact website owners and say you have a guest blog that is perfect for their website and show some of your other work (you could just link to your blog here).

Most blogs that accept a lot of articles will have guidelines for you to follow. Before you know it, you can get a lot of back links and targeted traffic from your guest blogs.

4. Keep Up with Trends

Go to Google News regularly and type in some of your keywords. Find topics that are similar to your blog and look for things that are trending. follow trends

For example, if you own a fitness blog it would be helpful to know the next Acai Berry before everyone else does.

You can actually learn new keywords and reach new markets if you are able to keep up with current trends.

Another benefit this brings is that you will be more informed than other bloggers.

5. On-Page and Website Optimization is Key

Every page you have should target keywords. There are different practices like putting the keyword into title tags and optimizing your image alt tags that can really go a long way for rankings.focus on-page seo

I use SEO by Yoast plugin that is free and pretty easy to understand. I also regularly pay for SEO site audits and perform free ones myself.

This is a step that new bloggers typically miss. If you start by optimizing your articles for search engines from the very beginning, then it will help a lot in the long run.

So there you have it. 2,000 words later and I think you understand some of the basics of being a blogger. If you keep going through my website you will find more information on maximizing your blogs profits.

All in all, you will need to employ various forms of internet marketing and be ready to put in some hard work. Great blogs are not built overnight and your content will not create itself.


  1. Vivek 14 August, 2017 at 20:41 Reply

    These are really nice tips. I am writing this blog about tech and so far I am getting around 30 visitors everyday. You mentioned something about commenting, I didn’t quite get it, Are you saying that I should leave a link of my blog on other people’s blog posts?

  2. KRISHNAKUMAR K.P 26 June, 2017 at 18:35 Reply

    Hello Sir,
    i thank you for all your efforts in furnishing all the viable information you have to train people like me. i am looking to start a blog as a way to earn money online, however, i am very skeptic about writing a quality content. Can non-English speaking people will really able to produce quality content in order to compete with the native English speaking people. Also, how to select a topic and write in depth if we don’t know much about any topic.
    Finally, please let me know whether can i have more than one website if i wish to have a free blog on blogger simultanously with a self hosted one.

  3. Sajid 26 April, 2017 at 00:14 Reply

    I would like to know how to Create a blog , i mean like ia there any Software for any google websites to create a own PAGE for updating blogs? And i would like to know the answer by, if you can just leave a mail to me [email protected] or you can just send a…. Text on instagram @mr.jack_sparrow …
    thank you for your time!

  4. sanju bey 2 March, 2017 at 12:43 Reply

    Let me see and do something. It will certainly be a very interesting one for me. I have to proceed and learn accordingly to give .

  5. Vandana S Bagale 9 February, 2017 at 14:30 Reply

    I want to be blogger. But I dont understand how can I will earn money from this & who & how I ge money from the blogging.

  6. Vandana 9 February, 2017 at 14:28 Reply

    I also want to become blogger. but I dont understand how it will earn money for me.
    From where I will receive money.

    Please guide me


  7. Kelli Katchia 30 January, 2017 at 04:13 Reply

    I just started a blog. I am new to this whole thing and not to sure I have all I need or did it right. I want to get more than 8 or 9 people looking at it. Could you look at it at give me suggestions?

  8. Jyothi 29 January, 2017 at 18:57 Reply

    it is really very nice article. Actually i am interesting to become blogger with different topics which based on knowledge and fun. but i am thinking about how to develop blog myself until i read this article. now i am thinking about hosting developers. thank you very much.

  9. boipelo 28 January, 2017 at 19:53 Reply

    i am running a business and I would like to open a blog on fitness and nutrition but I cannot open a paying one because I have just started, I will try to start with a free blog once the visitors are in and buying my products then I will go for the paying one.

  10. Kazi Saiful islam 28 January, 2017 at 15:43 Reply

    Thank you for the messages shared. It’s really informative. I’ve started learning SEO. Meanwhile, I’ve finished learning key word research, on page and off page. I’m practising a lot to gain skills.

  11. RaghavendraRao Deshpande 28 January, 2017 at 13:05 Reply

    The above blog is really inspiring. I have hitherto been thinking how to start blogging to earn money. Thank you for showing clear path to start it. I will write to you clarify doubts if any in future.

  12. Imran 28 January, 2017 at 12:35 Reply

    Hey! That was great. You write very well. I am actually a beginner on internet stuff and do not what is best to do I mean I have to learn all of things. And I cannot even decide where to start and what to do. Can you help me in this?
    I will be grateful. Thank You.

  13. bridget 28 January, 2017 at 08:35 Reply

    I have always loved blogging and keep reading on how to go about it.I have some clues now but my worry is my blog will not be limited to one nitche. I have many areas of interest, can one blog site be used for blogs on several topics?, do advice me, thanks.

    • bridget 28 January, 2017 at 08:43 Reply

      I have always loved blogging and keep reading on how to go about it.I have some clues now but my worry is my blog will not be limited to one nitche. I have many areas of interest, can one blog site be used for blogs on several topics?, do advice me, thanks.

  14. miss loo 27 January, 2017 at 22:01 Reply

    may i ask , do you believe that God created the universe? iam interested in why don’t people believe in God, in his son Jesus , and the Bible. i’m not trying to change any ones mind or thoughts i just would like to know what they believe and why….

  15. Ifeanyi Ntiasagwu 27 January, 2017 at 13:44 Reply

    Sir, your area of interest is the same as mine, and I think they best time for me to act is now. Thanks, please.

  16. Ani 27 January, 2017 at 12:13 Reply

    This nice n informative to start with n understanding about blogging. Problem is that I could not focus on one area of interest, this make confusion on area of expertise.. how to settle with one real interest area,where one can write/advice/guide with real sense of blogging?

  17. pawan 9 November, 2016 at 17:22 Reply

    nice and good tip to write a blog for starter.
    hope from this i also start blogging and make
    handsome money with it.

  18. amol pradhan 8 November, 2016 at 12:25 Reply

    thanks for this idea.can you suggest me some idea about my blog and please recommend improvement for my blog my blog is

  19. abhilasha 12 October, 2016 at 14:08 Reply

    M also trying for blogging since 2yrs bt I hav no idea how to get through it? Thanks for the information.would u plz help me how can I open my own blog

  20. Simran s summan 25 May, 2016 at 12:01 Reply

    Can you help me senior… I’m totally new in this field. .. i don’t know from where to start… please guide me…i already have an fb account. ..well.. can i post my self made stories for this blogging purpose? ?… please guide me through steps…Will i have to make a web page for posting? ? You can reply me through emails..
    Waiting for you reply eagerly

  21. Simran s summan 25 May, 2016 at 11:57 Reply

    Can you tell me how can i start this blogging online. .??? Do i have to make any web page for this purpose? ?… i already have an fb account. … can i write self made stories? ?… I’m totally new in this feild plz guide me.. sensei… please
    .. I’ll be waiting for your reply…my gmail account is- [email protected] can email me.. to help…thank you

  22. Olajide Jacob 21 April, 2016 at 19:24 Reply

    I’ve gone through the write up. I don’t have an idea of what to write about. I read Marketing up to MBA level. Have no job presently.

  23. Craycray 14 April, 2016 at 12:53 Reply

    hi, posting about myself, my experiences and my observations is one of my hobby and i love doing that everyday. I want to be part of money online blogging, please explain more about it. I’m looking forward. THANKS!

  24. Christian Acolatse 10 April, 2016 at 23:39 Reply

    Thank you. My interest is in Health, Longevity, Education and Environment. Please help me create my blog.

  25. Christina 9 April, 2016 at 06:27 Reply

    Thank you very much for sharing such vital information. I never knew that blogging could make money.

  26. Rishabh 8 April, 2016 at 19:11 Reply

    I really appreciate the useful.infirmation you have provided. I am abusing marketeer and would like to know more about activities wherein I could earn handsome money and make more leads with less cost.
    Thanks a lot again

    • Rishabh 8 April, 2016 at 19:12 Reply

      Sorry for the typographical error. Its not abusing. I wanted to write budding marketeer, but auto correction mode spelled it that way.

  27. sagar kumar 8 April, 2016 at 09:25 Reply

    I want to write a blog and want to make money through it but actually I want to write a fictional story. I have a story in mind it’s about the love for country, true love, about the real friendship it is a inspiring story with a good messenge.
    I would like to call it a science fiction love story. Can u tell me how can I introduce it with people.

  28. Amit tripathi 7 April, 2016 at 21:16 Reply

    Thank you so much for this wonderful article, i am running a hindi blog on my interest and love to post every day, i am working seriously since last 2 months, i am getting 100-200 visitors daily. Can you tell me about how to improve traffic of my hindi blog.

  29. mitran 7 April, 2016 at 20:36 Reply

    thanks for such an interesting article

    I use SEO by Yoast plugin that is free and pretty easy to understand. I also regularly pay for SEO site audits and perform free ones myself.
    this part , can u pl explain with examples

  30. Mayuri Rajput 7 April, 2016 at 15:01 Reply

    I am interested in creating my blog,n earn through it..l am self employed ,I am taking cooking classes .i have recently started my cooking classes in my class I teach indian,Chinese,continental and Italian..from next month I am going to start bakery classes I wanted to creat my cooking class name is Bayo’s Kitchen..please help me out Bcoz I wanted to fulfil my mother-in-laws dream..I can post my recipes on blog..kindly please help me how to do it,so that my recipes can reach to the is very authentic recipes n flavourful..

  31. loise Muthoni Mwangi 7 April, 2016 at 14:41 Reply

    This is Wonderful. My name is Loise Muthoni Mwangi, from Nairobi, Kenya. I would like to become a blogger and make money from it. The highest interest is also an unusual field. To define My blog I would call it. Widows & Widowers continuation: I have a lot of experience in line with loosing a loved one. Many people are stranded when they suddenly happens to be the victims. I have done a lot of research even physically.Thank you

  32. Ratna Chaudhuri 7 April, 2016 at 12:19 Reply

    Thank-you. This really interests me, I would like to become a blogger and make money from it. My area of interest is rather unusual, and do advice me if I should do my own blog or become a guest blogger. To define my blog, I would call it Creation: Revisited. I want to explore the meaning and purpose of life, from a logical and analytical perspective. We keep on asking WHY? I hope to give a few answers.

    • zareena sulthana 28 January, 2017 at 12:29 Reply

      sir, this blogger is very interesting. but i am not increase the english language, i am not explain the anyone. but i am very impress this thing.

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