I was recently asked the question, “How can I make from $200 to $300 a week from home?” This is not the first time that I have been asked a question similar to this but the response is generally the same. You can earn $300 a week from home working a couple of work-at-home jobs if they are not full-time and the pay is less than $10 per hour.
But the best way that I have found in order to accomplish this is to write online. Not just by writing online for various companies that are looking for content but with your own blog or website.
Before you think that this is not for you, let me explain exactly how you can get started, what you need to do, and what it will take in order for you to meet and exceed the goal of making $300 a week from home.
How to Get Started
The first thing that you will need to do is to come up with a plan. What do I mean? Say for example you have to goal of trying to purchase a car, getting into shape, saving up for your first home, or even finding employment from home. No doubt, you will come up with a strategy or plan to make this goal a reality. Whether it means that you will open up a savings account, work out 3 days a week, try to improve your credit score, carpool or take your lunch to work (if you work outside the home), create a professional resume, or even attend a virtual job fair.
Without a plan or strategy in place, it will be difficult if not impossible for you to be able to reach your goal. That is also the case when it comes to the goal of making a steady income online. Set aside some time to come up with a plan and stick to it. Here is what you will need to consider before you get started.
Here are a few questions that you will want to answer to make your plan successful.
- How much do you want to make?
- What are you good at?
- How much time it will take?
- What do you want to do or blog about?
After you have carefully made a decision about what subject or topic(s) you would like to blog on, you are now ready to get started executing your plan by doing the following.
1. Come up with a name for your blog
Try to use the same domain name as your blog name or title to keep it unified. A domain name is the address of your blog. Think of it like your home address. Instead of your domain name or blog address saying 123 Winding Street, your domain name will be an URL address starting with the letters http://. Think carefully about the name the same as you would when you are selecting a name for your child. Why? Because once your blog becomes popular it will be difficult or confusing to change the name of your blog entirely if you don’t like it. You may even lose some of your visitors because they would have been used to visiting your blog by a certain name and now it is completely changed. Personally, I never liked the name Workersonboard but it was the only thing that I could think of at the time. GoDaddy will even help you to come up with a name for your blog for free if you have trouble with this.
2. Try to think of a slogan for your blog
Use something that will be memorable or related to your blog topics. For example, on my official website Workersonboard.com, the slogan is “Helping you Find Work at Home.”
3. Select a platform to blog on
There are a lot of free and paid ones that you can choose from listed below. Some blogging platforms come with hosting and others do not. Hosting is the space that you will need for your blog. For example, say you were going to buy a home you could either do so in two different ways. Purchase your land first. The land is going to represent hosting for your blog and the home will represent your blog. You could also purchase a home that comes with land or a lot and this can be compared to a blogging platform that comes with hosting. Here are some of your options listed below.
Free Blogging Platforms that come with Hosting
Why people use WordPress
Many people decide to use WordPress, a very powerful, popular user-friendly SEO (search engine optimized) free blogging and website content management system to create and upload content online. There are a lot of powerful free plugins or add-ons that will literally become the backbone of your website. WordPress, along with a few plugins will help your blog to become very visible on search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. I personally use this platform for my blog and have used many others.
If you decide to use WordPress, which I recommend, you will need to acquire hosting. Hosting plans are very affordable and you can decide to pay them monthly or yearly. Once you acquire hosting from a company, your hosting plan will allow you to install WordPress with a simple click so that you can install a theme or design for your blog and start creating content. Here are some hosting providers to choose from listed below.
Hosting Plans for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and others
After you have acquired your hosting plan, and installed WordPress or another CMS (content management system) that you prefer to use for your blog you are now ready to either choose a free theme or purchase one on WordPress or through other sites. A theme to a blog is like the design style of your home. It will give your blog a custom feel and help your blog look professional. Here are some sites that can design a logo and other elements for your blog.
After your blog is completely set up, you can start creating content in the form of a post. Your post will contain a title and related content below. Content can be in the form of words, photos, and videos. Photos and videos added to your words will enhance the information especially if it is related to the topic. Most posts can be written in just a few minutes.
If you have trouble coming up with a post try these ideas.
Question and answer style
Tutorial or how to
Tip: Don’t forget to label and tag each post. If you are writing a post on how to make Sweet Potato Casserole add your tags sweet potato, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato desert, etc. You will also need to categorize your post so that the search engines will be able to pick up your post on that related topic.
Continue to write posts on a regular basis to build up content on your blog so that your readers can find more related content and stay on your blog longer. You can set your own pace and schedule of how much and for how many days you want to blog in a week.
After you have enough content, you can monetize or make money with your blog. How? All you have to do is to sign up with a few companies’ publisher networks that bloggers can use to earn money from their content. Here are a few that I recommend listed below.
Keep in mind that patience is the key with anything that you do so if you don’t generate a lot of income right away, do not be discouraged. If you continue creating quality content on a regular basis and sharing it on social media, you will eventually see results from your hard work, time, and effort in the form of revenue. You can check your stats daily on these sites to see how much you have made are making and even receive tips on what you can do to improve those figures by changing and adjusting your ad sizes and so forth.
The more popular your blog or content becomes, the more visitors you will receive and the more you will earn. There is a common myth that needs to be dispelled and that is that you don’t have to have the most popular blog in order to earn income. Your goal of being able to earn $200, $300, or even $500 or more per week can easily be achieved with your own blog. Give it a try today and see for yourself. It may be the best decision you ever made.
For more blogging tips and advice on how you can earn full-time income blogging, please watch these video tutorials below and check out my book on Amazon entitled, How to Make Money Everyday Blogging: for Full-Time Income