You Did It!
Congrats! You did it! You have a blog now!
Now all you have to do is keep doing it. Keep being you. Always keep moving forward. Set goals and plans to achieve them.
In the words of Bob Ross, "This is your world. You're the creator. Find freedom on this canvas. Believe that you can do it because you can do it!"
I'm sure you're excited about the creative freedom, but you probably also want to know how to make money. Well, there are a few ways you can make money: Ads, affiliates, sponsored content, and your own products.
For a breakdown of what each of these are, check this handy guide out.
When you're just starting out, you'll want to start with Affiliate links because ad companies and sponsor networks won't accept you right away. Most require at least 3 months of blogging before they'll even look at your application. Affiliate networks are much easier to get into.
Start out with Amazon because they literally have everything! You can link to any product and get paid from Amazon. Most items 4% of the cost of the product.
Another good network to apply to is ShareASale. Once you get accepted, you'll have to find the companies you want to work with in the merchant area and apply to each program. You can search by category. I recommend finding ones that will fit your audience.
If you just want to have one network and link to everything, try Skimlinks or Viglink. They will automatically turn your links into affiliate links for every brand and store they offer. You just install a plugin and it's good to go.
Don't worry, I'll be back in your inbox every week with more ways to improve your blog and make money!
If you want to dive into more, check out my posts about blogging here!