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I meet lots of people who want to start their own blog; I help some of them start on the right footing. In my interactions with them, I receive tons of questions. Some of the questions are echoed more often than others.

What I want to do today is share 5 of the most frequent questions I have received about blogging. You will find my answers on these questions revealing if you have asked the same questions yourself. Also, by writing this post, my goal is to provide a reference link for people who will ask these questions in the future.

If you have another question which is not covered in this post, you can ask your question in the comment box, or join the conversation via Facebook, and I will do my best to answer them.

5 Frequently asked questions about blogging – and my answers to them


Yes, bloggers make money. In fact, bloggers make staggering amounts of money. But then there are bloggers who make nothing at all.

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Most times, when people ask me this question, what they are really asking is, “How much do bloggers make?”

Well, there’s no easy way to answer that question. The short answer is, it depends.

Bloggers don’t receive salaries so you can’t say that once you get to a certain stage, you make a certain amount of money.

As I said, some bloggers make insane amounts of money like Mathew Woodward who made over $27,000 in April, 2017, or Michelle who made over $130,000 in March, 2017, through her blog. Then there are countless bloggers who make nothing at all, yet.

What determines how much you earn is your effort, persistence, and ability to understand and deliver what your readers want.

It is difficult to guess how much Nigerian bloggers make because I’m yet to see any who publishes their monthly income report.

Darlington Omeh once said he built his blog to make over N500,000 monthly 2 years after he launched Of course, only Nigerians living on Mars may not have heard of LindaIkeji, BellaNaija or

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Having known that there are endless opportunities to make money as a blogger, my one advice to you is this: if you are going to start a blog, do it for the passion, not for the money.

Blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes time and hard work for a blog to gain traction and start making money for the owner. It took me over 7 months of consistent work to make my first ever dollar through this blog. If you are worried about how much you could make or how soon you could make it, there’s a chance you are heading for frustration.

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Again, it depends.

You can start a free blog on Blogger or WordPress if you just want to try your hands at blogging and see how far you can go. I know a lot of people who started with having a free blog. Some of them went on to make money, upgrade and own their domain while some could not continue for any of different reasons. So you can start blogging right now, free of charge.

However, if you are really serious about building an online business through blogging, I strongly recommend you invest a little into getting your own domain and building your own blog.

It cost me a little over $50 to set up my blog. This is because I subscribed for 2-year hosting on ($47). If you sign up for 1 year, then the cost is considerably lower.


I would recommend you pick a narrow topic.

With broad topics, it could be overwhelming to try to cover everything. Unless you are a seasoned blogger or you have lots of cash to outsource content creation, this could be an almost impossible task.

With a narrow topic, you are more focused on dealing with a particular issue instead of trying to do everything.

Another important reason I would go with a narrow topic is, people are more likely to search for ‘how to cure back pain’ on search engines than a broad topic like health.

When you narrow your niche, you are more likely to attract targeted visitors who will appreciate the solution they are able to find on your blog.

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I published a post on 18 popular blog topic ideas for beginner bloggers, and I included their various sub-niches to narrow things down. These niches are evergreen and get the most search engine traffic.


No, it is not.

The beautiful thing about blogging is that it lets you express yourself in your own unique way, voice and style. This is why there is room for everybody on the planet to have their own blog, because we are all unique creatures who have different views about things.

The reason blogging seems overrated or redundant is because we have a lot of people who have no idea why they want to have a blog except that they hear people make serious money through blogging. Most of them have nothing meaningful to offer other than a wish to make quick money. This is why you see so many copy/paste bloggers who know nothing about anything. Don’t be like them.

When you find your own unique voice and a meaningful way to reach other people, blogging is never overrated.


There are many methods you can use to build your blog traffic. You will find most of those in another post, Reasons Nobody Visits Your Blog – and what to do about it.

You must make sure you post quality content on your blog. It does not make sense to spend time and resources driving traffic when there is nothing worth seeing on your blog. Content is king.

Low-quality content means you will have a hard time keeping your readers.

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Of course, these answers are only my opinion on these questions; they are based on my experience. If you have any questions which I did not answer in this post, you can ask me in your comments.

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  1. Wow! What an interesting writeup, very educating and informative, its indeed an eye opener to me, it has helped me to refocus again on a particular niche to go with because I was actually confused on the one to deal the with. But now am focused and very certain on the one I should deal on, now my hope is alive and my courage is boosted, Thanks a lot Samuel. May God continue to shawer his blessings upon you in Jesus name. Finally, I’ll like to know how to do SEO, how can one blog or post get optimised on Search engine?

    • Hello Adeola,

      Thank you for your kind words. I have a detailed SEO guide coming up real soon. I’d suggest you keep an eye out for it on social media and by subscribing to our newsletter. Also, the internet is laden with many rich resources on SEO. One of such is the Moz guide for beginners. You can Google it up and get started.


    • 1. It depends on the web hosting company you choose. So will allow it, some won’t. You just have to check.

      2. Again, it depends on the web hosting company. Basically, and with my hosting company, $50 is more than enough for your first year of hosting subscription. You can compare with other providers see what they offer.

      Let me know if you need help with setting up your hosting account and building your blog.

      Thanks for your your comment.

  2. quite educative…but Mr samuel, I have always wanted to be a blogger and is currently on ur training programme but am still lacking that push to kick off…I need ur explicit advice which can take me to the echelon of blogging

    • Hello Michael,

      No, you don’t need my advice. What you need is to make a decision, get up and get something done. Nobody can give you that push. We can only provide you with tools and the right information. Only you can take yourself out of your bed and on to working on your ambitions.

  3. I love writing and would love to horn my skills, a major challenge would be choosing a niche. I will have to cross that rubicon at this stage. Thanks for these FAQ

  4. ones again I say a big kudos to you mr Samuel for your doggedness in putting all these insightful pieces up here to educate and encourage starters like myself.. You’re amazing Bro

    • Yes, you do, but I have friends who blog using their phone alone because smartphones can do as much as personal computers these days. For me, though, a larger screen and bigger keyboard make things easier for me so I could never blog using my phone alone. It’s about finding what works for you.


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