Making money blogging can be challenging at times, I know this from experience. In this post I’ll give you a few blogging tips to help you earn money online. Check them out below.
1 -Pick a niche your passionate about – You should blog about things that both you and your target audience are passionate about. Let’s say you want to make money blogging about golf, and you understand the game of golf from top to bottom, you’re more likely to create good informative content about golf then if you were to write about a topic that was uninteresting or completely foreign to you.
2 – Pick out a professional looking theme and design – Pick out a professional looking design for your blog. You can find free themes online but I would spend around a $100 and get a theme like Thesis. My blog runs on the Thesis framework and is probably one of the best investments I’ve made for my blog!
3 – Post valuable and entertaining content – It’s better to write the content yourself so your own personality can shine through. You’ll get better at it the more you do of it. If you’re pressed for time and aren’t good at coming up with ideas you can always outsource your article writing to a place like TextBroker or Odesk. But remember this, if you want to make money blogging you need to invest time publishing excellent content yourself. Creating valuable content you’re passionate about will boost your authority and credibility in your niche. Another thing you can do is to encourage people to comment on your blog and provide excellent commentary. This is an easy way to get free content for your blog. A great way to get people to comment on your blog is to offer prizes and give recognition to your top commenters. People love getting recognition and will do anything to get it!
4 – Add an optin form on your blog – If you want to earn money blogging you need to focus on building a list,specifically a list of people that know,like,and trust you. Make sure you add an optin form on your blog so you can capture your visitors contact information and follow up with them in the future. Another thing you must do is give them an incentive to join your list. This could be a free e-book,marketing cheat sheet,bootcamp,etc. Check out the optin form on my blog, you’ll notice I offer a free 35-day affiliate marketing bootcamp to people who join my list. Make sure you offer them something they can’t refuse!
5 – Add a tools page – I was checking out my Google Analytics the other day and was surprised how much traffic my tools page got. If you don’t know, a tools page is basically a page on your site where you recommend to people tools and resources you use in your online business. Having a tools page is one of the best ways to monetize your blog because of the amount of traffic they get. You can check out what tools I use in my business right here.
Well there you go, 5 blogging tips to help you earn money online. Have any tips to share? Leave me your thoughts in the comments section below!