Tips For Bloggers on a Budget

by - February 10, 2020

Believe it or not, not all bloggers are rich. Shocking, right? As much as people want to believe that bloggers make a lot of money and that as soon as you start, you'll be diving into pools of coins and green bills as if you were Scrooge McDuck, that's just not true, at all. And if you're just starting and don't have a big budget, understandably so, then these tips can help you achieve good quality content even when you don't have the same budget as other bloggers.

My budget now, 4 years after starting the blog, isn't that different from when I started. Not because my bank account hasn't grown in numbers but because I don't like to waste money, so I keep my budget to the bare minimum. And that bare minimum won't stay the same forever. As your blog grows, you'll feel the need to invest in things that in the beginning didn't seem as necessary as they do now and that's why it's important to prioritize from the very beginning. Keep your spending habits to a minimum and as you grow, think very deeply about what the kind of investments you want to do and keep yourself from splurging on things you don't need.

Don't Underestimate
Don't underestimate the quality of your work and most importantly, the tools you use to work. It may seem like you need a really good camera with a huge lens, or that you need to go and buy Photoshop to edit your pictures or that you need to spend money on a hosting platform or a domain but the truth is, that's not true. I still think investing in a domain is one of the first investments you should do, but is it important from the very beginning? No. Go on a free platform like Blogger or the free version of WordPress and just start blogging. Use the camera on your phone. Use Photoscape or even other software on your phone like VSCO or Facetune to edit your photos.

Free Time
One thing that can seem tempting is to dedicate all of your time to blogging, in case you don't have a day job. When I started, I was unemployed and did blogging all day, every day, which is great but if that's your situation, don't give up trying to find a day job. It'll give you extra money at the end of the month and you'll still be able to do blogging in your spare time. Don't fall into the trap of making blogging your full-time job right away if it's not giving you money yet.

Christmas and birthday presents. You want to ask people for something for yourself. Maybe think about the blog first. What do you need? A new camera? A new lens? Stuff to write about? Don't get me wrong, it's totally okay for you to ask for things for yourself but if you don't want to spend that much of your own money yet, ask people to cooperate and gift you the things you need.

Sometimes it may seem hard to think of new content when maybe we don't have anything new to show. That doesn't mean we can't write. Find a topic you enjoy and talk about it. No images to go with it? Search for a fitting one on websites like Pixabay or Unsplash (like I did with this post). If you're afraid no one will read your post, don't worry. Take it from me, people enjoy reading your opinion on things and sometimes lengthy posts can be the most successful.

I hope you're having a great day,
Marta Ribeiro xx

 Photo above by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash

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  1. I have to admit it wouldn't be possible to live from my blog and therefore I'm very thankful for my full-time job! Thanks for your tips, no bloggers are definitely not in general rich!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    1. People love to think that we are! Thanks for stopping by Rena!

    2. Yes, it really looks like ... you're welcome, happy Sunday! xx Rena

  2. Very inspirational and great tips, good to know!

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