How to Become a Lifestyle Blogger (and Earn Money!)

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how to become a lifestyle bloggerAre you the one your friends turn to when they want to know your best mac ‘n’ cheese recipe and want to discuss whether man buns are on the way out?

Maybe you’re passionate about beauty, but also love talking about your career.

If you’ve always wondered how to become a lifestyle blogger, this post is for you.

Of course, part of being a successful blogger is earning enough money to eventually quit your day job. And while you’ll need to hit a few benchmarks along the way, this is totally possible. Read on to learn how you can launch your lifestyle blog.

How to Become a Lifestyle Blogger

If you love writing and enjoy reading lifestyle websites and magazines, lifestyle blogging could be for you. This allows you to share your experience and expertise with your readers, while also earning an income.

A lifestyle blog can help you share your adventures, passions, and feelings while turning your hobby into a lucrative career.

The great thing about lifestyle blogging? This is a massive niche. Whether you want to talk about your favorite fur retailer or give your readers career advice, you can make it happen.

Here’s how to become a lifestyle blogger:

Do Your Homework

Before you begin blogging, you’ll need to do some research. Make a list of your favorite lifestyle blogs, and write down what it is you love about them. Then, make a list of the things you think they could improve.

This will help you understand what you’d like to achieve with your own blog while giving you some great ideas.

Know Your Brand

Now’s the fun part. You get to choose your domain name and figure out the rest of your branding. Your website name needs to be easy to remember, and also easy to spell, so your followers can easily recommend you to friends.

You also want to use .com whenever possible.

Now’s the time to write down a few words that describe your blog’s niche. Here are some examples:

  • Interior design
  • Motherhood
  • Food
  • Bargains
  • Home
  • Fashion
  • Beautiful
  • Minimalist
  • Affordable

Try as many combinations as you can, and aim for something catchy, funny, or memorable. Still not sure what to choose? Try a domain name generator to invite your muse to the party.

Set up Your Blog

Now it’s time to do the technical stuff. That means finding hosting, setting up a self-hosted WordPress site, and choosing a theme.

Luckily, there’s a wealth of information online to help you do this. And themes are becoming more intuitive and customizable than ever.

Start Blogging

Now you get to do a massive “brain dump.” Grab a pen and paper and make a mindmap, with your blog’s name in the center. Now you can begin listing potential blog posts, based on what you want to share with your readers.

Be sure to blog regularly so you can attract plenty of visitors.

Monetize

Once you begin building up a following, it’s time to monetize your lifestyle blog. Here are a few ways you can do this:

  • Sponsored posts
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Collaborations with brands
  • Launching your own products
  • Event hosting
  • And more

Ready to Launch your Lifestyle Blog?

Now you know how to get started, the only thing left to do is to…get started! Are you planning to launch a lifestyle blog soon? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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