This guest post is by Alicia Stuarts
Nowadays, we can see the incidence of people revealing their monthly or weekly income earned through their blogs. When we consider making money online as a business, it is essential that we should consider all the expenses spent for earning a specific amount through blogging. Even though there are free ways of making money through blogging most of the people are not following the route.
Sharing income without expenses – Is it a false statement?
If you are a person thinking of ways to make money online and you are coming across a blog saying that they are making a certain amount of dollars each month, or they list among the Top 10 Earning blogs, this statement makes it seem super easy, right? However, the fact is that many people are attracted into starting up blogs with the anticipation that they can start earning money right away and finally they get discouraged to find that they are spending more than what they are making through their blog.
Expenses to be considered when calculating income from blogging:
Now, let us consider that you have started to earn some income from your blog, you have succeeded to some extent and learned how to blog for traffic and you are trying to develop your online reputation. However, you might be having a doubt as to what are the expenses to be considered when calculating the actual income earned from blogging.
Here are the lists of expenses to be considered:
- Domain name and web hosting expenses
- Website themes and templates
- Education expenses for learning about some techniques in making money through blogging
- The SEO expenses of your blog that will drive the actual traffic
Of these services, even though website themes and templates are being offered free of cost, the functionality and design of custom-made themes would be more better as compared to free themes and templates.
Then, how about networking? if you want to develop your reputation online, it helps to make some associations offline at seminars, conferences and other major events in such a way that your audience and customer base can attend and these might cost you more particularly when you will have to travel.
Therefore, consider the aforesaid expenses and prepare a true income statement from your blogging and if you are really satisfied, you can continue to enjoy your business of making money online!!!