This post was sponsored by Diamond Bloggers. All opinions are my own.
Trying to build your blog is a full-time job. Take a look around the internet, you will see nothing but bloggers who make six-figure incomes, live lavish lives, and seem to literally “wake up like this”. But as I delve deeper into this business, I am learning something I have always known to be true…
YOU CANT TRUST EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET!
I know, shocking! But even if you were not shocked, I was totally blown away by how much people lied about the bank they were earning from their blogs. Check out this article for a pretty accurate description of the blogging climate.
While there are certainly ways to make a ton of cash from your writing, it’s not as typical as you think, and often it requires you to shell out some cash up front.
Three Income Streams To Explore
- Affiliate Marketing– This one is tricky and so time-consuming. The good news is you just need one GREAT link to make money, but arriving at that perfect viral pin won’t be without its share of heartbreak. Three years after I posted a leather converse, the photo went viral. I went from 2000 followers to 40,000 in one weekend.
- Selling Products– Once they launch a successful blog its only right that bloggers attempt to spread the wealth by offering courses, one-on-one coaching, or by writing an Ebook.
- Subscription/Membership Services– There are membership services for entertainment blogs, purchasing stock photos, and even for niche specific communities that share information. Find out what you can offer and sell it exclusively to your audience.
Accessing The Funds To Build Your Blog
There are many tools (Tailwinds, Izea, Fiverr) and services such as hiring a virtual assistant, that can catapult your blog earnings, but all of those services will cost you money. If you want to accelerate the cash flow process, you could always jump start your business with either self-employed loans or a hard money loan.
Getting serious about your blogging is an inevitable step you will need to take if you want to blog full-time. The easiest way to get started is to just invest in your brand and be patient. If you have the funds to enlist help right away, by all means, do it! If you need to fumble through it on your own, that is fine too.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Do you have a unique way you make money from your blog? If so, please share below in the comments. Your tip could help a fellow blogger get their start!