I’ve always wanted to be highly truthful and honest with my visitors, so before I go in-depth, I’ll make it really short.
Disclosure: I earn commissions from some of the services (mostly web hosting) that I recommend on my blog.
This means I’m sponsored/affiliated with HostGator, but…
1 – I’d never suggest a product/service that I haven’t personally used. I’m really satisfied with HostGator blog hosting, thus I’m recommending them for beginners. You don’t need to go with HostGator if you don’t want to, but it’s probably the cheapest and most convenient solution for a beginning blogger.
2 – It’ll be cheaper for you to start a blog, as I managed to make a deal with HostGator = 67% lower hosting costs. Sounds good, huh?
How much MONEY does StartBloggingOnline.com earn?
I don’t prefer to talk about it much since it’s my personal thing, but I make enough to cover the hosting and domain expenses for more than 120,000 monthly readers (learn what strategies I used to achieve that).
Occasionally, I’ll be able to buy some gifts and presents to my close ones, but that’s nothing huge
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because I want to make money from you. It’s mostly to keep my site up and running so I could provide you with the latest blogging tutorials, guides and strategies in the blogging niche.
How much TIME does StartBloggingOnline.com take?
I’ve been managing many different blogs, but I’ll be honest – maintaining a site like StartBloggingOnline.com isn’t easy. I’m offering free email consultation for beginning bloggers and I get approximately 50+ different questions about blogging per day – this number is growing which means that blogging has become more and more popular, too!
In addition to that, I also run a free blogging course which takes a lot of time too. In short, I spend almost 5 – 6 hours per day answering emails, publishing new content and tweaking my blog. This is like a regular job for me although I also work as a small business consultant and a web developer.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions:
How can I make money with MY OWN blog?
Making money with your blog shouldn’t be your number one goal, but if it is, read my latest blog post about: How to make money with your blog. Many bloggers don’t care about making money, they just want to blog and write about their experiences, knowledge and hobbies – and this is completely okay.
However, if you grow your traffic – earning money through your blog shouldn’t be a problem.
Is this a common way to make money with blogging?
Absolutely. It’s called affiliate marketing (wikipedia link) and it’s becoming pretty popular too. Once you’ve launched your blog, you can try that too.
Is there a catch or any strings attached for me?
No, not at all. You don’t pay anything extra or have no commitment when you go through my link. In fact, I managed to get you a free domain. You’ll also stay anonymous as I don’t get any information about the buyers.
Why did you let me know about it?
It’s because I want to be honest with my visitors. In my opinion, the best way to gain trust from your blog visitors is to be 100% transparent and this is exactly what I’m currently doing. Aside from that, I’m also a pretty friendly folk.