Blogging to make money can not be accomplished by simply creating a blog, throwing some affiliate links on it, and waiting for the sales to roll in. A money-making blog starts with a focused mindset and clearly demonstrated intentions to the blog reader. Without either your efforts will tend to be greater while your results likely will not measure up to your own expectations. In any event, a money-making blog will need to be backed up by a consistently focused effort on your part and this starts with your own mindset.
Here are 3 areas you will need to address with the proper mindset and required skills that will help make your blog a financial success.
If you intend to create a money-making blog you must adopt this mindset so all your actions will be focused to achieve this goal. Without this definiteness of purpose and focus your efforts will be more ‘scattershot’ and less effective. The net result will be the investment of more effort and the acceptance of more frustrations until you do finally succeed.
Understand that your blog is a marketing platform and maintain it as such. This platform is where you will both promote and deliver whatever goods and services you may be representing. Every post and every layout adjustment should have the ultimate goal of increasing your sales.
Post on Marketable Topics
As mentioned earlier each post you make should be targeting the ‘financial’ growth of your blog. Now, this is not to say every post should convince the blog reader to make a purchase but they do need to at least ‘set the stage for future sales.
The topic of your posts should always be relevant to whatever you may be promoting either directly or indirectly. And with that said you need to be sure you are promoting a marketable commodity and not just wasting your time trying to sell something people do not want.
Learn to Write Persuasive Sales Copy
Do not be shy about making sales pitches on your site because this is your intention and they need to be made clear to visitors. The need to focus on developing your copywriting skills is a must to be more persuasive with your readers.
Remember you wanted money making a blog and the only way this is going to happen is by consistently promoting your products. Of even GREATER importance, however, is the need to maintain a blog that continues to supply readers with quality content for without this they will not return. This is your priority since without traffic you have no business.
Blogging to make money can be both financially rewarding and self-satisfying as well. If your intention when creating a blog is to earn an income you will want to clearly convey this message to the blog reader. To do otherwise will only increase your efforts and frustrations thereby resulting in little or no income. By understanding and addressing the 3 areas we spoke of here today your mindset and blog will be properly synchronized to earn you an income. In the end, it is simply a matter of maintaining your focus on what your intentions are and clearly conveying this to the blog reader.