How To Start A Gardening Blog And Make Money
If you love gardening and want to start your own blog, then this is the post for you! I am going to cover everything from what blogging entails, how to do it well, and how to get started.
This guide will help those who have gardening knowledge and want more information about starting a blog so they can provide people the inspiration for starting their own garden, and keep them thriving.
What Are The Different Types Of Gardens?
The first thing you need to do is to narrow down your niche. What type of garden blog do you want to make? Here are some of the most popular ones.
- aquaponic gardening blog
- apartment gardening blog
- aero garden blog
- backyard gardening blog
- organic gardening blog
- New York balcony garden blog
- container garden blog
- vegetable garden blog
- colonial gardening blog
- organic vegetable garden blog
- organic container vegetable garden blog
- cottage garden blog
- DIY gardening blog
- no dig garden blogs
- desert gardening blogs
- edible garden blog
- New England gardening blog
- fairy garden blog
- square foot gardening blog
- forest garden blog
- flower gardening blog
- front yard garden blog
- first-grade garden blog
- French garden blog
- herb garden blog
- healthy garden blog
- home gardening blog
- indoor vegetable garden blog
- Indiana gardening blog
- kitchen garden blog
- Kansas gardening blog
- seasonal living garden blog
- lazy garden blog
- garden landscape blog
- gardening blog midwest
- Michigan garden blog
- natural gardening blog
- native gardening blog
- Northern California gardening blog
- Northwest gardening blog
- permaculture gardening blog
- Pennsylvania garden blog
- rose garden blog
- Tennessee garden blog
- urban gardening blog
- sustainable urban gardening blog
- small urban garden blog
- urban veggie garden blog
- vertical gardening blog
- wildlife gardening blog
Once you have your niche, create an imaginary profile of a person you want to help, your target audience. List down his problems and the solutions to them. That will be your content.
Carla lives in New York in a small apartment. She has a balcony that she wants to transform into a small garden.
She wants something that does not require a lot of work because she's busy the whole day working. But at night, she would love to relax on the balcony, surrounded by plants that thrive beautifully together.
The balcony gets a lot of sun the whole day, so she would like to know what plants would do well considering the amount of heat it gets the whole day.
In winter, she would love to have something to protect the plants on the balcony without ruining the aesthetics.
By having this imaginary story, you can make your blog unique and stand out from the rest. It will also help you stick with your niche by not going too broad.
Do Gardening Blogs Make Money?
Making money with your blog will require visitors. Without visitors, there's nothing to "market" whatever you have.
In order to have visitors, you have to produce content - content that is good and useful to your audience.
Don't be discouraged if it's not perfect right away - you'll learn as you go. The more "value" there is in what content you produce, the better chance there will be for your traffic to grow faster.
Generate traffic by using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and social media.
Don't forget that any other "marketing" strategies will work too as long as you make them targeted enough - i.e. you show your content to the people looking for them. You do this thru proper keyword research.
Creating useful content to show to people who are looking for them will drive your traffic (website visitors) up. Once you have enough visitors you can start to monetize your blog.
How Do You Monetize A Garden Blog?
The most common way newbie bloggers monetize their blogs is thru affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is where you sell other people’s products and get a percentage of the sale.
The best way to do this would be through Amazon Associates, as it has millions of items for sale on its site. When someone clicks an affiliate link from your blog they are taken directly to that item page on Amazon, which makes it easy to buy right there and then!
In Amazon affiliate marketing, you don't necessarily have to sell a specific product. Any purchase made thru your link, even if it is a grocery item, or a TV, can yield a commission.
If you have already built up a following online or have a decent amount of visitors by blogging regularly about gardening tips, you can apply to Mediavine or AdThrive to display ads on your site.
These are high-quality ads that can pay up to $100 per day, depending on your website traffic.
How Do I Name My Garden Blog?
It's easy to name a garden blog. Keep in mind that the title of your blog should not necessarily contain keywords. Instead, start with "your brand" that you will build over time.
Here's a complete guide on how to choose your blog's name.
A blog that is as simple as growing tomatoes for newbies can be an amazing tool for communicating with your audience, building trust and credibility, establishing yourself as a leader in that gardening field, increasing your search engine rankings, and generating revenue.
Your niche only needs to serve a specific audience in order to grow faster and therefore earn money.
Blogs are not hard to work when they're done right. They even provide an income stream with very little maintenance required. What's more, is that blogging doesn't have to be all-consuming.
It just needs to serve one narrow niche well so you know how much time each post will take (and therefore how many posts per week/day you need).
There are tools that can help you produce blog posts in less than an hour. That will free up your time to focus on other areas of the blog and feel less overwhelmed.
Blogging is not difficult when done right.
This mix of passive income generation and making enough money without expending too much effort is a good enough reason to start making money from what you love doing - gardening.
So, are you going to start your gardening blog now? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!
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