Blogging has become a standard method of communication and promotion for all types of business, big and small. It has many benefits, for instance; it is a great way to reach a steady supply of targeted prospects, interact with consumers and increase your exposure.
There are as many variations of blog types as there are people blogging, and there are just as many ways to monetize a blog. . . sponsored posts, advertising revenue, promoting affiliate products (physical or digital), selling your own products, charging a fee to subscribe to your blog, adding a paid forum or membership area, and more.
The Skills You’ll Need (or need to pay for)
You need be able to write interesting or useful blog posts. (you need to have something to say)
You need to learn how to use WordPress or your alternative choice of blog platform
You need to know how to reach your target audience and bring them to your blog.
You need to learn SEO (search engine optimization)
You can get started with no, or very little, financial investment.
Your blog can be monetized in a multitude of ways.
It can be fun and engaging if you pick a topic you are passionate about.
Coming up with new blog post ideas to keep the blog alive.
Finding your “voice”
Getting found and getting enough traffic to make money.
How to Get Started
Decide what type of blog you want and how you’ll monetize it.
Choose and research your niche.
Choose a blogging platform.
Start writing and posting SEO optimized articles or product reviews.
Grow your audience.
Yaro Starak started his online career while at University. His first website focused on a card game called Magic: The Gathering from which he was making $500-$1000 a month in advertising revenue at it’s peak. He eventually sold the site for $13,000 and invested some of that money to start an editing service.
In 2005 he started his blog, Entrepreneur’s Journey, intending it to be a hobby site, but it actually became his main business, helping him to generate over a million dollars.
For some more success stories, read this article from WAH Adventures, where bloggers share their income. And here’s another interesting article, entitled: Bloggers who are Making More than $100k with their Blogs,from The Work at Home Woman.
Blogging Resources & Courses
Learn More about Blogging:
- Yaro Starak offers a free guide called Blog Profits Blueprint in exchange for your email address. . . don’t worry, he won’t spam you – I’ve been on his list for years.
- For $29 a month you can subscribe to his EJ Insiders Interviews Club where you can listen in as millionaire bloggers reveal exactly how they achieve the big results.
- If you would like to learn more about getting traffic to your blog, take a look at Yaro’s new traffic guide for 2014: Blog Traffic for Beginners – which will show you a step-by-step formula to attract your first 1000 readers.
Yaro also offers an eGuide called Master Your Mindset – Productivity and Mindset Training for Professional Bloggers for $49 in which he reveals his 3 core mindset principles and how he gets twice as much done in half the time.
“What every big-earning blogger knows that no one else teaches” . . . “Do these handful of things right and you can ignore everything else!”
Free Internet Marketing Tools & Resources:
I decided it was too good to keep to myself and turned my research into a product that would also help others to save money, especially when first starting out.
The Freebie Lover’s Guide contains details of 388 free tools & resources for less than $10.
In addition to the above, you will find more resources & courses that apply in general to online marketing in the last chapter of this book: “Essential Resources”.
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