Before you start building your blog, or if you have a growing blog, read this article, because most of the bloggers I know have done, are doing and CONTINUE according to this basic formula. This lets them turn readers into customers, buy from them or make purchases through the affiliate link they promote.
These will be the five most fundamental steps that you should know when making money from blogging. If you don’t, you will lose a number of customers that “should be yours”.
In these big steps, there will be many other small steps. However, do something you must also know the basics, the first texture.
And in the 5 steps below, I will NOT TALK ABOUT website building, because making a website is a skill you must definitely have when developing your blog.
Step 1: Find Blogging Niche
This step is the easiest step because you want to blogging, you can imagine what you should write into it, DEFINITELY your expert knowledge. You can not share content that you do not have the knowledge, this is no different than you are building an online newspaper, not a blog. Blog must be shared by the words and the knowledge you have in your work process or study.
Being aware of individual strengths is not difficult. If you don’t have any strengths, think about yourself WHAT YOU LIKE MOST. Then spend a few months, maybe up to a whole year to study, and in the learning process, you will definitely have the knowledge to write blogs.
Step 2: Find Content For Blogging
This is also a problem related to your KNOWLEDGE, you will not know what to write if you do not have specialized knowledge.
A lot of beginners do blog is just copied, not just copy the idea but also copy the article of others. If you do this, you are not a blogger, but you are actually a copy cat. Search engines, especially Google, very don’t like this, your site will quickly disappear from Google, it’s a punishment.
So where to get knowledge is that you have to worry by yourself, that is your knowledge. You can still find other blogs that are similar to your niche, see what they are writing and you do the same, but the words, knowledge and writing style are yours, not their copy.
You can also use the online tools to see what topics in your field are HOT now, and you will rely on that to create content for your website.
Step 3: Attract Readers To Your Blog
Attracting readers to your blog is almost like showing off your marketing skills.
- Readers know your blog through search engine: Your SEO skills
- Customers know your blog through social networking: Your Social Marketing skills
- Customers are attracted to your content and can share with their friends: your content marketing skills
- … ..
This is an important step, it decides the success or failure of a blog. There are many well-written bloggers, good websites, good ideas but do not know how to optimize your website for search engines, do not know how to navigate traffic from social networks, … leads to their blog no one reads. Over time, they get discouraged about it and are very likely to give up blogging without any results.
Step 4: Give the readers something for free
When you have readers, do you want readers to finish reading your article and leave without any impression? Certainly not, you must always have to find a way to hold onto the readers as any of them can help you make money in the future.
The rule “let go will get back” can apply in any case, anytime in life. Customers will think of you when you give them something first.
So try to create what readers feel necessary, give them away for free, and it will be great if this gift is created by you, an Ebook about your knowledge, a tip or trick, video tutorial,…
There are two basic ways to give away your gift, you can do one of two or both:
- Customers fill out an email to receive a gift, as you will have a list of potential emails about your niche
- Gifted to the Facebook group, customers will have to join the group to get gifts, so you will have a potential group of your niche.
Step 5: Readers Will Pay You
You already have an email list of people in your niche or a Facebook group or both and they HAVE GETTING GIFT FROM YOU. So the ability is very high that they will pay attention to what you promote later.
“What you promote” may be services, products that you think are useful to them. Or it could be the product or service of another person you advertised to get commissions in the form of affiliate marketing.
But whatever the product, let’s advertise smartly, don’t sanctify the product or tell the untrue, you are building the reputation, do not blur your eyes for profit
So these 5 steps as a GENERAL formula can be used for any field you want to develop. If you notice, that almost every well-known bloggers apply this formula.
Some themes that you can start making money blogging
To increase the usefulness of the article, I will recommend to you some basic themes that can make money from blogs nowaday. Whatever topic you feel you have strengths in the field, you can start blogging right away.
- WordPress Tricks
- SEO tricks
- Marketing tips
- Design, photoshop skills
- Make money online / offline, …
- Guide to learn foreign languages
- Share discount code
- Review domain name, hosting, VPS, …
- Blog about writing skills
- A blog about animal research that you know
- Blog about the process of self-development
- Health, exercise, gym, fitness, jogging …
- Media blog
- Family love
- Communication skills
- Technology (computer, phone, tablet, …)
- Blog about car, motorbike
- Sports (whatever your strengths are)
- Music (guitar, piano, etc.)
- Gaming Guide
- Review movie
- Food blog, record the cruise where you live
- Travel blog
- Communication skills, social knowledge
- Review books, stories
- Blog share your design, photo, .. if you are a photographer
- Share the lessons you get in life
In general what strengths do you have, what you are doing every day, spend about 4-5 hours a week or more to blog about your forte. After selecting the topic, you can proceed immediately create a free blog, if you have money can invest a blog, professional website for yourself, the practice is quite simple. I will write a tutorial for you to create free and professional blog in other articles.
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