How to become a certified and professional blogger – Learn with SoutechSamuel Udoukpeh
I began blogging personally in 2009 one day on impulse after realizing how much my then Boss was making while I was just paid some change to sit all day on my PC to post articles and news. I was also motivated seeing another blog and being fascinated by the medium, another friend of mine was already tagged as the ‘Money Boss’ by all our groupies just because he owned and was the first blogger in my country with a website where people download songs with lyrics embedded in them. I was too wowed to think little and at this point, I had no idea that what I was doing would ultimately lead to a complete change in my career path and end up being something I’d make a full-time income from in several years later.
I had no experience or profile in the online space, no technical ability apart from the few posting, tagging, and other SEO related skills I learned while working as a blog admin for my Boss who was making an average of N145000 naira every month thats about 400 USD. Well, I also had done some public speaking had done very little in the way of communicating through the written word.
I did not make any money from my first blogs for almost 7 months and when I did start to try to make money from them the first income was just a few dollars a week but gradually in time, y income grew from a part-time income to a full-time income and then beyond.
How to make money Blogging?
I’m often asked how to make money blogging so want in this article to lay out some basic steps that I see most bloggers who make a living from blogging go through.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
You will learn how to
Build and Set up your blog
Start creating useful content
Get off your blog and start finding readers
Build engagement with the readers that come
Start making money from the readership you have through one or more of a variety of income streams
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
You may need to know how to use a computer, and you must be ready to learn
In order to make money blogging you’re going to need to have a blog. While this is pretty obvious it is also a stumbling block for many PreBloggers who come to the idea of blogging with little or no technical background.
If that’s you, don’t worry! It was my story too and most bloggers start out feeling a little overwhelmed by the process of starting their blog, but trust me it will be all different after this training.