I have shared numerous ways to make money through this site for you, but here I want to make an overview about the main possibilities and opportunities.
Some of the methods and strategies have been like a blessing to me.
Because of it, I have been able to make $1000 to $5000 per month easily.
I know other bloggers are making $10,000 per month. But if you are a beginner and want to earn your first $1000 working from home, my story and tips will help you a lot.
The methods or ways I am going to mention are proven ways and I’m an example of it working with it every day.
Three years ago, I wanted to find a way to make money from home. As a beginner, I read almost all the blogs, strategies, and income reports of bloggers.
Because having a blog is like creating a brand, building a business and my own site was a great start. I committed my time, concentration & motivation and learned step by step ways to build a blog from scratch.
Starting a blog was easier than I thought. Literally, within 15 to 20 min I had my first live website with me.
There are numerous people who want to have a website but many don’t because they think only a person who knows technology can create a website. But that is absolutely not true.
Anyone can start a website within a few clicks and as low as the price of a cup of coffee.
This is how I created my first blog/ website.
If you follow these steps you can have your blog ready within an hour.
If you already own a blog, you can skip the first step and check out the ways to earn money.
First I opened a site called Bluehost.com
This is a Webhosting company where you can buy the name of your blog and create an online space where you can upload your content.
If you are a beginner this is the easiest way to explain it, so you know what I am talking about:
To have a website you need a domain and hosting.
The domain is the name of your website and hosting is the place where all data are stored. A Hosting is like an empty house you bought so that you can add furniture, bed, and all the necessary stuff yourself. The metaphor for the domain can be the address of your house. I hope you got the idea of what I am trying to say.
So, if you are trying to create a website to earn money from home check out bluehost.com.
Almost every blog or website that we see online is created from Bluehost.
Step by step process for beginners to start a blog and make more than $1000 per month.
Open the site Bluehost,
and it will lead you to the Homepage where you can find everything about websites and blogs.
Click on the Get Started Now button.
You will see 3 different plans for a website. As a beginner, I went for Basic cause it was the cheapest one. And as I mentioned before, just the price of a cup of coffee.
When you are done choosing the basic plan, it’s now time to create your website name.
You can see that the name of this website is “ Siliconvalleytime.com”. If you want to make a good income, presenting yourself as a brand is one of the best ways. If you are not sure about the name for the blog then use your name. Having your name will help you stand as an influencer and authority.
There is a huge advantage in buying your name as a domain. As you must have seen, influencers have social media pages in their names and they direct their followers to the website which has the same name. You must already have a Facebook, Instagram, and other social media profile. This is why as a beginner I recommend you to buy a domain with your name so that you can connect the different platforms and share on your social media without creating any doubt for the audience.
Once you fill up your name, just click on NEXT and make the payment.
These are the only steps that are required to start a blog from home.
If you just follow the process I mentioned, you can even get your site up within 5 minutes.
When you buy the domain and hosting, the Bluehost company will show you the design you might like for your website. There are 1000 templates and it is very easy to choose.
When you have your blog ready, it’s time to make money from it.
When I had my first website (3 years ago), I used to write blogs and share them on Facebook groups, Pinterest, and other media to drive traffic to my website.
I had around 200 blog posts.
Most of them I wrote and others were sponsored posts.
As a beginner, I used to earn $100 to $150 per month.
It was not a good income but was passive so I was happy.
Passive income from a blog
I had a good number of posts on the blog which drove a good amount of traffic every month without any work. I was receiving visitors on my site through Google, Pinterest, and Facebook.
Once you start to drive visitors to your website, you can earn $100 to $500 per month through ads.
Here’s how you can drive traffic to your new blog.
Relevant content is the main source of generating visitors to your website.
You must be getting a good number of likes and comments on your photos on Social media like Facebook and Instagram.
Sharing your recent updates on a blog and sharing them on social media will help you generate 100 to 500 visitors per post. But it depends on the number of friends you have and how to engage with your post.
Try to share content that has some meaning and the reader has some takeaway.
Informative content will generate shares which helps you to grow your audience.
Pinterest is the most used website by bloggers. You must have found this article while visiting Pinterest. It’s bloggers’ favorite way to drive traffic to blog posts.
If you have just created a website and haven’t promoted it yet:
It will help you to drive traffic to your website for years without any additional work. As on Facebook, you need to share new content every day, Pinterest works the other way. You create a new Pinterest pin for your old blog post and repin it. It’s that simple.
Once you sign up on Pinterest, create a relevant board and start pinning your content.
Sharing your blog on Pinterest also gives authority to your website that will help you to increase visibility on Google search.
If you have a 2 to a 3-month-old website and 25 to 30 blog posts. Signup for Adsense to allow Google to put ads on your website. I did the same for 2 years and was earning every month passively.
Once your website traffic grows up to 60,000 page views per month. You can remove Adsense and apply for Mediavine.
Mediavine provides higher rates on advertisements. You will be able to earn $1000 to $1500 per month by having more than 60,000 pageviews on your site, while Adsense will pay only $400 to $600 according to your website niche.
This is by far one of the easiest ways to make money. There are numerous companies looking to promote their brand through blogs. When I had the first website, I used to earn a few dollars but now the income is in thousands.
If you are a beginner at blogging, focus on growing your website traffic using Pinterest or other platforms you like. So, that your blog grows and gets accepted for sponsored posts.
I owned my first website for two years, was making passive income and then I decided to move on from the blog. I used a website called Flippa and sold my website for $5000.
If you don’t have a website yet, then just start.
Starting a website is very cheap and you will get some experience.
And later if you want to start something new, you can sell the website at a good price.
There is no down on starting a blog, it is always worth it.
There are also numerous bloggers who run a blog or website and they are worth millions right now.
I find myself lucky that I had the courage to take the step to start a blog.
Because of that experience, now I own multiple blogs and my earning has also multiplied.
I still feel I am a beginner and always eager to learn.
Right now I am making money through Advertisements, Sponsored posts, and Freelancing.
For Freelancing I have joined Fiverr, where I have been able to make more than $3000.