Bloggers blog for different reasons Why do you want to blog?
Before you start, Discover your vision.
Many bloggers just want to share their message with the world. These are typically hobbyists or non-profit organizations. Hobbyists can sometimes monetize their blog if they write consistently and develop a following.
Non-profits have a message to share with the world and usually want to attract people to their cause.
Because this website is devoted to helping you make money on line, I will assume you are here because you want to make money.
The question is will you be satisfied with $5/day or are you shooting for $500/day. Either is possible and your results will depend on the time you can you devote to business.
One of the attractions of internet marketing is you can create a business while working part time. Most of us have to work full time just to pay the bills. It takes time to make any business profitable. It can often take six months for a new website to start to gain traction with the search engines. There are things you can do to speed up the process but the most important thing you must do is to know your audience and create a website that interests them.
If you can only work five hours per week, at least be consistent. Work on the things that make you money. Avoid busy work. Don’t think you are doing productive work when you are studying how to make money on line.
More time equals more growth. It should be obvious but it needs to be emphasized. If you can only work 5 hours a week, it may take ten years to create a retirement income. If you can work 20 hours per week you can probably retire in a year. The key is to be consistent and never quit. A website that has new content every day, gets Google’s attention a lot faster than one that has a new blog post once a week.
Are you a lazy blogger or an active one? If you do not take your website seriously, you are seriously reducing your chances of success. Yes, you can promote membership sites that charge a monthly subscription and pay you a monthly commission. You can find a popular niche and build a website that makes repeated sales. You can make money as a lazy blogger, but you can create a fortune as an internet marketing professional.
What income will satisfy you?
$5/day with Adsense or $500/day with affiliate marketing?
Any extra $150/month can make a big difference in many people’s lives. Adsense provides an evergreen income, but it takes a lot of traffic to make a serious money. Affiliate marketing can be slow to take off, but multiple affiliate income streams and a big opt-in list can create a comfortable retirement income. Of course, you can do both.
Personally, I prefer to control what ads my visitors see. I have never used Adsense.
What activities make you money?
Keeping your books and studying how to make money on the internet will not produce income. Fresh content on your website produces income. Adding people to your opt-in list creates income.
I can help you learn the basics of internet marketing, but we won’t make any money till we put what we learn into action. When you join me at Wealthy Affiliates, we can both make money. Wealthy Affiliates University is the best, most ethical source of information about internet marketing I have found. You can start for free When you complete the first free lesson, you will have you first WordPress website up and you will know the fundamentals of how to promote it. WAU is #1 when it comes to helping you discover internet marketing.
There are many opportunities to create Joint Ventures. Some business models pay you based on the sales volume of your team. Most affiliate programs pay you straight commissions based on the sales you generate. Look for affiliate programs that generate repeat sales and pay you overtime as customer you brought to affiliate makes repeat purchases.
Amazon pays you on everything a customer buys during their visit and for a few days after that first visit. Then Amazon takes you customer, and you with not get income based on repeat sales. Wealthy Affiliate pays you commissions as long as the customer you brought them remains a member. Many people do very well as an Amazon affiliate, but commissions on subscriptions forever is a better business model for the affiliate distributor.
It is also why I believe in building teams and helping my team members be successful. Working together is the best.
Study and experience will make you an expert internet marketer.
An expert internet marketer (IM) can create an unlimited, every growing income. An IM can work from anywhere there is a phone and an internet connection. You don’t need to stock inventory and you don’t need employees. Outsource the drudge work like bookkeeping and record keeping. An internet marketing business is inexpensive to start and has a low overhead. It also can continue to provide you income with minimum effort. Once a website is setup and generating traffic it will continue to pay with minimum attention.
Anyone with determination can become an internet marketer. Creating a web page or a blog post is as easy as using a typewriter. If you cannot set up your website, you can hirer it done for less than the cost of a refrigerator.
Google Analytics enables you to see who your visitors are, how they found your site, where they came from and much more. It is vital information for anyone who cares about having people find their site. Learn how
If you need help using Google Webmaster Tools leave a comment and I will send you a link to a tutorial.
On the river of life it is important to pull up on the bank and check our course. Life is a trip, not a destination. However, it is important to know where we want to go and what is important to accomplish along the way. What did we accomplish in the past year and what is important in the year ahead. Resolutions help us chart our course, set our priorities and paddle forward with purpose.
Why do so many resolutions fail? Basically, it comes down to not taking a resolution seriously. I may say I want to loose weight, make more money or help the homeless, but without a strategic plan to achieve our resolution it will fail.
Live life with purpose. Know what you must do to accomplish your purpose. You will live a happier, more productive life. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.