Hey, my fellow bloggers! Today we’re going to cover the topic of whether you can actually make money without blogging about blogging.
That’s a mouthful, right?
Blogging about blogging…
Launching about launching…
Webinars about webinars…
What in the world is going on here? Is anyone actually making money online who is not using the tactics listed above?
Is there anyone blogging about their passion and making an income in a separate niche?
Are you actually an expert or do you just pretend to be?
Is there really any experience behind all of this mumbo-jumbo?
What if you are in a different niche?
Can Blogs Make Money Without Blogging about Blogging?
We do it every day.
We make the majority of our current income right now from our health and fitness blog, Avocadu.com, and have made over $40,000 in a month (avg is currently about $20,000+/m) selling information products.
Let’s go into some of the common questions you probably have:
Can you make more money blogging about blogging than in other niches?
Here is some honestly that’s going to be a tough pill to swallow:
Absolutely. My goal here is to be 100% honest with you about this and not feed you any more crap.
How do I know?
Create and Go makes a lot more money than Avocadu with a lot less traffic.
Does that mean you should do it?
If you haven’t made serious money online yet, you’re teaching people theories, not strategies that have personally worked for you.
It’s dishonest at best and lying at worst.
And totally not necessary, guys! There are TONS of profitable niches to choose from. Be your own person and blog about what your passionate about! The money will follow!
Why is blogging about blogging so effective to make money?
Basic consumer psychology.
Getting someone to buy a product for $197 is 10x easier when you’re convincing them they are going to make thousands of dollars in return after using it.
The justification in the brain is as follows: “Oh, well this is expensive, but I’m going to make that money right back!”
Compare this to what we do every day at Avocadu…
We have to convince customers that paying $47 is worth the transformation they will see from our products.
Because people on average try 4-5 diets per year, our audience is some of the most skeptical buyers OF ANY INDUSTRY, and our job is to convince them to spend their money with us based on feeling better about themselves.
To quote the late David Foster Wallace: “That’s a whole different kettle of fish.”
This is not to toot our own horn as there are other factors are at play, but do you see what’s going on here peeps?
Convincing someone to sign up to become a master knitter could not be more different than convincing someone to sign up for a course where they think they will make their money back.
Tough love, right?
So should I start blogging about blogging?
Hell to the no, homie!
You should never blog about any topics unless you have the experience and really know what you’re talking about.
It’s dishonest at best.
Lauren and I are living and breathing proof that you can do this in any blog niche (including your passion)!
We started this blog merely based on the fact that I (Alex) fudging love talking about blogging and business.
I could literally talk about it all day every day to the point where Lauren just tells me to shut up (And I, Lauren, agree wholeheartedly as I am proofreading this!).
I write 2,000-word posts almost every other day on the subject…
It’s my passion through and through.
Plus, I made sure we were achieving the kind of success others would want BEFORE starting Create and Go.
How exactly do you do it?
Most of the money that we make blogging comes from our digital product sales (eBooks and online courses).
I’m not some Dark Knight Blogging hero folks…
You may be thinking: “He’s the Hero We Need!” Hold up blog family.
I’m not some saint. I am building this blog knowing full well that there’s a lot of money to be made in this niche.
Don’t think I am trying to pull a fast one over you! 😉
I AM aligning my passion with my business though! That being said, we can teach you some awesome things. Lauren and I can teach you how to make a fantastic income and life from a blog that’s not just about teaching others how to blog.
That’s a photo of me working in Bali…
You can blog about yoga, or kites, or shoes (whatever you’re into) to make an amazing income and live life on your terms.
I truly believe that. Check out our post on niche blog ideas for some tips on how to get started.
Additional Resources and Topics:
- Start a Successful Blog – Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide
- What to Blog About: 4-Step Process to Finding Topics Readers Will Love
- 7 Reasons Your Blog is Not Making Money
And if you have already started your blog…
If you are looking for additional tips and instruction on blog monetization, make sure to sign up for our FREE 4-Day eCourse on How to Monetize a New Blog.
We discuss affiliate marketing, driving traffic, and so much more!
Create something awesome today!
Create and Go
P.S. Feel free to ask me more questions and let me know your honest thoughts in the comments section. I know this post may ruffle some feathers, but I really think hearing this is going to help some of you.