10 Simple Steps To Directly Monetizing Blogs
More and more people are getting into blogging because they want to make
money. To feed this desire more and more bloggers are writing about
making money from blogs. I get asked how to go about monetizing blogs,
and also why I don’t write more about the subject. This post will answer both
First let’s be clear; blogging is not a magic route to instant riches. While
there is certainly no harm in wanting to earn an income from blogging, make
sure your expectations are realistic. A few hundred dollars a month from a
moderately popular blog is a reasonable goal. Enough to pay for your time,
hosting and perhaps some toys, or for the grown-ups (physical or mental)
help towards your rent/mortgage/loan repayments.
Rule number one - stick to producing valuable content, despite what the
snake-oil get-rich-quick meisters will tell you. Go for long term and stable
income not dump and dash spamola.
These steps are simple but not necessarily easy.
1. Choose a niche with potential and where you can make a splash
2. Find appropriate affiliate offers that match your topic
3. Use keyword tools to investigate high-paying AdSense phrases and
write about them
4. Build or select an AdSense-friendly template, use Text Link Ads when
you get to a decent price, and test schemes such as Chitika,
5. Grow your RSS and email subscriptions, use full feed and FeedBurner
6. Post regular, useful content, at least one article a day
7. Generate traffic, using compelling headlines, networking,
commenting, carnivals, memes, viral, social networking, SEO and
8. Do more of what works - use your stats to see which keywords and
articles bring in visitors
9. Pay for advertising out of your AdSense and affiliate income
10. Build another blog in a related niche, cross-promote, diversify, start
over at step 1.
As you can see there are no silver bullets, not instant gratification answers.
Each one of those bullets hides a million other pieces of the puzzle.
Why don’t I write about this stuff more?
Most people when they talk about blog monetization mean they want to
make a direct income through AdSense and affiliates. My income is indirect,
that is my blogging builds an audience which leads to profile, credibility and
leads. While the two revenue subjects overlap there are significant
differences in approach.
Regardless of which approach you follow, earning money from blogs is hard
work and time consuming. Don’t listen to the latest “can’t lose” get-rich
schemes. Stick with it and create a valuable resource and the rewards do
come. Copyright © by Chris Garrett. All rights reserved in all media.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
10 Simple Steps To Directly Monetizing Blogs
Thinking Creatively & Taking Chances
Is A Marketing Strategy That Works?
Back in 1994 I had a job interview with an advertising agency in Akron,
Ohio. During the interview I noticed the President’s office wall covered in
yellow post-it notes. And I mean a ton of them, all over the place, like
wallpaper. “That’s how I get work done and remember stuff,” he said. I
thought it was pretty cool, and it gave me an idea.
After I left the interview, I went to the store and bought some packs of post-
it notes, and a big paper sheet about 3×3 feet in size. I had my wife,
girlfriend at the time, who has unbelievable handwriting write down a
quality I possessed on each yellow sticky (hard worker, good designer,
smart, etc..). We filled up the entire paper sheet with those stickies, creating
a “wall” of my best attributes.
It was my resume in sticky notes.
The next morning I dropped it off at his office before he got in. A few hours
later I got the call and was hired instantly.
Now, I didn’t take the job as I had another offer to join something called a
“new media agency”, which I took instead, but that’s another story.
The point is… Thinking creatively and taking chances is a winning
Do you think creatively? Do you take chances? I believe that many of you
have good or even great ideas, but you are afraid to act them out. Why?
Jon Spolestra, my newest marketing hero, author of an AMAZING book
called Marketing Outrageously, advises that you everyone should sit down
and get a little piece of paper and write down the craziest idea you have for
marketing your business on it. Then stick it in your pocket and just keep it
there. You don’t have to show it to anyone if you don’t want to, just keep it
there as a reminder to you that you can think in such a manner.
My advice? Stop worrying about failure. It’s going to happen, a lot. I’ve failed
countless times, and been laughed at too. I’ve been told my ideas are lame
and will never work, and some have, and some haven’t. But you know what?
I will never, ever stop trying.
P.S. Go ahead, buy that book. If you don’t think it’s amazing, send it to me
and I will pay you for it, guaranteed. I’ll just give it to someone else. No joke.
© Jim Kurkal, All Rights Reserved.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
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