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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Can you really make money blogging? InfoGraphics

Lot of people ask this question all the time, either starting fresh or already blogging but couldn't able to reach the level of success they wanted. So we put together this infographics for better understanding. You can also checkout the article "How to Start a Blog?"

Can you really make money blogging? InfoGraphics

According to the survey done by for every 1000 persons.
Blogging Platform People Use
43% WordPress
35% Blogger
16% Tumblr, Typepad, Posterous
6% Other

How Much Do People Make Blogging?
8% of the people make enough money to support their family
81% of the people never make $100 from blogging
9% of the people enough to sustain their personal lifestyle blogging only
4-6 Hours a Day
2% of the people make $150,000+ blogging just 1-2 hours a day

Businesses Blogging Stats
60% the no of Businesses that have their own business blogs
35% of the people blog at least once a month
65% of the people haven’t blogged once in the past year

Think and be positive, happy blogging.

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

How to make Money Blogging Top 10 ways part 1

We hope you have read Part I of the article, If not please read How to make Money Blogging? Top 10 ways -Part I. Earlier we discussed top 5 of 10 ways to make money with the blog. Those ways were more active with the blog, today we will learn other ways where we will use blog as base.

5. E Mail Marketing:
Email list is best way to have engage with your regular blog readers. Always keep a widget or a form in your blog for readers to sign up. If people like your content, they will sign up. They are your guaranteed visitors on your content update. You can also monetize your email list by selling your eBooks, themes or any digital content, also you sell other’s products as an affiliate. Since they trust you, conversion rate will be very good. Remember don’t spam them with lot for offers. We use AWeber for mail delivery.

6. Premium Content:
This probably the most difficult to thing to do. That’s because people are addicted to the free content on the web, if you want them to pay for your content you should be “the Authority” in the particular niche. But as long time blogger am seeing a lot of dip in the ad revenues in our blogs also in lot of other’s, mainly because of Ad Blockers. If this continues in the longer run we will see a lot of premium blogs.

7. Blog Forum:
Revenue from forums will be lot same as blogs, through ads and affiliate. But it’s less word and easy to maintain. As you don’t need to create any content, forums members will do the job instead. You can also create a Premium forum. If can maintain churn rates premium forum will be awesome because less work and recurring revenue.

8. Premium Courses, Consulting Services & Public Speaking:
If you can create video content like some courses and tutorials you sell them for like from $10 to even thousands of dollars. Nowadays it very easy to create equipment’s are very cheaper also you get them for rents. Courses will be like passive income you only need to create it for once and you can go for the next project. You can sell your content directly in you blog using Gumroad, it’s easier they will handle the payment and delivery. If use Udemy you need to have even a blog they will handle all things (Traffic, Payments and delivery) you can focus on content creation.
My first few bucks online came from consultations. You can help people who are just starting on the internet. Simple things like setting up blog, plugins to full consultations and you can charge them.
Public speaking is a great way to to sell you books also create new audiences to the blog from your city and nearest places. When first starting out you have to do at least 10 to 15 talks for free later once you are comfortable you can charge them. Lot of people making living off of them. You can make thousands to even tens of thousands dollar per gig.

9. Donations:
People don’t consider donations as a source of income. But remember whole Wikipedia runs on donations. You just have to ask for it, you are not begging you’re giving them the free content. People will always donate, especially when they gain useful knowledge no one will bother at least to buy you a coffee at Starbucks right. You can simply place a PayPal donate button or use Patreon. There publishers in patreon who are making $5000 to $15000 just off of donations.

10. Website Flipping:

We do this all the time, flipping websites is similar to house flipping in real-estate. Either you build a website / blog or you buy them in an auction and then you will improve the revenue by some quality content, traffic and strategic ad placements. You can them sell them in auction, best place to sell your website / blog is at Flippa. Usually sites sell at 10 to 15 times revenue, sometimes even more. Suppose your blog is making $700 to $800/month it will sell at $8000 to $12000.

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What is link Building? And how to build links in a proper way.
Top 10 Wordpress hosting companies
How to make money with AdSense and Affiliate Programs?

Photo Credits Dreamstime & original licence holders.
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Thursday, 24 September 2015

How to make Money Blogging Top 10 ways part 1

Lot of People ask how to make money Blogging. You might already have Blog which started as a hobby or if you one of those who are looking for Passive Income or looking to start as a full time profession this article will let you know different ways. (You can checkout How to Start a Blog?)

1. Google Adsense and other Ad Networks:
When we first started blogging we had only Google Adsense to monetize the traffic. But there are lot of other ways to make money now. Google Adsense is probably the best source for a study monthly income and the show relevant ads which does not compromise user experience. To actually make living off of it you will need a lot of traffic. Adsense is an advertising network owned by Google, here advertisers bid for the keyword and the ad space in adsense using websites or blogs. When someone click on the ad you make money. How much? depend on what advertisers bidding for that particular keyword called CPC (cost per click). So if your blog is on some high competitive niche or you have lot of traffic you make a lot money. Again it depend on CTR (Click through Rate). There are other platforms like Chitika, Infolinks, Vigilink which doesn’t pay much but good know if by any means you banned from adsense.

2. Direct Ad Selling:
If you look for some fixed prepaid income direct ad selling is the way to go. You can directly contact the brands which are related to your topic and sell ad space say 728x90 leaderboard $300 for 30days (depends on your traffic). Which was the only way few years ago. Now you can Join Google’s DoubleClick or BuySellAds. Both are great platforms you can sell as many ads you can and make study income.

3. Affiliate:
Affiliate is the biggest source of income for over the years in all over blogs. A single sale can make you $10-$300, especially product with recurring payments will pay you commission as long as the customers using it. Even some site will pay you multiple tier commissions. But recommend the products to your customer which are genuine and that works. Even every online shopping sites like Amazon have Affiliate programs of their own. If are in the blogging niche join Bluehoast, Hostgator, Siteground, Dreamhost, WPEngine, AWeber, Themeforrest, Mythemeshop and SEMRush they hich recurring commissions.

4. Sponsored Reviews:
Companies always looking for authoritative people or people with large followings (audience) to promote their products. If you have a blog, youtube channel or any social platforms with large followings or readers, you can contact companies for sponsored reviews. Either you can ask like $300 (example) for a sponsored post or ask them to send their product to review. You can check out SponsoredReviews

5. Selling EBooks:
EBooks have become a best tools for authers and bloggers to monetize. EBoook doesn’t have to be big with lot of pages, Just 10 - 15 pages to the specifics will do the job. You sell your book for as little as $0.99 to hundreds of dollars. You can also give it for free instead ask then to provide their email or follow on facebook any other way where you can use to monetize. You can also sell your EBook on Amazon. If you are selling ebooks is return of email address we recommend AWeber for email marketing.

Checkout How to make Money Blogging? Top 10 ways -Part II for other 5 way to make money on your Blog.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

How to Start a Blog

If you are one of those people who was searching “How to make money online” it’s pretty obvious to you came to a conclusion that Blogging is the way to go. But now you might be asking How to Start a Blog?

Starting a blog is now dead cheap and easy. Blogging is like a real business when you start you should think of the concept and a Domain Name. You can get a domain name for under $2-$3 at Godaddy, Bluehost or Hostgator. Name should be catchy and should be easily remember able, you can do a radio test for confirmation. When it comes to extensions .com is always preferable but other extensions will fine too.

Once you got your domain ready you can start a basic blog for free with Google’s Blogger or if you prefer more options, more customization we recommend you to go with wordpress. Wordpress is free but you need hosting account ($10-15/month) to host your blog. There are tons of hosting companies out there we recommend Bluehost, Hostgator, Siteground, Dreamhost or WPEngine. You can check our Top 10 Wordpress Hosting companies list. Always think of estimated visitors to your blog and if possible go for longer term like three years it save you a lot of money.

So we believe you have your domain and hosting ready. Now you have to choose the theme, Themeforrest is a great place for premium themes (~$40) you can also look at Studiopress and MythemeShop. Choose responsive theme as almost 50-70% of the traffic comes from Smartphones and tablets. Once everything done go to your hosting CPanel add the domain and click install wordpress. The process will same but options will different with different hosting providers, you can always check for help page or contact customer support. While installing it will ask for username and password to create wordpress login for your blog. This will be the user id you will using hereon to edit and post on you blog. You use the free theme provided by wordpress, but if you want full customization and full support go for the Premium themes. To install themes, go to Appearance tab in the left side bar and select themes. If you purchased the theme click on upload and select the zip file or if you use the free theme click on browse themes.

Setup is done now you can start blogging on you topic. Now it’s time to build some backlink, gain some authority, traffic and monetize. $$$ Happy Blogging $$$.

Checkout other posts:
How to do a proper keyword research?
What is link Building? And how to build links in a proper way.
Top 10 Wordpress Hosting Companies
How to make money with AdSense and Affiliate Programs?

Photo Credits Freepik & original licence holders.
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