Ok let’s take it back to the basics here and do a post answering a question that I am sure most of you are desperately looking for an answer for.
You probably already have a blog with a sizeable readership, or you can even be a total newbie that hasn’t even started yet.
Do not worry; whatever level you are in; this post should help you understand how to build a successful blog, get traffic to it, then monetizing that traffic and making money!
There are a lot of resources on how to create a blog and getting it online but there is much less on how to actually turn your unknown blog with 0 readers into a money making side income or even a full-time job.
Yes, there are plenty of products and courses that will teach you how to monetize but as I’ve come to see from doing so many product reviews lately, most of them are just not explaining it right.
Some products teach you outdated ways, some are just completely wrong and some are overpriced and over-hyped; which shouldn’t be that way.
As you’ll come to find from this post, having a “money making” blog is not as serious and complicated as most make it out to be. You just have to do certain things in a certain way.
But is “Blog Money” Possible?
Yes, it sure is. I know it may seem like it’s such an impossible task but yes it is possible. And yes it will take time and effort but just know that it’s possible
Hopefully wth today’s post, I’ll be able to show you just how possible it really is, how much you can expect to earn in your first months and beyond and also (most importantly) how to go about creating such as thing as a “blog business”.
How I Make Money With My Blog(s)
The “formula” or method I am about to show you is what I have learned and used for myself to be able to build blogs that make me money damn near every single day.
That may sound like a humble brag but let me tell you; I’m not at the 6-figure-a-month level type of blogger like this guy, but I do ok and I created this blog to show others how they too can make it happen.
Let’s see how we can help you achieve the same (or more):
How To Create A Money Making Blog In Any Niche
Here is what you will need to start your blog (cause yes you do need one to make money).
I won’t go into much detail about the whole process of creating the blog (you can find that here). Instead I would like to walk you through exactly what you need to do to turn that blog into a money maker.
- Pick a blog topic.
- Start your website.
- Start driving traffic to your blog.
- Make money.
That 4 step formula is what you will need to accomplish to make money blogging. If you master the first 3 steps, then the 4th one will come automatically.
For this post though, I want to focus on the latter 2 points of that “secret” formula.
Getting Traffic To Your Blog
To have your blog become a money maker, you need to have traffic. Whatever niche or blog topic you want to talk about, you absolutely need to have traffic coming in (in good amounts) every day.
This is the hardest thing that you will have to do but do not worry, there are a lot of ways you can get traffic for your blog. Here is a list of all the avenues you can use to get traffic but let me give you a quick insight into the 2 major players:
Social media is one of the easiest ways you can get traffic, sure it may not be as valuable as the traffic you will get from SEO but it does work and it is definitely “fast”.
If you do not have your social channels set up, then pick one or two that you want to focus on, create your account there and get to working on it.
The other main way you can get traffic is by creating keyword focused blog posts that rank in search engines.
SEO is not that easy and it will take some time for you to enjoy high ratings but it still stands as one of the most valuable traffic resources out there.
I suggest you take a look at this SEO guide if you want to learn how to properly set up your blog for SEO.
Ok so now you have a blog that is up and getting visitors. How do you turn that into a money-making machine?
How To Monetise Your Blog’s Traffic
My favourite way to monetize blogs is through affiliate marketing. You can check out my free eBook to show you how you can start earning money with it.
Once you have visitors coming into your blog and reading your content, you can monetize that traffic.
How Long Before Your Blog Starts Earning Money?
This is a very common question and one that although I would like to answer, it’s just impossible to tell.
If you write one blog post, pin it on Pinterest and by some luck it goes viral, you can earn money within days.
On the other hand, you can go for months without getting a single visitor to your site and without making money.
There may be a degree of luck to it but in the end, it all comes down to how many people are reading your blog.
The sooner you get a constant flow of readers coming in every day, the sooner you will make money.
If you have readers already, you will make money from blogging. That is a guarantee because it’s mathematically impossible not to make money.
If you have 100 visitors a day, a percentage of them is bound to convert if you have the right offers with the right selling proposition in there. It’s a must. There is just no way it won’t happen.
I’ve had an email that came in a few days ago from a reader that said that she is getting traffic bit no sales.
I’ve asked her to send me the URL to check it out and as I’ve guessed; the post that was getting all the traffic was not monetized in any way (apart from an AdSense banner in the sidebar).
For your blog to make money, there has to be something that you are selling. Simple.
If you have a post about a certain product and visitors are coming to your site to read your review about said product, you will convert.
What do you think makes more money; A post that shows funny pictures that gets 1000 hits a day or a product review that gets 200 readers a day??
Obviously; the product review because it is actually selling something.
This will all be explained in more detail if you sign up for my email newsletter. I will send you my free “affiliate marketing” ebook + an invitation to a tremendous training course that will show you how to do it right.
So, How To Create A Money Making Blog?
Let’s recap shall we?
- Pick a niche (blog topic)
- Start your website
- Master that 4step formula
- Start writing great content
- Get traffic to your website
- Make money
Those are all the steps you need to monetize a blog in any niche you desire. If you really think about it, once you get all those things lined up and set up properly, there is just no way you won’t be able to make money, and once you do:
Keep at it;
Keep writing posts, keep getting visitors and keep earning money.
If you want to start a blog that will one day give you the liberty of working full time on your blog I suggest you sign up for the free 10 day, step by step course available at Wealthy Affiliate.
I will also be on there to help you show you around and get you started on the right track.
Thank you very much for reading and I wish you success. be sure to check back often for more tips on how to start a blog business.