Start a blog that makes $4000 a month!
A “noob” friendly guide that shows you exactly what and how to starting money using your blog. This guide doesn’t require you to be a big blogger, it can help beginners and those that have already established a blog.
Overview: What you need to do.
It is important to have a basic overview understanding of how you can start making money before delving into the details. These steps are sequential, and you must follow them in order – Don’t skip any steps!
Decide what product or service you want to sell.
If you are just starting out on your blog, you might jump to the conclusion, “Once I get a lot views, I’ll just put ads on my site, and I will making money in no time.” Unfortunately, selling advertisements can be very tough and is NOT ideal for high returns.
If you think about it, if someone is paying you to advertise for them, they must be doing it because its profitable for them.
Thus, it is better to be a direct supplier, and cut out the middle guy completely.
What you need to decide next is what you want to sell. In most cases for blogs, it is either a physical product/good, OR a digital product. Whatever it is that you are selling, you need to make sure that your visitors are interested in it.
If you are selling a physical product, try to focus on less competitive products. A great resource for this is looking for best selling products for your niche on Amazon, or looking up Google Trends. For digital products, whether it is an E-book or a digital application, look up products on Clickbank for ideas.
After you decide on this, you will need to figure out how to get e-mail from your visitors (This will be an add-on to Step 10), because they are what drives your sales.
Create unique content that your visitors are interested in buying your product
Get interested visitors to give you their email.
The main thing about getting opt-in to your e-mail list is visitors who like your content and want more. There’s no one defined way of getting people to your site. But it is important to diversify the sources of your traffic. Even if one of your traffic source is working, don’t rely on it solely since there’s always a chance that traffic source will shut down for you. You should be trying to increase your traffic in a variety of different ways.
For a new site, here are a few of the popular methods of gaining traffic:
1. Guest Posting: This can help you connect to authorities in your niche, and is great for targeted traffic.
2. Build your social media presence: You can engage with your audience, it is a fast way to help you scale your user base.
3. Take advantage of Influencers: High profile individuals with authority in your niche are a direct short cut to a wider audience. You can find influencers by looking up top names in your specific niche on social media platforms. It might even be a good idea to follow them on Twitter and start building a relationship, which could lead to them sharing your work.
4. Use Paid Ads: This method can show you results in the short-term, and can gain valuable followers for your blog. It is typically not a long-term solution. Depending on your niche, different ads work better. For example, Instagram ads would work better for those in the photography niche, and Google Adwords work better for those selling local services such as attorney services, doctor advertising, etc.
Capitalize on those that have provided you their email
This is the last step. The step that a lot of people want to be at but aren’t because they do a poor job with the previous step. At this step, its required you have a e-mail list of people that have read your content, and they LOVE your content, so much so, that they gave you their e-mail. What does that mean? That these individuals are your potential customer base.
At this step, you want to start creating e-mail templates that provide value to your opt-ins and you want to start e-mail remarketing.
What is e-mail remarketing?
In order to get a visitors to come back to your site, and complete their order of your service/product, you need to start doing e-mail remarketing. The visitors been to your site before, this is step where the main goal is bringing them back to the site and making them finish the purchase. (This is where the real cash comes in.)
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