Making more money from blogging is exciting and I figured out that’s what many of us want. The simple truth is that the more money you make, the more you want to make.
When my blogging income was below $1000/m, I lived in a small apartment with no car. As more money came in, I upgraded my standard. That also brought more responsibilities. I bought a car which had to be fueled and maintained, moved to a bigger and more costly apartment, etc.
I found out I could increase my blogging income without adding new money making channels. What you should know is that you cannot reinvent the wheels.
Over the course of times, wheels have been improved to gain more performance. That’s exactly what we will be sharing in this post.
How to increase your blogging income without reinventing the wheels
Recently, I must mention that I added new money making methods to my online business. This was mainly in the Cryptocurreny industry. But talking about blogging, there has been a remarkable increase in revenue not related to any new method.
Here are my tips that will surely help you grow your income without having to struggle with new money making methods and please, this works so pay attention.
#1. Find out what works for your audience
One of the things you must quickly do is understand your audience. Who are the people reading your blog and what do they want?
Once you get this very crucial information (maybe by running a poll or survey), you will be able to select from the numerous ways bloggers make money. You can’t be doing everything at once and expect improved results.
You may combine three or four money making methods on your blog. But a few of these should be generating more revenue for you than others.
#2. Scale that method that works and be smart
Now, if affiliate marketing is what works for you, you should invest more in this method. Train yourself and create more affiliate blog post types. The more you get into it, you’ll discover little tricks that will help boost your conversion.
One of the things I do in this domain is get in touch with creators of the products I promote for special bonuses for my readers. Needless to mention that this is a great way to increase affiliate marketing sales.
My email list accounts for a huge portion of my affiliate commissions. So I found out that while working toward growing the list with the right category of subscribers, I need to keep it clean to improve my email deliverability.
One of the products I promote has been doing exceptionally well. So I created a landing page just for it. The results were outstanding. I recommend you read this landing page creation guide by Sophie Krokida
I have generated quite a handsome amount from my blog with sponsored content and I was asking myself what do I do to scale this for more earnings. This brought me to coming up with my unique strategy that gives my clients more exposure and the result has been more income from the same activity.
Some bloggers are known for creating awesome products. If that’s what works for you, focus on creating your products and growing your marketplace. Don’t switch between different methods because you only end up being frustrated or getting very little results.
#3. Promote your blog
What I did that massively gave me more traction was carrying out activities that give my blog more exposure. While we all strive to increase traffic, not every traffic is worth it. Focus on targeted traffic to impact your conversion.
Here are the three main ways I promote my blog:
1 – Guest posting
By far, this is the easiest way to step out and let people quickly find your blog. While many folks focus on guest posting for the sake of SEO backlink (which should come as a bonus) I focus on providing value in my guest articles and connecting with readers.
I have landed many coaching and technical deals as a result of my guest posting activities. Like Ryan of Blogging from paradise, I know it pays to be consistent on some blogs, adding value and creating impact.
That’s why I do not rush behind guest posting on thousands of different blogs (which is good though) That is actually the posture of backlink mongers. But if you pick a few authority blogs, stick on them with helpful content, you won’t be able to avoid being noticed.
One of the main problems we face here is where to find blogs in our niche that are opened to guest posting. You may want to check out this massive list of blogs that accept guest posts in different topics.
2 – SEO (Search engine optimization)
My natural traffic has been on a steady rise, which is a good thing. Though Google and other search engines are on a constant move, stick to SEO best practices will always keep you safe. SEO is hard and at the same time, it is the best source of traffic that converts to customers or clients.
There is a lot to be said about SEO. I will recommend you check out this guide on SEO 101: The Essential SEO FAQ for Bloggers
3 – Social media
Social Media Marketing isn’t any new song except for newbies. But here there are some errors to avoid:
- People try to be on every social media platform at once, which is wrong.
- Users hit and run. They don’t create time to interact with followers. Another error.
- Many don’t track results. So they would never know what works for them.
- The constant use of sharing apps is an issue. You must create time to connect on those platforms and spend time on them. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram give preference to users who actually visit and spend time around.
I just shared with you the three main things I do to increase my blogging income without necessarily trying to do something new. Again, you have to pick up what works for you, develop strategies to scale it and promote.
These will certainly help boost your online earnins