How to Make Money with a Blog in 3 Easy Steps
You really want to know the secret on how to make money with a blog? Too bad. Go somewhere else. No, I’m kidding! I’m going to show you how to do just that. It’s SO SIMPLE you’re going to eat fried chicken. Ok that made no sense. Doesn’t matter though!
It really comes down to 3 important steps and they go like this:
1. Find a Niche
2. Write Stuff
3. Drive Traffic to Your Site
It’s really this simple. However, before you get too excited, there are a few details to know about each step. Sound good? So let’s talk a little more about each. Seriously though.
How To Make Money with a Blog: Finding a Niche
So a “niche” is pretty much a specific audience that you are trying to market to. For an example, there might be a group of people that want to learn about cat psychology? Is that even a real topic? Who cares. We’ll use that example. So some people might want to know why their cat acts like a diva and never wants to do what they’re told. Or maybe their cat is having problems like losing money in the stock market or having relationship problems with other cats. You know what I mean!
How to Make Money Blogging: Adding Content
Ok so now here comes the actual blogging part. Crazy right? So you want to provide some useful and relevant information for your audience on whatever topic you are writing about.
In other words, just share stuff you know that might be valuable to people in your niche. Going back to people who are interested in cat topics, maybe write about what tricks, tips, and methods you are using to get your cat to use the litter properly. This is going to establish loyalty and trust with your website. You’re going to be able to build a following of subscribers which is ultimately what you want!
How to Make Money with a Blog: Traffic Is King
This is a big no-brainer. You need visitors to click on your blog and read your stuff, man, your ssshhhtuffff! This is so important when you’re figuring out how to make money with a blog. Traffic is everything.
How are you going to sell whatever your are offering or promoting on your blog? How are you going to earn income off the little ads you put all over your pages? You’re NOT. Not until you get people to visit your blog. That’s why you gotta share it. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Whateverererrrr. The best way to generate tons of traffic is to get your blog towards the top of Google.
Choose to do this the Easy or Hard Way
You can figure out how to make money with a blog the easy way or the hard way.
The hard way is basically blindly trying to find a niche and trying to figure out how to somehow get towards the top of search engines and trying to figure out how to write content that sells. The hard way sucks. Trust me. I know.
Or you can be smart and do it the easy way. What’s the easy way?
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