Want to make money from blogging? Here’s how it worked for me
Look, before we go any further, I’ll tell you the truth about how much I’ve earned so far.
Are you ready? £15. Yes! £15 that could just as easily be yours!!! That (as far as I’m concerned, friend) makes me a pro. Which, in turn, qualifies me to tell YOU how do it, right? And think yourself lucky I’m not trying to sell you my eBook ‘How to make more than £14 with my £15-Google-system‘ for $47!
Joking aside, it’s fun to see my grand earnings total rising inexorably day on day. And I’m not even trying, really I’m not.
So here’s the ‘mu:kaumedia guide to making easy money like what I do:
1) Set up a WordPress blog
2) Blog regularly about an area you’re interested in and (most importantly) that will interest other people
3) Make sure your basic post SEO is good (keywords in titles, headers and content)
4) Anticipate what people will be searching for in your area of interest and blog about it before they start searching
5) Sign up to Google adsense and splash a small block of ads on your site in a non-intrusive position
So how exactly did I make my Google fortune?
Way back in Jan 2009, someone invited me to the new, ‘invitation-only’ music streaming service Spotify. It didn’t take a genius to work out that something as groundbreaking as Spotify + invitation-only membership was going to lead to a pile of people looking for invitations.
I then wrote a couple of quick blog posts with titles like, er.. “How do I get a Spotify invitation?” and some useful links (plus offer to give away the invites I got when I signed up).
Result? Lots of visitors to give those invites to. Followed by Spotify dumping about 600 more invitations on me to give away for them. Followed by lots more people looking… followed by people placing links to my post in various forums and sites.
Eventually, I ran out of posts but that didn’t stop the people coming. In the end, I posted a link to a page that, oddly enough, by-passes Spotify’s invite page altogether (I still can’t work out why they left it open??). And still the people come at the rate of 1000+ a day. And most of them go away happy.
After 8 months of traffic, I decided to sell my soul to Satan and put some ads on my site. Result? Vast sums of Adsense revenue.
So if I can do it, so can you. Why, if I had me 10 blogs running… and I was actually doing it seriously, who knows how much money could be made each month? £150? More, if I had no qualms about the nature or quality of my content or affiliate marketing scheme…or…or.. the mind boggles. The only thing I didn’t do was put the ads on earlier. Heck, I might be blogging this from my yacht in the Caribbean if I hadn’t wasted those 8 months of traffic.