It’s okay. You can admit it. You’ve recently been asking yourself if you can make a living blogging. I know because most bloggers fantasize about the freedom that comes with making a living from blogging.
Sadly, many bloggers don’t make a cent from their blogs. And with an estimated 152 million blogs worldwide, there is no shortage of guides and tutorials about how to make a living blogging.
But here’s what makes this one different:
Success leaves clues.
Les Brown, acclaimed motivational speaker, put it this way, “Whatever area you are interested in, find people who have mastered it, and follow their example because success leaves clues.”
So we reached out to successful online entrepreneurs who’ve been there, done that and have the t-shirt. We connected with 12 successful pro bloggers who run some of the top money making blogs in the world. We asked them to tell us their #1 blueprint for making a living from blogging. Some of them answered the question, Can you really make money blogging? Others mentioned the blog niches that make money and the types of blogs that make money.
They all spoke from the heart, and we were amazed by what they said. It was refreshing, compelling, practical and down to earth. Although accomplished pro bloggers ourselves, we learnt a lot from them. And we decided to share their insight and wisdom with you in this blog post.
How do you offer insane value to your audience? And at the same time, make money online during a lockdown caused by a global pandemic? With a third of the world in lockdown, self-quarantine and self-isolation because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), can one actually make money online?
In any major economic disruption, some industries will struggle while others will thrive. This global pandemic caused by the coronavirus lockdown is no exception. At the moment many businesses are struggling, but online businesses are flourishing. Examples include remote working tools and platforms such as Zoom. Online tutoring is also booming because hundreds of millions of kids are at home.
Dark as it may currently appear, there is a silver lining. Fashion legend, Giorgio Armani put it this way in an interview with Forbes on March 16 2020, “It’s too early to evaluate the long-term economic impact, which will surely be significant. But history teaches us that new opportunities are born from the deepest moments of crisis.” I couldn’t agree more!
Here is what is really interesting. Most people are turning to the internet for solutions. They are going online for answers. Therefore, having an online presence is essential. And eagle eyed entrepreneurs are beginning to spot monumental opportunities to make a difference and make money online.
The coronavirus disease pandemic. Can anything good come out of this? The short answer is yes!
About 75 years ago, Napoleon Hill, best selling author of “Think and Grow Rich”, famously said, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
I agree with Hill, and believe the current pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is no exception. Why do I say that? Because in life you will always face a series of God-ordained opportunities, brilliantly disguised as problems, adversity and challenges.
As I write, about one third of the world is in lockdown. That is about 2.5 billion people around the world unable to leave their homes except for essentials. Sadly, many of them will be out of work by the time the pandemic is over.