I know the feeling. For many years I struggled with learning how to make money from blogging in India, and wanted a resource like this to guide me all the way.
Most blogging advice on the Internet is crap and don’t give you the practical wisdom on a specific area, they just feed you with broader and endless information which you don’t need absolutely.
Do you want to read article that cuts straight through and show you the way to generate profitable income with your blog?
This is it!
I have been blogging for over 6 years now and doing a lots of trial and error to figure out the strategies that work and have made over $10,000 so far with my blog. This is what I did and can help you do it too.
Take the leap now to boss-free income!
How to make money from blogging in India
#1. Pick a niche
When you just decided to start blogging in India, the first thing you probably ask yourself is What should I blog about?
The two crucial factors you need to assess while you form a blog niche is – passion and growth potential.
- You will be putting thousands of hours transforming your blog into a business, that’s where your passion comes handy to keep you patient.
- You also need to think if the niche has enough audience base so that you can drive blog traffic and ultimately monetize your blog.
So you need the right mix of these two elements to form a solid blog niche.
#2. Start a blog
Once you get clarity on what to blog, the next step is easy – creating a blog. Probably takes 30-45 minutes!
All you need is Bluehost with which you get free domain registration facility.
I have published an easy-to-follow and beginner-friendly guide on starting a blog in India to make your job easier.
#3. Scale your content
A good writer may not be a good blogger but a good blogger will definitely be a good writer. So understand that blogging is not just about writing. It involves a great deal of researching and implementing.
You need to pick the article topic that accomplish below two things:
- It address the issues your target audience have and provide them an actionable content.
- It has a good search volume so that you can rank for it on search engines to drive loads of traffic to your blog and make money.
Also be sure to write enticing titles that make people to click and read your content.
Publish content consistently on your blog. It implies that you care for your readers and search engines consider your blog as rich source for accurate information.
- Consider outsourcing some of your content work to freelancers.
- Open guest blogging opportunity, so you can accumulate quality content with the help of influencers on your blog.
By doing so, you will have more time to focus on other aspects of blogging and scale your blog quickly.
#4. Grow your blog
Now that you have started scaling your blog content, the next big task is to bring target audience to read your content.
While you create top-notch engaging content by optimizing it with keywords, it is also important that you promote it. As a blogger in 2021, you can’t expect people to magically find your content.
Read following resources that help you take the word out:
Try guest posting
The best way to build authority online is to write for publications. it also comes with benefits like backlink building and SEO boost. This is important as search engines consider your link profile to rank your content online.
You can even connect with editors and bloggers on twitter, engage with their posts consistently so that they can recognize when you pitch them for a guest post.
Also, don’t get low if you are not being accepted. that’s okay. As you increase your outreach efforts, your pitches will get accepting.
Leverage social media channels
If you don’t care to promote your content, it will sit still on your blog yielding no results. By utilizing some of the below mentioned social platforms, you can grow and expand your readership.
- Quuu promote
- Viral content bee
- Growth hackers
You have got plenty of blog-traffic strategies to utilize, but it is upto you to pick up the tactics that can drive you the most relevant traffic. Growing traffic and building a community is not an overnight task, it is unrealistic wish to expect to have a thousands of visitors in the first month itself and earn money right away. It definitely takes time!
Meanwhile, you are constantly required to meet the pace of competition with your efforts.
#5. How to make money from blogging in India (5 great ways)
Traditional ad platforms like google adsense allow you to run ads that are relevant to your blog. You, in return, get money when those ads are viewed or get clicked.
You can have the freedom to choose ad sizes and placement, allowing your users a non-intrusive reading experience.
If you decide to monetize your blog this way, following are the tips that help boost your income:
- Rank well for high PPC keywords on search engines to drive qualifying organic traffic .
- Use tools like bannersnack to customize your ads design so that they don’t disturb the reader.
- Do experimenting to figure out which ad space can drive you more earnings.
Here are some adverts that are popular after adsense:
Make sure you adhere to their guidelines to qualify to run ads.
This is how 90% of the bloggers and even I make money from blogging in India.
There’s a good reason for this: it is easy to generate good affiliate income if you’ve already built decent readership and trust with them.
Affiliate marketing essentially means that you earn money by promoting others' products. It involves adding affiliate links to the products that you recommend via your content and banners. If the user buy the product via your affiliate link, then a sale will be registered under your affiliate account and you will be rewarded with a commission.
For instance, I promote Bluehost on my blog and whenever I make the affiliate sale, I earn $65. easy-peasy, right?
Shareasale.com is the popular affiliate aggregator to get started.
Here is a guide that help you how to promote affiliate products on your blog.
Sell digital products
Understand what is it that your audience are struggling with, and then do your best to create a product that helps fill a need.
The most popular digital products are:
- downloadable guides
- WordPress tools
and remember that your blog is the best way to promote your digital products and make money.
Consultation and coaching
By harnessing the skills you’ve gained as a blogger over the years, you can create an easy income stream – consultation and coaching.
Create a “hire me” page on your blog and let the visitors know you offer your expertise.
For instance, you can offer services like “content writing”, “blog creation”, or “SEO” by building your portfolio.
Public speaking, webinars, online courses, hourly consultation, etc are part of it. The deal is you tailor the advice to the clients need.
As the authority of your blog grows, you might see yourself getting approached by brands who’d like to sponsor content for your blog. They pay you certain amount of money when you put their word with your audience. Some of the brands would even offer you their product for free to review and talk about it with your readers.
It surely takes time and efforts to get to this level. The key is to increase your blog’s domain authority so that you can charge brands a big money.
While earning with sponsored posts seems exciting, you have to make sure to promote product that is relevant to your audience and add value.
Three commonly asked questions
#1. How to make money blogging for beginners in India?
Affiliate marketing, Google adsense, Media net ads, sell eBooks, sponsored content, and offering writing services, SEO services, and consultation services are some of the best and proven ways to make money from blogging in India.
#2. How much does a blogger earn in India?
Most bloggers don’t reveal their income to the world. As per my knowledge, bloggers who have been blogging for years make 6 figures. Some of the popular bloggers are Harsh Agrawal, Shraddha sharma, Amit agarwal, Anil agarwal, Pardeep goyal, etc.
#3. What are the best blogging sites in India to earn money?
While there are hundreds of sites that offer blogging resources to learn and make money, the major platforms are WordPress.org, Wpbeginner, Shoutmeloud, and so on.
If you haven’t started blog yet, check out my guide on starting a blog in India.
Plan to have multiple income sources in your life so you can focus on transforming a blog into business without any financial hassle for at least a few years.