How to Make Money Blogging [Video]

This video covers a topic that I get a lot of questions on – how do you make money blogging?

It’s a topic which confuses a lot of people, and many bloggers just aren’t reaching their full potential when it comes to making money from a blog.

This video will be of help to anyone who is interested in blogging for money, from beginners to experts; and from those looking to get paid to blog as a side hustle to those who want to work from home by blogging for money full-time.

In general, you’ll learn how to make money blogging, and more specifically, it’ll help you:

  • Discover just how much bloggers typically earn and how long it usually takes them to make money from a blog.
  • Understand the three foundations of all successful money-making blogs.
  • Learn the five most common methods that bloggers use to make money blogging, PLUS, one way that I recommend avoiding at all costs.
  • Uncover the six-step process I use that allows me not only to earn more money from my blog but also more quickly.

Video Transcript

What’s up everyone, it’s Jonathan from One Percent Intent.

Today I want to cover a topic that I get a lot of questions on – how do you actually make money blogging?

It’s a topic which confuses a lot of people, and many bloggers just aren’t reaching their full potential when it comes to making money from their blogs.

If you haven’t yet started your blog, click here and I’ll show you step-by-step how to install a self-hosted WordPress blog, which really will be the best foundation for you to start making money.

This video is split into three parts.

Part 1 – Background Info

Part 2 – Key Foundations

Part 3 – The Fastest Strategy

Part 1 – Background Info

Let’s start by looking at some background information.

The first question that many people have is, “how much can bloggers really make?

The online resource ProBlogger studied the monthly income figures of 1500 bloggers, and these ranged from basically pennies per month, all the way up to almost $10,000 per month.

Here’s what the results showed:

one percent intent how to make money blogging - how much can bloggers make

Information Source:

As you can see, the majority of bloggers earn very little from their blogs, with a massive 63% of people earning less than $100 per month.

It is possible to earn a very good side income though, or possibly even more than an equivalent full-time income from blogging, as 195 people more than $1000 a month.

If there’s one limitation of these results, it’s that they don’t show the life-changing amounts of money that actually are possible from blogging.

There are quite a few examples of blogs that earn 7-figures per year, and here’s just three of them:

one percent intent how to make money blogging - how much can bloggers make-2

Information Sources:

These three blogs make average revenues ranging from $128,000 to $231,000 every single month.

Pretty impressive, right?

I hope this shows you that the sky really is the limit when it comes to making money blogging.

So, the next question many people have is, “how long does it take to make money?”.

I recently shared a blog post with my audience that compared the income reports of six trusted bloggers to see how long it took them to reach a full-time income.

I decided on the figure on screen ($4,192 per month) which was the average United States salary at the time for 45-54 year olds.

As you can see, the quickest time was 12 months, while the slowest time was 36 months.

one percent intent how long does it take to make money blogging

And, I now know from this study, and personal experience, that one of the biggest factors that impacts how much you can earn from your blog, and how long it takes, is the income strategy you choose. Stick around to the end of the video where I’ll show you the fastest strategy possible.

Part 2 – Key Foundations

So let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to make money blogging

It’s important to understand that there are three key requirements here, and I view these as the foundations of all money-making blogs.

  1. You can’t make money without traffic
  2. An email list is critical if you want to grow your income
  3. You need to choose the smartest, most-effective ways of making money

Let’s look at the first foundation.

1. You can’t make money without traffic

You may have picked up on my use of the word ‘enough’ here, and a logical question would be, “How much is ‘enough’”.

The honest answer is though, it depends.

My advice here is to never become complacent with how many visitors your blog gets. Any increase to your blog’s traffic should result in an increase in your income when you’ve adopted the correct ways of making money.

So what are some of the best ways to grow your traffic?

I’ve created an eBook that will tell you everything you need to know, and you can download it completely free here.

[This eBook, WordPress SEO: The Ultimate Guide, features the following benefits:

You’ll learn the structure that all high-traffic blogs are built on, including:

  • Six never-fail tips that any blogger can use to improve the quality of their content.
  • A simple, 5-step process for finding and using keywords that will attract visitors.
  • Plus, EVERY step needed to boost the popularity and authority of your blog.]

This is the first of two free guides you can get via this video, and I promise it will help you massively, so pause the video and go ahead and download it now.

You can download ‘WordPress SEO: The Ultimate Guide’ free here.

2. An email list is critical if you want to grow your income

Next, we’ll discuss email marketing, and there’s a reason why it’s the second foundation of making money blogging.

Email marketing is still the most effective form of mass communication available today.

Just check out these statistics for proof:

one percent intent how to make money blogging - why email marketing is critical

Information Sources:

  • Return on Investment (ROI) statistic – source
  • Email marketing vs. social media customer acquisition statisticsource

And here are three more reasons why your blog needs to revolve around it:

  1. The main one is that you actually own your email list. This isn’t the case for your social media profiles which are built on someone else’s platform, and can, in theory, be taken away at a moment’s notice.
  1. It also allows you to build more trust with your audience, and the level of trust is a key factor in a person’s willingness to buy.
  1. And finally, you can segment your email list to only contact people with interests that are relevant to your offer, which usually leads to more sales and much higher conversion rates.

A good rule of thumb to remember is that, on average, each email subscriber is usually worth about $1 per month.

So the key to making money blogging then is to grow your email list as a priority, as the more subscribers you have, the more money you’ll be able to make.

There are two common ways to do this as quickly as possible.

The first is to boost your blog’s traffic which we’ve already discussed, and the second is to increase your blog’s email opt-in rate.

To help you master both of these requirements, I’m also giving away a complete guide to email marketing in addition to the traffic guide.

This will teach you how to get as many people as possible onto your email list, and what to send them to build trust.

You can get both guides free here.

3. You need to choose the smartest, most-effective ways of making money

The final foundation of making money blogging is choosing the smartest, most-effective income streams. So let’s look at what options are available.

To manage your expectations, I won’t provide a massive amount of detail here.

I’ll save the bulk of the detail for Part 3 where I’ll provide my recommendations and show you what I consider to be the best ways of making money from your blog.

Advertising

One of the most popular ways to make money that’s often favored by new bloggers is displaying advertising.

Adverts can be placed within the content itself or in various parts of a blog such as the sidebar or footer.

It can be relatively hands-off because ad networks like Google Adsense figure out what adverts to show on your behalf, and payment is usually made on the basis of how many times an advert is shown or clicked.

Affiliate Marketing

Next up is affiliate marketing, which involves promoting another company’s product or service, with you receiving a commission when a sale is made via your affiliate link.

It can pay very well as it’s not uncommon to see commissions around the 25-50% mark, with some being even higher.

Some of the other advantages are that you don’t need to worry about creating a product or service, there aren’t any delivery headaches usually, and all the customer service aspects are handled for you.

All told, affiliate marketing can be one of the most profitable options for bloggers.

Related: 43+ of the Best Blogging Affiliate Programs to Explode Your Income

Digital Products

Another popular option that is used by many bloggers is to make their own digital products, for example, eBooks, online courses or mobile apps

While it may sound complicated, there are a variety of online platforms that handle everything from creating the product to selling it and distributing it.

The major advantages are that you don’t need to keep physical stock, and the digital products can be quickly, easily and cheaply delivered to customers.

Services

Another option is services, and many bloggers use their blogs to promote professional services that they offer.

For example, if you’re skilled at graphic design, search engine optimization, being a virtual assistant, or you can offer your skills as a public speaker, a blog can be an excellent way to build your personal brand.

Provided you’re already trained in the professional service, it can be an excellent way to earn revenue quickly at the start from your blog.

Physical Products

The last option I’m going to discuss is physical products. While it isn’t as popular as offering digital products, many bloggers do choose to promote these through their blogs.

This could be anything such as an influencer selling physical books on Amazon, an arts and crafts blogger selling handmade products on Etsy, or a fashion blogger selling accessories on their Shopify store.

Bloggers now have access to a number of options which make it easier to sell physical products, making it a good potential revenue stream.

Part 3 – The Fastest Strategy

So now that we’ve covered the different ways that bloggers make money, which option should you choose?

That’s what we’ll discuss in the final part of this video.

Here are my six recommendations to help you make as much money as possible from your blog.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 1

You’re probably getting sick of hearing me say this, but this recommendation really is hugely important.

Keep growing your blog’s traffic and email list as a priority.

Firstly, you want to spend about 20% of your time creating content that’s better than anything that’s already out there and using the other 80% to promote it to get as many people onto your blog as possible.

Then, once you’re getting traffic, you need to focus on improving your email opt-in rate to grow your email list as quickly as possible.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 2

My second recommendation is to know the truth about making money via advertising.

It’s often the go-to option for new bloggers, but that doesn’t justify it, and it doesn’t mean you should be doing it too.

For 99% of bloggers, it just isn’t the smartest option. The main reason? It takes a lot of traffic, and it’s one of the least profitable options available.

Let’s look again at the study I mentioned earlier. The blog at the top used 100% affiliate marketing, while the one at the bottom used 94% advertising.

As you can see, affiliate marketing needed only 51,000 page views to earn almost $6,000, while with advertising it took almost 900,000 page views to earn less money overall.

This example really sums up my point, as in this case, advertising is almost 1900% less profitable.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 3

Given how profitable they can be, recommendation 3 is to start doing affiliate marketing, and/or offering a service you already excel at, from day one.

There aren’t many niches that you can’t do well from affiliate marketing in, and it’s usually a lot less time intensive than providing services, so this is my go-to option.

Don’t wait until you have 1000 email subscribers, or 5000, or whatever, just get started.

If you have low traffic now, get everything in place with a couple of affiliate offers, or a part of your blog promoting your service, and work like crazy to grow traffic to those pages.

There are quite a few places to promote these products and services. You can add links within your content, for example in a how-to or review article.

Another option is to create your own sidebar ads for these products or services. I choose to do this over generic advertising as it’s a lot more profitable.

It’s important to understand though, that the absolute best way to promote these things is using email funnels, which I’ll cover in more detail in Point 5.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 4

My fourth recommendation is to be picky about what you promote when it comes to affiliate marketing. There will be a lot of programs out there that just aren’t worth your time or energy when it comes to promoting them.

I look for three things when choosing whether or not to promote something:

The first is ensuring that it is a trusted product or service from a trusted company. It needs to be something that I’ve personally used and that I endorse. If it doesn’t meet this criteria, I don’t promote it. I think it’s massively important to be ethical and honest with your audience.

Second, it needs to be relevant to my niche and to my audience’s interests. If it isn’t, I don’t care how well it converts or how high the commission rate is, it will be a distraction that won’t help in the long run.

And finally, it needs to offer attractive terms.

This could be in the form of a high commission rate for a premium-priced product. I always try and target the highest paying programs possible, it just makes more sense.

For example, if your goal is to reach $1000 a month and you’re making $5 per sale, you’ll need to make 200 sales a month to reach your goal.

But if you can find a product that pays $50 per sale instead, you can cut the number of sales you have to make by ten times, and in most cases, the product that pays the lower commission won’t be that much more of an easy sell.

I also like to target programs that offer recurring commissions. This means you get paid every month a referral remains a customer and means you don’t have to look for new sales at the start of each month. In essence, you no longer start each month at $0.

And finally, ideally, the affiliate program will offer second-tier commissions. This means you get paid a commission for each sale that every affiliate you refer to the program makes, and it can really boost your earnings.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 5

My fifth recommendation is to rely heavily on email funnels when promoting products and services.

This involves creating automated email campaigns in advance, which are triggered when a new subscriber is added to your email list. It puts your sales process into autopilot and frees you up to work on other parts of your blog.

You need to strike the right balance between providing your subscribers with valuable content and offers. It can’t be all value or all offers, or worse yet, no value and no offers. It needs to be somewhere in between

One way to do this is via Gary Vaynerchuk’s method of jab, jab, jab, right hook. Ignoring the reference to boxing, this simply means you’ll provide three valuable pieces of content prior to each offer that you send your subscribers.

Email funnels are a great way to build the trust and regular contact that is needed to sell anything, and you can’t afford to ignore them if you want to make money from your blog.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 6

My last recommendation is to remember that the key to serious profits is developing your own products. It’s easy to see why.

Instead of making say 30% per sale as an affiliate, you could be making 100%. Or, you could choose to make 70% per sale, with the other 30% going to affiliates who will promote your product on your behalf. This will lead to significantly more sales than you could make yourself.

This is why you can nearly always find own products behind each six figure or seven figure blog.

Despite this, I don’t recommend developing your own products too quickly though. Stick with affiliate marketing first, build an audience and understand exactly what they want and need.

Then, once you know what the market needs, you can create a product that provides more value than what is already available.

Once created, you can start to ease off promoting affiliate products in favor of your own product, for example by adding it into your sales funnels, or creating valuable content about it on your blog.

Conclusion

So, there we have it.

Using these tips, there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t start making a good amount of money from your blog, or to grow your income even more if you’ve already started.

If you found this video useful, I’d really appreciate it if you could hit that like button and subscribe to the channel for plenty more videos to come.

And If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your two free eBooks from the link below, as I promise they’ll really help you out.

one percent intent how to make money blogging - get blog traffic and grow email list

Free eBooks – WordPress SEO: The Ultimate Guide *PLUS* Email Marketing: The Ultimate Guide.

Thanks, and see you in the next video.

– Jonathan

Recommended Reading: How to Make $100 a Day

How to Make Money Blogging [Video]

This video covers a topic that I get a lot of questions on – how do you make money blogging?

It’s a topic which confuses a lot of people, and many bloggers just aren’t reaching their full potential when it comes to making money from a blog.

This video will be of help to anyone who is interested in blogging for money, from beginners to experts; and from those looking to get paid to blog as a side hustle to those who want to work from home by blogging for money full-time.

In general, you’ll learn how to make money blogging, and more specifically, it’ll help you:

  • Discover just how much bloggers typically earn and how long it usually takes them to make money from a blog.
  • Understand the three foundations of all successful money-making blogs.
  • Learn the five most common methods that bloggers use to make money blogging, PLUS, one way that I recommend avoiding at all costs.
  • Uncover the six-step process I use that allows me not only to earn more money from my blog but also more quickly.

Video Transcript

What’s up everyone, it’s Jonathan from One Percent Intent.

Today I want to cover a topic that I get a lot of questions on – how do you actually make money blogging?

It’s a topic which confuses a lot of people, and many bloggers just aren’t reaching their full potential when it comes to making money from their blogs.

If you haven’t yet started your blog, click here and I’ll show you step-by-step how to install a self-hosted WordPress blog, which really will be the best foundation for you to start making money.

This video is split into three parts.

Part 1 – Background Info

Part 2 – Key Foundations

Part 3 – The Fastest Strategy

Part 1 – Background Info

Let’s start by looking at some background information.

The first question that many people have is, “how much can bloggers really make?

The online resource ProBlogger studied the monthly income figures of 1500 bloggers, and these ranged from basically pennies per month, all the way up to almost $10,000 per month.

Here’s what the results showed:

one percent intent how to make money blogging - how much can bloggers make

Information Source:

As you can see, the majority of bloggers earn very little from their blogs, with a massive 63% of people earning less than $100 per month.

It is possible to earn a very good side income though, or possibly even more than an equivalent full-time income from blogging, as 195 people more than $1000 a month.

If there’s one limitation of these results, it’s that they don’t show the life-changing amounts of money that actually are possible from blogging.

There are quite a few examples of blogs that earn 7-figures per year, and here’s just three of them:

one percent intent how to make money blogging - how much can bloggers make 2

Information Sources:

These three blogs make average revenues ranging from $128,000 to $231,000 every single month.

Pretty impressive, right?

I hope this shows you that the sky really is the limit when it comes to making money blogging.

So, the next question many people have is, “how long does it take to make money?”.

I recently shared a blog post with my audience that compared the income reports of six trusted bloggers to see how long it took them to reach a full-time income.

I decided on the figure on screen ($4,192 per month) which was the average United States salary at the time for 45-54 year olds.

As you can see, the quickest time was 12 months, while the slowest time was 36 months.

one percent intent how long does it take to make money blogging

And, I now know from this study, and personal experience, that one of the biggest factors that impacts how much you can earn from your blog, and how long it takes, is the income strategy you choose. Stick around to the end of the video where I’ll show you the fastest strategy possible.

Part 2 – Key Foundations

So let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to make money blogging

It’s important to understand that there are three key requirements here, and I view these as the foundations of all money-making blogs.

  1. You can’t make money without traffic
  2. An email list is critical if you want to grow your income
  3. You need to choose the smartest, most-effective ways of making money

Let’s look at the first foundation.

1. You can’t make money without traffic

You may have picked up on my use of the word ‘enough’ here, and a logical question would be, “How much is ‘enough’”.

The honest answer is though, it depends.

My advice here is to never become complacent with how many visitors your blog gets. Any increase to your blog’s traffic should result in an increase in your income when you’ve adopted the correct ways of making money.

So what are some of the best ways to grow your traffic?

I’ve created an eBook that will tell you everything you need to know, and you can download it completely free here.

[This eBook, WordPress SEO: The Ultimate Guide, features the following benefits:

You’ll learn the structure that all high-traffic blogs are built on, including:

  • Six never-fail tips that any blogger can use to improve the quality of their content.
  • A simple, 5-step process for finding and using keywords that will attract visitors.
  • Plus, EVERY step needed to boost the popularity and authority of your blog.]

This is the first of two free guides you can get via this video, and I promise it will help you massively, so pause the video and go ahead and download it now.

You can download ‘WordPress SEO: The Ultimate Guide’ free here.

2. An email list is critical if you want to grow your income

Next, we’ll discuss email marketing, and there’s a reason why it’s the second foundation of making money blogging.

Email marketing is still the most effective form of mass communication available today.

Just check out these statistics for proof:

one percent intent how to make money blogging - why email marketing is critical

Information Sources:

  • Return on Investment (ROI) statistic – source
  • Email marketing vs. social media customer acquisition statisticsource

And here are three more reasons why your blog needs to revolve around it:

  1. The main one is that you actually own your email list. This isn’t the case for your social media profiles which are built on someone else’s platform, and can, in theory, be taken away at a moment’s notice.
  1. It also allows you to build more trust with your audience, and the level of trust is a key factor in a person’s willingness to buy.
  1. And finally, you can segment your email list to only contact people with interests that are relevant to your offer, which usually leads to more sales and much higher conversion rates.

A good rule of thumb to remember is that, on average, each email subscriber is usually worth about $1 per month.

So the key to making money blogging then is to grow your email list as a priority, as the more subscribers you have, the more money you’ll be able to make.

There are two common ways to do this as quickly as possible.

The first is to boost your blog’s traffic which we’ve already discussed, and the second is to increase your blog’s email opt-in rate.

To help you master both of these requirements, I’m also giving away a complete guide to email marketing in addition to the traffic guide.

This will teach you how to get as many people as possible onto your email list, and what to send them to build trust.

You can get both guides free here.

3. You need to choose the smartest, most-effective ways of making money

The final foundation of making money blogging is choosing the smartest, most-effective income streams. So let’s look at what options are available.

To manage your expectations, I won’t provide a massive amount of detail here.

I’ll save the bulk of the detail for Part 3 where I’ll provide my recommendations and show you what I consider to be the best ways of making money from your blog.

Advertising

One of the most popular ways to make money that’s often favored by new bloggers is displaying advertising.

Adverts can be placed within the content itself or in various parts of a blog such as the sidebar or footer.

It can be relatively hands-off because ad networks like Google Adsense figure out what adverts to show on your behalf, and payment is usually made on the basis of how many times an advert is shown or clicked.

Affiliate Marketing

Next up is affiliate marketing, which involves promoting another company’s product or service, with you receiving a commission when a sale is made via your affiliate link.

It can pay very well as it’s not uncommon to see commissions around the 25-50% mark, with some being even higher.

Some of the other advantages are that you don’t need to worry about creating a product or service, there aren’t any delivery headaches usually, and all the customer service aspects are handled for you.

All told, affiliate marketing can be one of the most profitable options for bloggers.

Related: 43+ of the Best Blogging Affiliate Programs to Explode Your Income

Digital Products

Another popular option that is used by many bloggers is to make their own digital products, for example, eBooks, online courses or mobile apps

While it may sound complicated, there are a variety of online platforms that handle everything from creating the product to selling it and distributing it.

The major advantages are that you don’t need to keep physical stock, and the digital products can be quickly, easily and cheaply delivered to customers.

Services

Another option is services, and many bloggers use their blogs to promote professional services that they offer.

For example, if you’re skilled at graphic design, search engine optimization, being a virtual assistant, or you can offer your skills as a public speaker, a blog can be an excellent way to build your personal brand.

Provided you’re already trained in the professional service, it can be an excellent way to earn revenue quickly at the start from your blog.

Physical Products

The last option I’m going to discuss is physical products. While it isn’t as popular as offering digital products, many bloggers do choose to promote these through their blogs.

This could be anything such as an influencer selling physical books on Amazon, an arts and crafts blogger selling handmade products on Etsy, or a fashion blogger selling accessories on their Shopify store.

Bloggers now have access to a number of options which make it easier to sell physical products, making it a good potential revenue stream.

Part 3 – The Fastest Strategy

So now that we’ve covered the different ways that bloggers make money, which option should you choose?

That’s what we’ll discuss in the final part of this video.

Here are my six recommendations to help you make as much money as possible from your blog.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 1

You’re probably getting sick of hearing me say this, but this recommendation really is hugely important.

Keep growing your blog’s traffic and email list as a priority.

Firstly, you want to spend about 20% of your time creating content that’s better than anything that’s already out there and using the other 80% to promote it to get as many people onto your blog as possible.

Then, once you’re getting traffic, you need to focus on improving your email opt-in rate to grow your email list as quickly as possible.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 2

My second recommendation is to know the truth about making money via advertising.

It’s often the go-to option for new bloggers, but that doesn’t justify it, and it doesn’t mean you should be doing it too.

For 99% of bloggers, it just isn’t the smartest option. The main reason? It takes a lot of traffic, and it’s one of the least profitable options available.

Let’s look again at the study I mentioned earlier. The blog at the top used 100% affiliate marketing, while the one at the bottom used 94% advertising.

As you can see, affiliate marketing needed only 51,000 page views to earn almost $6,000, while with advertising it took almost 900,000 page views to earn less money overall.

This example really sums up my point, as in this case, advertising is almost 1900% less profitable.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 3

Given how profitable they can be, recommendation 3 is to start doing affiliate marketing, and/or offering a service you already excel at, from day one.

There aren’t many niches that you can’t do well from affiliate marketing in, and it’s usually a lot less time intensive than providing services, so this is my go-to option.

Don’t wait until you have 1000 email subscribers, or 5000, or whatever, just get started.

If you have low traffic now, get everything in place with a couple of affiliate offers, or a part of your blog promoting your service, and work like crazy to grow traffic to those pages.

There are quite a few places to promote these products and services. You can add links within your content, for example in a how-to or review article.

Another option is to create your own sidebar ads for these products or services. I choose to do this over generic advertising as it’s a lot more profitable.

It’s important to understand though, that the absolute best way to promote these things is using email funnels, which I’ll cover in more detail in Point 5.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 4

My fourth recommendation is to be picky about what you promote when it comes to affiliate marketing. There will be a lot of programs out there that just aren’t worth your time or energy when it comes to promoting them.

I look for three things when choosing whether or not to promote something:

The first is ensuring that it is a trusted product or service from a trusted company. It needs to be something that I’ve personally used and that I endorse. If it doesn’t meet this criteria, I don’t promote it. I think it’s massively important to be ethical and honest with your audience.

Second, it needs to be relevant to my niche and to my audience’s interests. If it isn’t, I don’t care how well it converts or how high the commission rate is, it will be a distraction that won’t help in the long run.

And finally, it needs to offer attractive terms.

This could be in the form of a high commission rate for a premium-priced product. I always try and target the highest paying programs possible, it just makes more sense.

For example, if your goal is to reach $1000 a month and you’re making $5 per sale, you’ll need to make 200 sales a month to reach your goal.

But if you can find a product that pays $50 per sale instead, you can cut the number of sales you have to make by ten times, and in most cases, the product that pays the lower commission won’t be that much more of an easy sell.

I also like to target programs that offer recurring commissions. This means you get paid every month a referral remains a customer and means you don’t have to look for new sales at the start of each month. In essence, you no longer start each month at $0.

And finally, ideally, the affiliate program will offer second-tier commissions. This means you get paid a commission for each sale that every affiliate you refer to the program makes, and it can really boost your earnings.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 5

My fifth recommendation is to rely heavily on email funnels when promoting products and services.

This involves creating automated email campaigns in advance, which are triggered when a new subscriber is added to your email list. It puts your sales process into autopilot and frees you up to work on other parts of your blog.

You need to strike the right balance between providing your subscribers with valuable content and offers. It can’t be all value or all offers, or worse yet, no value and no offers. It needs to be somewhere in between

One way to do this is via Gary Vaynerchuk’s method of jab, jab, jab, right hook. Ignoring the reference to boxing, this simply means you’ll provide three valuable pieces of content prior to each offer that you send your subscribers.

Email funnels are a great way to build the trust and regular contact that is needed to sell anything, and you can’t afford to ignore them if you want to make money from your blog.

Make Money Blogging – Recommendation 6

My last recommendation is to remember that the key to serious profits is developing your own products. It’s easy to see why.

Instead of making say 30% per sale as an affiliate, you could be making 100%. Or, you could choose to make 70% per sale, with the other 30% going to affiliates who will promote your product on your behalf. This will lead to significantly more sales than you could make yourself.

This is why you can nearly always find own products behind each six figure or seven figure blog.

Despite this, I don’t recommend developing your own products too quickly though. Stick with affiliate marketing first, build an audience and understand exactly what they want and need.

Then, once you know what the market needs, you can create a product that provides more value than what is already available.

Once created, you can start to ease off promoting affiliate products in favor of your own product, for example by adding it into your sales funnels, or creating valuable content about it on your blog.

Conclusion

So, there we have it.

Using these tips, there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t start making a good amount of money from your blog, or to grow your income even more if you’ve already started.

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