How To Start A Blog And Make Money in 2021 (I Make Over $30,000mo Blogging!)

is it still worth starting a blog in 2021 aren't all the niches saturated will i make any money with my blog or will i just invest hours and hours of work with no results in my bank account well i know you're asking yourself these questions because i've been in your shoes just a few years ago i was looking up at some bloggers who replaced their day job with blogging income in just two or three years and i was convinced that they were lucky to get into this business early and that i was too late for the party see how i know exactly what you're thinking and here i am making on average over thirty thousand dollars monthly with my blog in the best months reaching about forty thousand dollars in revenue and my business expenses are still very low it's a business with the highest roi you can imagine and i do this while working from home while having the time to spend with my child and not being glued to the computer screen all day long hi i'm anastasia of anastasiablogger.com and on this channel i share my online business tips on thursdays if you want to learn more about it then subscribe and hit the bell button to get notified about my new videos going live i don't know about you but i personally could never get another job to have this lifestyle and this kind of income and with blogging business really the sky is the limit i will show you later in this video all the details about different income streams that i use to monetize my blog but for now i hope that i convinced you it's really worth your time watching this video it's just one video that can literally change your life it would be hard to make this video short but i tried to make all the information easy to digest for you and i laid out a step-by-step plan for you to get your first 1000 dollars monthly with your blog i will tell you how to get this plan for free and it will be at the end of the video so stay tuned now the first thing you need to do when starting a blog is decide which topics you'll be blogging about in other words what will be your niche so pick a niche for your blog beginners often make a mistake thinking about niches it's easy to start a blog about whatever your experience in life is or about your hobbies and not giving a thought about whether or not this is a profitable topic but if you plan to actually make money with your blog i recommend you to watch my video that covers the most profitable blogging niches for this year i will give you link in the description below this video if you want to use a particular platform to drive traffic to your blog for example if you want to start with pinterest you need to keep in mind that not all the niches do equally well with pinterest audience it's mostly female audience and so the niches that do really great on pinterest would be home decor and diy recipes parenting diets and weight loss lifestyle beauty and fashion relationship advice and if you're not sure about a specific niche pinterest is actually the platform that is not looking for narrowly niched websites like google does you can have a broad lifestyle blog and take advantage of all trending topics on pinterest to get as much traffic from this platform as possible even with a brand new blog this is why i strongly recommend anyone who is starting a blog learn about pinterest and if you want to understand better how it can help you make money with your blog then watch my free pinterest masterclass i will give you a link in the top right corner and in the description below this video now the second step is choosing a domain name for your blog the common sense rules that you should keep in mind when you're searching for a domain name first it should be short and easy to remember second avoid using numbers and hyphens in domain name and always strive to get a domain in dot com zone in the worst case scenario you can settle with dot co zone anything like dot net or dot b's is a bad idea for many reasons i don't want to go too much into the details in this video or else we'll never move to the next steps but if you want to know all the details and the tips about choosing a domain name i have another video that will help you the link will be in the description below this one oh and don't use weirdly spelled or misspelled words in your domain names just because the keyword that you wanted is not available as a domain because wrong spelling will always confuse people and they will end up on the competitor's side generally i think that people tend to overthink the step of choosing a domain name your domain can be simply your full name if it's not a very popular name under your name you can blog about anything and you can switch the niche easily at any time the third step is technically starting your blog once you have an idea about your domain name you can go ahead and register your blog the process will take you about 10 minutes if you use my video tutorial i will give you link in the info icon and also in the description below this video just two more things that you need to choose when starting your blog one is called content management system and for this i highly recommend you to stick with wordpress it's the most suitable for what a blogging website needs and the second thing to choose is a hosting provider for beginners the best option in my experience is bluehost their plans are the most affordable and they offer 24-hour support through chat so you can even get a free domain name in the package with your hosting on bluehost so check out the link in the description below this video because i partnered with them and they provided an exclusive price for my followers only now the fourth step is making your blog pretty with a wordpress theme so the way your blog looks like depends on your wordpress theme there are lots of options out there some are completely free and if you want to try a free theme i would recommend you to check out first astra theme and if you want to start with a premium theme right away then my top recommendation is divi theme because it's very flexible and user friendly the next step is driving traffic to your blog when it comes to getting visitors to your website i recommend you to focus on one platform at a time otherwise you will spread too thin and see very low results on all of them it does depend on your niche of course but my general recommendation for beginners is to start with pinterest because this platform can give you traffic really fast for some niches pinterest doesn't work and in that case your first option would be google traffic like something that would be mostly interesting for men that might have low traffic potential on pinterest because the majority of this platform are women so again my personal top list of the platform starts with pinterest you can get your first traffic spikes with pinterest within a few months while with google you might need to wait at least 6 months or even a year with pinterest it doesn't matter if you have an old domain name and whether or not it has a domain authority it works great for almost any niche you can see that it worked multiple times for so many of my students in my pinterest seo traffic secrets program and they're all from different niches you will find a link to my pinterest seo traffic course in the info icon and also in the description below this video my second favorite traffic source is google seo or search engine optimization for google search traffic is more stable because it doesn't have the viral effect that you can see on pinterest it's good that google traffic is more stable but it takes so much more time and effort to make google seo work a brand new website might need to wait about six months or even a year before seeing any significant traffic and before starting to see some results on google and by waiting i don't mean just starting a blog and doing nothing i mean that you will be working really hard optimizing your site and writing content optimized for keywords and building backlinks to your site and the next one after google comes youtube probably you realize that google owns youtube so you can often rank your videos higher than your blog posts for the same keyword because google gives priority to their own platform to youtube videos and i get very little traffic from facebook and instagram and i don't think these platforms are good for organic free traffic generation you would have to pay for ads to get some traffic from the social networks and i assume that you're starting a blog to make money not to spend your less money on ads before you ever make a send out of your blog right so i could tell you so much more about instagram but all of it would be about how you can not get traffic from instagram to your website so i don't want to waste your time for all these arguments just trust me on this now i'm going to start talking about monetization methods for your blogs but if you find the information that i shared so far useful then give me a thumb up and click the bell button to get notifications when i publish my new videos now let me show you what could be your monetization strategy as a beginner blogger and how you can change it over time most of the bloggers start adding display ads from google adsense or media.net because it's the easiest thing you can do with a new website usually it's enough to have about 20 posts on your blog and something that a lot of people don't know about that you have to have a privacy policy page before you apply to google adsense for example but if you ask my honest opinion i don't think you should even bother applying to adsense when you have very low traffic because they pay so little for each thousand of visitors when all of your traffic is just a couple of hundreds or maybe a thousand visitors a month you will be earning less than ten dollars a month it's not worth sending your small audience away for so little money so my top recommendation for beginner bloggers is to find affiliate products that you can promote in your niche you can work with large affiliate networks like amazon cgi affiliates share sale reward style and many others and depending on your niche you could even partner directly with some product sellers some products can cost a few hundreds of dollars and can come with generous affiliate commissions of about 30 or even up to 50 percent in this case you could be making a hundred of dollars or even more per sale so if you think about it if your content linked to an affiliate product like this is convincing enough then even with small traffic volume you will be able to make your first thousand dollars on your blog with good affiliate offers when your blog traffic gets at least 10 000 monthly sessions then you can apply to either zoe or monometric advertising networks as i mentioned before you can totally keep applying to google adsense and actually it's keeping you safe from any kind of ban or problems with google adsense when you work with adsense directly as a new blogger you can easily do something accidentally that will get your site banned and this will close your doors to any other premium ad networks in the future because all of them including izoic monometric mediavine and ad thrive work with google as their biggest advertising partner and if your domain has a bad history with adsense it won't be accepted to any premium ad networks ever so again the 10 bucks a month that you could make with adsense on a new blog are not worth the risk for your domain in the future when you get at least 50 000 monthly sessions on your site you can apply for mediavine this is a premium ad management company and you will be paid about 10 times more for the same traffic than you could get with adsense keep in mind though that 80 of your audience should come from the united states to be accepted to mediavine in this sense pinterest can be really helpful because it's much more popular in the united states than in other parts of the world now i'll talk about selling your services on the blog when you're just starting a blog it's often months of work without a single paycheck while growing your audience you can also offer your services on the blog for example you could reach out to some established bloggers and offer your services as their content writer as an editor or as a virtual assistant and you could also offer any other services and promote them through your blog like making voiceovers translations graphic design or anything else you're skilled at i've seen a very successful blog about accounting and guess what that accountant girl earns a lot more than her colleagues each month because she has established herself as an expert through her blog the best part about selling your services through the blog is that you don't have to pay commissions that always apply if you use freelance sites to find your clients many beginner bloggers make the majority of their income by selling their services in the first year or two and you know what i think it's great they are working from home and earning enough to replace their nine to five jobs i personally used my blog to sell my one-on-one pinterest management services for quite a long time i don't do this anymore though and let me tell you why the most amazing thing about blogging is that you can build your career and skyrocket your income to the levels that would take you decades in the corporate world for me i actually am 100 sure i would never reach the same income level at my day job and while it takes some hard work up front without getting paid from the first month vlogging at some point if you don't allow your limiting beliefs stop you from making more money then you can scale your business really fast but not if you trade your time for money not if you keep providing one-on-one services it can be quite difficult to get requests from your potential clients and say sorry i don't provide one-on-one services anymore but at some point if i didn't do this i wouldn't be able to scale my business and my income and so we get to the advanced way of making money from your website it's selling your own products you can even sell physical products but i don't know this business for me things like manufacturing branding delivery dealing with return products customs all of this is a bit too much i prefer myself and i recommend to others selling digital products online the roi is usually very high and if you've built your blog or website to help yourself your products you can have a great income without even spending anything on paid advertising you can sell lots of different products that don't require a lot of support for example ebooks printable files like binders guides and so on you can sell patterns and templates if you are a diy blogger or you can sell stock photos through your site if you are a photographer it's interesting that a lot of vloggers delay creating products for too long until they almost get a burnout from chasing page views to monetize their site with ads i've talked to several one-on-one clients of mine who were established bloggers with large audiences and the only way they monetized was through ads and when i asked why why you're not selling products the answer was i kept telling myself i'm not ready yet i'm not good enough yet to sell a product but come on with thousands of followers across multiple social networks not ready this is clearly a limiting belief in my opinion and a lot of people are just looking for excuses to stop themselves from making more money with their blogs if by any chance this is your case you definitely need to work on your mindset what i found the best model for me personally is because i like interacting with people and sharing my knowledge so i found that selling printables is kind of boring for me i prefer selling courses where i can work with my students i can answer the questions help them grow celebrate their wins together and so on a lot of people think that selling courses requires a ton of ads that you have to do constantly stressful lunches and that it is a huge risk as you have to work upfront to create the whole course and only when you launch it you will find out if it can sell anything at all well i tell you what this is how you create courses the wrong way i can show you how i consistently am selling my pinterest seo traffic secrets course on the evergreen funnel and i didn't have to do a live lunch ever since i created the course actually if you want to learn an effective and stress-free model for creating and selling courses without having to create the entire course before you even see if there is any interested in your topic without spending thousands of dollars on advertising before you ever sell one copy of your course then check out my program on building and selling courses stress free i'll give you a link in the info icon and also in the description below this video now to wrap this up the best advice i can give you is stop doubting yourself and procrastinating don't waste even one more day thinking about starting a blog if you want to start it just do it and figure out everything along the way as i promised i will give you a plan to starting your blog and making your first thousand dollars with it and i know how everything is overwhelming when you're starting that's why i created a free blueprint that is delivered to your inbox within one week every day you will get one lesson together with my video tutorials and i will also teach you in it about all the monetization options for your blog so click on the info icon and also check the link in the description below this video the best time to start your website was yesterday the second best time to start is today i hope you enjoyed this video and found it useful if so then give me a thumb up and let me know in the comments below this video if you're thinking to start a blog what is stopping you and where did you get stuck maybe someone else in the comments or maybe i will be able to help you and before you leave this video here are a couple of other videos on my channel that will help you start a blog and monetize it in smart ways and i'll see you in the next videos you

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Is it still worth starting a blog in 2021? Aren’t all the niches saturated? Will I make any money with the blog or will I just invest hours and hours of work with no results in my bank account?

Well, I know you are asking yourself these questions because I’ve been in your shoes just a few years ago. I was looking up at some bloggers who replaced their day job with blogging income in just 2 or 3 years and I was convinced that THEY were lucky to get into this business early and I was too late for the party.

See how I know exactly what you are thinking? And here I am, making consistently over 35,000 dollars monthly with my blog, in the best months reaching about $40,000 in revenue. And my business expenses are still very low. It’s a business with the highest ROI you can imagine. And I do this while working from home, while having the time to spend with my child and not being glued to the computer screen all day long.

I don’t know about you but I personally could never get another job to have THIS lifestyle and this kind of income. And with blogging business - really the sky the is the limit!

I will show you later in this video all the details about different income streams I use to monetize my blog. But for now, I hope I convinced you it’s worth your time watching this video. One video like this can literally change your life.

It will be hard to make this video short but I tried to make all the information easy to digest for you and layout out a step by step plan for you to your first $1000/mo with your blog! I will tell you how to get this plan for free - at the end of the video, so stay tuned.

Now, the first thing you need to do when starting a blog is decide which topics you’ll be blogging about. In other words, what will be your niche.

1. Pick a Niche for Your Blog
Beginners often make a mistake thinking about niches. It’s easy to start a blog about whatever you experience in life, or about your hobbies and not giving a though about whether or not this is a profitable topic.
If you want to use a particular platform to drive traffic to your blog, for example, if you want to start with Pinterest, you need to keep in mind that not all the niches do equally well with Pinterest audience.
Even if you are not sure about a specific niche, Pinterest is actually the platform that is not looking for narrowly niched websites like Google does.

2. Pick your Blog Name / Domain Name
The common sense rules that you should keep in mind when you are searching for a domain name:
• it should be short and easy to remember;
• avoid using numbers and hyphens in domain name;
• always strive to get a domain in .com zone, in the worst case scenario you can settle with .co zone. Anything like .net or .biz is a bad idea for many reasons.
• Ah and don’t use weirdly spelled or misspelled words just because the keyword your wanted in not available as a domain. Wrong spelling will always confuse people and they will end up on competitor’s site.

Generally, I think people tend to overthink the step of choosing a domain name. Your domain can even be simply your full name if it’s not a very popular name. Under your name you can blog about anything and you can switch the niche easily at any time.


3. Step: Technically Start a Blog
Once you have an idea about your domain name, you can go ahead and register your blog. The process will take you about 10 minutes if you use my video tutorial, I’ll give you a link in the info icon and in the description below this video.

00:00 Intro
01:57 Blogging Niches
03:38 Domain Name
04:49 Start your blog

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