Are you looking to build your blog into an authority in your niche? If so, then you will need to spend a little bit of money each month in order to get it to where you want it to be. A lot of bloggers think they have to do everything themselves but that is not the case. If you know what you are doing and are smart about where you spend your money, then you will have a successful blog in no time.

The very first thing that you need to know is that you must set a budget for yourself. My advice is to start with a budget of $50 or $100 for the first month and then see what happens before you adjust it for the following month.

So, are you ready to get started?

Blog Owner's ManualWhere to Spend Money for Your Blog

Search Engine Optimization – The first place that I would put any money for my blog is into the search engine optimization. This could include hiring people to build links for me or writing content for guest posts. Whatever it is that an SEO expert is doing for me doesn’t really matter as long as my website is moving up in the search engine.

Content Creating – The best thing about spending money on content creation is that you can hire people that are great writers and really don’t charge that much. If you don’t mind spending a little bit of time correcting some of the articles that you get, then you can hire somebody from a foreign country and then fixing all of their mistakes. Like I said before, it doesn’t matter what you spend the money on as long as it is spent on something that will help your blog grow.

Advertising Campaigns – If you plan on doing any form of advertising, then you need to increase your budget. The reason for this is because most advertising campaigns are going to cost more just because you need to go through the process of testing your different ads. For me, I will always test my ads with a $100 for one ad and another $100 for the second ad. As you can already imagine, this can get rather expensive and if you don’t have the money available then your entire budget will just go to advertising campaigns.

Blog Design – The reason I suggest spending money on your blog design is because you don’t want a blog that looks extremely cheap because they people will think that your content is cheap as well. Just know that your design is sometimes what keeps people on your website, so do whatever you can to keep them there, even if that means spending hundreds of dollars on a new blog design.

As you can see, there are not a lot of places that you need to be putting your money. Just do yourself a favor and think about where you will place your money before you actually go and do it because once you spend the money there is no way of getting it back.