I try to avoid writing about money directly here on Blog Tyrant (I prefer to focus on growth and engagement strategies) but lately a lot of people have been asking me how to “pay the bills” when your blog is brand new.
And in last week’s giveaway it really dawned on me how many people are now turning to blogs and the Internet in general to make a bit of extra cash when times are hard.
It might be a single parent looking to supplement a part time job, or a new graduate who can’t find work in a depressed economy.
So, I decided to write a detailed and realistic post about the topic in the hope that it genuinely helps someone out there who is just getting started in this blogging industry of ours.
This Blog Critique has a major focus on how to make more money by recommending things to your readers. Its non-invasive, helpful and almost completely passive.
Ciao Florentina was the winner of the third Blog Tyrant Blog Critique – the random number generator choosing her Tweet out of about 200 entries. As always, please watch the video, visit her site and get stuck in to her in the comments section. The more feedback and discussion that happens the more often I will do these things. Like I’ve said a hundred times, I only want to do them if they are useful to you.
What’s in the video?
I kept the video short, sharp and extremely shiny. Youtube kept rejecting my videos for being too long so I decided to focus in on a few key areas as opposed to picking through everything. Some of the things that get mentioned include:
The 7,809 word series on how to blog and do it well.
Remember, this is part two in the series. You can find the first part in which we covered content that sells and setting up your blog for success right here.
In this post I am going to cover a lot of areas so make sure you bookmark it for future reference.
If you read the whole thing in one go you might need to get some sunshine.
NOTE: This post contains some affiliate links. If you purchase a product through one of these links I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Breaking it down part two
In this post we are going to be covering a lot of ground. Like last time, I want to give you a sort of contents here at the start so you can move around the post to areas you are interested in. They are:
Using social media
(Facebook, Twitter and all the reasons you need them, etc.)
Growing your blog’s traffic
(SEO, keywords, going viral, analytics etc.)
Making money from your blog
(Adsense, Ebay, affiliates and how to make good money from home)
As I am writing this post mostly in the evenings there is a good chance I am going to miss some important points. Feel free to drop a comment and point out my ineptness or make some suggestions that you think might help some other bloggers. I always love hearing what you guys have to say.
In the blogging world there are three names that everyone knows. Darren Rowse the Problogger, Jeremy Schoemaker from Shoemoney and Brian Clark the Copyblogger. These names are synonymous with blogging success, influence and, yes, making good money.
In this post I want to show you the three reasons why these guys are rich. Hopefully we can learn something from their example.