Finally, you can make money blogging.
I’m glad to share my fail-proof strategies for building a profitable blog that can generate income from every angle.
If you don’t read this post, you may continue to struggle thinking that ‘favor’ or good fortunes will come your way one day.
Turning a blog to a money maker isn’t a guess work; it takes a goal – a plan – hard work.
And because I know how to turn a new blog into a money maker, I decided to launch a new blog, my latest passive income ideas blog is already striving, generating leads and bring trickles of income. It’s barely two month old.
How do you turn your blog into an instant money maker?
Well, if you’re reading this post with a get-rich-quick mindset, I’m sorry to disappoint you. I don’t have the answer to your question and I don’t recommend high yield investment programs. What I’ll lay out right here is proven to work for you. But you’ve to WORK HARD.
Everything you do with your blog might be a waste of time if you fail to do these two things. What are they?
- Collect leads and build relationship
- Create a product and sell
1. Collect Leads and Build Relationship
I once read an e-book from my good friend at Maxblogpress. It was after reading the e-book that my eyes were opened and when I put to work the tips and advice, things changed. I started making money, after 2 years of struggling as an affiliate marketer.
See, if you’re not collecting leads and building relationship on your blog, with your readers, you’re a “suicidal blogger!” – (unknown)
What does this mean?
It means you’re virtually wasting your time. It doesn’t matter if your blog is a day or 2 years old, from the outset, get a theme that encourages readers to subscribe to your email list.
And don’t overlap things, I’m not talking about RSS subscription, I mean real email subscription – either via aweber, getresponse or the one you like.
The bottom-line is to collect leads. If people like your contents, and respect you, then get them unto your premium email list, where they can receive exclusive information which you can’t share elsewhere. If someone decides to unsubscribe, it’s a good thing – you don’t need unserious people on your list, really!
The only way to make money from your blog is to build a tribe and the tribe is a group of people who like your blog, your voice and have decided to learn more.
Learning more goes beyond free reports or latest posts, it extends to paid e-books, membership access or anything that can put money into your pocket and provide VALUE. Stop sending visitors and readers to your homepage if you’ve no optin on the header, sidebar or via pop ups.
2. Create a Product and Sell
This step is explanatory, don’t create a product to sell if you’ve no email list yet– it’s a waste of time and the struggle to sell it would be higher than the pain of creating it.
What some folks don’t know is that e-books, short reports of 7-15 pages sells like hot cakes online. If you know what you’re doing, you can develop over 5 different short reports in 12 months and use your blog to promote then.
A lot of bloggers make me sick. They’re not doing anything worthwhile to earn extra income. Unfortunately, they’re the ones who complain that blogging is hard work – they say it’s hard to make money via blogging. Off course, affiliate banners and ads are real hard work, why waste precious time reviewing affiliate programs when no reader trusts you.
We respect a lot of industry experts; Darren Rowse, Brian Clark, Pat Flynn, Yaro Starak and the owner of this blog, Zac Johnson. Guess what? All of them have one form of product or the other. I’m serious. You can contact them to verify if I’m telling you the truth.
They were able to succeed in marketing the e-books, short reports, software, plugins, themes, blog platforms, software and so on because, they had a tribe (a group of people who respect their opinion).
Start by collecting leads, then build strong relationship with readers by offering quality, in-depth and insightful contents and over time, discover the problems and needs your subscribers are facing. Ask them questions via newsletter or send a quick survey. Create a simple poll with surveymonkey.com
Then, go right ahead – invest time in creating a product to suit and solve the problem they face. Fix a fair price and sell the product. You can sell at discount to your subscribers before releasing to the market. This early bird sale would motivate subscribers to get in before the price goes up.
Over to you
What’s stopping you from making money online blogging? I don’t know you and maybe this is the first time you’re reading my article, but I’ve to tell you the truth. Get up!
Challenge yourself to transform your blog this year. You already know how to drive traffic with guest posting, press release, social media marketing, article marketing and most powerful search engine optimization (SEO).
Send the targeted traffic to your landing page and get them unto your email list.
These 2 simple strategies are what make blogging fun and profitable. Any other activity is secondary. Don’t be a suicidal blogger – get unto the fast track system today and start making money as a blogger. Leave a comment and to learn more about my income streams, click here.