So almost everyday, I get at least a comment on social media that suggests that many Ghanaians still don’t understand the concept of blogging… what is a blog or who is a blogger. Often people assume that anything I post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter is automatically a blog post.
My blog posts appear on Facebook and Twitter as headlines with photos with links to www.ameyawdebrah.com while my regular social media posts are not linked to my blog. I do post on Twitter and Facebook a lot of engagement posts like funny videos and photos which are often misconstrued as blog posts. This is why I decided to share this post to educate people a bit on blogging.
In recent times, bloggers have become famous for various reasons. An alternative career or job to many, more people are choosing to join the ranks. So who are bloggers? These are individuals who love sharing parts of their lives with you. They post various topics from arts, home designs, carpentry, and finance articles. Bloggers are mobile and don’t need to be in one place. They live on the internet!
Definition of blogger
A blogger is someone who runs and controls a blog. He or she shares his or her opinion on different topics for a target audience.
Why are many people blogging today?
Would you want to have a blog of your own? Yes! Most people today are creating a blog for various reasons. Every human being has its story to tell. Hence, through the internet, bloggers can communicate to a larger group of people.
Why is blogging so popular? Blogs allow you to talk about any topics and express your opinion. You’ll find some bloggers writing on every activity that took place during the day. These may range from small issues such as waking up, to major issues like human rights and climate changes! Remember that as a blogger running your own blog, you need to rely on the topics that you love and strive to become one of the best blogs on the web.
Are bloggers getting paid?
Bloggers do earn money, but this is not a get-rich-quick kind of profession.
Before you can start monetizing your blog, you need to build both your Google SERPs ranking and your niche influence. And that takes plenty of time and quality content. Money-making opportunities won’t present themselves until you’ve gained some credibility in the field. So, get down to business.
Here’s how you can make good money as a top-ranked niche blogger:
1.Selling ad space on your blog privately or via Google AdSense.
2.Becoming an affiliate partner privately or through ad networks.
3.Selling your own digital products such as eBooks and tutorials.
4.Selling memberships for access to exclusive content or advice.
5.Using your blog as a content marketing tool for your business.
If you’re starting a blog as a way to market and boost your existing business, you probably won’t be selling ad space or memberships. But you can create and start offering exclusive digital products such as eBooks, guides, or online courses as a lead capturing tool in exchange for visitors’ email addresses. That way, you’ll nudge them one step further down your sales funnel.