By Angela Booth
You can turn a blog into an entire home business. Many people have already done so, and you’ve heard their success stories online. Most of them didn’t reach their success overnight. They started exactly where you are.
Over the past 10 years I’ve created many blogs, and I found three keys to profitable blogging.
Here they are.
1. Keep Creating (Good) Content Which Gets Results
People reach your site by finding your content online, and this means that you need to create new material regularly. There’s no way around this.
The good news is that if you create very specific content, in order to achieve a specific purpose, you can create set-and-forget blogs which will keep working for you long after you’ve created them.
I’ve been guilty of creating content just for the sake of it myself. However this strategy doesn’t work. You need to create content which has a particular aim in mind and which gets the results you want.
2. Get Traffic: Keep It Simple
There’s nothing complex about getting traffic. You can buy traffic, or you can get “organic” traffic from the search engines, social media sites, and other sites.
Ideally, you’ll aim to get traffic from many sources. Create a plan which will enable you to get traffic you want, at the price you want to pay, and then constantly test your results.
3. Develop an Exit Strategy: the Money Is in the Sale
Your website is an online property, and as such you can sell it at any time. Commonly, you can get 10 to 15 times your monthly earnings. However, you can earn much more depending on the potential the site is showing.
If you create an exit strategy before you create a new site, the big benefit is that you know what you’re aiming for. You know what your goals are, how much money you want to make, and that you can offer the site for sale as soon as your site nets enough income.
So there you have it. Three keys to a profitable blog. Put them into action, and you’ll be pleased at the results.
You can make make blogging both FUN and profitable. Angela Booth’s been blogging since 2000, so she knows what works. She’s developed many blogs, as well as a method, which she teaches in her Lazy Rich Blogger blogging guide. This method works. To learn more, join Angela at her popular blog, the Blogging for Dollars Blog at http://www.dollars2blog.com/blog/ — join thousands of successful bloggers today.
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+