In blogging, content is king…BUT traffic is cash. No matter how great your blog looks or how amazing your content is, if you have no readers, if nobody comes to your blog, then you cannot make money off of it.
Note that before this topic, I discussed content and ways to monetize. Reason for that is because I want you to have content and monetization strategies in place so that when you start driving traffic, you have something to show and can start to earn money right away.
The number one strategy in driving traffic is using multi channels. Do not put all your eggs in one basket. There is wisdom in using different venues and I will briefly tackle each one of them here.
A lot of people, who are new to online money-making opportunities or new to blogging per se, wonder how an income can be made just by blogging. I was one of them. What I love about blogging is that the blogger or owner of the blog is not stuck with just one income stream. There are literally multiple creative ways to make money. Best of all, the income that you earn is passive! You can be sleeping and earn while you sleep for as long as you have traffic! (This is true, no exaggeration!)
I know what you’re screaming in your head now…”Lynne! Just tell me how I can make money!”
Before I do, I want to suggest how to finish reading this post all the way to the end, before you start clicking on the links here. Keep your focus here first then read it for the second time while going through the links and signing up with the networks I mentioned. That way you don’t get distracted and before you knew it, it took you two hours to finish reading. With that said, here are some of the ways you can monetize on your blog.
The number one challenge that prevents most people from getting into blogging is…the fact that they need to write a valuable content, not once or twice but for as long they want to stay in the business. Ever heard of the saying “Content is king?” In blogging, this is specifically true…and not only is content a king…but it’s also cash!
Content is the core of your blogging business. It’s the life. It’s the main factor that will drive traffic to your blog and will have that traffic keep coming back! And before you can even drive traffic to your blog, you must already have valuable content in place. That’s why I wrote this post first before the part of my series in driving traffic.
Just like most people, I had this fear and strong uncertainty on what to put on my blog before I started. That’s what prevented me from starting mine for a very long time! But I overcame it when I discovered what my true passion is and that is helping other starting entrepreneurs by providing valuable business tips and advices. Now, coming up with blog post ideas is a breeze! Why? Because I talk and write about what I LOVE doing.
If you’re serious about building blogging as a business, then giving your blog a professional look isn’t an option. It’s an absolute must that your blog has a great look for FIVE reasons:
1. It builds credibility. It shows your visitors and your readers that you do know what you’re talking about and that you know and mean business.
2. It shows your professionalism.
3.It builds trust.
4.It attracts more visitors.
5. It shows that you care about your visitors and you want them to have a user-friendly experience on your website.
While there are many free Wordpress themes out there, I highly recommend purchasing a premium one. A small investment of $49-$79 (depending on the theme and the company), your blog will go a long way. Most premium theme companies offer support for a certain period of time and an upgrade fee if you would like to extend that support.
Congratulations! Now that you’re ready to take action, your first action step is to actually set up your Wordpress blog. If you’re not familiar with Wordpress, it is an open source, free blogging software, that millions of bloggers use. There are certainly other blogging software available but Wordpress is THE number one choice.
This portion of the Blogging for Profits Series is a little techie. But don’t be intimidated because it’s only a matter of time and you’ll find how breeze it is to set-up a Wordpress blog! Especially with all the one-click installer that’s now available in hosting platforms.
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Blogging is one of the most lucrative internet venture you can ever get into. Not only it is lucrative but it is one of the fastest way that you can start earning money online. With a consistent effort in blogging, you can see results financially in as little as 90 days! (Disclaimer: Results may vary.)
If those words made your heart beat fast and you got excited and you know for a fact that this is the online money-making way you want to pursue…first, you must establish the foundation and learn the basics. As the famous saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” Fortunately, there is no shortcut to success. I said “fortunately” because it is through the process of trying to achieve something that we develop our characters. When we work hard to reach our goals, the success is sweeter and we put more value into it.