Creating a blog is a major benefit for businesses due to the traffic it can produce for free.
Customers or readers looking for answers to their questions are typing into google to find solutions, wether that be through an answer, product, or service.
Here are some tactics to use in order to really profit from your blog.
11 Tips on how to really profit from your blog
1. AFFILIATE MARKETING
Affiliate marketing can help you really profit from your blog by making recommendations to your readers about products that have benefited you, and thus can provide them with benefit as well.
Affiliate marketing creates an income for you by earning commissions on products you recommend.
Here are some tips you can utilize in your affiliate marketing efforts:
Choose a product you are comfortable recommending and would have no hesitations in using yourself in your own business.
You begin earning income through affiliate marketing when readers click on linked piece of content or visual advertisement that you have on your blog.
This link is unique to you and is provided by the product owner in order to identify you as the source of their new purchasing customers.
It’s important that the products your are recommending are genuine, not scams, and add real benefit to your readers.
“Don’t find customers for your product, find products for your customers” – Seth Godin
Only Endorse products or services you believe in and use your self.
Keep in mind, that your readers trust you. Do not recommend a product which can be destructive to your readers and cause them to lose their trust in you.
Do your due diligence and ensure that the item or service you are recommending is legitimate and helpful.
Create content that is interesting, personable and easy to consume.
Readers experience while on your blog is an important aspect to consider when trying to build an audience.
Some questions you can ask yourself to rank your sites customer experience include:
– how fast does your website load?
use the following tool for this: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
– How easy is your content to consume?
Ask friends and family to read through some writing you have produced to give you honest feed back.
Just to be sure, you want them to be brutally honest with you in order for you to improve and grow as a blogger or business owner that is providing genuine value to your customers.
– Does my content spark curiosity ?
Do you include lots of images, infographics, diagrams that make it interesting and provide a sense of keen interest?
– Is my website relatable? Do you include a thorough “About Me” page that introduces you to your reader and create a genuine connection with them on a human level?
– How is my writing different from other sites, what makes it special?
These questions will guide you in the right direction to becoming an authority in your niche and the “go to” blog for people who want answers and really interesting content to consume, learn and grow.
2. Email Marketing
Email marketing is an extraordinary method to connect with your audience individually.
To begin making income off of email marketing, you have to utilize it as an approach to recommend products that help your subscribers.
There is an art to email marketing, you don’t want to come off as too spammy yet you want to stay in touch with your subscribers often enough for them not to forget who you are.
Choosing a spread out time frame for sending your emails will ensure you don’t come off as to much of a salesman and rather more of service to your subscribers in offering them just the right amount of value.
A well formed email list is a powerful tool that keeps your audience engaged with your content and lets them know when you’re writing new content and will keep them coming back for more.
3. Google Adsense
Sometimes Ads can be annoying to readers and will deter them from returning to your blog.
If however you have a large reader base and its something you want to try I recommend trialing it first.
The point of trialling it is to see if your traffic is taking numbers are taking a hit.
If it does you have to consider whats more important, earning money from that
ad ? or retaining more traffic to your website.
A tough decision to make. Ultimately though you have to keep your business a float.
There are other ways of earning income then running ads which can be a distraction at the best of times..
After you apply for Google Ad sense and spot their code on your online site, Ad Sense consequently shows advertisements on your blog.
The advertisements are tailored towards the sort of content your readers have been browsing on the internet via retargeting a tricky algorithm based ad network google development to dangle the products you have been looking at in front of you on another site.
4. Banner Ads/selling Ad space
Advertisers can lease space on your blog or site to put a banner or ad with a connection to their site.
The sole reason for a banner ad is to get users who are browsing your site to click through, with the purpose of acquiring a sale.
Standard advertisements work much like customary advertisements in print (paper or magazine), however banner advertisements bring clients direct to the site that is being publicised.
Banner advertisements can come in all shapes and sizes and can earn you commissions month to month, all by just adding a banner to your blog.
The most popular Ad space company is Google Adsense for showing display ads on your website.
Most digital product owners will create banner ads for you to show on your website.
The banner ad you see above is for Wealthy Affiliate for whom I am an affiliate for.
5. Digital product creation
In case you’re selling a digital product or working with an affiliate who sells your own digital products, you need to consider how that will benefit your audience.
Selling items like digital books, recordings, courses, or programming, legitimately from your site will add an extra income to your blog and can create a sizeable income.
6. Online Digital Consultant
You can charge your clients a monthly fee to provide them with recommendations on how to grow their businesses or marketing efforts in order to earn more money!
This kind of service if you can provide it will be one of the best returns on your time as these kinds of people who consult with businesses can charge a premium price.
Just make sure you can provide the client with real value before you take them on.
This is the reason it’s critical to have an unmistakable specialty.
What can you provide that no one else can, why should people pay you to help them with their business or service.
It’s important to think about and write these things down in order to be clear on the kind of service you will provide.
That way, you pull in readers who are keen on your specialty and are hoping to become familiar with it.
Consulting is an extraordinary method to show off your skill and gain credibility as a specialist in your field.
A great way to earn more clients is to ask your current ones to write you a short and sharp testimonial about the service you provided them.
This will gain other prospective readers trust when they considering hiring you.
7. Guest Blogging
Guest blogging can be an extraordinary route for you to earn additional funds. This may be somewhat troublesome at first, particularly as your growing your website and writing more content.
As you develop your writing style and become more known in your niche, authority sites will start looking to you for new fresh content that will benefit their audiences, some paying a premium price for great writing.
When that occurs, you can begin offering your services as a guest blogger, linking back to your site for high quality backlinks and be paid in the process.
8. Acquire more readers/clients
Static sites that aren’t updated regularly don’t attract new users and are hurt in google rankings as a result.
Regularly updated blogs can create a steady stream of good leads from all around the globe. It’s important to keep your content up to date to best serve your audience.
Publishing in depth blog posts that help potential readers answer a problem they’re having, can ensure them that they may confide in you and regard you as an authority in the topic.
In the event that they need more assistance than a blog post can offer, they can reach out to you for more more information or join your mailing list to learn more.
Alternatively they can become a client and you can provide a consulting type arrangement with them to improve their business.
“Determining influence is so critical to brands because this is what drives word of mouth validation – typically the most powerful and cost-effective marketing method available.” – Mark Schaefer
Putting it simply, businesses like to impact individuals with a positive solutions and blogging is the ideal approach to accomplish that.
More visitors to you site results in more eyes on your recommendations which in turn will lead to more income from your affiliate links which is why its one of key factors in earning money from your blog.
9. Improve Writing Quality
Spend an hour every day reading other bloggers in your niche who have a high level of authority and make this a habit every day before or after you have spent time on your business. Nevertheless, make the time it’s a vital way to keep improving.
In addition to this, create content on scale every day and don’t stop producing new content.
Just like getting better at any other skill, practicing daily is a proven method to become a more proficient writer to get your point across succinctly and with purpose.
You’ll find that higher quality writing will keep users on your site for longer and will increase to more conversions for products you are recommending.
This is playing the long game here, but is well worth the payoff in the end.
This investment of time is perhaps one of the best you can make. While building upon the other strategies to earn income from your blog.
10. Take on Feedback from readers
Bloggers invest the vast majority of their time and energy offering their thoughts and knowledge to their readers.
Be that as it may, reading questions your readers have left in comments will show you a direction to take within your writing to keep offering them the answers they desperately seek.
Undoubtably this is one of the most important points to consider, how best can you serve your readers and people who come to your site to find answers.
Thinking about your audience is paramount (this is the reason organizations invest so much money testing out their items in their focus groups).
As a blogger, retrieving this sort of knowledge is a byproduct of responding to readers comments after your articles.
Your writing might have answered some of their questions but not all.
Once you find out what else they need to know you will have more subjects than you know what to do with.
Deliver on this consistently and you’ll find that your audience will grow more and more.
11. Build a network
“The richest people in the world build networks. Everyone else looks for work.” – Robert Kiyosaki
There are sure things you can (and should) do to make money off your blog.
A few different ways are simple, while others require exertion, time and care to execute with any kind of successful outcome.
Creating for yourself a network of other bloggers in your niche will benefit your site as much as it will your wallet.
You can use each others email lists to inform them of new products that have positively impacted on your business and as a result your audience can double or triple in a very short amount of time.
Especially if you start to contribute to your networks websites, linking back to your own.
I hope you implement some of these techniques and enjoy the results.
I’ll leave you with some questions that perhaps we can talk about after you have implemented the above tips.
How have you monetised your blog?
What tips will you use first?
How long have you been building an audience?