Here’s what I see new bloggers do all the time:
- They buy a domain name,
- spend a month setting it up so it looks just right,
- then spend another month or two adding content,
- and then they figure it’s time to start earning money, so they put up Google Ads and earn $0.05 that month.
…not very exciting…
And quite honestly, it really kills people’s motivation that want to make it big in the blogging world!
If you’ve thought about starting a blog and are curious how to make money blogging immediately, I wrote this article exactly for you, my friend! 🙂
How to Make Money Blogging Immediately
“How I Made $129,834 Blogging Last Month!”
“Earn $10,000 a Month Blogging from Home!”
For some of you, these titles are motivational and you read every one of these posts that you can get your hands on. You’re wishing, hoping, striving to do more with your blog – and heck, you might even be that next millionaire blogger (it is possible).
…But for most of you, you’re making $0.05 a month blogging and you instead find yourself saying:
“Screw $100,000 a month – I just want to know how to make $100 and cover my costs!”
I feel your pain, and it’s time to make money blogging immediately. Are you with me?! Alright! Then read on, my friend.
Set Up Your Site
Alright. First things first. You’ve got to buy a domain and set up your website so it doesn’t look like it was built by a 5 year old…or by an 80 year old (both look roughly the same).
This can sound overwhelming at first, but it’s really not. To help you out with your fears, I started a new blog last year and took a screenshot of every. single. step. I outlined the whole process in a post titled, “How to Start a WordPress Blog on iPage for $24“.
If you don’t want all the steps and can handle the sign-up on your own, then you can just head straight to the iPage website and get started.
It’s cheap, easy, and they do a great job supporting newbie questions.
The sign-up should take you less than 30 minutes. Once your done and your site is launched, it’s going to look like crap – just telling you. WordPress does a great job allowing you to create an amazing looking site, but for whatever reason they’ve put zero effort into making your initial page look reasonable in the least.
To help you out here, I put another post together called, “2 Steps to Make Your Blog Look Awesome“. This will take another 20-30 minutes or so.
BOOM! One hour in and you already have an active website that looks great! Not too shabby, right??!
Write Amazing Content
There’s really no way around it. If you want to make money blogging, you’re going to have to post some articles. I really hope this doesn’t come as a shock to you…(but in this day and age, I guess nothing would really surprise me…)
So how many posts do you need to publish before you can “make money blogging immediately”? I’d say 4 or 5 solid posts.
What you’re going for here is not a pile of articles that make your site look like it’s been around for 7 years (like this one! :)). You just want to showcase the fact that you know how to write and that you’ve always got the reader in mind.
To accomplish this:
- Write about topics that are of interest to your reader – and make them fun! Even the most boring people like to be entertained. (Buying some content is okay, but please be sure it’s quality content!)
- Don’t leave them hanging. If you don’t want to go into extreme detail about something, leave them a link to another post that will (note my “Related” link below!).
- Be complete from start to finish. Deliver, deliver, and over-deliver. Always give the reader more than they expect.
Here’s the Money Maker – Guest Posting
Alright, so now you’ve got a site and some content. I admit, if you didn’t have these two things before we started with this article, then you didn’t really make money blogging immediately, but it’s pretty dang close. Give me a break!
So, what was the reason for the solid content that you just put together? It’s to prove to other high-profile bloggers that you hands-down know how to stinkin’ write! Because you know what? They’re going to pay you for your stuff!
“Who pays for guest posts?”
…you might be asking…
To name a few (in my finance circles anyway):
- The Motley Fool – $100 per article
- The Penny Hoarder – typically $75 per article
- Daily Worth – they pay, but it’s not published
- The Dollar Stretcher – $0.10 per word, so roughly $100 per article
- Wise Bread – they pay, but it’s not published
- Income Diary – up to $200 per article
Not interested in personal finance? How about these areas?
- Business Blogs
- Career/Education Blogs
- Computer/Technology Blogs
- Fiction Blogs
- Family Blogs
- General Interest/Lifestyle Blogs
- Health Blogs
- Local Blogs
- Special Interest Blogs
- Travel Blogs
- Web Design & Development Blogs
- Writing Blogs
Believe it or not, all of these blog types are paying out money for guest posts. Interested? Find all the details you need here: Get Paid to Blog – 121 Blogs that Pay for Guest Posts.
Make Money Blogging Immediately…and in the Long Term
You know what’s great about the advice above? Not only will you be earning some pretty nice coin today, but you’re also setting your site up for even more success in the future!
By writing for these prominent sites, you’re:
- typically getting a solid link back to your site (which is great for SEO – search engine optimization – long term),
- getting immediate traffic and long-term traffic from that blog post to yours,
- and you might even get some permanent readers!
Implement the steps above and you should be able to earn $100-$200 a month while you’re still setting up your blog! At an initial yearly cost of just $24 to set up your website, I’d say $100 a month is pretty dang good!
Are you ready to make money blogging immediately??
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.