(Part 1 in a series of 2)
Today I want to give you some perspective in regard to making money with blogs (you don’t have to be using WordPress)…
(Watch this video…)
-Web traffic (from SEO, links from other blogs, etc)
-Additional income stream (via direct monetization with AdSense, paid ads, affiliate links, etc)
-Authority/Influence/Positioning (see lesson #38)
-provides little or no value to the visitor
-games the search engines
-often automated, mass produced
2) Be a paid blogger
-Pay per post route
-OK, but would be better to focus on building a business
3) Direct monetization
– contextual ads (ie. AdSense)
– Affiliate links (ie. product reviews)
– tip jar/donation link
– paid placement ads/sponsors (ie. display ads and text links*)
(see video for examples of each… pros, cons, etc.)
*Be careful about selling text links, as Google may penalize sites that buy or sell them.
-Comparison of John Chow, Shoemoney, and Problogger
-What is Gary Vaynerchuk doing differently?
1) Decide if you’re going to integrate a blog into your business.
2) Decide which method of direct monetization fits best with your blog.
Remember, I’ll be covering the most important points in the next lesson. If you’re starting a new blog, wait until you’ve seen the next lesson before going all out on it.
As always, you are welcome to post your questions and comments below 🙂
Have a great day!