How to Make Money Blogging

[10 Steps to Success]

We had no idea we’d make $103,457.98 our first year blogging.

It sounds like a dream...

...but this is a reality for many people, and something we want to help you achieve, too!

Alex and I went from making $0 blogging, to over 100k in our first year.

So we created this 10-step guide to help you do the same.

Now, we make that much every month!

Let's get started!

The Blogging Fundamentals

Start with the right building blocks

Choose a Blog Topic

Step 1

Decide on a Blog Name

Build the blog on a great platform (like WordPress)

Design Your Blog To Look Sexy AND Make Money

Don't spend a ton of time on design. Time is money!

Pick a Great Blog Theme

Step 2

Make Sure Your Website Loads Quickly

Make Sure Your Site Looks Good on Mobile

Create Content People Need

Create content based on what people are already looking for.

Use keyword research to find out what people are searching for

Step 3

Then, create content with a purpose

Get Blog Visitors + Fans

Start with ONE source of traffic first.

There are a lot of ways to get visitors to a blog:

Step 4

Social Media Google SEO Guest Blogging Email Drops Forums And more...

Build an Email List

Emails help build trust with your audience before asking for the sale.

How to Get Subscribers:

Step 5

2. Add opt-ins to your blog

3. Create an email sequence

1. Create a stellar lead magnet

Ask Your Readers What They Want

Don't make assumptions about your audience.

How to Find Out What Your Audience Wants:

Step 6

2. Ask for Comments

3. Ask in Community Groups

1. Email Them

Start With Ads and Sponsored Posts

Don't rush into ads before you have enough traffic.

Step 7

Seek Out Sponsored Post Opportunities

Partner With a Premium Ad Network

Master Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is selling someone else’s products or services.

Step 8

2. It Will Teach You How to Sell

Why Start with Affiliate Marketing?

1. Less Risk Involved

Consider Creating Your Own Products

With your own product, you control the price, sales page, marketing, etc.

Step 9

It’s important to take this step at the right time, and not jump in too soon.

Grow And Optimize

Find new + creative ways to drive more traffic + generate more revenue.

Step 10

Add a new traffic source

Add new products

Outreach to other bloggers

Optimize opt-ins + landing pages

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