Do you want to make money while being your own boss?
Do you have passion and an interest in making money from running your own blog?
Then this is something you need to read.
Top Blogger’s success has inspired many Ghanaians to start blogging with the aim of building something that can serve as a good source of income.
However, generally, new Ghanaian bloggers are going about this the wrong way.
One of the fastest tracks to success in life is looking at people who are achieving the kind of success you want and replicating what they are doing.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always effective when it comes to blogging.
Most would-be professional Ghanaian bloggers fail because they are using the same business model as the highly successful bloggers when their reality is entirely different.
Blogging is a serious business anywhere in the world including Ghana.
A lot have been said about blogging and we can assure you most of the things you hear is true.
No doubt about it that people are making serious money blogging on the internet, that’s why many are looking for How to make money blogging in Ghana.
We have written many articles on this Blog on how to start and run a successful blog.
This very post will serve as collation to some of the previous articles.
We are sure the collation of resources will be of help to you as you make effort to start your own blog.
STEPS ON HOW TO MAKE MONEY BLOGGING IN Ghana
1. FIND A PERFECT NICHE
The mistake many bloggers make is blogging on the wrong niche; they practically fail because of this.
You should understand that every website/blog falls under a niche and here are lots of niches one can venture in.
Examples are, tech, news, celebrity gossips, entertainment, fashion, food, education, health, sports, architecture, accounting and many more.
Just find your passion and then follow it, simple!!
2. CREATE A BLOG
Immediately after finding your area of focus (niche), next is to create a blog where you can share contents so as to reach out to prospective audience.
In brief, We will categorize blogs into two… first is, free
blog while the other is paid blog.
What wew meant by free blog is this; you can go straight to wordpress.com or blogger.com to create a “free blog” while the latter is, hosting your blog with money and that’s why we termed it
3. GET TRAFFIC
Great traffic is the major secret of every successful blog, and when we say “traffic” We don’t mean the traffic of Road.
What we are simply saying is get people to start visiting your blog regularly, to do this; write useful and interesting articles on your blog and make sure you’re
consistent without giving up.
This process takes a lot of time depending on how serious you are as a blogger.
The social media platform can help you exceedingly well on this, imagine the number of people you have as friends on facebook, twitter, Instagram and the likes.
The social media is definitely a platform to start building your audiences.
4. GET TRUST
We are sure you’ll have this strange expression on the face
seeing… “GET TRUST”.
Yes, trust! Trust simply means
‘confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.’
If you intend to monetize your blog via providing services or selling some items then it’s highly important for you to get your audiences to believe in
you, sees you as original and not fake, not scam either.
Why we are saying all this, is because no Ghanaian would spend a penny for a service based on lies so you must try as much as possible to get your traffic to get to trust you! “Get Traffic, Get Trust”.
5. MONETIZE IT
Money!!! Money!!! Money!!!
We are sure you’ve waited for too long to see this, okay…
before you proceed, take note that this won’t work if you
have not properly followed step one (1) to three (3) and may be four (4) in some conditions.
Blog monetization is something a lot of bloggers have a headache on; We have experienced the same thing too when we started blogging…
Below contains a full list of ways to monetize your blog:
a. Sell Ads Spaces
This is a serious business for those that have massive traffic and/or targeted audience.
For instance; a popular tech blog can earn money running targeted ads for a mobile phone company.
These banners can be displayed for a month(s) or a specified period agreed upon.
b. Online Affiliate Marketing
This is a form of online business that allows you to earn money referring buyers to buy products sold by any e-commerce company you’re in affiliation with.
How online affiliate marketing works is; when you’re in partner with any company (sell products/services online e.g konga, jumia, dealdey, hostgator etc), commission gets to you when a customer you refer via affiliate link ends up purchasing a product from the company in question.
Directly on your blog, you can embed affiliate links in ads spaces to display pre designed banners you got from which ever company you’re in affiliation with.
Every blogger crave for this because it doesn’t depend on getting commission when people ends up buying just like in affiliate marketing but depends on getting commission when people clicks on ads displayed.
Getting AdSense ads to display on your blog can be kind of stressful due to the high level of adherences to google AdSense policies.
Google won’t grant your blog
AdSense if you haven’t properly followed the AdSense and webmaster’s policies before applying to the AdSense program.
d. Product Reviews And Sponsored Post
You can as well help people write product reviews directly on your blog, this is another sweet way of making money blogging in Ghana.
It’s a form of advert where people with new products will pay you to help them promote their products on your blog.
Also, sponsored post are posts that aren’t written by you but
submitted to be promoted on your blog.
This kind of posts require high traffic base on your site.
e. Create YouTube videos
This is also a way to make massive wealth by just creating videos and uploading them to YouTube.
Dash straight to YouTube , create a new account or login with your existing Gmail account, after uploading a couple of videos you can then submit for video monetization.
After your video have been approved for monetization, ads would start popping up and then you can start earning money when people watch your videos on
YouTube. You can make this work by always creating relevant posts with the video’s URL embedded in the blog post, allowing you readers to watch them directly
on your blog instead of going to watch them on your channel.
f. Sell goods/services
With your blog alive and bubbling, the sale of items and
rendering services would be very easy, this method will require you to have fulfilled step 1 to 4 successfully.
You can go ahead and advertise
whatever product you have intended to sell to your customers (blog readers) or services worth paying for.
Products and services depend on you to select from.
g. Selling of E-books
This is one of the oldest method of making money online via blogging, this method requires you to prepare or compile an e-book containing relevant information that your readers will find interesting and useful.
The information contained therein depends solely on you hence; you can go ahead and advertise your e-book to your audience at a reasonable and affordable price but before this will succeed be sure to have succeeded in following step four (4).
Don’t let anything stop you from achieving your dream as a blogger; don’t put money ahead of everything.
Keeps the hustle going slow and steady and you’d be surprise how the money will come.