Can you really make money blogging? Yes, you can! Unfortunately, however, it often takes several months, or even years, of hard work and dedication before your efforts really begin to pay off. In the meantime, you have bills to pay, blog upgrades you want to make, and other monetary dreams you want to accomplish. So how can you?
Thankfully, there are tons of ways you can make money from home while waiting for your blog to really take off–and the good news is, many of them can even help further your blogging career as well! If your blog isn’t bringing in the big bucks yet but you need to start making some serious cash NOW, here are five ways to you make money while growing your blog today.
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1. Do Freelance Writing
If you love writing, why not get paid to do it? Sign up for a freelance writing site likeTextbroker.com or WritersAccess.com or find a bigger blogger who could use the help. Depending on what type of work your find, how fast you are and how much experience you have, you can make anywhere from $5 to $80 an hour or more!
2. Become a Virtual Assistant
As you probably know, there are a LOT of tasks that go into running a successful blog. So many, in fact, that larger bloggers simply don’t have the time to do them all. Instead, they hire them out to virtual assistants so they can concentrate their efforts elsewhere. As a virtual assistant, you can do anything from scheduling social media posts, replying to blog comments, researching new topic ideas or keywords, creating newsletters–anything bloggers have to do on a regular basis!
3. Provide Training or Consultations
Is there one part of blogging you are fairly knowledgeable about–whether it is writing great content, using Pinterest, or setting up Google Adsense? If so, there are people out there who will pay you to teach them. You don’t have to be an expert either. All you need to do is to be able to walk them through the steps of whatever they are trying to do currently.
4. Sell Your Photography
Are you a semi-talented photographer? If so, bloggers will pay you for the rights to use your images in their blog posts. Snap a few shots of your children playing outside, the beautiful sunset or your dinner tonight before you eat. There are bloggers out there looking for images exactly like these for their posts. Sometimes they even end can be sold to sites like Christian Pics. Co or Deposit Photos!
5. Provide Transcription Services
Are you a fast and accurate typist? If so, you could find work as a transcriptionist for a podcaster. The work isn’t difficult, you just have to be fast and accurate. Plus, if you find work for a blogging podcast, you could learn a lot while you type as well!
Don’t let your blog’s small earnings discourage you. It’s normal not to make a lot at first. Thankfully, if you see blogging as just one part of your overall strategy, there are tons of other ideas you can try as well!
Do you already make money from home? How do you do it? Do you have any other suggestions to add?