Making Your Blog Work For You

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If you want to earn money online, a blog is an excellent alternative, and basically, you could start today! Just make an account on Medium and start writing! Money might not come right away, but the more content you create, the more chances you get.

And although a blog can be used to express thoughts, opinions, or ideas of different types or levels, it can also be an interesting alternative to earning money. Be it here on Medium or on your own self-hosted site.

The whole process of writing blog posts is known as blogging. To start with this interesting adventure, you can choose to have your blog on your own website (a self-hosted WordPress site) or start on places like Medium, Squarespace, Wix, Blogger, or wordpress.com (free version), among others.

Many of them are free to start and will have their advantages and disadvantages. With Medium, you have the option of joining the partner program and earning money this way.

Many hosting sites, even the free ones, allow you to set up your own custom domain, creating your own personal space to earn money even faster.

Here are some recommendations to get started:

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Focus on a specific niche

It is recommended to start your blog within a specific niche. If you try to cover everything, it can be hard to make money, so it is preferable that you look for specific topics to earn money. Later, when your blog starts to make income, you can add more topics, but be cautious, your readers might not be interested in all topics, and abandon you…

For example, you might be interested in blogging about tourism, but the topic as such can be very broad, and you will have to compete with other more established bloggers.

In this sense, what you could do is focus on a specific niche, such as tourist tours, a comparison page of travel costs, etc. Now that your blog is more specific, readers will know what to expect from you.

Remember that depending on the niche you want to work on, you can change the design of your website. Creating an informative blog in order to monetize Adsense is not the same as creating a web page with Amazon affiliate links to compare products that can be purchased.

Organic traffic

It is important to understand how to rank your blog and gain organic traffic. This is essential because without traffic, no blog is successful and for this, you must ensure that the content that you are going to publish answers the user’s questions. A well-analyzed thematic niche, without over-optimizing, will help you gradually position yourself with thousands of keywords.

If you solely want to succeed here on Medium, you also have to think about other aspects, like viral content, catchy headers, followers, and consistent posting, among other things.

But take into account that you must mainly offer good quality content.

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Promote your blog on social networks

Another option to earn money with your blog is to continuously promote it on social networks.

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, among others, are important spaces where you can spread your blog and get traffic faster.

In this sense, as soon as you make a niche blog, create your social networks to promote your content and create your brand.

Besides this, a big part of your success is building an audience, you can do this on many platforms, like social media, but even here on Medium. On Medium you have 2 options, one is to gain followers, and two is to get people to follow you by email. This means they sign up for your email list and receive an email when you publish a new post.

Choose a monetizing plan

Make a plan to earn money right from the start. A niche blog can be monetized in various ways. Among the common forms are Google AdSense, ClickBank affiliates, and Amazon affiliates, among others. And in the case of Medium through their partner program, by which you get a small cut of their earnings.

You can also create a web page where you can promote a service or sell your own products. You can provide online advice, trainings, sell courses, ebooks, merch, and more.

Don't think you are too late, to this day new bloggers are starting, so what are you waiting for?

Good luck and have fun

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Hi! I am Jolie, and my passion is blogging, fashion, jewelry, & helping others. I talk about how to make money online and how to start enjoying life & have fun.

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Hi! I am Jolie, and my passion is blogging, fashion, jewelry, & helping others. I talk about how to make money online and how to start enjoying life & have fun.

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