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Make Money Blogging 

Make Money Blogging and do it from anywhere, anytime, about anything. It is the perfect side hustle to get started with little cost to setup and maintain. Let’s start off with the basics about Why Blogging For Income Makes Sense!

Who

The great news is that anyone can blog. I have listened to countless podcasts and read amazing stories of every day people that started and managed their own blog. When I say everyday people, I mean people with limited or no technical skills to begin with and learned it all along the way.

There are:

  • No age limits to blogging.
  • No experience limits to blogging.
  • Not even a prerequisite to blogging other than having a passion or an idea to write about. 

And frankly, your writing skills don’t even have to be 100% either. Thanks to programs like Grammarly, it is easier than ever to write clean, good, punctuated sentences. The great thing about Grammarly is that you can get started for free! They have a great extension you can download that attaches directly to Google Chrome and checks your grammar as you type.

On a side note, I have also used Microsoft Word to write out a blog post and check it for corrections. This is what I did before I discovered the awesome world of Grammarly.  

What

Another beauty of blogging is that you can blog about anything your heart desires.

Obviously some topics are going to be more sought after and will carry a larger audience than others, but I truly believe if you blog your passion, the audience and money will follow.

Here are 20 great blog ideas that could command a good audience:

  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Gardening
  • Recipes
  • Music
  • Movies
  • Making Money
  • Saving Money
  • Investing Money
  • Travel
  • Fitness
  • Parenting
  • Technology
  • Pets
  • Tech Toys (e.g. RC Cars, Drones)
  • Fashion
  • Beauty Secrets 
  • Video Games
  • Religion
  • You

I put the last one as “You“. Perhaps you have a great story that the world would love to hear. Maybe it encompasses all of the above and you just want to write about your experiences with all of that, kind of like a living biography. The reality is that there are an endless number of topics you can write about. Find your passion and get to mashing that keyboard!

When

This is awesome. You can write whenever you have the time! I would also add that you can write wherever you want. On the couch, the coffee shop, in bed, at the beach. Even if you are not connected to the internet, you could write your thoughts in Microsoft Word or some other word processor and upload it to your site when you have an internet connection. It’s really that simple.

If you are like me, though, you probably only have time in the evenings after the kiddo goes to bed. I love writing in the evenings because it is a relaxing way to unwind from the day and forget about the junk at the 9-5 that you have to deal with.

These days, I usually have the blog on one monitor and a basketball game on the other monitor. My wife is usually working on her project on one monitor and watching her Chinese or Korean Drama on the other monitor. You really can write whenever you have the time.

Pro Tip: You might think of ideas throughout the day that you want to write about. For keeping track of ideas, I recommend a good mobile app like Trello or Google Notes. Anything that helps you jot down a quick idea that you can reference later on. I even use post-it notes and stick them in my phone case for reading later. Speaking of which….I forgot I had some. I now have about a dozen post it notes all over my laptop. Hustle baby!

Why

There are a few reasons to start blogging which I will out line here:

  • Creative Freedom
  • Stress Relief
  • Advertise your products
  • Advertise your Services
  • Build an Audience
  • Promote your business
  • Bring Awareness
  • Share Ideas
  • Help the Community
  • Change the world
  • Make Money

I know you’re asking “But Mike why didn’t you put Make Money Blogging first?”. It’s because the reality is that making money blogging is not something that is going to happen over night. It is going to take time. You will need to build your audience first. If you are blogging about your life and your lifestyle, then you will need to build your brand first. Ultimately to make money blogging, you will have to treat it like your very own business, and as with any business, you will need to market it and build it up over time.

But I have to put it on the list because there is a real possibility that you will make money blogging! We have a great article here about how to make money blogging to get you up to speed after you get your blog off of the ground.

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How

Well good news and better news.

It’s easier than ever to get started with blogging today. And while there are several options to choose from, we recommend a self-hosted WordPress site with  DreamHost  to get your blog up and running today. I love DreamHost because you can try out a monthly plan to see get familiar with the ins and outs of WordPress.

We have a great article here about how to make money blogging to get you up to speed after you get your blog off of the ground.

We also have a Resources page that we try to keep up to date with the latest tools we recommend for blogging.

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