Have you been surfing the internet for jobs that can be done to make money while in school? Or are you looking for a job that can give you free time for other daily activities as a student?
If YES, one of your surest stakes should be starting a blog as a student in 2022. Now, the next question you would want to ask me is “How will I make money from blogging?”
Starting a blog and making money from it while in school is not so difficult and not easy at the same time. It will require a bit of dedication and focus from you although this must not affect your academics except you are prepared to become a full-time blogger.
Setting up the blog requires getting a domain name and hosting plan and other processes we shall discuss in the article. Afterwards, you can then proceed to make money from it through Ad companies, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing, and so on.
Don’t worry, this article will give you the best answers and in the end; you should be able to pull some cool cash from blogging as a student.
However, before we proceed fully into how to make money from blogging; let’s get ourselves exposed to blogging and how it works.
What Is Blogging?
Blogging is the process of writing content, uploading photography, and other forms of media to be published on a website, especially one managed by the publisher.
Now that you know what blogging involves, let’s a look at how you can start a blog.
How To Start A Blog In College
A blog can be set up in two ways which are through a website builder or by creating one by yourself.
Using a website builder
Website builders are the easier way to set up a blog and are best for students who do not have enough money to get a custom domain and hosting plan.
Website builders are great and the most effective way to get familiar with the nitty-gritty of blogging. Most website builders allow free blogging on their platforms but have limits. Some popular website builders include Wix, Diva, and so on.
Creating a website yourself
Creating a website of your own will be the best advice for dedicated students who are willing to make money from their blogs. Creating your website will give you unlimited access to your blog’s features such as customizing your own URL and design.
However, this might require some level of expertise and coding techniques although you can make use of Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress and Blogspot by Google.
Setting up your website the right way is critical for you to make money from your blog.
How To Select A Niche?
Selecting a topic to blog on might be very difficult, especially for newbies. Yet, it is highly important to choose a niche that you are passionate about and can write on very well.
Most new bloggers also make the mistake of not choosing a distinct niche but rather mixing up different subjects on their blogs. Below is a list of simple ways you can select a niche for yourself:
- By exploiting Google to find out issues people are interested in e.g students are usually interested in books and stories.
- Reading through other blogs to know which stone is still left unturned and taking it up through your blog
- Jumping on new trends
- Listing out possible topics you are passionate about on a scale of preference to finalize a particular one
- Discovering what interest you and where your passion lies can also contribute greatly to your topic selection
Another important thing you should take note of is that as time passes; your niche will become less important (although it might affect your CPC) while the contents of your blog will be key to ensuring that you make money from blogging.
How To Maximize Your Blog Traffic?
Traffic, they say is the blood of every blog. Your success rate as a blogger without substantial traffic is very low and I hope you know the implication of that on your earnings.
Therefore, it is compulsory for you to make efforts to increase your traffic through the following methods:
Promoting your blog on social media
There are many social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp and so on that people use in promoting their businesses and bloggers are not left out. You can share your site’s link on these platforms as well as run ads on these social networks to get more viewers.
Linking up with other bloggers
Every business is competitive in nature and thus, whether or not we help ourselves; the competition will always exist. You can link up with other bloggers in your niche to exchange backlinks as this will improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) technique and increase the likelihood of your blog popping up during searches on Google.
However, you must be cautious of the spam score of websites you link up with so, you do not suffer the reverse of your aim.
Posting viral content
When you generate contents that are viral; you will get a higher chance of increasing the number of visitors and views on your posts.
Therefore, you should endeavour to be updated at all times on things happening in your niche and should be able to share your opinions on them so that people can visit your blog regularly to get information.
How To Make Money From Blogging In School
At this point, let’s proceed to the theme of this article as I introduce you to ways of making money through the blog you have created and optimizing its traffic.
That you can make money through blogging is a crystal clear truth and so, there is no need to start analyzing whether or not it is valid. There are several personalities around the globe that have made a name for themselves through blogging.
Let’s not go far, Linda Ikeji who owns the lindaikejiblog recently joined the list of billionaires in Nigeria with a large portion of her wealth coming from blogging.
We also have the likes of Makinde Lawal (Naijaloaded.com), and so on who have become wealthy and popular from blogging. Not to talk of the numerous low-key millionaires in the country.
Therefore, it is only normal for you to be concerned about how you can generate your own wealth through a blog.
There are numerous ways to monetize a blog; ranging from ad display to affiliate marketing. The most important thing is to scrutinize each and select the ones that will work for you.
To assist in your decision-making process; we will also give you some factors to consider before choosing a monetization method in the subsequent section.
Here is a list of methods to make money through blogging for students:
By adding banner adverts on your website
You can sell out advertising space on your website to brands that can be of help to your readers and the adverts can be placed anywhere but it is mostly found at the top of the blog page.
You can earn either by CPC (Click Per Cost) that is, there Is an automated amount for every click made by the readers OR CPM means that there will be a payment for every 1 000 clicks.
Through Affiliate marketing
You will receive a little amount when a reader clicks on a site you recommend and buy a product there. You must have included your affiliate link to redirect readers to brands such as Amazon, Apple, and so on.
Writing on sponsored content
This is also a very good way of making money from blogging. Here, you write sponsored contents which is similar to adverts in form of articles and get paid for them.
Sponsored social media posts
Being a good socialite can make brands come after your website and you can charge them per post or for repost as you desire.
Selling digital products on your blog
You can prepare e-books for a skilled tutorial on your blog and place them for sale. People may not want to buy it because they believe it should be free but you can give it a trial.
Get a job through it
You can also use your blog to secure a better job when you are noticed by the business owners through the outstanding content you post online. In the long run, you might even abandon your blog.
You can see that it is very possible to make from blogging while still in school, but have in mind that being a man is not a day job which means that to start making money from blogging is not what you can achieve overnight.
It comes with challenges and sacrifice although when the time finally comes, you will earn largely and might not even pursue the career you hoped for as a student any longer.
1. Can a student do blogging?
A student can do blogging if he has enough time and can balance both blogging and studying. You have to first check yourself before proceeding to do this.
2. How do bloggers earn their money?
There are several ways bloggers earn money, typically, through Ads companies like Adsense and Ezoic. We have discussed these methods in this article therefore, scroll up again in case you missed it.
3. How much does a beginner blog earn?
It is impossible to say precisely how much a beginner blogger earns as it might take time to start earning a reasonable amount.
4. Is blogging good to earn money for students?
Yes, blogging is a good way to earn money and the success of several bloggers serves as evidence of this.
Share with us if you are facing any problems starting your blog as a student and we will be glad to help.