Let’s say you are targeting $30,000 a year from blogging. The amount can be realised but not overnight. The sum may seem overwhelming especially when you are yet to make a dollar out of blogging. To experienced bloggers, this amount is realistic and can be made in one year easily. Below is some advice for those who wish to become full time bloggers.
Don’t quit your job for now
Is it possible to earn $30,000 a year but it’s very unlikely that it will happen overnight. Keep your expectations to a reasonable level. This will take some time so you should keep on working in your day job until the time comes when you earn enough to keep you going without your day job and even then it is advisable that you continue working.
Have a target
It is important to be specific and saying the exact amount of money that you would like to earn in a year. The amount is not important, what is important is having a concrete goal which you can work towards. Knowing what you are aiming at will help you greatly in achieving your goal.
Break it down
You need to break down your target into smaller units such as amount per day, per hour, per month or per week. Breaking it down into smaller units helps in gauging whether you are meeting your annual target by looking at the smaller units. A person aspiring to earn $30,000 a year wants $82.19 per day so if by the end of a day he doesn’t have that amount in his account then he is missing his yearly target.
In order to make such amount as$82.19 per day, there are a number of activities you can undertake online. The following are some of the methods you can use.
You can run CPM ads on your blog and be paid $2 CPM per advertisement unit and lets say you have ads on every page. This totals to $6. This all breaks down to about 13,000 page impressions.
The best way to sell ads directly to advertisers is on a monthly basis as a sponsorship. In order to make $30,000 per year you have to sell $2500 every month in ads. Let’s say you have 6 ad spaces on your blog, this will translate to $416.66 per month per advertiser.
Selling your E-book
You can sell a product; say your e-book from your blog. There are many other ways such as affiliate programs and you should read more if you want to earn a living from your blogging.