How to Start a Blog in 2021 (and Make Money): Easy Guide to Start Blogging Today
Thinking About Starting Your Own Blog?
Let’s Have a Look at the perks First:
- High Money-Making Potential
- Helps Kickstarting a Business
- Bringing New Clients to Existing Business
- Gaining Online Exposure
- Sharing your Knowledge/ Expressing Yourself
- Building an Audience
- Making a Difference
- And so many more…
How I got into blogging…
Introduction first ⎯
Hi, I am Sayan Neogie, An engineer by education, blogger by profession who managed to build a full-time income source through this blog, a year before graduating from college. Yikes!
And honestly, the idea of me running a blog full-time was anything but obvious.
One day, while I was mindlessly scrolling through the internet, I saw something that really grabbed my attention, I saw an article about a blogger making a ridiculous amount of money (something around $100,000) from their blog, IN A MONTH.
When you’re a college student, you kinda spend a lot of time thinking and planning about what you’ll be doing when you get out. And at some point, you also get a little desperate to score a reliable source of income as soon as possible.
So just like that, I just decided to give it a shot, without too much thinking, without much research and without any knowledge about blogging. I jumped right in. And thank god that I did!
My whole flipped (for the better) just because I took that chance and made something out of it.
This is why you should try something (that has minimal to zero risks) without too much overthinking. Otherwise, you won’t do it at all and as a result, will be missing a lot of great opportunities.
Even if my story doesn’t align with yours, tell me if at least one of these sound somewhat familiar to you or not,
- Frustrated with your 9-5 job (feeling trapped)
- Drowning in debts and bills
- Not being able to do what you want to because of financial constraints
- Tired of Waking up to alarms
- Unable to travel and living just for the weekends
- A constant urge to make more money while doing something meaningful
I have been able to avoid all of the issues mentioned above just because I chose to try something out, something new. After which I never had to even sit for a single interview, asking people to offer me a job.
My life took a different turn when I made a life-changing decision (just like you might today) .
I know it all sounds really fascinating and great but can you really make something out of this “blogging” thing? Can you really make a full-time income from blogging?
ummm…Aren’t people already?
I do, and so does hundreds of thousands of other individuals. This is one of those evergreen career titles, that will not become obsolete as technology advances.
Gone are the days where you only get an interview with potential employers by spending $75,000 on tuition, only to get a $40,000/year job. Now you can start a small scale side-hustle with zero to minimum upfront investment and scale that to huge income figures.
This isn’t me bragging about my income, this is a reality check.
And as a matter of fact, the very blog you are reading made over $9400 last December. How about that?
So I guess it is clear that blogging makes money, but now the question is, just how much?
Note: Actual numbers may vary as a lot of them have discontinued posting monthly income reports on their blogs, but these are close figures.
|Bloggers||Estimated Monthly Income|
|John Lee Dumas||$200,000+|
|Jeff Proctor and Ben Huber||$170,000+|
|Alex Nerney and Lauren McManus||$100,000+|