We all know that having a business of whatever size needs a capital. On this post, I want you guys to expect that there will be cost to effectively use blogs as an earning tool. I just gave those expectations for you guys not to waste your time if you are just planning to have free blogs. Anyway, even free blogs can make you earn money. It just so happens that you can have a hard time doing that on a free blog because ad affiliations and ad networks are usually not allowing everyone to have a sub-domain on their web address. I might discuss that in a separate post. I’ll have this updated soon.
Going back to the main part. Since I have mentioned in the previous paragraph that sub-domain can hinder you from earning money on blogs.
The first thing you need to have is YOUR OWN DOMAIN. There’s a lot of advantages which I will talk about next time. Having that can help your application for some advertising network to be approved.
Once you have a domain, you can either host it independently or use your current free blog (if there is) to redirect all pages to your new domain. If you are going to independently host your blog, you have to pay the hosting too. Usually, it is cheaper if you’ll buy a longer subscription. The least is one year. Hosting sites like Hostgator allows you to have free domain together with their hosting subscription.
Aside from your blog should be attractive. For readers, they prefer premium like views so you can also spend some money on premium themes. You can also get some free themes, but you should have some little knowledge on how to make some tweaks to it to make it personalized for your site. Don’t change it from time to time because readers usually know your site because of your theme. It can actually be the trademark of your blog.
After that, give some effort or somehow spend on advertising your site. If you just started recently and doesn’t have any followers yet. It is better for you to advertise it to spread the word. You might just use for one to two months. Once you have gained enough followers/ readers definitely they will be the one to do the advertising for you. How? Well, just by sharing your post if they’d like it.
Keep your readers updated. Create some social media accounts which you can use for keeping them updated. Updates can be your recent write ups, giving them some short tips that don’t require a blog post and interacting with your follower. Might as well ask some questions to keep them engaged. This can also be a tool for your site to be known.
Once you’re able to do all of that. Just keep posting a relevant blog post. Be consistent in everything.
I think if you would spend on these things it might cost you a $100 per year. It can be less or more depending on what you will do, but everything will return if you were able to sell your products or put advertisements on your site. For me, I just spent $15 on this blog. I just bought a domain and used redirection on Blogger. I might migrate it sooner or later, but we’ll cross the bridge once it’s there (that’s what my colleague always tell me).
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