When it comes to blogging there are not many Indians who make a fortune out of it. Remember I said fortune and not living. Main reason that they do not do well is they plan to make quick money out of blogging but like any other business, online business and specially blogging is not just flipping or get rich quick game. It is a business which needs time and passion to flourish.
Few days back over a phone call one of my readers asked me very interesting question
Can I make earn money from blogging? I live in India.
Simple yet very important one and though he shared with me few more details about him but asked me not to disclose anything to anybody. He just wanted to make a living and wanted to know if it is possible to earn INR 10,000 per month (close to 220 USD). He has read it somewhere that he can earn money online blogging and wanted to confirm if that is actually true or not?
My answer was definitely yes you can earn and suggested him my course.
But before I tell him anything else he shoots the second question.
I suggested that blogging is nothing but a way to do business online and you need to start building your blog for as much as a year with dedication and passion. If you can do that you can make some decent income out of it.
Why dedication / Passion for a year long time?
Now I am sure this question may be bugging your mind and so first let me answer it.
The short answer is many people who just want to be millionaire overnight just move out of the blogging game after hearing this
Long answer is that there is not even a single site till date which I can say is made for making money. Take an example of Google, Orkut, YouTube or even Facebook which had no ads till they built the user-base. Present example is Twitter which still has no ads and way to monetize its traffic.
So if you plan to be millionaire online you may not become one but if you plan to build your business you can make handsome money out of it.
Does it take that long?
No. If you are into web business for some time and know the basic stuff about blogging it does not take a year long to build it but if you are new to it there are lot of things to be learned and then even apply them. I am hardly into few months of IMTips.co and it makes me decent income now.
Back to Original Question…
Assuming you have a passion and dedication for blogging and is really very serious about becoming and online entrepreneur then what should be your next step?
Get your blog online. If you have a reliable host, use them or else you can sign up from my list of best yet cheap web hosts. It hardly costs 200 INR and takes few minutes to create your blog and make it live.
The next thing you should be doing is getting yourself users who are ready to listen to what you blog. I prefer AWeber Autoresponder because they are best in the industry.
The last but by no means least is you should start building traffic to your blog and I have shared my best Traffic Building Tips.
After you have decent traffic there are numerous ways to monetize your blog but remember it is not about earning but it is about blogging. Money should not be the driving force for blogging but it should be blogging which should drive money.
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