Blogging is one of the most common ways to make passive income. But just like any other form of passive income, first, you need to do some hard work to see your income grow online.
This article will show you how you can make your first $1 online in passive income from a blog in Nepal.
What is Passive Income?
In simple terms, passive income is the money you earn without doing much active work. But this definition is not very accurate because you do need to put on a lot of “active” work to make passive income.
You will earn passive income based on how much active work you are willing to do.
A few examples of ways you can earn passive income in Nepal:
- YouTube channel
- Investing in stocks
- Affiliate marketing
- Selling advertisements
- Selling digital products
- Renting your house or room
How to Make Passive Income From A Blog in Nepal?
Many bloggers around the world are making passive income from their blogs. But they did not do it overnight. Achieving success with blogging takes a lot of hard work, consistency, and patience.
You cannot just set up a blog and expect it to start making hundreds of dollars every month.
This is where the “active” work comes in.
But before you start thinking about earning hundreds of dollars online, you should focus on making $1. If you can make $1, surely you will be able to make $2 and more.
Once you identify the right strategies for making money online, you will increase your earning potential.
8 steps to make your first $1 passive income online from a blog in Nepal
1. Start a blog
The first thing you need is a blog. Starting a blog has never in easier. You only need a few basic things:
- A domain name
- A web hosting
- Blogging skills
- Using blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Wix, etc.
- Creating content like articles, images, audios, videos, etc.
- Content marketing
Read this article to learn more about starting a successful blog in Nepal:
2. Don’t think about earning money yet
We always want things to happen quickly. We want to start a blog and earn money right away. But that does not happen.
During the first few months of blogging, DO NOT think about money.
If you start thinking about earning hundreds of dollars from the beginning, you will get nothing but disappointment.
Work on building your skills. Learn new things. See what other successful bloggers are doing. Follow their work.
3. Create content
Don’t focus on money. Instead, focus on creating high-quality content.
Use your skills to improve your blog. Learn and implement various blogging strategies. There are a lot of free blogging tutorials online.
Your goal should be to write at least 30-50 articles. Even though you have made $0, keep putting out new content regularly. Write at least 2-3 articles every week.
As you create more content, your content quality will improve. Think like this: Who can write good articles—someone who has written 10 articles or someone who has written 100 articles?
You have to learn to maintain a balance between quality and quantity. Both are important. But, if you are in your beginning days, quantity matters more.
Once you got enough quantity, your quality will improve.
4. Get traffic
Making money from a blog is not possible if you do not have traffic to your blog. If you focus on getting more traffic, you will surely earn more from your blog.
Use traffic-building strategies like SEO (Search Engine Optimization), social media, backlinks, etc.
Creating more content for many different topics can also be an excellent strategy to build more traffic.
If you have more content, the probability of getting more traffic also rises. And, if your content is of high quality, you are likely to receive more shares and backlinks.
5. Monetize with Google Adsense
You have started a blog and created enough content. The traffic to your blog is growing. Now, it’s time to get the money flowing.
The easiest and most common way to monetize your blog is by using Google Adsense.
If your blog complies with Google’s Ad policies, you will not have a problem monetizing your blog.
Make sure your blog is at least two months old before you apply for Google Adsense. By doing so, there will be a high chance of getting Google’s approval.
There are other platforms you can use for the monetization of your blog. But for starters, we recommend using Google Adsense.
Also, there are many other ways to make money from a blog. But the purpose of this article is to learn how to make your first $1 from a blog. For that, Google Adsense is the appropriate choice.
6. More content, more traffic, more earning
Create more content. Do not stop making content just because you have monetized your blog. The more content you have, and the more traffic you get to your blog, the more money you are likely to make.
Also, do not expect hundreds of dollars in the first month of monetization. Remember, your earnings will depend on your traffic.
Even if you do not see any money yet, keep focusing on creating content. Similarly, STOP the habit of refreshing your Adsense report all the time. Checking your stats will not increase your income. It will only disappoint you.
Check your stats once a week. Google does not have a specific rule for Ad income as it depends on your blog impressions and CPC (cost per click) rates. However, it is said that the average CPM (cost per 1000 impressions) earning is $1 to $1.5 per 1,000 impressions.
It means that if your blog can receive anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 impressions, you will make your first $1 from your blog.
7. Enjoy your first $1
That feeling of making your first $1 online is quite good. It is your first passive income online. Even though it was passive income, you did put a lot of effort into it. But now, your earning potential is almost limitless.
A single blog post can earn you thousands of dollars.
As we said before, if you know how to make $1, you can easily make $2 using the same (or even better) strategies.
Let that first $1 be an inspiration to yourself. Understand that if you work harder and stay persistent, you do not have any limitations of making money online from a blog.
8. Don’t quit
Finally, don’t quit. There is no specific pattern you will make money online. Your income will vary each month.
You can make $100 one month, and the next month, you might not even cross $50.
Whatever happens, do not quit.
Keep making content online. Make blogging your passion, not just a way to make passive income.
Sure, some months, you might struggle with creating content. Other months, your earnings seem to lower.
Do not quit under any circumstances. Stay persistent. The results will surely be good if you do not quit.
You can easily earn money from a blog in Nepal. If you focus on learning, building your skills, and using blogging strategies, it is not difficult to make passive income from blogging.
Aim for $1 at first. Your goal should be to know how everything works. Making your first $1 will help you identify the possibilities of earning passive income online in Nepal.
There is a saying, “Think big, start small.” You should follow this advice.
There are endless possibilities of making money from a blog. But to achieve big goals, first, you need to start small.
If you want to make money blogging in Nepal, start a blog, create high-quality content, get blog traffic, monetize your blog, and make your first $1.
Do not think about making a lot of money from the very beginning. It will take at least 6 months to 1 year until you start making money online from your blog.
It all depends on your willingness to work hard, consistency, and patience.