How Students Can Earn Money Online Through Blogging
How Students Can Earn Money Online Blogging
Have you ever wondered how everything you ask google appears before you in milliseconds?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Individuals like you and I make it this happen for google.
Likewise, being a university student makes it a lot easier.
You may want to ask why and the answer is not far fetched.
It’s because you are a student and you are better at getting first hand information.
Blogging makes it easier to spread this information to people around the world.
Therefore, if you have ever thought of blogging and care to know how bloggers make money from it, this article is for you.
I will try as much as possible to make it very easy for you to understand.
Therefore, you and I will go through this step by step.
What is a blog?
Merriam Webster dictionary defined a blog as a website in which someone writes about personal opinions, activities and experiences.
It went further to explain that it is website that contains online personal reflections, comments and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.
With this information, therefore, blogging is the process of writing posts for a blog.
You may also want to ask if there is any difference between a blog and a website.
There is no much difference between this two are they are built the same way.
Although while a blog has an homepage that changes periodically, a website has a static homepage.
Also, blogs are used by news agencies and this explains why the homepage is dynamic.
Examples of blogs include o3schools.com, bentenblog.com, neilpatel.com etc.
Examples a website include jamb.org.ng, uniben.edu etc.
How Students Can Earn Money Online Blogging
Here finally comes the big question.
But also, the answer is quite easy.
You definitely must have heard of blogs like bellanaija, linda nkeji and the likes who make millions daily from blogging.
Likewise, students make tons of dollars daily from blogging and you too can be one of them.
The bitter truth is that before you can begin to make money from blogging, you need to get tons of people visiting your blog.
Money doesn’t just come like that. You have yo take conscious efforts to earn it.
For example, close to 500,000 people visit Nairaland daily from around the world.
Isn’t that massive? and therefore students like you and I can make it through blogging by the following means.
This is an example of a third party advertising platform.
It is one of the easiest methods to make money from blogging.
This is so because you need not to talk to anybody.
You only need to get people visiting your site, then you earn as they click on the ads on your site.
Although you have to been providing good content continuously.
I recommend this because i use this.
So in summary, people visit your site because you have good content, then they click on ads relevant to them and you earn, cool right?.
This is a cool way students can earn money online blogging.
- Affiliate Links
I have Jumia’s affiliate link and this is how it exactly works.
I place their banner on my site and through the traffic i drive to my blog, I get people who like what Jumia displays on the banner.
They make payment and I instantly relieve my commission through the account I created with them.
Most business websites and E-commerce sites like Alli Express, Mazon, Konga, Jumia and the likes offer affiliate programs.
The good thing about affiliate programs is that they are easy to register.
If you need help registering any of these affiliate programs, just indicate in the comment box and I will reply ASAP.
This comes into play when you blog becomes very influential.
This in turn will draw numerous people to your blog and likewise, many requests from other bloggers asking for back links.
Of course yo can charge them some cash for them to guest post on your blog.
Of course advertising doesn’t need much explanation.
There are two types of advertising.
They are Direct and third party advertising.
In Direct advertising, you contact companies or business owners for them to place their products on your blog for promotion.
You will of course need to send to several companies or business companies and often times depending on your traffic, you will get a good one.
In third party advertising, you sign up with advertising agencies.
These agencies will then serve as middle men between you and the advertisers.
An example is google ad sense described in the first point above. Others include media.net, infolinks, buysellads, content.ad etc.
This type of post serves two major purposes.
One is to educate your viewers.
The other which is the major purpose is to promote a brand or product.
The post may be written by you on their behalf or edited by you to fit certain standards.
Bloggers like Linda Nkeji, bellanaija, Noble Igwe, Ladun Liade and the likes have become brand ambassadors of several brands.
You too can become one with diligence and handwork.
Get a blog running and make conscious efforts to inform people.
One brand may just come calling and you can earn money online from it.
You Can Get A Job
Enriching the life’s of individuals will definitely build your reputation and you can get a high profile Job through this means.
Of course, through you salary, you have been able to earn money online blogging.
NOTE:- Before you begin to blog, you need to have knowledge of a lot of things which we are going to discuss in our next lesson.
To give you a quick tip, you need to have knowledge of SEO to make your content visible to search engines.
I hope all these points made sense?
If you will like to begin a blog, just indicate in the comment box and we will head to it right away.
This ends our lesson on how students can earn money online blogging.