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Here's the secret to earning money from blogging. Instead of asking how long or how much money can you make, learn what it takes to earn.

earning money from blogging

Most people ask, “how long does it take” to make money from blogging? Here’s what I can answer - why does it take time to earn money from blogging?

Have you read my blog post about “Who Is Your Target Audience?”

Now, I’ll tell you a secret: Jay is a real person. He is someone I know. He sent me a message months before I started my course. I simply planned to point him to "My Tools" page but that’s not how it usually works.

Would he buy/subscribe to things/places I recommend just like that? No. 

It takes time to win someone’s TRUST.

Yes, in blogging (or any content you create), you need to win your target audience’s trust. Everyone knows that winning someone’s trust is not done overnight.

Now, I’m not going to lecture you how to win your audience’s trust but I’ll just give you examples.

Months before I started homeschooling my daughter (due to pandemic lockdown), I Googled: 

“How to get started in homeschooling?” → Broad topic

After visiting websites of people, I began to narrow down and only consumed the “helpful blogs/YouTube videos.”

Then, my “resource persons” were cut down to JUST TWO. One is from outside my country and the other is a local source.

Now, my resource person#1 is an “Authority Blog.” It took time for her to become an an authority. She has been a homeschooling mom for 15 years plus now. She uses a SPECIFIC method. The “Charlotte Mason” education. → NICHE (specific topic)


Here are some lessons that we can get from this:

  1. She wrote helpful blog posts not only about Charlotte Mason homeschooling but also of other methods (which educated me from zero to something).

2. Her blog posts are helpful, so I subscribed to her email list.

3. I wanted to consume more of her content, so I listened to her podcast.

4. Because I wanted to learn more, I watched almost all of her YouTube videos. 

5. I do what she tells me to do (responded to her “call-to-actions”).

Download the worksheet? Done. 

Read another blog post (internal link)?

Etc.

By the time she points me to something “I NEED,” like the homeschooling books in Amazon (or any place), I would gladly click on her “affiliate link” so she can get a credit (commission) from my purchase.

If I am located in the places where she conducts seminars, I would not hesitate to open my wallet and pay for what else she can teach me.

Did you see how long it took and how much of her content I consumed before she finally gained my trust?


A lot of people are too focused on ranking (getting to page 1, position 1 of search Engines like Google), which is just 50% of everything.

Those in the very top positions are just wasting their rankings if “they don’t help” their readers.

Let’s say you consistently get on Page 1, position 1 because of “Tool ABC” and method “XYZ.” The next step should be, how are you going to make use of that ranking? How do you “convert” or earn the trust of your readers?

“Converting” your readers or having the “power” to tell your audience what to do (and for them to actually do it), TAKES TIME. And that is why, it also takes time to earn money from blogging or whatever content creation you decide to venture into.


How To Make Money Blogging?

Win Your AudienceTrust.


Thoughts?

 

Until next,

Pitin

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  1. I see a lot of people online talking about how they have been able to make something good out of working online and I am beginning to think that it would make sense for me to follow suit and go into blogging. I think it is something I’d like to go full-on in and try. 

  2. This is interesting that the blog has bloomed over the long period and that is a good success story. But can you help me out with fast tracking my process rather than having to wait for that long lime she did with her blog. I just want to be able to achieve it all within short period and start getting profitable. Do you have ideas on how to help fasttrack my progress too?

    1. Hi Liza,

      The “fastest” way you can earn money from blogging is by writing product reviews. To be specific, comparing two Amazon products that are in the top-selling/top 10 in their respective category. (Why Amazon? Because you can earn money by just pointing your reader to Amazon, and there’s no need to sell the specific products you are actually reviewing.)

      Use long-tail SPECIFIC PRODUCT keywords, and make sure of course that you are not competing against the big sites.

      By comparing two products, the audience is already aware of them and is just one step away from buying them – depending on your review of course. Your comparison review should be really detailed and helpful so the reader will not need to look for other reviews to verify the buying decision.

      A trending topic is also a fast way to get a surge of traffic (visitors). However, not all traffic will bring in money (unless you have ads on your websites like Mediavine, and the likes which can let you earn a decent amount by just having your traffic and their Ads alone).

      If you have a team that is in charge of producing product reviews, this approach can be very profitable. Fast-tracking your progress (to earn money) is a good way to make you feel good about your efforts, however, it is not a long-term strategy I recommend if you are a solopreneur. Product reviews will eventually burn you out, especially if the product category you choose often releases new models, and therefore makes your contents “expire” fast.

      Here are my top 2 FREE favorite pieces of training in fast-tracking progress.

      How To Create a 6 Figure Website
      Creating a profitable online business

      Cheers,
      Pitin

    1. Yes, it’s “HARD” especially from a newbie’s point of view. There’s a lot to learn! However, if you focus on one thing at a time, it can be done.:) You just have to put in your heart (yes, heart) to it, because that will make everything else feels easier!

  3. This is an amazing article, I’ll try my best in making sure that all my contents provide value for a reader. With the way you put it, you make gaining the trust of our audience very important that it makes 50% of success online.

    1. Yes, Age! Trust can mean everything in fact. You do not even have to fight for keyword rankings if you specifically already got your audience’s trust.

      If you have your audience’s trust, they will remember you. And they can simply Google your name/brand when the time comes, lol. Sometimes, if I have a question, I first type the name of a source I trust, before my actual question because their opinion is the only thing I am interested to know. LOL.

  4. How successful is this 15 years Authority Homeschooling mom, Pitin?
    Is she like full time with her kids now because she is well funded from her blogs or she still has to work part time?
    I fear that if I do start with blogging, I would need 15 years to be successful. Huhuhu. Just kidding. But It kinda feels that, blogging is really possible to be fully financially independent. But it’s going to be tough gaining trust from the target audience

    1. Hi Raymond,

      The homeschooling blog I’m talking about is simplycharlottemason.com. If you check their “about page,” they had “decades” of homeschooling experience before they finally created a blog. And it’s not a “one-man” job. They are two families, and the work is all collaborative effort – including their husbands. As you can read from their about page, they started “just talking about it” and sending e-mails to HELP families asking for their help. Fast forward to the present time, their website has now incorporated a lot of things – not just blog posts and community, but also an online store. “Blogging” is just the start. It can be a full-time job (that can be passive) but you have to take it one step at a time. Once you reach my Lesson 12, you’ll see how you can get started small. Everyone starts small. The good news is, if you help consistently and produce content rooted in “content marketing (Lesson 11, and 12)” – you’ll eventually build trust and may not have to work as hard in the future. 🙂

      Cheers,
      Pitin

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