5 Important Tips When Blogging for Profit

Blogging for profit is one of the best ways to start making money from home. It is fairly easy to start, doesn’t require a long resume of skills, and can be inexpensive. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to make money. Today I wanted to share some important tips with you that’s learning during the past 7 years as a blogger, virtual assistant, and work at home mom.

Blogging for profit is one of the best ways to start making money from home. It is fairly easy to start, but you don't want to miss these 5 important tips.

It’s not a “Build It and They Will Come” Business

Don’t start a blog and expect to see money rolling in right away. Blogging for profit will take time to build. That’s why you often see bloggers doing other work at home opportunities while they grow their blog business. Give your blog time, attention, and commitment to see the rewards.

Be Genuine and Authentic

When you are blogging for profit, you want to pay close attention to how you present yourself in your blog. With hundreds of thousands of blogs out there,there may be several hundred blogs sharing the same kind of topic(s). Don’t let that discourage you. This is where your unique personality comes in when blogging for profit. When you are your genuine self and honest with your readers, you gain their interest and their trust. Through authenticity of being yourself, you’ll gain a tribe of fans. Readers can tell if a blog is write from the heart or a generic, slapped up on the internet just for profit. Sure we are blogging for profit. But by treating your blog as an outreach to help others, you win them over as loyal readers.

Simple is Better

If readers can’t understand your blog and have trouble reading it, they’ll just move on to the next one. Your blog needs to be user-friendly to help you gain consistent readers. It needs to be easy on the eyes to read and to navigate.

Remember the days of websites filled with colorful, patterned backgrounds? Those days are gone. When designing your blog, be careful choosing your blog’s background and font color. Although there are a lot of color choices that blogging programs offer, it’s best to stick with a light background and dark text. Studies have shown that the human brain processes this type better than light text on a dark background.

Remember, clean, uncluttered, and easy to find your content.

Don’t Overdo Sharing Links

Make sure to use the links wisely. Only put links up for blogs or content that is truly related to your blog’s topic. The point is to give your readers additional information on your topic.  There is no reason to overwhelm them with links to other sites. A big goal when blogging for profit is getting, and keeping, readers on your blog. If you fill your site with links, you’re sending them off to other sites, instead of shopping from yours.

Watch Out for Errors

Proofread your entries before you post them to your blog. Bad spelling and grammar causes readers frustration. It makes the blogger lose credibility. A blog will be more difficult to read and people will lose interest.  The online world is a world of text, so take some time to learn commonly misspelled words and grammatical errors. Use tools such as a spell check.

Watch for missed words, too. That’s my number one problem, especially when I’m excited about a subject. Even though the words were in my head, they don’t always all get typed. So, I usually proof read a couple times, at least, to avoid this.

The Habit of Regularly Posting

Keep your blog fresh and interesting by posting at least once per day when you start out blogging for profit. With so much information available on the Internet, your readers may go elsewhere if you aren’t supplying daily content. If you aren’t sure what to write about, try posting a poll, a link to another blog, comment on a news story or post of list of helpful tips.

Not every post has to be long and complicated, but you do need to post something everyday. Around 700 words is a nice goal to work toward. But don’t feel you can’t post a shorter post in between of around 300 words. The longer posts keeps readers on your site longer to read it completely and makes your sight seem less spammy to search engines.

This not only gives your blog more content for readers to see, but also gets you in the habit of writing consistently. This helps your writing improve and spurs creativity for futures topics. Later on, when you have a larger following, you can decrease the number of times you post each week. It’s then you shift to fewer, but longer posts.

These tips will help keep your blog readable and interesting to your visitors. The more visitors you get, the more you will succeed at blogging for profit. Just make sure to present yourself in a professional way and keep your readers coming back for more new content each day. In no time, you’ll have a tribe of faithful readers helping you earn a rewarding income from your hard work.

Comments

  1. Working on staying consistent with my posting calendar!!! Thanks for the great tips! Every bit of education helps!

    • Katharine says:

      You’re welcome. We all need a little encouragement. Just writing this post gave me some reminders and kick in the pants LOL!

  2. I just launched my blog, so this is really useful information! It was interesting that you said to post once a day, I need to do that. So thanks for the tips!

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    • Katharine says:

      Best of luck with your new blog. Even if you aren’t able to get a blog post written daily, consistancy will build your blog and your traffic over time.

  3. These are some really great tips Katharine! I’m working on regular posting as well, and would like to eventually get a little ahead. Maybe someday! I’m sharing this on social media for sure, thanks again!

    • Katharine says:

      Thanks for reading! Regular posting is a big key to making your blog grow. Without content our blogs are like empty books. Nothing there means no one will want to come and enjoy reading.

  4. Nice blog. It was easy to read and interesting. Thanks for all the tips!

  5. Thank you Katharine for sharing these basics tips which are so helpful. Sometimes we forget to go back to the basics in our efforts to grow! I will make sure to keep that in mind every time I post or share something!

    • Happy to help! No matter how long we’ve been doing something, it’s always good to do some evaluating from time to time. It helps us stay on track to meeting our goals!

  6. What a helpful post!! Thank you!! I have been blogging for profit for a little while now, but I needed these reminders! Especially to be posting more. I have been crazy busy and have let the blog slip some, so that was super needed!!

    • Katharine says:

      Glad you found it helpful. It’s kind of a dose of my own medicine lol! What we tend to need to do the most are the things we avoid. 🙂

  7. Great tips…the posting more often is something I always struggle with time wise but always working on to post more! Never easy 🙂

  8. I love all of these tips! Definitely going to pin this post to look back on!

    • Katharine says:

      Hi Gillian! Glad you loved the tips and thanks for pinning it. 🙂 It’s good to have reminders like this handy to stay on track.

  9. These are some really great tips ! I’m working to improve on regular posting.

  10. Great tips! I think being genuine and authentic is one of the most important pieces of advice I have ever received related to my blog. Like you mentioned, there are a ton of blogs out there, and I think that finding the most engaged, not necessarily the largest following, is by sharing your true self and attracting those who have similar stories/viewpoints.

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