Oh, so you think you will make money blogging? Maybe. Maybe not. I’d advise you not to jump to conclusions until you finish reading this blog post.
If I might ask you this question, what is a blog? Why are you blogging? Do you think all it takes to make money blogging is start a blog and expecting the money to come? I know a lot of you will come up with various definitions and some people will even come up with definitions along the lines of a blog being a way to make money online and that is why so many people are wrong. In order to give you a better understanding, I’d ask, can you make money from a blog? Yes, you can, not by thinking it is a business but by using it to drive people to your business. Even though you can easily tell people to come advertise on your blog or on your TV channel it will only make you enough income to sustain you on the long run compared to trying to get them to buy something like a premium product or subscription.
The best way to make money from your blog is by having something to offer but the reality is you can have as much visitors as you want but there is only one way to guarantee a large percentage of them make use of your service and that is what this section will be focusing on.
The real key to making people pay for what you have to offer is helping them for free. Yes, you have to give value for free, and you have to give a lot of it. There are so many people fighting for the pocket of your readers and you have to prove it to them that you’re their best candidate. Always do your best to give your readers your best content. Make sure you always help them when they’re in need. Always refer them to useful and helpful resources and even when you launch, make sure you only offer the best.
Once you’ve followed the above step and have done your best to give your readers your best while at the same time gain your trust the next thing you need to do is monetize.
The best way to monetize your blog is to have something to offer, this might be your skill, your time, your expertise or your product. It doesn’t matter what this is, you will get a lot of people to pay for this if you have their trust.
Even though having a service to offer is really important and the only way to guarantee you really make money from your blog it is important to know that your readers won’t just click with every product you release or any service you have to offer so you have to know what they want clearly first, and this can be done by reading their comments, by observing their responses to your posts, by observing the trend in the emails they send and by proving to them you’re the best person for them when it comes to this.