Yes, you may start a blog to make money. There are several ways to do it, all based on what your blog is about and who your blog is for. Here’s a quick explanation of how it works.
Start by building a blog and focusing on one topic. By staying focused on that one topic you attract an audience of people who are interested and engaged about that topic.
To bring more people to your blog use SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques to help get your blog posts found on Google and bring in more traffic (viewers). SEO, most simply, means writing posts that answer the questions that people in your audience are looking for on Google. Google is looking for the best information to show people and your blog can provide that information.
Use a keyword tool to find what people are looking for on Google. Each blog post should target one keyword that has high search volume and low competition.
Posting links to your blog on social media — in places where your audience is — and on Pinterest also helps people find your blog.
When you have traffic and it’s targeted — it’s from the specific audience interested in your topic — you can do many different things to earn money (aka “monetize” your blog).
You may have affiliate links on your site — for products your audience will want — which earn commissions for you when they click and buy. You may create and sell your own digital products. You may sell consulting and coaching services. There are many creative products and services you may offer.
All of this starts with quality content — your blog posts. Your posts should be original, targeted for your topic, consistent and helpful to the people who read them. Give your audience quality content and recommend products that you believe in to help them. That’s the foundation that lets you start a blog to make money.