Professional Blogging Blueprint
This seems to be the basic skeleton, or professional blogging blueprint one needs to follow in order to make blogging / website ownership profitable.
1) Develop your niche idea. And I mean niche. Not just motorcycles, but early 1980′s Suzuki sportbikes. Not just cell phones, but Android cell phones on Verizon network.
2) Register a domain name, and construct a basic webpage template. Clear usability is the ideal, not flash or aesthetics. If you’re looking to woo an audience with gorgeous graphics, they might not be terribly concerned about the content you write.
3) Write a Main Website Article centered specifically around one keyword phrase that your thorough research indicates has the following traits:
- has low competition,
- is a phrase that is adequately searched for
- is at least 500 words in length
- you can locate a few public domain or royalty free images to post in your article
4) Create the following accounts / entities:
- another WordPress site
5) Use an article spinning software tool to spin 5 different versions of that Main Website Article and post them to these 3 content-based entities, and have them link to your Main Website Article. This is backlinking. Along with Search Engine Optimization, backlinking is your lifeline to (free, organic) search traffic and is crucial to this professional blogging blueprint.
6) Create the following social media entities for your Main Website:
7) Write a few microposts to these social media entities to further spread the word about your Main Website Article. Hell, write a few for each: find a few good summary sentences from your Main Website Article and publish Facebook posts/ tweets using these sentences as microposts. Pin the good images you were able to locate and publish on your Main Website Article on Pinterest, perhaps others will click through to your article. This is another example of backlinking.
8) Find blogs that are similarly themed to your Main Website, and offer comments of substance regularly. If you can provide good, regular comments, that blog owner could take notice of you in a positive light. She/he could then be a potential ally to help you publicize your Main Website. Everyone needs content.
Repeat Steps 1 through 7 for every article you write. This is a repetitive step in this professional blogging blueprint.
Also, begin to incorporate Affiliate Marketing into the mix. Promote other people’s products that will earn you a commission. Provide reviews of these products so you’ll be coming from a position of knowledge. Merely throwing up banner links on your Main Website to affiliates will be effective 0.0000002% of the time. Do you click banner ads often? Neither do I, and you shouldn’t expect your audience to either. Instead of occupying valuable website real estate to worthless banner ads, fill that space with a thank you message, or an invitation to subscribe to your blog rss / Facebook / Twitter entity. Also (or instead of) post a clear message to contact you for any help or questions.
You will hopefully gain rank in the Google PageRank system, will see traffic increase slowly but surely. Wait until you make more than a dollar a day from Google AdSense before celebrating vigorously. This could very take 6 months or more. Your goal is to generate income in the 6th month that will equal or exceed income from the previous 5 months.
Create a new niche website, and rinse and repeat.
How to Make The Real Big Bucks
The amount of revenue you can realize using this fundamental structure is somewhat limited, but is necessary in order to begin Phase 2.
Phase 2: Create your own informational product
Based on all your content creation and learning you’ve achieved in this nebulous Phase 1, you’ll become a Subject Matter Expert. To really see the money flow in, you need to create your own info product: Written ebook, workbook, video series, webinar, smartphone application, membership site, et cetera. You will charge anywhere from $19 to $999 for this product, depending on:
- how good it is
- how much it helps people improve their lives
- how much it helps people make more money themselves
In a nutshell, that is what being a webpreneur is about.