The most frequently asked questions by people in Nepal who are interested in blogging are:
- How to earn money from a blog in Nepal?
- Can I make money as a blogger in Nepal?
- How much money can I earn blogging in Nepal?
The short answer is ‘yes’. You can earn money as a blogger in Nepal.
But wait! Don’t get excited yet.
It is a lot difficult to earn money from a blog in Nepal. It takes hard work, effort, and consistency. You might not make any money for months (or years) from your blog.
So here’s a cold hard truth:
If you are starting a blog just to earn money then DON’T do it.
Before we get to the part that tells you how you can earn money blogging in Nepal, let’s get a few things straight.
Don’t Start a Blog
Yes, you heard that right. Don’t start a blog if your only purpose is to earn money. You will not be successful at it. It is a lot harder to make money blogging in Nepal because of the limited revenue streams for blogs.
Instead of focusing on earning money, you should focus on creating valuable content. Build an audience. Give them value. Solve their problems. Make blogging your passion. Do it all for free, at first.
If your focus is only to earn money, the quality of your blog will not be good. But if your focus is to provide value to the people, you will be able to make money from your blog.
Make Blogging Your Passion
When you do something that you love, you will do it without any reward. For example; Let’s say you love to play the guitar. Will you stop playing the guitar if someone tells you that you will not make any money from it? No. You play the guitar because it is your passion. You enjoy the time you spend playing the guitar.
Do the exact same with blogging. Make it your passion. Don’t seek any reward. Do it because you love to do it. When you love doing it, you will learn to be good at it. You will start attracting more traffic to your blog because you are providing value to the people.
Money is the Outcome of Hard Work and Persistence
Again, earning money from a blog in Nepal is hard. It can take years before you earn your income. Even after you start earning money, your income might not be consistent.
Here’s what you need to understand — Money is the outcome of hard work and persistence. Focus on working hard and not giving up.
What does it mean to work hard?
In the case of blogging, it means to make good content and keep making them. For instance, if you are interested in writing articles, keep writing even if nobody is reading them. People might not know about your blog or articles at first—even after you have written 5, 10, 20, or even 100 articles.
But by then, you will have learned a lot of things. Your writing will have improved. Your website will be good. And, you will surely have a lot of views after you have written 100 articles.
Famous YouTuber Casey Neistat said in one of his videos that in the first 5 years of starting his YouTube channel, he had reached 500K subscribers. Then, he started uploading daily. In the next 5 months, he got another 500K subscribers. He kept uploading. Again, in the next 2 months, he got another 500K subscribers. The lesson here is that you have to keep doing what you are doing and never give up. The results will come if you are consistent.
Traffic Equals Money
Understand this: Traffic = Money. The more views you get on your blog, the more money you will be able to earn.
First, focus on making good content that provides value to a lot of people. Next, attract a lot of people to your blog. If your content is good, you will get organic traffic. You can also use marketing strategies like social media marketing, SEO, advertising, email marketing, etc. to attract more people to your blog.
How To Earn Money From A Blog in Nepal?
Okay, this is what you have all been waiting for. Now that you know the cold hard truth, we can begin.
As we said earlier, there are limited income streams to earn money from blogging in Nepal. But you can try whatever is available to you.
Here are some of the ways you can earn money from a blog in Nepal.
The easiest and the best way to make money is by running ads on your blog. Use the Google Adsense program to do so. Google is the most popular and reliable advertising platform for bloggers in Nepal.
However, it is not easy to run Google Ads on your blog. Why? Because you need to fulfill certain requirements from Google before you can put up ads on your blog. A few important ones are:
- Good content – Create content that is of value to the visitors (we have already said this many times). Write articles that are of at least 800 – 1200 words. Use proper paragraphs, numbering, images, alignments, etc. on your articles. Also, write at least 10 articles before you apply for the Google Adsense program.
- Easy-to-use website – Your website should be easy-to-use. Select proper design (theme) for the blog. Also, make it responsive (usable on all devices like smartphones, tablets, and desktop PCs).
As we said earlier, even after you have monetized your blog with Google Adsense, you cannot expect to start earning loads of money right away. Remember, traffic equals money. The more people visit your blog, the more money will you be able to earn.
There are advertisement programs other than Google Adsense as well, like Media.net. You can find more online.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is another way to make money from your blog. It is by promoting the products/services of other businesses in your blog. Whenever a person visits or buys a product/service from your blog, you will receive a commission from it.
To be honest, there are not a lot of affiliate programs in Nepal. Internationally, there are a lot of programs you can sign up for. But because of the problem of payment gateways, the international programs are not applicable to most Nepali bloggers.
The few affiliate programs available in Nepal are:
You can Google more affiliate programs that are available in Nepal.
You can simply promote other businesses, products, or services on your blog. But there are no specific programs for it.
You will have to reach out to businesses and ask them whether they would like to promote their products/services on your blog. If they agree, you can do it by selling them ad spaces on your blog.
You can also promote them through links, emails, etc. But, like we said, it will not be easy to find businesses that would like to promote on your blog. For this, either your blog must be very popular (with thousands of views per month) or you must build a network that could lead you to potential businesses for advertising on your blog.
You can also sell ad spaces with different ad networks like Buysellads, ad.server online, etc. But you need to fulfill some requirements like the amount of traffic and impressions on your blog. You can use these ad networks once you grow your blog.
4. Other Ways
There are definitely more ways you can monetize your blog like:
- writing paid reviews,
- selling digital products like ebooks,
- creating online courses, etc.
These can be difficult for new bloggers. But, you have to keep your options open and keep working hard.
Don’t start a blog just to earn money. Start it with the purpose of providing value to your audience. Take blogging as a passion. You have to love doing it. Otherwise, it will be difficult to achieve success as a blogger. Money is the outcome of hard work and persistence. Do the work, and don’t give up.
Remember, the more traffic you get, the more money you can earn. You have to make valuable content to attract organic traffic. But you can also use various marketing strategies to get traffic to your blog.
You can earn money from a blog by using advertisement programs like Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, promotions, selling digital products/courses, writing paid reviews, etc.
There are a lot of limitations to earning money blogging in Nepal. Hopefully, in the future, we will be blessed with more ways to earn money blogging. Let’s hope for the best.