The Short Guide To Money Blogging

by Ashvini on September 23, 2011 · 17 comments

in Business

Guest post by Saksham Talwar, 16-yo money making blogger earning thousands of dollars each month just by sharing make money online tips. He loves to share tips to choose awesome blog names.

If you’re blogging for the sole reason of making money, every effort you put in must be ventured with the goal of generating leads. You can make money from your blog via direct methods such as selling products and advertising or via indirect methods such as inbound links. Here’s how you go about turning your blog into a money-spinner.

Select A Blog Niche

Choose a popular niche and stick to it. For this, you’ll need to do a bit of homework to glean what niches will have the maximum audience appeal. You can do this by checking other blogs, the amount of traffic they attract, the number of users that visit them and so on. Read content on various blogs to observe the tone, style and presentation aspects. Shortlist a few niche areas and see which one you can take up. You should know your niche specialty subject at depth, or at least be able to contribute usefully to it. Remember, there are many blogs out there and if you want people to stick to you, then your blog content must be unique. No one will read your blog if you don’t sound confident of your subject.

Persuade Readers To Join Your Mailing List

A blog functions like an online diary, which you should update daily with your thoughtful posts for maximum impact. This kind of daily updating makes your blog an interesting investment for search engines. Sharing your thoughts makes your blog interesting to people who like connecting with like-minded personalities. People will come back time and again to read on subjects that interest them.

Your blog allows you to build relationships of trust with your visitors using thought-provoking and respectful content. Use this relationship to persuade your readers to join your mailing list. Offer some interesting free such as an eBook, an interesting story, an MP3 file, and celebrity interviews and so on to get their email addresses.

Send Regular Emails And Newsletters

The number of email addresses you’re able to collect depends on the amount of traffic you’re able to attract. If you are successful at this, you’ll have a full-fledged mailing list in no time. The big money lies in possessing a targeted list of subscribers who appreciate your blog and the value you offer. You can buy mailing lists but they’ll not be as effective as one that you build out of your own fan following.

Start sending regular emails to your subscriber list with more content and value. When they receive emails from you, you readers will be reminded of your presence on a regular basis.

Use Your Blog To Sell Products

Each reader, each visitor, each mailing address and each backlink you get is your potential lead to sell a product. You can use your blog to sell anything; videos, training courses, affiliate products such as Amazon goods, eBooks and so on. Note that you don’t have to directly sell anything; all you have to do is recommend products on your blog along with descriptive and useful reviews of the items. Your visitors must read your product review and be impressed and intrigued enough to click the product link. You will then be paid a commission by the affiliate product companies whose products you sell. You can also sell your own products, but for that you will to invest in additional coding and a payment gateway.

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{ 17 comments }

Atinder June 23, 2014 at 7:24 am

I think If someone is really looking got make good money from blogging then He/ she should go with the affiliate marketing as it is the best way if done the right way. What You say?

Employee Monitor January 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your effort to teach us step-by-step how to create a successful blog. Your style is really clean and comprehensible, and that is a great asset among all other blogs with similar content. I am looking forward to reading your posts with more advanced information as well.
Best wishes, Leonard

Veronica Cervera October 16, 2011 at 5:26 am

More and more people are turning to the Internet to make some extra cash. A lot of people have been able to generate a full-time income with it. One of the most popular ways is via Affiliate marketing. This has been one of the most effective and simplest money making methods online nowadays, mostly done via blogging. There’s no surprise that blogging has become a popular platform to use in generating income online.

Jimmy September 28, 2011 at 5:23 am

Hi Saksham,

Great tips for those interested in blogging for money. I like the way you only publicize a few ideas for people to start generating leads. It becomes more digestable for people wanting to take action. Somethings we can really be overwhelm by all the information out there online.

BTW, could you care to share more of your secret and most effective tips to build traffic? Let’s start with 4 of your favourite and most effective tips.

Cheers

Saksham @ Tech Blog September 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Jimmy,

my four favorite tips to generate a lot of traffic are:

1. Article directory submission
2. Commenting on Commentluv enabled blogs (not just for links, but to connect with other bloggers as well). It works better this way!
3. I frequently guest posts on other blogs which help me get a lot of traffic. The more popular the blog, the more traffic you can expect!
4. Visit http://www.bloggingjunction.com/blog-traffic/ (I share several tips frequently) I am also working on a new article where I will be sharing all the ways I used to get traffic.

Thanks! :)

bbrian017 September 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I think one key factor many people seem to be missing is the idea of creating a service or product. Everyone wants to make money selling someone Else’s services or products well good luck you’re going to fail right?

I think if you want to make a success online you have to create a products or service that provides a valued ROI for its users and implement it with your blog. These two combined is key ingredients to success online.

Saksham @ Tech Blog September 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I completely agree with you Brian! People generally lack ideas and if one has ideas, they lack creativity or marketing capabilities. Thats when you need a team I guess.

And, one thing I have noticed is that people are out there making several software so similar to others (except the graphics). Some even misguide people. This should be avoided in my opinion! :)

Thanks for the comment Brian! :)

Adrienne September 27, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Great advice and I hate learning from someone so young. Shat I’m saying Saksham is that you “know your stuff” and we old folks hate admitting that we can definitely learn a thing or two from those a lot younger than us. You just have that knack for jumping in there and figuring it all out. I so admire that.

Thanks for these tips and nice to see you over here at Ashvini’s place.

Hope you both have a fabulous day!

Adrienne

Saksham @ Tech Blog September 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Adrienne,

Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words. They mean a lot for me.
Well I believe in these lines, “It’s never too late” and “It’s never too early”. ;-)

I guess we youngsters are slowly becoming or trying to become independent and there is no doubt that we have lots of excitement and curiosity to try different things and blogging being one of them. Other thing is that we have more time than the ones older than this as we basically have 2 jobs to do – study & have fun!

BTW, you have a good blog at the other end. :)

Saksham

Bryce Christiansen September 27, 2011 at 5:19 am

That’s a really good point that I never thought of. You don’t have to wait for your own product or service to start blogging. Being an affiliate for a popular niche can save you the money it costs to have a payment gateway and lets you get started quickly.

You can always build out your own products down the road. I really appreciate this Ashvini.

Bryce

Saksham @ Make Money Online September 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Bryce,

Exactly, it acts as a money-saver and perhaps we can utilize the saved money elsewhere!

Thanks for the comment! :)

Aswani September 26, 2011 at 8:21 am

Useful tips. I am following most of these tips though I haven’t been working much on newsletters and related stuff. Also, I haven’t used my blog for selling purpose till date. Maybe, I can go for the same in the times to come. Thanks for sharing these tips.

Saksham @ Tech Blog September 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Hi, nice to have you here bro! I guess you need to try email marketing or newsletters. They are a good way and I expect them to be the future best way to get sales! :)

Sahil Kotak @ SportsNub September 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Really a good guest post Saksham, although the points are very basic but they are explained very well.
Thank you.

Saksham @ Tech Blog September 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Thanks for the comment Sahil. Next time I will be back with some advanced tips! :)

sureshpeters@softwarebuzzer September 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm

its very basice :) but the thing is that , choosing a niche and optimizing for SEO and battle for first page of google starts ;) So purely depends on the blogger , how smartly we make money from the blogs :) some people make 1000$ but fewer make 100$ per month…same plan won’t work for everyone..

Saksham @ Tech Blog September 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Hi, yeah, it all depends on how you plan, how you act and how you go on. :D I will share some more advanced tips next time ;-)

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