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How To Start A Gardening Blog And Make Money

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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.

How To Start A Gardening Blog


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.

  1. aquaponic gardening blog
  2. apartment gardening blog
  3. aero garden blog
  4. backyard gardening blog
  5. organic gardening blog
  6. New York balcony garden blog
  7. container garden blog
  8. vegetable garden blog
  9. colonial gardening blog
  10. organic vegetable garden blog
  11. organic container vegetable garden blog
  12. cottage garden blog
  13. DIY gardening blog
  14. no dig garden blogs
  15. desert gardening blogs
  16. edible garden blog
  17. New England gardening blog
  18. fairy garden blog
  19. square foot gardening blog
  20. forest garden blog
  21. flower gardening blog
  22. front yard garden blog
  23. first-grade garden blog
  24. French garden blog
  25. herb garden blog
  26. healthy garden blog
  27. home gardening blog
  28. indoor vegetable garden blog
  29. Indiana gardening blog
  30. kitchen garden blog
  31. Kansas gardening blog
  32. seasonal living garden blog
  33. lazy garden blog
  34. garden landscape blog
  35. gardening blog midwest
  36. Michigan garden blog
  37. natural gardening blog
  38. native gardening blog
  39. Northern California gardening blog
  40. Northwest gardening blog
  41. permaculture gardening blog
  42. Pennsylvania garden blog
  43. rose garden blog
  44. Tennessee garden blog
  45. urban gardening blog
  46. sustainable urban gardening blog
  47. small urban garden blog
  48. urban veggie garden blog
  49. vertical gardening blog
  50. 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.


For example:

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.


Conclusion

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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