Want to turn your blog into a business and make money? You can definitely do that. Get started with these tips and turn your blog into a goldmine.
For most people, a blog is just a hobby; a way of keeping yourself entertained and hopefully keeping a few other people entertained as the same time. It’s just their little space of the Internet where they can express their views to their small but loyal audience. If you find yourself getting more and more views, you could also find it’s a way of making money alongside your other job. If you want to take the leap from writing for fun to writing for money, here are some tips to help turn your blog into a business.
Decide What You’re Going To Charge Money For
The first thing to consider before you start making money from your blog is how exactly you’re going to earn that all-important revenue. If your blog is extremely popular, you could charge people to view it. While some people manage to make money this way, there are very few websites that people will pay to subscribe to, so it’s more than likely that people will just find a new blog. You could find companies that will pay you to write about their products. Sponsored posts are becoming increasingly popular, and more and more companies are offering the most popular influencers money to publicize their brand.
The most common and the easiest way to make money is to sell a product alongside your blog. For example, if you blog about make-up, consider selling the products you talk about from your own store. That way you can benefit from the profits from any product you talk up.
Decide How You’re Going To Sell
If you’re going to sell products, it’s important you create a reliable website that will allow you to sell those products. Although there are lots of ready-made templates that will enable you to set up your own store within minutes, the best websites are ones that have been designed around your business.
To make the best website possible, enlist web design services for small businesses from an expert to help build your design from scratch. Companies like Zen Den won’t only help you build a stylish, functional website, but they’ll also supply you with the tools necessary to build a sound business with an effective online marketing strategy. Make sure you recruit someone who will not only just give you a website but will also give you the support to help get the most out of it.
Make Sure You Deliver
The secret to a good business is good customer service. Once someone’s made an order, it’s important to make sure you deliver the right product, at the right time, to the right place, in the right condition. As soon as you’ve received the order, make sure you get to work on keeping your customer happy by achieving all of the above.
Only then can you be sure for repeat business and recommendations from that customer. Even if you have a few bad reviews from problems with orders, it could be very damaging to your new business.
If you have other ideas on turning your blog into a business, share your opinions via comments.
Priyanka Rao says
Thanks. I have been working on my blog for the last couple of months and am experimenting with SEO and been learning from online courses too.
So the whole point what I have understood is the traffic. If you get sufficient traffic, you can pretty much sell anything (provided that’s what your visitors want).
For example, I started with creating and designing tees online…but my problem was the traffic generation. If only I could get more people to click on my link, I know I can make a few sales.
So SEO is not something that you can work on overnight. It is dynamic and that’s what makes it so interesting. You could be a pro in SEO, but there will always be that something which you probably would have missed.
So building links and content are just part of the journey and 2020 has been the year of the SEO for me. Wish me luck!