If the answer to either of those questions is ‘yes,’ you might have what it takes to make your own interior design blog. You might feel underqualified to make one at first, but making a blog isn’t nearly as hard as it was ten years ago. Now, you can even get paid for blogging.
All it takes is a computer, a creative mind, and time. If you’re truly passionate about interior design you won’t mind having to wait a bit for your blog to grow. Once it does, the results will be oh so fruitful.
How to Begin
If you want to get paid for blogging, you need to consider self-hosted blogging. This means you should not create your blog on a free blogging platform like WordPress. Instead, you want your blog to be able to be monetized.
Blog monetization means you’ll earn cash for every ad or banner placed on your blog. Free platforms usually do not offer this service, so if monetization is important to you, make sure you research the best place to host your blog.
Getting Paid for Blogging
Once you’ve done the basics, like setting up your domain name and releasing a few posts, it’s time to create your media kit.
A media kit is essentially your own marketing tool. It’s what you’ll be sending potential sponsors when they contact you about advertising on your page. You’ll have all the information they need on hand.
Your kit should include general information about your blog, such as what types of content you usually post or showcase. You should also have a list of the types of advertisements you’d like on your page along with costs.
Figuring Out Costs
If you’re stuck on the costs part, correlate it to the number of views your page gets per month. This formula will do the trick: one dollar per 1,000 views per month. That is, if your traffic is approximately 50,000 views per month, you should charge $50 for a banner on your page.
Right under this section, make sure to include your terms and conditions. Describe how you prefer to be paid, how long the review process should take, and your responsibilities and rights.
Finding Sponsors and Ads
Now that you’ve outlined how much you’d like to charge per ad or banner, you’ll want to find out who can provide them. The easiest route is to go with an Ad Network. They will handle the entire process for you.
A few include Ad Thrive, BlogHer, Healthy Ads, Swoop, and Six Apart. There are many others though, so look into those that fit the needs of your blog especially.
Another option is to contact companies directly. You’ll want to specifically target interior design companies or designers, textile manufacturers, or furniture companies. If you’re passionate about furniture assembly, for instance, contacting the latter would be the smartest move.
Now that you know the basics of creating a new blog, there’s no better time to start than now. Getting paid for blogging is a great way to build passive income.
If you still need help creating a blog or figuring out the kinks, read our website building guide. We also have tons of articles to help guide you through the process!