Earning money online with a blog seems to be a fad these days. Many people are unaware of the steps needed to make a blog valuable. Here you can find four key steps to making money with your blog. And don’t be afraid to start.
Produce quality content
Your blog is created and online, but nobody, not even the search engines, will come to visit it if it is empty. First of all, you should select your content type (articles, video, audio), and set a goal for regular publication. Favor a simple format, as it is the easiest to produce and easily indexed by search engines.
Your content, whatever its format, must be supremely good in order to retain your readers. There is no hope of making money with a blog on which you post information that nobody is interested in.
Create a list of subscribers
Once you have few articles on your blog, you must place a form to allow your readers to subscribe, so as to receive your regular updates. This is a crucial step often overlooked by bloggers, but that determines the success of a blog.
A subscriber list allows you to bring back some of your receptive subscribers regularly, simply by sending them a message. Once you have a relationship of trust with your readers, you can send offers and generate revenue through membership.
Search Engine Optimization and traffic
You have published articles and put a form on your blog; now you should make it known to the search engines. This is called referencing. There are several ways to reference your blog, through directories, forums, sponsored links, free small announcement, comments on other blogs, etc.
You choose your method, but combine the pay and free methods to obtain excellent results quickly. Plus you’ll have links to your blog. The more links you get then the more you will be better placed in the search results. This is the step that allows you to generate traffic so sales you can make sales with your blog.
If you have applied the letter of the previous three steps, your blog is now ready to generate income. There are several ways to monetize a blog.
- Advertising is the easiest way to start making money with a blog but not the most profitable. You can sign up for Google Adsense and put ads on your blog. There are of course other authorities, but Adsense is the easiest because it is handled automatically by Google.
- Membership is now the most profitable way to make money online with a blog. You should subscribe to a good affiliation platform, select one or more products related to your topic in order to promote your blog to generate commissions. This method is preferred by most successful bloggers.
So if you follow these four steps to the letter, your blog will quickly become an automatic machine for making money. You only have to sit back and watch your bank account grow without lifting a finger.
Author : Gurwinder Singh is a Blogger and writes for InfozGuide – a blog based on Technology and Blogger Tips. He is an expert on SEO and in his free time likes to read about latest tech buzz and news.