If you own a blog, you know important it is to bring traffic to your website. However, bring in traffic is only half the battle. After you have the audience, it is important to encourage the audience to purchase something from your site, to sign up for your mailing list or to otherwise help you to earn profits. If you learn how to blog correctly, you will be able to turn over far more conversions, which can help you to make a lot more money in the long run. (more…)
You have heard many success stories of people earning a lot of money when they start an online business. It seems easy enough to start a business online … right? Well you thought right, but you probably don’t know the first thing about starting an online business.
After you are finished reading this post, you will know the first three little known ways to become successful on the internet.
Creating a Website
First thing’s first: you need to create a website. You already went through the thought process of what you want to sell, and you have a business name. There are plenty of website hosting companies that allow you to easily create your own business website, and it does not cost you a lot of money.
You also have to register a domain name so people can find your new website. Most businesses use their company name as their website address. If you are not technologically savvy, you should have website developers create and manage your website for you. Even if you consider yourself technologically savvy, you should consider having professional web designers create and code your site to ensure it’s effective, after all, they’re experts at it.
Now that you have a quality website, now you need to start placing your website address everywhere you can online. You’re probably thinking, ‘that sounds like a lot of work and money’, right? Well you thought wrong. It does take a bit of time setting up profiles on social media websites, but it doesn’t cost you a dime to do!
Unless you sign up on a social media website that makes you pay a membership fee, creating profiles is free. All you need to do is place your website link somewhere in your profile where potential customers can find it, and you’re all set.
Creating hyperlinks is easy to do, and it drives traffic to your website within minutes. For example, if you are own a chiropractic clinic, you can hyperlink the keyword “Roseville Chiropractor” somewhere in your profile, and customers will click on it to go to your website.
Another way to start making money online is to start affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is a form of advertising that allows you to sell your product or service on another person’s website and the person receives a commission from every sale that comes off their website.
Your website can have a web page for affiliate marketers to post their website, and then you will receive a commission every time a customer completes a transaction that came from your website. This will generate residual income, which helps increase your bottom line.
Having a successful online business does take some time and work, but if you keep at it long enough, you could potentially earn some serious cash. There are many internet marketing techniques that are free to do, which helps those who are starting out if they don’t have a lot of money.
I discovered a super easy way to help bloggers monetize their content and wanted to share the news. The concept of affiliate marketing is not new. I have pretty good success as an affiliate for various theme makers and hosting providers over the years. A new company has sprung up to take that concept and multiply it by a thousand. The company is called VigLink and they have automated the process of inserting links into your existing content. When your reader clicks the link and makes a purchase you get paid. It couldn’t be easier. The good news is we are talking about real money here, not a buck or less that Google pays out per click. Don’t worry, you can use VigLink along with Google Adsense if you like.
If you are a wordpress user the installation is a snap. You simply down the plugin and enter your api and click save. You will then be on your way to making some cash for your content.
This service will work for all bloggers but will be most beneficial if you have a product centric blog. I can see a tech blogger or gadget blogger making a killing with this service.
Although I do not focus much on product reviews on this blog, I am giving this service a test drive to see what happens. At the very least, I am hoping to make some referral money through other bloggers who read this and try out the program and enjoy success.
The odds are high that you started blogging because you had a particular passion, area of expertise or something else that you wanted very much to share with others around the globe. The odds are probably equally high that you also wanted to make a little bit of money while doing this.
There are a lot of ways to make money with your blog. You could make money through ads, affiliate programs, selling eBooks, offering your services and more. You can make even more money with certain types of blog posts. The following tips should help you to be able to craft blog posts that will make you and your blog even more money.
Write a Post About How to Make Money Online
You are already making money off of the web, so it probably won’t be any surprise to you that there are a lot of folks who desperately wish they were making money online too. This is one of the things that are searched for the most on the World Wide Web. If you write posts telling others how they can start making their own money through blogs or websites, you will start to notice that you are getting more traffic, and this traffic will start to translate to more income via the various revenue streams you already have in place.
Write About Saving Money
People love reading about money and how they can make or have more of it. Money saving tips is another top that will get greater views and more income through your various streams as a result. Essentially, anything you can write that may offer even rudimentary advice about how to make money or save money will result in greater income for you and your blog.
Write about deals
Like saving money, people love to read about spending money, especially when reading about how to get more for less. You can get more visitors if you write about daily deal sites, current discounts from major retailers or even if you post a list of some of your favorite coupon sites from the web.
You can review a product that you are an affiliate for. Just be sure to write an honest review, and sell the heck out of whatever benefits or great features that product has. Folks who are looking for information about whatever you review will likely find your site (especially if your post is rich with related low competition keywords), and there is a good chance that when they are done with your review they could click through and buy the product meaning more money for you.
Use the right keywords
Search engine optimization is important, as it can help your site and your posts be easily discovered by new visitors. If you want to do SEO right, one of the things you need to do is incorporate keywords, but not any keywords will do the trick. You will want to use the Google Keyword Tool and select what are known as low competition keywords that are often searched for. This way you are giving your posts the best chance to be discovered. Utilize these in your titles and headings and be sure to include some in your text.
Posting anything is better than not posting at all. Search engines discover new content, and those sites that are perpetually adding more content are moved to the top of the queue when a user searches. Even if you don’t have an idea for a great money making post, or don’t have the time to incorporate the things so far discussed, just post something. This will help to get your blog noticed and will help to get you to the top of the search results. Additionally, your subscribers will receive notifications with all new posts, and this means the more notifications they get, the more likely they are to visit your blog more often.
The best way to write blog posts that make money is to monetize your blog and post to it. If you post to your blog daily, you should see some income start to come in from the various streams of revenue you set up. If you follow the above tips and others like it, you will start to make even more.
If you blog in the blogging niche, I am sure that you are not surprised by me saying that Adsense ads kind of suck as a way to make money blogging . I have experimented with various placements and various sizes and colors over the last 6 months or so and have come to the conclusion that bloggers to not like to click on ads. I have come to this conclusion based on my experience with other sites and blogs that I have that are running adsense. For example, I have a site that caters to teens and my click through rate is close to 10%. I have a career tips blog that has a click through (more…)