Many people are interested in making money and earning an income from blogging. While it is true that some bloggers are working full time and making a very good living from blogging, this doesn't mean that everybody can do it. So could you make a living from your blog?
The secret to standing a chance of making it happen for you is to look to the long term. No matter how successful you end up being as a blogger there is no way you can expect to earn a six-figure sum from your blog in a matter of months. If you start looking into the backgrounds and experiences of the most successful internet bloggers, you will find they have been doing it for years. It was never easy for them in the beginning either, they have had to persevere and keep on pushing for success in order to achieve a large following.
To boil it down to its basics you need two things in order to make money from a blog. You need a huge volume of traffic visiting your blog on a daily basis and you also need to have various ways of monetizing your blog. For example, Google Adsense is the most well known of these, but there are plenty of other ways you can do it. Selling display ads and writing paid reviews for people who want their product promoted and written about are just two examples; there are plenty more as well.
But it is not enough to assume that lots of traffic and some Google ad blocks combined are going to be enough to bring in a huge income. Much also depends on the topic you have chosen for your blog and where that traffic comes from. Not all traffic is the same and while some people can visit your blog and do little while they are there, others will stay and click on some of the ads they are interested in.
The real secret to making money with any blog is finding a topic that can be commercialized and perseverance. Those who give up their day job in order to become a blogger may have a nasty surprise waiting for them down the road. There is no one blueprint you can follow to assure you of success here, you have to work for it and the success will come eventually if you have the skill sets required. For example, you might make a reasonable income from your blog after a few months or it might take years to do it. Even then a reasonable income may not be enough to live on for the first couple of years anyway.
However, don't let this put you off to any extent. The sooner you start that blog you have in mind the sooner you will find out how much it could earn you. In time you may be a full time blogger, but you need to be determined enough to recognize that you need patience to negotiate that learning curve and perseverance to build up a large enough following to start earning money from it.