How Students Can Use Blogging For Extra Money?
I have written many articles on how to make money from blogging but today this article is specifically for students only
In this article, I will tell you how students can make money through blogging
Whenever I shared ways to make money from blogging, I get this question frequently how students can benefit from blogging?
Can students do blogging,? can they use it as an extra source of income?
If you are wondering the same then let me tell you. Yes you can use blogging to make money
In fact, blogging is probably the easiest way for students to make extra money on the side & today I will show you how.
How students can make money from blogging? [Step By Step Guide]
Today many people have started using the internet for studies,
Whenever someone is confused about something, wants to research something their first instinct is to Google it
Heck, I finished my whole engineering course by referring to notes online, pdf files, and YouTube videos. That is how powerful the internet is…so why not use it?
Being a student you always have to keep learning, you have to keep notes, why not share your knowledge on your blog?
If you are good at some subjects. if you have some easy tricks to learn the syllabus. If you have a way of keeping notes that can be learned easily… use them, share them & earn from it
I regret not knowing about blogging when I was in engineering college.
As I said I used to refer to the internet for my studies, I used to create documents containing important notes & share them with my friends.
Maybe if I knew about blogging back then, I would have definitely created a blog to share those notes & would have probably ranked & earned from it. But unfortunately, I came to know about blogging in 2017 & that was the same year when I graduated .so couldn’t use it 🙁
But if you are a student, who is good at studies then this is a golden opportunity for you.
You’ll be helping others to learn, as well as you can make some extra cash on the side.
I would definitely recommend you to start your blog right now
Ways to make money from blogging for students
Different ways to monetize your blog
If you are a student & you want to monetize your blog. Today I will show you different ways how you can do it
First & foremost way to make money from a blog as a student is
There are many ad networks like Google Adsense, Adsterra, PopAds, and Propeller Ads that will help you to monetize your blog. basically, you’ll Display ads on your blog & get paid when someone clicks on it
Learning is a niche where there is scope for digging more & you can use this to your advantage
If you want to refer to books & earn from it. Amazon Associate Program is the best choice
You can charge your audience for the study material, you can share some of the content exclusively for your paid customer like a checklist, formula list, important notes, etc.
Consultation call/ 1 on 1 tutoring
Due to the pandemic video calls are a regular thing now. If you are really good at the topic you can charge your audience for 1 on 1 consultation call where you can teach your audience the topic exclusively just like tutoring & charge money for it
If you want to hold group sessions or like 1 too many calls you can do it as well. Hold a webinar for difficult subjects & teach a group of students face to face. here you’ll be teaching them live, you can also host a Q&A session & charge money for it.
If you want to know how to conduct a perfect webinar then check this out
Tip: you can also create an exclusive private group on Facebook, Whatsapp, or telegram where you can share notes, easy-to-learn tricks, etc & charge for it or give this as an exclusive add-on for any of the above services
Now I will show you
How to Start a blog at a Super Affordable price (least possible price)
Starting a blog isn’t difficult or expensive anymore & I will share with you some ways where you can start your blog for the least amount possible.
Don’t worry I won’t be sharing some crappy ways, because as easy as it is to start a blog, it is really tough to rank on Google especially if you are not using the right resources.
Follow my steps & I’m sure you’ll be ranking on Google pretty soon
The resources I’m sharing are really cheap yet high authoritative so using these will not hinder your Google rankings, if anything it will just help you
Best Cheap web hosting
Selecting your domain & web hosting is probably the most important yet challenging part of creating a blog because the performance of your blog is highly influenced by these
Your web hosting handles your blog uptime, loading speed, bandwidth, etc
If you have crappy web hosting then the chances of your Blog being available to your audience will be the main concern & how can you make money from your blog when your blog isn’t online most of the time?
Trust me selecting good web hosting is really important. When I create my first blog it took 2 months to find good web hosting because it was my first.
Trust me when searching for web hosting you get so many options like free web hosting, cheap web hosting, and best Web hosting. So which one to choose?
If you are just starting out, chances of you going for the best Web hosting are slim because they are expensive & if you go with cheap web hosting. Are they reliable? is the big question.
So don’t worry today I’m sharing with you a web hosting company that is super cheap & completely reliable. I’m using them for around a year now for my clients & the site hardly ever goes down
The load time, uptime, page speed everything is amazing as well as the support team.
I have personally experienced that, whenever there is an issue they respond & resolve it way more quickly compared to others (I have worked with many web hosting, trust me I know the drill)
If you are just starting out then this is the best option for you & the best thing is with this web hosting you can host up to 2 websites for Rs 120/month
which means when you go with this web hosting you can create 2 blogs for the price of one… isn’t that great??
You have to purchase the domain separately. You can buy a domain from GoDaddy (the first price is cheap but renewal is costly) or you can get a domain name at a really cheap price at Namecheap or name.com
And then you have to connect them. It is really simple nothing to worry about
If you don’t want to purchase a domain name & web hosting separately. Then buy hosting from Bluehost when you buy hosting from them they’ll give you a domain name for free & Bluehost is known for being the best in web hosting.
Even being part of the best Web hosting list, it is pretty affordable & probably one of the best investments you can do as a blogger & with Bluehost hosting you don’t need to worry about connecting your domain & hosting as they both will be hosted at Bluehost
Paid domain, free hosting
Nope, I’m telling you to go with free web hosting…
Please I beg you, stay away from those, every effort you put into your blog will go into the drain if you go for free web hosting
Trust me I have been there, done that
Many social media sites even block the blogs that are hosted on these free web hosting sites. I once had a technology blog on free web hosting and couldn’t share it on Facebook as it was blocked due to the web hosting. Had to give it up
The free hosting I’m talking about is blogger.com & WordPress.com these are highly appreciated free blog platforms. You can even start a blog without paid domain name as well here. but I would recommend you to get a paid Domain name as it will help you to rank faster & build your brand
If you want to monetize your blog through display Advertising then go for blogger & if you want to do affiliate marketing or membership site go for WordPress.com as it has more scope for customization
If you are using blogger I will recommend you to connect it to paid domain & if you are using WordPress.com, you can go ahead with the free domain for just starting out
My first blog was on WordPress.com thus I can guarantee that it is worth trying
So here are some amazing ways how a student can make money from blogging.
I hope the article was helpful to you
If you have any doubt feel free to get in touch I will try my best to help you out
Also, let me know if you want me to write a blog post about a particular topic I will be happy to share
Keep blogging, keep smiling
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