Before I start, I would like to thank you all for the constant support. My writing journey has been winding and arduous, but your encouragement made it all worthwhile.
As I mentioned in my previous post, having a free WordPress blog is a great way to start blogging and building an audience but it’s not a functional way to monetize your website. Having a self-hosted website and installing WordPress to it is the best bet. That is what I did when I started my new blog www.mbkeen.com
I use the self-hosting service Bluehost. It’s slightly more expensive than GoDaddy but they offer services and customer support that makes it worth it. Check them out!
Disclaimer: The links used above for BlueHost are affiliate links. It’s no extra charge to you if you purchase, but BlueHost would throw a few cents my way as a thank you.
Given that I haven’t been active the past two years, I’m sure many of you have lost interest in my content. I am sad to see some of you go, but I am excited for the new chapters in my life and all the opportunities and challenges they are bringing to my personal and writing life.
In 2014, personal circumstances rendered me bedridden with depression. During that period, my only solace was my writing and that was when I wrote the the first book in the children’s book series I’m currently working on. The novel is about a young boy living in a dark town who is forced to hide his talents from his family and society for fear of being prosecuted. It follows his journey of growth and understanding as he tries to find a way to escape the oppressive society he lives in while also trying to make a difference in it. But with the perils surrounding the town, the only thing more dangerous than staying is trying to run away. I’m currently writing the second book in this series.
Countless rounds of edits, a couple of rejections slips, and a disappointing indie publishing attempt later, I am back to blogging with more rigor and experience than ever. In my new blog I will be sharing tips on novel, script, short story and article writing, as well as editing, proofreading and marketing your work. I will also be posting book reviews, handy products and software for writers, writing resources, and much more.
Check out my latest post: 9 Ultimate Sources for Writing Ideas
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So glad to see you again.
Thank you! Hope life’s been treating you well 🙂
Hello, your new site looks very professional and full of useful content. Sorry to hear you went through depression, it must have been a very difficult time in your life. With regards to monetising were there any useful guides you followed? I am planning to go down that path once I head towards the 1000+ followers (not sure if I should wait until 5000+). I just don’t know how to go about it – any pointers?
Thank you for you comment! As long as you build an engaged audience, even a few hundreds could be enough to monetize your blog. Affiliate marketing is a great way to start, google ads are good too if you get enough traffic per month. Start with small companies and individuals that are relevant to your niche and offer to promote their products or services in return for a small amount, a guest post, or a mention of your blog. Hope this helps. Be patient with the process and good luck!
Great advice, thank you very much, will do some research and set the plan in motion!