There are many ways to make money with your blog.
You can earn commissions from affiliate sales, Google Ads, CPV (cost per view) or CPC (cost per click) ads.
You can rent ad space on your blog.
You can build a list of prospects and market to them.
You can promote your primary business, and invite people to join you in your downline.
All of these methods require some strategy and planning, of course, and they can get somewhat complicated and time consuming.
Start Blogging To Make Money Today
But blogging to make money doesn’t have to be a huge mystery or undertaking.
You don’t have to wait until you buy a new course or buy some incredible software.
You can start today!
Or, tomorrow 🙂
Time Sensitive: This Special Offer Goes Away Very Soon (if it’s still available)
If you have information to share with someone, or can teach them something right now, I’ll bet you could be making money on your blog by tomorrow.
If you don’t have that kind of information, then get it.
What do you already know that you can package into something of value?
What would your readers like to learn that you can package into a quick information product?
Quick and Easy
Here’s the quick and easy way to start earning from your blog.
First of all, forget about these things if you don’t yet have them…
- Sales Page
- Optin Box
- Popup Ads
- “Work With Me” Page
- Business Opportunity
- Affiliate Products
- Banner Ads
That doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea to have those things, and some of them are actually pretty important to build over time.
But if you have nothing but a blog, and want to start charging people money for some special information you have, then here’s what I’d suggest.
Here’s The “Meat and Potatoes”
First, it’s important that you actually HAVE something people want or need.
But it doesn’t have to be put together into an ebook or video course or any particular format.
Let’s use an example, based on a topic I’m very familiar with and have actually worked with folks to develop.
Here’s the “product”…
Say you have done research on “Recovering From A Debilitating Heart Attack While Drastically Reducing The Chance of Recurrence.”
Your “product” is sharing that research with others who want it.
That’s a “product” with great value for a certain audience, namely, people who have suffered a heart attack and maybe are post-op bypass patients and so forth.
If you posses special information like that, or anything else for that matter, you’ve got a “product” and a “service” you can sell right from your blog.
Write a blog post on your topic.
Using the “Heart Attack Recovery” example, it might be an article about overcoming the victim model of recovery. Give people a few examples of things they can do, resources they can turn to, and professionals they can rely on.
Now, the hook…
At the end of your blog post, simply tell them they can join your upcoming teleseminar or webinar where you’ll be divulging more complete information.
Put a Paypal button right on your post and tell them to pay the fee, and you’ll email them their private invitation.
If conducting a teleseminar or webinar seems too complicated for you, then you can just invite them to a group Skype chat or a plain old conference call on your home telephone or mobile.
Don’t have Skype, don’t know how to conference call on your phone?
How about a private coaching call where you’ll discuss with your client, one-on-one, their particular concerns?
Use the opportunity, of course, to offer your advice and further resources.
Don’t forget to schedule your follow-up session right then and there.
Put a Paypal button on your blog post, tell them to pay first for their private coaching call. After they do, you can contact them promptly to schedule it.
You don’t want to talk to people?
How about putting your information on a simple word or text document and emailing it to them after they make their payment via your Paypal button?
Then you can just attach the document to a plain old email and send it to them!
Don’t know how to attach a document to an email?
Copy and paste the text into the email.
No more excuses!
Is That All There Is To It?
Of course not.
This is a way to START your business, but it’s not the end.
So, while you’re making money selling this special information in some form or another, you can work on these things:
- a free optin offer like a free report or ebook.
- an optin form on your blog to build a list.
- suggest to your list that they buy your more detailed $7 ebook.
- offer them related products and services that you affiliate.
- build up to a 6-week course for $997 that you deliver as a video series or via live webinars or Google Hangouts.
- build your list
- create squeeze and sales pages
- write an ebook
- put together video trainings
- gather back-end products and services giving your special niche audience more and more and more of what they want.
Now you’ve got a thriving business.
But you probably can’t get all that rolling right away.
So, before doing all of that, why not just write a blog post and offer what you can right now, today?
Or tomorrow 🙂
If you have nothing to offer, sit down and do some research or brain storming and come up with something.
There’s always time to build the more elaborate parts of your business, but for now… just start blogging to make money in order to fund your bigger proposals.
Are you ready to unleash a money making offer on your blog today?
How about tomorrow?
I’d love to hear your comments below, and thanks in advance for your social shares!
Happy New Year… 2015