Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blogging For Money!

I am a SCORE volunteer.  (See the link above.) I recently mentored someone who had a passion for writing, and wanted to eventually turn that passion into cash.

Here is my advice on...

How to Make Money Blogging

I had asked, "What does your workday look like one year from now?"

My question about was to help you imagine where you want to end up; how do you envision your day as a successful business person.

Writers have an innate drive to write; and writing without an audience is like (fill in your favorite analogy about spinning your wheels!).

You want to write, and hopefully you’ll earn money from doing that. I understand completely.

I recently heard someone say, “For you to have a business then somebody has to pay you money for something. If you’re not receiving money, then you do not have a business. You may have a hobby that soaks up a lot time, but it's not a business.

My role as a SCORE volunteer is to encourage and support entrepreneurs.

That’s why my early questions to you were about who YOUR customers (audience) were, where do they hang out, how are you going to reach them and how are you going to charge?

Blogging is one suggestion for making money online. It’s number 5 in a recent article. It says, “If you're serious about making money online, start a blog. Blogging is one of the easiest and most sustainable income sources.” (

Another website said that the #1 business idea for 2020 is build your own blog! (

The caveat is “if you’re serious” and the article provides a link that says “…starting a successful blog that actually makes a respectable amount of income is no easy feat.” (

Next, I researched Google for “Blogs about Blogs.”

The first link was lengthy and contained valuable content about the subject. It was posted by the guy who said that blogging was the #1 business idea for 2020.

He said, “If you genuinely want to scale your blog like a startup, you need to remove writing almost entirely from the process,” and later he added “Before launching your blog, it’s crucial to choose your niche based not on passions, but three business factors: audience budget potential, professional leverage, and market demand.

You’re on the right track, but to generate income I think you should change your perspective from personal satisfaction to business (a money mercenary).

PS: Neither this business blog at nor my personal blog at have generated any revenue, so I consider them as hobbies and an outlet for my writing!

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