Wouldn’t you publish your content, each moment you’re done writing it?
Take it or leave it, you’re a blogger.
Either you post your content on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Whatsapp; it’s still blogging. Writers are bloggers.
And yes! You can monetize those poems and short stories. Stop believing those lies that blogging is dead. Blogging is not dead. It has just changed.
Last week Monday, I attended an International Relations lecture where a History lecturer stressed about earning a side income with the current global technology. Unfortunately, he stressed that bloggers earn a share from the internet data subscriptions’ fee a viewer visits their content with.
That’s wrong, though, it wasn’t his fault. Many carry this mythical fallacy everywhere that once you access the link, money already dropped into such content owner’s bank account.
Just know, bloggers only make money when they sell a product OR
help someone to sell a product. And that’s all how they earn.
See, forget about those WordPress.com sub-domains or free Blogger hosted subdomains. Those aren’t factual blogging I’m referring to now. I talk of you buying your own Top-Level-Domain name with a hosting plan.
Judges! before you judge bloggers, have you attempted that blogging at all?
If you’ve ever blogged, but it failed, we both understand you didn’t apply what works
, which we know.
No, let’s be factual and stop deceiving people… I’m a blogger too, and I understand what’s up…
I know well how much bloggers make. I know how much I make.
You don’t have a blog yet? I wouldn’t urge you to try what didn’t benefit me.
Are you new to the knowledge of owning your own blog? And you are a writer? You need one.
Wait, “how much do bloggers really make?” was the first thing I woke up to as a WhatsApp chat yesterday, from a chef in the Writers’ Kitchen (our sub-section of IdeaFlavour where hundreds of writers unite to share minds and experiences).
And the first juice that rushed into my mind’s mug was to send him a screenshot of how much I make, from Google Adsense and Amazon Associates Affiliate Marketing.
But no. A breeze tickled my eyebrows, to pick a foreign card from other bloggers I’m little to behold their financial heights. And this detail is in the survey I found.
Because sincerely, I often see myself as someone with nothing. Yes. Call me a novice. I know nothing. I’m nothing. On a serious note, I don’t unveil my net online.
How Much Do Bloggers Really Make?
Every bloggers won’t earn millions of dollars. But in the survey I told you I found
, Darren Rowse surveyed 1,500 Problogger readers, That man owns Problogger.net. And those readers are majorly bloggers.
- 10% of readers make nothing
- 63% of them make $0.01 – $99 every 30 days.
- 37% earn over $100 every month.
Can I wow you?
- 13% of surveyed blog readers make at $100,000, every year. 4% of them earn over a million dollars.
You will make anything from blogging when you put your heart to it.
carried out another survey on 1000 bloggers. They were asked how they earn from blogging:
- 81% don’t earn up to $100 from blogging
- 9% testified it’s enough to sustain their personal lifestyle blogging 4-6 hours a day
- 8% earn well to support even a family
- 2% earned $150K+ blogging one to two hours a day.
Why You’re Losing a Lot Without a Blog
You’d Build Your Own Tribe
As a Writer, you need a tribe for your niche. Your tribe will beg to pay you when you do it the right way. Yes. You market content. Content is your product. And you are a content marketer.
A tribe isn’t just a mere followership with different goals and aims. Your followershio should be a group of people of the same interest for that one thing you are passionate in offering your society with.
As a content writer, you tailor this keen passion into writing plus a group, a tribe and several colleagues who is in the same card with you. That principle is a premium blogging strategy.
Your tribe will beg to pay you for your strangeness and uniqueness.
I published a blog post “How to Never be Broke Again”, years ago. That isn’t a common topic.
A friend, OlaOluwa approached me to guide against hypocrisy, due to that post. This isn’t hypocrisy. It’s a feasible Personal Finance principle that helps me till tomorrow. In blogging, when you publish a common topic(based on what you experience), your content will generate hundreds of shares and likes. You become known from that.
I’m just that Economist. I detest liabilities. So, I planned building a tribe aiming at Personal Finance. But, weighing my SWOT analysis, I discovered that isn’t my purpose line.
Until I realised how several upcoming writers gave several thanks for how I guided them in marketing their contents, books or anything writing-based breakthrough. I as a result adjusted the tribe I built.
You’ll Win More Clients With a Blog
I gain stronger trust with my Upwork clients when I show them my blog. I once lost a terrible client. If not for this blog’s url I sent him, so that he might have a view on how I write.
You don’t Have an Independent Say, Without Your Independent Platform
You do not own Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and the rest. Algorithms give orders to you to obey. You can do nothing about that, and it’ll become costlier to manage.
Why not get your own digital platform too? It baffles me why Mark Zuckerberg so much complicated Facebook.com’s algorithm, such that only lesser than 10% of your page followers can see your post.
Yes. can do nothing about that. Neither can you. Because you’re not the owner.
Why not get your own digital platform?
Everything is turning digital, asides from knowing how much bloggers really make. You know.
Who knows tomorrow?
You need an online publicity for your writings.
Your website will be a landing site for building your career. Those thousands you dreamt following you will easily get in touch with you online, with your independent platform.
You can become a billionaire, overnight, through a small trend of your content. You know.
We can build a self-hosted WordPress blog for you, free of charge. But you’ll pay for the hosting and domain name. Buzz us through the contact page.
A Small Request From Me
We understand several people aren’t used to sharing because they assume that we bloggers don’t need their “small” social share.
But can I confess to you the truth?
We created this blog bit by bit, and just one small share at a time, helps others encounter this work. So, thank you so much for your support, my reader.
Some great suggestions:
- Pin the images; Share it to your Facebook group or wall; Tweet it; Share it with your LinkedIn connections!
It won’t take more than 10 seconds of our time. The share buttons are floating on the screen.
A share from you would seriously help a lot with the development of this blog.
Thanks so much.
Godwin Oluponmile is an Award-winning Writer and a full-time freelancer. He encountered great joy for Content Marketing. He’s a vast onlinepreneur who writes about Finance and Lifestyle also.
Whenever he’s not found playing with friends, he’d be catching fun with guitar, writing or researching on how to make IdeaFlavour visitors happier.