In the past, writers used to struggle to make ends meet, but that was decades ago when there were no websites or blogs. In today’s digital world, there are websites and blogging platforms where you can use your writing skills to earn money. Some people, including myself, use blogging as their main source of income.
Now that you know that you can earn enough money through blogging to support yourself and your family, you want to join the blogging community. Well, you have taken the biggest step, by reading this article, in starting a blog that can create an income source. In this post, we talk about the most popular and authentic apps that you can use on smartphones to earn money by blogging. But before that, let’s answer a few questions that you might have.
How Much Can You Earn Blogging?
Whether you are planning to make blogging your full-time job and support your lifestyle and family or you want to earn some extra bucks to increase your income, you can count on blogging. You can make as much money as you like because it all depends on how much work you are willing to put in.
There’s a saying that suits this scenario – The more you work, the more you earn. So if you think that you can work hard enough, you should feel pretty confident about starting this career path.
In your first year, it is possible to make $500 – $2000 per month depending on how hard you are working. And the first year is the hardest period because in the next 3-4 years your monthly revenue can increase significantly. According to Glassdoor, an average blogger makes around $32, 000 per year. Many full-time bloggers that I now earn over $100, 000 per year by working only 20-30 hours per week. And there are even some successful bloggers that make millions every year and work less than a week.
How Do Bloggers Make Money?
There are a lot of ways to earn money, if you have a successful blog, like running ads, internet marketing, etc. How much you can earn is a function of what is the traffic volume on your site and how large of an email list you have. You can earn some handsome amount, even if you have a small audience. The secret is to know your audience and appeal to their needs.
The more page views you can receive, the more money you will earn. If you pick the right niche, it is entirely possible to make between $0.01 – $0.10 per page view. So if you get 100, 000 page views a month(which is not really difficult, even for beginners), you can make between $1000 – $10, 000 per month.
How to Pick a Profitable Niche?
The most key factor that will decide how much money you earn is the niche you pick. Even if you don’t have a high traffic volume, picking the right niche can still earn enough money for you. However, if you pick a wrong niche, even if you have millions of page views per month, you might not be happy with your earnings.
There are hundreds of thousands of niches out there. Some are really broad while some are small and unknown. The broader a niche is, the harder it is to make money because there will be already people working on it and you’ll have a tough competition. So, it is always a better idea to pick a small niche that you are interested in and has great potential as well. As for how to get such a niche, you need a lot of research. If you haven’t found a suitable niche, it is reasonable to spend even weeks on research, but never settle for a niche with tough competition. There are a lot of online tools that help you in niche research like wordstream.com, Google Keyword Planner and SEMrush.
Which Blogging App is Best For Earning Money?
This is a question I get asked a lot and that’s why I decided on writing this article. There are a lot of apps out there but the best app is always the one that:
- Gives your flexibility to adapt to your needs
- Has long-term viability
- Is authentic
Given these criteria, here are 2 apps that stand out the most:
When it comes to blogging platforms, WordPress is a giant and needs no introduction. More than 30% of websites in the world are made using WordPress and it also owns 60% of CMS market share. It is really flexible and comes with a lot of features and plugins. It has a wide variety of themes for you to choose from and an active online community. In recent years, it’s popularity is only growing and it doesn’t seem that its craze would die even after 10 years.
Blogger is owned by Google and is one of the oldest blogging platforms out there. If you have enough budget to buy different plugins, themes, and SEO optimization tools, then you should go with WordPress. However, if you are a little low on budget or want to start with a zero investment plan, then you can join Blogger. It comes with a few but visually attractive themes that are SEO optimized and has a good site loading speed. It also has a lot of customizations but not as many as WordPress.
Making money through blogging is entirely possible, even using a smartphone device. Some apps pay you for running your websites and writing blog posts. But before starting, you have to make a few crucial decisions like which niche to choose, which platform to opt for and how to utilize your site traffic to earn money. You might have to work in the first few months and not see any return, but once you are consistent in posting articles, your site traffic and earning is only going to increase.