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I second that.I love all the chatter in this thread about how it's so easy to start a blog and make money from it.
As someone who makes money from his blog every month with 0 effort, let me tell you, it's definitely not a matter of "just get started to writing"! It took a long time to get to that point, and it was a hard road.
Even with my experience creating a successful, revenue generating blog, getting a larger organization to start a profitable blog has been incredibly difficult.
Like everything else in Entrepreneurship, be very wary when anyone tells you "how easy it is".
If you seriously want to go down the road to blogging, it will help your business for sure. Just don't expect any results for about 5 months after 24/7 effort. IF everything goes well, that is.
Traffic will diminish over time unless you keep re-engaging and keeping the content fresh. As you mentioned, it's a fact of the biz.It seems more practical these days to use it as a tool rather than it be your business.
That is correct.Traffic will diminish over time unless you keep re-engaging and keeping the content fresh. As you mentioned, it's a fact of the biz.
If you choose blogging to create a sustainable means acquire customers, you need to be ready to commit to creating great content for your blog for *years* to come. That means creating systems and processes for creating and publishing amazing content and getting really good at writing (or hiring writers, which is very difficult).
It really is a long term commitment if you want to see real results, imho.
That's why my blog has stalled. I was not prepared to write content in that niche for years to come. Just the thought of writing more content makes me anxious.
Something to consider before you "just get started writing".
You're posts are incredibly annoying to read.You guys are lost...
Take a look at https://www.buysellads.com/buy. You can see what small to (very) big sites charge for their advertising in various categories. Just keep in mind that is what they charge, not everything will sell at that rate. But it will give you an idea of the possibilities.I'd love to see some of these blogs you speak of so I can look at how they market and monetize. (Not copying their site...copying their strategy/process.)
I removed him from the thread.You're posts are incredibly annoying to read.
Post your blogs in this thread so we can see the genius that is TheGrind or gtfo
Edit: Let me clarify why they're annoying so you can work on it... They provide no value to the topic that Vigilante brought up.
Edit #2: And after going through your profile its quite obvious you have a negative mindset and rarely if ever post something constructive or worthwhile... Even you requesting a refund for your insiders membership is pathetic and rude.. MJ was even working with you when he didnt have to.
What are you here for?
For all intent and purpose of this thread, lets stay on the topic of having the business be the blog rather than just using the blog as a tool for a business.I removed him from the thread.
Anyway... Back to the topic.
Forms of revenue besides actually posting essays and articles?As we have already discussed, ad rev is one way to get good income via blog. We know this requires a large amount of regular traffic and a specific demographic.
What could be some other forms of revenue?
I already know the answer to this but for the sake of conversation let's shoot.
IMHO, Ad revenue is not a good way to monetize a blog or any other content website, unless you are dealing with millions of page views (e.g. ViralNova, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, etc.)As we have already discussed, ad rev is one way to get good income via blog. We know this requires a large amount of regular traffic and a specific demographic.
What could be some other forms of revenue?
I like being an affiliate for one of the partners of my niche site. We talked for a while on Skype about it and negotiated a rate. Technically it's affiliate marketing, but that's a bit more personal than just going on Amazon and signing up.You have little control with Affiliate Marketing so most wouldn't consider it "Fastlane"
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