As the internet goes bye bye here in Pondicherry India I find myself wondering…..what can I write about next. Struggling or outright newbie bloggers or Peoples Program mentors want to know how to make money blogging.
This loaded question is fairly easy to answer. But hold on to your hats folks. If you are new to being an entrepreneur and or the online world you will likely be forced to make some radical changes.
From my experience I know that much of what you learn will go out the window when times get tough. Even when times are rosy, if you have not developed your mind you will ditch good advice to reach for bad advice in the name of greed or desperation.
I remember the day well. I hit rock bottom. More like a series of bottoms I guess. I had made little or basically nothing with my blog. Cash gifting dried up.
What caused me to reach the point of being near penniless? Me. I was the cause and the cure. I received plenty of good advice but when the checks did not roll in daily or weekly I became greedy.
Then when I started to really struggle financially I panicked. At this point all went to shit. I went broke. My blog was OK but severely lacking in many areas. All because I did not following fundamental steps which other bloggers have used to make fortunes.
I have not made a fortune with my blog yet but I have made some scratch through it. So things have turned. All because I followed each tip I will share with you today.
Benefits of Using These Tips
- you will make more money blogging
- establish your authority
- take more vacations
- eat into your mortgage payments
- save for your kid’s tuition
- feel good about yourself
The ultimate benefit: freedom. You can become financially free through blogging. By typing words into your WordPress backoffice and meeting people.
Getting through this block hampered me for years; finally I broke the spell but only after I used these tips.
Tip 1: Know Why You Want to Blog
You are dead in the water without this one. And let me tell you; the reason damn well better be bigger than making money because you will fail.
Tie your blogging purpose into freedom. You want to make an extra $1000 a month to move toward financial freedom. Or you want to make $3000 a month to be free or your job.
Or you want to make X number of dollars monthly so you can travel the world like Kelli and me, being free to live and work wherever you want.
Whatever the reason it has to be so strong that you will simply never quit, and at times you will want to quit blogging more than anything.
Tip 2: Blog on a Topic Which Makes Your Heart Sing
I deeply enjoy writing about helping folks to make money online. I like tying in my travel photos and personal development/inspirational posts to this topic to drive you, to motivate you and to inspire you to crush your obstacles.
Blog your passion. Your creativity will increase, your personality will become infused into your work and lo and behold, you might just make a fortune by typing words into your WP backoffice.
Others have done it. Why not you?
Tip 3: Monetize from Day 1
Become comfortable with the idea of making money through blog. Do this by monetizing from Day 1 as a blogger. Never feel funny or embarrassed about advertising because you audience will pick up on this vibe immediately.
Your readers will never click your ads because you are allergic to money.
Get accustomed to charging. You have every right to make a living as a blogger. Or to earn extra money. So earn it.
Tip 4: Get Your Design Right
After 4 years of going plain I received a serious upgrade in the theme department last week. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
If your blog looks good and your content is tight you will attract more readers, more clicks, more revenue. Pretty sells, well, pretty well.
Tip 5: Study the People Who Seem to Know What they Are Doing
Follow successful, wealthy bloggers to learn their secrets. Read their posts each day. Take notes. Put the notes into action.
Imagine being in college. Study lecture notes, right? Same deal here. Study blogging from professors. Put the notes into use. Prosper.
Tip 6: Meet as Many Freaking Bloggers as Possible
If 10,000 people promote your latest post, how could you ever fail? Leave insightful, helpful comments on as many blogs as humanly possible.
Aggressively share other people’s content.
All the tribes that I have joined have been introduced to me through my blogging buddies.
Meet people. Make friends. More and more and more. Strengthen current friendships and build new friendships.
What tips can you add to this list?
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Oh yes, I forgot to add a bonus tip. Buy reliable web hosting. Tough to make money blogging if your blog is down or you are tied up on the horn with tech support for hours.
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