Here’s How To Make A Living From Blogging

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It seems like everyone has a blog these days, and it can sometimes be pretty intimidating jumping into an over saturated market, especially when everyone seems to be doing it better, for longer and cooler than you – but trust us, you can make money from blogging. If you need more tips, check out these websites every blogger should follow!

1.

Make your blog great!

Networking and social media are really important in the world of blogging, but the best advice we can give you is to ‘fake it before you make it’. In other words, truly amazing web design will speak for itself and make you appear more professional. You can invest in a fairly cheap template or hire a web designer, but make sure you’ve weighed up the costs with your projected income. Try out one of these recommended courses for bloggers if you need a little boost before you launch.

2.

Find your tribe!

I often hear people telling bloggers to take a look at popular blogs in order to find out what it takes to become a successful blogger. In some cases, this may be a great idea, but in the end, successful bloggers are successful because they’re unique. Sophia Amoruso’s success came in part from faking it, she started on Ebay and in her book #GIRLBOSS she details how she did her own photography and started up with nothing but made it look like she had more.

In fact, when we sat down with a chat with Rosie, the founder of The London Fashion Agency, she remembered the times when she would work solely from her bedroom and tell clients that she’d just come straight from the office! Her top tip was that it’s all in the execution, so make sure you execute your ideas well and look the part before you are the part, check out the full interview here to find out more about running a business from your bedroom!

Don’t try to imitate someone else, be yourself and find your following! Read Fleur de Force’s advice on becoming a super successful blogger here!


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3.

Try out different ways of making an income.

You can’t start out and have a monetized blog, but you should have a plan on what products or services you want to launch. Having products and advertising can be great ways to turn your blog into real money. My biggest advice would be to not focus on one source of income. Try to rely on as many sources as possible!

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  • Phyo Pa Pa Aung

    This is so right … Thank you so much for the tips

    xoxo

    phyopapa.blogspot.com

  • Majean G

    Thanks for the tips and can’t wait to read your novel!

    http://www.majeang.com

  • Katie

    Such a great read and some really good tips. Thank you!

    Katie.
    xx La Coco Noire

  • Camille Beygui

    Great post
    Xoxo
    http://fashionbackyard.blogspot.fr

  • Corner52

    great advice for the new bloggers out there, thank you! http://www.corner52.com

  • Everyday Theresa

    Thanks for all the tips and reminders :)

  • Alina Ermilova

    Those are really great tips! I’d read Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS and felt really inspired!

    xx
    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

  • Nicole @ Pursuit of Balance

    Oh I love this!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • LoveFashionMakeup

    Very helpful tips. I have recently started my blog and love reading such articles.

    http://lovefashionmakeup.com/

  • Julie S Kalungi

    Cool tips, Apart from one bit I beg to differ. Instead of Faking it, why not do your research, share other’s success and mention it. Be You but Project Such Confidence in your product. Its Called Posture. And Always share Value, come from a place of service and you will attract your tribe.
    I definitely agree with MSI…Multiple sources of Income. It is doable. Thanks for shining the beacon for new bloggers.

  • Shannon Paige

    Good tips- thank you! Amazing how Sophia became so big, did not know that! *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

  • dreamofadventures

    thinking more about having advertisements and sponsors on my blog, these are great tips! thank you =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

  • Pia Hocevar Mucic

    thank you for this useful tips!

    lunjasky.wordpress.com

    Lunjasky bloglovin

  • kristen bryant

    Ah! Perfect!

  • nikkibstyles

    Great post – do you have favourites for monetizing your blog? Please share if you do :) xo

    Nikki | http://www.nikkibstyles.com

  • courtney

    Loved this post! Definitely reading all of the interviews you guys linked right now as well!

    http://www.breakfastatvogueblog.com/

  • Cassandra at AyeMiLady

    This is a great post!!

  • Julie

    I’ve been blogging for 6 years now and only this year decided to fully take advantage of branding and monetization. Great tips for this oldie! ;D

    Come by for a visit, would love to get your thoughts on my latest design! Happy Weekend hun!

    Xx-Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  • Evelin Kivi

    I think the first tip is definitely the most important – there are so many blogs out there that put too little emphasis on the quality of their content and fill their site with ads and tips how to be a great blogger when they can’t even do it themselves.

    http://www.evelinkivi.com/blog

  • Lana B. Smith

    I’ve been blogging for 5 years now, I’m not even focused on the money. All I want is people to enjoy my content but I feel no one does though. I say this by the views, it won’t stop me from blogging, but that’s my only concern. Thanks for this post though, it was very insightful!

    http://lbsabotage.blogspot.com

  • charu_rawat29

    i have just started with it! a major newbie.let me know what you guys think?
    thewandervibe.wordpress.com

  • Kara Ungerman

    Great post! I just started my blog and have been trying to make it appear as professional as possible – although I did use a free wordpress theme, and I may need to upgrade soon since I’m to 100% happy with it!

    Definitely agree too on having an end “product” to sell if your goal is to monetize – I’ve been toying with the idea of an ebook, but I also feel like online courses could be a really neat way to monetize and help create a tribe for the blog!

    http://www.sayhiphooray.com

  • Jacqueline Greve

    Great article – I just started and definitely agree you have to “fake it” a little to make yourself stand out and look the part, but keeping true to your personal style and brand is key to success.

    Jax
    http://style-hawking.blogspot.com/

  • Jil Diamante

    Thank you, girls! Always helpful!

    Jil,
    http://www.jildiamante.com
    http://goo.gl/LfTL3n

  • Zoë Elizabeth Blogg.

    Thanks for the tips!

    We have just started out – it would be great to get fellow bloggers feedback :)

    https://bloggingandbrowning.wordpress.com/

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