Every blogger’s dream is to start earning money with their blog as soon as possible. Though money may not be the sole reason or the priority for setting up a blog or website, it is one of the reasons for the several blogs in the blogosphere. How do you earn your first $100 on your blog in less than 2 months of starting your own blog? I am using $100 here because that is usually the least payment cash out from Google Adsense if that is what you intend to use for your revenue drive.
However, in this post, I am going to talk about something more than just depending on Google Adsense and waiting endlessly to cash your first check from them. Haven’t you noticed that a lot of bloggers get their first check after several months? Some even get theirs after a few years. That is not what you wish for yourself. Hope I am right? I know that Google Adsense has become the traditional way many webmasters depend on to generate revenue from their blogs. But try as much as possible to remove your mind from adsense as you read this post.
Have you just set up a new blog and you are determined to earn your first $100 on your blog in less than 2 months from now? There are several things you are going to do to make your dream a reality.
How to earn your first $100 on your blog
We are going to take some time to look at some of those important things we need to do in order to increase our chances of earning real income with our blogs or website in the shortest possible time.
Use longtail keywords:
To stand any chance of making it alongside the big boys, you should never try to write articles based on head term keywords that they are already ranking for on Google’s first page. Instead, look for longtail keywords of such keywords that are less competitive and write on them. For example, if you search for “blog”, you will see that “blog host” and “blog hosting” have global monthly searches of 49,500 and 40,500 respectively. They both have monthly local searches of 18,100 each (with high competition). But “make your blog” has global monthly search of 74,000 and local search of 33,100, and the competition is medium. So you can write on keywords like’10 ways to make your blog stand out from the rest’, ‘How to make your blog attract advertisers’, ‘How to make your blog an affiliate haven’, etc. You can easily make Google first page with those headlines and yet withstand the competition.
The fastest way to attract the search engines and human traffic to your site is for you to update your site regularly. In those first two months, try as much as possible to publish new blogs at least twice or trice daily. The search engine robots would keep scrambling for your updates. This increases the chances of people easily finding your topics on searching the search engines. The more they find your posts, the better for you because this would keep them coming. When they become regular readers, it is easier to sell to them.
Your nest target should be how to get endorsement from authority sites or from probloggers who are already trusted and have a large followership. How do you get the endorsement of the probloggers?
1. Visit their blogs and leave quality/helpful comments. This would get their attention if the comments are non-spammy and they proffer solution to concerns raised by other commenters. Also try to be among the first three persons to leave a comment on each new post.
2. Offer quality, well-researched guest articles. The probloggers sometimes don’t have all the time in this world to update their own sites. If you offer them quality, well-researched informative guest posts, tendency is that they would accept it without minding whether you are new to blogging. Once your articles are published there, their readers begin to know you and visit your site.
3. Another way to get endorsement is to try and write a quality post for a news syndicating website. Once your offer is accepted and published, you are sure to get new readers trooping to your blog in their hundreds.
RSS Feed directories:
Send your feed to RSS feed directories and have them send your latest updates to various websites that care about your publications. But be wise enough to add only those that require no reciprocal links. Since you are just starting out and there is no much budget for that, add your feed to those free RSS directories and expect some boost in your traffic. But you must not over do it because you need traffic.
Start affiliate marketing :
Now don’t rush into adding Google adsense because they would not give you as much. If you add adsense, be sure you are optimizing for high paying keywords, using longtail keywords. The best thing to do at this time is to add affiliate products in high demand. It all depends on your niche. So you need to choose your affiliate programmes based on the niche you have chosen. For instance, if you are into blogging, choose affiliate programmes related to blogging and webhosting. You can choose hostgator, namecheap or bluehost hosting programmes and promote them by offering free wordpress blog set up for anyone who joins through your link.
You can also decide to promote affiliate programmes that have to do with plugins, wordpress premium themes, etc. You simply write a special post on them, add your link and make your promise to help with the set up and also offer free wordpress blog support. A lot of people are working on a lean budget. They would see this as an added advantage and swallow your bait. You are sure to make your first $100 on your blog in less than 2 months if this is well done.
You can also offer product reviews on your blog. Make sure you do a thorough research on the product before writing your reviews. Write on both the good qualities and the bad side of the products you are reviewing. A balanced and well researched review would make your blog visitors want to buy such products. If you have an affiliate link to that product, you make money each time someone buys it through your link. You can also do a paid review in which case you are paid for writing an unbiased review on the product. You can get product reviews from Sponsoredreview, Reviewme, PayPerPost, LinkFromBlog, etc.
It is easier to earn your first $100 on your blog if you work meticulously following the afore-mentioned tips. So once again, to earn your first $100, you need to update your site regularly, use longtail keywords, submit your feed to RSS directories, start affiliate marketing, get endorsement and do products reviews on your blog.
What do you think I have left out? We would love to hear own contributions. What was your easiest way to earn the first $100 on your blog? How do you think new bloggers can also get their first check online? Your personal opinions could go a long way at helping someone out. Share this post with your friends if you find it helpful. God bless you pals.
Efoghor Joseph Ezie loves writing for the purposes of sharing information. He loves talking about how to grow your small business, blogging and social media marketing. To get his business tips, visit his blog at http://www.bizsuccessguide.com . You can also like his Facebook page.