There are so many blogging posts on what to do, how to succeed, how to improve your traffic and grow your following. You can find every single tutorial out there about the strategies you need to start seeing success and make money blogging but the truth is, there are so many things you need to accomplish before you dive into those strategies. You may have to work out some kinks and find your own way, but to get you started I have 13 secret things you are doing wrong. Seriously. And chances are, no one is telling you. These are the real reasons why you’re not making money blogging.
Lately, I have been thinking back on one of my greatest blogging victories and I can’t believe I didn’t share it with you sooner! I had been blogging for 9 months without seeing any real earnings. Then, by changing just a few simple affiliate marketing strategies, I went from $0 to $1,200 in affiliate marketing sales in one month! I had already read books, blog posts, and taken courses on affiliate marketing, but was still doing so many things wrong. A few tiny tweaks made all the difference. If you have been struggling to make money with affiliate marketing, you are going to want to keep reading. I will fill you in on the one simple change I made and give you the full inside scoop on how to rock at affiliate marketing.
This question sounds so appealing to new or aspiring bloggers, doesn’t it? The idea of making cash while you dream is, well, a dream come true. But it definitely sounds too good to be true! That’s why I wanted to break down the rumors, set the record strait and give everyone the answer they have been wanting to hear. When you’re running a blog, do you actually make money while you sleep? The answer: YES. The rumors are true, but don’t think making money in your sleep doesn’t require work during your waking hours! Let’s talk about how to create a profitable blog, how to get paid in your sleep and how to actually enjoy your life while you do it!
I first started my own small business when my kids were young. Doing photography gave me a creative outlet as well as an additional income source that helped allow me to be a stay at home mom. Naturally, I loved looking at other photographer’s work to help me get inspired. One particular photographer from my hometown always stood out to me. Her photos looked like something you would see out of a high fashion magazine; except classier. Then I realized she had a blog. At the time I didn’t even really know what a blog was. Why in the world did she write all of these blog posts on top of all the hard work she put into her photography business? Well, now I have the inside scoop and I totally get why some small businesses choose to start blogging. If you own a small business, should you be blogging too? Is there something you’re missing out on by not blogging? Maybe. Let’s run through all the potential benefits of starting a blog for your small business.
One of the first things I knew was super important when I started blogging was growing my e-mail list. It took some trial and error but once I figured it out, I was shocked at just how quickly I was able to see my e-mail subscribers shoot up! If you are a fellow blogger or are running a business, your e-mail list is crucial. This is because social medias like Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are always changing the way they do things. Because things are always changing, not as many people might be seeing your content first hand. How do you work your way around this? Through your e-mail list! You have direct access to this list of people who you already know probably liked something they saw when they visited your site! So let me tell you how I grew my e-mail list from 500 to 5,000 subscribers in 1 month with these very simple methods.
I was blogging for 7 months before I decided to give up. You see, I had been blogging about food and fitness and honestly, it all felt forced and fake. Once I decided to write what I know, the blog took off. Not all on it’s own, of course. For 7 months, the most views I had had per month were around 5K. In October that number shot to 10K and by January my views were at 125K! Now I want to break down for you exactly how I increased my page views from 10K to 125K in just 3 months!