How to Make Money from Blogs and Social Media


Depending on the people you ask (and where they are from) you probably have heard by now how bad the economy is and how there are no jobs anywhere. This is partly true for one, if not two, reasons. First, there is a massive shortage of jobs in certain sectors that require particular skills. These skills will often require four plus years of schooling for a degree that says “you can do the job.” Secondly, the only jobs available are ones that every student is doing to pay for their education. Quite frankly, you can’t afford to support your family on the low-income salary provided by these jobs.

What can you do?

Now I am sure you have heard of all the stories on the Internet of people rising to fame. I am also certain that while watching an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you have thought, “Wait, my life is much more interesting than this garbage,” or even, “I wish I had this opportunity!”

If you honestly believe your life is more fascinating than Kimmy K and the gang, then why not let the world know? It is definitely possible you are better singer than Justin Bieber, so let’s show the world your amazing voice!

Just sitting at home while having these fantasies will get you nowhere. I mean, have you ever thought and asked yourself “Why haven’t I succeeded in life?”

Before you answer that, think of all the people in the world that would also love to know the answer to that question.

So what can you do instead?

Make a blog

What is a blog? A blog is a personal website where you can tell the world what you are doing. It can also be used as a platform to share your stories and advice. Blogs are a very popular way for people to get information and tips when they are struggling with something.

Make use of social media to gain exposure

Making use of social media will help you gain a following. This is a good thing, as the more people know about your talents, the more likely you will find your lucky break as an artist.

Now I know, I haven’t yet spoken about how you can make money from blogs and social media. In reality, however, it is actually quite simple.

You can gain profit through affiliate marketing. Basically, the more viewers you have, the higher your chance of making money.

This is where social media and proper social media tools like Vibbi and Google analytics come in handy. The higher your social media following, the more views you will be able to make money from. You can also implement Pay-Per-Click tactics to help your popularity grow, but this is mainly for the blog aspects of your online profile.

It is important to note that you will have to be patient and post consistently, as a lot of your would-be viewers will be waiting eagerly for you to upload your next story. Oh, and remember to have fun!