You have probably heard many times so far that some people make passive income online. Before I started blogging, I heard from a lot of people who do online business that passive income on the Internet is the best source of secure income.
Today, I make passive earnings through my blog (which you are just reading) and many people contact me with a question about how to make passive income online that everyone is talking about. I want to say right at the beginning that the term “passive” is a bit abused here. Make money online and do nothing? Well, it doesn’t go that way.
It is true that you can make money while you sleep (passive income), it is also one of the main advantages of online earnings and online business but you also need to work hard to achieve this.
In this article, I will introduce you to the path you need to take to make passive income. I will do my best to explain to you everything you should know and also, to present you the safest method of passive earning with which you will not go wrong.
As long as you are ready to invest your time and effort, there will be results.
Keep in mind that passive earnings are not gained overnight, all the effort you put into the online business now will pay off in the future, so it is important that you never give up.
If I gave up my blog after a month or two, today, I would not live only on internet earnings and I would never taste the invaluable benefits of passive earnings.
Let’s get started!
1. Consider Creating Your Own Blog (The Best Source of Passive Earnings)
What is important for a start is to figure out how you want to make money online. When it comes to passive earnings, the best way to make money online is to start your own blog. Forget about earning money by clicking on ads, watching ads, filling out surveys, etc., you will not make passive earnings from it… build your blog!
When I mention creating a blog to my friends, they immediately think that it is a difficult science.
It is true that many years ago you needed to have knowledge in coding and many other things in order to create a blog, but today, a 10-year-old child can literally start his own blog. Everything takes place with the click of a mouse.
The best way to start your own blog is to create a blog about something you are interested in or have experience with.
For example, 5 years ago, I started a blog about losing weight because I wanted to help people who have a problem with excess weight. My “passion” was to write about various diets and supplements that can help in the weight loss process.
I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, but with my content on the blog, I helped people deal with this not-so-easy problem. My readers were satisfied and I made money from my blog.
You may be wondering how I managed to help people lose weight and I am neither a doctor nor a nutritionist? Simply, by researching on the Internet. The Internet is full of useful information, whatever you are interested in, you will find.
In my specific case, I research a topic related to weight loss on the Internet and convey it in my own words to my readers. Of course, I make sure that the information I present to my readers is verified and accurate, never give false information on your blog because you will lose the trust of the people who follow you.
So you don’t have to be a doctor to write about health on your blog, you don’t have to be a chef to write about cooking, you don’t have to be a fashion designer to write about fashion, etc.… It’s important to choose that topic for your blog which you will be able to write about regularly without getting bored and which will of course help your potential readers.
2. Find Good Hosting And Domain For Your Blog
In order for your blog to become visible to the whole world and for people to find you on Google, you have to host it on one of the companies. My recommendation is to avoid free hosting because they limit you in many ways.
The most important thing when it comes to hosting is that it should be fast, no one likes when the blog is loaded for a very long time, if your blog is not loaded in 1-2 seconds, visitors will leave the blog.
One of the more popular hosting services used today is Hostgator and it is quite cheap. Personally, I did not have a good experience with them because the support is weak.
The web hosting I currently use for my blog is Wealthy Affiliate hosting which I can freely say is number 1 in the world.
Wealthy Affiliate is a company that not only offers more than good hosting but is an online community that teaches you how to effectively build your blog and make money on it through affiliate marketing.
You can find out more about Wealthy Affiliate at the link below.
Once you choose a hosting company, it is important to choose a domain name for your blog as well. You need to choose a simple domain that is easy to remember. The domain of my blog is makemomeywithdaniel.com
Do you see the words that stand in my domain? My blog is about how to make money online, all my articles are focused on starting my own online business and that is why those keywords are in my domain.
If you think your blog is about cooking, your domain should contain the word “cooking”, if you think your blog is about weight loss, the domain of your blog should have the word “weight loss”. For example, weightlossfordiabetics.com
Not all domains will be free and that is why it is important to check if they are free by going to Goddady.com
I’ve noticed that choosing a domain for beginners is difficult because they don’t really know what they want to write about on their blog. It is important that you first choose the area you want to focus on on your blog and only then come up with a domain name.
3. Build Your Blog
Once you have chosen both the hosting and the domain for your blog, the most important thing for you is to create your first blog. Definitely, the best way is to create a blog in WordPress.
The Wealthy Affiliate platform offers you to create your blog in less than 30 seconds, everything is done with the click of a mouse, you do not need knowledge and experience in creating websites nor do you need to hire a web developer to create a blog for you.
My blog you are just reading was created with the help of this platform and I can guarantee you that your blog will be more than successful with Wealthy Affiliate Site Builder.
We must not forget SEO optimization, which is crucial for your blog to be ranked on Google and start gaining visitors. You don’t have to be an SEO expert, Wealthy Affiliate offers FREE training on how to optimize your blog for Google.
4. Inserting Content (Content is KING!)
When you create your blog, it will be empty. Nobody wants to read an empty blog, so it is necessary that you regularly publish articles on it. Ideally, you should publish articles twice a week, so your audience will know when to visit your blog and will always be excited to expect new articles from you.
I can freely say that the most important thing in blogging is CONTENT. You don’t have to have a nice blog background, your blog doesn’t have to look professional, but your blog MUST have more than good content.
How to write quality articles? How do you know what people are searching for on Google? We come to the Wealthy Affiliate platform again.
With their training, you will learn how to effectively write articles for your blog that your visitors will read, which will be found on the first page of Google because that is the most important thing.
If your blog is not on the first page of Google, you will neither earn nor receive visitors.
When I started blogging, I had no idea what to write or how to write, whether people who read it would like my text, etc.… Training and lessons on the Wealthy Affiliate platform helped me more than successfully to create my own blog and to write good content for my audience.
5. Achieve Passive Earnings
Let me immediately say that passive earnings will not be immediately, but it will be IF and only IF you do not give up. When you choose the niche you want to write about on your blog, when you choose hosting, domain, and start writing blog content with proper SEO optimization, you will start getting visitors.
When a blog starts to get regular visitors, you can monetize it with Google Adsense and earn money whenever someone clicks on an ad on your blog. The more audience your blog has, the higher the earnings will be.
Of course, when a blog has regular traffic, there are many ways to make money through it. One of the most popular ways is affiliate marketing. Simply put, you promote the products of other companies on your blog, and everyone who buys that product on your recommendation you earn a percentage of the earnings.
Another very interesting way to make money through your blog is to sell it. When your blog reaches great popularity (high traffic) you can sell it for very big money. Let’s say your blog earns 200 euros a month, you can sell it for 2000-3000 euros, so 10 times more than it earns. This is another amazing advantage when you have your own blog.
My Final Words
Passive earnings are something we all want and it is possible to make it happen but one needs to work and be persistent. When you have your blog, it works 24/7, 365 days a year, and is visible to the whole world.
This means that you can make passive income. For those who don’t know, passive earnings are the earnings you make when you’re not doing anything, so you can sleep and your blog will make money.
Keep in mind that passive earnings are not something that is earned overnight. You need to invest your time and effort in learning new things (e.g. creating a blog, writing articles, SEO optimization, etc. and be very patient.
I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy but it’s DEFINITELY profitable to invest in an online business (blog) that will make a profit for years even when you’re not doing anything on it.
Let me be your inspiration to start something new, in this case, a blog. When I decided to finally start blogging 5 years ago, I never dreamed that today I would enjoy that passive income that everyone is talking about. My only regret is that I didn’t start this online business earlier even though it’s never too late.
If you want to start with online earnings and make passive earnings, I recommend that you read on the link below how I started with my blog and now you can too.
If you have any questions about passive earnings or starting your own blog, write below in the comments and I will do my best to answer you as soon as possible!
Do you already have your own blog? Do you make passive income? Are you planning to start a blog?
Hey, I’m Daniel, a 28-year-old from Serbia who has been successfully doing affiliate marketing for almost 10 years. Through years of trial, error and continuous learning, I have perfected my skills and I am delighted to be able to share my knowledge and advice through this site where you can find absolutely everything you need to start your online business.