Make Money Blogging By Helping First
What would you say to this…
Tutors Make More Money Than Lawyers!
Since my doc assumed I had all day to sit around, I was stuck reading thru old magazines like Good Housekeeping.
I know sad, but don’t judge me, when you are that bored even good housekeeping will work lol
Then I saw my chance to grab the Smart Money magazine and that’s when I read the article about how tutors make more money than lawyers because they are in such demand now with all the kids falling behind.
Tutors make more because they are helping people.
That got me thinking about how this can apply to blogging.
“to get what you truly want, you must help people get what they want”
If you want to make money with a blog for the long haul you MUST help as many people as you can succeed with their blogs first.
You must sell YOU… selling you gives you full control of your product with no surprises in the future.
With all the changes with Google lately, making money the old ways can get difficult…
Selling ads on your blog isn’t controlled by you.
Selling Adsense is most def not controlled by you.
Do these things work?
Yes of course, but how long will they work? How much tweaking and changing and updating are you doing to stay ahead of all the changes that come up week after week?
When you sell you, none of these things are an issue.
Here are 4 ways you can sell YOU and make money blogging now and long into the future.
Once you start to see some results with your blog in a certain area, then you can start to offer consulting services to your readers.
– If you driving big traffic numbers, then offer how to get traffic help.
- If you are getting good ranks, then offer SEO help.
- If you have learned how to kill it with Social Media, then offer SM help.
You can consult people on anything you want, as long as you REALLY ARE seeing results in that area.
How you deliver that consulting is up to you. For me I use Skype calls and they get recorded for the client has the option to go back and listen again if needed.
Be creative with what types of consulting you can offer, just make sure it is for something that is helpful to your target audience.
Selling services works the same as selling consulting, but now you are selling something that you can do FOR your clients.
What are you good at?
– Good at design? Sell blog design and graphic design services.
- Good at SEO? Sell SEO services.
- Good at writing? Sell article, press release and blog post writing services.
Again once you think about what you know and can do you can come up with many services you can sell that fit your target audience perfectly.
Sell An eBook
Want to sell what you know in a more hands off way?
Selling an eBook is a great way to share what you know, that is setup/written once and can be sold on auto pilot for a long time into the future.
One thing I will say is when writing an eBook, make sure to be clear and descriptive about what your teaching.
I should be able to read your eBook, and take action with the information you shared with no added guess work involved.
A BIG benefit to selling eBooks is you can now sell them on Amazon and Kindle.
Again, make sure your eBook is targeted to YOUR audience and fixes an issues that are having if you want to make money blogging for a long time to come.
Sell Your Own Product
Instead of just selling an eBook, why not sell you own product?
This can be an information product like a course or a membership site or even an app or plugin.
– Have an idea for a WP plugin?
– Have to much information to share in just an eBook? Then develop a full blown product like a video training course.
– Set up a membership site and share what you know now and what you will know in the future with your customers.
Selling a product is just like selling an eBook, service or consulting, the only difference is how you are packaging and presenting it to your readers.
The Wrap Up
How you decide to SELL YOU, is up to you, all 4 strategies I shared work.
Some people like a more hands on and will sell services and consulting. Some people like a more set it up once and that’s it.
They all work, they are all selling YOU a product you control and will always have full control of.
Now I am not saying that selling ads or selling Adsense won’t work, but if the majority of your income is coming from ads and Adsense alone, then you need to re-think your blog business model Right Now!
If you want to make money blogging today, tomorrow an long into the future then be the Tutor and help.
What you say? Let me know your thoughts in a comment below