Working as a blogger

As I have said before, there are many different ways to earn money online. One way that particularly interests me is as a blogger.

What is a blogger?

A blogger is basically someone who writes a blog – like me with this blog. Of course, it is not so simple as just writing – there is so much more to it.

Successful bloggers generally only spend a small amount of their time writing.  They also need to market their content and deal with potential advertisers.

Most bloggers have social media accounts that they need to keep active. They might worry about SEO (search engine optimization) and networking with other bloggers doing things like guest posts to try to increase their audience.

It takes a lot of work to have a successful blog.

How do bloggers make money?

Bloggers make money in many different ways. Some make money from advertising and affiliates (basically linking to products on sites like Amazon and then taking a percentage of anything the reader buys). Others from writing reviews and promoting companies.

Others use their blog to advertise their services. For example, if you are a writer, a blog can be a great way to sell what you do to potential clients.

Why be a blogger?

I have wanted to be a blogger for a long time. I love the idea of sharing what I know to help others. Although, it takes a lot of time and at the beginning, at least, there is no financial reward.

I believe the key to success to being able to work full time online is having multiple income streams so that if something goes wrong with one, you still have money coming in from elsewhere. I would love blogging to be an extra stream for me, but I am struggling to find the time to make it work. Hopefully, I will get there some day.

You can also read my article about making money with niche sites.

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