One of the most amazing things about the internet and blogging is how many different ways you can make money online. Jeremy Page was going through a time in his life when he needed to figure out a way to start making money on his own. Eventually he found success and has been killing it since. Not only is he making good money for him, but he’s doing it while traveling the world and having fun in the process. This is the best way to make the most out of your blogging, time and money making efforts!
1.) Please tell us about yourself and how you got into blogging?
I’m Jeremy Page. I love learning, playing basketball, and creating internet incomes. Also, I recently launched Multiple Streams.
With my internet marketing background (I got started at SEO.com a few years ago) I had a few websites that I was doing on the side. I realized that in order to get true, scalable love, you gotta put out epic content.
2.) What is the focus of your blog and why did you choose that niche?
My focus for MultipleStreams.org is simple: teach people how to dominate *‘big-ticket’ topics through blogging.
*big-ticket: any sale or sales funnel that yields over $1000
3.) How are you currently monetizing your blog traffic?
Currently, I provide over-the-shoulder training on blogging and the ‘Google-ranking formula’ for competitive keywords when they join me in the affiliate marketing programs I promote.
4.) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
I’ll admit it, I got a little lazy with blogging for a while and automated the process on one of my main blogs in 2012.
I felt like a boss because I was almost doing nothing…instead paying a writer about $10 to write decent business articles each day. I was going for the classic ‘long-tail’ traffic approach that was working a few years ago…you know, as long as I am hitting the publish button more times I should end up getting more traffic.
Stagnant traffic and ultimately a blog that never did anything great. Had a put the time and resources into epic, infrequent content, it would be a profitable, well-oiled machine.
5.) What are three blogs that you visit almost daily?
I don’t visit any blogs more than 2-3 times a week, as I try to focus on income-producing activities (and because I’m one of those guys that can have 30 articles opened at once if I am not focused) but my 3 favorite blogs right now are:
Tim Ferriss blog (I read every post he puts out)
Glen at Viperchill (Ron Paul of Internet Marketing…not fitted for mainstream but speaks truth)
John at Authority Website Income (very transparent and helpful case studies)
6.) Can you give us three recommended tools/services that you use with your blogging?
Thesis :: The cleanest, most customizable, Google-loving WordPress theme out there.
Aweber :: Gotta build a list of your true, passionate fans.
Open Site Explorer :: This comes from Brian Dean at Backlinko, I believe.
Find your top competitors, then find their best pages by using the ‘Top Pages’ tab inside OSE, then see what they have done, and then do something better.
Very simple way to find topics that take some of the guesswork out of understanding if a piece of content will do well.
7.) What advice would you have for someone who is just starting with their first blog?
Go for long, conversational, borderline-epic content. 1500 words, if possible. Use visual assets that are unconventional and uncommon. Use your personality in your writing. Write more epic, and less frequent.
In Google’s current state, you can rank for several competitive keywords with one, single post or page. Google any keywords about Empower Network, any affiliate program I am in, and you’ll see my review.
Notice it’s just one page ranking for these keywords, not several keyword-optimized pages that most SEOs are doing these days:
And finally, blog about things that are lucrative. Think big-ticket.
8.) What’s the best advice or tip you’ve discovered about blogging since getting started?
Blogging about ‘big-ticket’ keywords.
Fascinating enough, the more ‘big-ticket’, the lesser the competition (especially on Google).
So while you are dealing with high-end home mortgage leads or $5,000 affiliate travel memberships sites, let the masses duke it over $49 Clickbank commissions.
9.) If you only had $100 to start a new blog, how would you use it?
Well, obviously I would get hosting and my own domain. After that, I’d invest in the Thesis theme. Assuming I paid a year in hosting, that would be about $100.
10.) How can readers of the blog get in touch with you?
Head over to Multiple Streams and leave a comment on any of the pages, and I will get back to you in less than a day, usually.
Thanks again Jeremy for taking the time to share your advice and story with the Blogging Tips community. If you would like to learn about other bloggers and how they are finding success online, be sure to read through our blogger interview series.