You’ve heard of people turning their blogs into six-figure income centers. And you’ve heard of others who’ve started a blog, worked hard at it, and then eventually abandoned it because it didn’t make them a dime.
I’m sure you’d like to be in the former category rather than the latter.
You can increase your chances of doing so but following these three easy steps for making money as a blogger…
People aren’t interested in reading ads or “spun” articles that are nothing more than gibberish. They want solutions to their problems. And that means they need quality content. In other words, they want useful information that solves their problems.
Here’s the key, though: While the information you provide should be useful, it should also be incomplete.
That is, it shouldn’t completely solve your prospects’ problems. After all, if you completely solve your prospects’ problems, then they really have no need to buy what you’re selling.
One way to provide useful but incomplete solutions is by sharing articles that tell people what to do, but don’t go into detail about how to do it.
Example: A marketing blog might have the instruction “buy a good domain name at NameCheap.com,” but it doesn’t get into the details of what it means to buy a “good” domain name. Then the blogger can point to a short report that tells people how to build a website (which includes how to choose a good domain name).
You’re already providing useful content. Soon you’ll have plenty of readers eyeballing this content. So before you bring in the traffic, you need to find ways to monetize the traffic. Here are three ways:
Example: You can sell a rotating banner ad on the home page of your blog. You can even sell plain text links.
Your blog is ready to make some money – now you just need traffic! Here are three ways to get traffic:
There’s not enough room in this article to share with you all the tips you need to know to make a killing with your blog. That’s why you need the 31 Day Guide to Making Money as a Blogger. Get your copy at www.davemcgarry.com/cms/bloggingforprofits.com
Okay, the other day I talked about the process I use for setting my goals, so today to wrap things up I am going to be revealing my 2011 goals to you.
Here are my top ten goals for 2011 (in no particular order)
1.) Help 500 working and busy moms lose weight and create a healthy lifestyle through my Working Mom Workouts training program.
2.) Help 100 personal trainers get 100 clients into their business through my coaching program.
4.) Train, fundraise, and complete the Dallas MS 150.
5.) Take several trips with my family.
6.) Create a Master Mind group of 10 like minded people that focuses on building passive income streams.
7.) Strengthen and create 4 relationships with previous friends and new ones.
8.) Spend 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening preparing and reflecting on what I need to accomplish.
9.) Create a new service that is geared around creating and building blogs for Fitness Professionals
10.) Continue to grow in my spirituality and become more involved in my church.
These are my top ten goals for the year. As you might notice if I was to label each one with the symbols that I described in the first part of the series, you will see I am pretty heavily skewed towards business goals. I recognize that and if I was to included all 32 goals I set for myself you will see I have a better overall balance. Balance is what you should strive for but in some cases, depending on where you are in life, your goals might be dominate in one or two areas. That is okay, but make sure you realize the imbalance and strive to focus on all 8 areas that I initially described.
To your success,
Yesterday, I presented to you the first three of the seven tips to getting more personal training clients. So, today I am going to give you two tips that could be the most important money making tips for your personal training business. Yes, I believe these next two tips will separate you from everyone else. Okay here is tip number 4 and 5.
4.) Create a blog- by now everyone has heard of blogs but not everyone has one and contributes regularly to it. The reason having a blog is so important is that you create a platform to share information, articles, and ideas about who you are and what you believe in. Now this is not a “how to start a blog post” but if you want some great info or program to create your blog then you need to check out Darrren Rowse’s 31 days to Build a Better Blog Click here to view more details. Once you have your blog set up make sure all your clients subscribe to it and tell them that you will post regularly to it. The number one goal is to provide valuable content that adds value to the relationship you have with your clients.
5.) Write an ebook – It has never been easier to write a book. The technology we have today allows you to write your own book and self publish it. You can make it an e-book or a traditional hardback and market and distribute it online. Writing an e-book will do two things for you. One, you will be recognized as an expert and gain tremendous credibility. The second benefit will be that you now can gain new clients with out even training. You essentially will have created another passive income stream while not having to wake up at 6 am to train. Once again this is not a “how to” article on writing an ebook but if you want more info on that email me at Dave@DaveMcGarry.com and I will consult with you on how to get started. Now, since I believe in leading by example you can check out my ebook at www.anatomyofsales.com . Good luck and start writing.