Okay, So you want to start a blog but you’re not really sure that it’s actually going to make money. Great. Well, I definitely think that it can, and it doesn’t take years to cut your first check if you have the right strategies in place.
I’m Malcolm Cesar From Healthava and today I’m going to be talking about all the main factors that really go into earning your first $200 blogging.
If you’re new here, you should probably know that I am a full time blogger. That’s how I make my money. I started my blog Healthava in 2019. No, it’s not easy and it’s not an overnight success. it doesn’t happen quickly, unless you’re extremely lucky or you’ve got some really impressive connections.
So before I get into my details here, you know, I just want to say have a backup plan, if you have financial obligations.
This definitely didn’t happen overnight for me and before I worked on just my blog and things like that I had a regular job And that really made my income before I was able to finally get my blog up to a point to where I could shift directions and kind of change careers or just shift my career, if you will, so definitely have a backup plan.
Okay, let’s get into the details. There were a lot of factors that went into that first check.
But here are the main ones that I think really made a difference.
key factor number one:
I prepared my mindset for business.
Do not under any circumstances let anyone make you feel guilty for having money on the line and wanting to make a profit from your blog, if that’s not the path for them or if that doesn’t feel right for them, just whatever, they’re playing a different ball game than what you’re playing, make sure that you have the mindset of a businessman or businesswoman.
How do you do that?
So, A: you would like to make a profit and B: you really want to provide some sort of value in some way so you’re still contributing to the world and you know maybe inspiring people or enriching their day in some way.
But you also want to make sure that the time that you invest is profitable, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
key factor number two: I determined my main niche and then I listened to my audience. And when I started blogging I think I wrote about three or four different categories.
It was a little crazy okay I’m not gonna lie to you, but I was still kind of like figuring myself out but I listened to my audience so I got questions about personal finance but I also got some questions about blogging and online business.
So, I was really fortunate in that I was talking about a subject that I just could talk about all day. And on top of that, that was the obvious category that my readers really loved more than anything else,
key factor number three, actually start the blog, so really quick if you’re interested I actually have a Free 9 Day Blogging Course on how to set up your blog and web hosting and start making money. This Course shows you all the strategies top bloggers use to make money. I’ll leave a link for it somewhere around here so you can click on that and go take a peek if you want to but in the meantime I will let you in on a secret on why most folks don’t start blogs.
It is the fear of failure.
That is the number one reason I received when I asked any of my readers, why they haven’t started a blog yet,
For those who have a blog I just want to take a moment and give you a high five.
Okay, let’s talk about how brave you’re being for putting yourself out there on a blog. Yes, you will probably run into a few meanies online, I know that I certainly have, but if we’re getting real here you’re probably going to run into them in real life as well because sometimes this world can be just a little messy.
So embrace that fear and just start your blog. Unleash that incredible boss attitude that you have, because you could really make a difference.
key factor number four,
Connect with other bloggers, I always like to say that bloggers support bloggers, we can really help each other out with a learning curve when we get started with blogging.
You can inspire each other and being close friends with some of awesome bloggers out there can really like push you to being the best businessman or businesswoman you could possibly be when you get a group of really intelligent, driven individuals who want to make a difference in the world and they just kind of support each other.
okay key factor number five and this isn’t a hard rule but I feel like it was a little beneficial for me. Have a good collection of posts before you really start promoting hardcore. I told people about my blog when I was like kind of starting out, but I really started pushing it and promoting it on all the social media platforms once I had I would say like maybe 20 or 30 posts written.
The idea behind this is that when people land on your blog if your contents great and you only have three posts that’s okay, but the idea is that if you have 20 or 30, and people land on your blog and you’re putting in a lot of time to promote on social media, they’re more likely to stick around because you have 20 to 30 very good blog posts.
key factor number six, Be open to asking your audience what they like. I personally walk to the beat of my own drum. And I tried to be very conscientious to find inspiration from other bloggers but if it’s just not working for me I just say “Hey Malcolm try something else” I give myself permission to change strategies and try something else even if like everyone is over there doing it and it is working for the,.
Bottom line is if a certain strategy is just not working for you change it, even if that’s what everyone else is doing and they claim it’s going to work. If you’ve really tried it and you’re just not seeing results You are your own rock star so find something else that fits you.
Okay guys, that wraps it up for this post and if you walk away with one thought, I really want it to be. “I can totally do this” because you can. Be sure to hit the like button if you are excited to start your blogging journey or if you already have started your blogging journey I would love to hear about how its going. Leave me a comment below. Don’t forget to subscribe if you wanna catch new posts in the future and as always I’m Malcolm from Healthava. See you next time.
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