Say what? You mean, after all this time where I show you how to make money with your blog, I spill the truth that you really can’t make money this way?
Not so fast. Of course, there HAS to be a catch. And there is. 🙂
One thing I want to make sure that people realize is that when you make money as a blogger, you’re really not making money by blogging.
Oh, Say It Ain’t So!
In my April income report, I said I made $21,677.92 last month. But, how much of that did I actually make from the physical act of blogging? The answer isn’t $21,677.92. Far less actually.
See, blogging is simply the art of writing. Building traffic. Generating conversation. The only income that comes directly from these things are advertising and some affiliate income. Perhaps that is why so many aspiring probloggers never think beyond these two sources of income.
The truth is that most of the income potential from blogging lies in what you do AROUND your blogs. You use the blogs to build up traffic then you funnel that traffic into offers.
3DayMoney is a video course I created. It makes me money. It is not a blog. It is a product I send my blog traffic to.
Making Offers = Income
Most bloggers make the mistake of confining themselves to the paradigm of (1) write a crapload of stuff for free, (2) build up traffic, (3) throw up ads, (4) cross fingers and hope it works.
It can work. It does work. Last month, it looks as if I would have made (on the high side) $10,437.38 if I did nothing but that. That’s advertising and affiliate income combined. These income streams are based primarily on eyeball quantity and a percentage of them converting through little to no action of my own other than simply content production. Also, keep in mind that much of that affiliate income happened because of my mailing list. So if I simply sat there and blogged and didn’t have a list (which many bloggers don’t), I would have made only $6,858.66 (advertising only).
The other $11,240.54 I made last month was because I have my own products. I make offers. And I sell things to my audience.
Is that technically making money by blogging? I’ll let you decide.
But, I will tell you this. If you want to magnify your income substantially without necessarily having to build up a blog to many thousands of visits per day, this is how you’re going to need to do it.