Everyone who starts a blog always comes up against the same set of problems. For some unknown reason they just can’t seem to make any money from a blog.
That’s crazy when you think about it considering the whole idea of a blog is to turn it into a business that will enable people to quit their job. The idea of working in an office for the next twenty years scares people to death and their blog is the only way out. Without it putting money into their bank account their dreams will be shattered.
The biggest mistake people make is not deciding how it will make money before they even set it up. It should be the first thing anyone does.
They should also pick something that’s easy when starting out because it’s the only way to see quick results.
You don’t have to be one of these people who constantly works to produce new content and has nothing to show for it, but you have to know what is needed to start producing an income. Luckily for you we’re going to deal with that right now.
Publish Kindle books
How much money do you think you could get for a Kindle book?
If you’re a professional writer with a fan base it could be something like $10, but if you’re a normal blogger you might only get $2.99. This is the least of your worries because people trust Amazon and they all have an eReader so they will buy something that is so cheap.
You don’t need to make it 70,000 words long like a full-sized book since it’s so cheap. Just write 1000 words per day and you could release one every month.
Sell Amazon products
We’ve already talked about how much trust people put in Amazon and that’s why becoming an affiliate for the company is a great idea. Because it’s physical products the actual percentage you get per sale isn’t too high, but because people are 10X more likely to buy an Amazon product than an unknown brand your money usually equals out.
There is also the greatest selection of products in the world you have to choose from and you will always find something you’d love to sell.
Build a list
If you don’t go down the Amazon route and decide to sell other products, either your own or someone else’s, you will have to build a list and nurture a great relationship between you and your reader.
You need to build up the same sort of trust that Amazon has and the only way to do that is by giving people great results and having them think of you as a friend. Just give someone about ten great emails with amazing advice and on the next one you can offer a product.
Open professional course
When someone lands on your site they could just think it’s some cowboy out to become rich and they’ll be scared of giving you their money.
You can leverage the trust of another professional company by starting a course. Check out Udemy, and you’ll see exactly what you can do and the kind of prices other people charge for their course.
It also means you have somewhere to host everything and you just need to send someone through and hope they decide to take the course after you’ve gently pre-sold it to them.
Start small and build up
People who don’t know you won’t want to risk giving you lots of money.
This could mean you always have to offer cheap products if you want to make sales. If you’d like to offer more expensive ones so you can make more money you’ll need to build a proper sales funnel.
That means starting someone off on a cheap product then offering one at a higher price. You just rinse and repeat until you reach the price you want, but people have to see great results along the way.
Mr. David Marshall employed with DA Hong Kong, an insurance firm is an technology lover. A frequent blogger himself he encourages new bloggers by giving few tips on making money via blogging.