What Every Blogger Needs to Know About Making Money Online
Neither I’m a millionaire nor making thousands of dollars each and every month from my blogging efforts. But I have been successfully making full time income from my online sources.
So I’m sure I know few things about making money online that most of you don’t. If you learn and observe carefully from other successful bloggers, you ought to learn so many things about making money online.
In this detailed guide, I will tell you few things that you need to know about making money online. Are you interested? Let’s move on to the details.
Making your first dollar online is REALLY hard
Let me tell you a harsh truth about making money online. Making money as a new blogger is very hard. It’s even harder when you don’t know how to sell things.
Selling is the KEY to making more money online. I agree not every person has the skills to sell their stuff online, but if you are really serious about making money blogging, you must learn the art of selling.
You should also know the pulse of people, and at what price your customers or audience will be ready to buy your stuff. For example, if you want to sell an eBook for $20, there are two ways to making constant money from it.
One: sell it to one person every day and you will be able to make $600 or more (each month)
Two: sell it to one person every day, give him 50% of commission (and ask him to convince their friends to buy your product at least one piece), and you will be making $900 each month without sweating much.
So there’s a difference, and there are different tactics to sell stuff online. You should know the smart ways to sell your products without cheating people. And always remember that making your first dollar (or selling your first online sale) online is very difficult. Beginning is always the hardest, simple as that.
Without having healthy online connections you can’t be successful
Whether your focus is solely on making money online or getting more traffic, there’s one crucial thing that plays a vital role in your success and that is NETWORKING. Without having strong connection with your peers, seriously you can’t go anywhere.
Most new bloggers find it very hard to succeed online just because they don’t give any importance to connecting with others in their niche.
You may ask, how to connect with others to build strong online network when I’m a newbie. Luckily we are in a digital marketing media where you can easily connect with almost everyone in your industry using social media sites like Twitter, Facebook etc.
You can follow them, share their posts, comment on their links and get in touch with them regularly to stay in their radar. So don’t waste your time by spending time only on your blog, you have to go out and search different ways to engage with other people.
Design is what designs your web success
40% of people will abandon a web page if it takes more than three seconds to load. (Source: Econsultancy)
Almost everyone can start a blog these days, it’s not a big deal. However building a great looking website is the real deal when it comes to making money blogging.
There are two major things you need to consider while focusing on design of your website.
- Is your site mobile responsive?
- Is it cluttered too much?
If your site is not responsive yet, make it responsive as soon as possible. There are many themes that are coming automatically with responsive design elements, if not you can use WP plugins like WP touch etc.
Design comes first, content comes next. Design is the new king.
Why? There are so many bloggers out there who are offering great content regularly, but only few sites have proper typography and looking web design.
When done right, email subscribers can give you more traffic and money
How many times have you heard that, money is in the list? If you are blogging for awhile, you must be aware of the importance of building an email list.
Having an email list will not only help you boost your traffic and brand awareness, it will also help you make more money in the long run. You just have to add value to your subscribers, once you have good relationships with them whenever you recommend any product, they will definitely buy what you offer.
Here are 3 surefire ways to make money from your email list.
1. Promote the products to your email list: It can be anything from recommending your web hosting service to email marketing provider to the theme you are currently using on your website.
2. Sell your own stuff: Are you using eBooks, themes or plugins to make money from your websites? If yes, email list the surefire way to make more money. You will not only make money, but you will also be able to create awareness of the products that you sell. Remember, no one buys from you if they don’t what you offer. So building an email list and sending them newsletters about your products can boost your online income.
3. Offer them your services: Do you offer services from your blogs such as freelance writing, web designing, offering SEO services, blog migration or free WP installation service? If yes, why not use your own email list to get more visibility on your services to increase your income? If people find value in your services, they would love to buy from you.
In a nutshell: Making money online is not hard if you know what methods to follow. A proper monetization plan can help you achieve what you want to get online such as building an email list, creating appealing web design, helping others to create a loyal network around your blogs etc. Most beginners find it hard to make money online because they don’t focus on networking. Instead of networking, they focus solely on content creation and driving traffic, there’s nothing wrong in that though but if you want to quickly make money online, network with others.
Are you making money online? If yes, what are your favorite ways? Please share your thoughts about the post in the comments section below.