Earn Money Blogging
I love blogging and yes, I do make money doing it. But, I want to state upfront, if you plan on starting a blog to earn money, it’s hard work. Depending on what type of blog you plan on starting, the money and time it takes to make money will vary. Most blogs make very little money, if any the first year, which is why most blogs don’t last a full year. I’m not saying that to discourage you. I just want you to know that the common misconception that a blog is a quick way to generate income is just that – a misconception.
Blogging is about passion. Start because you love it and the rest will slowly fall into place, if you’re well organized and professional.
Make Money Blogging
Did you realize if you make $0.01 off your blog, you are a business and must file taxes?
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m starting a new blog! Will you help me?
If you’re new to blogging, I highly recommend you start by reading these websites for help. They are designed to help you with all aspects of blogging and teach you how to do it ethically and legally.
What blogging platform are you using?
In Good Cents is a self-hosted WordPress blog.
Where did you buy your domain? What host do you recommend?
When it comes to hosting, you get what you pay for. I learned that the hard way! If you’re technically savvy, you can go with any hosting company and be fine, assuming it has the resources to support your website. However, if you need help, be wary! I recommend buying domains from GoDaddy, but for hosting, I love HostGator. HostGator has been great about helping me fix issues and even fixing them for me. Amazing customer service!
If you’re a Mommy Blogger or work from home and buying hosting, make sure you add on Privacy! Otherwise anyone can find your name, address, can contact information on Who.is!
Who designed your site?
I did! I used the premium theme Theme Thesis, which I love, because it’s easy to use, easy to customize, search-engine friendly, and makes designing your site a bit easier. If you decide to try it out, I recommend buying it from Lucky Dad Media, as he offers a nice discount and installs it for you.
I also used Inkscape, which is rated the best FREE graphic design software. However, I want to warn you, it’s not user friendly. It took me a while to figure it out. Of course, my background is not in graphic design.
If design is out of your area of expertise, stop by sites you love and scroll down to find out who designed it. Most list their designer on their website somewhere near the footer or on the sidebar.