A make money Online Project – Your 31 days blogging guide to earn income.
This guide will be covered in several articles. This is the first of this series to help you get started. It will indeed be a make money online project.
A make money Online Project – DAY 1 INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the 31-Day article guide to Blogging for Bucks!
I’m so excited about your decision to join this course. And that’s because –
You’re about to discover a step-by-step process on how to publish your own blog and make money from it!
It doesn’t matter if you’re not very technical. It doesn’t even matter if you’re new to the internet. That’s because in the next 31 days you’ll discover:
How to choose a domain name and web hosting.
How to get your first bog up and running fast.
How to monetize your blog. Suggestions on what to post in your blog to keep your readers hanging on your every blog post.
How to drive targeted traffic to it and turn your blog into a popular niche hangs out.
And much more!
By the time you finish this course, you’ll know exactly how to start and run your own profitable blog!
Listen, for this course you’re going to learn how to make money with your blog primarily by promoting affiliate offers.
To that end, you’ll complete these steps:
1. Choose a hungry niche.
2. Select a product that has high demand and a good commission to sell to this niche.
3. Set up a blog for that niche and then creating interesting content for that niche.
4. Promote your affiliate product on your blog (sometimes even directly in your posts) and start making money.
5. Drive targeted, cash-in-hand prospects to your blog… and cash in!
You’ll learn these steps (including all the intricate details) in the coming lessons…
But before we start looking at those lessons, I want to show you that there are plenty of other ways to benefit and profit (directly and indirectly) from your blog. Read on…
A make money Online Project -Establish Yourself as an Expert
No matter what you want to sell or the business model you plan to use, a blog can help you achieve more because it helps establish you as an expert.
Whereas people used to publish books to showcase their expertise, now most anyone can publish a blog. And once your blog takes off, your status is further elevated in the niche that you want to work on…
And that’s NOT all.
The more interesting and informative content you post, the more your readers start to trust and like you… and that indirectly leads to more sales to your links
Plus, if you allow your readers to interact with you (by allowing comments), that
further strengthens your bond with them. End result? A more profitable blog.
Get Publicity Opportunities
Some writers use their niche blogs to raise their status in a niche that they choose. And some people use this elevated status as a springboard to more opportunities, such as free publicity and book deals.
Example: The big book publishers love it when one of their newly signed authors has a ready platform. By platform, I mean a waiting audience to hear from the author’ s platform. A blog is one such platform. If you build a popular blog as your platform, and then go after a book deal with publishers, you can bet that they will take note.
So far, you’ve discovered three main ways to benefit from your blog.
Tomorrow you’ll learn a bunch more, including ways to directly profit… so stay tuned!
A make money Online Project – Day 2: How to Profit from Your Blog
Last time we touched on three ways to profit from your blog. And even though this
course is all about making money through affiliate offers, I want to continue with this
discussion so that you’re aware of the many ways to make money with your blog.
Indeed, even though you’ll make money as an affiliate, in the future you may want to incorporate some of these other methods. Read on…
Make Money with AdSense
Google has a program called AdSense, where they allow you to display
marketer’s pay per click ads on your blog or website. When your visitors click on any of these links, you make money. The advantage with Adsense is that you don’t even need to pre-sell your visitors, because you get paid for the clicks on the ads and not the sale.
While this is one the quickest and direct way to monetize a blog, it shouldn’t be your first choice. That’s because if you’ve chosen a good niche and you’re sending highly targeted traffic to your blog, then you should be able to make more money by selling affiliate products.
Sell Advertising and Links
Instead of using AdSense or placing affiliate links on their blog, some blog publishers opt to sell advertising.
Generally, this means that they sell banners and text ads to people in their niche. Some bloggers also sell product reviews, but this can get into shaky legal territory if it’s not done correctly. If this appeals to you, you can put a link on your blog where you present your advertising opportunities. You can also sell your space on blog-advertising
networks like blog ads.com. You can even sell your ad space via eBay.com or CraigsList.org.
Create and Sell Your Own Products
This is one of the most profitable ways to monetize a blog. Instead of promoting an affiliate offer and just keeping a fraction of the profits (generally a 50% commission for digital info products), you promote your own products and keep 100% of the profits.
You can create these products yourself. You can hire a ghostwriter to create
them for you. Or you can even purchase the rights to other proven products
(via resell rights or private label rights). Whatever you choose, you get to keep all the profits.
Use CPA Offers
Another option and method to monetize a blog is by offering CPA (cost per acquisition) opportunities.
This is where you get paid when one of your visitors performs a specific action,
such as filling out a form. You can find these sorts of opportunities on sites like
Now you have a good overview of most of the popular ways you can make money with your blog.
In Day 3 you’ll get an in-depth look at how to make money with affiliate offers. Stay tuned!
A make money Online Project -Day 3: How to Choose a Niche, Part 1
As you know, the model you’re using to make money with your blog is to promote affiliate links on your blog.
However, many beginning affiliate marketers make the mistake of choosing a product or two and then building a blog around that product. Then they must figure and find buyers for the product.
Problem is, there may not be a demand for the product. Or there may not be an easily
reachable niche market. Or perhaps it’s a “one hit wonder,” where you can get interested readers to purchase this one product – but you can’t figure out what else to sell to them.
So, here’s what you can do to find buyers.: Find a hungry market first. And once you’ve determined that a market exists – and these folks are already buying products and services – then you can figure out what to sell them. (This means you try to sell them products that solve their problem on what they’re already buying).
In this lesson and the next two lessons you’ll discover ways on how to find and then choose a niche. So, Read on…
How to Find a Niche
Ask around about how to find a niche, and some people will tell you to follow your passions. Others will tell you to follow the money.
Here’s an idea:
Start with your passions… but then find out if they’re profitable.
That’s a great way to start making money, yet you’re also working in a niche that you have a passion for.
So, the first step is to uncover a niche. Let’s start by brainstorming. Answer the following questions.
Don’t put limits on the answers to the questions.
Indeed, you should list as many answers as possible for each question.
Brainstorming a Niche
- What are your favorite topics of conversation?
- What was your favorite topic in school?
- What job do you work now?
- What job do you wish you had?
- What kinds of sites do you check out regularly and/or have you already bookmarked them on your computer?
- What kinds of TV shows/channels do you like to watch?
- What types of magazines do you subscribe to?
- What are your hobbies?
- What do you spend your expendable income on?
If you had $1000 to spend right now to spend on yourself, Just for fun – what would you do with it?
What are your favorite books?
If you could take three full college courses, what subjects would they be in?
What topics do you know a lot about?
What topics do your friends ask you about?
What type of public events & seminars do you like to attend?
List your other interests:
Today’s task: Complete the above questionnaire. Once you’re done with it, you
should have several possible niches that interest you and/or that you know a lot
Next time you’ll find out if these niches are profitable!
A make money Online Project -Day 4: How to Choose a Niche, Part 2
If completed yesterday’s assignment, then you should have a list of potential markets, niches or topics.
Now let’s work on refining and reducing this list down by doing some markets research.
In other words, you’re about to find out and uncover which of your potential niches is profitable –
and which ones you should discard. Read on…
How to Tell if a Niche is Profitable
Sometimes a marketer finds niches that seem to have very few other marketers actively working in the niche. And the first thing the market sees is dollar signs, as he believes he found an “untapped” or “unexploited” niche. Maybe you’ll have the same experience and the same thoughts. If you happen to have this experience, you should consider that maybe the niche really been explored fully or instead, perhaps the reason why there aren’t other marketers taking advantage of it is because there isn’t any money in the niche.
When you become a more experienced marketer, you’ll be better able to tell if a niche is untapped or merely unprofitable.
For now, however, I suggest that you look for niches with plenty of marketers in them. That’s because a lot of marketers selling a lot of different kinds of products generally points towards a profitable niche.
Here then are some ways to determine if a niche is profitable…
a) Check Marketplaces
If you’d like to sell information products (i.e., eBooks), then check out the
Clickbank.com marketplace. Simply go to www.clickbank.com/marketplace.
Then you can use the search function at the top of your screen (“Find
Products”) to uncover niche products.
What you must do is enter your broad keywords as a search term.
Example: Gardening, dog training, weight loss, quilting, horses… and so on.
For the moment, you just want to see if there’s an interest in the broad market (and then you can narrow it down to a tighter niche later, based on what you uncover during all this research).
Now look at the results. Typically, the products near the top of the results are the more popular products. So, if you see several products on the same topic at that top of the search results, that’s a very good sign – it shows there is some demand, and that there’s a market buying the products.
Another marketplace you can visit is Amazon.com.
This applies to if you are selling digital information products or physical products. Again, just enter your main keywords and the products that appear at the top of the page tend to be the best-sellers. If you see a lot of products that you can offer, then consider it a good sign.
Today’s task: Research Click bank and Amazon as described above.
Tomorrow you’ll discover all the other steps needed to research your potential markets!
A make money Online Project -Day 5: How to Choose a Niche, Part 3
Last time you started learning about the different ways you can research a market to see if it’s profitable.
Let’s pick up where we left off…
b) Search Google
This is simple – Just enter your broad keywords into Google (such as “bodybuilding” or “weight loss for women”) and see what comes up. You’re looking for two things:
1. The organic results. These are the regular search engine results. Pay special attention to the most popular sites (those that appear on the first page). What are these sites selling? If many of the top sites are directly selling products or services in your niche – or if they carry ads for products and services for you niche or keywords – that’s a good sign. And if they’re selling similar or related items, that’s a clue about which kinds of products are popular in your niche.
Secondly, look at the competition. Are there plenty of sites in the results? Again, that’s generally a good sign, because it shows that there is demand for those keywords.
2. The sponsored results. You also want to check out the paid ads that appear at the top, bottom and along the sides of the results. If there are only a couple ads, be worried. But if all the ad slots are taken, that’s good – because marketers don’t spend money advertising if there are no willing buyers.
c) Do a Keyword Search
Next, check out a keyword tool like WordTracker.com, MarketSamurai.com or
your favorite tool. Enter your broad keywords. Do you see a lot of results? Do you see indication and proof that people are looking to buy?
Example: You might see searches that show up for product names (e.g., [product name] review).
If you discover a lot of searches and you also notice that some of them are from buyers, that’s a good sign.
Example: A search used like “buy [product name]” is a good indication that the searcher is a real prospect rather than a tire-kicker.
d) Check Offline Publications
Now start to check out offline publications related to your niche market. For starters, are there magazines devoted just to your market?
Example: If you’re interested in dog training, then you’d
quickly notice several dog-related magazines (like Dog Fancy).
That alone is a good sign. But you also want to browse through popular magazines for your niche and see what type of paid advertising appears in these publications. This will give you a clue about what’s hot in that market right now.
e) Check out and keep an eye out for other forms of paid Advertising.
Listen to the radio and watch TV. Are there any channels or stations related to?
your market? If not, can you find any interesting or specific TV programs that relates to your nice market?
Example: Take the example of dog-training again: Just a quick look across a variety of channels (including Animal Planet) reveals several dog-training programs, just as Cesar Milan’s “Dog Whisperer” program.
And if you watch the commercials, you’ll see plenty of paid advertisements for paid products. Trade Shows and offline commercials clearly indicate there is a demand for products in the market.
f) Check out Marketplaces that are offline.
Finally, you can look to marketplaces in the real world to see if there is a demand for you niche. You can look for retail stores retail or entire sections in big retail stores devoted to your niche market.
You should also look for events that are not online. Like trade shows, conferences and workshops in your market.
Once you do all the research described in this lesson and the last, it will quickly become clarity on which of your potential markets have the most profit potential. If you have a couple that seem to be equal, then just choose the market you think you’d enjoy the most.
Today’s task: Complete the research as described above.
Until Next Time In the next article we will cover how to choose your domain and create your WordPress Blog
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