What are your hobbies? What can you talk about day after day? What are you truly passionate about? The answer to these questions is what you need to create a blog to make money.
What do hobbies, passion, and the ability to talk have to do with making money from a blog?
Think about it for a minute. At it’s most basic level, every blog is just the author talking about something they love.
Yes, that means this blog, too.
I’ve been the guy who had to scrimp and save to make sure I could put food on the table for my kids. I had to learn how to set up a personal budget. Finding creative ways to save money and pay off debt was a necessity. Figuring out how to make extra money on the side saved my hide on more than one occasion. Learning to build an online business was always the dream just out of reach.
After all of those experiences, now I know how to set up a budget. I save money on everyday purchases and activities without even thinking about it. I no longer have any big debts I need to pay off. I can make a little extra money almost on demand now. And I love my online businesses.
So what does all of that have to do with hobbies, passion, and talking?
All the searching and learning showed me more than how to save money and make money online. I learned that I enjoy looking for new ways to save money and make money. It’s become both a hobby and a passion.
But the best part is that all the knowledge I gained, I can now share with others and help them get out of a financial mess, or start a business of their own. And I learned enough that I can talk and talk and talk some more!
The passion for my topic gives me the drive to keep going. The ability to talk endlessly about my topic gives me the material I need to build this blog and bring in visitors. Then some of those visitors become customers, in one form or another.
You can do this too!
What Are You Truly Passionate About?
What do you absolutely love to do?
I’m not talking about those things you enjoy every now and then when you get the chance.
What I’m talking about are those things that when you aren’t doing them, you’re thinking about them. I’m talking about those things that really make your life worth living, and get your heart racing.
Maybe it’s white-water rafting. You can’t do it every day, and while you’re at work your mind wanders and you can feel the spray on your face and the pull of the current on your paddle.
It could be baseball card collecting. You probably find yourself thinking things like “If I could just find that one card I’d have the full series!”
Perhaps you are a nurse, or nurse’s aid, and give your heart and soul to caring for the elderly. When you leave a patient’s room, or finish your shift as an in-home caregiver, you can’t help but wonder how your ward is getting along while you aren’t there.
Passions as deep as these are what many money-making blogs are built on.
When we put our passions into writing, the reader can feel our love for our subject, and they respond to that by reading more.
I love helping people find ways to cut expenses, save money, and make money online. It makes me feel wonderful when I get a message saying “Thank you so much! Your information was a huge help!”
Your passions can become an online business too.
The white-water rafter I mentioned could write about their favorite rafts or kayaks and paddles, best places to hit which rivers, or which companies to go rafting with.
The baseball card collector can talk about trade events, recent high-dollar sales, or the best way to care for and store a collection.
The caregiver to the elderly can discuss methods to help aging loves ones get around the house, what to expect as Alzheimer’s progresses and how to cope with it, or what products you’ll need on hand if you intend to care for a loved on in your home when they can no longer take care of themselves.
How To Make Money From A Blog
Okay, so there are lots of things to talk about with any passion you may have. But how do you make money from that?
There are quite a few ways. Here a couple:
- Sell related products
- Provide related services
- Affiliate marketing
- Work From Home On The Computer
- Online Passive Income – Affiliate Marketing
- What Is Affiliate Marketing About?
These are just a few examples out of the many of how your blog can make money.
If you make a product, or can buy products wholesale, you could sell them to your blog readers. They came to your site for information, so if you can provide a product to help them they may buy it from you.
The same goes for services you provide. Your readers probably found your site because they had a question about something. If you can provide them answers, and the service to meet their needs, you’ve got a customer.
But what if you don’t have a product or provide a service?
You can advertise on your site. With ads from networks like Google Adsense, you make a little money every time someone visits your site and the ad displays. When you get enough traffic ad revenue can make a pretty nice income.
My favorite way to make money from a blog is affiliate marketing.
Because if you don’t sell your own product you can promote someone else’s. If you don’t provide a service you can refer readers to someone who does. When you promote products and refer customers, you earn a commission.
You’ll notice that some of the links on my site go to other websites. Some of those links are called affiliate links. If you click those links and buy something or sign up for something, I earn a commission.
That’s really what affiliate marketing boils down to.
It takes some work to get set up, and I would suggest some training before you decide to jump in!
If you would like to learn more, you can find my recommended training platform on this page:
The best thing about affiliate marketing on your blog is that, after you learn how to do it, the business part becomes quick and easy. When it’s time for me to link to something that I believe in and want to promote to my readers, it only takes a couple minutes.
That means that most of my time “working” is spent learning and writing about the things I love!
Just like this article. I love talking about anything related to personal finance, and making money is certainly related. I love writing, and a blog requires writing. And I love helping people.
So helping people by talking about making money through writing this blog is three passions in one!
When you can get this excited about work, is it really even work?
You could do this too. I promise.
Create A Blog To Make Money
Creating a blog really isn’t hard. And it doesn’t cost much either.
There are even places you can start a blog completely free. These are harder to make money with, but it can be done.
My suggestion is to pay for your own hosting and domain. Bluehost is a great web host, and their prices are hard to beat. Then find some quality training.
Read about my favorite training platform here:
Then as you build your blog, all by writing about something you love, you can start earning money.
It won’t happen overnight. It might take a few months before you even earn your first dollar.
But after that first dollar, when you convince yourself that this is real and you can do it, it gets even easier. You’ll be able to watch month after month as $1 turn into $2, then $5, then $50, then $200…
How much you make is all up to you and your efforts. Yes, it takes work and time.
But like I asked before, is doing something you love really work?
When you turn your passions into a blog, and turn that blog into a business, the time and effort don’t feel like work. “Work” becomes a time to relax, help people, and really enjoy what you’re doing with your life.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a better way to make a living! And that’s part of the reason I started A Work From Home Life, to help others live the work from home life that I love.
Do you have a passion you want to blog about, but don’t think it could possibly be profitable? Tell me about it in the comments below. I’ll help you figure out a way to make money with a blog about any passion you may have. And if I don’t have the answer, I’ll find it for you!
Thanks for reading,