What is a Blog and how Can You Make Money from it

What is a blog and how can you make money from it ? This is the first question my students ask whenever I talk about how to make money online blogging in seminars or during any teaching session.

In fact, the very first person that will stand up in the questioning session will ask this very question – what is a blog ?.

Yes, I don’t blame them because, I discovered that for absolute beginners, the word “blog” is still fairly new to them.

They neither know the meaning nor understand how how it really works or make money from it.

That’s why I want to take this time to explain the term blog to your full understanding.

So, if you are new to blogging, this article will be very useful for you. Also, if you have blogged before, you may still find new ideas to better understand what you are doing and improve upon it.

That was a bit of introduction.

Read Also: How to Start a Blog and Grow it to $2,000 Per Month in 18 Months

Now, let’s start on what is a blog . …


What is a Blog and how Does it Work in Nigeria?  

Hello readers and our dear students, today, I want to teach you about the word “BLOG”, how it work in Nigeria and elsewhere (outside Nigeria). 

This information is also applicable to people outside Nigeria. I am only mentioning Nigeria to emphasize our target audience.


What is a Blog ?

In a very clear sense of understanding, a blog is a personal online journal where you write and publish what you know and love.

What you published will be available on your blog and can be accessed by other people (your readers) via the internet.

Your readers will eventually access and read what you published using their computer, laptops, or phones.

Let me ask you a question… Have you ever browsed the internet for anything to write your assignment, term paper, or any school home work? If yes, those information you used may be those from other people’s blog. Those people, the owner of the blog called “blogger” put the information there and you (reader) then uses the information.

Another question… have you ever asked Google anything that bothers you?  Of course, Google will always show you the answer to your question after search. The answers to your question may be from other people’s blog.

When you ask a question on Google, they will quickly scan the word wide web (www) to find out which answer is suitable to your question. These answers are found on blogs.

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Example of Blogs in Nigeria

Currently, there are thousands of blogs in Nigeria. They blog on different topics called blogging niche.

A typical example   are;

Linda Ikeji Blog – For Entertainment

Ogbonge Blog – for technology

Wealth Result – for Business ideas

Infoguide Nigeria for general information about Nigeria

… and many other. I just want to mention the few above to show you typical examples of blog in Nigeria.

Now that you know what a blog is, let talk about how blog works in Nigeria.


How Blog Works in Nigeria

Nigeria is a large country, with over 170 million people (and growing). We are currently the 6 largest consumer of internet according to internetlivestats.com.

The major aspect of information in Nigeria are disseminated through blogs. They are in the form of News Blogs, Entertainment blogs, do it yourself (DIY) blogs, educational blogs and so on.

In fact, blogs dominate the whole internet space globally.  All business websites too are encouraged to have their own blog. This is because of the vitality and ability to spark engagement with the readers.

So, individuals or media houses, come up with a niche idea, they create a blog and start publishing articles (post) on it.

After a while, it ranks in the search engine and people begin to view it.

Blogs can help you to make money and you earn more than a professor who is teaching in the university. Like myself, I started blogging since 2013 and my monthly earnings now is more than a professors earning. I will still want to become a professor just for that name and not for money though.

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How do Blogs Make Money

How do Blogs Make Money in Nigeria? I will talk about this topic in detail on a separate training. I will only mention them to explain how blog works in Nigeria.

Blogs works on the internet. When you publish article on your blog, people visit it and read them if the articles provides answers to peoples’ problems.

The more people that visit your blog everyday, the more money you make everyday.

You will make money from your blog in various ways. Blogs make money through advertising, direct sales, membership, training and more.

The ability to make money from your blog is called blog monetization and it’s something we teach here in detail.

No mater how your blog is, you can still make money from it. It all depends on how much you  know about blog monetization.

SO, you now have clear understanding on “What is a blog and how does it work “. 

The next training is on how to create a blog for free. We will teach you two blogging platforms, which is Blogger and WordPress.


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Questions on what is a blog ?

This is like a school, so we need questions so that we can test your understanding of this topic.

Ask anything that bothers you on this topic in the comments section. I will answer them as soon a possible.

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  1. Macaulay says:

    Thank you so much in fact I am amazed but let me just ask in my face book profile I do write stories of things can it be likened to blog?

    • Ifiokobong says:

      I will advice you publish the stories on your blog that submit the excerpt on Facebook. From there you can link back to your blog

  2. success says:

    Gud evening sir, u said d more pple visit blog, d more u get money. Please can u teach more on dat. Thanks

  3. thanks again for todays lesson,because it has braodened my knowledge on what blogging can be used for with ease.

  4. Godwin says:

    how am i going to publicy it

  5. Mercy says:

    Thanks alot, i have succeueded in creating my blog, mercybm.blogspot.com can you pls help me customize it. 08186558501

  6. Daniel says:

    Pls sir. thanks so much for this life changing information. but pls teach me how i can creat my blog

  7. Francis says:

    What are monetization strategies and how can I have mine

    • Ifiokobong says:

      Internet business is not a get rich quick business. So, stay on this blog and learn more. There are a lot to learn if you want to make money online. After sometime, you will discover ways to seriously make money online. Success!

  8. BRIGHT says:

    Atleast one needs to have his own website before he could talk about blogging. please can you help me to design a wordpress website and host it. i have a domain i want to use ,contact me with 07018099814 or bchimaraoke@yahoo.com. how much will it cost.

  9. Kingsley says:

    Sir please am interested in this blog,I use to write sometimes in Facebook!you mean if I get use to blog I can publish my writing through blog?

  10. Nathan says:

    Thanks great man. Please can one create and manage a blog with a java phone?

  11. Awwal says:

    can I merge my blog with others… I meant when they post something It will appear kn my blog?

  12. Ubah Chibuike Godswill says:

    please sir how can I give my bank account number

  13. Olugbenga says:

    how can i create the blog and teach me the monetization, thanks laecturer

  14. SALOME YAYMOND says:


  15. esther says:

    nice job u gat here
    i registered here but am yet to receive a message to complete my registeration

  16. Joy says:

    Hello sir.
    I’ve got some questions but would love to talk with you.
    Pls contact me, udamselfash@gmail.com
    Thank you.

  17. SAMSON says:

    Please, like how much does one need to start and sustain blogging?

  18. Douglas says:

    Thanks sir for the info but I register for the email training but have not recieve any email yet

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