What is a Blog, Best Ways to Make Money and My Story

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It’s a great day to start with a coffee! In this video, I’m going to tell you what is a blog, my story and my favorite ways on how to make money from blogging.


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What’s up? It’s Roel. Welcome back to another video of my channel.

Today, we are going to talk about blog or blogging, what it is, how it works, and my personal story on how I got started and make money from it.

First, what is a blog and how does it work?

If you google it, here’s one good result you’ll find.

The term “blog” is short for “weblog,” which refers to an online journal. Blogs began as personal mini sites that people used to record their opinions, stories, and other writings as well as photos and videos. As the web has grown and changed, blogs have gained more recognition and merit.

This is actually a good definition of what is a blog and how it works.

Chances are you’ve already seen or read a blog. It is very similar to a website, but, it can just be part of it.

For the past few years, until today, people use and create a blog to serve as their personal online diary, journal, or even a book. But nowadays, even professionals, companies and organizations have been using it to connect with their prospects.

Personally, I think that blogging is fun, empowering, and a great way to build your brand, whether it’s personal or a group.

Now, before I share you my story, there’s something you need to know.

One of the things that you need to decide before you even start blogging is the choice of platform.

Personally, I think that it isn’t that very important but you need to make sure that the choice of platform you’ve made is easy enough to be enjoyable whether it should have subscription capabilities, abilities to add themes, plug-ins or external codes, and any other concerns that you might have.

However, with that being said, I’ll put in a plug for WordPress because it’s powerful and simple.

To be honest, I think that WordPress is the best blogging platform available today. Why? Because whatever feature that you may have found on other blogging platforms, chances are, WordPress also has it because it has over 50,000 plugins available for you to use and install.

Take note however that there are two types of WordPress, the self-hosted one and the free version.

Now, if you want to take blogging seriously, I recommended that you choose the self-hosted one because it will give you more control and flexibility.

But, if you are just starting out and just wanted to try blogging or you’ve got some roadblocks like IT issues, then, go for the free version.

Another free platform that you might want to check is Blogger.com

Of course, I’m going to share more information on how you can build a successful blog in the future, so make sure to subscribe and hit that notification bell.

Now, let me tell you the story on how I’ve started and the potential of blogging to your pockets.

That’s what you want to hear, right?

Why? Are you open-minded?

Anyway, kidding aside. Yup, you can make a lot of money from blogging, even when you’re sleeping.

You might have already known that I’ve been a creative professional for more than seven years doing copywriting, marketing, and design. But, I’ve actually started blogging way back in 2008 which is a decade ago!

And like most people, if they don’t see money flowing in, they quit!

But three years ago, I’ve decided to take it seriously. So, I’ve had my first payout and award in 2015. Bottom line, however, is that it didn’t happen overnight.

Still, I’m glad I didn’t quit. I’m glad I never gave up.

And I think that one of the secrets in making money and not giving up is ‘gratitude’.

You know, if I earn 20 pesos per day, that’s still 20 pesos and that’s a free money. There are families who can’t even have that in a day. So, you don’t have a reason to be mad or sad if you’re just earning a little. Just be grateful and enjoy sharing what you love to the people that matter to you.

Now, there are different ways that you can do to make money on blogging which I’ll discuss individually on separate videos.

But, just to give you an overview, my top 3 favorites are Publishing Online Ads, Affiliate Marketing, and Selling Products/Services.

For Publishing Online Ads, you can make this very simple by just signing up for Google AdSense and just inserting the codes into your blog. Now, if you have a YouTube channel, you can also use Google AdSense to monetize your videos.

Personally, for each blog, I earn no less than 10,000 pesos per month even without doing anything. I don’t want to show my current earnings, but, here’s a screenshot of my past earnings two years ago.

That’s just one monetization model, as I’ve said, there are multiple ways that you can do, and you can do all of them at once.

Now let’s move on to Affiliate Marketing. Most websites particularly e-commerce shops like Amazon and Lazada has an affiliate program.

There are also marketplaces like CJ.com.

Basically, you’ll get paid a commission if you share an affiliate link to a potential customer and they end up buying it.

Here’s a check from Amazon.com I received. It’s not that high, but it’s $100 or 5,000 pesos, and again it’s free money without really doing hard work.

Another one is Lazada which I tried joining and tested it for a day. I’ve earned $130 or 6,500 pesos in a single day. I’ll let you do the math to get its potential on a monthly basis.

Ok, last one, selling products or services.

If you want to sell products, whether it’s physical or digital, blogging can help you with it if you can successfully influence your users with your content.

The same goes if you are selling services. Since blogging can help you boost your authority and establish yourself as an expert in your chosen field.

Which all in all, makes selling easier.

Ok, guys, that’s all I have for today.

If you enjoyed this video, give it a like, share it with your friends, comment, and don’t forget to subscribe because I post videos every single week!

Also, if you have questions or things you want to learn about blogging, let me know, comment down below, so I can answer them or create a content for you. With that guys, I’ll see you in the next video.

Thank you, much love, and peace out.

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