We’re seeing it more and more: people around the world are harvesting the power of the internet to make money online and become digital nomads.
And no, this isn’t just a daydream!
The truth is it is possible to make money as a blogger! That’s right. How does waking up whenever you want and going to work wherever you want (and wearing whatever you want while you work, even PJ’s!!!) sound? Well it can be more than just a pipe dream…it can be your reality!
The thing is, it’s not going to happen overnight. You’re going to have to put in the work and time. But as long as you’re serious about it, it is possible to do.
You can become the CEO of your life! You can become a full-time money making blogger!
There are some things you must do though to make money as a blogger.
First and foremost, you have to have a blog, of course! Click here for an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to start your own money making blog using SiteGround as your host.
Now that you have that out of the way and your blog is all set up and ready to go, let’s make sure you’re setting up your blog for success and taking care of a few important things before launching your blog.
And now you might be thinking, “okay, I purchased hosting, have my blog all set up, and followed a few steps to make sure it’s as successful as possible and ready for launch…now what?”
Well, what comes next is making money!
Bloggers are always curious about what the best ways are to make money from their blog, and the truth is the most important thing comes down to your blog’s main content: your posts.
There are certain things you’re going to want to include in each blog post that will make it possible for you to start making some money as a blogger, and I’m letting you in on what those things are.
Here are some things you’re going to want to make sure you’re including in every single one of your blog posts in order to become a full-time money making blogger:
This post contains affiliate links to keep my blog up and running!
To learn more about affiliate links, click here.
A Headline that Draws in Readers
Titling your posts with a headline that will draw readers in is probably the most important thing you can do to make money with your blog posts for one reason: if your headline is boring, who will want to click it? Yup, no one.
I’ve done my fair share of research on how to make sure the content I’m putting out there is good, quality content, and I even wrote an entire post on it myself!
The truth of the matter is that first impressions are super important. And, the first impression that will be made on your content will be made on your titles because they’re the first thing your readers will see.
You always want to make sure your titles are short and to the point, clear at stating what your post will be about, and enticing.
A boring title means no clicks on that post, but a title that serves as an interest factor means more clicks, which means more views, which means more chances to make money!
I’ve said it a thousand times before and I’ll say it again, affiliate marketing is the easiest way to make money blogging, and the best part is that it’s passive income!
Once you’ve joined some affiliate programs, you want to add your affiliate links into your posts whenever possible, and a good rule of thumb is to try to add at least one affiliate link to each post (just make sure you’re also adding a little blurb at the beginning of your post to disclose that you’re using these links!)
Going off of this, you obviously want to make sure those affiliate links actually relate to your post. You don’t want to write an entire post on organization and then randomly throw in an affiliate link to a hotel service you promote. Make sure your affiliate links make sense so that you don’t lose trust with your readers.
If there are absolutely no programs you’re an affiliate for that would make sense to put into a specific blog post, then just try to interlink to other blog posts you’ve written that do have some affiliate links in them.
Still struggling with affiliate marketing? I was too, but then I came across the ebook How to Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours. I’m not kidding when I say this ebook changed. my. life. (and my affiliate marketing strategy too!!)
This ebook promised to teach you the exact strategy you’d have to use to make your first affiliate sale in 24 hours, so naturally I soaked the entire thing up. After testing out the strategy myself, I was beyond excited to find I had made my first affiliate sale in less than 24 hours!
This ebook completely changed the way I view affiliate marketing, and has been the number one cause of me making affiliate sales!
And to read my honest review of this ebook, click the link below:
Interlinking to Some of Your Other Blog Posts
Interlinking to other blog posts means you’re simply adding a link to one of your blog posts into another one of your blog posts. This will encourage readers to check out some of your other posts (in a simple way too) instead of just reading the post they clicked on and exiting out of your page.
Interlinking also is super important for your bounce rate. Your bounce rate is how many times people navigate to your blog, read one blog post, and then leave. Obviously you would want your bounce rate to be low because that means your audience is checking out more than just one blog post when they visit your blog.
By interlinking your posts you’re making it very simple for your readers to navigate to other posts you’ve written instead of just finding the information they’re looking for and continuing on with their day.
Interlinking is also really good for your SEO, which will help your blog rank higher in search engines and, in turn, bring more traffic to your site! You can read more about SEO and how it works HERE. (See what I did there? That’s interlinking!)
Interlinking is such a simple way to make money from your blog posts because you’re giving your readers more of a chance to visit other blogs you’ve written, and those other posts you’re directing them to can be full of affiliate links or may even link to a product you’ve created yourself and sell – who knows?! The possibilities are endless.
I’ve already written an entire post on SEO so I’ll keep this bullet point short and sweet, but a great way to ensure you’re making money off your blog posts is to focus on your SEO.
By making sure your site and your posts are properly optimized, you’ll receive a higher ranking on search engines. And, of course, a higher ranking will mean more traffic to your blog. This will help increase the chances that your ads are being seen, your affiliate links are being clicked on, and the products you’ve created are selling.
Ads Throughout Your Writing
Many people get a bit nervous when it comes to adding ads to their site because they don’t want to come off as spammy. However, they fail to realize that it is possible to add adverts to your site without them completely taking over.
As long as you’re not throwing an ad on your site in absolutely every place possible then there’s no need to worry.
Depending on the ad network you’re using you can either get paid by people simply viewing your ad, or by people clicking on it, so obviously if you’re placing these ads within your blog posts themselves you’ll increase your chances of making money from them.
Depending on how long my post is and what type of post I’ve written I’ll scatter 2-3 ads within my posts. If the post is just pictures, like my Travel Photo Diaries for example, I won’t add any ads because it won’t look good.
Multiple Pin Pictures
It’s not enough to just write a quality post – you must share and promote your post as much as possible so it gets seen.
A great way to share your posts is on Pinterest (and an even better way is by using Tailwind to make sure you’re increasing the amount of traffic your Pinterest profile receives!)
By creating multiple different pin images for each post, you’re giving your post multiple opportunities to be shared. Plus, it’s been proven by numerous bloggers that some images will simply attract more people and get shared more than others, so it’s nice to give yourself some options.
Sharing your posts as often as possible will help bring more readers to your posts, and more readers mean more opportunities for them to see your ads and click on any affiliate links you’ve included in those posts.
An Email Opt-In Form
Whether you have a big audience or not, it’s super important to start collecting emails immediately.
Think about it. You may have social media accounts for your blog and you may have tons of followers on those accounts, but the thing is you don’t own those platforms.
At any time and for any reason that platform can shut down with no notice whatsoever and then bam! All your followers are gone.
If you have an email list though, you own that list. It can’t be taken away from you. The reason why this is so awesome is even if one day your Instagram account gets deleted along with all your followers, you’ll still have your reader’s emails to connect with them and reach out to them that way.
And what’s good about having an email list is that you can directly send them things like products you’re selling or encourage them to click on your affiliate links so you can easily make money from your blog!
By having email opt-ins right in your blog posts you have a higher chance for your readers to sign up (plus they’ll love that it’s so easy to do so!)
Watch The Money Roll In
By making sure each of your blog posts have these 7 things within them, you’re setting up your posts in the best way possible to make money.
Like I mentioned earlier, blogging takes time and work. You’re not going to see overnight success, and you’re definitely not going to make money if you’re not first laying out a solid foundation.
As long as you’re including each of these things within your posts though, you’ll soon start to see not only an increase in your audience, but an increase in your profits.
I know I gave you a lot of information up above, so now I’m going to lay it out for you as easy as possible.
Click below to download your FREE checklist that includes all 7 things you must be adding to each blog post so you never forget any behind!