How do you make money blogging?
There is a number of different strategies and techniques on how to make money blogging.
If you are looking to build a long term, robust and strong online business, then blogging – also known as content creation – should be an integral focus.
VIDEO: Make sure you check out the video at the bottom of this post where I go over the business model of making money with blogging by creating quality content.
Why content creation?
Content creation is king.
Think of every blog post, or page on your website as a potential seed.
The more pieces of quality content you create, the more seeds you are effectively planting around the internet.
And the more seeds planted, the bigger the harvest.
Plant those seeds far and wide.
It’s not simply enough to just write content. You have to share it, promote it, and get it out on various platforms.
Let’s say you write a blog post.
If you can create a video version, and share it on youtube. You now have the oppportunity of someone finding your content there and coming back to your website.
The same with Facebook. You should also be sharing your content on your social media channels, and then ideally paying to promote it.
If you dont have the money, that’s fine. But if you have even $5-10 you can potentially get that post viewed by 5000 or so people.
This is a smart way to leverage your time and money.
It still surprises me the amount of people that come across my content that I created years ago. And also where they come from.
Google Rankings Improve
Although paid marketing strategies are the fastest way to success. Getting ranked on google is the holy grail of free marketing.
If my website showed in the top 10 ranking for “How to make money online”…. I would be getting thousands and thousands of people coming to my website every day.
This means there is huge potential for sales.
The more high quality content you create, the more authority your website has.
This makes google happy and trusts you, and will reward you with ranking your content for certain keywords.
Many people give up though because this does take time, and content creation is a long term, slow strategy. And everyone likes fast results dont they.
But it’s powerful.
Combine it with paid marketing and you are onto a winner.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that the more content you create the better. Or even worse, hiring cheap crappy outsourcers to pump out your content.
This used to work back in the day. But now, it is far better to take the time to create something valueable for your audience. And then spend the time promoting that content and sharing it.
Where should you share your content?
For each blog post you create, you should immediately share it and promote it to the main platforms.
This should be obvious. Share your blog to your business facebook page, and personal for added effect. I’d recommend always boosting the post with at least $5 or $10 to get some people checking it out.
Get in front of the camera and talk about your blog content, read it out, do a screen capture. Just something that makes it video format and where you can put a link in the description of your blog.
You should be building an email list with Aweber.
For each piece of content you create, add it to your autoresponder so you can let those people know about your awesome content.
Even though Google plus never really took off as a social media platform, I would still recommend posting your blog link to your google plus account as many believe it helps in faster rankings.
It makes sense, as it’s google’s platform.
Become active on the big forums relative to your market. Where possible, share your blog links or at least your website as people will come across it and find their way on your site.
VIDEO – The Content Creation Strategy in a nutshell.