How To Jumpstart A Money Making Blog – A Detailed Step-By-Step Guide

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Wanna know how to make money with a new blog? Of course, you do! So how do you make money with a new blog? Read on & I’ll tell ya!

But why should you take advice from me? Well, I made money with a 7-day-old blog and you can too. To be clear, I didn’t make copious amounts of money. I earned exactly $0.37 within 5 days of putting ads onto my website but to be fair that’s A LOT more than I expected. I’m gonna break down what I did, what didn’t work, how to drive traffic, my traffic report and how much I had to invest to earn $0.37. This is my ultimate guide on how to make money from a new blog.

I understand that people normally do these reports monthly, but I was so happy with my results, I had to share them immediately! Enjoy boss babes!

Can You Start A Blog For Free?

I’m sure you can try to start a blog for free, but I knew I wanted this to be a money-making blog from the start. When I was doing research, I saw many people recommending a WordPress blog hosted by Bluehost. However, this wouldn’t work for me because a full year subscription costs $71.40. For me, it wasn’t possible to pay that much even though it was a good deal.

So, what did I do? I scoured the internet to find a cheaper option, and I did! I bought a domain with Go Daddy and paid for their full year hosting subscription.

Cost Breakdown

  • Go Daddy Domain: $1.99
  • Go Daddy 1 Yr Host Subscription: $12.00
  • Pinterest Ads: $18.00
  • Pic Monkey Subscription: $7.99/mo

As you can see this is how much I invested in my website. I didn’t buy an online course, didn’t spend a ton of money on promotion, and even though a pic monkey membership costs money, I signed up for a free trial.

Even though I started this Go Daddy blog and earned money quickly, I also made some mistakes which cost me money, time and effort! I originally started my blog on Squarespace. This made making a site very easy but didn’t give me enough control nor freedom in monetizing it and I figured the costs were too high for me to not be happy with my blog. That set me back $39.00, which was a cost I could’ve easily avoided. ?

How To Make A New Blog
How I Made Money With A Brand New Blog – No Experience

Where To Promote & How To Gain Blog Traffic?

  1. Facebook Groups/Pages/Ads
  2. Pinterest Boards/Groups/Ads
  3. Instagram Hashtags/Ads/Other Bloggers
  4. Tailwind Scheduler/Tribes
  5. Twitter Posts
  6. Hootsuite
  7. SEO
  8. Commenting on other blogs

If you want more info on how to make money with a new blog, you can go here: www.bloggingbasics101.com/how-can-i-make-money-from-my-blog/

I suggest you go to the website below if you want more promotion methods

Most of the methods above don’t cost a thing; great for those of us trying to save our coin. The ones that helped me gain the most traffic were Facebook blog promotion groups, Tailwind, commenting on blog posts, and Pinterest. Facebook groups bring daily traffic to my blog, so I HIGHLY suggest this one if you get accepted into a group.

If you decide to leave comments on other blogs, PLEASE make sure you actually read the content and leave insightful comments. I also highly suggest commenting on posts similar to yours so you can direct readers to something of yours they’ll enjoy. One thing you always wanna do is make sure you’re spending as much time promoting as you do in writing content.

What Didn’t Work…

So.. what did I try that didn’t work? Well, the first Pinterest ad I bought brought me little to no clicks even though 1,000 people viewed it which didn’t exactly boost my confidence in my blog. I also bought a WordPress plugin that was meant to improve SEO, but was a waste of money.

What did I do to fix these problems? I made my Pinterest ads more vibrant, which resulted in more clicks, saves, and followers! To fix the SEO problem, I installed a free plugin that has improved my SEO incredibly! The free plugin I use is called Rank Math, and it is amazing!

How To Make Money With A New Blog

Now… for the juicy details on how the hell I made money with a 7-day-old blog with no experience and very little blog traffic. It ended up taking only 5 days! ? I honestly contribute this to a mix of luck and Facebook blog promo groups. The money I earned was purely from Google Adsense, but I also added affiliate links to appropriate posts. However, I have yet to earn any money from that which I don’t expect for at least another month.

You can sign up for an amazon associate program as a newbie here: affiliate-program.amazon.com

My Traffic & Income Report for My First 7 Days Blogging: 133 Views and 3 ad clicks
Traffic & Income Report Of A Week Old Blog

My Goals For Next Month

  • Go from 500 daily Pinterest views to 1,000 daily views
  • Go from 100 to 200 Pinterest followers
  • Start making money from affiliate links
  • Make $20 from Google Adsense
  • Gain 50 Facebook followers
  • Gain 10 Newsletter Subscribers

I’m just as new to this but I wanna show the good, bad and ugly when it comes to starting a blog. It really isn’t easy; It takes time to drive enough traffic to make thousands a month so don’t get discouraged when you don’t see crazy numbers! Every blogger, niche, and audience are different, which means you should NOT compare yourself to other bloggers. If you ever need someone to talk to blogger to blogger, email me!

I hope you enjoyed my complete guide on how to make money from a new blog with little traffic! I wish you all the best with your blog journey!

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3 comments

  1. You’ve got some great advice here and I really enjoy that, unlike many other similar posts, you are honest about the investments required and the mistakes that you made early on. I don’t think any of us started out and nailed it right out of the gate with our first blog, but we grew and learned along the way!

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I didn’t expect much and honestly didn’t even know what to expect when it came to my blog. I’m trying to earn as I go and hope that I have success with my blog, but to me that $0.37 showed me that there is some hope here! I’m happy you enjoyed Britt! ?

  2. These are some great tips! Gaining blog traffic is the hardest part for me! This is my third-month blogging and I love writing about topics that interest me.

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