If you’ve been keeping up with the other posts on the site, then you know that making money through your blog is more than possible; it’s becoming easier by the day. But the truth is that a lot of people aren’t going to be quitting their day job to focus solely on the blog anytime soon.
But it is possible to make a living, and even to secure your future. All you have to do is look for the opportunities to diversify your income. Here, we’re going to look at some of the opportunities you need to take advantage of.
Get on the market
If you’re already making some money from your blog, what are you doing with it? If the answer is spending it all, then you’re doing it wrong. You should get your money to work for you, instead. It doesn’t matter how much extra you can set aside, you can start building wealth incrementally with investment.
You don’t have to be a financial whiz kid, either, some of the best investment apps make it a lot easier to invest safely in companies that fit your ethics or motivations. If you have a particular industry you’re interested in, then you can even inform your investments by keeping up with the news and figuring out whether a new piece of information could see a company’s fortunes rising or falling.
Turn your mind into a product
As your blog goes, so too will your personal brand. If you get lucky and keep working at it, providing solidly valuable content, you could become known as a key influencer. What do you do with a reputation like that? Sell it, of course. While still providing top content through your blog, start to branch out with more long-form content.
For instance, think about publishing an eBook with a much more in-depth look at the kind of tips and advice you provide on your website. Look for other opportunities such as presenting webinars or constructing an online course. Beyond helping you make more money, these tools will continue to help you grow your brand and your blog.
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There’s a good chance that you have some skills in demand already if you’re a blogger. You might be blogging about work you’ve done in the past, in which case you have key skills that can already make you money.
But even if you don’t think you have a lot of skills beyond blogging, consider which skills are involved in that. Running a website, getting organized with administration work, and above all else: writing.
There are a lot of freelancing opportunities for writers out there on the net. But there is a growing freelancing market in general, with plenty of room for people who could make a little extra cash through acting as a virtual assistant.
The tips above aren’t just for bloggers: they’re for everyone. The real key to wealth is through only working your rear end off for it. You have to know how to use your money and build wealth outside your primary income stream.