Make Money Online in Africa-By Blogging

How to make money online has become a frequently asked question on Google in the recent past. It has become fairly easy nowadays to do so because they are plenty and various ways of starting an online business. This platform is going to discuss all the possible ways to make money online in Africa.

This first article is part of a 16 part series of how to make money online in Africa. I hope you enjoy and learn something from it.

To begin, we will discuss, blogging.

 You probably have heard a lot about blogging and have probably read many blogs without even realizing it. But did you know that you can make money from the comfort of your home doing with this business?

What is Blogging?

What can you blog about?

How can you start a blog successfully?

How can you make money online from a blog?

1.What is online blogging?

Well, a blog is basically a website. The difference with a blog is that you regularly have to add content to it which is known as blog posts. This content is material that provides value to your readers. A blog can be updated regularly from an article daily to 1 – 2 per week. It’s important to keep this type of consistency to keep your readers engaged.

What can you blog about?

To start a blog, you can pick literary any topic that you are passionate about and write about it. However, if you want to start a blog to make money, you need to look into topics that people want to learn about. Some examples of topics that people are interested in are;

  1. Health and Fitness
  2. How to make money
  3. Personal finance
  4. Personal development
  5. Fashion
  6. Recipes
  7. News and Entertainment

An example of African bloggers pursuing these topics are kaluhiskitchen.com (recipes), smallstarter.com (how to make money in Africa) and many other examples

How can you start an online blog successfully?

The good news is that starting a blog is relatively easy and affordable.  In setting up of the blog itself, there are free blog options such as WordPress.com and Blogger, but in order to have a professional image, consider investing in a domain name and hosting, and installing WordPress or other content management system on your host. There are many webhost providers. I personally use Siteground and they have worked quite well for me.

Once your blog is up and running, you need keep it active by adding new content to grow your business. You need a set schedule for writing and posting blog articles. It is helpful to create a content calendar so you always know what you’re going to post.

How to market your blog

 To market your blog, like all other business ideas, your success comes from marketing, and letting your target market know about your blog. Great ways to reach your market are through social media especially Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, Email marketing and reaching out to other bloggers as a guest blogger, podcasters, and media outlets for publicity. 

How can you make money online from a blog?

You can promote other companies’ products and services in affiliate marketing. You can offer advertising or feed ad networks, such as Adsense, on to your blog. If you have a service business you’re promoting with your blog, you can create your own information products to compliment it. Or, if you have your own product, you can offer a service. To check out how I make money online on my African food blog, read this article here

There are a number of things that makes a blog a profitable business. I have a great experience running my food blog and i have learnt a lot in this period. Feel free to ask me anything by leaving a comment below. also look out for the following articles in this 16 part series of how to make money online in Africa.

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